Pastor’s Sermon

Healing by prayer and faith through Jesus Christ

SCRIPTURE: Luke 4:38-44 The Christian message is not just a proclamation of fine theological ideas but a proclamation of a person – Jesus Christ. It is an offer to the world of a person who makes a difference in the lives of those who accept him. Indeed, “How sweet the name of Jesus sounds in a believer’s ear! It soothes […]

Washington County COVID cases now exceed 500 as state numbers to edge up

Washington County hit 500 cumulative Covid-19 cases Monday. That is the number since recordkeeping was started when the pandemic first hit the state back in the spring. By Tuesday the county had added two new cases for a total of 502. Cases continue to tick upward across the state. More than 400 was added from Monday to Tuesday and more […]


The Clarke County Board of Human Resources is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. For more information please contact 251-275-7024. The Grove Hill Public Library located at 108 DuBose Avenue is open to the public again. There will be a limited number of patrons at one time. Library hours are 9 a.m. – […]


Jerel Daffin, 74, He departed this life Sept. 5, 2020 at his home. He was a native and resident of Jackson was born May 7, 1946 to the parentage of the late Theodore Daffin and the late Mrs. Elnora Coates Daffin. Mr. Daffin was educated in the Clarke County School System and graduated from Harper High School in 1965. Not […]


Karen Frowner, 49, a native of the Manila community and a resident of Zimco, traded time for eternity on Sept. 2, 2020 at her residence. Karen was born on Dec. 24, 1970 to John Frowner and Mary Alice Ambrose Frowner. Karen enjoyed spending time with her beloved family. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Elbert Wright of Zimco; […]


Minnie Lee King, 54, a native of Jackson and resident of Fort Worth, Texas, departed this life for eternity Aug. 26, 2020 in Fort Worth. She was born Oct. 5, 1965 to Albert Dean Sr. and Doretha Bonner King. Minnie Lee leaves to forever cherish her precious memories one son, Stevie King; eight sisters, Eloise Bonner, Cassie (Lang) Williams, Elizabeth […]


Robert Henry Tarver, 72, of Wagarville, passed away Aug. 31, 2020 at his residence. He was born Dec. 14, 1947 to Otis Edward Tarver Sr. and Tennie Presnall Tarver, both of whom preceded him in death. A lifelong member of Victory Grove Church, he had been employed for 42 ½ years at Vanity Fair Mills. He enjoyed fishing and sitting […]

Coroner’s office seeks temporary morgue and transport vehicle

The Clarke County Coroner’s office is seeking to establish a temporary morgue near the courthouse and to obtain a vehicle for transporting bodies from crime and/or accident scenes. Coroner Mitch Finney and Assistant Coroner Matthew Younge have been advocating for the two. Younge was supposed to be at Tuesday’s county commission meeting to discuss the items but was unable to […]

C’ville police chief, family injured in Gulf Shores head-on collision Sunday

Coffeeville Police Chief Mark Leon of Jackson and his family were severely injured in a two-vehicle collision in Gulf Shores Sunday afternoon. Leon is also a part-time Jackson police officer. Details are sketchy as to what happened but Leon’s pickup collided with a Camaro that was reportedly in his lane on the two-lane portion of Beach Boulevard. It hasn’t been […]

County vote to vacate Whatley street

The Clarke County Commission agreed to officially vacate Oxford Trail in Whatley at its meeting Tuesday. Billy McConnell lives on the short street and asked that it be closed because of people racing along it. He owns property on both sides of the street. His family and a tenant who lives in a house he owns are the only residents […]