September 25, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

County will absorb garbage rate hike— for the time being

Customers may see increases in charges next year

The Clarke County Commission agreed Tuesday to a 6 percent "fuel recovery fee" adjustment for Allied Waste for garbage collections in the county due to higher fuel costs. More...

Former Gov. Patterson, biographer to speak here Sunday

Patterson will speak in hometown of one of three indicted for his father's murder in 1954

John Patterson is coming to the town where one of the men indicted for his father's murder in 1954 grew up. More...

Special Sections

Community

Pine City Park playground to be dedicated Sunday

During the Tuesday, Sept. 23, meeting of the Jackson City Council, Mayor Richard Long and Councilman Robert Marks recognized the hard work of those who volunteered their services to complete the playground of the new Pine City Park. More...

Julie Dozier, Anna Reid complete UA's Rural Health Scholars Program

Julie Dozier and Anna Reid, both of Clarke County have completed the UA's Rural Health Scholars Program. More...

Community birthdays

Chance & Scyrene

Happy Birthday greetings are extended to the following community members who will be celebrating their birthday during the month of September, Joann Anderson- 9/29, Sharon Packer-9/5, Courtney Dotson-9/7, Regina Kidd-9/24, Cecil Maiben-9/16, Charl More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Sheriff's Posse horse show rescheduled The Clarke County Mounted Sheriff's Posse will not have a horse show that was scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. More...

Church News

Announcements

New Greater First Baptist continues revival The New Greater First Baptist Church will end its revival Thursday, (tonight), Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Regina Gwin is the church clerk. Patricia Grayson is the homecoming chairperson. Rev. Carlton L. More...

Lifestyle

Kimbrell-Smith to marry Oct. 18

Alva Zane of Tuscaloosa announces the engagement of her daughter, Nachasity Marie Kimbrell, to Jeremy Charles Smith, son of Gerald and Patricia Smith of Grove Hill. More...

Coffeeville's Tombigbee Maids

Coffeeville's Tombigbee Maids for 2008-2009 court will be presented at the annual Coffeeville, West Bend/Bethel Firemen's Ball to be held Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Coffeeville High School. This event is sponsored by the Coffeeville Ladies League. More...

Promoting the virtues of abelia

Gardening With Dora

Everybody's abelia is blooming, ho hum. You will notice this shrub more for the buzz of pollinators who appreciate the fragrant little funnelshaped flowers than for the statement it makes in your garden. Which is a shame really. More...

Road dept. will get by on early sale of graders

It looked like the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department would have to make personnel cuts to combat a deficit budget this year but County Engineer Sam Noble came up with a plan to sell eight road graders ahead of schedule to pump money into the More...

Clarke United Way has goal of $150,000

The Clarke County United Way, a part of the United Way of Southwest Alabama, has kicked off the 2008 campaign. The goal this year is $150,000. Marty Parker is this year's campaign chairman. More...

Last chance for free gas

All good things must come to an end—or so some folks say. At any rate, The Clarke County Democrat's gasoline giveway contest will end for the time being after this week's contest. More...

Perking up Town Hall's front

The changes were modest, but many agree they improved the looks of the front of the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Glover

Mary Anderson Glover, 95, of Leroy died Sept. 17, 2008 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was born Oct. 5, 1913. She was a native of Thomasville. More...

Pope

Pauline Elizabeth Pope, 80, of Satsuma died Sept. 21, 2008 at her home in Saraland. She was born July 22, 1928. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chilton. She was a homemaker. More...

Purvis

William Monroe Purvis, 87, of Coffeeville died Sept. 18, 2008 in a Bay Minette hospital. He was born May 9, 1921. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Aggies swarm Andalusia, look to battle with Leroy

Corey Besteda exploded for 311 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns to lead the Jackson Aggies (4-0, 3-0) to a 53-20 spanking of the Andalusia Bulldogs Friday night at Legion Field. More...

Thomasville goes to 2-1 in region with win

The Thomasville Tigers evened their 2008 season mark at 2-2 and improved their region record to 2-1 this past Friday when they defeated the W. S. Neal Blue Eagles 23-14 in a game played in East Brewton. More...

Lady Gators win tri-match Saturday

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators traveled to Wetumpka this past Staurday and both games of a tri-match. In the final match they beat Edgewood 25-10, 25-10 and 25-13. Harley Horton had seven kills and 17 hits. More...

Records

Arrests booked through the county jail

Arrests booked from the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Kelvin Lemark Chapman, 26, assault, second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications David Wayne Kittrell, to Brittany Leigh Guy; Spencer Gray Overton, to Lenzie Sabra Williams. Michael Eugene Allday, to Patricia Jeanne Aparo; James S. More...

Schools

Many activities ahead

Welcome back to another school year. This year started busy for all of us at WHMS. We again look forward to another outstanding school year. More...

Junior Betas off to a great start

The Wilson Hall Middle School Junior Betas held their first meeting for the new school year on Sept. 10. Club members made plans for the year, including attending the 2009 Alabama State Junior Beta Convention on March 2-3. More...

Eighth graders learn about yellow watermelons

Yum! Sweet, cold, juicy watermelon - we all love it! The eighth graders at Wilson Hall Middle School will soon love a melon of a different color - a yellow one! More...