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February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mullinex and Davis named Clarke’s Teachers of Year

Teachers of the Year were recognized prior to the Feb. 16 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education.  Donnette Mullinex was selected as Elementary Teacher of the Year and Keller Monet L. More...

Sellers honored with Eddie Slayton Award

Michael Goldman, chairman of the Child Advocacy Center’s board of directors, presented Jane Sellers with the Eddie Slayton Memorial Award Saturday during the group’s annual dinner and benefit auction. More...

Special Sections

Community

Sellers’ work, HIPPY’s success noted at dinner

During her decades as an educator and her most recent venture as director of the Clarke County Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program, Jane Sellers has helped hundreds of children build a strong foundation for their educ More...

Severe weather supplies are tax-free this weekend

Alabama shoppers will be able to purchase severe weather preparedness supplies tax free from Friday, Feb. 21, to Sunday, Feb. 23. During the three-day tax holiday, consumers can save money while stocking up on needed supplies. More...

Agriculture News

Alabama Farmers Federation

National Cotton Council predicts 14% increase In Alabama cotton acres   A recently released National Cotton Council survey shows Alabama farmers plan to increase cotton acreage by more than 14 percent in 2017. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center will be offering an evening pottery class Thursday, Feb. 23 and Friday, Feb. 24 from 6 until 8 p.m. The maximum number of students is six with a fee of $75 per person. More...

Church News

Faith, friendship focus of book by Washington County author

Washington County author Mel Ann Sullivan never dreamed when God called her to take a closer walk with Him more than 10 years ago that it would launch a writing career. More...

Photo

HONORING BUMPY — The Grove Hill Library honored Marion “Bumpy” Bumpers as Grove Hill’s Artist of the Year at a reception Sunday. More...

Photo

HAPPY 90TH — Lola Jean Reid of Campbell holds a photocopy of the Feb. 17, 1927 Clarke County Democrat — published on the day she was born. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Billions run by fast

* It was world-renowned American photographer Ansel Adams who made the following sage observation: “It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”   * You might be surprised to learn that the bloo More...

‘I took an aspirin!’

DEAR DR. ROACH: I took an aspirin for a seeming heart attack and went to the hospital, where I was asked if I had taken any meds. More...

Yes, you need a hobby

Hobbies can help keep us physically and mentally fit, and there are plenty of them to choose from. If you’ve recently retired, you might not even know where to begin. Here are some ideas to get you started.  More...

Annexation OK’d of property on town’s south-side

The old Grove Hill Tie and Timber plant location along the east side of Highway 43 just south of the municipal limits was annexed by an ordinance Tuesday evening. More...

Trailer stolen from locked yard at local business

The old saying that locks are for honest people proved true last week when a thief or thieves broke a padlocked chained gate to enter a fenced yard at G & D Outdoors in Grove Hill and stole a 20-foot trailer.  The theft occured sometime over More...

Historical Society will meet in T’ville this Sunday

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26.  More...

Career tech center stymied as state wants $500,000 in upgrades

Plans for a Clarke County career tech center to teach skills and work ethics to high school students have hit a snag. More...

Bumpy: ‘Did you hear what she said?’

Marion “Bumpy” Bumpers reacts to Janiece Taylor’s compliment of how pretty she is. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Atchison - Free Access

LATHAN 3-2-17 Church folder   Atchison Sue Carol Atchison, 68, of Jackson passed away Feb. 22, 2017 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Nov. 8, 1948 to Mermon Lenier Roberts and Clara Odie Anderson Roberts. More...

Huggins

Sara Glover Huggins, 92, of Coffeeville died Feb. 15, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital .  She was born Dec. 23, 1924 in Moundville to George Bennie and Sarah Janie Glover. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. More...

Knight

Julia Hilda Knight, 91, of Thomasville died Feb. 14, 2017 at the Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was born Nov. 6, 1925 in Sandflat. She worked as a clerk at Dunn’s store in Grove Hill and later at Thomasville High School. More...

Sports

Lady Gators jump out to quick 5-0 record

The Clarke Prep Lady Gator softball team is off to a hot start as they swept all four games in the Gator Classic this past weekend. They ended tournament play Saturday with a 15-0 win over Morgan Academy. More...

This game is in our DNA

Sports Scene

It is the game that resides in our DNA. It is a fact that can be proven just by looking back into Man’s past. In the very early days hunters would swing clubs to provide food. More...

Clarke Prep rolls to three wins in Gator Classic

The Clarke Prep baseball Gators finished with a 3-1 record in the Gator Classic this past weekend, with the lone loss coming in their last game on Saturday, 3-1, against South Choctaw.  “We had chances,” head Coach Darrell Hobson sai More...

Editorial

Child Advocacy Center’s benefit dinner impresses Montgomery visitor

Education Matters

Nearly 300 people were squeezed into Jackson’s H. W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House on Saturday night for the 11th annual fundraising dinner and auction to benefit the Regional Child Advocacy Center. More...

Bentley milked the Senate seat deal

Inside the Statehouse

As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun. Get this folks, we have an open governor’s race.  More...

Mardi Gras circle has expanded

Gone South

Mardi Gras is over. Fat Tuesday has passed. Ash Wednesday then Lent.  Of course you won’t see many ash-smudged foreheads up in Northeast Alabama.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Thomasville police arrests, activities

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey reports the following arrests and activities for the department for the week of Feb. 13-19, 2017.  Felony arrest Bridges Jr., Jessie - Possession of a Controlled Substance – 2-18-17   More...

Jackson police calls of past week

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:   A domestic situation was reported Feb. 13 in the 300 block of Walnut Street.  An alarm was reported Feb. More...

Schools

Science fair winners

Science fair winners for the Clarke Prep Science fair are: grades 9-12 (front row l-r) physical: 1st- Abigail Finch, 2nd- Garrett Barnes, 3rd- Katherine Lee Bishop, biological: 1st- Taylor Blackledge More...

CPS Sr., Jr. Beta Clubs

Clarke Prep Sr. Beta Club members are (front row l-r) Cole Bradley, president, Katherine Lee Bishop, vice-president and Billy Harrigan, secretary/treasurer. More...