2020-06-04 E-Edition


PRAYING FOR THE COUNTRY — A Peace and Unity Prayer Vigil was held at the Courthouse Monument in Grove Hill Friday evening, May 29. The event was to pray for George Floyd’s family. He died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer last week. Floyd’s death ignited protests and then looting and violence that underscores serious national issues. Speakers […]

Tropical storm could be headed to Gulf Coast

Forecasters said it was going to be a busy hurricane season. They may be right. Already there have been two named depressions and Tuesday the earliest named storm on record — Tropical Storm Cristobal — formed in the lower Gulf of Mexico off the Mexican coast. It is expected to head north and the forecast models have it all over […]

Grant funds sought to upgrade water lines in WHMS neighborhood

A grant will be sought to upgrade water lines in the neighborhood around Wilson Hall Middle School. Some of the streets include Ezell, Pritchett, Portis and 4-H. The Grove Hill Town Council will make application for the Community Development Block Grant for the utilities board. Paul Darnell of Southern Engineering Solutions told the council Monday that the project is estimated […]


SPILLED CHIPS — A chip truck headed south on Highway 43 hit the guardrail dividing the highway near the Highway 84 overpass early Saturday morning and careened across the northbound lane and overturned, spilling its load. Thankfully, a vehicle was not coming when the truck crossed the northbound lanes. The A & D Trucking rig’s driver, Thomas E. Lee of […]

Fewest delinquent taxpayers in years

The list of Clarke County properties advertised for delinquent ad valorem taxes is less than it has been in years. Only 94 parcels are listed and there are multiple parcels with the same owner. The properties are being advertised for sale as required by law to pay the delinquent taxes. The public notice will run for three weeks as required […]


LIGHTNING DAMAGE — During a thunderstorm May 26, lightning hit a tall pine behind the Windwood Inn in north Grove Hill. The lightning bounced across the parking lot and just outside one of the corner motel rooms, causing considerable damage. Owner Jay Bhatt points out the broken sidewalk as well as damaged asphalt in the parking lot. Phones, internet and […]

Meridian, Miss. couple with Clarke ties test positive but ride out COVID-19

Tony Rivers had COVID-19. His wife did, too. “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone,” said the Meridian, Miss. resident who grew up in the Indian Ridge community of Clarke County. Thankfully, he and his wife, Keesha, were able to quarantine at home and ride out the virus, which took about three to four weeks. Keesha tested positive first. “She started […]

All age groups get COVID-19 but senior citizens more likely to die

As Alabama has opened up, coronavirus cases have ramped up. As of midday Tuesday, there were 18,354 confirmed cases in the state with 649 deaths. Clarke County jumped by 27 cases in a week’s time, to 147 as of Tuesday. Over two weeks, 61 new cases have been added. Deaths from the virus in the county remains unchanged at two. […]


William Lee Green Sr., 72, a lifelong resident of Frankville departed this life May 26, 2020 in Frankville. He was born May 8, 1948 to the parentage of the late Wesley Lee Green and the late Mrs. Mayo Manuel Green. He united with Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Frankville at an early age. His nickname was “Boot”, and his […]