2017-11-22 E-Edition

Autopsy results delay investigation into infant’s death

An investigation into the discovery of a deceased infant discovered in the trunk of a car continues . Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor said Monday afternoon that further charges against the mother of the child and driver of the car, Jalesa Gaines, will be explored when autopsy results are available. Gaines, 23, of McIntosh, was charged with abuse of a […]

Strange BUT TRUE

How dense is that fruitcake again?

* It was 20th-century French philosopher, author and political activist Jean- Paul Sartre who made the following sage observation: “If you’re lonely while you’re alone, you’re in bad company.” * It seems that the Mets would be hands-down winners of the prize for the shortest MLB team name, but they actually have one of the longest names. It’s just that […]

GH Council finally Oks ’17-18 budget

The Grove Hill Town Council passed the budget for the current fiscal year Monday night, almost two months late. The budget anticipates $2,669,374 in revenues and $2,694,374 in expenditures. Sales taxes are estimated to increase about five percent, based on historical trends as well as the opening of the new Purple Cow convenience store next year. A two percent raise […]

Black Friday adoption specials at animal shelter

The Clarke County Animal Shelter will host a Black Friday Adoption Event Friday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. For more information prospective adopters can contact the shelter via email at clarkecoshelter@gmail.com or by calling 251-275-1055 or on the shelter’s Facebook page. More information on adoption specials can be found on the shelters Facebook page beginning Nov. 23. […]


The new Purple Cow convenience stores are taking shape. Above, the building is going up in Jackson on the site of the old Jackson Steakhouse on Highway 43. Below, foundations and driveways are in place for the one in Grove Hill on the old pallet mill site on Highway 43 South. There has been a little difficulty with entrances for […]


A two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 43 and Low Road drew lawmen, ambulance personnel and the Fulton fire truck last Thursday, Nov. 16 just before 5 p.m. Elroy Alford was apparently crossing at the intersection in the pickup and was struck by a car driven by Lashayveion Marie Welch. Alford’s pickup was hit in the side and the […]

Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast

Since I was a child, my day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast has always been the same. I pick out a bowl and place a layer of moist, vegetable-studded dressing, green beans or cabbage, corn, a slice of turkey and a dollop of cranberry sauce. I warm up my “Turkey Bowl” in the microwave and enjoy a few moments of solitude before everyone else […]

Church News

Cedar Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a love program for Rev. Georgia Nash Jackson and the Amazing Grace Deliverance Church Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. given by Rev. Scottie McBride, pastor of Cedar Point. All choirs, groups and soloists are asking to register at the door and render an A&B selection. If you are not able to […]

What did God put around the Tree of Life to keep Adam and Eve away?


1. Is the book of 1 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. To keep Adam and Eve away after the Fall, what did God place around the Tree of Life? Smoking pits, Deep moat, Cherubim with flaming swords, Walking vipers 3. In 2 Samuel 12, what personality did God name Jedidiah? David, Amos, Solomon, Joab 4. […]