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June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

School board sells old Coffeeville Elementary to town for $25,000

The town of Coffeeville previously purchased the old high school property from the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Student guide teaches Creek War history and critical thinking too

A new classroom guide takes a unique approach to teaching Alabama history, specifically as related to the Creek War of 1813-14, much of which took place in Clarke County and southwest Alabama. More...

Moody is Independent candidate for school board

An Independent candidate, Brenda Pace Moody, has qualified for the Clarke County Board of Education, District 3 seat.   Moody, of Coffeeville, worked for the Clarke County Board of Education, Central Office for 23 years.   More...

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Community

New Thomasville city school supt. has been principal in Lamar County

The Thomasville City Board of Education has chosen Wendell G. Moss of Millport, principal of Lamar County High School, as the new superintendent of the Thomasville City Schools District. More...

Fulton Dollar General grand opening Saturday

Dollar General’s newest store at 1300 Highway 178 in Fulton is now open. In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.  More...

Sheriff Norris to purchase new pickup, two used ones to bring fleet back to strength

Tuesday, Clarke County Commisisoners approved the purchase of two vehicles for the Sheriff’s Department and declared two older vehicles surplus.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Homestead Hospice will host its monthly Memory Care Café on Monday, June 11 from noon until 1 p.m. at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital located at 295 South Jackson Street in Grove Hill. More...

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Church News

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have its Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15. More...

Catholic Social Services invests in local community

The office is busy. Parking spaces are full. The building is small, but inside there is a whirlwind of activity. Applications for food assistance are being completed. Many are shopping in the thrift store. More...

Appointments for area United Methodist pastors are announced

The Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church was held June 3-6 in Montgomery where pastor appointments were announced throughout the conference.  New appointments for this area include:  More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Criminals need to call ahead

* It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”  * Famously flamboyant country singer and songw More...

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Coffeeville accident damages 2 big rigs, seven other vehicles

An accident on Highway 84 in Coffeeville early Friday morning, June 8, damaged nine vehicles. Seven of those nine were cars being hauled on the back of a car carrier that was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler refrigerated truck hauling produce. More...

Talladega run in Grove Hill

High speed chase zips through the middle of town at mid-day Tuesday

A shoplifting suspect led area lawmen on a high speed chase from Thomasville through Grove Hill into the edge of Monroe County near the Alabama River about mid-day Tuesday.  The subject, Noah McKinzey Hadley, 20 of Monroeville, got out of the c More...

Two charged with drug and driving violations

Two men were arrested early Saturday morning by the Grove Hill Police Department and charged with various drug and driving violations.  Driver Durlin Moore, 41, was charged with possession of marijuana, second degree and reckless driving after More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Anderson - Free Access

Kenneth Lee Anderson, 81, of Gainestown passed away June 11, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary.  More...

Shehan - Free Access

William "Bill" Shehan, 90, passed away June 14, 2018, at his home in St. Stephens.   More...

Law

Janice M. Law, 57, departed this life Friday, June 8, 2018, at her Whatley residence.  More...

Sports

Hicks tabbed as new head football coach at CPS

Jimmy Hicks, last year’s offensive coordinator has officially been named as the new head football coach at Clarke Prep School.  “I am very excited to lead this great school that is filled with a rich tradition,” Hicks said. More...

Dunn first team in AISA

Clarke Prep School’s Patrick Dunn was selected as first team utility by the ASWA all-state baseball team released this past weekend.  Dunn, a junior, scored 41 runs in helping lead the Gators to the quarter-finals in the playoffs. More...

CCHS’ Daffin, trio of Lady Gators honored in softball

Ashley Daffin closed out her stellar high school career by being named the first team shortstop in Class 3A in the annual ASWA all-state softball team released this weekend.  The Clarke County High senior hit .591 this season with 45 runs scored More...

Editorial

Flying the flag and remembering Daddy

Editor’s Notes

June 14 is Flag Day.  Displaying our nation’s banner is important on this day but it holds another significance for me as well. It is the day my daddy died in 1984.  More...

Analyzing gubernatorial primaries

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome.  More...

Nation’s Report Card not good

Dollars & Cents

A national crisis is brewing. That is the only conclusion one can reach from the results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a congressionally mandated project within the U.S. Department of Education. More...

Records

May Drug Arrests

Drug related arrests made by Clarke County law enforcement agencies in May:  Hunter Batley, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, first degree, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, second degree  Timothy Wayne Baugh, P More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 5-11 include the following:  Charlie Emerson Mc- Gaster, 38, carrying pistol without a license, loitering, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, unlawful possess More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 31-June 6

Barbara Jean Thompson Poe, to Glen Thompson.  Patrick N. Espy, to Donnie Shaw.  Ernestine Cooper, to Marie Annette Cooper.  Hazel White Blunt-Other, to Hazel White Blunt.  Darrell Dean Alford, to Danny L. More...