Veletta V. Walker McConnell, 68, better known to family and friends as “Nita,” a native of Lower Peach Tree, a former resident of Mt. Vernon for more than 30 years and recently relocated to Thomasville, answered the Master’s call on Sept. 9, 2020 while at Spring Hill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born on March 22, 1952 to George […]



Edward Leonard Hill, 53, a native and resident of Walker Springs, made his earthly transition on Sept. 7, 2020 at his residence. He was born Nov. 13, 1966 to Marie Hill. Edward was a member of Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. He was an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Left to cherish his memories […]



Lois Marie Neese Davis, 74, of Grove Hill, passed away Sept. 9, 2020 at her residence. She was born on March 17, 1946 in Whistler to Robert Neese and Lois Marie Beckley Neese. A member of Grove Hill United Methodist Church, she taught English and Spanish in Clarke County Schools for more than 20 years and retired at Clarke County […]

2020-09-10 E-Edition

Laura’s punch

Don English works with a disaster recovery team in Lake Charles, La. in aftermath of hurricane

A veteran of disaster response teams spent a week working in Lake Charles, La. in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Laura. Don English of Grove Hill said the entire city suffered extensive damages to structures. Power lines and trees were downed all over the city. English deployed with Alabama Task Force One as a USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) unit. […]

Toddtown man shoots up Bass Pro

Saturday in Spanish Fort

A Toddtown community man has been charged with firing an estimated 50 rounds into the Bass Pro Shop in Spanish Fort Saturday. Toddtown is located off of Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson. Robert Smith, 38 was tased more than once by Spanish Fort police officers as he was subdued and taken into custody. Amazingly, Smith’s shots did not […]

Katrina refugees made it a point to return to the town that befriended and sheltered them in 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck 15 years ago last week

For several years after Hurricane Katrina struck along the Louisiana-Mississippi border on Aug. 29, 2005, 15 years ago last week, an elderly couple from Pass Christian, Miss. would make an annual pilgrimage to Grove Hill to remember the town that offered them shelter and friendship when they fled the storm. Elbert and Genie Vix were both in their 80s but […]

Town Hall temporarily closes after town clerk is positive for COVID-19

Grove Hill Town Hall closed last week after Town Clerk Aimee Moore tested positive for Covid-19. All employees were tested with negative results and the building underwent a deep cleaning and reopened Sept. 8. Moore said she went to see Dr. Garrett Miller last week with what she thought was a severe sinus infection and was tested and found to […]

Free internet services available to students

Gov. Kay Ivey committed $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to deliver free internet access to eligible K-12 students in their homes. The service is being offered because of the need for internet teaching resources due to the coronavirus pandemic. Alabama public school students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program through their school […]

Church Notices

Pleasant Hill Methodist Church’s Homecoming will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. with dinner on the grounds after the service. If you would like to sing or make a special presentation please contact Missy Fendley at 334-564-0095 or Rose Ann Smith at 251-744-4122. Homecoming depends on everyone attending in order for this long standing tradition to continue. Plan to […]