Frank James Williams, 59,of the Indian Ridge community departed this life Aug. 19, 2019 while at his residence. He was born June 5, 1960 to Frank Williams and Lillie Bell Kemp Williams. He was educated in the Clarke County School System and logging was his way of life. Early in life he united with the Gainestown AOH Church. Dancing, dominoes, […]



Karen Bumpers Donald, 66, a native of Winn and a resident of the Parker Town Community of Jackson; her faithful life came to an end when she was called to rest on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at the University of South Alabama Medical Center by her Heavenly Father Who does all things well. She was born July 23, 1953 to […]



Mother Ester Lee Taylor Mitchell, 73, native of Mississippi and a resident of Millry departed this life Aug. 19, 2019 at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation Center in Mobile. She was born Nov. 12, 1945 to the parentage of the late William Taylor and the late Mrs. Versie Loper Taylor. She was a faithful member of Alpha and Omega Holiness Church where […]



Nathan Waller McCants, 70, left this earth for his heavenly home on Aug. 15, 2019. He was born April 29, 1949 in Camden and raised in Jackson. Nathan was one of seven siblings, and an outstanding athlete. He was quarterback, team captain, Most Valuable Player, all-conference and all-state for the Jackson Aggie football team. He was also a two-year all-conference […]

2019-08-15 E-Edition

T’ville hospital getting closer

Oct. 29 is only two and a half months away but the chairman of the new Thomasville hospital is saying that is the target date for the $36 million facility to have an opening and dedication. Thomasville Regional Medical Center Chairman Curtis James was at the hospital a couple of weeks ago to give area physicians a tour of the […]

County gives $100,000 to GH hospital

After an extended discussion at Monday’s work session of the Clarke County Commission as to what the body could and couldn’t do relative to funding hospitals, commissioners came back at Tuesday’s regular meeting and appropriated $100,000 to help the financially strapped Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. Commissioner Stan Hutto made the motion to amend the agenda to include giving money to […]

Water thefts prompted putting locks on hydrants

Water system will provide water for fires but wants usage reported

The Old Line Water Authority responded to a story last week that it had locked hydrants that hampered fire departments getting to them to get water to fight a house fire on the Old Line Road just north of Highway 84 east of Whatley. Johnny Jones, manager of the system, said he wished he had been contacted before the story […]

High tech census counting might hurt rural Alabama

After attending a local meeting on the preparations for the 2020 U.S. Census count, some Clarke County officials are worried that plans to use the internet and other modern technologies for both counting and monitoring the count by census workers may work against rural areas. William Scott, who is working with the Census for the count in Alabama, hosted the […]

Hwy 84 collision fatal for motorcycle rider

A Grove Hill man riding a motorcycle was killed Saturday, Aug. 10 in a wreck in Whatley. Timothy Barnett, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene after his Suzuki GSX R1000 motorcycle struck a 2016 Buick Verona driven by Cynthia Harris of Whatley. The accident occurred at Sophia Drive and Highway 84 just before noon. Reports are that Harris, who […]