July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital offers improved treatment for stroke victims

A patient came to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital at 6:30 one morning a month ago, complaining of a weakness on the left side, said Doug Sewell, hospital administrator. "His wife brought him to the hospital. More...

Special Sections

Community

Overgrown Bradford Pears axed

Last week, The Democrat pictured the clearing of the front campus at Grove Hill Elementary. More...

Danny Norris honored with Mathews Scholarship

The Community Foundation of South Alabama has awarded the 2007 Mathews Scholarship to Daniel (Danny) Norris, son of Terry and Dan Norris of Grove Hill. Norris is a 2007 graduate of Clarke County High School. More...

Corrections

Grady L. Bedwell of Jackson was elected vice chairman of Community Bankers Association of Alabama. The headline on the story of June 21 was incorrect. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Music fest at Coffeeville set Coffeeville Music Festival will be held Saturday, July 7 on the property of Dr. Edwina Hart located at 21370 Highway 69 South in Coffeeville. Local singers will be as follows: gospel from 11 a.m. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

New Union revival continues The New Union Baptist Church located on Highway 69 South of Coffeeville will have revival services Thursday, (tonight), July 5 and end Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Edmond Charleston Jr. More...

Learning to listen is key

I have been thinking recently about the most important aspect to healthy and happy human relationships. The one action that can cause growth and well-being in any relationship is listening. More...

GHUMC VBS a success

Grove Hill United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School was held June 25-27. There were over 50 people in attendance each day (children, teachers and helpers). They learned to follow, listen and serve God. Lift Off! More...

Lifestyle

Danley- Ibrahim to wed July 14

Mrs. Larry Danley announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Marie Danley, to Ramy Ibrahim, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ibrahim of Cairo, Egypt. She is also the daughter of the late Larry Danley. More...

Grove Hill students attend Boys State

Jake Paul of Clarke County High School and Drew Harrigan of Clarke Preparatory School attended the 70th Annual Alabama Boys State at the University of Alabama June 10-16. More...

Reeves graduates magna cum laude

At commencement exercises at the University of Alabama on May 12, Jody Reeves of Jackson graduated magna cum laude with a degree in secondary math education. More...

County bank expands into Mobile

Merchants Bank opened a new bank office in Mobile Friday, June 29. This is the bank's fifth location and its first outside of Clarke County. The temporary office is located at 877 Hillcrest Road in the Hillcrest Plaza in West Mobile. More...

Kids of all ages enjoy T'ville fireworks show

The City of Thomasville hosted its annual Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday night and a good crowd turned out to watch the show, put on at Gates Drive Park. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jackson

Atlean Williams Jackson, 48, of Jackson died June 21, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1959. She was a member of the Jackson A.O.H. Church of Jackson where she served on the usher board. More...

Jackson

Charity Bell Jackson, 82, of Barlow Bend died June 25, 2007 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born March 6, 1925. She was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Barlow Bend where she served in the missionary society. More...

Ferrell

Lillie Ferrell, 78, of Chatom died June 17, 2007 at Washington County Infirmary. She was born Dec. 28, 1928. She was a native of Bladon Springs. She was a member of the Cooper Lewis C.M.E. Church of Chatom where she served as trustee. More...

Sports

All-stars headed to state tourney

9 & 10-year-old group first to make it to state

The Grove Hill 9 & 10-year-old softball team fought their way to the District title and a berth in the state tournament as they beat Linden 8-5 last Thursday in Gilbertown. Megan Davis went 3-for-3. More...

Cross to play in AHSAA all-star baseball game

Hunter Cross of Clarke County, Kent Myer of Jackson, Grant Brown of Leroy have been selected to the North-South baseball teams competing during the 11th annual Alabama All-Star Sports Week July 9-13 in Hunstville. More...

CPS Gators hold basketball camp

Clarke Prep School held a basketball camp last week and over 40 kids turned out for the two-day event. Campers were taught fundamentals like dribbling and passing as well shooting drills. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Quit digging

We've heard it said, "The fastest way to get out of a hole is to quit digging." The remark was attributed to Warren Buffett in regards to business ventures. It could also apply to the United State's involvement in a war in Iraq. More...

Siegelman's tragedy

It is a great tragedy of epic proportions. More...

What Others Say

Is he a Yellow Dog?

Duncan M. MacDonald of Seattle may be the perfect voter. He's the kind that a political consultant dreams about. More...

Records

Arrests booked through county jail past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Micheal Abston, trafficking in cannabis/cocaine, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Melissa Diane Braggs, theft of property, second degree, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Thomasville police arrest 16, issue 27 traffic tickets past week

The Thomasville Police Department's arrest report for the week of June 25-July 1 is listed. Wallace Bruce Luker, driving under the influence, arrested June 26. Jason Fitzgerald McCall, possession of controlled substance, arrested July 1. More...

Schools

ASCC honors students participate in D.C./N.Y. trip

Students at Alabama Southern are now invited to explore a new and exciting learning opportunity! Seven students who participated in the first full year of the Honors Program recently participated in a trip to Washington D.C. and New York City. More...

ASC students earn spring honors

A number of students have been named to honor lists for Spring Semester at Alabama Southern Community College. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible. Named to the President's List for achieving perfect 4. More...

Ala. Southern hosts faculty workshops

Community college and high school educators and counselors came face-to-face with the products, processes, and people of the vibrant pulp and paper industry this week. More...