2021-04-01

Lucas

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Christine Pace Lucas, 68, a native of Coffeeville and a resident of Quitman, Miss., traded her earthly life for eternity Friday, April 2, 2021 while at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss. Christine was born Dec. 28, 1952 to the late Willie Pace and Annie Walker Pace. She confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of […]

Johnson

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Kenton Lamar Johnson, 19, passed away when the Lord called him home Sunday, March 28, 2021. He was born in Meridian, Miss. on July 7, 2001, to Tonde’la and Kenneth Johnson. Kenton was fun, loving and always brought joy and laughter to everyone. He attended Poplar Springs Elementary School and Northwest Middle School in Meridian. He was a member of […]

Bradley

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Mary Catherine Curry Bradley, 74, of Jackson, passed away March 31, 2021. She was born December 31, 1946 to Boyd and Catheline Holenshead Curry Sr. in Frankville, later moving to Jackson. She was a beautician and made many friends throughout her career. Later, she operated her own home daycare where she loved children and cared for many. She loved her […]

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All ears for Easter!

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It was a strange thing with the Easter Bunny’s visit to Grove Hill Saturday. Almost everyone who encountered the big white rabbit sprouted bunny ears, from Grove Hill’s finest — its police officers, including Chief Daniel Gibson (above) to Mayor Ross Wood who sat — briefly —on the Big Guy’s knee. The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce and the […]

Takes all day Tuesday to seat a jury for Fulton flooding trial

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Lawyers spent the day Tuesday questioning potential jurors in a suit brought by Fulton homeowners charging a local industry with contributing to the flooding that damaged their homes when Bassetts Creek overflowed following a heavy rain of 11-12 inches the night of April 14-15, 2018. The several homeowners say that Koppers, Inc., which operates a pole and piling mill on […]

New Covid cases decline significantly locally, in state but spike feared nationally

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It is a mixed bag of news regarding the coronavirus, some good and some not so good. On the good front, cases are down significantly locally and across Alabama. No new cases were reported statewide the first of the week. Only 350 people were hospitalized with the virus statewide this week as compared to thousands earlier in the year. In […]

National Guard coming to give vaccination shots

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Gov. Kay Ivey has announced the locations for the Alabama National Guard’s mobile vaccination clinics across 24 rural counties. As part of Governor Ivey’s activation of the Guard to support the state’s COVID-19 response, beginning March 23, the mobile vaccination teams will rotate through the designated counties. “Being from rural Alabama myself, ensuring folks in those counties have an easy […]

‘Thousands, millions, billions, oh, my!’ — money raining down to local governments

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Individuals aren’t the only ones benefitting from the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Biden to aid recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The state of Alabama is getting a little over $4 billion. Each of Alabama’s 67 counties are getting funds and every incorporated municipality, from the smallest towns to […]

Who’d like to help reroof the church?

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There have been a lot of roof jobs since Hurricane Zeta hit the area last October. Reroofing the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill may be one of the most difficult of all the ones that have been done. The roof is a steep, steep pitch, almost straight up. But these workers didn’t seem to think much of the […]