November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Refrigerator stolen, sold for scrap

A Clarke County man and an Ohio man have been arrested and charged with the burglaries of two homes in the Mt. Zion community near Grove Hill. More...

Rush wants to be new District 2 commissioner

Jackie Ray Rush of Thomasville has announced that he will be a candidate for the District 2 seat on the Clarke County Commission next year. Rush, 55, said he would run as a Republican. More...

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Community

Veterans Day parade in Jax

VFW Post 5355 in Jackson sponsored the city’s First Annual Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11. The procession was led by members of the 778th Maintenance Company stationed at Fort Guy French. More...

Jackson police officer receives minor injuries

By Evan Carden Special to The Democrat A Jackson Police officer was treated for minor injuries following a foot pursuit of a suspect during the execution of search warrants at the Grove Apartments complex. More...

Far m-City Week observed at Clarke Prep

Marie Slade, Farm-City Chairman for Clarke County is pictured with Mrs. Patricia Jackson's second grade class at Clarke Prep. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The 28th Annual Peterman Station Arts and Crafts Festival will be held in downtown Peterman Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Trumpet Ministries I and II will continue its third year Love Day Celebration in honor of Co-pastor Bobbie Johnson Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. There will be a different speaker each night. More...

Editorial

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State’s black eye

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Maybe Jefferson County couldn’t avoid bankruptcy. There may have been no other way to resolve the county’s massive $4.2 billion debt than by filing for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection. More...

Significant because it ain’t

Gone South

Last week I got an e-mail from Greg Sullivan, sports writer with the Nashville Tennessean. He wanted “to get some historical perspective” on the significance of the upcoming Vanderbilt – Kentucky game. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 8-15 include: Ted Warrick Rivers, 38, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Nataki Kwesi Law, to Zonya Darnell Hartfield. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Nov. More...

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Area schools in new football regions

Big changes for area schools. More...

Drag racing on county roads will stop, sheriff vows

Sheriff Ray Norris said drag racing on public highways in Clarke County is going to stop, even if he has to assign every deputy he has to the problem. Norris was visibly aggravated Sunday night after a call of racing on the Choctaw Bluff road. More...

Escaped T’ville work release inmate caught

A state inmate on work release was apparently upset that the pardons and paroles board didn’t release him following a hearing and took matters into his own hands and flew the coop. More...

Republicans get an early start

Qualifying for March primary races opens several weeks ahead of Democrats

Alabama Republicans are trying to get the jump on Democrats, in more ways than one. They’ve jumped ahead of the Democrats by several weeks in opening qualifying for statewide and county candidates on Monday, Nov. 14. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Callier

Washington Chester Callier, 89, of Mobile affectionately known as "W.C." died Nov. 15, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. More...

Dixon

Lottie Marie Dixon, 80, of Thomasville died Nov. 15, 2011 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 20, 1931 in Clarke County. She was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. She was a retired licensed practical nurse. More...

Etheridge

Strawsby Douglas Etheridge, 89, of Camden died Nov. 15, 2011 at his residence. He was born Oct. 28, 1922 in Sweet Water. He was a retired hardwood lumber sawyer. More...

Business

USBI posts loss of $1.3 million in third quarter

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) reported its third quarter financials Monday. The Thomasville-based financial institution that operates First United Security Bank and Acceptance Loan lost $1.3 million for the quarter ended Sept. 30. More...

Sports

Bulldog hoop squads open with wins

Clarke County High School’s basketball teams opened the 2011-12 season by beating the teams from Marengo High Tuesday night in Grove Hill. The Lady Bulldogs opened with a 59-36 win over the Lady Panthers. More...

Clarke Prep ends grid season

The football season came to an aprupt end for the Clarke Prep School Gators as they lost 41-6 to the Wildcats of Edgewood Academy last Friday night in Wetumpka. More...

Jackson takes the sting from Hornets

The Jackson Aggies proved why they are the top-ranked team in the state in Class 4A as they completely shut down the Beauregard Hornets 44-14 last Friday night in the second round of the AHSAA playoffs in Jackson. More...

Lifestyle

Stephens-Drinkard to marry Dec. 17 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Price Stephens of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Megan, to Matthew Cory Drinkard. Mr. Drinkard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyce Daryl Drinkard of Thomasville. More...

New members inducted into DAR’s Bradford Chapter

On Sunday, November 6 the Elizabeth Bradford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held an Induction and Honor Ceremony for its members at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Dement-Bedwell to wed Saturday at Pineview

Ashley Nicole Dement and Dannon Tyd Bedwell will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. A reception will immediately follow at Pineview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. More...

Schools

Clarke school board hears report on graduation exams

Clarke County Superintendent of Schools Woody Pugh reported, Nov. More...

Bulldogs conclude with big win

The Wilson Hall Middle School football team concluded their season on October 10 with a 14-0 win over the Jackson Aggies. The win gave the Bulldogs the best record in the county and an area championship. More...

Plans made for Beta trip

Plans for the Alabama State Junior Beta Convention trip to Huntsville in March were discussed and students volunteered to participate in the various academic, talent, and arts and crafts competitions. More...