April 6, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Political Announcement

Deas seeks District 3 County Commission seat

Thomas E. "Tommy" Deas, is running for the District 3 seat on the Clarke County Commission. More...

Tombigbee River erosion study OK'd

For years, property owners along the banks of the lower Tombigbee River have watched their property slip away-literally. Massive oak trees, roads, boat landings and lake homes all have fallen victim to the currents of the Tombigbee. More...

Longtime reporter writes of career

Al Benn's new book is 'Reporter: Covering Civil Rights...And Wrongs In Dixie'

Pennyslavania native Al Benn was fresh out of the Marines and college with a journalism degree in hand when he moved to Alabama in the early 1960s. More...

Special Sections

Business

ARP produces 10 millionth ton of pulp

Alabama River Pulp Company, Inc. (ARP) marked a special production milestone on Monday, March 13 with the manufacture of its 10 millionth ton of market pulp. More...

Sports

Gymnastic honors

Powell wins overall solo award

Leighton Powell of Grove Hill, performing a jazz dance to "Respect," recently won top overall solo at Showstoppers Dance Competition in Mobile. Also, a trio and three other group dances in which she is a member won top awards in their categories. More...

Lady Gators have tough time in tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators traveled to Mobile this past weekend to play in the Faith Academy Invitational Tournament. More...

Bulldogs put pounding on Straughn in area tilt

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs kept their playoff hopes alive as they took Straughn to the woodshed last Friday 20-3 in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

GH Town Hall too busy to answer phone?

We%27ve all been frustrated by automated answering services. You know what we%27re talking about. You dial a business number and rather than talking to a warm-blooded human being you get a recording: More...

Riley and Sparks conspired on 'mad cow' story?

Alabama Scene

As recent as a week ago I was defending Roy Moore, the GOP gubernatorial candidate, for expressing his fears...albeit clumsily...about the possible dangers involved in electing delegates to a Constitutional Convention. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Bush could stomp for state Republicans

An interesting question, which will be answered later this year, is whether the winner of the Republican Primary will ask for an endorsement or campaign help from President George W. Bush. More...

Schools

Womanless beauty review held recently

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes sponsored a Womanless Beauty Review on Friday, Mar. 24. Bubbett Barnes, the 2005 "Beauty Queen", (aka Bubba Barnes) was appropriately "dressed" to crown his successor to the delight of the student body. More...

Poster winners for Black History month

As part of Black History Month, students were asked to participate in the "I Have a Dream" essay and poster design contest. More...

CCHS band performs at Mardi Gras in Mobile, New Orleans

The Clarke County High School Royal Band of Blue was extremely busy for the past few months. In January, the band participated in a parade celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Lisman. More...

Murder, drug cases set on jury docket

The criminal jury term will begin in Clarke County Circuit Court April 10, with Judges Harold Crow and Thomas Baxter presiding. More...

Spring break week keeps area lawmen pretty busy

Spring break was a bad time for drivers breaking traffic laws in the county, as many arrests were made over the past week for driving under the influence and other traffic violations. More...

Grove Hill's Relay for Life is Friday

Grove Hill%27s Relay for Life will be held Friday, April 7. The sixth annual fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society will be at the Clarke County Museum. More...

Friday is deadline to qualify for offices

This Friday, April 7, is the last day for Democratic and Republican candidates to qualify to run in the June 6 primaries in Alabama. More...

A beautiful day for Grove Hill's Lions Fest

Saturday was April 1-April Fool%27s Day-but it was no joke that it was a beautiful day for the Grove Hill Lions Club%27s Lions Fest. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Perine Frances Phillips Perine, 63, of Choctaw Bluff died April 1, 2006 at her residence. More...

Community

Newspaper recognized

The Alabama House of Representatives recently passed a resolution recognizing The Clarke County Democrat on its 150th anniversary. The newspaper was started in January, 1856. State Rep. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Ted Dyonell Watkins, to Caron Jordan; Robert Tyrone Griffin, to Jessica Dawn Jones; Morgan Lamaurice Coleman, to Glendine Chapman; David Gildersleeve, to Juanita McClain; David Isaac Williams, to Callie Rae Hudso More...

Cards of Thanks

We want to express our appreciation for the many acts of kindess shown during the sickness and death of our father, William "Peanut" Sheffield, Sr. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

New Business Workshop

The Alabama Department of Revenue%27s free New Business Workshop is scheduled for More...

Church News

Announcements

St. James A.M.E. to have spring revival

St. James A.M.E. Church in Jackson located on the Choctaw Bluff Highway will continue its spring revival Thursday, (tonight), April 6 and end Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Palm Sunday, April 9

The gospel according to the fig tree

Read Luke 13: 6-9, you will find a parable lit by grace and packed with warnings. Here is the gospel of another chance and the last chance. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Beach trip yeilds simple meal plan

It was spring break and like a lot of others from Clarke county, we headed to our weekend retreat in Gulf Shores. Our plan was to lounge around and become beach bums for a week. Like many others, we stayed mostly indoors because of the cold snap. More...

Gardening With Dora

Japanese wisteria behaves badly

The Japanese wisteria is blooming in woodland edges now. Those of us who like all flamboyantly blooming plants admire it from the safety of our cars because all of us know if it were in our yard it would come in our house and eat the children. More...