January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Four seeking hydroelectric permit at C’ville dam

A legal notice in last week’s Clarke County Democrat detailed four entities vying for preliminary permit applications from the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for hydroelectric generating facilities at the Coffeeville Lock and Dam. More...

Robinson wants back on commission

Jesse Robinson is seeking election to a fourth term as Clarke County Commissioner representing District 4. Robinson was first elected in 1980 and served two terms. He was the first black elected to the county commission. More...

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Community

Grove Hill gets windfall in CWEMC franchise fees

Grove Hill Mayor Jerry Newton told the town council Monday night that Clarke Washington Electric Cooperative had realized it has been under calculating franchise fees it owes the town and is making a $8,747.47 payment to correct the error. More...

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day tells CBS new immigration law has hurt industrial recruitment efforts

CBS News was in Thomasville several weeks ago and taped Mayor Sheldon Day’s impressions of the new state immigration law and its impact on the city’s recruitment of foreign industries. More...

Remembering Those We Lost In 2011

Listing of those who passed away in 2011 from the obituaries that appeared in The Democrat

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Sports

Democrat All-Region team

Team loaded with diverse players

The 2011 Clarke County Democrat All- Region team is loaded with offensive punch from the skill positions, punctuated with a powerful offensive line, and on the flip side features defense with ball hawks in the secondary, fly to the ball tacklers at l More...

Powell earns Coach of the Year honors

The year 2011 will go down in history as one of the most special times for the city of Jackson. Their two schools, Jackson High and Jackson Academy went a combined 27-1 and brought home two state crowns. More...

Editorial

Looking for a better year

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Well, here we are with a brand new year. It seems like just a year instead of a dozen ago that we were greeting the beginning of the 21st century. More...

Help with mortgage payments

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Alabama has barely made a dent in $162 million available in mortgage assistance for the unemployed. That’s unfortunate, considering that the program offers significant help for people who have lost their jobs. More...

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Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 27- Jan. 3 include: Cartyrcus Kelso Franklin, 33, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Ronald Kevin Alford, to Jami Paul Courington; Jeffrey Wilson Jordan, to Rachel Garrett McDaniel. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Candidates are slow to qualify

Candidates for state and county offices must qualify with their political party by Friday, Jan. 13 in order to be on the March 13 primary ballot. More...

Democrats reject Sheffield’s candidacy; GOP lets him qualify but could review

Clarke County Democrats rejected Milton Estes Sheffield’s attempt to qualify to run for probate judge under the Democratic banner. More...

Sheffield seeking probate judge’s office

Milton Estes Sheffield announces this week that he is running for Clarke County probate judge on the Republican ticket. More...

Taylor a candidate for Dist. 4 commissioner

Walter L. Taylor Jr., of Jackson has announced that he will be a candidate for the office of the Clarke County Commission representing District 4 in the March 13 Democratic Primary. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Reid

Lela Lorena Reid, 91, of Thomasville died Jan. 4, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 23, 1920 in Marengo County. She was a member of the Elam Baptist Church for 75 years. She was a homemaker. More...

Harrell

Rev. Green Harrell, 85, of Andalusia died Jan. 8, 2012 in the Andalusia hospital. More...

Sherman

Steve Charles Sherman, 50, of Gainestown died Jan. 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born March 31, 1961. He was a native of Jackson. He was a member of the Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church. He was a dispatcher for Sherman Trucking. More...

Business

Clarke native is new ALFA legislative director

The Alabama Farmers Federation has tapped Mitt Walker to be the new director of National Legislative Programs within the Department of Governmental and Agricultural Programs. More...

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Community Calendar

Coffeeville Trade Day will be Saturday, Jan. 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the lawn of town hall with set-up beginning at 7:30 a.m. Booths will be $10, $15 with electricity (first come, first serve). More...

Church News

Spencer Chapel sets Ushers’ Day Program

Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton will have its Annual Ushers’ Day Program Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Rev. W.T. Lesueur, Associate Minister of St. Thomas A.M.E. Church of Lower Peach Tree will be the guest speaker. Bro. More...

James Chapel to hold Colorama program

James Chapel Baptist Church of Gainestown will celebrate its third year Colorama program Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Kevin Boykin will deliver the message. Kathy Bryant is the clerk. Calvin Jackson is the secretary. More...

Lifestyle

Creighton descendants research family, erect new markers in area cemeteries

Creighton descendants have recently joined together to put together the story of one of Clarke County’s oldest families and to erect new gravestones for some of the early settlers. More...

Singing in the New Year

Grove Hill Baptist Church held a New Year’s Eve singing of gospel and bluegrass music Saturday, Dec. 31. More...

Toys for C’ville Head Start youngsters

Bessie Thomas and Amber Thigpen collected gifts for children, ages 3-4 that were given away at Christmas by the Coffeeville Area Head Start Council. More...