June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Faile - Free Access

Bobby Ray Faile, 57, of Camden died June 16, 2011 in Campbell. He was born Jan. 5, 1954 in Grove Hill. He was a boilermaker. More...

Dawson - Free Access

Charles Havis Dawson, 76, of Enterprise died June 17, 2011 after a brief illness of cancer. More...

Mitchell - Free Access

Elijah Mitchell Sr., 83, of Jackson, died June 11, 2011 at the Jackson Health Care Facility. He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff. He retired from Whitehead and Kale Welding Company in Detroit, Mich. More...

Marshall - Free Access

Evelyn Mauldin Marshall, 61, of Mobile died June 14, 2011 at her residence. She was born Sept. 5, 1949. She was a native of Jackson. She was a member of the Creekwood Church of Christ in Mobile. She was a Sales Service Agent with S.S.I. More...

Alabama’s beloved storyteller relied on her roots for stories

Alabama’s beloved storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham died at her Selma home Sunday afternoon, surrounded by family and friends. She had turned 93 just 10 days earlier. Windham’s name graced the cover of at least two dozen books. More...

Special Sections

Community

Despite cash infusion, Thomasville hospital woes still unresolved

Despite getting a $300,000 cash infusion from Thomasville’s Healthcare Authority, the financial problems for Southwest Alabama Medical Center are far from over. More...

Lightning strikes courthouse again

Lightning struck the courthouse Saturday night as a storm hit Grove Hill bringing much-needed rain but also unwanted wind and lightning. More...

Isolated but with a punch

The weathermen would correctly be describing isolated storms if they were talking about those that have hit parts of Clarke County in recent days. More...

Sports

Grove Hill Dixie Softball All-stars

The members of the 7 & 8-year-old all-star softball team are, not in order: Abby Allday, Sabrina Barnes, Makaela Creighton, Anna Elmore, Maggi Gates, Avery Harrell, Ja’Mya Hicks, Madeline R More...

Sports Writers Association all-state baseball, softball teams released

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their season end in the third round of the Class 3A playoffs but the performance of two players was enough to impress the members of the Alabama Sports Writers Association. More...

B.J. Stabler football camp set for July 16

Former Clarke County High School and University of Alabama lineman BJ Stabler is hosting the 3rd annual BJ Stabler Camp with the help of current NFL and college players. The camp will be held Saturday, July 16 at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Editorial

CORRECTIONS

Who knows who runs Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris said it didn’t bother her as much as it did her husband Dan when he read in The Democrat last week that her office would be on the ballot in 2012. More...

Kathryn Tucker Windham will be with us forever

I turned on the radio early Friday morning and there was the soft melodic voice of Kathryn Tucker Windham on one of her regular commentaries on National Public Radio. More...

Gone South

Good-bye, ‘Cousin Kathryn’

I got back Sunday to the news that Kathryn Tucker Windham had died at home in her beloved Selma. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 7- 14 include: Robbie Michael Wilson, 39, theft of property second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Joseph Dewayne Bailey, to Rhonda Tennille Harris; Kenneth Wayne Moore Jr., to Waverly Faye Brooke Hunt; Robert Black, to Janice Leggett; John Mendrell Dear Jr., to Marquita Richelle Horn; Theodore Robinson, to Jannie Wil More...

Pope - Free Access

Charlie Howard Pope, 85, of Dixons Mills died June 17, 2011 at Anderson’s Hospital in Meridian, Miss. He was a lifelong resident of the Wesley Chapel community where he enjoyed his life as a farmer and cattleman. More...

McDonald - Free Access

Jerry Allen McDonald, 65, of Thomasville died June 18, 2011 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1945 in Thomasville. He was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. He was a welder. More...

Barentine - Free Access

Infant Andrew Ranton Spencer Barentine III, of Sweet Water died June 14, 2011 at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital. More...

Hudson - Free Access

Damien Derell Hudson, 31, of Grove Hill died June 15, 2011 in Whatley. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Leonard James Jackson Sr., 77, of Barlow Bend died June 8, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was born May 29, 1934. He was a native of Gainestown. He moved to Barlow Bend at an early age and united with the James Chapel Baptist Church. More...

Coffeeville woman attacked in home

An intruder stabbed a Coffeeville woman numerous times Sunday afternoon in what county lawmen described as a home invasion. Arrested for attacking Pamela Scruggs, 55, was Justin Bell, 17. More...

STEEL COUNTRY

Ground broken for Jackson steel plant and one announces for Thomasville

If there are any doubts that Clarke County is fast becoming Alabama’s new steel industry center, Wednesday activities should erase them. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pezent

Martha Johnson Pezent, 77, of Rockville died June 10, 2011 at her residence. She was born June 22, 1933. She was a member of the Rockville Baptist Church. She was a retired seamstress with Vanity Fair. She loved working in her yard and garden. More...

Willoughby

Jack Todd Willoughby, 88, of Grove Hill died June 13, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. More...

Young

Lula Marie Young, 78, of Mobile died June 8, 2011 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. She was born Sept. 22, 1932. She was a former resident of Jackson. More...

Business

$10 million steel slitter for T’ville

Ever since Lakeside Steel announced that it would be making steel pipe casings in Thomasville, it was believed that a “slitter” operation would also open up near the plant. More...

Las Vegas trip no gamble; Jackson leaders hoping to attract new businesses

Hoping to attract more businesses to Jackson, members of the Jackson City Council recently attended the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Convention in Las Vegas. More...

Small business workshop to be held in Monroeville Thursday June 30

Local business leaders and advocates are teaming up to offer a free Lunch-n- Learn small business workshop on Thursday, June 30 at the Monroe County Public Library (121 Pineville Rd.) in Monroeville. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee will hold its annual Cooking, Sewing and Tablescapes Contests Friday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alfa Insurance Building in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

‘Cyclone’ ravaged Gainestown 100 years ago

The Gainestown United Methodist Church building is celebrating its 100th birthday this year. More...

Church Announcements

Grove Hill Baptist Church will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 16 and end Friday, June 17 from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 140 South Church Street. More...

Indian Ridge Baptist Church recognizes Pastor Lynum on his 13th year of service

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church began the regular order of service Sunday, June 6 with Rev. Mack Wright carrying out the message. The Indian Ridge Baptist Church began the celebration of the 13th year appreciation of its Pastor and Sis. More...

Lifestyle

Men’s Health week June 13-19

Men iive almost six years less then women in the U.S., and African American men have the lowest life expectancy of all. More...

Henry-Cousette tell wedding plans

Earl and Marilyn Henry of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Priscilla Ann Henry, to Londrae Develle Cousette of Tuscaloosa, son of Bessie C. Matthews of Aliceville, along with their daughter, Shambriel Henry, also of Grove Hill. More...

Memories & Recipes

More grilling recipes for outdoor summertime fun

I just hate cooking indoors when I could be outside doing the same thing and maybe watching the kids dip in the pool while I cook. Here is installment number two of the grilling recipes for your summer enjoyment. More...