2016-11-03 E-Edition

Yes, there’s an election on Tuesday

Finally, after over a year of campaigning, voters will elect a new president Tuesday, deciding between either the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, or the Republican, Donald Trump. It has been one of the bitterest and strangest campaigns in history with the billionaire Trump, running for public office for the first time, is competing against a former First Lady, former U.S. […]

Changing of the guard

A mayor and four council members from across Clarke County marking their last week in office

All the interest and focus is on the presidential election coming up Tuesday but changes closer to home will be happening Monday, the day before the election, as new municipal councils take office around the county and state. With new officeholders coming on, several long-serving ones will be stepping aside. Here is a run-down of the officeholders who are retiring. […]

Trial readied in case of man shocked by Alabama Power line

A case that could take two to three weeks to try if it comes up next week is one against Alabama Power brought by a man who was injured when he was shocked by an Alabama Power electrical line in Grove Hill on Sept. 12, 2012. The case is set for a jury trial next week in Clarke County Circuit […]

CPS homecoming

The Clarke Prep School homecoming court was presented at the game on Friday night. The court members are (L to R): Rebecca Norman, seventh grade maid; Cydnee Phillips, freshman maid; Abigail Finch, junior maid; Sam Stabler, 2016 Homecoming Queen; Margaret Bradford, senior maid; Malli Clanton, sophomore maid; and Cassidy VanWinkle, eighth grade maid. The Gators beat Wilcox Academy 52-0. See […]

Oldest county bank, two more closing doors next week

Last Friday, a lone customer was being waited on at a teller window in the cavernous bank and one vehicle was being serviced in the drive-through. The scene in today’s downtown Jackson branch of First US Bank is a far cry from decades ago when the bank, then Jackson Bank and Trust Company, was the bustling only bank in town […]


Mrs. Pearlie B. Chapman, age 89, a native and resident of Grove Hill was born June 23, 1927 to the parentage of the late Colonel Dickinson, Sr., and the late Hulda Virginia Coates Dickinson. She departed this life October 27, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Zion #2 Baptist Church. She was a […]


Oneal Primm Campbell was born Nov. 3, 1938 in Monroe County. She was the seventh child of Alma McCants and John Primm. Mrs. Campbell departed this earthly life for eternity Oct. 19, 2016. She began working at Mobile Infirmary Hospital, remaining for more than 40 years. A housekeeper, she moved up the ranks to be a supervisor at the time […]


Billy McCaskill Sr. departed this life on Oct. 20, 2016 while in Birmingham. Born Dec. 31, 1949 to Jim and Jimmie Lou McBride McCaskill in Dickinson, Mr. McCaskill was 66 years of age. He met and married Shirley Berry, supporting his family working as a bridge welder. He loved sports, dating back to his high school days as quarterback and […]


Marilyn Gates Barnes, 54, of Dickinson died Oct. 26, 2016 at her residence. She was born Aug. 14, 1962 in Jackson to Willie Samuel and Vera Murl Gates. Survivors include her husband, Curtis Dale Barnes Sr.; five sons, Curtis (Leigh) Barnes Jr., Clint (Amanda) Barnes, Keith Barnes, Cody Barnes, Wesley (Kaylee) Barnes, Dickinson; brother, Doug Gates, Grove Hill; four sisters, […]