May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

E-911 dispatcher charged with receiving stolen property after buying 'hot' laptop

A dispatcher with Clarke County E- 911 was arrested this week for receiving stolen property by the Thomasvillle Police Department. More...

Clarke Junior Miss hopefuls practice for Saturday

Clarke County Junior Miss contestants took a break during Tuesday evening's practice to pose for a photograph. The program will be at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Grove Hill's Sage Auditorium. More...

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Community

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...

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...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Green/Flewellen reunion The descendants of John Sidney and Sarah Ann Flewellen and related families, Gates, Rhoads, Thomas, Culpepper and others will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3 at Roland Cooper State Park. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Cobb-Wilson work day The Cobb-Wilson Cemetery located at the Annie Wilson Place will have a work day Saturday, May 3. Please come out and help. More...

Benefit for burn victim May 3

A benefit singing will be held for eight-month old burn victim Emma Baggett at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church, north of Grove Hill off Highway 43 across from Lathan Funeral Home. More...

We must trust in the Lord - totally

As believers today we are constantly faced with opposition. Many situations and circumstances require us to choose between good and evil or right and wrong. More...

Editorial

High gas prices

Our Opinions

Gasoline and diesel prices continue upward. Monday, the national average for regular gasoline was $3.65. Just a month ago it was $3.28 and a year ago it was $2.94. Diesel is much higher, over $4 per gallon. More...

Primary ballot run-down

Inside the Statehouse

Presidential election years are generally less interesting or exciting political years in Alabama. We have very few state races on the ballot. More...

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Records

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail this week. David Wallace Rivers, 26, alias writ of arrest, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Ernest Gregory Wells, to Theresa Ann Sellers; Steven Kyle Raybon, to Amanda Nicole West; Willie Shade Williams Jr., to Joann W. Savage. More...

After 57-year absence, Polish immigrant still impressed by Grove Hill's hospitality

It's been 57 years since Ted Klarman was in Grove Hill and returning this past weekend he said he recognized a few places but a lot he didn't. More...

Bicyclist collapses on 84

Lots of bikers riding historic Underground Railroad trail route through area

Motorists may have noticed more bicyclists than usual riding the edge of some Clarke County highways in recent weeks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Parden

Bernice Dunagan Parden, 87, of Jackson died April 25, 2008 at her residence. She was born April 11, 1921 in Coffeeville. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two sons, Jerry A. More...

Lowry

Florrie Alice Lowry, 75, of Thomasville died April 22, 2008 at Heritage Health Care & Rehab in Tuscaloosa. She was born Dec. 22, 1932 in Wilcox County. She was a member of Sunny South Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Stone

Ludie Alston Stone, 93, of Thomasville died April 24, 2008 at a Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born June 3, 1914 in Magnolia. She was a native of Magnolia. She was a member of Magnolia United Methodist Church. More...

Sports

Is Bobby Labonte headed for Petty Enterprises exit?

Q: Greg, what's up with Bobby Labonte and his future with Petty Enterprises? The rumors are going wild that he's leaving Petty at the end of 2008 and heading to Richard Childress Racing and taking his sponsor, General Mills, with him. More...

Lady Gators headed to state tourney

Clarke Prep to play Glenwood in opening round at Lagoon

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators softball team closed out the regular season last Friday by sweeping Cottage Hill in a double header in Mobile. In the final match CPS won 9- 3. Tess Ackerman went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. More...

From the mouths of babes...I have heard it all now

Sports Scene

Just when yoiu think you may have seen or heard it all....think again. Monday night I was umpiring a coach-pitch game featuring a team named the Auburn Tigers. One of their players, Dylan Robinson, is the son of a staunch Alabama fan. More...

Lifestyle

Milstead-Larrimore to wed May 17

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Milstead of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Kaitlin, to Leo Benjamin Larrimore. Larrimore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brad Larrimore of Dickinson. Grandparents of the brideelect are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Roberts-Steed to exchange vows

Rachael Marie Roberts and Charles Daniel Steed Jr. of Jackson have announced plans for a June 28, 2008 wedding. The bride-elect's parents are Teresa Roberts of Jackson and Hannis Roberts of Montgomery. More...

Try brain food for your next meal

Memories & Recipes

In my quest for good health, I soon realized that a body without a good mind is nothing. Your family will have to take care of all of your needs and you will just sit there like a vegetable not knowing if you're having (Which, I suppose, More...

Schools

Ala. Southern, area industries salute alliance scholarship winners

Alabama Southern Community College held a dinner Monday at the Thomasville campus to honor high school and current ASCC students who have received Advanced Technology Scholarships through the college's alliance with area industries. More...

A salute to the Diamond Dolls

The Clarke County High School Diamond Dolls are a select group of young women who devote countless hours to the Bulldog baseball program. More...

Class officers for 2008-2009 chosen

This month underclassman had the opportunity to run for a class office for the 2008- 2009 academic year. All students running had to campaign the week before elections and give speeches to the student body. More...