Alice K. Lollar, 70, departed this life June 3, 2019 at Brookwood Medical Center, after a courageous 30-year battle with cancer, trusting the Holy Spirit to guide her. Alice was born to the union of Albert and Katherine Smith Kirksey in Grove Hill. She accepted Christ at an early age, and was baptized at Orange Hill Baptist Church in Grove […]



After almost a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer, Adna Crear Anderson III, “Chuck” or “Papa”, 74, passed away on June 7, 2019. He was born April 25, 1945 in Meridian, Mississippi and raised in Jackson, Alabama. He graduated Jackson High School in 1963 and earned his BS from the University of Alabama in 1967. There, he served in and eventually […]



Linda Jowers, 73, passed away on June 3, 2019 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. She was born on Sept. 10, 1945. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 56 years, Johnny Jowers; her children and their spouses, Cathy and Butch Black; Rena and John Clibrey; Denise and Roger Deas and Chris and Manley Jowers; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters and their […]



Bettye Lambert passed away on Thursday June 6, 2019 at a local hospital. She was a native of Coffeeville where she attended Clarke County Training School and graduated in 1952. She went on to receive a undergraduate degree in education at Alabama A&M, then received a Master’s degree in education in 1973. She was a member of Iota Phi Landa, Beta […]

2019-06-06 E-Edition

United Way’s Outreach Center opens in Grove Hill

United Way of Southwest Alabama officials are excited to have a new “Outreach Center” in Clarke County that will provide a place for partnering agencies to work out of to serve people. A ribbon cutting was held at the new facility at 118 Clark Street in Grove Hill May 29. It is located in the yellow house that was for […]

$2.9M grant a boost for T’ville hospital

Rumors had project slowed or stopped but Tuesday’s grant assures continued work

In recent weeks a lot of people have speculated that work had slowed or stopped on the new Thomasville Regional Medical Center’s construction. Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day, the chief cheerleader for the privately-owned facility, posted on social media at one point that work was being done on the inside and the backside, hence no activity was visible from the front. […]

Grove Hill man hospitalized after cottonmouth bite

The snake was only about 12 inches long but happened to be one of the most poisonous snakes, a cottonmouth moccasin. A bite on one of Jamey Dunagan’s little toes sent him first to the Grove Hill hospital and then on to a hospital in Mobile. The incident happened late Sunday afternoon at Little Grove Hill, a community of cabins […]

Man dies in wreck on 4-wheeler Sunday in Perry’s Chapel

A four-wheeler accident Sunday afternoon was fatal for a Perry’s Chapel community resident. A second, separate four-wheeler accident later that same evening injured a 15-year-old. Roland “Dick” Pruitt, 63, died when the vehicle rolled over with him on it as he was riding up a hill from his fish pond to his home, said Clarke County Coroner Mitchell Finney. The […]

Choctaw County man dies when tractor struck by SUV on Highway 84 Saturday night

George Franklin Mason, 57, of Silas, was killed around 8:35 p.m., Saturday, June 1 in Isney in Choctaw County. Mason was driving a Ford farm tractor when he was struck from behind by a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer being driven by David Maurice Mosley, 56, of Pennington. Mosley was not injured. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 84, about one half […]