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August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jo Bonner visits Grove Hill in a different role

Former congressman now with UA was in town promoting economic development

Jo Bonner visited Grove Hill and Clarke County many times during his tenure as a U.S. congressmen. He was back last Friday, this time in a different role but still championing the region. More...

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Community

Commission approves bids for culvert pipe and fuel for new year

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved bids for fuel and culvert pipe purchases in the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Webb Contracting of Grove Hill was the low bidder on pipe, bidding 38 percent off a price list. More...

Sunday morning walk wasn’t good for her health

A Jackson woman received a scare early Sunday morning on her daily walk. Hilda Thomas was strolling down College Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, when a large limb from a pecan tree in front of CVS Pharmacy broke free and struck her. More...

Wild chases net arrests in Jackson

The past week was anything but routine for the Jackson Police Department’s Sgt. Jonathan Downey. A pair of wild chases resulted in two arrests in situations that could have resulted in serious injuries for bystanders. Thursday, Aug. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Historical Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. Bobby Downey of Grove Hill has researched and tried to determine the route of the Old Stagecoach Road through Clarke County and will share his findings. More...

Church News

Williams-Gates to wed Saturday at Sandflat church

Angie Phillips of Thomasville and Dale and Tracy Gates of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Beth Gates, to Wesley Williams, son of Deborah and Mike Williams of Sandflat. More...

Church News

Summer Camp Meeting will continue Thursday, Aug. 25 and end Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. nightly with Bro. Wilbert Reed. Prayer meetings will be from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Easy Home Upgrades

Whether you recently purchased a new house and are looking for ways to add your own style and personal touches or are looking to upgrade your longstanding home, it’s essential to add style and function when completing any home improvement proje More...

Top 10 Movies

1. Suicide Squad ................ (PG-13) Will Smith, Jared Leto 2. Sausage Party ........................ (R) animated 3. Pete’s Dragon ......................(PG) Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford More...

Comics

Full Story

Paul South elected mayor in Jackson

Municipal races were also held Tuesday in Jackson, Thomasville and Fulton. More...

Management company must pay $3.5 million in damages for mismanaging timberlands

A land management company was found to have not properly managed private Clarke County lands and accessed just over $3.5 million in damages and costs. More...

Celebrating a decade of HIPPY

The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program in Clarke County celebrated its 10th birthday Aug. 18 with a luncheon at Grove Hill Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McCorquodale

Mary Etta Jones Mc- Corquodale, 88, died Aug. 19, 2016 at Jackson Healthcare Facility. More...

Reeves

Alice Virginia “Ginger” Reeves, 76, of Leroy, passed away Aug. 19, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born to Garrie Lee Wheat and Annie Rebecca Walker Wheat on March 26, 1940 in Wagarville. More...

Woodham

Patsy Jane Woodham, 81, of Coffeeville passed away Aug. 23, 2016 at Golden Living in Foley. She was born Jan. 20, 1935 to Keener and Ruth Woodham. She was a member of the Coffeeville United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs volleyball starts at Washington County next week

The Clarke County High School lady Bulldog volleyball will start their season next Tuesday with a trip to Washington County. Cheryl Luker is the new coach for a team that has 11 girls on the varsity squad and nine on the JV team. More...

Hawkins recalls classic Grove Hill-Jackson tilt

As our football season at Clarke County High School drew to a close we started preparing for our last game of the year. Grove Hill had not lost to Jackson since 1953 and we certainly didn’t want to be known for breaking that string. More...

Lady Gators ranked number five in AISA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gator volleyball team, ranked number five in the AISA, swept Marengo Academy 25-12, 25-16 and 25-16 Monday afternoon in Linden. More...

Editorial

George Washington didn’t sleep in Columbiana but a lot of his stuff is there

Editor’s Notes

Suzanne and I were honored to be guests at the 10th anniversary banquet of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life at the American Village in Montevallo last Thursday evening. The center honors Grove Hill native Dr. David Mathews. More...

TV political ads have little effect

Inside the Statehouse

In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950’s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. More...

My own conspiracy theory

Gone South

Wendell: “It’s a mess, ain’t it Sheriff”? Sheriff Ed Tom Bell: “If it ain’t, it’ll do till the mess gets here.” No Country For Old Men “There’s something going on” Donald J. Trump More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Arrests and activities for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of August 15, 2016 - August 21, 2016 is listed below. Misdemeanor arrests Carol Dean Nancy - Theft of Property Fourth Degree - 8-16-16. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 10-18 Franklin Craig Anderson, to Stephen Cameron Dunagan. Robert Joseph Fleming, to Robert Travis Overstreet. Federal National Mortgage Association, to Jackie Satcher. Rufus E. Pierce, to William Chad Powell. More...