April 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local congressmen offer different views on Iraq war

Two local congressmen- one a Democrat and the other a Republican- differed greatly in their opinions on the Iraqi war but both agreed that the United State's leadership needs to sit down together and work out a solution. More...

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CARD OF THANKS

Dear Loved Ones, I just want to thank each of you for your every expression of love and support during the time of Mack's illness and death. He loved everybody and was loved in return. I am truly grateful for your friendship. More...

MEMORIAMS

In Heartfelt Memory of Annie Lou (Big Mama) Raine Aug. 6, 1917-April 5, 2006 Death leaves a heartache No one can heal Love leaves a memory No one can steal. We love and miss you Your Family & Friends More...

Murder, attempted murder cases set

Criminal jury term will begin in Clarke County Circuit Court Monday, April 9. There are two murder cases and two attempted murder cases scheduled for trial. Nathan Lee Chapman is charged with the murder of Kelvin Foster. More...

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Area 9 HIV group meets The Area 9 HIV Prevention Community Group will have its next meeting Friday, April 6 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room of the Monroe County Health Department. This is a change from the usual meeting date. More...

Editorial

Unusal sentences get litterbugs' attention

Clarke County has a small but dedicated and vocal group of crusanders against littering. Clarke County Citizens Against Littering deserve commendations and support for their efforts in making citizens more aware of littering. More...

Working hard for $98,000

Like any cesspool, the more you stir it the smellier it gets. More...

Old friends stepping out

Businesses come and businesses go. That's just the nature of business. But we paused at the closing announcements last week of Wyman's Jewelry and Gift Shop in Grove Hill and of The Grill restaurant in Thomasville. More...

DuBose won't hear Boise tax appeal case

Cites conflict because mother is a county commissioner

Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose appeared surprised Monday to learn that Clarke County has a stake in the property taxes paid by the Boise paper mill in Jackson and when he realized it, he stepped aside from hearing Boise's challenge to their tax bill. More...

Sheriff initiates 24-hour patrols

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore has reinstituted 24-hour deputy patrols of the county. In recent years, deputies did not work late night shifts in order to save money. They worked on a callout basis and in case of emergencies. More...

Fatal accident on 84

The driver of a Billy Barnes Enterprises truck was killed when the loaded wood chip truck ran off Highway 84 and overturned between Gosport and Whatley about mid-morning Wednesday. The name of the driver was not released. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Correction

Rex Rush was misidentified in a caption last week of Opine-Tallahatta Springs Fire Department personnel. The Democrat knows who he is but the brain and the typing fingers didn't connect to get it right. Our apologies. More...

Washington

Henretta Washington, 89, of Gainestown died March 24, 2007 at her residence. She was born Sept. 3, 1917. She was a native of Alma. She was born to the parentage of the late Jeff Washington and Clara Horace Washington. More...

Woodard

Velma Morgan Woodard, 74, of Grove Hill died March 29, 2007 at a local hospital. She was born June 21, 1932. She was a member of the Grove Hill Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Sports

Bulldogs fight hard but come up short

Despite scoring seven runs in the second inning and chasing the Washington County starter from the mound the Clarke County High School Bulldogs dropped an 11-10 contest last Thursday in Chatom. More...

Sports You just never know what you will see

So after about 17 years I thought there really wasn't anything left for me to see as far as local sports go. I must learn to never, ever assume that again. I was at a softball game recently. More...

Lady Gators edged in pair of tourney games

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators saw their seven game winning streak come to an end this past weekend in the Faith Academy softball tournament in Mobile. In their final game of the tourney the Lady Gators lost 9-7 to Lowndes Academy. More...