August 3, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill Council to apply for grant for streetscape work

Mobilian hired to draw design for Main Street

The Grove Hill Town Council gave Mayor Lamar Hudson the go-ahead, during a special called meeting July 25, to hire someone to draw a streetscape design in order to apply for an enhancement grant through the Alabama Department of Transportation. More...

Democrat increasing cost of newspaper at newsstands

The Clarke County Democrat will raise its single copy price to 75 cents effective with the Aug. 10 issue. More...

Special Sections

Sports

It's that time of year again as football starts

AISA teams start practice as pre-season grid poll is released

The trip to a third-straight AISA state championship began last Thursday for the Clarke Prep School Gators as they took to the practice field. More...

Dixie pre-majors all-stars continue through tourney

After posting a 2-1 record in the first three days of the 2006 Dixie Pre-Majors World Series being held here in Thomasville, the host Thomasville All-Stars were slated to meet the team representing Louisiana in a 2 p.m. More...

Lady Gators look for a three-peat

Volleyball teams took to the court this week as the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators look to try and earn the school's third straight state volleyball championship. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Firefighters, police, emergency personnel deserve a thank-you

Too often we take our firefighters, lawmen and ambulance workers for granted at wrecks and other emergency scenes. More...

From Our Files

115 years ago "Our county jail now contains 11 prisoners-a pretty large family for Sheriff Chapman." More...

Alabama Scene

Dr. Corts has big cleaning job ahead of him

While it was not unanimous, the State Board of Education has picked Dr. Thomas Corts to serve as interim chancellor of the troubled two-year community colleges in Alabama. More...

Schools

School bells ringing around county

Clarke Prep Calendar

Teacher In-ServiceAug. 9 First Day for StudentsAug. 10 More...

C'ville Elementary teachers train for Reading Initiative at workshop in Mobile

Coffeeville Elementary School joined Alabama's effort to achieve 100 percent literacy among public school students through participation in the nationally recognized Alabama Reading Initiative (ARI). More...

Local teachers attend workshop for math, science, and technology training

Teachers from Clarke County, Wilson Hall Middle School and Grove Hill Elementary School participated in this summer's Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) training. More...

Two injured but lucky to be alive

Two men were badly injured but still lucky to be alive after a one vehicle accident on Highway 84 just east of Grove Hill Saturday afternoon. More...

Crashes through Dollar General

Larry James of Larry's Wrecker Service rakes glass out of the way as he prepares to hook a cable to a car that crashed through the front door of the Dollar General Store in Grove Hill Friday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Horton Bobby R. Horton, 69, of Grove Hill died July 28, 2006 in Jackson. More...

Community

1940s daily expenses itemized in old ledger

Newlyweds Cecil and Orlana Pruitt detailed every purchase

An old ledger recently discovered in a deceased Grove Hill couple's belongings offers a time capsule of prices from the 1940s. 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...

Church News

New church starts in Thomasville

Joshua Generation Fellowship is a new church of fellow Christian believers who preach and teach the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. More...

Church Announcements

Union Baptist Church revival and homecoming

Union Baptist Church #2 of Coffeeville will continue its revival Thursday, Aug. 3 and end Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist will be Rev. Obodish Clemon, pastor of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Lauderdale, Miss. More...

Heaven or Hell?

Heaven is a place that we all want to go. The only way to make it to heaven is to be filled with the Holy Ghost. Some think they can live a sinful life and still go to heaven. More...

Lifestyle

Thomas-Coates to exchange vows Aug. 20 in Jackson

Willie Mae Thomas-Garnes and Hilliard Garnes of Patterson, New Jersey announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Lynette Thomas, to Willie Earl Coates, son of Dorothy Stewart of Jackson and the late John Coates. More...

Memories & Recipes

Have your own cruise party at home with these recipes

Dean and I took our first cruise last week. I had heard that the food was awesome, but I never dreamed just how good "awesome" really was. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Bedwell-Ray Rebecca Lynn Bedwell and Kevin Edward Ray will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. More...