August 20, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County EVENTS

Grove Hill Healthcare offering free clinic Aug. 26 The news lately has been on healthcare and the need for health insurance. More...

T'ville council OK's incentives to lure retailer

The Thomasville City Council's hesitation Monday to approve sales tax rebates to lure a new retailer forced Mayor Sheldon Day to step aside from chairing the council meeting and make a motion on the issue in order to get it passed. More...

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Community

Car flips on Highway 43 in Sandflat

A Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Jonathan Caleb Clardy of Thomasville, 19, flipped on Highway 43 near the Sandflat Road Friday afternoon. The car landed upside down in the median of the road. More...

Coffeeville school enrollment up

Coffeeville High School's enrollment stood at an even 200 last Friday, up from the 150 predicted for the K-12 facility school in July. That's a 25 percent increase. More...

Schools take precautions against seasonal and swine flu

Right now, parents throughout Clarke County are preparing for a new school year, finding out who their children's teachers will be, buying school supplies and seeing the doctor to make sure their kids are healthy and ready to learn. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

BALLET AND THEATRE ARTS SCHOOL FALL 2009 REGISTRATION will be Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the BTAS Theatre at 253 College Street in Gilbertown. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Chilton Baptist Church located on the Chilton Road, (County Road 17) will continue its revival services Thursday, Aug. 20 and end Friday, Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend the services. More...

Lift installed at C'ville church

The front steps at the Coffeeville United Methodist Church have always been steep and hard to navigate. As a result, the building wasn't handicapped accessible. That has been changed. More...

Lifestyle

North Allen club members share recipes

The North Allen Homemakers Club held its annual tasting party Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Grove Hill home of Mrs. Helen Luff. The following recipes were shared by club members. More...

Stanley-Sweeney to say vows in Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Barlow are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Grey Stanley, also daughter of the late Edwin Paul Stanley, to Sean Francis Xavier Sweeney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Sweeney of Garden City, New York. More...

Citizen of Year nominations sought

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill's Citizen of the Year. More...

Seasonal, swine flu hit Clarke

Is it the "old" seasonal flu or the "new" and dreaded swine flu? It is hard to tell; a lot of the symptoms are the same. More...

Car barely misses 10-year-old, dirt bike

Wanda Lear was on her way home Tuesday afternoon from her job in the district attorney's office when she said a dirt bike popped up into her pathway on the Asbury Road from a side dirt road. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Henry T. Beck

Henry T. Beck, better known as "T-Nanny", died Aug. 7, 2009, at 61 years of age. He was a resident of Jackson and a member of the Jackson A.O.H. Church. He was preceded in death by parents Daisy and Juitt Beck; and two brothers, Eddie L. More...

Jimmie Lee James

Jimmie Lee James, a resident of Choctaw Bluff, died Aug. 8, 2009, at the Jackson Medical Center, at 76 years of age. He was a member of New Canaan Baptist Church of Choctaw Bluff. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Theresa Richardson. More...

Johnnie Dortch

Johnnie Dortch, 93, a native of Monroe County and a resident of Vredenburgh, died Aug. 8 at Camden Nursing Home. He was a retired farmer and laborer at the Vredenburgh Saw Mill and a member of the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in Hybart. More...

Sports

One week to go for football

Football practice is in full swing and area teams have one week before the regular season gets started. Many teams will be playing in Fall Jamborees this Thursday and Friday. More...

Never really know when to expect it

Sports Scene

One of the few things in life that is certain is the fact that there is always going be death. There is no way around it. I have seen very good friends taken away at an early age. Even here at The Democrat we have seen our share of passing. More...

Dove hunting is a great way to introduce kids to hunting

Nothing signals the coming of fall like opening day of dove season. More...

Editorial

Special legislative session shows need for constitutional reform

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The full Alabama Legislature— all 140 legislators from 67 counties— were summoned to Montgomery last week for a special session to pass legislation for one county. More...

Remembering Woodstock

Gone South

On Aug. 15, 1969, I was in Avon Park, down in the central highlands of Florida, surrounded by orange groves and cattle, teaching history at a newly opened junior college to students, some of whom wanted to be rodeo riders. More...

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Records

CLARKE ARRESTS

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 11-18 include: Patrick Kelly Phillips, 19, running stop sign, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Grand jury indictments

Here are some of the 259 indictments issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury a few weeks ago. Others will be detailed as arrests are made. Patrick Dewayne Anderson, possession forged instrument second degree. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Travis Brent Traxler, to Andrea Helen Stewart; Jeremy Le-Ewing Peters, to Lindsey Scarbrough; Jeremiah Patterson, to Kim Mason. More...