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July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Four running for mayor in Grove Hill

Qualifying for area municipal races set next month ended Tuesday and it doesn’t look like a big campaign year in a lot of Clarke County communities. More...

‘About them dogs...’

Cat owners say stray, loose dogs a big problem

Several citizens voiced concerns and frustrations about stray dogs killing and maiming pets at the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Monday evening. More...

Special Sections

Community

Clarke school bus fleet among top in Alabama

Six new buses will arrive in early August, in time for school

The Clarke County school system is one of only six statewide that meets the state’s requirements for having a bus fleet that falls within a 10-year age limit. More...

Wild car chase ends with two arrested by Thomasville police

A young couple faces multiple felony charges after leading Thomasville Police Department officers through the city last Wednesday, July 13, in a high-speed chase. More...

Sports

Boat racing returns to area on Alabama River

The Sandy Bottom Blast, a drag boat race, was held in Gainestown Saturday, July 16. Race Chairman Dennis Gray said the event was a big success. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was in attendance. More...

CCHS works out in Demopolis

The Clarke County High football team traveled to Demopolis last week and played in an 11-on-11 drill with Demopolis, Sweet Water and Bibb County. “It was a great experience and I think we got a lot out it,” Head Coach Chris Young said. More...

GH Pee Wee sign-ups Sat.

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football season is upon us and sign-ups are being held during the month of July. The first was held July 5 and the other two dates are July 23 and 30. Those are on Saturday and will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Beware the flapdoodlers this year

* It was beloved 20th-century American dancer, singer and actor Fred Astaire who made the following sage observation: “The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. More...

Celebrating 96 years

Mother Revie Mae Barren’s 96th birthday celebration was July 7 at Brookshire Manor hosted by the Believer’s House of Worship Ministry. More...

Clean headlights with toothpaste

* Use toothpaste to clean headlights: Simply apply a healthy dose of toothpaste to the plastic cover, use a clean, damp rag to buff in small circles, and wash away. Don’t press down too hard. More...

Grove Hill’s oldest retailer has new owners

Grove Hill’s oldest retail business traded hands last week. Richard Boone and Brooks Davis, owners of Little Drug in Linden, have purchased City Drugs. City Drugs is nearly 58 years old. Dale Harris opened the business in 1957. More...

Butts cleared of all counts in fed court

A federal court jury Tuesday afternoon found Tanya O. Butts of Grove Hill not guilty of all eight counts of stealing from Jackson companies she was a part-owner of, Hometown Hospice and Medical Equipment of Jackson. More...

GH Mayor Jackson running for full term

Grove Hill Mayor Cynthia McGill Jackson is seeking a full term in this year’s municipal election. “I will be seeking election on Aug. 23, 2016. I humbly ask for your support and prayers.” More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown

Stephen Lamark “Steve” Brown, 43, a native of McIntosh and resident of Mobile, departed this life July 5, 2016. More...

Love

Sidney (Brother) Love Jr., 79, traded this life for eternity on July 12, 2016 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born March 1, 1937 to the late Sidney Love Sr. and Mattie Morrissette Love in Grove Hill. More...

Carter

John L. Carter Jr., 78, of Jackson passed away July 13, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1937 to John L. Carter Sr. and Inez Atchison Carter. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The VFW Post 5106 and its Auxiliary will have its monthly meeting Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. No one does more for a veteran than the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Please attend. More...

Church News

Area Church News

Bethlehem Holiness Church will have its new church Dedication Service Sunday, July 24 at 10 a.m. There will be various speakers and singers. Lunch will be served and then a short afternoon service to follow. There will be no evening service. More...

Editorial

Wanted: House leaders

Former Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was sentenced to four years in prison, but the public ridicule and scorn his extended legal battle brought to the state will hang over the legislative process for months to come. More...

Jeff Sessions for czar for Trump’s wall project?

Editor’s Notes

Jeff Sessions has been a conservative Republican on the sidelines for most of his U.S. Senate; always a good soldier you could count on in the trenches but never quite a leader. More...

It could come down to Florida again

Inside the Statehouse

Sometimes when I observe national politics I am enthralled by the magnificent creation of our American government. More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated July 7-13

James Randall Howard, to James Howard-As Trustee. Betty H. Council, to Betty Jean Luker. George Richard Horshok, to Terry W. Poole. Dale D. Harris, to Duke Family LTD. Melvin Wayne Rachel, to Cynthia B. Rachel. Dale D. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 12-19 include: Tyrees Devell Harris, 22, attempting to elude a police officer, obstruction, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...