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Rockville resident wants road work done

Rockville resident Johnny Burrell asked Clarke County commissioners for help with the Lady's Landing Road and one leading off of it in the Rockville area at Monday's work session. More...

Praying for nation in Grove Hill

A small group turned out at 7 a.m. for a "National Day of Prayer" service in Grove Hill's Laurie Carleton Park last Thursday hosted by the Grove Hill Baptist Church. The day was set aside as a special day of prayer for the nation and its leaders. More...

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Community

Woman charged with reporting false robbery to Jackson police

A Jackson woman is charged with felony false reporting an incident after she told police she had been robbed in the parking lot of the Pic N Sav supermarket. More...

Work day set at Williams home in C'ville

A work day has been set for Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. at the home of Ernest Williams on Highway 69 just south of Coffeeville. Much needed renovations including painting are planned. Workers should bring their tools and equipment. More...

Jackson Health Care residents are entertained

The Toddtown Community Development Center (TCDC) hosted an Easter program at the Jackson Health Care Facility on April 9. More...

Sports

Thomasville battles into the finals

The Jackson Aggies' season ended Thursday, May 7 after Thomasville topped them 3-2 in game three of the third round of the AHSAA playoffs in Thomasville. Jackson jumped on top 1-0 when J.D. More...

The playoffs that would never end

I am the first person to say that everyone should always be cautious when the occasion arises. Two weeks ago there was a true scare in the state as far as the Swine Flu is concerned. More...

Tigers fall 3-1 in game one

Thomasville lost 3-1 to Haleyville in the first game of the AHSAA Class 4A championship series Tuesday night. Jay Williams took the loss for Thomasville. More...

Editorial

I got my diploma at the Dollar General

Graduation time is here. This issue of The Democrat is filled with smiling faces of graduating seniors from across Clarke County and into Washington County. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bragg had a good teacher

Rick Bragg came home. He was at Jacksonville State University last week autographing copies of his latest book, The Prince of Frogtown. He grew up in and around Jacksonville. Many of you may know more about Rick Bragg than I do. More...

Records

Clarke Jail arrests for week detailed

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 5-12 include: James Edward Jenkins, 41, drivers license suspended/revoked, expired tag, $485 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

CLARKE COUNTY RECORDS

Marriage license applications Lee Buchannon Goldman, to Tiffany Miranda Davis; Curtis Lavelle Holt Sr., to Krystal Latoya Landrum; Robin K. More...

Schools

Brittany Harrell gets engineering scholarship

Each year the Association of County Engineers of Alabama awards two scholarships to students, one a high school senior intending to pursue a degree in civil engineering and another to a college student already studying that chosen field. More...

Senior with Clarke County ties to graduate from B'ham's Minor High

Billy McCaskill Jr. will graduate from Minor High School in Birmingham May 28 at 7 p.m. at Minor High School Football Field. He is the son of Shirley Berry McCaskill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrew Berry Sr. More...

Salute to the Grads!

High school seniors are taking that big walk to receive their diplomas. See the special section inside for details on commencements and photos of graduating seniors from Clarke and Washington counties. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

HIPPY graduation will be at GHES The 2009 graduation for the families in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program will be on Thursday, May 14 at Grove Hill Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. More...

Vehicle's damage said result of fuss at Fulton cookout

Thomasville Police Department Investigator Leroy Dale said late Tuesday that nine Thomasville individuals have been arrested that day for inflicting nearly $6,000 worth of damage to a Fulton man's car. More...

Former Jax Mayor James Arrington dies Monday

James E. Arrington, a former Jackson mayor, died at his Jackson residence Monday. He was 76. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Arrington

James Edward Arrington, 76, of Jackson died May 11, 2009 at a local hospital. He was born June 21, 1932. He was a native of Greensboro. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. He served in the U.S. More...

Bennett

Mary Lillian Bennett, 80, of Fruitdale died May 9, 2009 at her residence. More...

Caten

Anthony Glen Caten, 52, of Chatom died May 7, 2009 in Mobile. He was born Oct. 30, 1956. He was a member of Springbank Baptist Church of Chatom. He was an industrial worker for Boise Cascade LLC in Jackson. More...

Business

Capstone Bank to build on triangle lot

The house that stood on the triangle-shaped lot at the corner of College Avenue and Forest Avenue in Jackson was recently demolished and a sign erected noting the site as the future home for Capstone Bank. More...

Local bank weathering economic downturn, shareholders told

Annual meeting of United Security Bancshares

Two brothers with stock in United Security Bancshares, the holding company for First United Security Bank, saw their proposals for the bank to merge with a larger bank and to reformat the way bank directors are nominated and elected overwhelmingly More...

Heritage Homes receives GuildQuality's 09 Guildmaster award

Heritage Homes, a leading homebuilder in Alabama, Mississippi and northwest Florida, was awarded a 2009 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer satisfaction. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

HIPPY GRADUATION for the families in the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Clarke County program will be Thursday, May 14 at Grove Hill Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Jane Sellers is the coordinator. More...

Church News

Jazz saxophonist and European vocalist to perform in Toddtown church

The Toddtown Community Development Center will present vocalist, Lynn L. Mackie and saxophonist, Joe Lewis in concert May 16. Recognized across Europe as one of today's most exciting vocalist, Lynn L. More...

Church Announcements

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will celebrate its 200th year anniversary in May of this year. This historic church will begin a year-long celebration of its 200th anniversary. More...

Fulton church completes frogs & friends

Fulton Baptist Church AWANA recently concluded a "Frogs and Friends" contest. During the three week contest, the boys and girls invited friends to AWANA and memorized Scriptures. More...

Lifestyle

Miracles sustain longtime friendship

Danny Harrison and Richard (Dickie) Duke - these two guys were buddies, members of the Clarke County High School Class of 1969. More...

Colorful fuchsia grabs your eye

Some plants have such exotic blooms that we question whether they are real. Such is often the case with fuchsia. Fuchsia blooms come in some of the colors that we think flowers were meant to be - dazzling purples, flaming reds, demure pinks. More...

Gates-Bailey plan July 11 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Gates of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Elizabeth Gates, to Jake Allen Bailey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Bailey of Wagarville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...