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Harrison - Free Access

Hannah Grace Harrison, 4, of Ashford, Ala. died Aug. 2, 2010 at her residence. More...

Feasibility study coming

It has been looked and talked in the past and it is being talked and readied for another look—a city school system for Jackson. More...

Local ABC lieutenant arrested for stealing

A lieutenant with the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) has been arrested and charged with stealing cash from the agency. Andy David Lard, 30, was arrested Friday and charged with five counts of theft of property, second degree. More...

Youths charged in burglaries

Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Ron Baggette said three juveniles have been arrested in connection with recent burglaries in Whatley. More...

Special Sections

Community

County to seek grant for Silver Creek Park improvements

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to apply for a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant to fund improvements to the U.S. Corps of Engineers’ Silver Creek Park. More...

An accident

Barron Lee Stabler of Thomasville wrecked on an apparent rain-slickened South Jackson Street (Old 43) near Dunn’s last Thursday. The pickup barely missed centering this utility pole. More...

Jackson man goes to jail for forged checks

A Jackson man was arrested July 28 on warrants charging him with second degree possession of a forged instrument. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge holds annual Youth Day

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Sunday, July 18 with Rev. Johnny Lynum, pastor, preaching a great sermon. Guests from the St. More...

Area Church Announcements

The Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will celebrate the 5th year anniversary of The Blessed Voices Saturday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sign Sermon

Union Baptist Church Allen-Walker Road More...

Editorial

From The Democrat’s Files

100 years ago 21 ears on one stalk “W. M. Clarke of Nettlesboro stated to us, while in town last week, that a neighbor of his, A. M. Drinkard by name, had a stalk of corn on which there were 21 complete ears of corn. The stalk, Mr. More...

Gone South

Tennis, anyone?

“Anybody on for a game of tennis?” - George Bernard Shaw, “Misalliance” More...

Inside the Statehouse

The king of fundraising

Last week we closed with the fact that if Dr. Robert Bentley wins the governorship in November, Tuscaloosa will be the home county of both the governor and our senior U.S. senator, Richard Shelby. More...

Schools

Window decorations promote CCHS and CPS

Gina Skipper worked Saturday to decorate the windows of the old True Colors/Chapman Service Station building with school colors and clothing from Clarke County High School and Clarke Prep School. School started this week. More...

Clarke Educators Credit Union donates to DHR

Clarke Educators Federal Credit Union recently donated over 20 fans and several cases of food to the Clarke County Department of Human Resources. More...

Etheridge - Free Access

William Floyd Etheridge, 77, of Grove Hill died Aug. 13, 2020 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1933. He was a native of Marengo County. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. More...

Lee - Free Access

Dot C. Lee, 77, of Leroy died Aug. 15, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 25, 1933. She was a native of Coffeeville. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. More...

Jackson talking city schools

School board overrules supe on coaches and teacher

Clarke County school board members went against Superintendent Woodie Pugh’s recommendation on two items last Thursday— assistant football coaches as well as his choice for a new science teacher at Jackson Middle School. More...

Jamie Gaillard improving after bone marrow transplant

Jamie Gaillard is doing well after a bone marrow transplant Aug. 4 at Florida Hospital in Orlando. Gaillard is the daughter of Tommy and Heidi Gaillard of Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Finley - Free Access

Gene Pearson Finley, 73, of Sunny South died Aug. 12, 2010 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Feb. 18, 1937 in Sunny South. He was a member of the Sunny South Baptist Church. He was a retired locomotive engineer for Southern Railroad. More...

Allday - Free Access

Margaret Allday died Aug. 17, 2010. The service will be Friday, Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. with visitation at 1 p.m. at Lathan Funeral Home Chapel in Grove Hill. Burial will be in the W.A. Smith Cemetery in Grove Hill. More...

Business

USBI posts $348,000 2Q loss

‘The soft economy continues to have a negative effect on real estate in our market’

A barometer of the economic and financial health of the region may be reflected in the recently released second quarter financial statement of the only publicly traded financial institution based in Clarke County. United Security Bancshares, Inc. More...

Sports

Volleyball work continues

The Clarke Prep Gators are gearing up for the season opener at Marengo Academy next Thursday. Here, top left, Meagan McAleer passes the ball as teammate Courtney Dunagan looks on. More...

Jay Williams set at Alabama

Former Thomasville High School punter Jay Williams is at the University of Alabama and is listed as the starting punter as they prepare to open the season against San Jose State on Saturday, Sept. 4. Williams is pictured at Fan Day this past Sunday. More...

Pogue gets started at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs started work this week on the upcoming volleyball season with new coach LeAndrea Pogue taking the reins. “I am excited,” she said. More...

Lifestyle

Final Wedding Plans

Soderquist-Clark to marry Saturday in Point Clear

Katie Elaine Soderquist and Johnathan Ritchie Clark will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 14 at the Grand Hotel Marriott in Point Clear. Miss Soderquist is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Soderquist of Locust Dale, Virginia. Mr. More...

New Arrival

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson announce birth of daughter

Antywan and Liza Nicholson of Tuscaloosa announce the arrival of a daughter, Malia Brielle Nicholson, born July 28, 2010 at 5:20 p.m. at Northport Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Janie Pugh of Coffeeville and the late Alexander Pugh. More...

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Records

Grand jury issues 257 indictments

Two hundred and fiftyseven criminal indictments were issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week out of 286 presentations by District Attorney Spencer Walker and his staff. One hundred ninety of the 257 were felonies and 70 were misdemeanors. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 3-10 include: Michael Washington, 48, burglary third degree, probation violation, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...