June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

'Juneteenth' celebration is Saturday

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association will sponsor a "Juneteenth Celebration" in Grove Hill this Saturday, June 20. The theme will be: "Freedom Comes With A Price and Responsibilities." The day begins with a prayer breakfast from 8 a.m. More...

A few changes to your 'Democrat'

Some changes have been made to The Democrat beginning this week, Publisher Jim Cox notes. The newspaper is smaller, reflecting a new trend toward a smaller and easier to handle sheet that most daily newspapers have already converted to. More...

Jackson pharmacist announces for House 65 seat

Jackson pharmacist Dr. Ozelle Hubert has announced his intentions to seek the District 65 House of Representatives seat being vacated by Marc Keahey who was elected, last week, to fill out the term of the late Sen. More...

Special Sections

Community

Eyesore torn down

The old McIntyre Home on Jackson Street was torn down last Thursday. Josh Turner of Turner Lawn Care and Construction worked quickly to demolish the house using a trackhoe. More...

Jackson lawmen look into more thefts

The Jackson Police Department added several more thefts to several they were already investigating. According to reports, a vehicle burglary in the parking lot of Wal-Mart was reported June 13, at 8 p.m. More...

Grove Hill council member says town ought to do business with legitimate town businesses

When bills were presented for the Grove Hill Town Council's review Monday, there was a question as to $700 paid to Bruce Etheredge. Mayor Jerry Newton explained it was for repainting part of a police car. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

SOUTHWEST ALABAMA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION (SWAIA) OF JACKSON will sponsor a "Juneteenth Celebration" on Saturday, June 20 with a prayer breakfast from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Gloria's Pour House Café on Jackson Street in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church will continue its Vacation Bible School, "Hop on Board the Boomerang Express Thursday, June 18 and end Friday, June 19 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Vacation Bible School Family Night will be Friday, June 19 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Church Showcase

Salem Baptist Church
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WATCH YOUR STEP

Read 1 Thessalonians 1:9 Descending the steps to the Marriage License Bureau, I was amused to see the words, "Watch your last step." But it's also good to watch your first step. More...

Lifestyle

GRILL ONCE, DINE TWICE

FAMILY FEATURES A sizzling steak hot off the grill and a glass of wine make a sensational pairing for steak house dining at home. More...

Blossom end rot on vegetables

Extension Service

Over the past couple of weeks, I have received several samples of tomatoes, and watermelons that have black leathery looking areas on the end of the fruit away from the stem. The disorder is called Blossom End Rot (BER). More...

Jackson-Pugh to wed June 27

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Jackson of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Genesis Cyntay Jackson, to Devin M. Pugh, son of Sylvester Pugh of Winn and the late Rose Pugh. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Governmental Meetings Week of June 22

Here are the meetings scheduled next week More...

Council questions mayor's hiring

A Grove Hill council member questioned the mayor's hiring of people without the town council's knowledge or input Monday. "Are we going to abandon the personnel board?" Levon Hicks asked Mayor Jerry Newton. More...

Law's report of conflict disputed

"The only thing that was right in that write-up was that I was irate and I sure was," said the mother of a woman stopped at a Coffeeville roadblock who ended up being stunned with a taser gun and arrested. More...

Walker is 'Prosecutor of Year' for his work on timber thefts

District Attorney Spencer Walker has been honored by the Alabama Forest Owners Association as its Prosecutor of the Year for 2008. Association President Glenn T. More...

Rodeo back in Jackson this weekend

The 8th Annual Pine City Championship Rodeo presented by Lone Star Championship Rodeo is coming up Friday June 19 through Saturday June 20 at the Jackson Academy Arena. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m both nights. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dunegan

Roy Lavon Dunegan, 73, of Coffeeville died June 8, 2009 at a Mobile hospital. He was born June 5, 1936. He was a member of Ulcanush Baptist Church. He was a retired merchant, owning Roy's Spur Station. More...

Richardson

Harriette Jeannette Richardson, 65, of Grove Hill died June 10, 2009 at her residence. She was born Jan. 20, 1944. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of the McCann's United Methodist Church. More...

Criswell

Ida Louise Criswell, 83, of Pine Hill died June 12, 2009 at Thomasville Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 10, 1925 in Pine Hill. She was a member of the Pine Hill Baptist Church. More...

Sports

GH tops Thomasville in summer league action

Tyler Hutto tags out a Thomasville runner Monday night as Grove Hill's 15-19-year-old baseball team beat one of the Thomasville squads 3-1. Catcher Adrian Snell threw the ball down to second base. More...

Grove Hill's 11 & 12-year-old all-stars

Softball all-stars The members of the Grove Hill 11 & 12-year-old softball all-stars are, front row (l to r): Amber Horn, Shelbey Jackson, Tori Kearly, Gailyn Smith, Kiana Coates and Lauren Wiggins. More...

Archery - Is It For You?

Does the image of Robin Hood shooting an apple from someone's head intrigue you? If so, you may want to think about becoming involved in recreational archery activities. More...

Editorial

Kill the messenger

Our Opinions

On the opposite page, Clarke County School Board member Clint Hawkins takes us to task for playing, as he calls it, the "race card" in our report last week about the school board's vote on a new principal for Jackson Middle School. More...

Load up for the beach!

Gone South

The headline jumped right out at me: "Psychologist Wants Women To Undress More For Beach." At last, I thought, my kinda "shrink." The article went on to tell how Dr. James F. More...

Sensible energy plan needed

Congress Reports

As we head into the summer vacation season, gas prices are once again on the rise, and none of us will soon forget the nearly $4 gas prices of last summer. More...

Records

Criminal jury court scheduled next week

Forty-nine defendants with a total of 54 indictments are slated on criminal dockets for trial next week in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 9-16 include: Matthew Antion Clarke, 23, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, $4,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Henry A. Jackson, to Georgia P. Nash; Curtis Ray Phillips, to Charlotte M. More...