November 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Thompson is new Choctaw judge

Assistant District Attorney Joe Thompson has left his office in the DA's suite in the south wing of the Clarke County Courthouse and moved to the Choctaw County Courthouse in Butler. He's gotten a promotion. Gov. More...

Upgrades talked for Silver Creek park

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone told fellow commissioners Monday that the U.S. Corps of Engineers wants to make improvements to the Silver Creek park area. More...

Swapping a shooting house for a 4-wheeler?

Bill Mathews ordered a shooting house from a man in Mobile. He wasn't at his home south of Grove Hill when the house was delivered but he returned home to find it. But he also found a 4-wheeler gone. More...

Christmas parades scheduled around county

It is that time again...time for the annual Christmas parades to kick off the holiday season. Here are the parades on tap in Clarke County. Fulton A Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in Fulton. More...

New business opens in Grove Hill

Veterans Pest Control held a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration in Grove Hill on Friday, Nov. 21. More...

NRCS taking EQIP applications from landowners

The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently taking applications for its Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

Thank You James Bonds Bonding Company & Battle House Hotel of Mobile District Attorney Spencer Walker & A Secret Safe Place for Newborns would like to thank James Bonds Bonding Co. More...

State non-profits help expand awareness on Medicare enrollment

Medicare open-enrollment began November 15 and healthcare groups around the state are working to help seniors understand the various choices available through the program. More...

Clarke County brings home state PALS awards

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter committee brought home several state awards Wednesday, Nov. 12, from the annual People Against a Littered State (PALS) awards program conducted at Troy University Montgomery. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Fulton Christmas parade set —A Christmas parade will be held Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in Fulton. Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. at Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church. Entry fee will be $5. More...

Church News

'Thanksgiving Day undeniably religious'

Viewpoint

On the fourth Thursday of November, Americans will gather with their families and friends to celebrate a uniquely American holiday, a day of thanksgiving, a day devoted to remembering the blessings of God. More...

Announcements

Hopewell Baptist Church singing Hopewell Baptist Church located on Highway 154 in the Chilton community will host a fifth Saturday night singing, Nov. 29 at 7 p.m. The Dixie Disciples and other local singers will be featured. Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Holiday Eats

ASumptuous Spread for the Family

ach holiday season, hosts strive for the perfect balance between serving traditional fare E and trying out palate-pleasing new recipes. More...

Collecting by Larry Cox

Q: I have a Beatles jigsaw puzzle. I have been offered $50 for it, but suspect it is worth much more. What do you think? — Steve, Paintsville, Ky. More...

Teachers' pay delayed by late state funds

Strapped state education coffers are forcing the Clarke County Board of Education to do something it has never had to do before — pay teachers and support staff a week later than usual. More...

Commissioners approve central fueling station for county vehicles

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approv-ed the creation of a central fueling station for county vehicles despite opposition from the senior commissioner. More...

Christmas going up!

Grove Hill municipal workers erected Christmas decorations on utility poles around town Monday in preparation for next week's Christmas parade and related activities. Christmas is only four weeks away! Photo by Jim Cox More...

Coffeeville man severely burned in mishap

A Coffeeville man was severely burned early Tuesday morning when he reportedly mistakenly doused an outside fire with what he thought was diesel fuel but turned out instead to be gasoline. More...

Democrat out early; holiday closings noted

The Clarke County Democrat is out a day early due to the Thanksgiving holiday this week. The newspaper office will be closed Thursday and Friday. More...

Rick Grant named VP of Boise's Alabama operations

Boise Inc. has announced that Rick Grant has been appointed vice president, Alabama Operations, effective immediately. More...

Clarke arrests detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 18-24 include: Corneil Demese Barney, 18, burglary, third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Leggett

Emma Brown Leggett, 68, of Manila died Nov. 18 at Mobile Infirmary. She was a member of St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Manila, where she sang in the choir. Survivors include three sons, John (Rose) Clarke, Chicago, Ill. More...

Bates

Henry Bates, 79, of Jackson died Nov. 23 in a Mobile area hospital. He was a native of Sumter County. He was a member of McCann's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was a member of Santa Fe Lodge #226. More...

Grantham

Christopher Dudley Grantham, 53, of Jackson died Nov. 14, 2008 at a local hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1955. He was a native of Rome, Ga. He was a store clerk with The Red Hat Package Store. More...

Sports

Jackson's playoff run ends against UMS-Wright

JACKSON—The dream season of the Jackson Aggies came crashing down this past Friday as they lost 33-0 to the visiting bulldogs of UMSWright in the third round of the Class 4A football playoffs. More...

Davis let go at Gulf Shores

Former Clarke County High School coach Duane Davis was released of his head coaching and athletic director duties at Gulf Shores recently. "No matter what happens in this deal, there will be no ill feelings from me," he said. More...

Statewide playoff pairings

All semi-final games are set for Friday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Class 1A Linden (13-0) at Sweet Water (12-1) Gaston (11-2) at Speake (11-2) Class 2A Leroy (13-0) at Reeltown (12-1) Sulligent (11-2) at Clay County (13-0), More...

Editorial

Don't drink and drive during the holidays

Other Opinions

There's nothing wrong with Alabama's drunken-driving laws. They're tough. We were among the first states to lower the blood-alcohol content level to 0.08 percent. More...

Cartoon

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Mr. Ben motors along

Editor's Notes

He walked slowly, often with his head titled down just a bit and his hands clasped behind his back, around Dunn's Exxon, talking to employees and customers. Or he sat on a bench out front, speaking softly and kindly to everyone who came and went. More...

Schools

WHMS honor roll announced for first nine week grading period

Wilson Hall Middle School Grade: 5 - All A's Honor Roll Emory Hope Anderson, Megan Dianna Davis, Tamia Janay Fluker, Anthony Curtis Hicks, Dayla Rae Huggins, Christine Huggins Grade: 6 - All A's Honor Roll Charles Allen Henderson, Kelsey Keirri More...

Dunn's Exxon helps secure $500 grant for school

Wilson Hall Middle School has received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support the school's library media program. More...

Mockingbird Merriment at WHMS

Mrs. Gordon's eighth grade reading class read and discussed the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. More...