Richard Lewis Jolley Sr., 77, of Blountsville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Mission Hospital in Asheville, N.C. Mr. Jolley was born on July 19, 1942, in East Chicago. He was the Son of Bert and Mildred Sawyer Jolley. He was married to Barbara Reid on June 2, 1963. He worked in equipment sales until retiring. Mr. Jolley was […]



Madge Spinks Megginson, 91, of Thomasville died Oct. 7, 2019 at Thomasville Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 7, 1928 in Thomasville to Talmadge and Belle Spinks. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. She was a retired elementary school teacher. She is survived by three sons, James David Megginson, Robert Beck Megginson, and William Spinks […]



Richard Allen Buckalew, 77, a welder of Thomasville, died Oct. 7, 2019 at his home. He was born March 17, 1942 in Thomasville, to Floyd and Edna Pearl Buckalew. He is survived by his wife, Diane Crenshaw Buckalew; son, Richard Allen (Deanna) Buckalew Jr.; sister, Shirley Buckalew Averitte; grandchild, Dawson Buckalew; three nephews, Johnny Buckalew (Shirley Daughtery); Albert (Kathy) Buckalew […]



The Rev. James Sigler Sr., a longtime resident of Mobile and current resident of Camden, departed this life Oct. 1, 2019 at a local hospital in Montgomery at the age of 85. He is survived by his wife, Mary Sigler; sons, Charlie and Byron (Jessica) Sigler Sr.; daughters, Cathy Irby Durant, Sherrell Dunn, Belinda Goode, Jacqueline Knight, Nina Gordon and […]

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Hanging noose found at park upsets many

Lots of opinions but no answers to noose found by 4-wheeler riders at Claiborne Lock & Dam park in Monroe County Saturday

A rope noose found hanging from a tree at the West Bank Park at Claiborne Lock and Dam Saturday has stirred a lot of comments on social media. WKRG picked it up and did a news brief. The rope was discovered by a group of four-wheel riders. It was on the ridge overlooking the spillway. The site is in Monroe […]

Deputy and Butler man OK after collision on Highway 43

An SUV and a Clarke County Sheriff’s Department pickup collided on Highway 43 in Grove Hill Thursday evening, Oct. 3. The SUV was flipped upside down and it took several minutes for rescue workers to free the driver. According to Alabama State Troopers who investigated the accident, Lee C. Ruffin of Butler was driving a 2013 GMC and apparently attempted […]


The 50th Homecoming Court for Clarke Prep School was presented during Friday’s football game. From left: Freshman maid Kendal Robbins; Sophomore maid Avery Harrell; Queen Anna Elmore; Senior maid Addison Pettis and Junior maid Hannah Averitt. The Gators beat Pickens 32-14 in the football game. See Page 6A for parade photos and Page 4B for a report on the homecoming […]


Morris Allday grins as he passes the first piece of cake to Terry Hutto at the program formally opening the Morris W. Allday Fire Station in Fulton Saturday. Allday’s wife Karen looks on and laughs after the couple cut the cake that bore Allday’s name. The new station was named for Allday, who has been a firefighter since the department […]

Grove Hill’s budget tops $3 million for FY 2020

The budget for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1 was adopted by the Grove Hill Town Council Monday. It includes revenues and expenses of just over $3 million each. Specifically, $3,049,630 is estimated in revenues while expenses are slightly higher at $3,062,220. The General Fund budget, the bulk of governmental operations, comes in at $2,585,840 in revenues and $2,509,620 […]