2017-09-28

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Billy makes another sale



Scotch Plywood of Fulton celebrated 52 years with a luncheon for employees and others Sept. 20. Fulton’s favorite son, Billy Fendley, took advantage of the large crowd to sell raffle tickets giving away $500 at the Fulton gospel singing Oct. 7. Proceeds will benefit the Fulton Fire Department. People who know Fendley know how aggressive he is about selling tickets. […]

Tenn. church shooting prompts security talk

Local pastors, church members wonder what more they can do


The shooting at a Nashville, Tenn. – area church Sunday that left one person dead and several injured prompted local pastors and church members to comment on security measures within their own churches. Dr. Tony Meinhardt, pastor of Grove Hill Baptist Church, said the church utilizes several members as ushers who patrol the church during services, checking doors and the […]

ALABAMA KUDZU

Pushed in ’30s, ’40s, it took over!


In the 1930s and ’40s, County Agent O. C. Helms was extolling the virtues of kudzu. Kudzu sprouts were shipped in and thousands were planted by county farmers. It had a dual purpose: Good forage for livestock and it spread rapidly and would help control erosion. The key words here were “spread rapidly.” It did. And is still spreading. The […]

Pres. Trump’s visit doesn’t help Strange; Moore wins easily

Faces Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12


Twice-ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore captured the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in a special run-off election Tuesday. Moore polled about 55 percent of the vote statewide to appointed Sen. Luther Strange’s 45 percent. Clarke County’s vote mirrored the state, giving Moore just over 56 percent. The county breakdown was 1,481 votes for Moore and 1,153 votes for […]

Coffeeville Mayor Cox resigns post




Coffeeville Mayor Robert H. Cox tendered his resignation at what was to have been a town council meeting Tuesday night. Cox, an employee of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, supervises the lock and dam operations on the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville and Demopolis. He told council members that the resignation is due to “personal issues and career opportunities” he has […]

County’s budget ‘down to bone,’ next, ‘boil bone’




The Clarke County Commission adopted a budget of just over $11 million Tuesday. The budget for fiscal 2017-18 is $11,069,272. That is over $1 million less than last year’s budget of $12.38 million and considerably less than the 2015-16 budget of $14.6 million. However, there had been some controversy last year over the way the budget was figured as compared […]

Dirty water plagues some GH residents




Some residents of Grove Hill apparently have, and have had for a while, problems with cloudy and dirty water coming through the town’s system. Complaints on Facebook and other social media sites are of wash water ruining clothes, stopping up in-house lines, causing hard-to-remove stains in toilets and more. Some people say they have resorted to bottled water, that they […]

Wilson benefit singing at Sage



A Benefit Singing will be Saturday, Sept. 30 at Grove Hill’s Sage Auditorium for Gary Earl Wilson, who is battling cancer, father of Shane Wilson of Grove Hill. The featured groups will include Glory Road, Ray Skinner and his picking friends, the Lavern Mott Pickers, “Bob Chaney’s” one-man band, Jimmy Skinner, Dale Goodman, Rickey Baugh and other pickers. Doors will […]

Beck



Nora Lee Motes Beck, 95, passed away Sept. 19, 2017. She was born March 8, 1922 to the late Jim and Fannie Motes. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of Jackson. Mrs. Beck was extremely loved and cared for by her extensive family. Survivors include her children, Christine Hayes, Sylvia Powell, Shelia Powell and John “Tony” (Rhonda) […]