June 7, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Old photos sought

Remember the old photo book that the Democrat published last year that was so popular? The newspaper is gathering old Clarke County pictures again for an Old Photo Contest. More...

911 settles into new quarters

The Clarke County E-911 dispatching center recently moved into new and larger quarters on the second floor of the courthouse in the space that was formerly part of the old jail. More...

Special Sections

Community

Man who successfully evaded local lawmen caught in Texas

A fugitive that Clarke and Choctaw County lawmen have been trying to apprehend for nearly a year now was arrested in Texas last week. According to Clarke County Sheriff's Department's Chief Investigator Ron Baggett, the U.S. More...

Arrests booked through Clarke Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Lesedrick James Adams, theft of property, third degree, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. Yolanda Autery, theft by deception, second degree, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

C'ville police report shared

The activity report for the week of June 2 from the Coffeeville Police Department totaled 58 traffic arrests including 10 driving under the influence arrests; one felony driving under the influence arrest; 21 non-traffic arrests; five drug arrests More...

Sports

Grove Hill ball leagues name all-star teams

9 & 10-year-old softball all-stars The members of the 2007 Grove Hill 9 & 10- year-old all-star team are front row, left to right: Tori Kearley, Megan Davis, Ashley Chapman, Megan Brooks, Amberly Sheffieldand Mary Ellen McConnell. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Class of 1962 reunion set The Clarke County High School Class of 1962 will have a class reunion Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at Scotch Station Park located on the Asbury Road in Whatley. All class members and teachers are invited to attend. More...

Editorial

Dating a cousin

There are rampant rumors of southerners being a people who intermarry. If it had not been for my grandfather, I may have been one of those people who perpetuated the rumor. More...

Burdens of the office have obvious aging effect on most presidents

But it hasn't lessened the list of those who want the job

An observation that I have made over the years is the obvious aging process that takes place during the years of a person's term as President. The stress and pressure of the job takes a tremendous toll on the President's life. More...

From Our Files

81 years ago "It was reported in Grove Hill this week that the Alabama Power Company had purchased the Thomasville light plant, and this report has since been confirmed by the citizens of the town. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Thomas Wayne Pearson, to Judy Ramona Hayes; Eric Boyd Parks, to Lycrecia Lyneic Williams; Walter Leon Wade, to Jody Renee Reeves; Glover Cleveland Jackson, to Miranda Latonya Dubose; Anthony Buen Presnall, to Christe More...

Schools

Davis named to NSHSS

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Clarke County High School student Leevon Davis of Whatley has been selected for membership. More...

Alabama Southern scholarship recipients for 2007 announced

Dr. John A. Johnson, president of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of Alabama Southern scholarships for 2007. Bradley F. More...

Weyerhaeuser scholars are told

Seven local high school graduates earned more than $24,000 in scholarships from Weyerhaeuser Company through local and national scholarship programs. More...

Clarke will feel steel mill's impact, locals insist

Clarke County officials and a state economic developer working on the ThyssenKrupp project dispute a study that says Clarke, Washington and other area rural counties will each see less than 2 percent of the money to be spent on the new $3.7 bilion More...

Amendments pass easily but turnout extremely low

It was an election that many candidates would envy- wins of over 90 percent in Clarke County. But there weren't any candidates on the special election ballot Tuesday, just two statewide constitutional amendments. More...

Packers Bend fire claims elderly woman Saturday

An 81-year-old Mobile woman died in a house fire in Packers Bend Saturday. Dell Virginia Packer was visiting her family's old home on Tait Circle and was there alone when the fire started Saturday afternoon. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

England

Elmore England, 69, of Grove Hill died June 2, 2007 at his residence. He was born Feb. 18, 1938. He was retired from Mueller Steel Company of Tennessee. More...

Jackson

Ellen Marie Johnson Jackson, 36, of Gainestown died May 26, 2007. She was born Sept. 16, 1970. She was a native of Excel. She was a graduate of the Class of 1989 of Excel High School. She was a member of the Gainestown A.O.H. Church. More...

Stephens

Aubrey Stephens, 55, of Jackson died May 31, 2007 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Jan. 12, 1952. More...

Business

Grove Hill town council votes to pay share for countywide marketing plan

Grove Hill town council members voted to take part in a countywide marketing plan during Monday's meeting. "In light of the steel mill coming to the Washington County, Mobile County area I think we need it," Mayor Lamar Hudson said. More...

Regional workforce issues to be talked at June 11 meet

Workforce development and worker training has been deemed important, especially given the fact that the ThyssenKrupp steel mill has been announced for southwest Alabama. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Revival concludes The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will conclude its revival Thursday, (tonight), June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Theodore Law is the pastor and founder. More...

Church of the Week

Good Springs Baptist + Winn More...

Bible Trivia by Wilson Casey

1. Is the book of Thyatira in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Luke 3 who told Roman soldiers to avoid taking money by force? John the Baptist, Paul, Mark, Matthew 3. More...

Lifestyle

Shakes, smoothies are great snacks

Memories & Recipes

Summer was usually a boring time for me when I lived in the Central community in Baton Rouge, La. More...

FINALWEDDING PLANS

Friday-Boone to wed in Selma

Heather Leigh Friday and Joseph Francis Boone Jr. of Millbrook will exchange marriage vows Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Selma. Miss Friday is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Urban Claude Friday of Selma. More...

Bateman-Robertson wed in Mobile June 1

Nona Krista Robertson and Blair Coleman Bateman were united in marriage at the Bragg- Mitchell Mansion in Mobile Friday, June 1, 2007. Bro. Michael Bedsole officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Robertson of Fulton. More...