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June 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners give $200,000 for new industry

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide an appropriation of $200,000 to the City of Jackson Industrial Development Board for the establishment of the new iSpice Foods Inc. manufacturing plant. More...

In mourning for fellow AME church

Black ribbons were placed on the front doors of the Wilson Chapel AME Church last Thursday after the horrific shooting at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C. Wednesday evening where nine people were killed. More...

Special Sections

Community

County commissioners change minds and endorse regional strategic plan

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a proposal recommended by officials with Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance (CGEDA) to support participation in a new multi-county strategic plan. More...

Financial help available for low income families with their summer cooling bills

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama has started the process of making application to assist low-income families with their cooling bill. More...

Pvt. Hasewood completes basic training at Ft. Jackson

Army Pvt. Corderrio S. Hasewood has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A retirement celebration for Patricia (Patti) Stifflemire, Court Referral & Drug Court will be Friday, June 26 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. She will be honored for 39 years of service at the Drug Court Office at 100 Court Street in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Leviticus in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From John 3, what does Jesus say that everyone practicing evil hates? The light, Truth, The Lord, Believers 3. More...

Church News

Tompkins Baptist Church will have Vacation Bible School will continue Thursday, June 25 and end Friday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Cards of Thanks

We would like to thank everyone for making James’ 90th birthday a blessed day. For all the friends and family that made this occasion such a special time in my life. Your presence made this day one I will always remember. More...

Memoriam

In Loving Memory of Henry Johnson June 30, 2013 June 29, 2015 It has been two years since you have been gone. It seems like yesterday that you were here. I miss you so very much, your wife, love you Baby. Gone but never forgotten. More...

Dad’s wristwatch may be valuable

Q: My dad was a soldier during World War II, and I have inherited his Longines wristwatch. It is the Model 13 ZN stainless-steel chronograph, with silver dial and original strap. Should I have it appraised? — Carl, Sun City, Arizona More...

Schools

Elementary students honored during program

The following elementary school awards were recognized May 14 at Clarke Prep: First Grade – Welch All A’s Joseph Autrey, Ella Davis, Lauren Knight, Maize Lolley, Gracie Newton, Mason Roberts, Rhys Sokoll and Cooper Thorn A’s and B&r More...

CPS students recognized for essays

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Rayford named outstanding band member

Congratulations to Skylar Rayford, the Outstanding CPS Senior Band Member of 2015. More...

B & H Auto Parts has kept Grove Hill vehicles moving along for 50 years

How many brake pads have been pushed across the counter, how many hydraulic hoses and how many automobile batteries? More...

Clarke County’s unemployment rate second highest in Alabama at 12.4%

Clarke County had the second highest unemployment rate in the state for May, trailing only Wilcox County, which consistently holds first place. More...

Man files claims against town for not arresting him after December accident Lawn mower accident fatal for longtime pole co. owner

The Town of Grove Hill received two claims on May 14 for personal injuries substained by George Franklin “Trey” Reynolds, who was involved in two accidents on Dec. 15, 2014. One claim is for $200,000 and the other for $100,000. More...

Holiday events in T’ville and Jackson

Events celebrating the Fourth of July are slated this Saturday in Thomasville and next Friday in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McNeil - Free Access

Christine Franks McNeil, 62, died June 28, 2015. More...

Vick - Free Access

Barbara Larrimore Williams Vick, 91, of Grove Hill died June 27, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Nov. 16, 1923 in Chance. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Martha Purvis Roberts, 84, a lifelong resident of Coffeeville died June 27, 2015.She was born June 27, 1930. She was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church. Mrs. Roberts loved her home, family, kids and grandchildren dearly. More...

Sports

GH Class AA all-stars headed to state tourney

The Grove Hill 7 & 8-yearold Class AA all-stars took second place at the District Tournament and get to advance to the state tourney in mid-July. GH beat Selma-Blue 18-2 in the first game of district play. TaMyus Pugh had three hits. More...

CPS using summer to get ready for fall sports

The Clarke Prep School Gator athletes are preparring for the upcoming school year, as well as the sports that will be played in the fall. More...

GH Hospital donates to Dixie tournament

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and Clinic donated first aid supplies to the Grove Hill Dixie Youth leagues last week to have on hand for the district softball tournament. More...

Editorial

Fighting the devil every day

In case you didn’t know it the devil is real. And he’s not above going to church and worshipping with good Christian men and women. More...

A tale of two state budgets

Alabama is only one of a handful of states that work out of two budgets. We have a General Fund Budget and a separate Education Budget. Our General Fund is where the severe problem rests. More...

Political Cartoon

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 16-23 include: Freddie James Witherspoon, 34, probation revocation, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Officers responded to a call on June 12 for an accident with injuries in the 700 block of Highway 43. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated June 11-18 Donna H. Daniels, to Larry Parden. Marilyn A. Foster, to Scotch Land Management LLC. Janice M. Overstreet, to Jackie B. Chastain. Benjamin F. Harper II, to Benjamin F. Harper II. Rebecca M. More...