November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Alabama Troopers' military service recognized

Alabama State Troopers saluted two of their own for their military service to their country on Nov. More...

Mishaps at Dunn's Exxon

Ben Dunn fell and hit his head at home Monday, Nov. 10. He died of the injury Monday, Nov. 17. More...

Rhone continues to oppose centralized fueling system

The lowest bidder for a proposed new central fueling station for Clarke County's vehicles was $100,000 under the highest bidder and considerably less than the other two. The Clarke County Commission opened the bids at its special meeting on Nov. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

A few months ago my life changed when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was a situation that many women have faced before me. It was these women who have been role models of strength for me. I am privileged to know many of these survivors. More...

Writing family and local histories to be topic for Historical Society

The Clarke County Historical Society will offer a program titled, "Writing Biography, Family History, and Local History" during its November 30 meeting at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. Robert S. More...

Grove Hill afghans feature town landmarks and scenes

The Grove Hill Development Board has ordered afghans featuring landmarks of the county seat that will make excellent gifts this Christmas season for residents and former residents alike. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Prep Turkey Dinner—Clarke Prep School will sell turkey dinners Thursday, (today), Nov. 20. Plates will be $6 each. To place an order call the school at 251-275-8576. Pick-ups will start at 11 a.m. More...

Church News

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tabernacle Church ends special service Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ located at 1171 Industrial Road in Jackson will have a special guest speaker, Bishop Cornelius Wood Sr., pastor of Praise Tabernacle of Mobile Thursday, Nov. More...

Seeds from the Sower

THE BORED

Read Romans 8:37-39 When the minister ended his long, dry sermon, he asked for the board to remain for a few minutes. More...

Lifestyle

Great American Smokeout today

Thursday, November 20, 2008, marks the 33rd observance of the Great American Smokeout. The American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout in 1976 to inspire and encourage smokers to quit for one day. Now, 44.2 percent of the 45. More...

Sebright-Tarleton to exchange wedding vows in Jackson Jan. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis Jr. announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Crystal Dawn Sebright, to William Christopher Tarleton. Mr. Tarleton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. I.G. Tarleton of Jackson. More...

CHS alumnus looking for old yearsbooks to scan, digitalize

A Coffeeville High School alumnus has scanned 14 of the school's yearbooks and compiled on a CD for the town's new library. Jimmy Deas presented Mayor Faye Cotten with the CD at the Coffeeville Old Timers Reunion on Oct. 18. More...

Schools

Tillery named to honor roll at Talladega school

Cynthia Tillery of Jackson made the elementary department's A honor roll from the Alabama School for the Blind (ASB) of Talladega. More...

Participating in Cartridges for Kids

Grove Hill Elementary School is participating in the nationally known program: Cartridges for Kids. This program allows our school to collect items to be recycled and redeem those items for cash to be used in our school. More...

November has seen lots of school activities

It is hard to believe that November is here. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we know that Christmas comes quickly thereafter. Mid term progress reports went home last week and the busy holiday season is fast approaching. More...

Incentive penalty amount not specified in agreement

The 2005 project agreement between Louisiana Pacific Corp. More...

Man shot across street from Jackson Police Dept.

A man was shot outside of the Goco Exxon convenience store in downtown Jackson last Friday afternoon around 4:30. The store is just across Commerce Street from the police department and city hall. More...

GH Council will watch spending for 90 days

At Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton's request Monday, the town council agreed to put a moratorium on any new spending for a 90-day period, through January 2009. More...

Local Hwy. 84 advocates want what neighbors have - a completed 4-lane road

A 10-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 84 from the Alabama state line to Waynesboro is all that remains of the approximately 185 miles of the highway across Mississippi. More...

Grove Hill man charged with soliciting minor via computer

A 31-year-old Grove Hill man has been charged with soliciting a minor via a computer as well as rape and sodomy charges after a 14- year-old Mobile girl was reported missing Nov. 7. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Walker

Margaret Morrissette Walker, 68, of Grove Hill died Nov. 16, 2008 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was born Sept. 11, 1940. She was a member of Orange Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Grove Hill where she was a former senior choir member. More...

Anderson

Sarah Poole Anderson, 82, of Jackson died Nov. 16, 2008 at her residence. She was born Aug. 2, 1926. She was a native of Itta Bena, Miss. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Dunn

Benjamin Watson Dunn, 87, a native of Marengo County and a long time resident and businessman in Grove Hill died Monday, November 17, 2008. He was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific. More...

Business

Capstone Bank acquires Security Federal of Tuscaloosa, assets increase to $200 million

Capstone Bancshares, Inc. ("Capstone") recently announced the acquisition of Security Federal Bancorp, Inc. ("Security Federal") and its subsidiary, Security Bank. More...

Sports

Deer season opens Saturday

Hunters urged to be safe on the first day of hunting

Bow season for deer opened in October. A short muzzleloader season ran for only this week, Nov. 17-21, The "real" deer season begins Saturday and continues through Jan. 15— hunting antlered deer with guns. More...

Aggies win first rematch, UMS up next

Last minute score leads JHS over THS 17-14

JACKSON—It all came down to the final minutes and a 97-yard drive as the Jackson Aggies snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with their 17-14 second round playoff win over county-foe Thomasville last Friday night at Simpkins Stadium-Legio More...

CCHS beats Livingston

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season as they beat Livingston 73-72 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. CCHS, moving up from Class 3A to 4A, outscored Livingston 21-17 in the fourth quarter to get the win. More...

Editorial

Letter to the Editor

Enjoy Thanksgiving but think of county's, LP's financial messes

Dear Editor, On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, the Clarke County administrator published in the Clarke County Democrat the "Annual Combined Statement of Revenues & Expenditures" for the years 2007-2008 ending September 2008. More...

Editor's Notes

Good times on Cox-Reid Hill

The slide show of old photographs from 30, 40, 50 and more years ago brought back a lot of good memories but was also a bit sobering: How in the world—why in the world — does time and life rush by so fast? More...

Congress Reports

New Medicare signup starts

For two years now, senior Americans have been enjoying the benefits of the permanent Medicare prescription drug benefit helping them - in many cases - meet the cost of their medication. More...

Records

IRS wants to give some folks their checks

The Internal Revenue Service is looking for Alabama taxpayers who are missing more than 5,300 economic stimulus checks totaling about $3 million and nearly 1,500 regular refund checks totaling over $1.56 million that were returned by the U.S. More...

Clarke County Jail report for past week

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 10-18 include: Percy L. House, 59, driving under the influence (alcohol), speeding, unlawful possession of alcohol, $1,750 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds, Marriages are published

Marriage license applications Willie Richardson Sr., to Chenelly M. Tate; John Walter McIntyre Jr., to Christina Ann Bridges; James Clayton Bradford, to Rachel Louise Simmons; Johnathan Eugene Tucker, to Michelle Lynette Moree-Gregson. More...