July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Final list of municipal candidates

Following is a list of qualified candidates for municipal elections set Aug. 26. The deadline to qualify was 5 p.m. Tuesday. The only surprise candidate was Michael Overton who qualified to run against Mayor Richard Long in Jackson. More...

Newton is first time candidate

Grove Hill council races

Chris Newton is seeking the District One seat on the Grove Hill Town Council for the Aug. 26 municipal election. He said an editorial in the June 26 issue of The Clarke County Democrat encouraging citizens to participate inspired him to run. More...

Grove Hill candidates to speak at chamber's annual meeting Tuesday

The annual meeting of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Grove Hill Baptist Church. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is free for two representatives from each chamber membership. More...

Special Sections

Community

T'ville chamber office moving

The City of Thomasville has reached a year-to-year lease agreement with Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce to move into the Wilkerson Building. More...

Louisiana-Pacific to pay up to $46.8 to settle OSB price-fixing lawsuit

Louisiana-Pacific Corp. has agreed to pay out as much as $46.8 million to settle its part of a class-action lawsuit that alleged the company and other producers of oriented strand board fixed prices. More...

No opposition for Fulton Mayor Norris

No opposition qualified Tuesday to run against Fulton Mayor Mike Norris. "I think the hard work has paid off for myself and the town," he said. His plan for the next four years includes completing the sewer project, and needed paving work. More...

Sports

Headed to state softball tourney

GH Darlings play late game

Grove Hill Dixie Youth's Darlings (7 & 8 year old) coach pitch softball team will play in the State Tournament Friday night, July 18 at 8 p.m against Montgomery American at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. More...

GH Angels take on Tallassee

The Grove Hill Angels (9 & 10- year-old) softball all-stars travel to Montgomery Friday to play in the Dixie Youth state tournament. They play Tallassee at 6:30 at Lagoon Park. More...

Gilmore twins sign with Alabama

TUSCALOOSA-Head women's track and field coach Sandy Fowler announced the signing of the Gilmore twins, Leigh and Sarah on May 7. More...

Lifestyle

Collecting by Larry Cox

Q: We have a 1939 Philco console radio. It is in a walnut cabinet and is the 39-116 model. I have been offered $600 for it. - Ken, Covington, Ky. A: Take the money and run. More...

Spurlock-Hagood plan Sept. 6 ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Spurlock of Eufaula announce the engagement of their daughter, Charity Carolyn Spurlock, to Robert Lee Hagood III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Hagood Jr. of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. More...

Graham-Williamson to wed Aug. 16

Mr. and Mrs. C. Bryan Graham of Tuscaloosa announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Hummer Graham, to Lemuel Kevin Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Philip Williamson of Orange Beach. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

No votes cast in Winn-Zimco or Morvin boxes

It was an especially long day for poll workers at the Winn-Zimco and Morvin voting boxes Tuesday. The polls were open for 12 straight hours, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. and not a soul voted, not even the poll workers. More...

Health Dept. plans open house

The new Clarke County Health Department on Highway 84 East will hold a ribbon cutting and open house Friday, July 25 at 1 p.m. The department moved into the new facility from the old one on Clark Street near the courthouse several weeks ago. Dr. More...

McGraw wants second term

Grove Hill council races

Pat McGraw is seeking reelection to the District 1 seat on the Grove Hill Town Council. She pledges to continue to represent the best interests of the district and the entire town. More...

Ouch!

Regular gasoline topped $4 per gallon at most major stations and convenience stores in Clarke County Monday. Prices range from about $4.03 to about $4.09. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas

Nellie Mae Thomas, 80, of Mobile, died July 7, 2008 in a Mobile nursing facility. She was a native of McIntosh. She was a former homemaker. Survivors include one son, Morris Wayne Thomas, Mobile; one sister, Leola Thomas, Jackson. More...

Everett

Norris Ray Everett, 74, of Hobson died July 8, 2008 at his residence. He was born March 20, 1934. He was a member of Hobson Assembly of God. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked in maintenance with Ciba, Inc. More...

Hicks

Blanche York Hicks, 79, of Satsuma died at her residence July 9, 2008. She was born July 6, 1929 in Coffeeville. She loved to can fruit and vegetables in the summer and had plenty of flowers to take care of. More...

Business

Tiny Harvey's TV has evolved into big furniture store

If the late Russell Harvey walked into his big new namesake store today, he'd be lost. There are no televisions or radios. A repair bench is nowhere in sight. Rather the huge store is filled with quality furniture. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Animal care group meets The Clarke County Animal Care and Control Facility Study Group will be holding a public meeting Thursday (tonight), July 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commissioner's Courtroom. More...

Church News

Announcements

Union Grove continues VBS Union Grove Baptist Church located at 18957 Highway 69 South of Coffeeville will continue Vacation Bible School entitled "Power Lab" Thursday, (tonight), July 17 and Friday, July 18 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Rev. More...

"SPEED THROUGH THE BIBLE"

Read 2 Timothy 2:15 If you read two chapters every day, you can read the entire New Testament in less that twenty weeks. If you read three chapters a day and five chapters on Sunday, you can read the entire Bible in 52 weeks. More...

Editorial

Remembering Lundy Scruggs

Editor's Notes

The old saying about the U.S. Mail may not be as true as it once was. Democrat subscribers as close as Mobile County and as far away as Ohio attest to the continued and growing problem of late deliveries of their newspaper. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Tanker contract to be rebid

Congress Reports

In yet another chapter of the story of the Air Force's mission for a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates last week announced an expedited re-competition of the tanker contract. More...

Records

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Dante Williams, to Artricia T. Beck; Napoleon Smith Jr., to Yolanda Denise West; Jarrod Blake Harney, to Sarah Katherine Crowley. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Dante Williams, to Artricia T. Beck; Napoleon Smith Jr., to Yolanda Denise West; Jarrod Blake Harney, to Sarah Katherine Crowley. More...

Arrests booked through county jail past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: John Robert Dailey, 30, probation violation, $50,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...