January 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Cook - Free Access

Daniel Clark Cook, 71, a native of Sunny South died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010 at his home in Ringgold, Ga. More...

Kirkland - Free Access

Uhbern Kirkland, 82, of Millry died Jan. 7, 2011 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss. More...

Kelley - Free Access

Hazel Grace Kelley, 71, of Thomasville died Jan. 1, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Dec. 20, 1939 in Tallahatta Springs. She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. She was a store manager for Bill’s Dollar Store. More...

Crosser - Free Access

William Earl Crosser, 67, of Dickinson died Jan. 2, 2011 at his residence. He was born Aug. 5, 1943 in Ozark. He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church. He was a retired construction worker. More...

Clarke braces for ice storm; area schools closed Monday

All Clarke County schools have cancelled classes Monday and the county courthouse will be closed as well as the area braces for an ice storm that is pushing south. More...

Massey - Free Access

Stephen Ryan Massey, 33, of Tibbie died Dec. 30, 2010 at his residence. He was born July 8, 1977. He was a native of Chatom. He was formerly a pipe fitter with AAA Fire Protection. More...

Bradley - Free Access

Dylan Milford Bradley, 35, died Jan. 2, 2011 at his residence in Harrahan, Louisiana. He was born April 6, 1975. He was a native of Mobile and a former resident of Jackson. He was a welder for Northrop Grumman. More...

1165th called for duty in Afghanistan

The Alabama Army National Guard’s 1165th Military Police Company out of Fairhope, Thomasville and Brewton, has been called to active duty in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...

Jackson Square shopping center has new owner

Regency Properties, an Evansville, Indiana based commercial real estate company, has just acquired Jackson Square Shopping Center. The nearly 74,000 square foot Center is located at 2415 College Avenue in Jackson, Alabama. More...

Special Sections

Community

Bloody New Year’s Day fight sends two to hospital

By Evan Carden Special to The Democrat A bloody fight, New Year’s Day, between two Jackson men sent both to the hospital for treatment of multiple wounds. More...

Gov.-elect Bentley names former House Speaker Hammett to head ADO

Governor-elect Robert J. Bentley has named former Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives Seth Hammett as Director of the Alabama Development Office (ADO). More...

Sports

Tourney confusion leads to canceled games, possible fines

What started out as a simple basketball tournament being played over two sites during the holidays has turned into a mixture of confusion as well as canceled games for several area high schools. More...

Spirit soars over title games

Auburn University allowed the eagles to fly before the start of each of the Super Six games in December. More...

Lear named Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year

Clarke Prep School’s Mark Lear added another post-season award to the already impressive list as he was named one the 50 Old Spice Red Zone Players of the Year. More...

Editorial

Congressman Bonner will do good job chairing House Ethics Committee

There are a lot of congressional committee chairmanships in Washington that are sought for their power and their prestige. One that is not usually sought is the chairman of ethics committees. More...

Gone South

War Eagle, Daddy

A week before Christmas my daddy died and Auburn football lost one of its most loyal supporters. The last two years were rough for Daddy. Declining health was bad enough, but back-toback losses to the school across the state made things even worse. More...

Appreciates protection Grove Hill citizens get

Dear Editor: I suppose it must be the Season but just this week I had a nice conversation with one of our Grove Hill policemen in the Dollar General Store. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 14-21 include: Richard K. Rodgers, 30, here for court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Hoven - Free Access

Roy Leo Hoven, 94, of San Antonio, Texas died Jan. 8, 2011. More...

Miller - Free Access

Anna Frances Miller, 59, of Jackson died Jan. 10, 2011 at a Mobile area hospital. She was born Sept. 10, 1951. She was a native of Jackson, Miss. She was a member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Wagarville. More...

Holley - Free Access

Orville Floyd Holley Jr., 71, of Jackson died Jan. 10, 2011 from a "broken heart" at his residence. He was born Oct. 11, 1938. He was a native of Ohio. He was a member of the American Legion. He served in the United States Marine Corps. More...

Stephens - Free Access

Ruby Clyde Stephens, 92, of Thomasville died Jan. 3, 2011 at Country Oaks Assisted Living Facility in Thomasville. She was born Dec. 22, 1918 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. More...

Garrick - Free Access

Gary Dean Garrick, 48, of Dickinson died Jan. 3, 2011 at USA Medical Center in Mobile. He was born Feb. 15, 1962 in Fulton. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was the owner of Garrick’s Grocery Store in Scyrene. More...

Porter - Free Access

Emeline McClure Porter, 86, of Jackson died Jan. 8, 2011 at a local health care facility. She was born May 11, 1924. More...

Pope - Free Access

Tee Vee Pope, 84, of Mt. Vernon died Jan. 5, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital. He was born March 3, 1926. He was a native of Clarke County. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a mental health worker at Searcy Hospital in Mt. More...

Man kills common law wife; shoots self but lives

A man who had shot and killed his common law wife as she held their infant son in her arms before shooting himself in the head survived and has been charged with murder. More...

Ray Norris to be sworn in as sheriff

Clarke County Sheriffelect Ray Norris will be sworn in this Sunday, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Citizen Center. Norris’ term begins Jan. 17, the same day as most other county and state constitutional officials. More...

New Coastal Gateway director was previously with B’ham organization

The Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance has named Jim Searcy as executive director of the multi-counties organization. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Grant

Clifford I. Grant, 81, a native of Whatley, the Indian Ridge community, died on Dec. 31, 2010. He was born on Dec. 24, 1929 to the late Willie Mae Wilson Grant and Levi Grant. More...

Presnall

Gladys Presnall, 81, a native and resident of Grove Hill, died Dec. 31, 2010 at her home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Loutee Presnall; grandparents, Elizabeth and Josh Presnall; and brothers, Willie E. Smith and Marshall Presnall. More...

Barnes

Jerry Turman (better known as "Windy") Barnes, 64, of Jackson died Dec. 29, 2010 at his residence. He was born April 21, 1946. He was a native of Lamar County. He was a member of the Beverton Baptist Church in Lamar County. More...

Church News

SEEDS FROM THE SOWER

Enjoy the new year with God!

Here’s how to have a Happy New Year: Enjoy God’s presence. More...

CHURCH NOTICES

Clarkesville AOH Church of God of Grove Hill will have a benefit program for three families on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Elder Lucille V. Henry is the pastor. More...

Jackson’s First Presbyterian Church welcomes new pastor

The Jackson First Presbyterian Church recently welcomed Virginia native the Rev. Terry Blevins as its new pastor. Blevins grew up the son of a coal miner in Appalacia, Va., and as a young man, worked in the mines himself. More...

Lifestyle

Classic car show suggested for Grove Hill

A local car collector and civic organization president wants Grove Hill and the local chamber of commerce to sponsor a classic car show at the Grove Hill Airport. More...

Memories & Recipes

Look what 5 lbs. of ground beef will cook!

Since we all need improvement every day, I've decided to try to make my own improvements. Because we’re raised in "the land of the plenty,” we have taken for granted our vast resources. More...

Dunagan-Hooper to marry Jan. 8 in C’ville church

Kimberly Dunagan announces the engagement of her daughter, Melodye Noel Dunagan, to Neil Hooper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hooper, all of Coffeeville. Miss Dunagan is also the daughter of the late Brad Dunagan. More...