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July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Allen-Walker Road resurfacing estimated to cost $1.27 million

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation to resurface County Route 19, the Allen-Walker Road. The resurfacing project has been estimated at just over $1.27 million. More...

Blaylock running for GH mayor

Robyn Blaylock is a candidate for mayor of Grove Hill in the Aug. 23 municipal election. More...

ALDOT worker hit by ALDOT vehicle on 84

An Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) employee was struck by an ALDOT vehicle on Highway 84 Monday afternoon. Sheriff Ray Norris said Randy Bumpers of Coffeeville was thrown at least 40 feet after being struck by the ALDOT pickup. More...

Special Sections

Community

Locals attend Harding Forum in Arkansas

Four area high school students attended the Harding University National Leadership Forum 2016 held in Searcy, Arkansas on June 5-10. They were among 300 delegates from across the country. More...

Wreck on Chilton Road

This car overturned on the Chilton Road Tuesday afternoon. The wreck happened about one mile from Highway 43. Brook Hendley was the driver and Brittney Hendley was a passenger. Neither appeared to be seriously hurt. More...

Demos’ Ford prefiles bills to allow lottery and casinos

House Minority Leader Craig Ford, D-Gadsden, announced last week that he will pre-file a pair of lottery bills next week in anticipation of the governor calling a special legislative session. Rep. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will host a 5th Saturday night singing, July 30 at 7 p.m. with finger foods served afterward. Bro. William Gibbons invites you to attend. More...

Editorial

Doggone it

Our Opinions

The above was the headline on an editorial in The Democrat on Feb,. 17, 2011 after a jogger was dog-bitten as she ran along Church Street in the middle of Grove Hill. More...

Mandatory checks

On another animal topic we note the new mandatory game check system that takes effect this year for hunters. Chuck Sykes, director of the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, was in Jackson last week to explain the program. More...

Naming Supreme Court justices

Inside the Statehouse

As we have watched and participated in the presidential foray this entire year, an equally important event occurred. The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is a very important event in American government. More...

Records

Jackson Police

Jackson police investigated the following incidents the past week: Reckless endangerment was reported July 18 in the 1900 block of Commerce Street. Theft of property was reported July 18 in the 2400 block of College Avenue. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail July 19-July 25 are detailed: Loretha Denise Doss-Andrews, 48, county inmate, negotiating worthless instrument. Sandra Cowan Pace, 55, county inmate, health violations. More...

Thomasville Arrests

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following activities of the department for the week of July 18-24. More...

Hospital’s new ER nearing completion

Work is on schedule for the new $4.5 million emergency room addition at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. A lot of work appears still to be done but hospital personnel say the addition is slated to be operational by mid August. More...

T’ville, Fulton firefighters best at state

T’ville wins, Fulton second; both are always top contenders

For the second year in a row, the Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department won the Alabama Association of Volunteer Fire Departments’ annual firefighters contest. More...

Lavender Lane fire

The home of Kyle Dumas on Lavender Lane on the east side of Grove Hill suffered extensive fire damage Monday afternoon. The fire appeared to have started in the attic. Grove Hill, Antioch and Helwestern firefighters responded. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Moss Jr.

Edgar Evan Moss Jr., 78, a native of the Good Hope community of Jackson and a resident of McIntosh, departed this life on July 19, 2016 at his home. More...

Bradford

Ella Agnes Bradford, 87, of Grove Hill, passed away July 23, 2016 at her residence. She was born Feb. 4, 1929 to Fred Lee and Nettie Attlee Leonard in Grove Hill and was a member of The Cornerstone Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Parrish

Maurice W. Parrish, age 93, passed away July 18, 2016. She was born May 9, 1923 to Bertha and Mack Wilson. Mrs. Parrish had worked as a city clerk for the city of Jackson. More...

Sports

State working to get wood ducks banded

For most waterfowlers, these dog days of summer dripping with humidity are for daydreaming about the season to come. That doesn’t apply to Seth Maddox, however. More...

Wood finishes fourth at Youth World

The National Barrel Horse Association sponsored their yearly event, Youth World in Perry, Ga. this past week. There were over 2000 riders representing the United States as well as France, Italy, Brazil and other countries. More...

Sports QUIZ

1. Cincinnati pitcher Aroldis Chapman set a major-league record in 2015 for fastest to reach 500 career strikeouts (292 innings). Who had held the mark? 2. The 1954 World Series featured the batting-average champions for each league. Name them. More...

Lifestyle

To Your Good Health

Checking for breast cancer recurrence

DEAR DR. ROACH: A few days ago, I heard a report on breast cancer recurrence. I had cancer in my left breast in 1995, and on my right side in 2003. What are your thoughts on the subject? There is no history of breast cancer in my family. — P.M. More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Eat healthy can add years to your life, study says

Sticking to a healthy diet now may help with mobility as we age. So says a new study that looked at preventing or delaying a physical decline later. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

What Roto-Rooter says clogs the pipes

* Spread out your fingers as far as you can, then measure the distance between the end of your thumb and the opposite side of your palm. That distance is known as your shaftment. More...