Norris Antonio Portis, 63, a native and resident of Grove Hill departed this life April 16, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born Feb. 20, 1957 to the parentage of the late Douglas Portis Sr. and the late Mrs. Gladys Dickinson Portis. Mr. Portis was a member of Orange Hill Baptist Church of Grove Hill. He was also […]



Pauline “Polly” Johnson, 87, of Grove Hill, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born in Jackson on Oct. 12, 1932 to Glover Wade Horton Sr. and Gwendolyn Finch Horton. She was a member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church. She had been employed with the Alabama Department of Transportation. She enjoyed reading, Facebook and […]



Clementine Andrews-Etheredge, 66, of Sweet Water passed away April 11, 2020. Survivors include her husband, Andy Wayne Etheredge, one son, Andre Andrews, and one step-son, Orlando Wayne Etheredge. The family would like to thank everyone for your general acts of kindness during this time. We would like to give a special thank you to Southern Care-New Beacon Hospice for your […]



Sarah Evans Valine age 68 of Thomasville died April 9, 2020 at USA Medical Center. She was born Oct. 27, 1951 in Jackson to Henry and Lucille Evans. She was a former nursing instructor and a member of McCann’s United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Jeff Simmons; daughter, Rachel Simmons Bradford; two grandchildren, Addison Bradford and Asher […]

2020-04-16 E-Edition

‘Restoring a part of me’

Harry Harrell makes granddad’s 1946 Chevrolet a collector’s gem

When people looked at the rusty, old farm truck, sitting in a shed, they saw a piece of junk that had seen better days. But not Harry Harrell! When Harry looked at his granddad’s old truck, he saw a priceless treasure that had made miles of memories with his family through the years. In 1948, Harry’s grandfather, Thomas Mozingo, purchased […]

State Mental Health to use GH hospital’s geropsych unit

The state of Alabama will utilize Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s geropsychiatric unit for mental health patients, according to an emergency declaration made April 7. The declaration, signed by Gov. Kay Ivey and Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Lynn T. Beshear states, “The project will upgrade geriatric beds at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital as part of a COVID-19 diversion plan […]

Gov. Ivey on state’s economy: ‘Grove Hill is not Gadsden…’

Gov. Kay Ivey talked about plans to reopen the state’s economy at a news conference at the State Capitol in Montgomery Tuesday and one of her remarks referenced Grove Hill. “As I’ve said before, Grove Hill is not Gadsden and Decatur is not the same as Dothan,” Ivey said. The remark would seem to indicate looking at the state on […]

First US Bank to close one of three T’ville locations

First US Bank will close its banking center located at 32451 Highway 43 South in Thomasville, Alabama, at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10. The bank has received the required regulatory approvals for the closure. First US Bank will continue to serve clients through two banking centers in Thomasville located downtown at 131 West Front Street and at 33445 Highway […]


LAST FREE MEALS — The last day for free breakfast and lunch bags for school-age children was Wednesday, April 8. The program, offered by the Clarke County school system, lasted just over a week and closed because of Gov. Kay Ivey’s stay at home order. Meals were distributed at Gillmore Elementary in Jackson and Clarke County High School in Grove […]