Clarence Bernard Williamson, 92, of Vinegar Bend departed this life May 3, 2020 at Washington County Hospital in Chatom. He was born Jan. 5, 1928 to the parentage of the late David Williamson and the late Mrs. Eva Mae Powe Williamson. Hewas a native of Buckatunna, Miss. Mr. Williamson was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church in Vinegar Bend. […]



  Horace Hugene Padgett 79, of Auburn died Tuesday May 5, 2020 at his residence. Padgett was born in Clarke County Aug. 17, 1940 to the late Cecil Horace Padgett and the late Lorene Hart Padgett. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling. He was a member of the Farmville Baptist Church. He retired from Uniroyal Goodrich. […]

2020-05-07 E-Edition

Man and dog come 1,300 by bike from far side of Texas!

Joe Sorrendino, and his rescue dog, Annie, passed through Grove Hill Friday afternoon, on one of the last legs of a journey home that started before the coronavirus pandemic. Sorrendino, of LaFayette, Ala., along with others, had started a no-kill rescue shelter in Texas and then proceeded to Big Bend National Park in southwestern Texas on the Mexican border. They […]

Rams vehicle, shoots woman; runs but caught

A man was arrested for attempted murder after an hours-long chase Wednesday, April 29. Kelvin Agee was charged with attempted murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle and lodged in the Clarke County Jail. Ron Baggette, chief investigator with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, said that Agee had gotten into an argument with a woman he had gone with and […]

Opening up but COVID-19 numbers are edging up, too

Even as restrictions of businesses and gatherings are loosening, the number of coronavirus cases in Alabama continue to escalate and more deaths are occurring. Deaths reported Longtime Jackson locksmith Clyde Dolbear died in the Washington County Hospital April 29 of the virus, according to his obituary. Dolbear, 91, had been residing in the adjacent Washington County Nursing Home. Even though […]

Municipalities’ sales tax revenues up through March; officials are hopeful for April

Sales tax numbers for Clarke’s largest municipalities are up for the fiscal year and for March, the latest reported month. The latest revenues, received in April are for March sales and do not reflect the downtimes of some businesses in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, a lot of officials are optimistic that even the temporary closures of some […]

Local nurse goes to New York to help combat coronavirus

A local nurse went to New York City to help out with the coronavirus pandemic that has hit that city and state hard. Tange Calhoun has been a registered nurse for 14 years. She is employed at Infirmary Health in Bay Minette and has worked at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. “I came to New York City to lend my […]


Matthew Kimble Sr., 69, a native of the Sims Chapel Community of McIntosh and a resident of McIntosh departed this life May 2, 2020 at the University of South Alabama Medical Center in Mobile. He was born July 9, 1950 to the parentage of the late Thomas Ezell Kimble and the late Mrs. Hattie Shearls Kimble. He resided in Bronx, […]


Charlotte Mauldin Harrison, 76, of Grove Hill, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born in Thomasville on Feb. 10, 1944 to Woodrow Mauldin and Nell Rea Cassidy Mauldin, both of whom preceded her in death. A retired teacher’s aide at Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill, she was a member of Pine View Baptist […]