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July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer almost gone as schools ready to resume

Public and private schools open in the next few weeks in Clarke County. Following is a list of orientation and open house dates: Grove Hill  Clarke Prep – Open House, 6 p.m. on Aug. 7. First day of school is Aug. 11. More...

Sales tax holiday is this weekend

Alabama’s tax-free weekend for back-to-school clothes and supplies is scheduled for the first weekend in August. The state Revenue Department says the 4 percent state sales tax will be waived from Friday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 3. More...

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Community

Log truck driver dies in Hwy. 64 wreck

A truck driver for C & L Pulpwood of Silas, in Choctaw County, was killed Wednesday morning when the loaded log truck he was driving ran off of Highway 69 just south of Coffeeville and overturned More...

T’ville’s Day reacts angrily to charges he favors golf course over library

You could hear Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day pounding his fist on the council bench. “I’m responding angrily, but I want everyone to get their facts straight,” he said. More...

Jackson seeking businesses for economic development

When municipalities work to give the local economy a shot in the arm, recruitment of industry is always at the top of the list. Jackson Economic Developer Jesse Quillen said the same is true for the Pine City. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Lupus Support Group Meetings will be the first Monday of each month at 2 p.m. at the White-Smith Memorial Library in Jackson. Jocelyn F. Lewis and Leslie Savage will be the hosts. The next meeting will be Aug. 4. More...

Church News

Church News

Amazing Grace Deliverance Church of Thomasville will have a Musical Workshop Wednesday, July 30, Thursday, July 31, and Friday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. and ending Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The workshop will be conducted by Jessica Harmon. More...

Editorial

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What Others say

Time to repeal prohibition again — legalize marijuana

Editor’s note: The Democrat isn’t advocating legalizing marijuana but we did find the New York Times editorial Saturday interesting. It is a revolutonary recommendation. More...

Gone South

Can’t stop being a historian

When my major professor and mentor from graduate school days retired, he actually retired. He spent the rest of his years reading all the novels Zane Grey ever wrote and becoming a pretty good country-jazz guitarist. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 22-29 include: Brenda Washington, 33, disorderly conduct, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Lukewarm response to rezoning of properties

The Grove Hill Planning Commission is considering two separate rezoning requests that could lead to more mobile homes and a boarding house for at-list teens in the town limits. More...

Gov. Bentley visits Southwest Alabama, attends programs in Chatom and T’ville

Black Belt Action Commission meet in T’ville focuses on area needs

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley sees improvement in the Black Belt as “a long term process. We’re not going to kill any of our ills overnight. We may disagree on the way we do certain things, but that is OK. More...

Grandmother, grandkids die in wreck

Thomasville resident Diane Downey , 64, and her two grandchildren, Brooke, 10, and Nathan , 8, were killed in a wreck on Interstate 10 near Tallahassee, Fla. Tuesday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lanier

Mr. Willie Davis Lanier, 71, of Jackson died July 23, 2014. He was born Dec. 4, 1942 in Jackson to the parentage of the late Randolph Lanier and Annie Mae Roper Lanier Law. More...

Adams

Lyndon Adams, age 49, a native of McIntosh and a resident of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. died July 27, 2014 at Riverdale Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, New York. More...

Pugh

Kevin Lamont Pugh, 41, of Montgomery and native of Toddtown, transitioned into eternity on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Baptist South Hospital Montgomery. More...

Sports

Play time over: Practice starts Thurs.

The Clarke Prep School Gator football team traveled to Butler last week to play in a 7-on-7 passing clinic. “I thought we did pretty good running our Wing-T stuff and some other things that we had put in,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

CCHS football practice stars Monday

The first day for football practice for the AHSAA member schools is Monday, Aug. 4. Clarke County will be in the weight room that morning and on the field by 3 p.m. They will be back on the field Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. as well. More...

Lady Gators start vball

Clarke Prep’s volleyball team has started practice and is gearing up for their season opener in a few weeks. Coach Katelyn Dunagan has 15 on the varsity and around the same on the JV team. More...

Lifestyle

Jones-Breedlove to exchange vows Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Dale Jones of Pike Road, Ala. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alana Dale to Logan Hayes Breedlove, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mayton Breedlove Jr. of Jackson. More...

Sweet Water woman is UWA counselor helping with Ambassador program

The University of West Alabama welcomed more than 315 incoming freshmen to its annual Tiger Trails Orientation on July 10. The group of freshmen spent two days learning the ropes on campus from various departments. More...

Schools

Police Incident Reports

Jackson and Thomasville Police Depts.

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Theft was reported on July 21 in the 200 block of Linden Ave. A bike was reported stolen. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applicationsCalvin James Rankin, to Karon Danielle Donald.Quintin Lekeith Pugh, to Tynesha Latrice McConnell.Jason Vince Barnes, to Amy Christine Baugh.David Lee McCaskill, to Latoya Bontrice Buster.Christopher Dylan French, to Kaitl More...