December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Community

Grove Hill council purchases martin houses to help eliminate mosquitoes

The Grove Hill Town Council voted to purchase six martin houses at $574 per set. Each set includes the house, pole and winch to lower and raise the house so it can be cleaned out. Martins are supposed to help eliminate mosquitoes. More...

Spelling bee held at Grove Hill Elementary

A fourth grade spelling bee was held Tuesday afternoon at Grove Hill Elementary School. Eighteen students participated before an audience of third and fourth graders. More...

Arrests booked into Clarke County Jail

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Elizabeth McIntyre, public intoxication, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Derrick Pernell, community notification act, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Memories & Recipes

Pecans are great in holiday treats

I enjoy it when friends stop by the store to visit. Gary Crosby is one of those friends. He makes a point to come by to visit me and harass Dean. I love it! The other day he had some pecans for our family. More...

Creel-Locco exchange vows in Baltimore

The marriage of Luci Selena Locco and Jesse Daniel Creel took place Oct. 20, 2007 at 11 in the morning in Baltimore, Md. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Luigi Esposito at Our Lady of Pompei Church. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Rivers to celebrate 60 years

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rivers (nee Ioma Sheffield) of Grove Hill will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, Dec. 22 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Grove Hill. The couple were married Dec. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Robinson-Walton to marry Saturday

Dorothy (D.H.) Robinson of Zimco and Darrell Walton of Mobile will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. at the In The Garden A.O.H. Church of God Lower Peach Tree. Ms. Robinson is the daughter of Overseer and Mrs. Jessie Henry Sr. More...

From Our Files

128 years ago "The new and elegant steamer Maggie F. Burke was burned at her wharf in Mobile, last Saturday morning. More...

Through The Past

Anyone for mincemeat pie for Christmas?

And another one bites the dust!. Eventually most traditions go the way of the wind. Mincemeat pie, first known as mince pie, is no longer a must for Christmas dinner. More...

Gone South

Christmas at JSU

Wasn't even Thanksgiving and Christmas lights were up. In general, I'm against this. More...

T'ville police make 3 felony arrests

Thomasville reported three felony arrests and 10 misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: William Kyle Chaney, burglary, first degree, two counts assualt, third degree, domestic violence, third degree, arrested Dec. 14. More...

Grant will fund Coffeeville police car

Gov. Bob Riley has awarded $25,000 to boost law enforcement for the Coffeeville Police Department. The grant will enable the department to purchase a patrol vehicle. More...

4-H Club announces officers at Clarke Prep

A 4-H Club has been established at Clarke Prep School this year. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Chance Baptist Christmas program Dec. 23

The Chance Baptist Church will observe its annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 23. The program will be a part of regular morning worship services which will begin at 11:30 a.m. All surrounding churches are invited to attend. Rev. More...

Christmas praise in song and worship

The Grove Hill Baptist Church choir presented the Christmas musical "There is Peace in the World Tonight" Sunday evening under the direction of Dr. Randy Boone. Pat Williams was narrator. Solos were performed by Boone, Tracy Newton and Sara Wilson. More...

Fulton Community Sing

Fulton held its Christmas Community Singing and Supper in the square last Wednesday, Dec. 12. See more photographs from this event inside this section. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Gardening With Dora

Poison label misguided publicity for poinsettias

Have you bought your holiday poinsettia yet? Sources say that between fifty and seventy million are sold every year, so you may as well make it seventy million and one. Poinsettias fairly scream Christmas. More...

New policies for weddings, social items

The Clarke County Democrat is imposing new guidelines for wedding publications effective Jan. 1, 2008. Wedding articles should be submitted within four weeks of the wedding to be published without charge along with a photograph. More...

Calendar

Dec. 20 - Dismiss for Christmas Holidays Jan. 7 - In Service Day - No School Jan. 8 - Students return to school Jan. 10 - Report Cards Go Home More...

Christmas in Fulton

Residents celebrated the spirit of the season Dec. 12 with a community singing and Christmas supper in downtown Fulton. More...

Guest Columnist

'Just get started'

Picture a time when there was more time. Picture a place called Lower Peach Tree in rural Wilcox County, close by the Alabama River. More...

Christmas Tree Lighting held at Grove Hill hospital

The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony was held Dec. 13 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. There are over 700 lights on the tree. More...