July 9, 2009 RSS feed / Community

Averett completes course

Clarke County Commissioner, Elma Averett, Earns Award as a Graduate of the Alabama Local Government Training Institute The Center for Governmental Services at Auburn University announces Clarke County Commissioner, Elma Averett, has met all the re More...

School board to close alternative schools

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh recommended closing the two alternative schools and said he would have a recommendation for otherwise dealing with unruly and hard-to-discipline students at a later meeting. More...

Highway 84 brush fire

For the third time, in as many days, Grove Hill firemen responded to a brush/forest fire. All three were in different areas. On Tuesday they responded to two fires along Highway 84, near the Old Line Road in a pine plantation. More...

Jackson investigating stolen vehicles, thefts

A vehicle reported stolen from Southern Trail June 13, was recovered Saturday June 27 in the same area. More...

Forest fire cut down

Fire fighters from six different county departments responded to a brush/forest fire on the Allen Road Monday afternoon. Covering the distance of about three miles along the road, fire went deep into the woods before being put out. More...

Grove Hill's water runs low last week; T'ville purchase replenishes tanks

A broken six-inch water line, heavy usage by fire departments due to grass fires and excessive consumption due to dry conditions combined to reduce Grove Hill's water levels to dangerously low levels last week. More...

Preston Goode dies at 107

A former Gosport resident who subscribed to and read The Clarke County Democrat for at least seven decades has died at the age of 107. Preston Goode passed away July 5 at the Camden Nursing Facility. Born Nov. More...

Strange But True

• It was American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, who made the following declaration: "I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. More...

Independence Day activities planned for July 3 and 4

Special to The Democrat Towns in Clarke and Washington counties have a host of family-oriented activities planned to observe the July 4th celebration. More...

Live better by stretching your dollars

Want to live better on the money you already make? Visit www.stretcher.com/r/99.htm to find hundreds of articles to help you stretch your day and your dollar! Ladies Sneaker Savings Buy tennis shoes/sneakers in the children's department. More...

Fatal Highway 43 wreck

A fourteen year old girl was killed in this head-on collision on Hwy. 43 north of Thomasville Friday morning. Cassandra Ezell of Lisman died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. More...