2015-04-09 E-Edition

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‘Widowmaker’ cause of tree cutter’s death

A tree cutter was killed in a woods accident near Campbell Monday afternoon. Ron Baggette, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, said Phillip Cowan of Sweet Water was working for Lower Dixie Timber, cutting small trees in an area off Strawberry Road near Campbell. Cowan cut a tree that wedged in the forks of another tree and when […]

Death and injuries in separate accidents

Treasures in the basement

Court records bound in old brown covers date back to the 1820s. Walls of antique metal file cabinets hold loose papers from court proceedings. Deeds, marriage licenses and other records are located in the probate judge’s vault on the main floor of the Clarke County Courthouse and are overseen by the probate judge and the judge’s staff. These records are […]

Novel based on real events from 1930s

Jodie Cain was a 16-yearold student at McGill- Toolen High School in Mobile back in the 1990s when she went to see her grandmother to do what she expected would be a routine assignment on someone who had lived through the Great Depression. She expected to hear the usual stories of tough times but the story her grandmother, “Granny,” told […]

New batting cage OK’d; land bought for park

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday to spend $3,335.88 for a new batting cage at S.P. Hudson Park. The total cost of the batting cage improvements, located near Gibson Field, will be $16,370. The Dixie Youth League is using $6,198.24 remaining from a $9,000 grant from former State Senator Marc Keahey, a $3,500 grant from the Clarke County Park […]

Annual county cleanup events slated April 18

The annual Spring Clean Up will be held April 18-25 in cities and communities throughout Clarke County.  On April 18 in Grove Hill, free trash bags, water and refreshments will be available for participants. All trash and litter should be taken to the trash dumpster which will be located behind town hall. No tires, household garbage, construction debris, hazardous […]

License fees rollback won’t help trooper shortage

A bill was passed in the Alabama State Senate to roll back the recent increase on driver’s license fees. Officials with the State Troopers and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) say the refund will reduce necessary revenue, which funds both troopers and state license offices. State Troopers are critically understaffed and operating with less than half of the needed […]

Both drivers injured in wreck

Two drivers were injured the morning of April 1 on Highway 43 in Grove Hill at one of the entrances to Dunn’s Shell Station. Police arrived on the scene at approximately 9:28 a.m. According to the Grove Hill Police Department, Oscar Lamar Washington, 28, of Gainestown, was driving a 2013 GMC Sierra truck, traveling North in the outside lane of […]

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Public Library located at 108 Dubose Avenue will hold genealogy classes every Wednesday in April from 2 until 4 p.m. For more information call the library at 251-275-8157. Coffeeville Trade Day is Saturday, April 11 from 9 until 4 p.m. at Town Hall. Come buy and sell booths are $10 each and $15 with electricity. There will also […]