June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Gamble - Free Access

Henrietta Chapman Gamble, 84, died June 18, 2011 in Mobile. She was born Aug. 26, 1926. She was a member of the St. More...

’Bigbee drowning, motorcycle wreck claim area residents

A Millry man died in an apparent accidential drowning Saturday afternoon on the Tombigbee River north of the camphouse community known as “Little Grove Hill” and a Whatley man died the previous week in a separate fatal motorcycle accident More...

New jobs coming but not fast enough as high unemployment continues in southwest Alabama

The job prospect for Clarke County is bright with Lakeside Steel’s new Thomasville plant going up and another slated just north of town. Golden Dragon Copper has announced it will locate a copper tubing plant in Thomasville. More...

School board meets June 28

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Tuesday, June 28 at 3 p.m. at the central office in Grove Hill. Agenda items for the meeting include recognition of retiring employees, the approval of bid items and other matters. More...

Special Sections

Community

New law allows mini-trucks, low-speed vehicles to use Alabama public roads

The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill introduced by State Senator Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) and State Representative Elaine Beech (DChatom) that allows low-speed vehicles and mini-trucks to operate on public roads where the minimum speed does no More...

McCorquodale to preside over Giardini case

Circuit Judge Gaines Mc- Corquodale of Jackson has been appointed by Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb to preside over the Steve Giardini case in Mobile County. More...

Extension Service

Tomato sandwiches at Farmers Market

Summer vegetable harvest has finally arrived and local growers have begun to have ample supplies of farm fresh produce available for sale at the Grove Hill Farmers Market. There have been several growers each week with a variety of quality produce. More...

Calendar

Calendar

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) will present NRCS and other USDA program and eligibility workshop for landowners. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Grace Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Saturday, June 25 through Wednesday, June 29. Saturday through Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for ages 3 years through sixth grade. More...

Editorial

Be prepared

Included in your Clarke County Democrat today is a special Hurricane Preparation tabloid issue. Hurricane season started June 1 and continues until November. We often don’t see storms or the threat of storms until July and later. More...

The Session

The first Republican-controlled Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction is patting itself on the back and crowing about its accomplishments in the just-concluded session. More...

Gone South

Dangers of saying I do at the beach

Beach weddings are big business down on the Gulf Coast. Hardly a spring or summer or fall or even warmwinter week goes by without one. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 14-21 include: Cassandra Latrice Washington, 18, disorderly conduct, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Robert Andrew Kinman, to Christina Michelle Jackson; Steven Grey Davis, to Keller Monet Leathers; Sedrick Lemar Foxx, to Jasmine Terrelle Barron; Linual Vergle Goodman Jr., to Joan Marie Dykes. More...

Baldwin - Free Access

Ella Lucresia Taite Baldwin, age 79, of Winn died June 23, 2011 at her residence surrounded by family and friends. She was born Feb. 3, 1932. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was the daughter of the late Earnestine Coates and Elmore Taite. More...

McCaskill - Free Access

Beatrice McCaskill died June 24, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was a homemaker. The service will be Friday, July 1 at New Mt. More...

Hall - Free Access

Rev. Earl Wayne Hall, 64, of Jackson died June 25, 2011 at his residence. He was born July 28, 1946. He was a native of Winslow, Indiana. He was a Vietnam Veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was a member of the American Legion. More...

No burn order means girlfriend’s clothes too

An unusual call for assistance from firefighters last week explained what was on fire: personal possessions. It seems Erwin Portis had gotten mad with his girlfriend and took her clothing outside and set them on fire. More...

KTW memorial service at Selma church Sunday

A memorial service for author Kahryn Tucker Windham, who died June 12 at the age of 93, will be held at Church Street Methodist Church Sunday, June 26 at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the fellowshp hall. More...

Boys & Girls Club finally coaxes $2,000 out of GH Council

After about four appearances before the Grove Hill Town Council requesting money for the Thomasville Boys and Girls Club’s summer youth program, director Cederick Williams finally got the town to make a $2,000 commitment Monday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hudson

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

Jackson

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...

Mitchell

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...

Sports

All-star advance

The Grove Hill 7 & 8-year-old all-stars beat Monroeville 13-11 Monday to advance to the championship game Wednesday night in Grove Hill. More...

Kelley gets HR Award

J.R. Kelley was awarded the Grove Hill Dixie Youth Home Run Award trophy last Thursday night before the Grove Hill 7-8-year-old all-stars played in their tournament. More...

Stabler football camp 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...

Lifestyle

PFC Walker completes basic training at Ft. Still

PFC Zachary Walker, graduated from basic training at Fort Sill, Okla. on June 9. While at Fort Sill he served with A 1-19 Field Artillery Battalion, 4th Platoon: Raiders. More...

Ted Dunagan wins Georgia author of year for second year in a row

Ted Dunagan, a Clarke County native and a graduate of Clarke County High School has won the 47th Georgia Author of the Year Award for Young Adult Fiction for Secret of the Satilfa. More...

CCHS band student attends recent camp at Alabama State

Ka’Deidra R. Barnes, a junior student, alto saxophone player/section leader of CCHS Royal Band of Blue attended the 2011 High School Band Camp at Alabama State University (ASU), Montgomery Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 18. More...

Schools

18 high school seniors to represent Jackson as Pine City Ambassadors

Each year the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Pine City Ambassador Junior Leadership Program. More...

CPS Daycare and Preschool kids participate in MDA Hop-a-Thon fundraiser

Children at Clarke Prep Daycare and Preschool participated in an MDA Hop-a-Thon to raise money to help children with neuromuscular diseases attend summer camp. More...

ASCC awards scholarships to area students

Dr. Reginald L. Sykes, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the Clarke County recipients of scholarships for 2011. Claire Helen Gill, a graduate of Jackson High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...