2022-08-11

2022-08-11 E-Edition

de Soto’s horse’s horseshoe?

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Dr. Ashley Dumas, an archeologist and professor at the University of West Alabama spoke to the Clarke County Historical Society July 31 on a current search for Mabila, the Indian town where the Indians battled Hernando de Soto and his Spanish soldiers on Oct. 18, 1540 in the first major confrontation between Native Americans and Europeans on U.S. soil. The […]

CareMed EMS ambulance co. offers services

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Three representatives of an ambulance company attended the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday to offer their services to the county. CareMed EMS of Oxford, Miss. now provides services in four states — Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee — and is looking to expand into Alabama, said Randall Johnson. CareMed EMS is a division of AmeriPro Health and CEO Larry Richardson […]

Mid-Clarke Water votes to merge with Grove Hill system

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The third time was the charm as opposed to three strikes and you’re out. Sixty-eight members of the Mid-Clarke Water Authority voted Tuesday to merge with the Grove Hill Utilities Department, allowing Grove Hill to provide water and provide maintenance for the system. Sixteen voted no. A two-thirds vote of members present was required for passage. The meeting was held […]

Pickup rear-ended on Highway 84

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A wreck on Highway 84 just west of Grove Hill about noon Aug. 5 could have been much worse. A pickup driven by John Earl Harrison was attempting to turn left on to Crescent Road when it was struck from behind by an unloaded log truck. Harrison and his wife, Judith Harrison, were taken by ambulance to the Grove Hill […]

Ground broken in Jackson for new pellet mill

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The official groundbreaking for Jackson Pellets, LLC was held Wednesday, Aug. 3. The $17 million mill is being built at the Jackson Port site on the Tombigbee River. It is expected to create 20 to 25 new jobs. Representatives from CM Biomass, contractors, the Industrial Development Board members, mayor and city council members were on hand for the much anticipated […]

School bells are ringing!

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Clarke County public schools started the new school year Monday as did Jackson Academy. Thomasville students returned Tuesday and Clarke Prep’s first day will be Friday. These smiling youngsters were photographed at Grove Hill Elementary School Monday. And we too often say kids aren’t happy to go to school!

We are tenants in this world

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SCRIPTURE READING: Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23 Luke 12:13-21 No matter where we are born and how many houses we own, we are all tenants in this world. Nobody owns one cubit of land even if one possesses a land deed that covers acres. In fact, we do not even own the spot where we shall be buried. No one carries anything […]

Community Calendar

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See larger display calendar elsewhere in this issue. The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, August 11 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. This will be an organizational meeting. Catholic […]

Church News

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Spencer Chapel AME Church of Fulton will be celebrating its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14. The pastor and speaker is Rev. Ladarrell D. Thames Sr. Sis. Aletha Witherspoon is secretary and Rhondel Rhone is chairperson. Everyone is invited to attend. Cedar Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville will hold homecoming and revival services starting Sunday, Aug. […]