2014-07-24

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Baugh-Barnes to wed Saturday in Demopolis



Amy Christine Baugh and Jason Vince Barnes will exchange wedding vows Saturday, July 26 at 6 p.m. at Gaineswood in Demopolis, with a reception immediately following at The Coplin Building in downtown Demopolis. In the event of rain the ceremony will take place at The Coplin Building. Miss Baugh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Baugh of Grove […]

Dollars & Cents

‘Eat more chicken’ gaining ground

Consumers around the globe are apparently heeding the advice of the black and white cow in the clever ad by Chik-fil-A. They are eating more chicken. And a recent release indicates chicken will soon supplant pork as the world’s most consumed meat. About two weeks ago, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) reported that chicken is predicted to […]

Celebrates 94th birthday



Area Church News



Tompkins Baptist Church Vacation Bible School will continue Thursday, July 24 and end Friday, July 25 for ages 3 years to 6th grade. Family night will be Friday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “Jungle Safari.” For more information, call 1- 251-275-3736. Knights Chapel Gymnasium of Millry will have the battle of the praise dancers along with motivated […]

Conner-Kurtz wed on Pensacola Beach



Harli Brooke Conner and Braden Scott Kurtz exchanged wedding vows Friday, July 11, 2014 at 3 p.m. in Pensacola, Fla. Family members and close friends were in attendance. The bride is the daughter of Tracy and Rob Goodman of Grove Hill. She is also the daughter of Alvin and Jodi Conner of Camden. She is the granddaughter of Faye and […]

Community Calendar



The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Committee is sponsoring a Cooking Contest Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the ALFA Building in Grove Hill. This year’s category is Pound Cakes. Cash awards will be given to the winners in the county contest. First place winner will be eligible to enter the annual Alabama Heritage Cooking Contest held in Montgomery […]

’57 Jackson Hospital Auxiliary cookbook has good recipes




The old cookbook is missing its cover and is dogeared and stained. Handwritten notations dot the pages, clarifying this or that recipe and sometimes just declaring one “good.” “What’s Cooking in Jackson” was published by the Jackson Hospital Auxiliary in 1957, based on the auxiliary officers from those years listed in the book. The preface states, “When the Jackson Hospital […]

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Non-fiction — history and family stories — help define who we are


He Says that he spent most of his life reading and studying nonfiction. From time-totime, somebody will say things that will stir an interest in all that again. For example, he recently was asked where he is from. There are several possible answers. He moved to Clarke County from Atlanta in 1998. Or, a deeper answer is that he was […]

Greasepit Grammar

A $45 baseball stadium

Newspapers have an ancient policy regarding big numbers: Don’t throw a long string of digits at your readers. Spell out part of it. Thus, the United States’ projected budget is generally written as $3.7 trillion, not as $3,700,000,000,000. That makes it shorter and more understandable. The danger, especially in the absence of effective copy desks, is that somebody will forget […]