On April 3, 2019, the amazing 100-year life of William H. Williamson came to an end. He was a longtime resident of Mobile. He was born Oct. 8, 1918 in Mount Vernon with time spent growing up in Clarke County. He served in the United States Air Force in World War II and was stationed in New Guinea. Upon discharge, […]



Arsie Brown Moore, 79, a native and resident of the Good Hope Community of Jackson was born March 27, 1939 to the parentage of the late Strawder Brown Sr. and the late Mrs. Janie Dubose Brown. She departed this life March 26, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of […]



Jessie Edward Mills, 75, of Jackson passed away April 1, 2019 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born in Mobile on June 24, 1943 to Cecil and Verna Mills. An avid golfer he also enjoyed hunting and working on Volkswagon cars and was affectionately known as “The Volkswagon Man.” He was a member of the First Baptist Church […]



June Rudder Fleming, 76, of Tuscaloosa, entered into eternal bliss on March 28, 2019 with her family by her bedside. Her memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Catherine Collier and the Rev. David Meginniss officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home and Cremations, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. […]



Francis Earl Powell, 79, of Grove Hill, passed away March 30, 2019 at his residence with his wife of 60 years by his side. He was born May 13, 1939 in Suggsville to Kossie P. and Agnes Hicks Powell. A graduate of Clarke County High School, he received a B.S. degree in business administration and a minor in Marketing from […]



George Grey Hare Sr., 86, passed away March 25, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Hare; his daughter, Leslee Hare of Pine Lake, Ga.; his sons, G. Grey Hare Jr. of Montevallo and Walt (Carol) Hare of Woodbridge, Ga.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Catherine (Robert) Cope of Pike Road, Ala.; his brother, Clyde (Barbara) Hare […]



Jerry Leon Clark, 79, of Grove Hill died March 25, 2019 at his home. He was born April 24, 1939 in Grove Hill to Haston Clice and Kathleen Clark. He was a retired storeroom clerk of thirty-seven years with MacMillan Bloedel, Inc. He was an active member of Tompkins Baptist Church where he served as deacon emeritus. He is survived […]

Legislature eyes repeal of education standards

A bill to abolish the Common Core standards used in Alabama schools passed the Senate 23-7 March 21. The bill is sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston. The bill came out of the blue with no superintendents of education or other educators being consulted beforehand. Common Core standards are learning benchmarks students are expected to meet at […]

Montana wreck case delayed by attorney’s illness

It was already unusual enough that a Montana accident case was gearing up to be tried in Clarke County this week and then the case took another unusual turn; one of the lead defense attorneys became ill and had to be hospitalized. However, the proceedings to trial appear to be undeterred. The civil case, one of motor vehicle negligence, is […]


Courtney Jacque Adams, 34, a resident of McIntosh, affectionately known as “Black,” departed this life Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Tuscaloosa. He was born Sept. 1, 1984 to Georgia Adams and Lonnie Matthews. Courtney served in the United States Army after graduating from McIntosh High School in the Class of 2002. He was an avid Crimson Tide fan. He leaves […]