2021-07-15

Hamilton

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Marion Charles Hamilton, 83, of Grove Hill passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021. Charlie, as his friends knew him, was born on September 20, 1937, in Fulton, a small sawmill town in southwest Alabama. He graduated from Sweet Water High School in 1956 and continued his education at Auburn University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. After […]

Pugh

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Marie Chapman Pugh, 58, a native of Grove Hill and resident of Satsuma, was welcomed into the gates of heaven on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 7, 1963 to the late Maynard Chapman and Beatrice Chapman. Early in life she joined the Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in […]

Taylor

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David Taylor, 73, a native and resident of the Choctaw Bluff community of Jackson, made his earthly transition on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at his home. He was born on Sept. 11, 1947 to the late Charlie Taylor Sr. and Lelar Stephens Taylor. David was a devoted member of St. James AME Church in Choctaw Bluff. He retired from Boise Paper […]

Pugh

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Mattie Lee Phillips Pugh, 95, a homemaker of Thomasville died July 13, 2021 at Thomasville Regional Medical Center. She was born July 13, 1926 in Tallahatta Springs to Grover and Effie Mae Phillips. She was a member of Bashi United Methodist Church. She is survived by her eight children, David (Elaine) Pugh of Cordele, Ga., Margaret (Jackie) Walker, Joseph (Cynthia) […]

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An unusual mishap

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What could have been a disaster was quickly contained last Wednesday when an old propane tank started leaking gas near Grove Hill Town Hall. After the tank had been bumped by a grass cutter, a cloud of vaporized gas started pouring from the old tank. Fire and EMA officials were called as well as Garry Parden from Parden LP Gas. […]

Commissioners OK airport funds on a 4-1 vote

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The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved a $15,000 appropriation to the Southwest Alabama Airport Authority on a 4-1 vote after a lengthy discussion on the airport and the appropriation. Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush was the lone “no” vote but two other commissioners, Stan Hutto and Bill Taylor, voiced reservations and concerns in the county being party to the new airport. […]

Local youth hurt in wreck in Gulf Shores

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Four area youths were injured when the car they were riding in was in a head-on collision with another car Saturday, July 10 in Gulf Shores. Kerri and Kalli Steadham, along with Allie Wilson and Brycn Kelley were injured in the wreck on Canal Road between Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. JAWS devices had to be used to free Wilson […]

Flying Bricks Community Band celebrates 10 years, one year late!

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Concert is Sunday in civic center in Thomasville


The Flying Bricks Community Band will present its 32nd concert Sunday, July 18 and it will be a milestone for the group of dedicated amateur and professional musicians. The band was formed in the spring of 2010. A big 10-year anniversary celebration was planned last year but Covid-19 got in the way and wrecked those plans. Sunday’s concert will be […]

State tops for unvaccinated; Clarke ‘very high risk’ county

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Mississippi last week edged by Alabama in the number of its citizens being fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The difference isn’t much 33.3% in Mississippi compared to 33.1% in Alabama but it is enough to put Alabama in last place nationwide for fully vaccinated individuals. The ranking change comes as cases of Covid- 19 are growing in Alabama. Twenty-six counties […]