December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

County roadways to get herbicide spraying

County road rights-of-way are to be sprayed with a herbicide to cut down on brush growth, commissioners voted Tuesday as they agreed to spend up to $30,000 on spraying. More...

Bradford seeks second term on commission

Commissioner Karen Bradford has qualified for re-election to the District 2 seat in the March 13 Democratic primary. Bradford says she enjoys serving the public and considers it an honor to represent the people of this county. More...

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Community

ASCC student arrested in Thomasville

An Alabama Southern student was arrested on the Thomasville campus Monday morning after stealing a hunter’s truck. More...

Jackson PD investigating alleged statutory rape

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge reported this week that the department is following up on an alleged statutory rape that has resulted in the pregnancy of the 16-year-old female victim. Burge said Det. More...

Jackson mayor, council tout local football champs

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and the members of the Jackson City Council, during the Tuesday, Dec. 13 regular council meeting, touted both Jackson Academy and Jackson High School for winning state championships in their respective divisions. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Board of Education will meet Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the central office. A working session will follow. Jackson parade will be at 3:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Tompkins Baptist Church Adult Choir will present its Christmas Cantata, “Mary Did You Know,” Sunday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. More...

Smothered quail a dish from the past

Memories & Recipes

While doing the radio show the other day we were reminiscing about Thanksgiving and Christmas meals from the past. One of our listeners from Coffeeville called and asked could I try to find a recipe from her childhood for Smothered Quail. More...

Hentschel-Johnston set wedding date of January 14th

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hentschel of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Virginia, to Connie Claiborne Johnston III, son of Ellen Williams of Peavey’s Landing and Claiborne Johnston of Sims Chapel. More...

Lifestyle

Jackson’s Evening Parade

Held Friday, Dec. 9
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CPS Beauty Review Dec. 1

From left: Katie Skipper, Miss Congeniality; Kiley Dunagan, 3rd runner up; Lillie Walker, Top Beauty; Meg Sheffield, 1st runner up; and Lake Lolley, 2nd runner up. More...

Sweets were a treat for Christmas

Through The Past

About this time of year ... things seem so different, the air, a little crisper and with the New England poet Thoreau we can say, “...the evening of the year doth decline... More...

Grove Hill home burns

The mobile home residence of Angela “Angie” Andrews and her twin high school daughters. Moliquia and Torliquia Wilson, burned early Saturday morning. More...

BEER MONEY

Grove Hill revenues over $51,000

Alcohol related tax revenue for the town of Grove Hill totaled $51,404.97 for fiscal 2011 (October 2010- September 2011). Municipal taxes on beer and wine totaled $48,879.97 while priviledge license fees amounted to $2,525. More...

Championship teams recognized

The Clarke County Commission presented Jackson Academy and Jackson High School resolutions Tuesday honoring the football teams for winning state championships. More...

Last call for Santa letters

The mail truck for the North Pole route is leaving Thursday, Dec. 15 so please submit kids’ letters to Santa to The Democrat by 5 p.m. so they can make the mail and be published in our Christmas edition next week, Dec. 22. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lynum

Louella Thomas Lynum, age 70, was born April 24, 1941 to the late Richard and Ellen Thomas of Suggsville. She departed this life Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at her home. More...

Trice

Dr. Peter Alba Trice Jr., a native of Thomasville, died December 19, 2011 in Tuscaloosa at the age of 90.  Dr. Trice practiced pediatric medicine in Tuscaloosa for many years, but he was much more than a doctor. More...

Parnell

Alice Viola Parnell, 93, of Grove Hill died Dec. 20, 2011. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. service at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville. A full obituary will run in next week’s paper. More...

Sports

CCHS tangles with Tigers

The Clarke County High School basketball teams swept the Thomasville hoops teams in the first meeting between the county rivals this season on Tuesday night. In the girls’ game, the Lady Bulldogs pounded Thomasville 48-28. More...

Who cares if NBA does play?

Sports Scene

Some scattered rambling from around the sporting world. So it would seem as though the professional basketball players and owners of the teams have decided they do, in fact, make more money than they realized and the lockout is ending. More...

Newton in honor band

Katie Newton, a junior at Clarke County High School, particpated in the second annual University of South Alabama Honor Band. More...

Editorial

No more Moore

Our Opinions

Take my wife...please!,” the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to joke. The one-liner comes to mind when we think of Roy Moore’s candidacy for a return to the chief justice’s post of the Alabama Supreme Court. Oh, please, no. More...

Be careful hunting

Hunting season is in progress and hunters are warned to be careful in the woods. Just a few weeks ago, Rev. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 6-13 include: Richard Orlando Miles, 34, two counts failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Chance native nominated for teacher of year at Fairfield school

Chance & Scyrene

Birthday greetings are extended to the following people who will observe their birthday during the month of December: David Bettis-12/15; Charles R. More...

Lord is new director of Adult Education at Alabama Southern

Dr. Reginald Sykes, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced Rodney Lord, of Monroeville, as the new Director of Adult Education. More...