Local Al’s 5 & 10 store closing after 28 years

Al’s 5 & 10 is closing the doors after nearly three decades of business in Jackson. Marc Loeb of Mobile, owner of the store, said, “It was not an easy decision to make and something I would rather not have to do but something that has to be done.” His father, Alvin Loeb, founded the stores in 1979 but died […]

Locally made trusses in new C-M Gas building

Work is progressing on the new Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District’s administrative building on Ochre Avenue in Jackson. Hub Construction of Jackson is constructing the 10,000 square foot building that is costing just over $1.5 million. Tuesday workers were setting roof trusses in place that were built by Liberty Building Products of Grove Hill. Once the new building is completed, the […]

Clarke County United Way kicks off annual campaign

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said the Clarke County United Way can meet and exceed its 2007 campaign goal of $155,000 if everyone is given the opportunity to contribute. Day is the 2007 campaign chairman and told a gathering at the kickoff luncheon Monday at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church that while big donations are important, “A lot of individuals, […]

Clarke County residents asked to help clean up

Clarke County residents are being asked to help make the county more beautiful by participating in the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter (CCCAL) Fall Litter Awareness Week, Sept. 23-29. CCCAL Chairperson Patricia DuBose said area businesses, church groups, schools, civic organizations and individuals are being asked to clean up in their vicinities to help rid the county of unsightly litter. […]

Sex offender released

Jason Arnold, a convicted sex offender, recently registered with the Jackson Police Department, as required by state law. Arnold, 23, is an African- American male who is 5 ft. 8 in. tall and weighs approximately 135 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. Arnold served time for a first degree sexual abuse conviction in Mobile County. His victim was […]

Grove Hill residents complain about smelling raw sewage

Residents of two local subdivisions attended the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Monday to complain about the odor of sewage in and around their homes. “We all have sewage problems. It runs out in my front yard at least once a year. My mother lives across the street and she’s had ongoing problems with the smell and my neighbors have […]

Missing man found dead

Aman missing since the middle of last week was found dead Monday just off Hebron Road in Grove Hill. Family members became concerned when Glen Vann, 57, did not show up for work Thursday, Sept. 13. He had been living in a camper in a trailer park on Hebron Road. Area lawmen began searching for him Sunday, Sept. 16. Vann’s […]

Ala. Speaker of the House to visit Grove Hill Sept. 25

State Rep. and Speaker of the House Seth Hammett, DAndalusia, will visit Grove Hill Tuesday, Sept. 25. Hammett will be speaking at the Clarke County Courthouse at 3:30 p.m. on a variety of state issues. Some have suggested that Hammett could be a candidate for governor in 2010 but Hammett has not stated his intentions. Hammett is coming to Clarke […]

State bar association seeks to retain jurisdiction in DuBose case

The Alabama State Bar Association filed a writ of mandamus with the Alabama Supreme Court last week, seeking to retain jurisdiction in the Stuart DuBose attorney misconduct case. Tony McLain, general counsel for the bar association, explained that the bar’s Board of Disciplinary Appeals acted on an appeal filed by DuBose about three weeks ago, ruling in DuBose’s favor that […]

Injured hummingbird rescued

Buster James, of Jackson, recently rescued this injured hummingbird he found in his yard in High Acres. “I was getting more feed for my hummingbird feeders when I found him on the ground,” said James. “He couldn’t fly so I picked him up and have been attempting to nurse him back to health.” James added that he had planned to […]