April 19, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Help encourage would-be moms to attend prenatal classes

The Clarke County Health Department is going to start prenatal classes and needs incentive items for moms who participate in these classes. More...

Chance & Sycrene

Trip to Florida a lot of fun

Mrs. Retha Marshall of Chance continues to enjoy her yearly trip to Orlando, Fla. during the week of spring break. This year, she and daughter, Marie, traveled to Orlando with daughter, Gloria and her husband, Alfonza and granddaughter, Camilla. More...

Landowners warned to watch abandoned buildings for possible use as meth labs

Based upon information provided by a concerned citizen, Donald Lolley, Investigator for the DA's office, and Drug Task Force Commander Michael Hunt along with Task Force Agent Lem DuBose seized the component parts of a meth lab located in an abandon More...

Capitol flag for the troops

Congressman Jo Bonner helped secure a U.S. flag that was flown over the U.S. Capitol for area troops serving in the Armed Forces. More...

One piece at a time...

A big crane and a demolition crew moved in about 9 p.m. last Thursday to start dismantling the courthouse water tank. The 1935 tank was cut apart with torches and the pieces lowered one by one to the ground by the big crane. More...

Dial 2-1-1 for community services

United Way of Southwest Alabama recently unveiled United Way 2-1-1. More...

Following the Drinking Gourd to freedom

Nineteenth century slaves brought with them from Africa the custom of making up songs to transmit factual information. This custom became even more important in captivity as they sought to keep some of their activities secret. More...

Grove Hill Relay for Life teams with campsites set up for the event

These and other Relay for Life photographs available as reprints on-line. Go to www.clarkecountydemocrat and click on the blue "Dot Photo" button.

Clarke County Courthouse More...

Area students awarded scholarships to UWA

Two Clarke County students were recently awarded Trustees Scholarships to attend The University of West Alabama in Livingston. More...

Clarke commissioner to serve on Alabama Senior Services Board

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone of Fulton has been appointed by Governor Bob Riley to serve on the Alabama Department of Senior Services Advisory Board. More...

CARD OF THANKS

Freddie and I would like to Thank You for all your prayers, cards and phone calls while he was sick and in the hospital. Thanks to People's Corner and People's Corner Coffee Club and Thanks to our Camping Club for what they have done for us. More...

Salitpa home damaged in storm

Salitpa firemen and other volunteers worked to cover the damage done by a falling tree to the home of Lee Finney on Highway 69 in Salitpa Saturday afternoon. More...

String orchestra concert slated in Grove Hill

Bay Area Strings Community Orchestra brings the sounds of classical strings to Clarke County on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. at Clarke County High School's Sage Auditorium. More...

Park improvements slated - but not for old restrooms

Council member Pat McGraw on the old restrooms: "Are they going to be demolished? Something needs to be done. We have people from out of town who go to use those bathrooms and they stop at the door because the smell is so bad."

Several improvements for S.P. Hudson Park were discussed during Monday's Grove Hill Town Council meeting. Town council members approved seeking recreation funds to help rebuild the concession stand that burned last year. More...

Landing of steel mill would affect entire region, says ALDOT director

By Barry H. Hendrix Special to The Democrat

Alabama Department of Transportation Director Joe McInnes detailed work for a number of south Alabama highways when he met with regional officials and leaders at Ezell's Fish Camp in neighboring Choctaw County April 11 where they were meeting for th More...

Underground Railroad Bicycle Route stops in Grove Hill

A new, long-distance bicycle route following the historic path of the Underground Railroad has been completed and passes through Clarke County. More...

Walking For A Cure

Relay raises record $52,738

Grove Hill's Relay for Life may have been on Friday the 13th, but this year's was the best yet with the most participation and the most money raised ever, $52,738 for the American Cancer Society's fight against the disease. More...