September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill, Jackson hospitals part of statewide trauma system

Two Clarke County hospitals are among 12 in southwest Alabama named to a new statewide trauma system that directs emergency medical personnel to the nearest medical center ready to treat victims. More...

Clarke County EVENTS

GH Chamber annual meet set The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and "State of the Town" address by Mayor Jerry Newton and Town Counci members Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grove Hill Nutrition Center. More...

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Elizabeth Granade learning the Internet, has Facebook page

Editor's note: Elizabeth Granade was a longtime and beloved Grove Hill citizen who moved into an assisted living facility in Birmingham some time ago to be nearer her family who live in the area. More...

Clarke Soil & Water taking cost-share applications

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District has begun accepting applications for the Alabama Resource Conservation Program to allocate costshare funds for Program Year 2010. More...

T'ville refinancing $8 million bond issue

City gets first "A" rating from Standard & Poor's but also some cautions about rebuilding reserves

The Thomasville City Council took the first step toward refinancing an $8 million general obligation bond issue Monday night. The refinancing will be completed at a special meeting Sept. 21. More...

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Community Calendar

THE CLARKE COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will hold its first meeting for the 2009-2010 year, Thursday, Sept. 17 at 11:45 a.m., at Jackson Steakhouse. Yearbooks will be passed out along with other program activities. More...

Church News

Announcements

Rockbar Missionary Baptist Church located on Highway 69 North in Coffeeville will continue its revival Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The special guest will be Rev. James McGhee, pastor of the New Hope Well Baptist Church of Laurel, MS. More...

Cry Out, America!

Approximately 50 citizens turned out for a "Cry Out America!" rally in front of the Clarke County Courthouse on Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorists' attacks on the U.S. in 2001. The rally was one of many around the country Friday. More...

Group to perform at St. Luke

The Voices of Unity's second year anniversary will be Sunday, Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Luke Baptist Church in Grove Hill. The featured groups are Men of Faith of Jackson, Pure Praise of Selma and Romans I:XII of Atmore. More...

Lifestyle

C'ville RSVP raises $1,100 in fundraiser

The Coffeeville RSVP met at the Nutrition Center Tuesday, Sept. 1. Mary Dunagan called the meeting to order. After the pledge, Bro. Al Dykeman led in prayer. Bro. Rosco Wentworth held the devotion. It was based on James 5:16. More...

Smith-Dunn to say vows Oct. 16 in Birmingham

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Thomas Smith, formerly of Grove Hill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Lindsey Smith, to Shane Elliott Dunn, son of Mrs. Sheila Roney Dunn of Ozark and Mr. Charles Wayne Dunn of Shreveport, LA. More...

DAR urges observance of Constitution Week

Constitution Week begins Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009. The week-long commemoration of America's most important document is one of our country's least known official observances. More...

Higher business phone taxes could help ease E-911's deficit

A higher tax on business phone lines and higher fees for dispatching services for county municipalities are measures the Clarke County Commission is considering to combat a deficit in the E-911 office's 2009-2010 budget. More...

Not such an itsy bitsy spider

Terry Stifflemire photographed this large golden silk orb-weaver spider at his home on Foscue Avenue. The spiders are known for their large and elaborate orb webs. The spider also goes by the name giant wood spider and banana spider. More...

Car thief picks wrong place to look for gasoline

A car thief out of Mobile County picked the wrong place to look for gasoline to fill up his stolen vehicle last week. Mobile County lawmen reported a stolen car on Sept. 11. On Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bumpers

R.J. Bumpers, 89, a native and resident of Winn died Sept. 10, 2009 at a hospital in Jackson. He was born Oct. 11, 1919. More...

McCool

Dorinda Harper Mc- Cool, 44, of Coffeeville died Sept. 7, 2009 at a Mobile Hospital. She was born July 10, 1965. She was a former registered nurse working with Taylor Hardin Hospital in Tuscaloosa. She attended Jones Chapel Church of Christ. More...

Allen

Ruby Lee Allen, 85, of Grove Hill died Sept. 9, 2009 at Jackson Health Care Facility in Jackson. She was born April 25, 1924 in Grove Hill. She was a member of the Chilton Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Sports

Gators down Wildcats 48-28

Democrat Sports Editor The Clarke Prep School Gators got their first win of the season in a big way as they beat the Wildcats of Wilcox Academy 48-28 last Friday night in Camden. The Gators rushed for 524 yards as they earned the big region win. More...

Defense paces Jackson to win over CCHS

The Jackson Aggies used a strong and opportunistic defense to dispatch the Clarke County High School Bulldogs 50-0 last Friday night at John D. Simpkins Stadium home of Legion Field. More...

SWHS plows through Panthers 63-0

The Sweet Water High School Bulldogs jumped out to a huge early lead and never looked back as they beat the Coffeeville Panthers 63-0 last Friday night at Panther Stadium. More...

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Guidelines for wet-dry

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It looks like Grove Hill is going to have a wet-dry referendum Nov. 3 although the Town Council has not officially set the date. Already, the barbs are flying and The Democrat has its first letter to the editor on the subject. More...

Why Dixie needs Atlanta

Gone South

Last weekend I went to Atlanta. Took the whole family. And another family just for good measure. Glad I did. Although my buddy John has observed that Atlanta is what 300,000 Southern boys died to keep from happening, the South needs Atlanta. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 8-15 include: Kionne Edward Johnson, 27, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Joseph Jerome Snell, to Stacey Nicole Horn. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Sept. More...