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Preacher's wife moved from Jackson grave when bloating cracked ground

Mobile police told a judge during a preliminary hearing last week that itinerant preacher Anthony Hopkins first buried his slain wife in a grave near Semmes and then moved her to the grounds of the Holistic Pentecostal Holy Church of God in downtow More...

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Jackson candidates

Municipal candidates in Grove Hill, Thomasville and Coffeeville have previously been profiled. Here are the candidates with opposition in Jackson in Tuesday's election. 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...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BOE special meeting The Clarke County Board of Education will hold a special meeting Thursday, (today), Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. At this meeting Mr. Stephens will present for consideration several bid items and personnel recommendations. More...

Church News

Forest Avenue Baptist to celebrate 50th year

Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson will observe its 50th anniversary with special services this Sunday, Aug. 24 and Sunday, Aug. 31. Forest Avenue Baptist Church was sponsored by Dr. H. More...

Announcements

Chilton Baptist continues revival Chilton Baptist Church will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 21 and Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Clifford Dees is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Glenns to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at Helms House

On Saturday, August 23, 2008, Billy and Wanda Glenn will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversay. They were married on August 23, 1958 in Berwin, Illinois. Their children are Patricia (Gerald) Jones of Butler, Billy (Joy) Glenn Jr. 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...

New Arrival Announced

Ingram Lance and Cherish Ingram of Thomasville announce the arrival of a son, Brayden Michael Ingram, born Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 12:42 p.m. at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Miss. He weighed six lbs., six ozs. More...

Jackson mayoral candidate indicted

Jackson mayoral candidate Michael Devane Overton was indicted a couple of weeks ago by the Clarke County Grand Jury on felony charges of credit card fraud. According to Jackson Police Investigator Richard Harvey, on Jan. More...

Clarke Grand jury returns 324 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury issued 324 "true bills," or criminal indictments Aug. 8 after hearing a record 389 cases for consideration. This was the most cases ever presented in a single grand jury session. More...

New Grove Hill senior center opens

Irene Collins, Alabama Department of Senior Services Commissioner, helped cut the ribbon for the new Grove Hill Senior Nutrition Center at the corner of Clark and Jackson Streets Wednesday morning. More...

5 Clarke County municipalities to vote Tuesday

Voters in three Clarke County municipalities will go to the polls to elect mayors and council members Tuesday while voters in two others will decide council seats only. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dean

Hildred Dean, 80, of Jackson died Aug. 13, 2008 at his residence. He was affiliated with the Clarke County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Clarke County Voters League. More...

Fore

James Wilton "Red" Fore Jr., 85, of Livingston died Aug. 17, 2008 at The Specialty Hospital in Meridian, Miss. He was born Sept. 9, 1922. He was a native of Monroe County. He was a former resident of Coffeeville. More...

Linton

Joseph "Joey" Edwin Linton, 57, of Jackson died Aug. 18, 2008 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born June 1, 1951. He was a native of Canton, Miss. He was a member of the Baptist church. More...

Sports

Lady Gators want to win fifth v'ball title

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators volleyball team took to the practice court three weeks ago in search of a possible fifth straight title. More...

CCHS prepares for life in 4A

For the third time in the last four years the Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs will venture into a new volleyball season with a new coach. Lynn Overton takes over a team with a lot of experience as well as one with key returning players. More...

Reserve parking places available for CCHS football games

Clarke County High School basketball is selling reserve parking spaces for the upcoming football season. Parking places next to the gym are $15 and spaces in the new lot are $20. These are good for the regular season only. More...

Editorial

Vote in municipal elections Tuesday

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Voters in Grove Hill, Jackson, Fulton, Coffeeville, and Thomasville and in many other communities around the state will go to the polls Tuesday to vote on mayoral and council candidates. More...

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Mama made me fat

Gone South

"All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening." — Oscar Wilde Immoral? None of your business. Illegal? Too old for that. (Probably too old for immoral, too, but let's not go there. More...

Records

Clarke County Jail details arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Gerald Lamar Taylor, 39, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications James Michael Pace, to Angela Jo Ellis; Brandon Lane Kelley, to Courtney Leanne Bates. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...