2016-06-02 E-Edition

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Driver escapes but two passengers drown in Ala. River at Gainestown

A Friday morning accident that claimed the lives of two Clarke County men remains under investigation according to reports from the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. The office was alerted early Friday morning when boaters discovered Melanie Duff clinging to a tree near the bank of the Alabama River downstream from the Gainestown landing. Duff, a Coffeeville native, who was the […]

One-man observance for Memorial Day

When Rev. Jack Wright learned that there would be no public Memorial Day service in Grove Hill he took it upon himself to mark the day personally. At 3 p.m., the time decreed by Congress to recognize those who died in service to their country, he saluted the flag and played Taps at the World War I monument in front […]

Aimee Moore running for District 5 council seat

“I am passionate about Grove Hill’s future and, as a result, I announce my intention to run for District 5 of Grove Hill’s Town Council” Aimee Moore said in announcing her candidacy. She is seeking the seat currently held by John Reid who is not seeking reelection. “It is my belief that the foundation of any thriving town should include […]

Alabama’s smallest county seat towns

Grove Hill not the smallest ... but close!

People sometimes remark about how small Grove Hill is and then they express amazement again when they learn that it is the seat of government for Clarke County. Grove Hill is among the smallest county seats in Alabama — not the smallest (least populated) but close to it. Here’s a listing of the 10 smallest county seats in Alabama. Read […]


Wintry York Faile, 91, of Fulton passed away May 23, 2016 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 8, 1924 in Salitpa to Edwin T. York and Florence Beck York. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Fulton. She was a clerk at the Fulton Pharmacy. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Harvey Ray) Brunson, Grove […]


Willie Ray Overton, 69, of Fulton died May 27, 2016 at his residence. He was born July 29, 1946 in Peacock, Ala. He was a truck driver for Scotch Lumber Company. Survivors include his wife, Jackie Overton, Fulton; one son, Will Overton, Grove Hill; two daughters, Sylvia Fuller, Whatley, Angie Wright, Jackson; three stepdaughters, Chasity Thrash, Jackson, Tassa Powell, Bashi, […]


Willie James Hawthorne, 68, died May 27, 2016 in Grove Hill. He was born April 24, 1948. He was employed with the City of Thomasville. He leaves to cherish his memories four sisters, Annie Marie (Edward) Lyles, West Palm Beach, Fla., Henretta (Charles) Davis, Selma, Gloria ( John) Young, Miami, Fla., Betty Hawthorne, Thomasville; two brothers, Henry (Eula) Thomas, Opa […]


A military funeral for James Luman Kornegay Jr., who died May 24, 2016 will be held at the Alabama National Cemetery on Highway 119 just north of Montevallo Friday, June 3. A reception will be held prior to the funeral at the American Village Rotunda, just north of the cemetery on Highway 119, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The […]

Card of Thanks

The Family of Vera M. Gates would like to thank all our family and friends for all the kindness and love that you’ve shown us during the sickness and death of our dear mother. Special thanks to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Staff and Southern Care Staff. Bruce and Darlene SmithDoug and Jane GatesTerry and Reta SmithRex and Kathy DaileyJerry and […]