December 21, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

One more gift to give: A United Way contribution

Clarke campaign about $6,000 short of goal This is the giving time of the year and local United Way volunteers have a great suggestion for a Christmas gift that can make a difference in a lot of people More...

Special Sections

Community

New phone system notifies citizens in emergencies

Nearly all of Clarke County can be notified within a half hour of emergency situations, thanks to a new emergency notification system recently implemented. More...

Black leaders recognized

Several Clarke County leaders were recognized for their work during the Clarke County NAACP More...

CARD OF THANKS

The Family of the late Bro. Earl Hunt would like to thank everyone for the prayers, visits, calls and all expressions of concern and support shown to them during Earl's stay in the hospital and following his passing. More...

Calendar

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Greater New Hope Tour of Homes Greater New Hope A.M.E. Church of Millry will have its second annual Touring of Decorative Homes for Christmas Thursday, (today), Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. Entry fee is $25. More...

Church News

Coffeeville

Coffeeville youngsters put on holiday program at Methodist church On Sunday night the youth of the Coffeeville area churches presented their annual Christmas program. It was held at the United Methodist Church and the title was More...

Miracles can be duplicated, but character cannot

Miracles can be duplicated. I always r e a d M a t t h ew 7 : 2 2 - 2 3 with fear and trembling. It s a y s , More...

Ringing in Christmas in Grove Hill

I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat Of peace on earth, good will to men. More...

Lifestyle

FINAL WEDDING PLANS

Sutton-Wiggins to marry Dec. 22

Lindsay Kay Sutton and Thomas McMillan Wiggins will exchange marriage vows Friday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. at Saint Francis at the Point in Point Clear. Miss Sutton is the daughter of Deborah and Milton Sutton of Fairhope. Mr. More...

ASCC has new honors program

Students at Alabama Southern Community College are now invited to explore a new and exciting learning opportunity! Alabama Southern offers an honors by contract option for most classes. More...

Walker-Etheridge to marry Dec. 30

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Overstreet of Sunflower and Marshall Walker of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Rayelle Walker to Christopher Aaron Etheridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Etheridge and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Holiday Letters

LETTERS TO SANTA

Dear Santa:

Dear Santa, Hello my name is Briley Moore and I am 3 years old. My mama is writing my Christmas list. I want a four wheeler, truck, guitar and some clothes. I will leave you some Oreo cookies and milk. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. More...

T’ville vies for new women’s prison

Thomasville is one of four municipalities in the state that have expressed an interest in having a new women More...

Beware bogus Medicare reps’ calls

The Clarke County Sheriff More...

Nothing symbolizes the More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hunt

Earl Hunt, 78, of Gainestown died Dec. 13, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born May 2, 1928 to the parentage of Walter Hunt Sr. and Annie Bell Washington Hunt. More...

Hoven

Delores G. Hoven, 76, of Jackson died Dec. 19, 2006 at a local hospital. She waas born May 9, 1930 in McComb County, Michigan. She was a retired co-owner of Hoven More...

McVay

Wilburn Hugh McVay, 96, of Jackson died Dec. 15, 2006 at a local health care facility. He was born He was born Jan. 10, 1910. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. He was a World War II veteran. More...

Sports

Overstreet, Holt bring home POY awards

Sweet Water High School More...

CCHS win two of three last week in hoops action

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs ran their record to 8-2 as they won two of their last three games recently. Last Saturday they beat Monroe County 64-50 in Grove Hill. More...

Cool at the charity stripe

Last week the Wilson Hall Middle School Lady Bulldogs beat Jackson More...

Editorial

Alabama Scene

Judge rejects new trial for Siegelman and Scrushy

U. S. District Judge Mark Fuller has dealt a body blow to former Gov. Don Siegelman and ex-Health South chairman Richard Scrushy in their effort to get a new trial in the wake of their conviction of public corruption charges. More...

Christmas cheer ... for 151st time!

Christmas is upon us once more. Time seems to roll by faster and faster. The Democrat celebrated its 150th anniversary in February so this is the 151st time for the newspaper to extend holiday greetings to all. More...

Where’s Duck Pond?

Dear Editor, I noted with interest the Boise ad in the November 30, 2006 Democrat, telling of the dedication of the "Duck Pond," in honor of Mr. Merson. More...

Schools

School board members hear updates on new school, other construction

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens reported on several construction projects for the system during Thursday More...

GHES students still believe in spirit of Christmas

The season each child awaits each year is finally here. If you don't believe the spirit of Christmas still exists, you need to visit the 480 or more excited boys and girls at Grove Hill Elementary. More...

Student council elected

The newly elected Student Council officers for 2006-2007 were installed at an Induction Ceremony on November 6 with the student body attending. More...