2021-09-23

Merida

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Ossie Lee “Red” Merida, 87, departed this life Sept. 19, 2021 at Jackson Health Care in Jackson. He was born in Frankville to the late Judge and Lora Merida on Jan. 10, 1934. At a young age, Ossie joined Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Frankville. He confessed Christ at a later age and united with True Light Missionary Baptist […]

Moore

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Freddie Gray Moore, 70, of Butler passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at USA Medical Center in Mobile. He was born October 11, 1950 in Clarke County and graduated from Coffeeville High School. Freddie held several positions during his working career which included serving as the Gilbertown Chief of Police and later working for the Butler Police Department. He owned […]

Dunagan

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Sybil Brooks Dunagan, 92, of Coffeeville passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021, at Crowne Health Care in Thomasville. She was born April 6, 1929, in Fulton to W.L. “Tommy” Brooks and Lola Baugh Brooks. Mrs. Sybil was very active in her church and community and was a member of the Eastern Star. She loved her family dearly and will be […]

2021-09-23 E-Edition

Fall-like temps arrive!

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Autumn, or fall officially arrived Wednesday, Sept. 22. Cooler temperatures and lower humidity followed with lows expected to be in the 50s the rest of the week and highs in the 70s, a refreshing change from the hot weather we’ve been having! This file photo is along old Highway 84 just outside of Grove Hill and was taken later in […]

Rainfall nearing a 121-year record

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No one has to be reminded that it has been a wet year. It has rained virtually every month, including lots of rain in July and August, normally the driest months on the calendar in Alabama. Some of the rain has been excessive, 4 to 5 inches isn’t unusual and there have been rains of 10 inches and more. Portions […]

Two-vehicle accident

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A two-vehicle accident at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18 sent at least one person to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and then on to a Mobile hospital. The 2021 Honda Accord in the foreground at left struck a 2013 Nissan driven by Cierra Dubose of Jackson (in the background at left and above) at the intersection of Highway 43 and Highway […]

GH Council doesn’t reappoint court clerk on 3-2 vote

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In an unexpected vote on appointed municipal positions, the Grove Hill Town Council Monday reaffirmed all appointees except for the municipal court clerk. The vote was 3-2 with council members Phyllis Barnes, Eddie Foster and Kossie Powell voting not to reaffirm Helen McRand as court clerk. Council members Verria Beckham and Lanessa Pugh voted to retain her in the position. […]

Mobile woman killed in wreck on Highway 69

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A two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 6:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, has claimed the life of a Mobile woman. Shirley C. Turner, 74, was fatally injured when the 1994 Nissan Altima she was driving left the roadway on the right side, crossed back onto the road and struck a 2019 GMC Sierra driven by Ledezma J. Morales, 21, of […]

Rebuild Alabama awards $250,000 to traffic stripe roads

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Clarke County has received $250,000 in Rebuild Alabama grant funds for traffic striping and control markers on 17 county roads. The county will contribute $44,379.60 for a total of $294,379.60 for the project, which totals nearly 64 miles. Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Transportation announced the grant and others totaling $2.08 million Monday. The funding is made […]