October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Flu shot clinic at Health Dept. Thurs., Oct. 15

A seasonal flu shot clinic will be Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Clarke County Health Department, 22600 Hwy. 84 in Grove Hill from noon until 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary. Cost of the flu shot is $15 and the pneumonia shot is $15. More...

Feds hit local bank hard in discrimination settlement

United Security Bancshares, Inc., after lengthy negotiations, has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. More...

Former LifeTech resident arrested for burglaries

A former LifeTech resident or inmate has been arrested and charged with the several burglaries that have occurred in Grove Hill and Jackson in recent weeks. More...

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Community

Now Here's a Tip

• “If you are making cookies with raisins, do yourself a favor and soak them in hot water for about 10 minutes prior to using. I had never done this before, and my sister in-law suggested it. It makes such a difference. More...

Grove Hill councilman balks at paying more for E-911 dispatching

A Grove Hill town council member Monday balked at paying the Clarke County E- 911 Center an increase of $400 a month for dispatching services and the matter was tabled for the second time. More...

PSC candidate visits

Chris “Chip” Beeker, a Republican candidate for the Place 1 seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission next year, stopped by The Democrat office last week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

COFFEEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT’S ANNUAL SHRIMP BOIL will be Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until at the intersection of Highway 84 and Hwy. 69. Cost of a plate will be $10 and/or $10 per pound cooked. More...

Editorial

Change can be good

Our Opinions

The announcement Tuesday of Scotch Lumber’s and Gulf Lumber’s merger as Scotch & Gulf Lumber, LLC wasn’t unexpected. Clarke County is a small community and a lot of folks knew something was in the works. More...

Gun rights

Congress Reports

Since the beginning of the new administration and the 111th Congress, I have heard concerns from many of you about the possibility of new restrictions on gun ownership. More...

Photo

Scotch Lumber Company’s Fulton sawmill, circa 1911-1912. This photo was made by Mobile photographer Erik Overbey. More...

C’ville VFD shrimp boil this Saturday

The Coffeeville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual shrimp boil Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. until at the intersection of Highway 84 and Highway 69. Cost of a plate will be $10 and/or $10 per pound cooked. More...

Bedwell reunion at Sandflat home this Saturday

The Bedwell Family Reunion will be Oct. 11 at W. V. Bedwell’s in Sandflat on County Road 9 beginning with lunch until. Bring a covered dish and lawn chairs. For more information call 334- 636-2696. More...

Revenue Commissioner sworn in

Terry Norris was sworn in as Clarke County revenue commissioner Friday. Her term began Oct. 1. More...

Alcohol debate heating up

“Vote NO to Alcohol!” red-lettered yard signs shout from the yards of some Grove Hill homes and the Grove Hill Baptist Church. More...

Hospital, civic work earns Citizen title

Emily Steadham is the youngest person to ever receive the Grove Hill Citizen of the Year award. She will be honored at a special dinner Nov. 5 at the Grove Hill Nutrition Center. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bedwell

Jack Bedwell, 89, of Jackson died Oct. 5, 2009 at a local hospital. He was born June 6, 1920. He was a native of Coffeeville. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. He was a Mason and a member of the Santa Fe Lodge No. 226. More...

Padgett

Lorene Padgett, 89, of Grove Hill died Oct. 3, 2009 in Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born July 4, 1920 in Mobile. She was a member of Union Baptist Church. She was a member of the North Allen Homemakers Club. She was a homemaker. More...

Sticher

Molly Jewel Baugh Sticher, 81, of Grove Hill died Oct. 4, 2009 at Riverchase Nursing Home in Gautier, MS. Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. McIntyre, Grove Hill, David P. More...

Sports

SWHS sends Bastrop packing

Seven charter buses rolled into Sweet Water Friday night, holding the 8th ranked 4A team in Lousiana, Bastrop High School. More...

Gators beat JA 48-20, claim bragging rights

The Clarke Prep School Gators claimed a year’s worth of county bragging rights as they beat the Jackson Academy Eagles 48-20 last Friday night at McCorquodale Stadium Parham Field in Jackson. More...

Late score dooms CCHS at Ladd 12-7

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw victory snatched from their grasp last Thursday night as they lost 12-7 to the Raiders of B.C. Rain in a key region contest at Ladd Stadium. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jerry Labrian Shamburger, to Tiffany Shanta Rodgers; Rufus Jermaine Grayson, to Alicia Shantel Hamilton; Jason Michael Jones, to April Renae Kennamer. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 29-Oct. 6 include: Anthony Edward Dennison, 25, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...