November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill council names park ballfield for John H. Becton

The Grove Hill Town Council voted in favor of changing the name of the First Bank of Grove Hill ballfield to the John H. Becton Field. Former mayor and council member S.P. More...

A season to be thankful

early this week because of Thanksgiving. Governmental offices, banks and most businesses will be closed in observance of the day. The Democrat office will be closed Thursday and Friday. More...

Special Sections

Community

Congressman Davis presents grant to THS

U.S. Representative Artur Davis spoke to faculty, staff and students Monday in the Thomasville High Gymnasium. The congressman came to THS to deliver a $209,000 U.S. More...

Man charged with using vehicle as a deadly weapon

A domestic dispute led a Jackson man to use the automobile in which he was a passenger as a deadly weapon. Warrants were issued for James Lamark Jackson, Monday, Nov. More...

New techniques help make drug arrests in Jackson

Thanks to the use of a new police technique, Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall made two drug arrests during a traffic stop Saturday, Nov. 18. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Marshall was on patrol on U.S. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Fulton Christmas parade set The Dickinson and Fulton Unity II Community Organization will once again sponsor a Christmas parade Saturday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. The parade will line up at 1 p.m. at the Spencer Chapel A.M.E. More...

Church News

Announcements

Star of Zion to serve Thanksgiving dinner The Star of Zion A.M.E. Zion Church located at 714 Depot Road of Jackson and surrounding communities will have its Thanksgiving Dinner Thursday, Nov. 22 between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

First United Methodist sets Step Sing in Jackson

The annual Christmas "Step Sing" at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Area church and school choirs will sing a variety of religious and traditional Christmas music. More...

Bible Quiz:

1. Is the book of Nahum in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. When the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus after His baptism, how did it appear? Whirlwind, Dove, Angel, Burning bush 3. More...

Records

County Records

Marriage license applications Alexander D. Blanks Sr., to Kimberly L. Rice. Clifton Davis Carter, to Pandal Petrice Petty. Derek Lane Chancey, to Alicia Leeann Fuller. Terrell James, to Cassandra Demetria McCurdy. More...

Schools

Monroe Intermediate School's honor roll

Monroe Intermediate School's honor roll for the second six weeks is listed: First Grade All As: Keyshawn Gates, Jasmine Cheeseboro, Terrill Jones. As and Bs: Tonae Gates, Cadarius Patrick. Second Grade All As: Ja'Mya Kidd. More...

Students study early American life

Mrs. Melissa McNider's fifth grade Social Studies classes have focused their studies on life in early America. As part of their studies, the students researched Indian villages. More...

WHMS football has great season

The Wilson Hall Middle School football team concluded their season on Monday night with a road win over the Jackson Aggies 16-12. With the win the Bulldogs ended their season with an outstanding record of 5-1. More...

Local trooper is retail group's lawman of the year for 2007

The Alabama Retail Association presented Alabama State Trooper Darrell Linder with the 2007 "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year," or LEO Award last Thursday in Montgomery. More...

Local law enforcement agencies to be out in force for Thanksgiving

Alabama State Troopers, Choctaw County, Clarke County, Washington County Sheriff's Departments and respective law enforcement agencies within the Grove Hill Post join in announcing the kickoff of "Operation Take Back Our Highways" now underway thro More...

Breaking ground for new senior center

Ground was broken for the new Grove Hill. senior citizen activity center last Thursday, at the corner of Jackson and Clark Streets. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Franklin

Bessie Lee Armstead Franklin, 83, of Whatley died Nov. 15, 2007 at her residence. She was born March 30, 1924. She was a member of Indian Ridge Baptist Church of Whatley. More...

Hicks

Freddie Earl Hicks, 90, of Coffeeville died Nov. 17, 2007 at his residence. He was born Aug. 1, 1917. He was a World War II veteran. He was a retired road grader for the Clarke County Commission, District 3 Road Department. More...

Scarbrough

Williams "Lester" Scarbrough, 77, of Grove Hill died Nov. 19, 2007 in a Mobile hospital. He was a native of Clarke County and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a self-employed building contractor and had built many homes in the area. More...

Sports

Overtime kick wins game

Lambert centers goal posts to lift CCHS Bulldogs to 19-16 victory

Not since Grant Gillis kicked 14- of-14 PATs in one game has a kicker's impact been felt by Clarke County High School as the Bulldogs beat Winfield 19-16 in overtime last Friday night. More...

Tigers explode for 58-34 win over Fayette County

The Thomasville Tigers piled up 532 yards of offense on their way to a 58-34 victory over the Fayette County Tigers in the second round of the playoffs last Friday at D. F. Anderson Field in Thomasville. More...

Five locals named finalist for back, lineman of year

Several area high school football players are among the 42 finalists for the state's Mr. Football award as well as being finalists for the Back and Lineman of the Year in the six AHSAA classifications and the AISA. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

A time to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a Rodney Dangerfield-like holiday - it gets no respect. More...

Other Opinions

Defending voting rights

A House Judiciary subcommittee was the site of a sad spectacle the other day: John Tanner, who heads the Justice Department's voting section, trying to explain offensive, bigoted comments he made about minority voters. More...

Alabama vs. Auburn

Inside the Statehouse

It's Alabama vs. Auburn weekend in Alabama. It is the fiercest of college football rivalries. It is the game of the year. It is a state civil war that divides friends and even families. It is bragging rights for the entire year. More...