January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain and cold have hit county roads hard

“Our roads have taken a beating,” Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Monday in response to a question by Commissioner Elma Averett. More...

Indian artifacts show is Sunday

The 22nd Annual Indian Artifacts Show will be Sunday, Jan. 31 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Jackson Community House. The show will be sponsored by the Rebel State Archeological Society (Alabama), a nonprofit organization. More...

Democrat starts its 155th year of publication

Clarke County’s oldest business institution and one of the state’s oldest weekly newspapers has a birthday with this issue. This is Volume 155, No. 1—the beginning of The Clarke County Democrat’s 155th year. More...

Unemployment up, statewide and locally

Alabama’s unemployment rate rose from 10.5 percent to 11 percent in December. Clarke County’s rate increased slightly, from 15.9 percent to 16.3 percent. More...

Jax Council taps James to fill vacancy

During its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. More...

Special Sections

Community

Bread recipes from members of Grove Hill Baptist Church

The following recipes are taken from the cookbook, "Our Favorite Recipes" by the Grove Hill Baptist Church. They were compiled by the Youth Committee and copyrighted 1968-1989. More...

Card of Thanks and Memoriam

Words cannot express our thanks for the love and concern shown to our family during the loss of our father, Darwin P. Clanton. Our hearts have been overwhelmed at the many acts of kindness shown us. A special thanks to Dr. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Church programs planned

Chance Baptist Church will host a hat program, "Hats Off To Women" on Sunday, Feb. 14 beginning at 1:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Rosalind Penn Horn of Monroeville. More...

Calendar

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THE COFFEEVILLE RSVP will meet Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. Winnie James will present the program. More...

Church News

CHURCH NOTICES

The Full Gospel Apostolic Church of God of St. Stephens will continue its revival services through Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week will be Pastor Roger Kirksey of The House of Judah of Mobile. More...

Editorial

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Alcohol revenue

During the wet-dry campaign, Grove Hill’s mayor and council members were silent on the issue. Some were adamantly opposed to legalized alcohol sales. Others were reluctant to take a stand. More...

Gone South

Legal beer in Grove Hill-by-gum-Ala.

The other day, my buddy Jim brought my daddy a sixpack of beer. But he only gave Daddy two; he kept the rest for himself - or that's what Mama told me. Which is OK. Daddy is diabetic and he shouldn't drink it, anyway. But he does. More...

Bad tire wrongful death case on next week’s trial docket

A wrongful death case may go to trial next week in Clarke County Circuit Court. The Clarke County Grand Jury will also be in session next week to hear cases presented by the district attorney for possible criminal indictment. More...

Here’s a clever way to get off probation

Derrick Jackson went to see his probation officer in the Clarke County Courthouse Tuesday. He got there at lunchtime and the officer and the secretary were gone but the office door was open. So Jackson and his buddy, Joseph Houston, left. More...

Sen. Shelby in Jax Saturday

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will be at Jackson City Hall Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. to meet with constituents. More...

History group meets Sunday

Historic preservationist David B. Schneider of Anniston will address the Clarke County Historical Society at its Jan. 31 meeting at 2:30 at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Chilton meth lab found

Wilcox County discovery leads to lab; one arrested

Clarke County sheriff’s deputies found a working crystal methamphetamine lab in a shop in the Chilton community and arrested one person over the weekend. More...

Gov. Riley, schools betting on federal stimulus dollars to pull state budget through

“If the governor’s budget passes, we’d been in great shape,” Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh told school board members last Thursday at their January meeting held at Jackson Middle School. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Turner

Henry Earl Turner, 58, a native of Coffeeville and resident of Jackson, died Jan. 17, 2010 at Jackson Health Care Facility. Turner, a logger, was a member of the Coffeeville Church of Christ. More...

Martin

Everlean Martin, 79, of Grove Hill died Jan. 25, 2010 at her residence. She was born May 9, 1930. She was a member of Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Worthy

Mary Lane Worthy, 80, better known as “Mae” died Jan. 24, 2010. More...

Sports

Baseball gets underway across state

The Clarke County High School Bulldog baseball team, like all the rest in the AHSAA, started full baseball practice on Monday. Teams have been able to throw and condition since the first of January, but now they are in full swing. More...

Clarke County beats Thomasville

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs beat the Thomasville Tigers twice in less than a week as they won 48-46 Saturday night on the road. Corderrio Hasewood led CCHS with 16 points and four rebounds. More...

Lady Bulldogs fall to THS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 37-30 to Thomasville Saturday night on the road. Kiara Gildersleeve led CCHS with nine points. Sherita Williams and Ciara Pendleton each had six points. Alex Rouse had four points. More...

Lifestyle

Art’s Center ‘Gala’

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center held an “Art Gala” Sunday at the center on Main Street. There was a good turnout despite the rainy weather. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 19-26 include: Patrick Kelly Phillips, 20, burglary third degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Schools

Teachers recognized

Superintendent Woodie Pugh is flanked by Veronica McConico of Jackson Intermediate School and Crystal Bolen of Gillmore Elementary School, teachers who were recently awarded National Board Certification status from the National Board for Professiona More...

Kynard graduates seminary

Thomas Christopher Kynard received the Master of Divinity Dec. 19 from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Kynard, a native of Grove Hill is married to the former Diana Miller of Louisville, KY. More...

Wilson Hall Middle School choir performs

The girls choir at Jackson Middle School performed two selections for the Clarke County Board of Education last Thursday at the beginning of the January board meeting there. More...