April 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

CHS teacher still in jail on murder-for-hire and sex charges

A year ago the Clarke County Board of Education received an anonymous note that a teacher at Coffeeville High School was sexually involved with a student. More...

Forestry festival in Grove Hill May 6

The Alabama Treasure Forest Association's Forestry Festival promises fun for the entire family on Saturday, May 6. The organization will be hosting a festival in Grove Hill at the Clarke Prep School grounds. More...

Richardson pleas guilty on porn charges

Stephen Richardson, of Thomasville, pleaded guilty to the charge of a parent allowing a minor to engage in pornography and received a life sentence in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. More...

Time to clean up Grove Hill!

The week of April 23 - 29 has been selected as Grove Hill's annual spring clean up. This event is in conjunction with the Alabama PALS (People Against a Littered State) statewide cleanup program during the month of April. More...

Alabama River workers recognized

Employees of Alabama River Woodlands (ARW) and Alabama River Chip Mills (ARCM) were recognized for outstanding safety achievement during a company-wide meeting and lunch held Tuesday, March 14 at the ARW office in Claiborne. More...

Special Sections

Sports

CPS Lady Gators pound South Choctaw

Tess Ackerman struck out 13 South Choctaw batters as the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the Lady Rebels 10-4 in Grove Hill Monday afternoon. More...

GH Dixie Youth leagues have opening day Sat.

Grove Hill Dixie Youth baseball and softball leagues kick of their season this Saturday with their annual opening day Jamboree. More...

Clarke County wins battle of Bulldogs with SWHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs exploded for nine runs in two innings to beat the Sweet Water Bulldogs 11-1 Tuesday afternoon in Grove Hill. More...

Calendar

School board meets Clarke County Board of Education will meet More...

Editorial

Run-offs delayed until July 18 so overseas troops can vote

Alabama Scene

The Alabama Legislature has passed a law putting off the run-off elections in Alabama until July 18 to allow time for members of the armed forces serving around the world to vote in that election. More...

Remembering storms' destruction

Congress Reports

This past week Congress was in recess for the Easter break. The brief break from Washington, D.C. afforded me time to travel to three of the counties in my district. More...

Productive session to be election year

Inside the Statehouse

There is an old political saying that nobody's life, liberty, or property is safe while the Alabama Legislature is in session. If this adage is true then you can take your billfold out of hiding because the session ended Monday. More...

Separate accidents fatal for 2

Separate accidents claimed a Coffeeville man and a Salitpa man this week. More...

C-M Gas directors and employees agree on new personnel handbook

Automated meter reading system set for Orange Beach

Members of the Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District Board of Directors approved changes to the employee handbook during their meeting Monday afternoon. More...

Gov. Riley inks bill to let T'ville vote wet/dry

Gov. Bob Riley signed House Bill 822 Friday paving the way for a vote on legalizing alcohol sales in Thomasville. More...

CCARC's Spring Jubilee Saturday

The Clarke County Association for Retarded Citizens (CCARC) will host its annual "Spring Jubilee" this Saturday in Jackson and everyone is invited to come out and enjoy a day of fun activities, good food and entertainment. More...

Grove Hill Greer's not closing but does solicit public's comments

Rumors have run rampant through Grove Hill over the past couple of weeks that the Greers Food Tiger grocery store is closing. More...

Brothers arrested for trying to outrun a roadblock check

Two brothers were arrested Sunday when they tried to outrun police after avoiding a check point. More...

$739,000 grant will encourage state pickup drivers to wear seat belts

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded a $739,000 grant for a statewide campaign encouraging Alabamians, particularly those who drive pickups, to wear seat belts. More...

Frankville Fiddler's Convention

The 29h Annual "Old Time Fiddler's Convention" at Frankville was held Saturday. It has been an annual event of the W.N. Reynolds Lodge # 900 F. & A. M. since 1977 but its roots date to the 1920s. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leggett Mary Francis Nicholson Leggett, 59, of Walker Springs died April 12, 2006 at her residence. More...

Community

Cards of Thanks and Memoriams

May I use The Democrat to express my many thanks and appreciation for so many cards, phone calls, flowers and visits during my recent stay in Providence in Mobile. Every one has been so kind. More...

Auction company gets OK to have sale at Grove Hill airport in May

The Grove Hill Town Council agreed to rent land adjacent to the airport to United Auction Company for an auction to be held in May. More...

Grove Hill scenes from the '50s or '60s

Joe McCorquodale of Jackson found these pictures in his office recently. More will be shared in the following weeks. Some scenes may be familiar but many are not. More...

Church News

Sharing the journey eases fear

Once a Native North American told the story of a hunting trip with his father. He said, as he and his father trekked deeper into the forest, he became afraid they were lost. More...

Announcements

New Greater Baptist to have spring revival New Greater First Baptist Church of Thomasville will continue its spring revival Thursday, (today), April 20 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. L.L. More...

Youths participate in community service

On March 17-18 the youth groups of Stave Creek Baptist Church of Jackson and Pineview Baptist Church of Thomasville participated in World Vision's 30-Hour Famine. More...

Schools

Last five weeks of school to be exciting

We are in the middle of yet another busy month. We have about five weeks of school left and lots of work to do. Mrs. Moore, our school librarian, has been busy promoting the Scholastic Book Fair. More...

GHES K-4 students enjoy Easter, dinosaurs

Our K-4 Students enjoyed trying to find as many Easter Eggs as they could at their Easter Egg hunt. They made their own Easter baskets to use during the hunt. More...

Plans for summer program in works

The ASA Clover-Buds have been busy doing a variety of spring activities. The students have planted a garden of different fruits and vegetables. They were responsible for planting and ridding the area of weeds and unwanted grass. More...