August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Community

They grow 'em big in West Bend!

Travis Glaze of the West Bend community near Coffeeville shows off three big watermelons he grew this year. The largest weigh 75 and 80 pounds each. Glaze said they are Cobb Gems, an old-timey variety, and he said he has had the seeds for years. More...

Thomasville police report quite week

It appears most people in Thomasville behaved themselves over the past week. Only six misdemeanor arrests were reported and there were no felony arrests. More...

Noise complaint leads to Jackson drug arrests

A noise complaint to the Jackson Police Department around midnight, July 23, led to the arrests of three people for marijuana possession. More...

Community Development Foundation to hold annual meeting in Coffeeville

Coffeeville Mayor Faye Cotten told town council members during Tuesday's meeting that the Clarke County Development Foundation will hold its annual meeting in Coffeeville Sept. 21. More...

Collision at Jackson and Hwy. 84

The drivers involved in an accident Friday at the Highway 84 and Jackson Street intersection received minor injuries in the collision. Marcus Jowers of Ozark was driving the HB Paulk Grocery Inc. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Harold Glenn White II, to Lashandria Love; William Clayton McCorkel, to Johnnie Faye McCorkel; John Scott Healey, to Marie Elaine Bryck; Kenneth Lashawn Rice, to Yolanda L. Ruffin. More...

New buses just in time for school

The Clarke County school system picked up 12 of 30 new buses ordered for this school year. The buses feature a new design and several safety and comfort features. More...

Items from Bill Gates' museum

Bill Gates of the Scyrene community stopped by The Democrat Tuesday to show two items from his personal museum. The Peerless handcuffs were given to him by Chief Deputy Willie Ray Harrell in 1948. More...

Something to cheer about

Clarke Prep Varsity Cheerleaders attended summer camp at Huntingdon College the week of July 10. The girls placed third in Cheer/Chant, third in Home Pom, third in Extreme Routine and was second runner up for Camp Champ. More...

Tire blowout turned out to be least of man's worries

One man's day went from bad to worse when the tire on his vehicle blew out in Thomasville Saturday. More...

Meets author Rick Bragg

Jake Paul is shown with author Rick Bragg during a "Multi-Cultural Journalism Workshop" held at the University of Alabama's School of Communication July 9-19. More...

Pine City Rodeo to be held this weekend

The annual Pine City Rodeo is back for its fifth season Friday and Saturday, Aug. 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. both dates at the Jackson Academy Rodeo Arena. More...

44th wreck

Alabama State Trooper Tavarus Moore looks at a wrecked pickup on Highway 43 south of Grove Hill last Thursday. More...

Delta Regional Authority budget gets $12 million boost in U.S. Senate

Grassroots Caucus Alabama coordinator Mayor Sheldon Day credited for success

The Delta Regional Authority budget won an increase up to $12 million in a key US Senate Committee for promoting economic development in the eight-state DRA region, which includes 20 counties in Alabama. More...

Meetings set for state and local government retirees; one in Grove Hill Aug. 10

The Alabama Retired State Employees' Association will hold meetings in the surrounding area for those retired from the State of Alabama, cities, counties and public boards that participate in The Retirement Systems of Alabama. More...

Card of Thanks

Sincere thanks is given to all my family and friends who ministered to me before, during and after my back surgery. Also, I am indebted to Dr. Peterson and his staff for the good job they did. More...

Childhood experiences helped write Overstreet's gospel songs

87-year-old logger says God saved him in World War II

You never know where you'll find a songwriter. John R. "Baby" Overstreet has worked hard logging the greater part of his 87 years. He stopped by The Democrat recently to share two gospel songs he's written and even sang one, a cappella. More...

Correction

An employee of the Clarke County Forestry Commission was incorrectly identified in a photo and story in last week's Democrat. More...