2017-04-20 E-Edition


Ronnie Keahey accepted a plaque and praise from Mayor Cynthia Jackson Monday evening for his years of service to the town as its municipal judge. Recently retired as judge, Keahey was honored with a reception that drew a large turnout. His son, Marc, and daughter, Amy, as well as Town Magistrate Helen McRand spoke. Keahey may be retired as judge […]

Joe McCorquodale dies at age of 96; funeral to be Friday

A two-term speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives and an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1982, Joseph Charles McCorquodale Jr. — “Mr. Joe” to many — died at his Jackson home Monday afternoon, April 17. He was 96. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. Visitation will begin at 9:30 […]

Congressman Byrne’s Grove Hill meeting will be 10th of 11 in 4 days

Congressman Bradley Byrne will be in Grove Hill Thursday afternoon, April 20 for what will be the 10th of 11 town hall meetings in four days across the First Congressional District. Bradley will meet with constituents at 2 p.m. at the Gilmore Senior Center. The meeting is open to anyone who wants to attend. Bradley will talk about national issues […]


The home of Eric and Jessica Jordan at 141 Poplar Street in the Pine Acres subdivision burned the evening of April 12. Firefighters battled a totally involved fire at left and pull smoke from the house above. The Jordans have young children and lost everything in the fire.

Business owners disappointed with promo billboard’s wording

Some downtown business owners who advertised on a new Grove Hill promotional billboard are not happy, saying it does not accurately direct motorists to the downtown area as they understood it would. Sharon Reynolds of The Gift Gallery and Kate Jordan of The Medicine Chest expressed their concerns at the town council work session Monday afternoon. The town purchased half […]

Council discusses possible fireworks for around the 4th

Grove Hill council members talked Monday about some type of Fourth of July celebration for the community. Town Clerk Priscilla Collinsworth said she checked with vendors who put on fireworks shows and was told that the Fourth is already booked up and unavailable. You have to request that date earlier to get it and it costs a lot more to […]

Annual spring cleanup is Saturday

Grove Hill’s annual spring cleanup will be held Saturday, April 22, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Anyone wanting to participate and pick up litter and trash should come to the Chamber of Commerce office and get free trash bags and gloves. Water and refreshments will be provided to participants. All volunteers who pick up trash are asked to stop by the […]

Here & there around the county

A BUSY DAY SET APRIL 29: Two big events are slated, Clarke County High School’s annual Old Timers Reunion and the Grove Hill Fire/Rescue’s first annual “Fun Day” event. See details on the events elsewhere. SPRING CLEANUP: This Saturday is Grove Hill’s annual spring cleanup day. See the story elsewhere for more information. Coffeeville held its annual cleanup day this […]


Larry Darnell Lynch, 53, a native and resident of Ensley, Ala. departed this life April 11, 2017 at Oakwood Nursing Home, Bay Minette. He was born Oct. 8, 1968 to the parentage of Mrs. Nettie Mae Williams Lynch and the late Fred Lynch. He was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Tensaw, Ala. He attended Baldwin County Training […]