James Wesley Robinson, 86, of Jackson, departed this earthly life on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a native of Jackson. James was born Oct. 31, 1932 to his loving parents, the late Mattie F. and Barney Robinson. He was a long-time loyal tithing member of St. Union Baptist Church in Jackson. Attending the Old Harper […]



  Charles Lewis (Billy/Pocketbook) Nobles, 69, was born Feb. 18, 1950, to Lola Bell and Willie Nobles of Grove Hill. He was a member of Wilson Chapel AME Church in Grove Hill. He departed this life on Aug. 29, 2019. He leaves to cherish his memories his father, Willie Nobles of Grove Hill, brothers, Willie Edward Nobles, Ervin Nobles, both […]

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Fulton firefighters had to work to free Bryan Amos from the wreckage of his pickup on Highway 43 just south of Fulton Junction Tuesday morning. Amos, of Wilmer, was headed north on 43 when a witness said he ran off into the dividing median, back across the highway and crashed into some trees. The cause of the accident, just before […]

‘This hospital is going to be here,’ says CEO

The interim CEO and administrator at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital said Tuesday there had been “remarkable neglect, I won’t say mismanagement” at the hospital but said there is also an opportunity for growth, suggesting “the future is in ambulatory care.” Mitchell “Mitch” Monsour addressed the Grove Hill Town Council and took questions from citizens who attended. Monsour, who has 42 […]

CCHS to play at Ladd Fri.

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs travel to Mobile this Friday to play Williamson High School at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. That is the same Williamson High School that played in the same Ladd- Peebles Stadium against LeFlore High School last Friday night where gunfire erupted in the stadium’s concourse at the end of the game, wounding at least 10 people. The […]

Flags for Labor Day

Miniature U.S. flags decorated Main Street from the World War I Monument to Jackson Street this past weekend in honor of Labor Day. The flags were courtesy of Martha and Jim Herod and Frances Ohme. Larger flags used to be displayed in front of participating businesses all over town on holidays, a project of the Civitan Club. But when the […]

English responds with state task force to Jacksonville to deal with Dorian threat

A Grove Hill man has deployed with Alabama Task Force One to Jacksonville, Fla. to help with search and rescue operations if needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Don English is one of 80 in the team that includes firefighters from Mobile Fire-Rescue, Saraland Fire Department and the Porch Creek Fire Department. Medical personnel from University Hospital and Mobile […]

Coffeeville river bridge back on list to be replaced

Plans for a new Highway 84 bridge across the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville are back on the table with the Alabama Department of Transportation listing it for possible construction in the next three to five years. But don’t get your hopes up just yet. At least two public hearings, one in 2009 and another in 2013, have been held to […]

Could death of Mobile bridge free funds for other projects?

There has been some suggestion that with the collapse of the $2.1 billion toll bridge in Mobile over the proposed amount of the toll, state monies that could have been expected for that project are now freed up for other projects around the state. How much that amount may be isn’t clear but Alabama Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Harris […]