2017-04-27

2017-04-27 E-Edition

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Governors pay respect

Gov. Kay Ivey and former Gov. Fob James attend Joe McCorquodale’s funeral

Among those attending Joe C. McCorquodale’s funeral Friday, April 21 were Gov. Kay Ivey, former Gov. Fob James and a number of current and former state officials and legislators. They were at the First United Methodist Church to acknowledge their respect to the 24-year legislator who served two terms as speaker of the Alabama House and was an unsuccessful candidate […]

CBS News crew follows Congresssman Byrne’s town meetings tour




Congressman Bradley Byrne regularly visits communities across the First Congressional District so his stop in Grove Hill last week wasn’t unusual except for the fact that he had a CBS This Morning crew in tow. CBS Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes and a cameraman and soundman spent the day with Byrne Thursday, April 20, making stops in Excel, Grove Hill […]

School board to buy 20 buses




Many Clarke County public school students will have new buses to ride on when the new school year begins. The county school board agreed to purchase 20 new buses at its April 20 meeting. The buses are being purchased from Ward International of Mobile for a price of $77,233 each, the same price as the last buses purchased. The total […]

Big day in Grove Hill Saturday

Firefighters hosting first annual Fun Day

Grove Hill firefighters are planning their first annual “Fun Day” for Saturday, April 29. The event is a way to showcase the Grove Hill Fire/Rescue Department to the community, to have a little fun and to hopefully raise funds for the department as well. The event will be held at the fire station adjacent to the Grove Hill Town Hall […]

CCHS Old Timers Reunion at school



The Clarke County High School Old Timers will meet in the CCHS Cafeteria Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite covered dish, register and pay $3 for expenses. If a person attended CCHS for only a short time – he/she is an Old Timer. The Class of 1967 is the honored class. The Class […]

Here & there around the county



POST EASTER SNAP? The “Easter snaps” of folklore usually come before Easter but we must be having a post Easter snap. A small storm system rolled through Saturday night bringing much needed rain but also cooler temps. Sunday was cloudy and breezy with temps in the 60s but the wind made it feel cooler — almost cold, in fact. Monday […]

Chapman



Tracy Chapman, 50, of Grove Hill made his earthly transition April 18, 2017. He was born Jan. 23, 1967 to Mary Ann Chapman and Thomas Earl Chapman. He was a devoted member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church in Grove Hill where he was a musician. Tracy was a member of the Clarke County High School Class of 1985. […]

McDougle



Krystal Lynn Cunningham McDougle, 42, of Coffeeville traded time for eternity April 18, 2017. She was born Nov. 7, 1974 to Vina Gilmore Cunningham and Ralph Cunningham. A member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Salitpa, she served on the church program committee. Krystal enjoyed writing, fishing and spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish her memories are […]

Nettles



Velma “Mae Lee” Primm Nettles, 71, of Vredenburgh answered the Master’s call April 24, 2017 at Monroe County Hospital. She was born Dec. 2, 1945 to John and Alma Mc- Cants Primm. She united with Pine Flat Missionary Baptist Church in Hybart at an early age, remaining a faithful member serving as a choir member, treasurer of the Missionary Society […]