2021-06-10

Ricketts

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Elizabeth Wilson Ricketts, 84, born March 27, 1937, a native of Clarke County and resident of Grove Hill died June 11, 2021. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Grove Hill from early childhood after being christened in the old church in Hebron. She was an alumnus of CCHS, (Clarke County High School), a graduate and president of […]

2021-06-10 E-Edition

12-year-old rescued from 50-ft. deep gully

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Because of the rapid response of Grove Hill Fire and Rescue, along with other first responders, what could have been a tragic accident became a successful rescue last Friday afternoon, June 4. Landen Lockhart, 12, of Grove Hill, slipped while playing and tumbled 50 feet to the bottom of a gully near his home off the Asbury Road. While playing, […]

Courthouse masks not required but encouraged

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The requirement to wear masks in the Clarke County Courthouse extended past the end of the state mandate and past many businesses lifting the mandate. Tuesday, Clarke County commissioners voted to end the courthouse mandate but to still encourage people to wear masks if they felt the need. Chairman Stan Hutto read out statistics of cases, deaths and vaccinations in […]

Man shot and wounded at Grove Hill apartments

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A man was shot at Coventry Gardens Apartments on Cobb Street in Grove Hill early Thursday evening, June 3, probably shortly after 6:30 p.m. The victim survived. The shooting suspect turned himself in later that evening to Grove Hill Police officers. Aquantis Cheesboro is 17. He was charged as an adult with attempted murder and placed in the Clarke County […]

Two more airport parcels sold; one to an existing business and one to new warehouse operation

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The continued sales of parcels of the old Grove Hill Airport were approved by the Grove Hill Town Council Monday night. The sale of approximately .23 acres of land under two airplane hangars to Carter Enterprises was approved. Carter, which has a business fronting Highway 43 at the old airport, had previously bought the old hangars and was using them […]

Zeta repairs even as new season starts

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A new hurricane season has started even as cleanup and repairs from Hurricane Zeta, which hit Clarke County Oct. 28-29 of last year, continue. Here, the Grove Hill United Methodist Church is getting a new roof last week and this week. It is just one of several churches, homes and businesses in the area to sustain damage from Zeta. The […]

Shuckers Seafood and Oyster Bar to locate in College Ave. restaurant

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A new sit-down restaurant, Shuckers Seafood and Oyster Bar, LLC will be moving into the old Roosters Steakhouse building on College Avenue. Mayor Paul South told the council at Monday’s city council meeting that approval of a liquor license for the new restaurant will be on the agenda at their next meeting. The restaurant building has been vacant since Rooster’s […]

515 students enrolled in Clarke summer schools and remediation programs

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Clarke County schools may be out for the summer but that is only a relative term. “Summer School is in full swing with our 21st Century programs, literacy reading programs, middle schools and high schools are all now meeting with instruction,” Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley told school board members at their meeting Tuesday, June 8. Bagley said a record […]

Six-year-old twins are seasoned pros

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These six-year-old twins have become seasoned veterans at putting out flags on graves of area military veterans. Emily and Julie Baugh started helping their grandparents, Marilyn and Tony Williams, with the Memorial Day decorating when they were four! This year they put out 77 flags in five cemeteries: 22 in the Smith Cemetery in Chilton, 14 in the New Prospect […]