March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County gives $100,000 to T’ville to help with new industrial park

The Clarke County Commission agreed Friday to give the Thomasville Industrial Development Board $100,000 to help with the acquisition of property for an “active project” that the city is working on. More...

Bill would extend deer season into February

A move by hunters to extend deer season into February has gotten the attention of some legislators who have introduced bills to do just that. State Sen. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, is one of those legislators promoting a longer season. More...

New judge sworn in

J. R. Morgan, right, was sworn in as Clarke County district judge in a public ceremony last Friday in the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Special Sections

Community

Rebecca St. James to perform benefit concert in Thomasville

Local orchestra and bag piper to play civic center theater too

The Alpha Pregnancy Testing Center, Sav-A-Life, Inc. will be hosting Rebecca St. James in a “Sarah’s Choice” event at the Thomasville Civic Center on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. More...

The Good Ol’ Days

This old Polaroid picture is a little fuzzy but the price at the Grove Hill Jr. Food Mart is clear enough to see — 74.9 cents a gallon for gas. This photo likely dates to the 1970s or early ’80s. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Clarke County Chapter of Alabama Democratic Conference’s monthly meeting will be Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Church News

Getting ready for church

John Porter of Porter Construction in Jackson has been working this week at the building that will become the new home of Grace Baptist Church. More...

Church Announcements

Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 will continue its spring revival Thursday, March 10 and end Friday, March 11 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. Ernest Irby, pastor of Pine Level Baptist Church of Arlington will be the evangelist for the week. More...

Sign Sermon

Mt. Vernon Baptist Hwy. 5 North Thomasville More...

Lifestyle

Hospital Auxiliary’s run, walk among events slated April 30

The Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a 5K Run and 2 Mile Health Walk Saturday, April 30 to benefit the hospital. The route will be throughout the Grove Hill municipal limits. More...

Birds ’n Stuff

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds should be making appearances

Rubythroated Hummingbirds are due in Clarke County this week, as soon as enough flowers are open to support them. More...

‘Doors’ topic for 2011 photography contest

The Grove Hill Arts Council will again sponsor a photography contest in April. This event has proven to be a great success and gets better each year. More...

Schools

Hannah Detlefson receives UWA Trustee Scholarship

Alabama Southern Community College student Hannah E. Detlefson of Thomasville was recently awarded a $5,000 Trustees Scholarship to attend the University of West Alabama. More...

Russell a People to People Ambassador

Tim Russell, a student at Solid Rock Christian School has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program, an educational travel program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. More...

Whatley native is Monroe’s Elementary Teacher of Year

In the heart of almost every successful teacher is a longing to teach. It is not a mere job to these people; it is a life. And that is what happened with Kimberly Grayson, third-grade teacher at J.U. More...

Rodgers - Free Access

Eunice Dickinson Rodgers, 84, of Whatley died March 10, 2011.  She was born Jan. 12, 1927 to the parentage of the late Gene Dickinson and Louella Hill. She was a homemaker. More...

Parten - Free Access

Bessie Elizabeth Parten, 87, of Demopolis died March 4, 2011 at her residence. She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Whistler. She was a member of the Nicholsville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress. More...

Davis - Free Access

Amos Ray Davis, 65, of Gainestown died March 9, 2011 in an area Assisted Living Facility. He was born July 5, 1945 in Brewton. He was a member of Jones Chapel Congregational Methodist Church at Perry’s Chapel. More...

Lakeside looking at more expansion into United States

Lakeside Steel Corp. announced last week that it is expanding its home-based Welland, Ontario, Canada pipe—making operations and is also looking to expand its operations in the U.S., although it wasn’t revealed where. More...

$11,737 to rig poles for Christmas lights

Christmas 2011 should be brighter and merrier— at least in some parts of Grove Hill—if utility pole holiday lights have anything to do with it. More...

Woman said to have swindled Ala. Power from federal prison

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Lawanda Williams of Jackson on Friday, March 4 for theft of property, first degree, identity theft, and forgery, second degree. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reed

Baby Leon Antwone Reed, Jr., 1 year and 11 months old died Feb. 21, 2011 at his mother's home. He was born March 2, 2009 in Jackson to the parentage of Leon Antwone Reed, Sr., and Lashana Taylor. More...

Murphy

Mary Isabell Murphy, 73, of Grove Hill died March 6, 2011 in a Mobile area hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1937 in Washington County. She was a housewife. More...

Watson

Ernest Ray Watson, 76, of Jackson died March 4, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 1, 1934. He was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Meeting Coach Massey

There was a large turnout of Clarke County High School supporters to meet the new football coach and athletics director Jason Massey Tuesday night. More...

BULLDOGS FALL

Clarke County battles but comes up short

Playing in front of a large fan base, the Clarke County High School Bulldogs fought back but came up short, losing 54-45 to the Raiders of Greensboro in the Class 3A title game Saturday in Birmingham. More...

CPS Lady Gators still unbeaten

The Lady Gators of Clarke Prep School have improved to 7-0 on the season as they swept through their competition at the Patrician Tournament last Friday. Weather cancelled the games from Saturday, but the day before CPS went 2-0 on the diamond. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Get over EADS and look to future

Mobile was certain that EADS was going to win the U.S. Air Force’s refueling tanker bid and that the planes would be built in Mobile. State and city officials had gathered for the announcement on Feb. More...

Gone South

Spring fashions are confusing

I am not a slave to fashion. More...

Enjoys Democrat’s series on ‘War Between the States’

Dear Editor: Thank you so very much for your series about the War Between the States in Clarke County taken from the very pages of The Clarke County Democrat. It is so fortunate that these treasured historic newspapers have been preserved. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 1-8 include: Demarcus Grimes, 32, probation violation, $1,000 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Gerald Overstreet Jr., to Jennifer Jones Blount; Winfred Earl Richardson, to Stephanie Ann Jackson. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...