2016-10-06 E-Edition

Fulton salutes area military veterans

Area military veterans, ranging in ages from the late 50s into their 80s, were honored at the beginning of the Fulton Fire and Rescue’s Annual Gospel Singing Saturday evening. The veterans marched from First US Bank to the front of the Town Hall where they and area emergency responders were recognized. An evening of gospel music followed with many groups […]

Jackson gets full term as GH mayor

First black elected as a Clarke County mayor; election significant in predominantly white town

Few people were present at Grove Hill Town Hall Tuesday night when Cynthia Jackson made town and county history by being the first black to be elected mayor of a county municipality. Jackson defeated Robyn Blaylock in Tuesday’s runoff 301 to 233, a victory margin of 57%. She had lacked just six votes of defeating Blaylock and two other challengers […]

Big Mike’s steak best in Alabama!

Big Mike’s Steakhouse of Thomasville has been named the winner of the 2016 Alabama’s Best Steak contest. The Alabama’s Best Steak contest kicked off July 18 with a nominations round that generated votes for more than 140 Alabama restaurants. The eight most-represented restaurants moved on to compete in the “Elite 8” Facebook photo challenge where fans “reacted” to their favorite […]

Picking 1,000 pumpkins in Coffeeville

Harvest time came to Coffeeville last weekend for a crop rarely grown in southwest Alabama: Pumpkins! More than 1,000 pumpkins were grown and harvested by David Montgomery. Montgomery is a resident of Mobile but frequently travels to Coffeeville to help his father, Charles Montgomery, maintain their family farm. “My grandparents, Clint and Versie Montgomery, faithfully planted this land for decades. […]


James Maybanks Cleiland Jr., age 89, of Jackson, passed away Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 2, 1927 to Maybelle and James Maybanks Cleiland Sr. He retired from Vanity Fair where he was a shift supervisor for 40 years, also served as a police officer in Jackson and was a U.S. Navy veteran. An avid […]


Teresa Anne Noble Norris is resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus today after battling a long and courageous fight against cancer. She was born in the Tripoli Army Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 07, 1955 and died at home in Opine, Alabama on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. She was 61. Preceding her in death, are her parents, William […]


Funeral services for Randall Robert Brunner, 56, of Jackson, Alabama was held Friday, September 30, 2016 beginning at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler. Burial followed in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Mr. Brunner passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Mobile, Ala. He was a social worker for Homestead Hospice. Survivors include his daughter, […]


Angela “Angie” Flowers, 48, of Monroeville passed away Sept. 23, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. She was born Dec. 11, 1967 in Grove Hill. She had been a resident of Monroe County for 16 years. She was a member of the Chilton Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her son, Anthony Alvin […]


Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Carolina Cook Whatley, 96, Atlanta, Georgia died on Sunday, October 2, 2016, at her residence, following several years of declining health. Born on May 11, 1920, a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Betty was educated in the North Carolina public schools and the University of North Carolina in Greensboro where she earned an AB degree in chemistry. […]