2015-10-15 E-Edition

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Criminal trials start Monday

Attempted murder, drugs, robberies and burglaries, rape and other sex cases are just some of the offenses set on a criminal trial docket for Clarke County Circuit Court that starts Monday at the courthouse in Grove Hill. Here are the dockets for Judge Gaines Mc- Corquodale and Judge Robert Montgomery. Judge McCorquodale Deeotis Megeal Dubose, receiving stolen property second degree. […]

Dressing up for fall in Grove Hill

Street and business decorations in Grove Hill herald the arrival of fall. The photo at right is of decorations in front of Town Hall. The town’s annual Pioneer Day festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 31. See details in a story below. Photo by Jim Cox

First animal shelter director resigns and a new one hired

Donna Gates was approved Tuesday morning by the Clarke County Commission as the new director of the county Animal Shelter. She replaces Shonda Gardner, who resigned Oct. 1 after being approved for the position on Sept. 8. Gates is the leader of the Friends of the Animal Shelter volunteer group, who has advised commissioners Stan Hutto and Jackie Ray Rush […]

Clarke spared but neighbors hit hard

Roland Cooper, Bladon Springs parks closing

Five state parks, all in south Alabama, are closing due to legislative budget cuts for the 2015-16 fiscal year. The closings will almost certainly impact Clarke Countians. One of the parks, Roland Cooper, is on the Alabama River near Camden and draws fishermen and outdoor lovers, RV users and renters of the cabins there. Bladon Springs in Choctaw County across […]

Clarke driver’s license office may be busier

Clarke County’s driver’s license office in Grove Hill was spared closing in a sweep that saw 31 offices close across the state due to budget cuts. The closing of offices in the neighboring counties of Choctaw, Washington and Wilcox counties likely means that the Grove Hill office will be even busier on the two days it is open. The closures […]

A spooky Pioneer Day this year?

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free. The goals of the festival include educating the public on how the early settlers of the area lived […]

Ghost Walk is this weekend in T’ville

The 10th annual “Ghost Walk” festival will be held this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17 in downtown Thomasville. The event was inspired by the ghost stories of the late author and storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham (1918-2011), who grew up in Thomasville. Ghost story hayrides will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 8:30 p.m. on Oct. […]

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Flu shots will be available. A country dinner will be prepared by Winnie James. HIPPY Health Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. HIPPY Site on Clarke Street. The 10th annual “Ghost Walk” festival will be in downtown […]

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 6-13 include: Marquell Rashaun Kimbrough, 18, burglary third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Chad Demond McGhee, 36, disorderly conduct, $202 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Denis Marcel Morris, 46, attempting to elude police, speeding 25 mph. over the limit, possession of a […]