August 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Improved workforce skills said critical for region's growth

Grove Hill businessman Brian Raybon addressed Clarke County Commissioners Monday, requesting the county to participate in a statewide workforce development council and to contribute $7,000 annually over the next three years to help with programs. More...

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Community

Seniors should check about their stimulus payments

Alabama Department of Senior Services is urging seniors in Clarke County to file for thier economic stimulus checks as soon as possible, as the deadline of Oct. 15 is quickly approaching. More...

Looking for funds for new sign for CCHS

The members of the Class of 1977 are partnering with the Clarke County High School leadership team to purchase a new activities sign for the school. More...

Two Jackson council incumbents, newcomers sworn in at Tuesday's meet

Two Jackson City Council incumbents and a new council member, all who was elected without opposition, were sworn in during the Tuesday, Aug. 12, city council meeting. Incumbents Eldridge Jackson Jr. More...

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Clarke Farmers Federation annual meeting is Aug. 26 The Clarke County Farmers Federation will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Clarke County Farmers Federation building located downstairs at the Alfa Insurance Company at 148 S. More...

Church News

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James Chapel continues revival James Chapel Baptist Church of St. Stephens will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 14 and end Friday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. Rev. More...

Editorial

Out of town truck purchase deprives local merchants of business opportunity

Dear Editor, To Mayor Hudson and the taxpaying citizens of Grove Hill: During tough economic times when local economies and municipalities are struggling to keep their heads above water and when area businesses are constantly battling emerging ec More...

Prayer and ceremony

Guest Columnist

For years the Fredericksburg, Va., City Council has started its monthly meetings with prayer. Working through a pre-established rotation, each council member takes a turn seeking guidance from a higher power for the council to do its work. More...

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Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Marshall Scott Jay, to Roxie Elizabeth Gates; Ronnie L. Watkins, to Annie Robinson; Grady Louis Martin Jr., to Wrena Rankin; Jonathan Michael Taylor, to Whitney Lynn Mitchell. More...

Man arrested for breaking into house on Walker Springs Road

A man was arrested and charged with the burglary of a home on the Walker Springs Road Sunday. Ron Baggette of the Clarke County Sheriff's Department said the department received a call Sunday of a break-in at the home. More...

Thomasville Police Department details arrests of Aug. 4-10

Arrests booked through the Thomasville Police Department for the week of Aug. 4-10 include. Michael James Southall, larceny, (warrant), arrested Aug. 5. Mark Tubberville, harassing communications, (warrant), arrested Aug. 6. More...

Suit challenges tax boards, tax collections

Grew out of Boise tax dispute case

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Alabama's Revenue Commissioner Tim Russell and State Treasurer Kay Ivey, charging that the Alabama Department of Revenue is not properly utilizing authorized citizen "boards of equalization" in many co More...

Clarke schools' enrollment up but revenues are down

Clarke County public schools are projecting a total enrollment of 3,487 for the 2008-09 school year, up about 140 students from last year. More...

Tallahatta woman wins $50 in gas

Rojean Reid of the Tallahatta Springs community is the first winner of $50 of gasoline in The Democrat's gas giveaway promotion. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Huff

Maxine Virginia Huff, 80, of Jackson died Aug. 9, 2008 at an area hospital in Mobile. She was born June 13, 1928. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. She was a retired dorm mother for Mobile College. More...

Skinner

Earline Skinner, 81, of Jackson died Aug. 8, 2008 at her residence. She was born Nov. 30, 1926. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Jackson. She was a homemaker. More...

Wilson

Amos Earl Wilson Jr., 76, of Grove Hill died Aug. 7, 2008 at his residence. He was born July 5, 1932. He was retired from the Clarke County Water Department. He was a member of Union Baptist Church of Grove Hill. More...

Sports

Volleyball getting geared up

Lady Bulldogs on the court The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs will be opening the volleyball season on Thursday, Aug. 21 when they host Sweet Water and Millry in a tri-match. They will be under a new coach Lynn Compton. More...

CCHS Bulldogs prepping for LHS

In just over two weeks the Clarke County High School Bulldogs will take to the road when they meet the Leroy Bears in the season opener on Friday, August 29. They put the full pads on this week in preparation of the opener. More...

Gators will be open in week one

The Clarke Prep School Gators saw their season opening opponent, Warrior Academy, cancel their season last week. That move caused them to have an open date. School officials are working at trying to fill the open date. More...

Lifestyle

New members inducted into Elizabeth Bradford DAR chapter recently

The Elizabeth Bradford Chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, held an induction ceremony in the Fellowship Hall of Grove Hill United Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon, July 27. Special guests were State DAR officers, Mrs. More...

Back to school

Students at Grove Hill Elementary School and other Clarke County public schools returned to classes last Thursday for the 2008-09 school year. More...

Dinner party honors couples

A dinner party honoring bridal couples, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel D. "Dru" Powell V and Kari Bagley and Matthew James Powell was given by Dana P. Moseley, sister of Dru and Matt and their grandmother, Alline P. Garris July 3. More...

Schools

All Clarke schools make AYP goals

Clarke County public schools all made the Adequate Yearly Progress AYP) goals this year, benchmarks set by the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act that requires all students to perform at grade level by 2014. More...