2014-12-04 E-Edition

T’ville native competes on ‘Redneck Island’ reality TV show

Jami Leigh Henderson, 25, a Thomasville native, is one of 24 competitors on the fourth season of the reality television show, “Redneck Island.” The first 90-minute episode will be broadcast at 9 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 on the CMT Network. Formerly Jami Leigh Owens, she was born at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and graduated from Thomasville High School in […]

GH Mayor Pro Tem Jackson appointed to fill mayor’s post

Town’s first black mayor, second female

Grove Hill Mayor Pro Tem Cynthia Jackson was appointed Monday night as the new mayor of the town. She is the first African- American mayor of Grove Hill and the second woman to serve as mayor. Jackson will serve out the remaining 22 months of the late Levon Hicks’ term. Council members Pat McGraw, Verria Beckham and Phyllis Barnes voted […]

Golden Dragon files objection to recent vote to unionize

Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group has filed an objection to the vote of its employees to unionize. Employees at the new Sunny South plant on Nov. 7 voted by one vote, 75 to 74, to join the United Steelworkers. Golden Dragon is a Chinese company and the $100 million-plus plant is the first venture into Alabama for a Chinese […]

Inmate’s antics flood judges’ chambers

Accident on Hwy. 43

Grove Hill to host Christmas parade Thurs.

The Grove Hill Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. The theme will be “Christmas through the Ages.” Think Nativity Scene, the ’50s, ’60s or even futuristic. The parade will line up on Church Street at 2:30 p.m. in front of Clarke County High School and will begin at Cobb and Jackson Street across from the Clarke […]

GH hospital’s tree lighting is Tuesday

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be Tuesday, Dec. 9 in the lobby of the hospital. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will include refreshments. A special scroll with all names of those honored or memorialized will be posted in the hospital lobby. Proceeds from the Tree Lighting are used to purchase state-of-the art […]

Clarke County will turn 202 on Dec. 10

Clarke County will turn 202 years old on Dec. 10. The county was established on that date in 1812 as a county of the Mississippi Territory. It is one of the oldest counties in the state, predating Alabama’s statehood in 1819 by seven years. Clarke County was named for Gen. John Clarke who commanded Georgia troops in the Creek Indian […]


Mrs. Rosanna Hill Bullard, 96, died Nov. 28, 2014 at Signature Nursing Home at Whitesburg Gardens in Huntsville. She was born May 30, 1918 to Henry Samuel Hill and Susanna Jackson Hill of Suggsville. Early in her life she became a member of Saint Peter Baptist Church and remained a member until her passing. On February 6, 1938 she married […]