Randal Edward “Ranny” Etheredge, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2019 at his home in Chatom after a lingering illness. He was born to the late Slater B. and Georgia Guy Etheredge at Service, Alabama on Jan. 1, 1932. Service, in Choctaw County in the vicinity of the present Coffeeville Lock and Dam, is now a ghost town but was the […]



Earl Wayne Sheffield, 76, of Jackson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Oct. 11, 1943 to Honree and Mary Lou Sheffield. He was a life-long member of Peniel Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for more than 50 years. He was a self-employed construction contractor for many years before retiring from the […]



Theda Cornelia (McDonald) Ertsgard, 88, of Spencer, Mass. passed away Oct. 14, 2019 at the Lutheran Home of Worcester. She was born March 12, 1931 in Thomasville to Ruben C. and Alice G. McDonald. Theda was a nurse for many years of her life. She loved her family dearly and was loved immensely in return. She loved to read and […]



Leona Packer, 93, native and resident of the Indian Ridge Community of Whatley passed away Oct. 20, 2019 at her residence. She was a member of the Indian Ridge Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. Survivors include four sons, Jeffery Packer, Whatley, Leonard (Rosie) Packer, Dothan, Dennis Packer, North Dinwiddie, Va. and Zander (Yolanda) Packer of Grove Hill; two daughters, […]



Clifton Jerome “Clif” Taylor, 42, departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 while in Montgomery. He was born March 31, 1977 to Helen Taylor Holloway and Floyd Holloway. A graduating member of the Clarke County High School Class of 1996, he pursued a career in truck driving. He loved fishing, cooking and playing pool. He was also an avid Alabama Crimson […]



M.C. Daniels,79,a native of Millry and resident of Chatom, entered into eternal rest Oct. 21, 2019 while at USA Medical Center in Mobile. He was born Dec. 24, 1939 to Lula Mae Turner and EmmeritDaniels. M.C. loved fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. Left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 38 years, Glendine […]

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Georgia men hauling more than a car shed

Grove Hill Police arrested four men after they were found to be in possession of illegal drugs last Wednesday afternoon. A crew that was going to be installing a carport on north Church Street had parked illegally in the middle of the road. After GHPD Chief Daniel Gibson stopped to check he smelled the strong odor of marijuana. A search […]

Grove Hill Citizens of Year ‘The Knight Girls’

‘Blessing to us to bless others’

They have different last names now but they will forever be “the Knight Girls” to many in Grove Hill. They work together at the Courthouse Square Deli & Bakery and they have helped many, both together and separately. Now, they will be honored together as Grove Hill’s Citizens of the Year for 2019. The Knight Girls — more properly Janet […]

Close bids on 2-wheel pickups for Clarke Sheriff’s Department

It was a short work session Monday and a short official meeting Tuesday for the Clarke County Commission with only a few agenda items. Bids were opened Monday on two-wheel-drive pickups for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. Bids had already been received on four-wheel-drives but some commissioners wanted to see what two-wheels would cost. There were two bids. Lee Motor […]