October 2, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Grove Hill voters will decide mayor's race

It will be six weeks this coming Tuesday, Oct. 7 since the Aug. 26 municipal elections and Grove Hill voters may have forgotten that they will need to go back to the polls and decide who will be the town's next mayor. More...

Jackson golf course robber gets 15 years

A teen-ager who assaulted and robbed a Jackson golfer on the golf course in May pleaded guilty to the offense and was sentenced to 15 years Tuesday. Jerome Darrington was 17 when he assaulted and robbed a lone golfer playing on the Jackson course. More...

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Community

Bonner, Davis vote for bailout package

Clarke County's two congressmen— a black Democrat and a white Republican—voted for the $700 billion bailout package for Wall Street Monday but the full House of Representatives rejected it in a stunning 228-205 vote. More...

Gas money comes at good time

Democrat Editor & Publisher Jim Cox poses with Bessie Thomas of Coffeeville and her $50 gas voucher to the Fast Track in Grove Hill. Thomas was the final winner in the newspaper's gas contest and she was thrilled. More...

GOP candidates stop in Grove Hill

The Republican "Hometown Connection" bus tour made stops in Clarke County last Thursday. The tour stopped in Grove Hill at noon. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Coffee with Sylvia The Women's Business Center, Inc. and the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "Coffee with Sylvia." This business group will meet Thursday, (today), Oct. More...

Church News

Announcements

St. Luke continues revival St. Luke Baptist Church of Walker Springs will end its revival Thursday, (tonight), Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. The evangelist will be Rev. Darin Rodgers of Green Hill Baptist Church of Shubuta, Miss. More...

25-year homecoming

Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church will host homecoming and its 25th year of organizing the church on Sunday, Oct. 5. Service will begin at 10 a.m. Special speakers and former pastors will share memories of the past 25 years. More...

Lifestyle

Pritchett-Pope to marry Oct. 11 in Antioch AME

Louis Fox of Mobile announces the engagement of his daughter, Karen Donisha Jackson Pritchett of Grove Hill to Terry Dewayne Pope of Thomasville, son of M.C. Pope of Hartselle and Dorothy B. Pope of Thomasville. More...

Alday-Reeves exchange vows in St. Stephens

Miss Melissa Nicole Reeves and Wayne Edward Alday were united in marriage Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the St. Stephens Baptist Church. Pastor James Watkins of Leroy Baptist Church officiated the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Knight-Roberts to wed in Tallahatta Springs

Donald L. Knight of Thomasville and Mrs. Robert C. Robinson of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Jane Knight, to Randall Lee Roberts, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. Roberts of Grove Hill. More...

Alabama banks weather financial storm

The national financial crisis has everyone concerned. Many major banks and investment firms have been bailed out or bought out and some have failed outright. Local citizens may be asking how safe and secure are Alabama banks and local banks. More...

Woman survives jump from river bridge

A Jackson woman stopped her car on the southbound side of the Joe C. McCorquodale Bridge Tuesday afternoon, got out, climbed up over the guard rail and jumped nearly 100 feet into the Tombigbee River. She survived. More...

Local audience impressed by 87-year-old former governor

It's been 50 years since John Patterson was elected governor. In 1958 he was the youngest man ever be elected to the position. Sunday he came to Grove Hill as an 87-year-old senior statesman who served Alabama in a variety of positions. More...

'A Yellow Watermelon' author to speak in his hometown

A Clarke County native who grew up in Grove Hill will be back home to read from his first novel at a book signing tonight (Thursday). Ted Dunagan will read from and talk about his book, "A Yellow Watermelon," Thursday, Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams

Roy Lee Williams, 50, of Boston, Mass. died Sept. 18, 2008. He was a native of Jackson. He was a 1976 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson. He retired from the U.S. More...

Hicks

Flossie Allene Atchison Hicks, 96, died Sept. 29, 2008 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born June 15, 1912. She was a native of Salitpa. She was a member of River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa. She was a retired seamstress at Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Huggins

Gladys Jennie Huggins, 89, of Grove Hill, formerly of Coffeeville died Sept. 28, 2008 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Sept. 28, 1919. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop heartbreaker to Miller

GROVE HILL—The Clarke County High School Bulldogs fought tooth-and-nail before falling 17-14 to the secondranked Class 3A T.R. Miller last Friday at H.G. Prim Stadium. More...

CPS Gators give Southern big fight on the road

GREENSBORO—The Clarke Prep School Gators went toe-to-toe with the second ranked Southern Academy Cougars last Friday before falling 24-20 in a big AISA Class AA Region 1 game. More...

Panthers beat Whippets, win second in a row

FRISCO CITY—The Coffeeville High School Panthers went on the road this past Friday and captured their second straight victory as they beat the Frisoc City Whippets 14-6 in a Class 1A, Region 1 game. More...

Editorial

No choice but to fund plan to help economy

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Our national leaders— President Bush, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, most of the U.S. More...

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Way up the Mississippi

Editor's Notes

Southerners often preface Mississippi River with "The Mighty" because that's what the river is when viewed from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg or Memphis. We are accustomed to a wide and mighty river here in the south. More...

Schools

Boise donates books to CCHS

Not only are the students of Clarke County High School looking for ways to honor their counselor Ms. Brenda McIntyre, but also businesses throughout the community. More...

Retired teachers donate to library

The Clarke County Retired Educators Association presented a check for $300 to the Clarke County High School library last Wednesday. More...

Students raising funds for McIntyre memory tree

Many people in the community know that the Spanish Club is raising money to purchase a bronze tree in memory of Ms. Brenda McIntyre. Our students have already raised more than $1,500 through various fundraisers. More...