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Freak accident fatal for one on Hwy. 43 at Clarke-Marengo line

A 28-year-old woman was killed in a tragic automobile accident just across the Marengo County line on Highway 43 early Sunday, July 8. Authorities said Rhonda Ann Osborne died at the scene. More...

ROUND-UP STAYS IN THE TANKER

Billy Harrison was on the way to his camp to bush hog Thursday morning, July 5. Driving his pickup, he was pulling a trailer loaded with his tractor. More...

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Community

Reeves injured in tractor mishap

Brian Reeves of the McVay community was injured while using his tractor to clear land on July 9.  Reeves reportedly attempted to knock down a tree he believed to be dead with his tractor. More...

Grove Hill council purchases new tractor, looking at buying new zero-turn mowers

New equipment for the town’s street department and continuing to help ATRC were the main areas addressed at Grove Hill’s Town Council meeting Monday, July 2.  The council approved the bid of $27,784 for a Kubota tractor with a bucket More...

David’s a finalist for ‘Best Catfish’

The Bama’s Best Catfish Restaurant Challenge has netted four finalists in its quest for the tastiest U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish served in the Heart of Dixie.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will continue its Summer Art Camp 2018 Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13 for K-5th graders from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. and for 6th-12th graders from 1 until 4 p.m. More...

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Church News

Church News

First Baptist Fulton will have its Vacation Bible School Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 15 from 9:45 until 12 p.m. with commencement at 6 p.m. for Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. More...

‘Communities of Transformation’ a unique ministry to help people

What do a nurse practitioner, a pastor and a retired school principal have in common? More...

Do not be afraid...have faith in Jesus

Pastor’s Sermon

Scripture: Mark 5:21-43   When the waves of evil hit you badly and you lose someone or something that is precious to you, remember that ALL is not yet over. Jesus still has a plan when all other plans seem to have failed. More...

Lifestyle

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Strange BUT TRUE

Illegal to drive blindfolded in Alabama

* It’s not clear why lawmakers in the state of Alabama once thought it necessary to pass a law forbidding the operation of a vehicle while wearing a blindfold. More...

Comics

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Jackson Med Center looks to county to be co-signer on debt note

Representatives of Gilliard Health Services asked the Clarke County Commissioners Monday for help in securing a loan to pay an outstanding debt.  More...

Car rams pawn shop front, thieves steal several guns

A car was used to ram the front of a Jackson pawn shop in the early morning hours of July 5. The thieves got away with at least 15 guns from Pine City Gun & Pawn on Highway 43. More...

Only runoff races are for statewide offices on Republican Party ballot

If you voted a Democratic ballot in Clarke County on June 5 — or anywhere else in the state for that matter — you can find something else to do Tuesday, July 17, the date of the runoff.  State law prohibits crossover voting. More...

TWO POTS OF GOLD?

Don Wright snapped this photo of a double rainbow along Highway 43 near the Highway 84 overpass Sunday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Belch - Free Access

Frankey Belch, 91, of Jackson passed away July 12, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Sept. 22, 1926 to Frank and Maude Belch in Kirkland, Ga. He was a self-employed farmer in the Salitpa community. More...

Hicks - Free Access

Elizabeth Ann Hicks, 86, of Dixons Mills died July 10, 2018 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born July 21, 1932 in Dixons Mills to Roy and Erma Dixon. She was a member of Dixons Mills Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Elmore - Free Access

Janice Copeland Elmore, 72, passed away peacefully in her sleep July 10, 2018 where she was institutionalized for the past three years. She was a loving mother, sister and friend and will be sadly missed. Survivors include three brothers an More...

Sports

GH’s Robinson still grinding on the gridiron

Grove Hill native Justin Robinson turned heads this season in helping lead his Prattville Patriots APDFL (Amateur to Professional Developmental Football League) to the championship game.  Robinson, who graduated from Clarke County High School, h More...

Photos

Clarke County hosted Millry in an OTA Tuesday morning. The idea is to include the lineman who are often left out of the 7-on-7 drills. The two teams matched up the different groups. More...

Sign-ups for GH Pee Wee set

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football and cheerleading sign-ups will be July 28 from 9:30 a.m. More...

Editorial

Alabama needs more troopers on the roads

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No one likes to get a traffic ticket or to be reprimanded by a law enforcement officer.  But the truth is, Alabama needs more state troopers on the highways. More...

A good news story: ‘Cave boys’ rescued!

Despite all the fussing about immigration, a Supreme Court justice, the Russian investigation and more, everyone was on the same page in pulling for the rescue of 12 soccer players and their coach trapped in a Thailand cave for 18 days.  More...

Alabama’s speeding, reckless driving

Speed kills. We have all been told that since driver’s education class, and yet American drivers routinely exceed the speed limit. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of July 3-9 include the following:   David Steven Turner, 56, harassment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Thomas Dean Dumas Jr., 29, theft of property second degree, $1 More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of July 2 – July 8, 2018, is listed below.   More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated June 28-July 3

Richard Howard Harvey, to Andrea M. Bolen.  First US Bank, to Jennifer Skipper.  Rayford Y. More...

Schools

University of Alabama names students to dean’s list and president’s list

A total of 11,347 students enrolled during the 2018 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean’s List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President’s List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A’s). More...