June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Bring old photos to historical society meet

Old photographs will be the topic for the Clarke County Historical Society's June meeting and attendees are invited to bring theirs to share with the group. More...

'Secret Safe Place for Newborns' receives second baby at local hospital

A newborn baby was brought to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning by its mother and left there in the care of staff, said Amy S. Duke, president of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns, and an employee of District Attorney Spence Walker. More...

Hendrix is new managing editor

Barry H. Hendrix has joined The Clarke County Democrat as managing editor. A native of Tuscaloosa and an alumnus of the University of Alabama, he previously served as editor and publisher of The Choctaw Advocate in Butler, More...

Special Sections

Community

Tombigbee Region added to Alabama Rural Action Commission

Gerald Dial, executive director of the Alabama Rural Action Commission, announced the addition of the Tombigbee Region to the Alabama Rural Action Commission (ARAC). More...

Satellite work blamed for fire

Naomi Taite told Grove Hill firefighters that a satellite TV installer drill holes through the walls of her brick home to install a satellite dish last Thursday and apparently struck an electrical wire, causing a shortage and small fire. More...

Scholarship winners announced

Dr. John A. Johnson, President, Alabama Southern Community College recently announced the 2007 scholarship recipients for the Alabama Southern Industry Alliance for a Technologically Advanced Workforce. More...

Sports

GH all-stars face elimination game

The Grove Hill Dixie Youth Coach Pitch all-stars suffered their first loss in the post-season Monday night as they lost 9-8 to the all-stars from Monroeville in Sweet Water. It was Grove Hill's second game in the district tournament. More...

Jacobs tops all-state baseball players

The success that area baseball programs saw on the diamonds helped pave the way to the same type of recognition on the Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state team released last week. More...

Locals represent area in AISA all-star clashes

This area was well represented at the AISA Coaches Association baseball and softball games held last Monday and Tuesday in Montgomery. The baseball was broken down into a junior's game and a senior's game. More...

Lifestyle

Monroe Senior High graduate receives UM nursing degree

Kimberly Sharey Carstarphen, a graduate of Monroe Senior High School in Packers Bend, received her registered nursing degree from the University of Mobile on May 12. She is now employed at Springhill Memorial Hospital. More...

Byrd receives CSP certification

Paula Borden Byrd, Project Engineer, at Alab ama Technology Network (ATN) office located on the Alabama Southern Community College Campus in Thomasville, has completed all requirements for certification as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). More...

Grilling Tip: Kabobs

Foods that are cooked together on the same skewer should heat quickly and take the same amount of time to cook. Foods with different cooking times, like vegetables and meat, should be grilled on separate skewers. More...

Hole Shot '07

Boaters, fans converge on 'Bigbee Boaters, fans

Racing boats came from all over the southeast to participate in Hole Shot '07 on the Tombigbee River at Campbell's Landing this past weekend. The event, sponsored by the Thomasville Quarterback Club, drew good crowds both days. More...

Region to be marketed for economic development

Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership and Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Author-ity have formed a collaborative marketing effort. More...

Judge elaborates on recusal

More detailed order follows Judge DuBose's recusal of April 3

Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose verbally recused himself from hearing a property tax appeals case filed by Boise White Paper, LLC against the Clarke County Board of Equalization at a hearing on the matter April 2 and followed up with a More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman

Mary Adeline Chapman, 81, of the Winn community of Jackson died June 14, 2007 at Medical Center East in Birmingham. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was born Jan. 12, 1926 to the parentage of the late Ceasor Mitchell Sr. More...

Clark

William Odell Clark, 68, of Buckatunna, Miss. died June 15, 2007 at his residence. He was born Oct. 11, 1938. He was a native of Alabama. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He was an operator at a chemical plant for many years. More...

Glass

Walter Glass Jr., 85, of Thomasville died June 12, 2007 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Linden. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. More...

Business

Merchants Bank executive elected vice president of Community Bankers

The Community Bankers Association of Alabama announces the election of Grady L. Bedwell of Jackson to the position of vice chairman of its board of directors. More...

AEC is now PowerSouth Energy

Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.'s (AEC) board of trustees voted to adopt a new corporate identity, including a new name for the organization, at the May 25 annual meeting. Beginning Jan. More...

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Summer reading program Grove Hill Public Library launches its summer reading program. Super sleuths and daring detectives are invited to join "Get a Clue @ Your Library" at the Grove Hill Public Library. More...

Church News

CARD OF THANKS

I would like to thank every one for their prayers, the food, the cards and the visits after my accident. Thank you, Gerald Baugh The Paul Abel family accepts with sincere appreciation your many kind expressions of sympathy. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Funding for 911

The Emergency-911 system has been good for Clarke County. A citizen just about anywhere in the county can simply dial the three digits for police, fire or medial assistance. More...

What Others Say

Self-serving Senate

Beware the final minutes of any session of the Legislature! Unexpected things happen, often to the detriment of the public. Like what happened late Thursday [the last day of the session]. More...

Inside the Statehouse

George W. Bush's legacy

The presidency of George W. Bush will be viewed by history in two different lights. His Iraq blunder has devastated our nation. More...