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June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State EMA Volunteer of Year named

Clarke Countian Sharon Jones was honored at the Alabama Association of Emergency Managers conference in Florence June 14 as Alabama’s EMA Volunteer of the Year. She is shown with Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite who nominated her. More...

Animal control officer in place but job duties still to be worked out

An animal control officer has been designated for the town of Grove Hill. Town officials said details of the officer’s duties including revised ordinances have yet to be worked out. More...

Former GH mayor Welch seeks office this year

Willie Welch has announced that he will be a candidate for mayor of Grove Hill in the Aug. 23 municipal election. Welch served as mayor from 2000 to 2004. He is retired after 40 years in the timber business, owning and operating Welch Timber Co. More...

Special Sections

Community

Men: Make good health a priority!

The Alabama Department of Public Health is joining in the celebration of June as National Men’s Health Month and June 13-19 as National Men’s Health Week by encouraging men to take steps to become healthier, stronger and make their health More...

Jackson’s 200th party to conclude with fireworks

Cemetery tours, kids games, food, old home movies ... something for everyone!

Plans for the city of Jackson’s 200th birthday party continue to take shape as the Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, celebrations approach. Cemetery tours, guided by Wayne Roney, are scheduled for Friday. More...

Friday storm packs punch; downs trees, power lines

A strong storm front rolled through Clarke County from the north Friday afternoon, bringing with it winds of 60 to 65 mph, rain and hail. The storm rolled in from the north and proceeded on a southern course through the state. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society will hear a program about neighboring Wilcox County at its meeting Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Church News

Church News

St. John Baptist Church presents its Men and Women’s Conference Revival Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. Location to be announced. More...

Davis-Dubose to marry July 2 in St. Peter’s

Shirley Davis of Grove Hill announces the engagement of her daughter, Shanier Leontia Davis, to Shanga Demetrius Dubose, son of James Dubose Sr. and Lucy Dubose of Fulton. Miss Davis is also the daughter of the late Arthur Davis. More...

Couples to wed this Saturday

Green-Lear Leigh Kelsey Green and Mark Thomas Lear will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 25 in Perdue Hill. Miss Green is the daughter of Steve and Judy Green of Thomasville. Mr. Lear is the son of Thorn and Wanda Lear of Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Who burned his son alive?

1. Is the Book of Daniel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. 2 Kings 19 and which other chapter are almost alike word for word? Deuteronomy 7, Isaiah 37, Jeremiah 50, Job 16 3. More...

Wall Pocket

Q: At a church sale, I purchased a wall pocket in the Blackberry pattern and marked “Roseville.” I paid $50 for it because I know enough about art pottery to realize that Roseville is collectible, and the piece I bought quite unusual. More...

Foul-mouthed parrot disturbed funeral

* Thanks to stories of Robin Hood, most people have heard of King Richard the Lion- Hearted. He wasn’t much of a king, though; he spent only about six months in England, and he didn’t even speak English. More...

Schools

UA honor students are told

A total of 10,270 students enrolled during the 2016 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 (or above) or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (All A’s More...

Taite graduates from AU’s pharmacy school

Tiera Chanel Taite of Grove Hill graduated from Auburn University’s James L. Harrison School pf Pharmacy May 10. She is a 2007 graduate of Clarke County High School and the daughter of Michael and Dr. Carolyn Taite. More...

Gulf coast boat crash fatal for two

Family and friends of two young Clarke County men killed in a boating mishap near Gulf Shores Saturday night were shocked and grieved to hear the news that night and Sunday morning. More...

Friday fire and storm damage

A storm system blew through the county Friday afternoon, downing trees and power lines. Two trees blocked streets in Grove Hill, including a hollow pecan tree across Clark Street (right). More...

Supt. candidate Richey quits Wilcox principalship

The Democratic nominee for Clarke County superintendent of education has resigned as principal in a neighboring county. Dr. More...

Open house at Clarke Animal Shelter

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for the recently opened Clarke County Animal Shelter on Highway 84 East Friday afternoon. Attendees got to visit the shelter and see the many animals housed there. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Criswell - Free Access

Robert Lance Criswell, 32, of Spanish Fort, passed away June 18, 2016.He was born Jan. 4, 1984. A graduate of Jackson Academy, he was employed with Frank’s Body Shop. More...

Hawk - Free Access

Samuel Jacob Hawk, 28, of Atlanta, Ga. died June 18, 2016 in Gulf Shores. He was born July 28, 1987 in Mobile. He was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church. He was an accountant with the Arby’s Corporation. More...

Wells - Free Access

Charles Marion Wells, 79, of Grove Hill died June 21, 2016 at his residence. He was born May 4, 1937 in Uniontown. He was a member of Okalona Bible Church. He was a retired scale house operator with Boise Cascade. More...

Sports

First year 8U softball headed to state

The Grove Hill 8-Under USSSA all-stars ran through the 11-team tournament this past weekend to earn a chance to play in the state tournament this coming weekend. More...

Jacobs continues working in baseball

“It’s great to be able to still work in the sport I love,” former Jackson High and Auburn pitcher Jon Luke Jacobs said discussing his job with Marucci bats. The company is based out of Baton Rouge, La. More...

Bulldogs camp at Miss. State

The Clarke County High School baseball team just returned from a week long camp on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville. They went over several topics and had a chance to play teams from other areas. More...

Editorial

Happy 200th, Jackson!

Our Opinions

Jackson is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend. See the front page for a list of activities that begin Friday and will conclude with a big fireworks show on Saturday night. More...

We can’t continue to ignore the need for reasonable gun control

Editor’s Notes

A year after good church-goers were slaughtered at a Bible study in Charleston, S.C. we can’t even mourn the anniversary of their loss because we are focused on the latest massacre of 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. More...

Good friends in the State House

Inside the Statehouse

One of my most cherished lifetime memories is the almost two decades I served in the Alabama House of Representatives. It was because of the lifetime friends made during that era. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 14- 21 include: Barry Dewayne Williams, 50, school employee deviant sexual contact with student, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

CLARKE DEEDS

Property deeds listed Dated June 9-15 New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church Inc., to Alabama Power Company. Roy Miller, to Craig Milstead. Christopher M. Norris, to Alabama Power Company. Jean Price, to Alabama Power Company. Thomas D. More...