Edna Mose Sharp, 81, better known to family and friends as “Puny”, traded time for eternity July 17, 2020 surrounded by her family. Edna was born Dec. 28, 1938 to Dock and Lovie Mae Lynum and raised in Clarke County. She later moved to Mobile where she met Floyd Sharp and later moved to Los Angeles, Calif. where they united […]



Ms. Lafonda D’Rena Carter Kinsey, 52, a resident of Vinegar Bend departed this life July 21, 2020 at her home. She was born July 1, 1968 to the parentage of the late John Ephraim Carter and the late Mrs. Mattie Louise Reed Carter. Ms. Kinsey attended Little Bethel Baptist Church and New Saint John Christian Center, both in Vinegar Bend. […]



Baby Remington Shantel Wade Franks, age 6 months, a resident of Alabaster departed this life July 18, 2020 at Children’s of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham. She was born Jan. 6, 2020 to the parentage of Antoine Franks and Jessica Ylon Craft. Although her life was brief, “Remi”, as she was affectionately called, will live forever in the hearts of her […]



John Eldridge Reid, 81, went home to be with the Lord on July 25, 2020. He passed away peacefully in his home. John was born on September 22, 1938 in Grove Hill to Martha Lee Reid and Homer Reid. He graduated from Clarke County High School in 1956. He entered pharmacy school at Auburn Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) where […]



Bessie Mae Hunt Rivers, 84, of Gainestown departed this life on July 16, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Jan. 12, 1936 to the late Annie Bell and Walter Hunt. Mrs. Rivers was a lifelong member of Antioch A.M.E. Church of Gainestown. She loved spending time with family and friends and tending to her grandchildren, fishing, picking […]



Irma Lee Scott Reed, 83, a longtime resident of Jackson, went home to be with her savior on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her home. She was born April 11, 1937 in Jackson to Mattie Lee Robinson Scott and Alex Scott Sr. She was educated through the Clarke County Public School System. She was a longtime member of Mt. Sinai […]

2020-07-23 E-Edition

Grove Hill Police bust drugs haul worth at least $15,000

Grove Hill police made a large drug arrest in the early morning hours on July 18. Street value of the drugs, crystal meth, was estimated to be in excess of $15,000. Officer Grayson Todd attempted to pull over a speeding Dodge Charger. After the vehicle attempted to flee north on Highway 43 and made a U-turn at Calvary Road, a […]

Increased property tax valuations aided by ‘imperfect storm’

In the last several weeks, Clarke County property owners have received property value notices in the mail. More than 27,000 notices went out. These are not tax bills but are valuation notices for what this year’s tax bills will be based on. The previous and current values are posted along with the assessed value and — the bottom line — […]

County schools’ opening pushed back to Aug. 17

The challenges of returning to school with the coronavirus pandemic still raging was discussed and outlined during the Clarke County Board of Education meeting July 16. “This year is no doubt going to be different and difficult with the changes being made to create a safe environment for students and staff,” Superintendent Larry Bagley told the board. “The state roadmap […]