May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Community

CPS beauty correction

Last week The Democrat incorrectly listed the girl winners with the place they were chosen in the Clarke Prep School "Once Upon A Time" beauty pageant from the first and second grades. More...

Sheriff's Dept. investigating vandalism

Approximately 100 mailboxes throughout the county have been vandalized in the last two weeks, according to Vergil Chapman, Chief Deputy with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department. More...

Technology approved for T'ville civic center stage

The Thomasville City Council approved a lease-purchase agreement for the computerized lighting and rigging systems that will be used at the city's civic center. More...

Several juveniles in Jackson arrested for possession of alcohol

The Jackson Police Department reported the arrests of several juveniles Sunday, April 27, for illegally possessing alcohol. According to police reports, Sgt. More...

County school system wants to introduce ROTC program

Officials with the Clarke County School System are working with an architect on renovating the old Clarke County High School library building for a new Technology Training Center. More...

Former state Junior Miss to host Clarke County pageant Saturday

Mary Catherine McAnnally, the 2007 Alabama Junior Miss, will host the 2009 Clarke County Junior Miss program at 7 p.m. on May 3 in Sage Auditorium at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Benefit trail ride for Cole Hicks slated for May 17

A benefit trail ride for Cole Hicks, the son of Tiffany and Robert Hicks of Jackson, who nearly drowned more than a year ago, will be conducted at The Rocking B Ranch, owned by Tony & Rhonda Beck, Saturday, May 17. More...

Thomasville police detail arrests of week

Arrests listed from the Thomasville Police Department for the week of April 21-April 27 include: Jason Fitzgerald McCall, grand jury indictment (warrant) for United States District Court, arrested April 26. More...

Many families have ties to Mathews log cabin dedicated Sunday

The dedication ceremony for the restored Josiah and Lucy Martin Mathews Cabin at the Clarke County Museum was brought inside Sunday because of the rainy weather. More...

Walgreens to open Friday

The Walgreens at Highway 43 and Bashi Road in Thomasville will open Friday at 9 a.m. Employees are busy putting the finishing touches on the new drugstore. "We're excited about bringing Walgreens to Thomasville," said manager Stephen Stanquist. More...

Roast of mayors Saturday

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA), Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference, Clarke County Voters League and Clarke County New South Coalition are jointly sponsoring "A Roast of Clarke County Mayors' this Satur More...

Worker injured in road paving accident

A worker with Southwest Alabama Construction was injured April 25 during paving work on Highway 17 (Chilton Road). Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

Thomasville man reported missing

Authorities with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department are investigating the disappearance of Brooks Waters, 40, of Thomasville, who went missing Tuesday. More...

T'ville library gets state aid check

Rep. Marc Keahey, DGrove Hill, presents a state aid check to Gina Wilson of the Thomasville Public Library during Legislative Day on April 8 at the Alabama State House in Montgomery. Contributed Photo More...

T'ville gains publicity from McCain visit

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain's visit to Thomasville and other parts of rural Alabama last week received a lot of publicity. Here is an example by NBC/NJ's Carrie Dann and Adam Aigner- Treworgy. More...

Marine Taylor coming home for visit

Cpl. Ivory Taylor of the United States Marines is coming home to Grove Hill for a short visit after being stationed in San Diego, Ca. for over a year. Once his visit home concludes he will be stationed in Okinawa, Japan for three years. More...

West Bend/Bethel Fire Dept. has new first response truck

The West Bend/Bethel Volunteer Fire Department received April 18 a new First Response, Quick Attack truck for its fleet. The four-door four-wheel drive vehicle can carry 400 gallons of water. More...

CCHS Old Timers hold reunion at new school

Remembering '58

Marion "Bumpy" Bumpers entertained the Clarke County High School Old Timers Saturday with highlights of 1958 gleamed from the pages of The Clarke County Democrat. The 50-year-old history lesson was in honor of the Class of 1958. More...