October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Lots on tap for Ghost Walk in T’ville Saturday

Not everything at the Oct. 22, Ghost Walk this year will be scary. The Gaston brothers will be cooking up their famous Brunswick Stew as a fundraiser for Ella’s Hope. More...

Heart of Clarke festival in Grove Hill Oct. 29

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center is hosting the 2011 “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 124 Main Street, Grove Hill, Alabama from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Featured in the gallery will be the wildlife exhibit. More...

Driver of car that hit bus comes forward

One of four men involved in a fatal crash with a Choctaw County school bus has admitted to being the driver of the vehicle that allegedly caused the wreck that killed a Southern Choctaw High School student and injured as many as 35-40 others. More...

FocusFirst conducting vision screenings in county

Since 2004, more than 2,100 students attending 23 Alabama colleges, universities, and high schools have screened over 120,000 children in Alabama for eye diseases and disorders as part of their affiliation with FocusFirst-a signature project of Impac More...

Five murder cases on next week’s trial docket

Five murder cases along with other alleged crimes are on the criminal trial dockets for Clarke County Circuit Court next week. Court begins Monday, Oct 24 at the Clarke County Courthouse. The murder cases include: More...

Clarke Prep homecoming

The members of the 2011 Clarke Prep School Homecoming Court are (left to right): 7th Grade Maid Shelby Mendenhall; Freshman Maid Lillian Paul; Junior Maid Catherine Paul, Queen Libby Harrigan, Senior More...

CHS closing may have boosted Old Timers’ attendance

It was a record turnout for the Coffeeville High School Old Timers Reunion Saturday. Nearly 200 attended and extra chairs had to be brought into the school auditorium and an extra table set up to hold the food that was brought. More...

PIONEER DAY IS OCT. 29

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its twelfth annual Pioneer Day Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating early life in Clarke County. More...

State cracks down on synthetic marijuana

Gov. Bentley’s executive order authorizes law agencies’ actions

Agents from the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) Board were busy Friday, Oct. 14, confiscating what has been deemed “synthetic marijuana” from store shelves following an emergency order by state officials. More...

Jackson men charged with felony assault

Four Jackson men face felony assault charges following an incident that occurred Oct. 8 at a downtown eatery/night spot. More...

Little Women musical in Thomasville

Thomasville City Schools’ Tiger Theatre is performing Little Women: The Broadway Musical on November 10, 12, and 14, at 7 p.m. and on November 13, at 2 p.m. at Thomasville Civic Center’s Bedsole Auditorium. More...

CMT’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ ladies will be attending Tombigbee River Jam

Jamey Johnson, Randy House, Justin Moore, Cowboy Troy and more coming

TomBIGbee River Jam is proud to announce Courtney Wilkerson, Mandy Sanders, Tristan Smith, Victoria "Torie" Matthews, and Nicole Ross from CMT's "Sweet Home Alabama" as special guests for this year's festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. More...

Scrap metal theives hit old store and cemetery

Pair arrested have been arrested before for scrap thefts

Scrap metal thefts are continuing in Clarke County, along with scrap metal theft arrests. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was notified Tuesday, Oct. More...

Syrup making at Rikard’s Mill set Nov. 5

The cool, crisp weather of Fall signals the arrival of Cane Syrup Makin’ Day down by Flat Creek in north Monroe County, Alabama. More...

Campbell Post Office targeted for closing

By Arthur McLean Special to The Democrat Since before Tallahatta Springs Road was paved, since before two world wars, there was the Campbell Post Office. And for the last 60 years, the Reid family has operated the little country post office. More...

Coffeeville High Class of 1961

Members of the Coffeeville High School Class of 1961 included, from left front: James “Bowee” Parden, Charles Craft, Linda Smith Andrews, Martha Jones Pinkston, Annette Hodge Seadham, Ann More...

Telling stories in Coffeeville

Ted Dunagan, who has written three books and is working on his fourth, spoke at the Coffeeville Old Timers’ Storytelling event Saturday afternoon at the town library. More...