Jimmy Lee Brewer, 78, passed away at his home Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019. He was born May 27, 1941. He was a member of First Pentecostal Church in Jackson. Jimmy worked at Furr’s IGA for more than 20 years and then Cloverleaf Dairy. Following that, he was employed by Clarke-Washington Electric Management Cooperation for many years prior to retiring. Jimmy enjoyed growing vegetable gardens […]



Flora Mae Dyson Sellers, 96, of Jackson and formerly of Coffeeville, passed away Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Aug. 17, 1923 to Willie Houston Dyson and Bessie Melissa Morgan Dyson in Walker Springs. Primarily a homemaker, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and quilting. She is survived by her children, Ann (Frank) […]



Louise Carlisle Bolen, 72, of Grove Hill and formerly of Coffeeville, passed away Aug. 7, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born March 12, 1947 to Obed B. Carlisle and Minnie Lee Freeman Carlisle in Gilbertown. She was a member of Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. She was employed at several different rewarding occupations during her working years. She is survived […]



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, […]

2019-08-22 E-Edition


A crew has been working recently on a slide area alongside the northbound lane of Highway 43 north of Grove Hill that has been a reoccurring problem. The steep cliff on the east side of 43 just north of Bear Fork Road is being sloped and rip-rapped. This is at least the third time in recent years for the state […]

Grand jury issues 321 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury issued 321 indictments last week after considering 390 cases presented to it. Of the indictments, 228 are felonies and 103 are misdemeanors. For whatever reason, the grand jury started out with one foreperson but she had to be replaced before the week was out. Lakeisha Jackson signed off on the indictments and the final report […]

Medical staff position vacant on Grove Hill hospital board

Grove Hill Town Council petitioned to fill two-year-old vacancy

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s board of directors has not had a required medical staff representative for two years and the vacancy needs to be filled, the Grove Hill Town Council was told Monday. Dinah Pritchett, a nurse practitioner at the hospital’s clinic, addressed the issue at the council meeting. She had a copy of the hospital’s bylaws and urged council […]


Alabama Power closed its Jackson and Grove Hill offices Friday, Aug. 9. It didn’t take long for a sign crew to show up to remove the lettering on the Grove Hill office. Alabama Power has closed or will close 40 of its 86 offices in the state, many in rural areas. The company said that more and more people are […]

Stray dogs still a Grove Hill problem; scares walkers, could be dangerous

Despite a law against dogs roaming the streets and despite having an animal control officer, stray dogs are still a problem in Grove Hill. Just ask any resident who regularly runs or walks in town or a homeowner who has had a small dog or cat killed by larger dogs. Two of the main culprits are big black dogs that […]