Reggie Teray Welch, 38, passed away Sept. 12, 2020. He was born April 6, 1982. Reggie loved hard. He was baptized as a member of Chance Baptist Church at an early age, where he remained. Reggie was always full of laughter, had a heart of gold and always had a story to tell. Reggie, a 2000 graduate of Clarke County […]



Stella Louise Thomas Pogue, 71, went on to join her Savior Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Stella was born Nov. 23, 1948 in Savannah, Ga., to the union of Jonas Thomas and Carrie Estella Brown. Stella was affectionately called “Louise” by all of her family members. Her mother, Carrie, married Leroy Henry Cason Sr. in 1950 and together they raised Stella […]



(Janice) Melnese Huckabee, 83, of Grove Hill, passed away October 15, 2020. Melnese was born on August 31, 1937, in Chilton. She was the daughter of Glover and Nonie (nee McIntyre) White. On February 23, 1957, she married Murphy Huckabee in Sweet Water. Together they were blessed with three children. Melnese and Murphy moved their family from Alabama to Texas in […]



Honorable Clarence James Watters, 89, passed away on October 21, 2020. He was born May 5th 1931 in Suttle, Ala. to Joe C. Watters and Louise L. Watters. He attended high school in Perry County and married shortly after graduation. He was employed by the Bell Telephone company where he quickly moved up in the ranks and was transferred to […]

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Mayor Jackson tests positive for Covid-19

Test results came day after her last town council meet

The day after her final Grove Hill Town Council meeting, Mayor Cynthia Jackson tested positive for Covid-19. Everyone at the council meeting Monday wore masks and took great care to social distance with the council members and visitors spread out in the meeting room. However, at the end of the meeting, the council members all went up to congratulate and […]

11 Covid cases in Clarke schools but 111 out

Clarke County public schools so far this school year have had 11 positive cases of Covid-19 among students, Superintendent Larry Bagley told school board members at their Oct. 15 meeting. But because of having to follow the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) protocol, 111 students have been quarantined due to contact tracing. The virus has affected every school in the […]

Covid cleaning the courthouse

Tommy Phillips, courthouse maintenance supervisor, is all suited up as he sprays a disinfectant in the Clarke County Revenue Commissioner’s office at the county courthouse last week. When an employee tested positive for Covid-19 the office was closed and all employees sent home to quarantine as a precaution. Plans are for the office to reopen Oct. 29. A partition separates […]

Jack’s to locate in Thomasville

Jack’s Restaurant, a chain fast food eatery, will locate in Thomasville. The site is on the west side of Highway 43 just north of Foster Avenue and south of the First US Bank office. At its meeting last week, the Thomasville City Council approved a public hearing to consider a tax abatement for the business. Known as a “7-2- 2 […]

Library tree coming down

This live oak on the east side of the Grove Hill Public Library next to Church Street will be cut next week. The tree limbs have damaged the roof of the library (slated to be replaced) and caused some interior water damage. The tree has also buckled the sidewalk and broken undergorund water lines. Pezent Tree Service will cut the […]