2022-06-08 E-Edition


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Local valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2022 graduating classes of Clarke County High School and Clarke Preparatory School were recognized at Monday’s city council meeting. Mayor Ross Wood presented the Mayor’s Awards to the valedictorians and the Council’s Awards to the salutatorians. From left: Wood, CPS Salutatorian Avery Harrell, CCHS Salutatorian Claudia Allday, CPS Valedictorian Rebecca Norman and CCHS Valedictorian […]

Clarke drops 235 people in a year

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Alabama as a whole grew by only 15,000 people from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021, according to U.S. Census estimates released recently. Some counties and municipalities saw modest growth but population declines continued in many rural areas, including Clarke County and its neighbors. Grove Hill has billed itself as growing from a town to a city (a required […]

Grove Hill will start picking up big trash items

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Grove Hill residents will soon have a new service from the city. The City Council voted Monday evening to start collecting larger, bulky household trash items that won’t go into a regular garbage can. A list of more than 80 items that will be picked up at a nominal cost per item was provided. Mayor Ross Wood has said the […]

A new radar tower in Wilcox would cover unserved area

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Funding for new tower being sought

Radar towers of the National Weather Service each cover a radius of about 75 miles. A large part of the country is covered but there is a circle in rural Alabama that is not covered and area Emergency Management Agency directors and others are working to try to rectify that with a new radar system. Clarke County EMA Director Roy […]

Farmers markets open for summer

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The Grove Hill Farmers Market opened Thursday, June 2. The market will offer fresh fruits and vegetables from area growers every Thursday from 2 until 6 during the summer at the corner of Cobb and Jackson Streets. Jackson’s market is on Saturday mornings on Kimball Avenue downtown and Thomasville has one on Monday afternoons starting at 3 p.m. in Clay […]

U.S. Senator Tuberville’s rep visits

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Andrew Hinkbein (standing), regional director of U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville’s Mobile office and Cate Moore from the Mobile office enjoyed lunch with local elected and community leaders at Gaston’s Grill Thursday, June 2. Mayors present included Sheldon Day of Thomasville, Mike Norris of Fulton and Ross Wood of Grove Hill. Clarke County commissioners attending were Rhondel Rhone, Jackie Ray Rush […]

Watch for signs of elder abuse

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Alabama will observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15

The Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) is encouraging the public to help protect older family members, friends, neighbors and others from elder abuse by learning to recognize the warning signs of mistreatment. “A sharp eye is the best defense against elder abuse, neglect and exploitation,” said Alabama DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner. “I urge all Alabamians to watch for the […]

Rush named Iron Soldier

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Aaron Rush was named the Iron Soldier in his Army unit in South Korea recently. He is the son of Brett Rush of Grove Hill and Ashley McClantoc of Prattville.

Pipeline headed to Leroy power plant

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Work is progressing on putting down a natural gas pipeline to serve PowerSouth’s new Lowman Electric Plant at Leroy that is nearing completion. The old plant used coal to generate electricity but it is being replaced with a natural gas-fed plant. The gas had to come from somewhere and a large line that crosses central Choctaw County was tapped and […]