Emmogene Mason McVay, 76, of Grove Hill, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born July 18, 1942 to George Garrett Mason and Mary Belle Franks Mason in Grove Hill. A member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill, she was a retired seamstress. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother […]



Gene Rivers, 68, a native of Walker Springs and a resident of Chicago, Ill., departed this life Monday, May 6, 2019, at Symphony Health Care Facility. He was born Jan. 16, 1951 to the parentage of the late Reuben Spears, his stepfather, C.J. Hunt, his father, and Dollie Rivers Spears. Gene attended Alberta Elementary School in Walker Springs and Harper […]



Darren Zaven Law, 54, affectionately called “Poppa,” answered the Master’s call on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. He was born Aug. 29, 1964 to the late Ruby and Silas Law. Darren attended First Baptist Church of Whatley. He was a graduate of Clarke County High School in the Class of 1982. During his high school years, he helped his dad as […]



William Earl Fendley, 85, of Thomasville died May 18, 2019 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born April 4, 1934 in Thomasville. He was the owner and operator Fendley Motors in Thomasville for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dot Fendley; two sons, Bobby Fendley and Randy Fendley; brother, Melvin Fendley; two sisters, Carolyn Roberts and […]



Charles Jackson “Jack” Granade Jr., resident of Mobile passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from complications of ALS (aka “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”). He was 75 years young. Jack was born in Attalla, Ala., on Monday, February 28, 1944 to Charles Jackson Granade Sr. and Elizabeth Donald Granade, and spent most of his childhood in Grove Hill, along with his […]

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United Way to have Clarke County office

These volunteers pulled out their paint brushes and rollers to help paint the interior of the new Clarke County Outreach Center for United Way of Southwest Alabama. The center, in the office long occupied by Dr. Dewey Chalk on Clark Street in Grove Hill, will provide space for United Way agencies that serve the county and was made possible by […]

Commissioners want specifics on hospital

A delegation from Grove Hill Memorial Hospital updated Clarke County commissioners on the hospital’s financial situation at Monday’s work session and asked for whatever help the county could give. The request was open-ended and some commissioners would state after the meeting they needed more concrete financial information as well as specifics as to what is needed. Interim CEO/Administrator Kenneth Larrimore […]

Graduates on the march!

The music of “Pomp and Circumstance” is being heard around the area as high schools hold commencement exercises. Clarke County High School’s graduation is Friday, May 17 at 6 p.m. at Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. Ninety-four seniors will receive diplomas. Morgan Keel is valedictorian and Carly Carpenter is salutatorian. Clarke Preparatory School’s 27 seniors will receive diplomas at the […]

JHS students’ rape charges dismissed

Charges against five Jackson High School males, accused of raping a 14-year-old female on the school grounds have been dismissed. District Judge J. R. Morgan dismissed the charges following a preliminary hearing before only immediate family members at the Clarke County Courthouse May 8. However, a number of people were said to be at the courthouse, apparently in support of […]