2023-09-07 E-Edition

Mayors united for West Ala. Highway

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Mobile and Tuscaloosa mayors vocal in their support

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox joined Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and others at a news conference Tuesday to show support for what is being called a “West Alabama Highway” Day sparked the meeting when he challenged Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth’s criticisms of the route and suggestion that the $760 million estimated cost of the West Alabama […]

Grand Jury issues 157 indictments

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The Clarke County Grand Jury has issued 157 criminal indictments, including 124 felonies and 81 misdemeanors. The grand jury met last week and concluded their work on Aug. 28 with a report to Presiding Circuit Judge C. Robert Montgomery. Thirteen cases were continued for either further investigation or due to the unavailability of witnesses. The grand jury report offered the […]

‘On the Hill’

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Nursery and shop grew out of couple’s efforts to find plants for home landscaping project

A few years ago, Valerie and Tommy Davis decided to landscape their backyard. While working on this project, Valerie and Tommy were amazed to discover that they had to travel to Mobile to find the things they needed. Not only was this inconvenient, but it was also expensive. This experience led Valerie and Tommy to consider opening their own garden […]

Car burns up on Highway 84

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Grove Hill firefighters responded to a car fire on Highway 84 West Tuesday night. The car was totally engulfed when they arrived. Nine firefighters and three trucks responded to the call at 9:41 p.m. The car was a total loss. No details were available at press time.

Sunday alcohol sales to be decided at Sept. 18 meeting

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The Grove Hill City Council will vote on the question of allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sundays in the municipal limits at the next meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. Monday through Friday sales were legalized by a vote of citizens in 2009. Sunday sales requires separate action and the council can enact sales without a vote of citizens. […]

Isham Kimbell only survivor of Kimbell-James Massacre in 1813

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Kimbell House in Jackson is a popular event venue

The Isham Kimbell House on Mayton Drive in Jackson is a popular venue for events from anniversaries and weddings to family and school reunions and more. The house was built by Isham Kimbell in 1848 on Commerce Street on the south end of the downtown business district. Kimbell was lucky to have survived and to build the house — and […]

Walmart overcharges on grocery state sales tax discount on first day; offers $5 gift card to make amends

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The one-cent sales tax discount on groceries started in Alabama Friday, Sept. 1. The change didn’t go without some glitches. Walmart confirmed that some of its stores and Sam’s Club members in Alabama were mistakenly overcharged sales tax. Apparently, systems mistakenly added both the old rate and the new rate to some customers’ bills. Refunds were authorized. Joe Pennington, director […]

Federal judges say legislators’ reworked congressional map won’t do; court draw new one

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Three federal judges ruled Tuesday that the Alabama Legislature’s redrawn map of congressional districts for the state does not fix a Voting Rights Act violation. The judges appointed a cartographer and a special master to draw a new map. The federal district court agreed with plaintiffs in a suit brought against the state last year that Alabama should have a […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail August 29, 2023 through September 4, 2023 include the following: Nasuan Shamel Palmer, 39, driving while license suspended, arrested by Coffeeville Police Department. Kimberly Ely, 55, harassment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Wade Leonard Chapman, 67, conspiracy, controlled substance, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Travis Lopez Foster, 31, minor in possession […]