2021-07-22

Kimbrough

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Deanna Phillips Kimbrough, 83, died at her home on July 22, 2021. She was born on July 23, 1937, in Meridian, Mississippi. Deanna graduated from Thomasville High School in 1955. She was the Valedictorian of her class and recipient of an Honors Scholarship to Alabama College. She was a 1959 graduate of the University of Alabama majoring in Secondary Education […]

Jordan

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Jon William Jordan, 61 of Thomasville passed away suddenly on Friday, July 23, 2021 at Thomasville Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 19, 1960 in Grove Hill to John McDuffie Jordan and Edith Evelyn Dozier. Jon graduated from Thomasville City Schools, Class of 1978. Following graduation, he went to work for the City of Thomasville Street Department. He […]

Powell

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Mike Powell, 52, of Decatur died Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born on March 19, 1969 in Clarke County to Leon and Nancy Powell. Mike grew up in Grove Hill and had countless friends from everywhere. He never met a stranger and was known for his infectious laugh and massive hugs. He was an encourager […]

Downey

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Robert C. “Bobby” Downey, 91, of Grove Hill, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Mobile on December 3, 1929 to Julius Evans Downey and Mildred Crenshaw Downey. A member of Grove Hill Baptist Church, he was retired with the engineering department of the Clarke County Commission. He had been very active in the […]

2021-07-22 E-Edition

Almost beat the train but not quite

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An empty log truck coming out of the Canfor Sawmill and Scotch Plywood wood yard complex in Fulton just before 1 p.m. July 15 almost beat the southbound train but not quite. Michael Dwayne White of Hattiesburg, the driver of the A & D truck out of Wiggins, Miss., told a county deputy that he saw the train coming but […]

DA says man killed should have still been in Clarke Jail

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A man shot and killed by Baldwin County lawmen early Sunday morning, July 18 in Malbis had been a Choctaw County prisoner who was held in the Clarke County Jail. District Attorney Spencer Walker contends that he was incorrectly released from the jail. Clint Dearman, 35, was shot numerous times by Daphne police and Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies at a […]

Dr. Bright fills the need for a surgeon in county

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Dr. Heather Bright is fulfilling a critical need in Clarke County following Dr. Gary Kania’s recent retirement as the county’s lone surgeon. Dr. Bright, a general surgeon, has associated with Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and is performing a variety of procedures at the hospital. She grew up in Tennessee where her father and her grandfather were physicians. Dr. Bright is […]

Marker for runaway slave Hal and his lake ‘kingdom’ stolen

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The newest historical marker erected by the Clarke County Historical Society has been stolen. The marker recognized the enslaved man, Hal, for whom the Hal’s Lake community is named, and his establishment there of a haven for other runaways. The 1827 rebellion between Hal, his followers, and white landowners was reported on in a Philadelphia newspaper. The marker was originally […]

New fire sta. now includes plans for new town hall

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Town considering borrowing $1.4 million to add to $400,000 gift for memorial fire station


An offer of $400,000 to build a memorial fire station for a beloved local firefighter who died of Covid-19 last year has expanded to now include consideration for a new Grove Hill town hall on the site of the current police station and a renovation of the current town hall for police and public works. The town council Monday authorized […]