February 7, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Kidd completes Air Force basic training

Airmen 1st Class Travis Kidd completed Air Force Basic Training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, in December 2007. Kidd entered training with an E-3 classification. More...

Clarke Grand jury issues 249 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury returned 249 criminal indictments or "true bills" last week. The 249 included 188 felony charges and 61 misdemeanors. More...

Obama big winner locally, statewide

McCain carries Clarke County but Huckabee edges win across Alabama

Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton better than two to one in the Clarke County presidential primary Tuesday. Obama also carried Alabama over Clinton. More...

Steadham named 'Hospital Hero'

Emily Steadham, administrative assistant at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital, was named one of the regional "Hospital Heroes" Jan. More...

Grove Hill, Jackson earn monies from lawsuit

Mayors Richard Long and Lamar Hudson each received a check Jan. 30 for $127,000 from C.J. Arnold, chief financial officer with the Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District. More...

Eight incidents level 60 charges of ethical wrongdoing against Circuit Judge DuBose

Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose has been charged with 60 counts of violations of the Alabama Canons of Judicial Ethics in a complaint filed Thursday, Jan. More...

CCHS celebrates open house

These lovely ladies (above) served cake and refreshments at Tuesday's Open House for the new campus of Clarke County High School. Teacher Lois Davis (bottom left) is leading the effort to prepare a Time Capsule of historical items from the school. More...

McGhee works to improve certification in state and the world

Linda McGhee, chief school financial officer for the Thomasville City Schools System, is not only working to raise standards for school financial officers in the state and the U.S., but her efforts are now reaching overseas. More...

Suspect arrested for stealing firefighter equipment

Sylvester Brown of the Evergreen community in Jackson was arrested Sunday, Feb. 3 by Clarke County sheriff's deputies, for stealing $10,000 worth of firefighter equipment out of a vehicle at a residence in the nearby Chastain community. More...

One dozen nabbed at checkpoint

A dozen arrests were made at a drivers license checkpoint, manned by Clarke County sheriff's deputies, in Toddtown Saturday evening. More...

Arrests made by Thomasville Police

Thomasville Police Department reported eight misdemeanor arrests over the past week. Those arrested include: Angela Dixon Jordan, allowing dog to run at large, arrested Jan. 28. Brenda Denise Bizzell, unauthorized use of vehicle, arrested Jan. More...

Briggs placed on UAB Dean's List

Henry B. Briggs III, a student at the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama Birmingham has completed the 2007 fall semester and has been placed on the Dean's List with a 3.6 grade point average. More...

Dilapidated building coming down

Dixie Youth reps make requests for coming season

Terry Horton told Grove Hill Town Council members Monday evening that he and his wife had been talking with contractors about tearing down the old pawn shop building on Jackson Street. Horton's wife Kaye actually owns the building. More...

Valentine cards eased the pain

Memories & Recipes

Valentine's Day will be here soon and it brings with it memories of a special Valentine's Day when I was 12-years-old. I was in the hospital recovering from spinal meningitis that almost took my life. More...

Grove Hill receives Ala. Power franchise fee

Donice Woods (left) of Alabama Power formally delivered the company's franchise fee of $831,657.51 last week to Grove Hill Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks. Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Information on long term care facilities available

Anyone interested in the staffing regulations in the longterm care facilities (LTC's) that their friends or loved ones reside in can obtain the information in a variety of locations. More...

'Siamese' pecans

Walter Gates brought these unusual pecans by The Democrat office recently that he had picked up at the old Norris Powell place in the Asbury community east of Grove Hill. More...

4-H public speaking contest held

4-H Public Speaking and Storytelling competitions were held Jan. 31 at the Clarke County Extension Office. All the youth participating in this year's competitions did a great job. More...

Town of Coffeeville receives grants for new generators

Mayor Faye Cotten told Coffeeville Town Council members Tuesday that the waterworks department had received a grant to purchase two generators for the department. More...