August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

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Mobile Forest Products’ new shop building is going up on Max Gillis Road between the Highways 43/84 intersection and the district office of the Alabama Department of Transportation. More...

G-P hosting job fair seeking workers for Alabama River mill

Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose mill in Perdue Hill is seeking production operators and will hold a job fair in Monroeville this Saturday, Aug. More...

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Community

Jackson Medical Center Pres/CEO tells hospital’s side of recent news

Dear Editor, Over the last several weeks there has been a lot of news in the papers and on Facebook about the healthcare situation in Clarke County. More...

T’ville school bus has an accident first week of school but injuries minor

A Thomasville City School bus had an accident during a heavy thunderstorm Friday afternoon on Finley Crossing Road.  Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Garth Moss said the accident happened a little past 4 p.m. More...

Rite Aid closes Thomasville store

Rite Aid’s pullout of nearly all of its drug stores in the Southeast has begun and that includes its store in Thomasville.  More...

Calendar

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The Grove Hill Public Library will have a featured speaker, Ms. Marion (Bumpy) Bumpers Friday, Aug. 17 from 2 until 4 p.m. The topic will be about how things were in Grove Hill in the past and how they are today.   More...

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Church News

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Mackey Branch #2 Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its Revival Thursday, Aug. 16 and end Friday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Jimmy Prince, pastor of the Bethlehem Baptist Church of Bay Minette will be the evangelist. More...

Mother pens story of tragedy and the faith that helped her cope

Toni Cowart’s story is one that has been in the making for almost 21 years. More...

Wait upon the Lord

Pastor’s Sermon

There are moments when one is inclined to wonder whether God sees and hears all that is happening in and around us. If God is aware of current happenings, why is He not acting? Where is God when evil pops up and seems to take control?   More...

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Northern Bob White Quail: Returning to our landscape?

I remember so many summer nights, sitting on a different front porch throughout the community visiting with my grandmother and hearing the distinctive call of the Northern Bob White Quail.  More...

Garbage bids are sought

Commissioners have been told to expect significant hike from current provider

The Clarke County Commission is seeking bids for the county’s solid waste collection and disposal. More...

Jackson hospital withdraws request for city council to co-sign bank note

It was expected that the Aug. 14 meeting of the Jackson City Council would include discussion regarding the council becoming a guarantor on a loan to pay off a $300,000 debt at Jackson Medical Center. More...

Scammers posing as lawmen’s benefactors shouldn’t call lawmen

If you are a scammer masquerading as a caller for a law enforcement benefactor organization, you probably shouldn’t be calling a lawman.  More...

LIGHTNING STRIKE

A lightning storm with heavy rain passed through the area last Thursday evening. Lightning struck a tall tree at Joe and Rachel Lindsey’s residence on the south side of Grove Hill. Bark and debris were thrown 50 feet. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Acton - Free Access

Tracy Wilkinson Acton, 51, of Tuscaloosa passed away Aug. 13, 2018 at her residence. Tracy was an administrative assistant for the University of Alabama School of Medicine for 20 years. She retired due to health issues. More...

Counselman - Free Access

Joyce Havelin Conselman, 80, of Grove Hill, passed away Aug. 14, 2018 at her residence. She was born Nov. 1, 1937 to William and Carrie Havelin. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking and reading her Bible.  More...

Bettis

Dorothy Jean Nobles Bettis, 62, a native of Grove Hill and resident of Whatley departed this life Aug. 7, 2018 at her residence.   She was born June 17, 1956 to the parentage of Willie Nobles and Lola Bell Calhoun Nobles.  More...

Sports

Football 2018 Gators open season Friday hosting Canton

The Clarke Prep School Gators will get the 2018 football season started a week earlier than planned as they host the Panthers of Canton Academy this Friday at Hamilton Field.  The Gators, coming off a 3-8 season, are under the direction of new H More...

Skyy South Gym grand re-opening Saturday in C’ville

Undefeated heavyweight boxer Robert Alfonso (16-0) will spar heavyweights from Germany and France as part of Skyy South's Grand Re- Opening Saturday, August 18, 1 p.m. More...

Shark scrimmage set for Sunday

A good-natured battle between the mayors of Coffeeville and Jackson will be part of the festivities this Sunday when Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy holds their annual Grey-White intra-squad scrimmage.  Jackson Mayor Paul South will be the honora More...

Editorial

Hospital discussion good but it should have come much earlier

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A new hospital is coming out of the ground on the south side of Thomasville. Some say it will be a boom for Thomasville and for healthcare not only there but in the region as well. More...

Alabama Democrats apparently like the status quo of being losers

The Democratic Party will always be in second place in this state as long as Joe Reed has a stranglehold on the Alabama Democratic Party.  The longtime black political operative doesn’t want to relinquish one iota of control over the state More...

Kavanaugh will assure Trump legacy

Inside the Statehouse

The appointment of a United States Supreme Court Justice is one of the most profound legacies that a U. S. President can achieve. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 2-8

Michelle A. Law, to Tony Johnson. Jane Eure-Other, to William C. McConnell Sr. Heirs of Margo Anderson, to the Estate of Cecil Lee. Estate of Vergie Mae Overstreet, to the Estate of Cecil Lee. More...