April 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders urged to use slow times to prepare for better times

Despite rising unemployment, area plant closings and other bad news due to the economic slump, Clarke County officials and others talked about good things more than bad at Tuesday's "State of the County" annual breakfast meeting in Thomasville, hos More...

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Community

Two wrecks Saturday on Hwy. 84 in Gosport

Two accidents on Highway 84 in the eastern Clarke County community of Gosport kept firemen and rescue workers busy Saturday. Allen I. Brooks, a Miami, Fla. truck driver escaped injury when he lost control of his 2007 Freightliner on U.S. More...

'Secret Safe Place' program accepts third newborn

District Attorney Spencer Walker announced this week that the "Secret Safe Place" program has received another baby, the third since the program began over four years ago in the First Judicial Circuit. More...

Clarke County polling officials and places for District 22 State Senate race published this week

You may not be aware of it, but a Republican primary will be April 14 for GOP voters to vote on an individual to be the party's nominee to fill the vacant District 22 State Senate seat of Pat Lindsey who died in January. More...

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Community Calendar

Grove Hill Arts Council-will sponsor adult art lessons with Johnna Bush during the month of April. The classes will be held at the Grove Hill Cultural Art Center on Tuesdays from 6 until 9 p.m. More...

Church News

Thomasville church members to perform 'Passion' play for Easter

Free play will be April 3 and April 5 at the Thomasville Civic Center

"The Passion," a play about the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be presented at the Thomasville Civic Center Friday, April 3 and Sunday, April 5. Performances will be at 7 p.m. The play was written by the Rev. More...

Church Announcements

Thomasville Church of Christ-located at the corner of 3rd and Worl will have a weekend gospel meeting beginning Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5. There will be different speakers for each service. More...

GHBC March Awana Clubs

T&T-Kimberly Jordan & Sparks-Caden Gates, Cubbies (not pictured) Matthew Padgett AWANA is a children's program for ages 4 years-old to the 6th grade. Activities are held on Sunday night from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Lifestyle

Don't try to transplant milkweek; plant seeds

Gardening With Dora

Monarch butterflies give the term "picky eater" a new meaning. The only plant that is ever considered as a host plant for the caterpillars is butterfly milkweed, Aesclepias tuberosa. More...

Wiggins-Gaunt wed in Louisiana

Lindsey Marie Gaunt of Baton Rouge, La. and Andrew Lawrence Wiggins of Mobile were united in marriage on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009 at Houmas House Plantation in Darrow, La. with Rev. Larry Spencer officiating. More...

Alvin Dwight Callier recently named to Alabama's disabilities advocacy advisory board

Alvin Dwight Callier has been appointed a member of the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program Advisory Council. Dr. Ellen Gillespie, Executive Director of the agency, made the appointment. More...

Schools

Art fun at area schools

The Mobile Museum of Art made its annual visit to Grove Hill Elementary School and Clarke Prep School recently. These visits were made possible by the Community Study Club of Grove Hill and the Magnolia Woman's Study Club. More...

4-H classes share

Solid Rock Christian School 4-H Club shared with Mrs. Ginger's Kindergarten class at Clarke Prep Tuesday. The students talked about a hamburger and how every part of a hamburger can be traced back to a plant. More...

Old-timey fun

A reunion for descendants and others interested in the 38th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States of America, was held this past weekend in Grove Hill. More...

Shooting death said accidental

Washington County Sheriff's investigators believe a shooting Saturday, March 28, that claimed the life of a Jackson man, was accidental. More...

Events

Grove Hill's Relay for Life is Friday The American Cancer Society's Grove Hill Relay For Life event will be held Friday. A survivor's reception will begin at 5 p.m. at the Helms House and Opening Ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Thomas

Camay "Sack" Thomas, 69, of Jackson died March 28, 2009 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Nov. 25, 1939 to the parentage of the late Walter and Willie Ann Scruggs Thomas. He was a native of Allen. More...

Carlisle

Christopher Garrett Dearmon Carlisle, 20, of Jackson died March 28, 2009 in St. Stephens. He was born March 18, 1989. He was a native of Grove Hill. He was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. He was a carpenter with Loper Construction Company. More...

Dungan

Stacey Lynn Dungan, 18, of Quitman, Miss. died March 24, 2009. More...

Sports

CPS Lady Gators beat Patrician

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators improved to 14-5 on the season as they beat the Lady Saints of Patrician Academy 2-0 Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Libby Harrigan went 2-for-3 with two RBI to pace the Lady Gators. More...

Bulldogs fall to St. Paul's

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs lost 15-6 to the St. Paul Saints, ranked number four in Class 5A, Monday afternoon in Grove Hill. Tyler Walker went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI. Adrian Snell went 2-for-3 with an RBI. More...

Clarke Prep downs Patrician

The Clarke Prep School Gators beat rival Patrician 8-1 Monday afternoon at John Becton Field in Grove Hill. Dillon Rowell went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Jason Gates was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Lee Shields went 2- for-3. J.J. More...

Editorial

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Friday will be the last day for 15 of Clarke County's Road and Bridge Department employees. The County Commission announced in late February that 15 of the 36 employees in the department would be cut, with the most recently hired getting the ax. More...

Guilty by association

Editor's Notes

Danny Overton is the county engineer for Clarke County. I know that. Yet, last week in a commission story I repeatedly referred to him as Danny Brown. None of our proofreaders here at The Democrat caught it. More...

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Records

Clarke County Jail report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 17-31 include: Tremichael Dewon Davis, 28, burglary, second degree, probation violation, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Dennis A. More...

Southern Ramble

38th Alabama descendants gather

People came from Florida, Texas, all over Alabama and even as far away as British Columbia, Canada for the second reunion of descendants of the 38th Alabama Infantry, Confederate States of America. More...

Passion in a name

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She's nervous. Her palms are sweaty. Her heart is pounding. The words she so much wants to hear are seconds away. She begins to wonder, "What if my test is positive? Am I ready for this? Can I actually handle it? More...

Playwright with local ties sets winning play in Jackson

Conquistadors, a play by Tangipahoa Parish (La.) Library Director Barry Bradford, has won the 2009 Southern Playwrights Competition. More...