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Poppies to be distributed Friday

World War II veteran Robert L. Pruett has poppies pinned on him by Girls State delegates, Carrie Gordon, from Clarke County High School, left, and Janine Kania, from Clarke Preparatory School, right. More...

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Community

Thomasville Baptist members sign petition asking officials to work against alcohol sales

A petition signed by over 125 members and attendees of Thomasville Baptist Church opposing alcohol sales in Thomasville was recently sent to various elected officials. More...

GOP hopefuls

Republican state auditor candidate Chess Bedsole poses with local GOP candidates Sunday in Jackson. More...

State auditor hopeful Chess Bedsole visits Jackson

Former Jackson resident Chess Bedsole, a Republican candidate for state auditor, was honored at a reception Sunday given by his grandmother, Dell McClellan at her home on College Avenue in Jackson. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BOE meets today The Clarke County Board of Education will meet More...

Church News

Homecoming slated at Lower Peach Tree Sunday, May 28

Lower Peach Tree United Methodist Church will have its silver anniversary Sunday, May 28 beginning at 10:30 a.m. More...

Church Announcements

New Home Church to have special singing New Home Church near Monroeville will have a singing Friday, May 26 at 6:30 p.m. featuring The Bradys, True Song and Grateful Heart. More...

Lifestyle

Memories & Recipes

Aunt Ann kept a spotless house, was great cook too

Cindy Garrick I hope every family has a Martha Stewart type of personality. Our family has my Aunt Ann. She was a great southern lady who could possibly have taught Martha a few "good things." More...

Robinson-Turner to wed June 11 in Pearce Park

Tamika Robinson of Grove Hill and Reggie Turner of Coffeeville announce their engagement. More...

Club elects officers

The Southern Magnolia Woman's Club held it's final meeting of the 2005-2006 club year May 11. Officers for the upcoming two-year term were installed. More...

County sales taxes likely cut for state's school tax holiday

County sales tax is 1 cent on dollar

Clarke County Commissioners are in favor of participating in the statewide sales tax holiday, which is scheduled for Aug. 4 and 5, but cannot officially endorse the resolution until July 3. More...

Inactive voters are still registered, even if not on list

If you aren't a voter, register by Friday to vote in June 6 races

About 2,000 names were not on the voter's list, submitted by the state and printed in local newspapers last week, because they are currently listed as inactive. More...

Pruett saw WW II action in Europe, North Africa

"I've been out of the service over 40 years now. There's a lot of difference in the service now and what it was like when I was in. You have less discipline. More...

Photo

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day The Democrat will be closed for the holiday.

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Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Gregory Ann Adeline Gregory, 69, of Whatley died May 15, 2006 at a local hospital. More...

Memoriams

In Memory of Johnnie W. Newton Sept. 12, 1919 - May 24, 2005 More...

Sports

Bulldogs beat Jackson, Butler in spring game

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won both of their halves in the Spring jamboree last Tuesday night in Jackson. More...

Drinkard completes golf career at UM

Thomasville native and 2002 graduate of Thomasville High School, Matt Drinkard was recently named to both the NAIA Men's Golf All-American Team and the PING All-America Teams for NAIA. More...

Gov. proclaims this as Safe Boating Week

Many boaters are getting ready to head to the water for Memorial Day weekend, and Gov. Bob Riley is proclaiming May 20-26 as Safe Boating Week to urge them to practice water safety. More...

Editorial

Alabama Scene

Will Lucy Baxley break the lieutenant governor's curse?

Every now and then I have this strong urge to share a little political history with you and what I share with you in this column is very relevant to the 2006 Demo-cratic gubernatorial primary. More...

What Others Say Bedsole best GOP candidate for state auditor

If you prefer that fresh scrubbed look in your politicians, the Republican race for state auditor might be to your liking. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama Republican Party inches closer to majority status

As the June 6 Democratic and Republi-can Primaries approach I am reminded of a bygone era when primary was singular. There was one primary, the Demo-cratic Pri-mary, which was the election. It was the whole ball of wax. More...