Lois Fairley Forward, 79, a resident of Fruitdale was born Feb. 19, 1940 to the parentage of the late Mr. Lola Fairley and the late Mrs. Elnora Bivens Boykin. She departed this life Nov. 10, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. Mrs. Forward was a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Fruitdale where she served as an usher and […]



Sollie Matthew Brown, 53, departed this life Nov. 13, 2019 at his home. He was a native and resident of Grove Hill. He was born Sept. 19, 1966, the third child of four children born to the parentage of the late John Wesley Brown and the late D’Ester Upshaw Brown. Sollie graduated from Clarke County High School in 1984 where […]



James McArthur “Skeeter” Parnell, 76, of Thomasville died Nov. 14, 2019 at his home. He was born Oct. 28, 1943 in Tibbie, Ala. to James E. and Eula Maxine Parnell. Skeeter was a former car salesman and was pastor of Dickinson Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Ann McKinley Parnell of Thomasville; four sons, […]



Nathalee Hodge Brooks, 85, of Coffeeville, passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born April 8, 1934 to Amos Lee Autry and Mary Esther McIntyre Autry in Coffeeville. She was a lifelong member and Sunday School teacher at Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville. She had also been employed as the cafeteria manager at Coffeeville High School […]



Neal McLendon, 83, of Millers Ferry and formerly of Jackson, passed away Nov. 5, 2019. He was born April 30, 1936 in Jackson. After retirement with Boise Cascade in Jackson, he moved to Millers Ferry where he became a deacon at Riverview Baptist Church and served on the Millers Ferry Water Board. He was a fan of The University of […]

2019-11-14 E-Edition

Wet and soggy night but great food!

Naheola Pride takes top AWF award

Crowd of over 700 attend despite the weather The pouring rain did not keep people from having a WILD night at the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Southwest Alabama Wild Game Cook-Off, featuring 23 cook teams, and over 700 members and guests. An aroma of delicious dishes filled the air as cook teams fired up their grills at the Old Grove […]

GH hospital seeks more county funds

The Clarke County Commission had more questions than answers for Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and the hospital’s request for a $100,000 appropriation. Interim Administrator Mitchell Monsour, speaking to the commission at its Tuesday meeting, discussed what he called positive things going on at the hospital. He cited increases in daily patient care in the hospital, projecting 23,000 visits for the […]

Gov. Ivey says airport is a deal

Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday issued the following statement celebrating the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport’s approval. “It is always encouraging to see rural areas in our state take bold, giant steps and I congratulate Senator Richard Shelby and Mayor Sheldon Day for their work in getting the Southwest Alabama Regional Airport approved by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). “Projects like […]

Celebrating a Liberty Fall

This old John Deere tractor alongside Old Highway 5 in the Liberty community is decorated for Halloween, Thanksgiving and the entire fall season. It is just two weeks until Thanksgiving and then Christmas will be upon us!