Agnes Keebler Young, born in Plateau, died on June 24, 2019 in Wasilla, Alaska where she spent the last two years of her life. Agnes, affectionately known as “Aggie”, was a member of Plateau Baptist Church. She graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile. She loved to work! Agnes had worked at International paper Company, Brookley Air Force Base, Eglin […]



John Timothy Fletcher, 20 of Pine Hill died June 21, 2019 near Millers Ferry. He was born August 24, 1998 in Selma to Scott and Cynthia Fletcher. He was a member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. He was a heavy equipment operator with Vulcan Materials Co. He is survived by his parents, Scott and Cynthia Fletcher of Pine Hill; sister, […]



Lille Mae Agee Armistead, 69, of Grove Hill, passed away on June 28, 2019 at her residence. She was born June 28, 1950 in Linden to Edwin and Fannie Mae Agee. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church in Grove Hill. She had been a homemaker for many years, choosing to devote her time to the care of her […]



Freeman Edward Smith, 82, of Thomasville died June 25, 2019 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Georgia to Willie Freeman and Jewell Smith. He was a member of Thomasville Church of God and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a former millwright and also a former fire fighter in Chattanooga, […]



Marlyn Cranford, 81, of Jackson, passed away June 26, 2019 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born August 29, 1937 to Gurtice Daniel Cranford and Arah Smith Cranford in Arab. His law enforcement career included service with the Alabama State Troopers, Chief of Police with Jackson Police Department and Head of Security at Ciba in McIntosh. His “claim to fame” […]



Dottie Mae Kelley Hudgens, 85, of Thomasville died June 23, 2019 at her home. She was born Sept. 12, 1933 in Thomasville to A. J. and Mollie Alice Kelley. She was a former seamstress of Thomasville. She is survived by her two sons, Roger (Denise) Deas and Dan (Mary) Deas, all of Thomasville; sister, Francis (Alvin) Baugh of Thomasville; five […]

2019-06-27 E-Edition

Clarke to again record marriages

New state law makes marriage a simple contractual agreement between two people

For the first time in about four years, couples will again be able to record their marriages in Clarke and Washington counties. Although passed by the Alabama Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey, it will likely be late August before the new law is implemented. After the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in 2015, some Alabama […]


The Alabama Department of Transportation has nearly completed repairing a major washout on the dirt road portion of Hurd Street on the south side of Grove Hill. A normally placid stream under the roadway has a huge watershed and can become a raging torrent after a major rain and that is what happened following heavy rains in April 2018 when […]

Pine Hill 20-year-old shot off motorcycle, killed in Wilcox

Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans confirmed Monday that two teenagers from the Red Creek Community north of Pine Hill have been arrested and charged in the murder of John Timothy Fletcher, 20, of Pine Hill. Fletcher was killed late Friday afternoon on Highway 162 when he was shot in the back while riding his motorcycle outside the Kimbrough area. Evans […]