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September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Are we going to be able to handle it?’

Meeting sought to discuss animal shelter funding

The Clarke County Commission will set a meeting as soon as possible with municipalities to discuss the financial commitments to the new county animal shelter. More...

Grove Hill sets POW ceremony

A National POW/MIA Recognition Day ceremony will be held on Friday, Sept. 19, at Grove Hill Town Hall at 9 a.m. A special Clarke County POW/MIA Roll Call will be held along with the Missing Man Table. More...

Special Sections

Community

Special week recognizes Constitution

The national celebration of Constitution Week begins September 17. The weeklong commemoration of America’s most important document is one of the country’s least known official observances. The U.S. More...

County adopts $12.32 million budget

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a $12,326,172 fiscal year 2015 budget. The General Fund will total $6,867,128.00, and one of the largest segments of the General Fund is the Sheriff’s Department at $2,308,119.. More...

Hwy. 84 accident

Mary Jane Cooper was injured when the SUV she was driving ran off of Highway 84 near Zimco and overturned Sept. 4. Cooper, 55, of Gilbertown was headed east. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Library will introduce books recently donated by the Libri Foundation with a special story time at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 11. Marion “Bumpy” Bumpers will read to children at the library. More...

Church News

Church News

Wilson Chapel A.M.E. Church of Grove Hill will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 11 and end Friday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. James E. McGhee, pastor of the Pine Grove Baptist Church of Bailey, Miss. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Is there a reason for our high unemployment?

Alabama’s unemployment in July was 7%. Clarke County’s is much higher at 12.3% and some of our neighbors are much higher than that. In fact, southwest Alabama has the highest unemployment in the state. More...

Pretty good quotes

Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. Barbara Tober An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought. Simon Cameron More...

Schools

Cheerleaders compete

The Clarke Prep Varsity cheerleaders competed in the AISA State Cheerleading Competition on Aug. 23. The squad performed a routine displaying their dance, cheer, tumbling and stunting skills. More...

SGA busy for new year

The Clarke Prep SGA is off to a great start this year. The organization has a lot of activities planned for the school year and look forward to what is ahead. More...

Students participate in horse shows

Several students at Clarke Prep are enjoying horse shows during the year. Members of the "Equestrian" team recently competed at the Alabama Open Horseman's Association Championship show. More...

Remembering the horror of 13 years ago

I remember watching the scene at left on live television in my office at The Democrat on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. More...

Commissioner Rush’s company gets bid to sell pipe to county

Rush Enterprises of Thomasville was awarded Tuesday the annual bid for pipe by the Clarke County Commission. More...

‘Th’ Burning’ a play based on 1961 civil rights event

“Th’ Burning” is coming to Thomasville Sunday, Oct. 5. The dramatic performance is based on the events of Mother’s Day 1961 when a mob attacked a Freedom Riders bus as it passed through Anniston. More...

Local United Way kicks off $125,000 campaign drive

The United Way of Southwest Alabama held its 2014 campaign kick-off for Clarke County Sept. 4 in the fellowship hall of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jones - Free Access

Henry Lee Jones, 70, of Detroit, Mich. died Sept. 7, 2014. His hometown was Thomasville.Survivors include his wife, Irene Jones, Detroit, Mich.; and a son, Marcus Jones, Detroit, Mich. More...

Roberts - Free Access

Jimmy Dwain Roberts, 67, of Grove Hill died Sept. 15, 2014 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.He was born Sept.  22, 1946 to Northrop D. and Agnes  Louise Roberts. More...

Osborne

Elmaree Coates Osborne, 87, of Coffeeville died Aug. 29, 2014 in Snellville, Ga. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep Gators fall to Marengo

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a 41-0 region game setback at the hands of the Longhorns of Marengo Academy last Friday night in Linden. The game’s start was delayed an hour due to lightning in the area. More...

CCHS Bulldogs blank Blue Eagles 24-0

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs slammed the door shut on the W.S. Neal Blue Eagles 24-0 last Friday night in their first region game of the season. Coming off the tough loss to Jackson last week, the Bulldogs hit W.S. More...

JHS beats Williamson, sets up St. Paul showdown

The Jackson High School football team did not get off to the start it had hoped for on Friday night, but finished in dominating fashion. More...

Lifestyle

Weekend weddings are set

Brasell-Smith to wed in Thomasville Saturday Chelsy Marie Brasell and Nathan Reid Smith will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. on the grounds of the groom’s parents at 4507 Highway 154 in Thomasville. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic menacing was reported on Sept. 1 in the 500 block of East Clinton St. Domestic harassment was reported on Sept. 2 in the 500 block of East Clinton St. More...

Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsMathew Coates Dolbear, toHeather Leighann Bozeman.Nathan Reid Smith, toChelsy Marie Brasell.Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, notnecessarily actual marriages. More...