2021-08-12

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Patrick Ashe Powell, 45, of Grove Hill died August 11, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. He was born October 18, 1975 in Grove Hill to Donald Chapman and Patricia Powell. He was the owner of A & D Logging LLC. He is survived by his wife, Bridgett B. Powell; daughter, Victoria Powell; two sons, Andrew Powell and […]

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School bells ring in a new year!

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Area schools started a new year this week, some with masks and some without. At left, Wilson Hall Middle School students walk from their bus into the school on their first day, Monday, wearing masks. Masks are required on all state public school buses. Additionally, the Clarke County system has mandated the wearing of masks in classrooms based on recommendations […]

Masks back on at Clarke Courthouse

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Masks will again be required of visitors to the Clarke County Courthouse as well as of employees working in the building. The Clarke County Commission made the decision at the Tuesday, Aug. 10 meeting because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the county and state. The reinstated mask policy will begin Thursday, Aug. 12. The county had initially […]

County to try and help Grove Hill with erosion work

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Grove Hill Mayor Ross Wood discussed the culvert repair project on Cobb Street at the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday morning. The project is $291,000 and the city plans to use a $130,000 grant from FEMA, in addition to some of its Cares Act money, to fund the work. The county had agreed to help with dump trucks and fill […]

Clarke DYW for 2021 selected

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The 2021 Distinguished Young Women of Clarke County program was Friday evening, Aug. 6 at the Thomasville Civic Center. Telly Nguyen, center, of Jackson High School was named DYW. The second runner-up was Hayle Jackson, left, of Jackson High School. The first runner-up was Gracie Powell of Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill. Nguyen is the daughter of Mr. and […]

U.S. Senate puts Interstate14 in new bipartisan national infrastructure bill

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East-west route would run through central Alabama, following route of U.S. Highway 80

A new east-west interstate highway across central Alabama and four other southeastern states has been talked for years. Last week, Interstate 14 got a positive push when the U.S. Senate unanimously approved an amendment adding congressional authorization of the full route to the pending Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. The package is still pending and needs approval of the House and Senate […]

Moving on up!

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Little Miracles Daycare Center announced the graduates who will be moving on to pre-kindergarten this year. Zaine Creighton, Re’Marlie Bradly, Jaxon Stearn and Ashton Kendrick graduates from Mrs. Annette Law’s class last week. As you can see they received not only an Achievement certificate but a brand new $2 bill, too!

Mid-Clarke’s vote to join Grove Hill’s water system fails by just four votes

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Mid-Clarke Water Authority members narrowly voted down a proposed merger with the Grove Hill Water system at a Tuesday night mass meeting. Of the 500 customers, 83 were on hand to vote to decide whether to allow the Grove Hill system to take over the day-to-day operations. The majority was in favor of the merger, 51-32, but the vote missed […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Aug. 2-9 include the following: Carrie Ann Armistead, 20, drug court, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Dennis Elmo Haskew, 40, possession and possession with intent to distribute child pornography, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. John Hicks, 42, possession of a concealed weapon without a permit, […]