2020-11-26 E-Edition

Thanksgiving Turkeys…

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This could be a scene right out of a William Faulkner novel but it isn’t. It is Clarke County, likely in the 1930s or 1940s. Dr. John Talbert “Tollie” Pugh, center, a wellknown country physician, had a successful turkey hunt with an unidentified salesman (likely a medical rep), left, and John T. Calhoun, right, Each are showing off a big […]

Clarke schools to close on Wednesdays for deep cleanings

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With Covid-19 cases rising rapidly, the Clarke County Public School System is taking an extraordinary precaution. Starting Dec. 9 and continuing at least through January, the county schools will be out every Wednesday so that classrooms and buses can receive a deep cleaning. Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley detailed the new schedule at the Nov. 19 meeting of the County […]

Greer’s ‘Grand Remodel Celebration’ set for Dec. 2

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Can now order online, pick up at front door

Greer’s Food Tiger has been making renovations to its Grove Hill grocery store for several weeks. The renovations are nearing completion and a “Grand Remodel Celebration” is set for Wednesday, Dec. 2 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. The celebration will continue through December with cash prizes and other giveaways. The grand prize is $1,000 cash to be given […]

Debris pickup started on state routes

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Contractors working for the Alabama Department of Transportation have started picking up Hurricane Zeta debris along state highways. That includes Jackson Street through Grove Hill, Highway 295. It does not include debris along town streets. The town is awaiting a federal disaster declaration that will pay for the majority of cleanup work.

October jobless rates improve

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Alabama’s unemployment rate for October decreased nearly a full percentage point from September, from 6.7% to 5.8%. October’s rate represents 130,329 unemployed persons, compared to 153,338 in September and 61,210 in October 2019. Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington said, “We’re glad to see nearly a drop of almost an entire percentage point in our unemployment rate this month.’ […]

Pastor’s Sermon

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We are to care for one another

SCRIPTURES: FIRST READING: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 SECOND READING: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 GOSPEL: Matthew 25:31-46 A sheep is to a shepherd what a gold bar is to a gold dealer. Good shepherds place value on each sheep under their watch. They exhibit care and concern in the discharge of their duties. Their hearts and that of their sheep beat as […]


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1. Is the book of Obadiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Matthew 9, after Jesus healed a paralyzed man, what did the man pick up and carry home? Brother, Bed, Mother, Cart 3. What is the largest number phrase specifically mentioned (described) in the Bible? Scores upon scores, One hundred thousand, Thousand thousand, Thousands of […]

Church Events

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The Annual Community Thanksgiving Service has been canceled this year because of the presence of the Covid-19. Everyone is wished a Happy Thanksgiving. Please safely observe Thanksgiving with your family and friends and continue to wear your masks. Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church will meet for the fifth Sunday worship service on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. Covid-19 […]


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Services celebrating the Godly and virtuous life of Mother Mattie Lou Pugh Henry, age 85, a resident of the Winn Community of Jackson will be held as follows: visitation Friday, Nov. 27, 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Andrews Funeral Home; Homegoing service, Saturday, November 28, 11 a.m. under the Pavilion at In The Garden AOH Church, Lower Peachtree; Bishop […]