2015-06-25 E-Edition

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Community Garden utilizes unused space in downtown T’ville

B & H Auto Parts has kept Grove Hill vehicles moving along for 50 years

How many brake pads have been pushed across the counter, how many hydraulic hoses and how many automobile batteries? The numbers would literally be in the tens of thousands because the parts business has been in full swing at B & H Auto Parts, Inc. for 50 years this month. The Grove Hill parts store, now a NAPA dealer, officially […]

Clarke County’s unemployment rate second highest in Alabama at 12.4%

Clarke County had the second highest unemployment rate in the state for May, trailing only Wilcox County, which consistently holds first place. Clarke County’s rate in May was 12.4%, which equates to 1,010 people without work. The rate rose 1.6% from April when it was 10.8% and is nearly as high as it was a year ago when it was […]

Commissioners give $200,000 for new industry

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide an appropriation of $200,000 to the City of Jackson Industrial Development Board for the establishment of the new iSpice Foods Inc. manufacturing plant. The money comes from county funds restricted to economic development and tourism, said county attorney Bruce Wilson. The iSpice plant will be located in the former New Era building […]

Man files claims against town for not arresting him after December accident Lawn mower accident fatal for longtime pole co. owner

The Town of Grove Hill received two claims on May 14 for personal injuries substained by George Franklin “Trey” Reynolds, who was involved in two accidents on Dec. 15, 2014. One claim is for $200,000 and the other for $100,000. The town council heard of the claims from Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks during a June 15 work session. According to […]

In mourning for fellow AME church

Black ribbons were placed on the front doors of the Wilson Chapel AME Church last Thursday after the horrific shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Wednesday evening where nine people were killed. See Jim Cox’s column on Page 4A for a commentary on the tragedy.

Holiday events in T’ville and Jackson

Events celebrating the Fourth of July are slated this Saturday in Thomasville and next Friday in Jackson. Thomasville events Saturday’s events in Thomasville are labeled a “Hometown Celebration” and include a lot of activities:  The annual Firecracker 5K Color Run/Walk will be held at 8 a.m. downtown. Cost of the run is $35.  The annual Children’s Patriotic Parade […]

Community Calendar

A retirement celebration for Patricia (Patti) Stifflemire, Court Referral & Drug Court will be Friday, June 26 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. She will be honored for 39 years of service at the Drug Court Office at 100 Court Street in Grove Hill. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System will be hosting an Introduction to Home Beekeeping Workshop. The goal […]


Horace Brown, 64, transitioned into eternity on Saturday, June 13, 2015 while at his Manila community residence. He was born on May 10, 1951 to Freddie and Bessie Hunt Brown. He was a member of St. Matthew No. 1 Baptist Church in the Manila community of Jackson where he served as a deacon. He married Gladys Davis and was blessed […]