August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Community

Spacious facility

Grove Hill Mayor Lamar Hudson speaks at the program in the meeting room/dining room of the new Senior Citizen Center that opened Wednesday. The room can seat up to 100 people for meetings and tables can be set up for meals. More...

Sex charges against local man date back 18 years

Attorney General Troy King announced last week the indictment and arrest of a Clarke County man for sex crimes in 1990 in Lauderdale County. Brian Keith McGuire, 48, of Jackson, surrendered at the Lauderdale County Jail. More...

Seniors should check on checks

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

New supply district will help utility buy natural gas at lower prices to benefit customers

Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District officials say a new gas-buying extension of the utility will enable the longterm purchase of natural gas at lower rates that will benefit residential and industrial customers. More...

Slick road causes accident

Sherwanda Hudson lost control of her car on a rain-slickened Old Highway 5 just north of Grove Hill during a rain storm last Wednesday around lunchtime. She ran off the highway and struck a tree. More...

E-911 working to expedite requests for addresses

Warrants for the Clarke County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies are handled through the Clarke County E-911 Office and take a lot of time to process, Director Becky Neugent told county commissioners, sitting as the E-911 boar More...

Rally to be at courthouse Aug. 29 in support of black property rights

The Grove Hill Town Council wasn't sure how to handle a request for a rally permit for the front of the Clarke County Courthouse on Friday, Aug. 29. Council members had initially thought the request was for a parade permit. More...

This week's gas winner

The winner of last week's gas contest is Alpha Mae Bozeman of St. Stephens. She correctly named the location of all 12 tiny gas nozzles in last week's Democrat and was randomly selected to win $50 in gasoline. More...

Alabama Southern and T'ville school system partner to offer high tech welding center at THS

The biggest announcement to come out of the Rural Supplier conference in Thomasville last week came not from a business, but from the state. Bradley Byrne, chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system, announced at the Aug. More...

Fay described as a 'boomerang' storm; could head our way

Right now forecasters are betting on, suggesting that the storm will move over through northern Florida and the panhandle and into southwest Alabama—between Mobile and Clarke County—around 2 a.m. Monday. More...

McVay community home burns

Fire destroyed the home of Ann Holton, located on Peniel Road in the McVay community, shortly before 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Antioch Fire Department was the initial responder, with Jackson and Salitpa fire departments assisting. More...

State Treasurer Ivey says over 2,800 Clarke County listings on unclaimed property list

State Treasurer Kay Ivey said that over 2,800 listings with Clarke County addresses are currently on the state's unclaimed property database. This represents over $989,000 waiting to be claimed by the people of Clarke County. More...

Accident at Zimco

Sheriff Bobby Moore and others assist Kathryn F. Pickard in her overturned SUV last Thursday in Zimco. More...