Three vehicles were involved in a pileup at the intersection of Highway 43 and the Toddtown Road during a heavy rain early Thursday morning, Feb. 20. Thomas Knapp of Saraland was the driver of the Toyota pickup at left, Tracey Coleman was the driver of the GMC Yukon in the center and Derrious Stabler of Lower Peach Tree was driving […]

Burglary termed a home invasion

A woman awoke to find a man in her home in the early morning hours of Feb. 20. She called police and the intruder fled. A manhunt followed around the home of the unidentified victim on Highway 43 south of Grove Hill. The suspect got away. Thursday, lawmen arrested Jonathan Duane Boothe, 29, of Citronelle at his home there. Grove […]


Sarah Christine Doss Hughes, 95 a native of Myrtlewood and resident of Grove Hill, answered the Master’s call Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2020 while at the home of her daughter. She was born Dec. 3, 1924 to Prince Doss and Pinkie Tanks Doss. Sarah attended Linden High School and was the salutatorian of the class. Raised in a loving Christian home, […]


Richard Jackson Sr., 84, a native of the Rockville community and resident of Jackson, made his earthly transition on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at his residence. He was born May 21, 1935 to Raymond Jackson and Carrie Williams Jackson. Richard was a retired lineman operator for Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. He was a faithful member of Mt. Olive No. 1 […]


Joseph Williams “Billy” Cleiland, 87, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. He was born July 21, 1932 to Maebelle and James Maybanks Cleiland Sr. in Jackson. He graduated from Jackson High School in 1950, joined the United States Air Force, and graduated from Auburn University. He made his career in education, spending his […]


Dustin David-Markus Fleming, 40, of Grove Hill died Feb. 21, 2020 at his residence. He was born Oct. 9, 1979 in Fort Polk, Louisiana. He was a member of Roundhill Baptist Church. Dustin was a law enforcement officer with the Grove Hill Police Department He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Gibson Fleming; two sons, Christopher Fleming and John-Daniel Fleming; […]


Margie Bernice Hicks, 96, a homemaker of Grove Hill died Feb. 20, 2020 at her residence. She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in Walker Springs to Samuel J. and Alma M. Bayles. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, James Lee “Jimmy” (Susan) Hicks; three daughters, Mary Ann Hicks, Kathy (Ray) Singleton and […]


Shirley Barnes Mudd, 88, a resident of Mobile, passed away on Feb. 14, 2020. She was born July 1, 1931. Shirley received her Registered Nursing degree from City Hospital in Mobile. She was an active participant of the Jackson Garden Club in Jackson and later the Mobile Garden Club in Mobile. She was a longtime member of the St. Peters […]


The family of Bernice Hicks would like to express our thanks for all the acts of kindness and love shown to our family during her illness and death. Our churches, Tompkins Baptist and Union Baptist have been there for us as well as Dr. Johnny Kendrick and Dr. Lonnie Byrd. To all who called, brought food, came by and visited, […]

Community Calendar

Alabama River Credit Union will have its Annual Membership Meeting Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at the Monroeville Community House located at 271 Park Drive in Monroeville. There will be an election of officers, refreshments and door prizes. All members are encouraged to attend. Grove Hill Baptist Church will have a gospel singing benefit to help the Clarke County […]