October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Alabama Southern gets funds for job training

Alabama Southern has received $366, 810 for the Modern Multi-Skill Manufacturing (M3) Training Program from the Governor’s Recovery Act Skills Training Program. More...

Antique tractors new this year for Pioneer Day

Antique tractors and engines will be displayed at the Clarke County Museum’s Pioneer Day Festival scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 31. More...

Development Foundation to meet in T’ville

The Clarke County Development Foundation will hold the seventh annual meeting Thursday October 22 at the Thomasville Civic Center. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and feature displays detailing the many projects of the foundation. More...

Special Sections

Community

Council presents Jax schools with $220,000

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Oct. 13, presented its annual donations, totaling $220,000, to the public schools located within the city limits. More...

Ground broken for new Jackson senior citizen center

Ground was broken for a new Jackson senior citizen center last Thursday. The new facility will be on College Avenue just south of HealthActions. More...

Steaks for the editor

Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association President Ray Clark surprised Democrat Editor and Publisher Jim Cox with a package of four nice ribeye steaks from Pic N Sav in Jackson last week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

THE CLARKE COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Thursday, Oct. 15 at 11:45 a.m. at the Café Bella Rhue in Grove Hill. Mrs. Elaine Beech, Democratic Candidate for House 65 will be the special guest speaker. More...

Editorial

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Clarke to celebrate 200 years in 2012

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Hardy Jackson’s column at right brings to mind Clarke County’s upcoming anniversary. Clarke County was formed Dec. 10, 1812 and will celebrate its 200th birthday in 2012. More...

‘The Whiskey Speech’

Editor’s Notes

With tempers flaring in the Grove Hill wet-dry debate, let’s step back and look at the issue from both sides, courtesy of the late Judge Noah S. “Soggy” Sweat Jr. of Mississippi. More...

Tax abatements approved for Fulton sawmill expansion

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved property tax abatements and sales and usage tax abatements for the expansions planned by the new Scotch & Gulf Lumber, LLC for the Scotch sawmill at Fulton. More...

Coffeeville police chief rehired on 4-1 vote

The Coffeeville Town Council has rehired Police Chief Clint Harrell, despite a petition from some town citizens and residents of other areas seeking his termination. The vote of the town council was 4-1 to rehire Harrell at the Oct. More...

Business phone tariffs for 911 increase to $3 a month

Clarke County business owners will pay $1 more per month for E-911 services. Clarke County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to hike the tariff on business phones from $2 a month to $3 a month per phone. More...

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...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kearley

James Elbert Kearley, 89, of Jackson died Oct. 12, 2009 at a Mobile hospital. He was born May 29, 1920. He was a native of Beatrice. He was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. More...

Shaw

Judson Benjamin “Ben” Shaw Jr., 68, of Grove Hill died Sept. 30, 2009 at his residence. More...

Thompson

Jean Cowan Thompson, 92, of Rockville died Oct. 8, 2009 at her residence. She was born Jan. 24, 1917. She was a native of Frankville. She was a member of Frankville Baptist Church. She was retired from Vanity Fair Mills. More...

Sports

Rivalries define our communities

Rivalry — ri·val·ry - A vying with others for victory or supremacy. Behaviour where defeating opponents has a high priority. The active competition between people or groups. Imagine the world of sports without rivalries. More...

Bulldogs fall to Andalusia 19-7

Clarke County managed to hold on for the first half, but slipped away during the second half as Andalusia pulled out the 19-7 region win. More...

Clarke Prep plays hard but falls 30-24 to EA

The Clarke Prep School Gators traveled to Canoe last Friday and dropped a tight region 30-24 to the Cougars of Escambia Academy. “We had the opportunities,” coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications James Edward O’Conner, to Amy Janelle Sullivan; Jeremy Adam Britt, to Lauren Skyler Hare. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 6-13 include: Aaron Devon Stallworth, 54, two counts non child support, two counts court cost, failure to appear, $758 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...