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September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill mayor to be elected in Tuesday’s runoff

Tensions are tightening as the Oct. 4 runoff to decide the Grove Hill mayor’s race approaches. Incumbent Cynthia Jackson and Robyn Blaylock are contending for the job. More...

Special Sections

Community

Community Calendar

Horeb Baptist Church will have a Yard Sale and Fish Fry Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 687 Main Street in Whatley, (look for the signs). Catfish plates are $5.00. All proceeds will go toward the building of a new fellowship hall. More...

Grove Hill council Ok’s business building permits

The Grove Hill Town Council held a brief meeting Tuesday afternoon, approving two business building permits. More...

Lois Lane closure hearing held but no decision made

No decision regarding the requested closing of Lois Lane off of Old Highway 5 in the Liberty area was made at a hearing Monday although Clarke County commissioners seem inclined to leave the short stretch of dirt road open. More...

Church News

Church News

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will have Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m. The special speaker will be Brother Bill Faircloth of Liberty Baptist Church. The featured musicians will be Warren and Merita Harrell, also from Liberty Baptist Church. More...

Reeves-Leonard to say vows Oct. 22 in Vineland

Mr. and Mrs. Renny Reeves of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Brooks Reeves, to Colby Wayne Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Leonard of Vineland and Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Knight of Thomasville. More...

Albritton- Gilchrist wedding is Saturday in Camden

Margaret Anne Albritton and Justin Craig Gilchrist will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Camden Baptist Church. Miss Albritton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wood Albritton of Camden. Mr. Gilchrist is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Editorial

Where’s county attorney when he’s needed?

Our Opinions

The Clarke County Commission held a public hearing Monday to consider a property owner’s request to close a road that runs through her property. More...

Preparation, knowledge came in handy in debate

Editor’s Notes

Who won, who lost in the great first presidential debate Monday night? It depends on who you ask. Donald Trump supporters are confident that he got the best of Hillary Clinton but most of the graders of this sort of thing give the nod to Clinton. More...

Elite’s eating, drinking, politicking

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama’s most famous political restaurant and watering hole for 50 years was Montgomery’s Elite Restaurant. Until it closed about 1995, the Elite (pronounced “E-light”) was the place to eat and be seen. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 20-27 include: Tracy Arnette Nicholson, 46, health violation regular solid waste, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following activities for the department for the week of Sept. 19-25. Felony arrests Travis Sental Lucas – Assault Second Degree – 9- 19-16. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 16-21

Adrian Dean, to Adrian Dean. Temple L. Huckabee, to Temple L. Huckabee. Lillian R. Hicks, to Billie Jean Reid. Billie Jean Reid, to Lillian R. Hicks. Herbert Ray McMullen, to Bruce R. Overstreet. Faye Y. Pugh, to Bruce R. Overstreet. Gena M. More...

What happens when a driveshaft drops

An oil well workover rig belonging to Moncla Workover and Drilling Operations — a big, wide machine with the large derrick and multiple axles — lost its driveshaft on Highway 84 near County Route 3 last Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 21. More...

Sharpest colon pictures in state!

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital has a new piece of equipment that no other hospital or medical center in the entire state has — a new Pentex Medical EPK-i700 endoscope for EGDs and colonoscopies. More...

County gets out of regional economic development effort

The Clarke County Commission has pulled out of the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance, opting instead to employ a Birmingham attorney and lobbyist to help the county seek new industry and business. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Mitchell

Andrew Jackson Mitchell Sr., 85, of Jackson departed this life Sept. 23, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. More...

Moore

Lola Bell Lang Moore, 67, of Mobile passed away Sept. 22, 2016. More...

Pugh

Mary Alice Edgar Pugh, 91, of Grove Hill departed this life Sept. 20, 2016 at Jackson Health Care Facility . More...

Sports

Bulldogs rally past Leroy Bears

The Clarke County Bulldogs fought back and then held off a late rally to beat the Bears from Leroy 34-33 last Friday night in the 65th meeting between the two schools. More...

Big plays from TA doom CPS Gators in non-region loss

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a tough 27- 6 road loss at Tuscaloosa Academy last Friday night. The Class AAA Knights scored using big plays with a 60-yard run, 63-yard pass, 43-yard run and 72-yard run. More...

Mad hatter gone but not for long

Sports Scene

So LSU finally decided to officially pull the plug on Les Miles as the head football coach. More...

Lifestyle

Laugh a Little

A man's car stalled on a country road one morning. When the man got out to fix it, a cow came along and stopped beside him. “Your trouble is probably in the carburetor,” said the cow. More...

Started out as a soccer goalkeeper

* It was 20th-century Florida politician Claude Pepper, member of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. More...

Comics

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Schools

Global Scholar assessment to aid students’ learning

All Clarke County students in grades 1-12 began the year by taking the Global Scholar assessment. More...

PTO selling cookie dough to raise funds

GHES is kicking off with their yearly cookie dough fundraiser. This is the biggest fundraiser they have at GHES. The profits will go towards PTO projects throughout the year. They will be taking orders through October 12th. More...

Students of the Month

Our students of the month are Cami Pryor Kindergarten, Lakyn Hinson First Grade, Mikayla Ivory Second Grade, Brooke Massey Third Grade and Trenton Dixon Fourth grade. More...