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Will T'ville citizens buck history?

North Clarke County city has voted dry consistently since 1937

From a historical voting pattern viewpoint, the wet forces in Thomasville are battling a tough fight to legalize alcohol sales in an Aug. 14 municipal referendum. More...

Clarke County wet-dry votes since 1937

"Wet" March 10, 1937 Thomasville Grove Hill Coffeeville Fulton County Total Nov. 8, 1938 Thomasville Grove Hill Coffeeville Fulton County Total Official Total May 5, More...

Special Sections

Community

Asphalt spilled in Jackson

Jackson police officers and Jackson volunteer firemen were called to an accident involving an asphalt dump truck last Friday. More...

Cheryl Hicks named Grove Hill Town Clerk

Several personnel changes were made during the Grove Hill Town Council meeting Monday night. A letter of resignation from town clerk Michelle Floyd was accepted. More...

Big trucks find new roll-over spots

Before the Highway 43 and 84 bypass was built, log trucks used to roll over trying to navigate the 90 degree turns of 84 through town. The bypass eliminated that problem but now they roll over on the ramps at the 43-84 intersection. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Open House at CPS Clarke Preparatory School will have Open House Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 9 from 6 until 8 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and meet the new headmaster, Mr. Walker and new teachers. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

ITCC pastor's first year Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson will celebrate its pastor's first year anniversary, Evangelist Beverly Jackson. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Make it legal in T'ville

Thomasville voters will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on the question of whether or not to allow the sale of alcohol within the city limits. More...

Other Opinions

Unhappy voters

Editor's note: The Democrat found this editorial interesting, given columnist Steve Flowers' view on some of the state's more popular Republicans reproduced at right. More...

Going the distance

Editor's Notes

I want to recognize the dedicated public officials and private citizens who went to Washington, D.C. recently to attend the El Camino East-West Corridor Commission's annual meeting and to lobby for funding for fourlaning U.S. Highway 84. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Joseph Wade Lewis, to Laura Michele Jordan; Ronnie Lee Agee, to Sonia Demetria Culpepper; Michael E. More...

Pool victims' fathers suing DHR, workers, daycare owner

The fathers of two toddlers who almost drowned in a daycare pool near Jackson on March 8 have filed a lawsuit against the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR), employees of the agency and the owner of the daycare, charging negligence in allo More...

'A lot of questions to be answered' as to economic development

With the announcement of the ThyssenKrupp steel mill at Calvert, the Clarke County development office is already seeing activity. More...

T'ville voters to decide Tuesday

Thomasville citizens will go to the polls Tuesday, Aug. 14 to decide whether or not the legalized sale of alcoholic beverages will be permitted in the city limits. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dolbear

Roseann Halloran Dolbear, 73, of Jackson died Aug. 6, 2007 at a family's residence. She was born Feb. 16, 1934. She was a native of Chicago, Ill. She was a cashier at Winn Dixie. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Jackson. More...

Hoven

Bertha G. Hoven, 85, of Jackson died Aug. 6, 2007 at a Mobile hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1921. She was a native of Washington County. She was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Reid

Timothy Wayne Reid, 47, of Jackson died July 31, 2007 at his residence. He was born Feb. 18, 1960. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. He was a bleach plant operator at Boise, LLC in Jackson. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

Will Stern, NBA issue refund checks

I have to wonder if NBA president David Stern and league officials will be mailing any refund checks to current owners and players following the recent allegation that one of their longtime referees bet on games, including some that he was working. More...

The countdown for opening day begins

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs hit the gridiron practice field Monday afternoon along with the rest of the AHSAA schools in preparation for the season opener at T.R. Miller on Aug. 31. Here coach Allan Floyd takes the snap from center. More...

Local teams ranked in polls

The annual Alabama Sports Writers Association pre-season high school ranking were released recently and this area's teams showed the same strength that carried them to a pair of state titles and one runner-up last year. More...

Lifestyle

Pledger-Pugh plan Sept. 1 ceremony

Linda R. Lindsey of Sweet Water announces the engagement of her daughter, Peggy Joyce Pledger, to Ricky Gray Pugh, son of Willard and Betty Jean Pugh of Thomasville. She is also the daughter of the late Milton L. Pledger Sr. More...

Wiggins-Hernandez to wed Aug. 11

Marcus and Katherine Milstead of Thomasville and Timothy and Dorothy Wiggins of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Michelle Wiggins, to Edilberto Ojeda Hernandez, son of Rodolfo Flores and Maria del Carmen Hernandez, of Xala More...

Sims-Gates to marry Sept. 1 in Thomasville

Mr. and Mrs. Danny Joe Sims of Thomasville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Katherine Sims to William Cory Gates, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwayne Gates of the Liberty Community. More...