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April 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life is this Friday on Main Street

The annual Grove Hill Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 1 on Main Street downtown. More...

Telemarketers calling for subscriptions

A telemarketing firm is soliciting subscriptions by phone for The Clarke County Democrat and the other county newspapers. Circulation Solutions, a company based in Albany, Ga., is in charge of the drive. More...

Oldest CCHS grads

Ida Mae Burge Bell, left, Clarke County High School Class of 1938, was the oldest class grad represented at the CCHS OId Timers Reunion Saturday. More...

Special Sections

Community

Booted DHR board member: ‘I need respect’

A woman who was not reappointed to the Clarke County Human Resources Board of Directors was at the Clarke County Commission meeting Tuesday to express her displeasure at how the matter was handled. More...

Coffeeville cleanup efforts

Volunteers in Coffeeville participated April 25 in the annual spring cleanup. Volunteers included J.C. and Hayden Gilpin (bottom photo). More...

ASCC students win Skills USA recognition

Three Alabama Southern Community College students won first-place awards and two more won secondplace awards in the state SkillsUSA Competition held last week in Birmingham. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Masquerade Jewelry Sale will be Thursday, April 30 from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Friday, May 1 from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the hospital’s lobby. More...

Church News

Church News

Cobb-Wilson Cemetery will have a work day Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9 a.m. Bring your own tools. The cemetery is located on the Annie Wilson place. More...

Brunson-Odom to marry May 30 in Mobile church

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Brunson of Semmes announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Ann, to Benjamin Colby Guy Odom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Odom of St. Stephens. More...

Mullins-Wilkerson to wed in Asbury Baptist Chruch

Shelby Jean Mullins and Alton Grady Wilkerson will exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. at Asbury Baptist Church. Miss Mullins is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Mullins of Grove Hill. Mr. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 21-28 include: DeJoun Ontario Taylor, 47, probation revocation, $950 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated April 16-23 Sandra H. Mott, to Jackie McLain Hawk. Helen Peters Guy, to David D. Harvey. Estate of Reginald Hollis Cooper, to Renee Cooper. Rachel Cooper Holley- Other, to Reginald Hollis J. Cooper. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Assault first degree was reported on April 16 on Walker Springs Road. More...

Spice usage up; local hospital treats 5 recently

Alabama hospitals have reported a total of 462 patients seen from March 15 through April 20 who have experienced symptoms after smoking or ingesting synthetic cannabinoids (or marijuana) commonly known as spice. More...

Murdered woman identified in cold case dating to 1973

Forty-one years after skeleton remains were discovered in a Choctaw County dump, the identity of the individual has been confirmed, as has the fact that she was murdered. Diane Kelly Gonzales of Gulfport, Miss. More...

Republican commissioners kill resolution opposing probate judge’s pay hike

Three of the five Clarke County commissioners Tuesday voted against a resolution opposing legislative bills that would give probate judges, including Clarke County’s across the state significant pay raises if they become law. More...

Mexia couple gets lump sum $53 million in lotto win

Residents in counties to the east and west of Clarke County have had good luck lately. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Clay - Free Access

Lawrence “Son” Clay Jr., 77, of Deer Park died April 26, 2015 at his residence.He was born February 9, 1938 in Meridian, Miss. to the parentage of the late Lawrence Clay Sr. More...

McCoy - Free Access

Marjorie Faile McCoy, 95, of Grove Hill died April 28, 2015. She was born Jan. 8, 1920 in Prichard to the late Roy Cleveland Faile and Cora Lee Beverly. Mrs. McCoy was a retired postal worker. More...

Pugh

Felicia Alane Matthews Pugh, 52, exchanged life for eternity on April 24, 2015. She was born January 12, 1963 in Mobile to the late Derrick Matthews Sr. and the late Eunice Presnall Matthews. More...

Sports

Great turnout for Run the Hill 2015 5K race

Corey Cartwright captured the Men’s Overall 1st Place and Stephanie Nobles took the Women’s Overall 1st Place in the annual Run The Hill 5K Race this past Saturday in Grove Hill. More...

Playing ball together for over 10 years

Clarke County closed out the regular season Friday by playing Jackson. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Jackson, host area tournament

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs closed out the regular season by edging Jackson 1-0 in eight innings last Friday in Grove Hill. In the eighth inning Kiana Barganier was placed at second base using the international tie-break. More...

Editorial

Scrap probate judges’ bill

Our Opinions

How is it that the same Republican legislators who can’t spout enough about easing the oppressive hand of government don’t even blink at offering a bill that arbitrarily raises the pay of a county official and sticks the county with the c More...

Governors who left their mark

Recently, at a forum I was asked the question, “Which governor made a difference in Alabama politics?” The question caught me off guard because I really had not thought about that obvious inquiry. More...

He didn’t lie and could jump, too

* It was noted 20th-century British playwright Tom Stoppard who made the following sage observation: “It is better to be quotable than to be honest.” More...