June 29, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Winn wreck

A wreck in the stiff curve of County Road 3 at Good Springs Baptist Church in Winn pinned a 12-year-old in the vehicle that ran off the road into a ravine and turned up on its side Saturday morning. More...

Arrests booked through Clarke County Jail

Over 25 arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. More...

Early deadline for newspaper because of 4th

The Democrat will be closed Tuesday, July 4. All advertising and news items for the July 6 issue should be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday because of the holiday. More...

Lots of finger-pointing in dispute over T'ville garbage contract

Recriminations flew between current and former Allied Waste (BFI) employees at Monday night's council meeting, but none of it changed the city's garbage contract woes. More...

Special Sections

Sports

GH softball all-stars come up short in tourney

The Grove Hill Coach-Pitch all-stars came up just short in their bid for the state tournament as they lost twice Tuesday night to the Butler all-stars in Camden. More...

Johnson named new CCHS hoops, softball coach

It didn't take Clarke County High School long to find a new girls' basketball and softball coach as the Clarke County Board of Education voted last Thursday to hire Tori Johnson to take over the Lady Bulldog programs. More...

GH baseball all-stars fall in Sweet Water

Seth Downey and Jacorey Morris each had two hits but Grove Hill was eliminated by Thomasville from the Coach Pitch all-star tournament last Tuesday in Sweet Water. More...

Church News

Youth missions group visits Dominican Republic

When we, nine youth and four adults set out from the First Baptist Church of Fulton for Sosua, Dominican Republic, we didn't quite know what to expect. More...

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Grove Hill Baptist Church to have Bible School Grove Hill Baptist Church and friends will continue to participate in the annual Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 29 and end Friday, June 30. More...

Lifestyle

Heartfield reunion July 14-16

The family of the late Henry Heartfield Jr. will be attending a family reunion on July 14, 15 and 16. "Mr. Henry" was born and reared in Walker Springs. More...

CCHS Class of 1986

The Clarke County High School Class of 1986 held a 20th year class reunion on Saturday, June 10 at S.P. Hudson Park in Grove Hill. Classmates and their families enjoyed a cookout provided by Tony and Kim Barnes. More...

Memories & Recipes

'Gangs from the hood' not always bad; great twists on old recipes offered

We used to play in groups (gangs) of the kids in our neighborhood (the hood). After we finished our responsibilties we'd meet up at the First Baptist Church across the street. More...

Hearing on school board contest Friday

A subcommittee of the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will hear a District 4 Board of Education election contest Friday. More...

AG's office, Joe Reed discuss ADC ballot issue

The Associated Press reported last week that Dr. More...

CPS student killed in wreck

Older brother was a wreck fatality almost two years ago

A Grove Hill teenager was killed in an accident on Highway 154 at midnight Saturday. More...

Fourth of July events slated around area

Barbecue, fireworks and more are slated in Coffeeville, Jackson and Thomasville to celebrate the Fourth of July. More...

Commissioners OK $6.9 million in bonds to fund industrial project

Clarke County Commissioners approved the bond issuance of $6,905,000 for the North Clarke Industrial Park and Louisiana Pacific projects. More...

Choctaw lawmen investigate vehicle shootings at Club 84

Few details are being released about shots being fired at Club 84 in Choctaw County. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Overstreet Nathan Alan Overstreet, 16, of Grove Hill died June 25, 2006 in an automobile accident. More...

Community

Fellowship Baptist Church members enjoy recent outing to Water World

Chance & Scyrene

Members ofthe Fellowship Baptist Church of Chance recently went on their annual church trip. More...

Card of Thanks-Honoraiums

We would like to take this time to thank all of those who sent flowers, food, phone calls, visits, cards and prayers during the loss of our beloved Mother and Grandmother, Edith Walker. May God richly bless each and everyone of you. More...

Forestry Museum gets a donation

French Downey, right, president of the Community Study Club presented a donation to the Alabama Forestry Museum. Kerry Reid, left, is director of the museum. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Summer Fest in Coffeeville Coffeeville's First Annual Summer Fest will be More...

Editorial

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CMG's high profits, lawsuits, other issues get lots of questions

Dear Editor, Looks as though we have our own "Little Exxon" situation right here in Clarke County with ClarkeMobile Gas Corporation taking advantage of their customers in order to make millions in profit. More...

Deaf mute overcame handicaps to achieve great accomplishments

Dear Editor, On Sunday, May 28, a memorial service was held at the Salem Baptist Church in the Scyrene community for a very remarkable man and a native of Clarke County. More...

Clarke County needs animal shelter

Dear Editor, I am reading the article about Amanda feeding the stray dog "Sally." I am reading the letter to you from Tammy Barnes and I am sad, angry, frustrated and going in debt due to the same circumstances. More...

Schools

ASCC honor students named

Local students have been named to honor lists for spring semester at Alabama Southern Community College. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible. More...

UWA student one of first to get SMART grant

Brenda Poellnitz of Walker Springs, a student at the University of West Alabama in Livingston has been selected as one of the first students in the United States to receive the National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant. More...

JIS teacher named Clarke BOE's 'Teacher of the Year'

Nancy Wilhelm, who teaches fifth grade at Jackson Intermediate School (JIS), is this year's recipient of the Clarke County Board of Education's Teacher of the Year award. More...