March 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Knight, other Coast Gaurdsmen to be remembered at service

A memorial service will be held in Mobile Thursday, March 8 for Thomasville native Andrew “Drew” Knight and three other U.S. Coast Guardsmen who died when their helicopter crashed into Mobile Bay Tuesday evening, February 28. More...

Woman dies in accident early Tues.

Alabama State Troopers worked a one-vehicle fatal crash on the Walker Springs Road (Clarke County Route 10) early Tuesday morning. Mikala F. Deleon, 33, was the lone occupant in a vehicle that ran off the highway around 2:15 a.m. More...

Beware tax refund scams

The Internal Revenue Service recently warned senior citizens and other taxpayers to beware of an emerging federal tax refund scam tempting victims to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds. More...

Promoting forestry jobs

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Black Belt Initiative encouraging careers in forestry industries

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey in Grove Hill Monday to help promote Alabama Forestry Foundation’s program

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey was in Grove Hill Monday to promote a new Black Belt Initiative to encourage high school students in the region to consider educations and training that would help them obtain jobs in the state’s forest products industry. More...

EMA directors in Washington

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Symposium in Monroeville seeks Chinese business for state, region

Golden Dragon Copper’s decision to locate a manufacturing plant in southwest Alabama—first in Thomasville but then moved to nearby Sunny South in Wilcox County— has created excitement about the possibility that more Chinese companie More...

Circuit clerk’s office closing half a day

Just a few weeks ago, Clarke County Circuit Clerk Jay Duke announced that his office would not be answering the telephone from 2 until 4 p.m. every weekday afternoon so that the staff could concentrate on work. More...

Special Sections

Community

‘Spring Fling’ bridge tourney benefits hospital

Amid floppy-eared rabbits, cascading dish gardens, decorated baskets and towering pastel balloons the local hospital auxiliary hosted Spring Fling 2012 on March 1 in the Vivian P. Gilmore Civic Center. More...

Gardening With Dora

Bridal Wreath, pretty and easy to grow!

There are plants in my garden that are almost too much trouble. Either they grow rampantly and need to be pruned too often - abelia. Or they look thirsty even in the rain – hydrangeas. Or every insect in the world loves them – roses. More...

Johnston - Hentschel exchange wedding vows Jan. 14 in Jackson church

Carli Virginia Hentschel and Connie Claiborne Johnston III, both of Mobile, were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. The Rev. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Emergency meeting There will be an emergency meeting of the Clarke County Commission Thursday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m. More...

That funny sock pattern...what is it called?

1. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What term refers to a type of patterned sock or sweater and a region within a country? 2. LOGOS: What is the official logo of the Atlanta Braves baseball team? 3. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Inside the Statehouse

March 13 is all about Republicans

We are less than one week away from the primary. That is singular for one primary. We are now a one party state when it comes to statewide politics. More...

RIP, Drew Knight

In an age with the world in turmoil and American soldiers dying in places like Afghanistan and Iraq, Ken and Becky Knight of Thomasville had to take some comfort in knowing their son, U.S. More...

State vote could be crucial in tight GOP presidential contest

The entire reason for moving Alabama’s primaries from June to March was so the state might be a bigger player in this year’s presidential race. More...

Homeowners stepping in to stop burglars

For the second or third time in recent weeks, observant Clarke County citizens have thwarted burglaries either as they were being committed or were about to be committed, Sheriff Ray Norris said this week. More...

$100,000 approved to study hospital expansion

The Grove Hill Town Council Monday approved $100,000 to help pay for an expansion study for the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Car overturns on Hwy. 43 in heavy rain

Sheriff Ray Norris with the umbrella and others look at a car that flipped in a heavy rain on Highway 43 in the Antioch community last Thursday. The Linden man driving the car wasn’t hurt. More...

The Civil War in Clarke County

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Democrat of the 1860s.

The Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., or Elkhorn Tavern, in early March 1862 secured Missouri for the Union and gave the north a foundation for taking control of the Mississippi River and splitting the Confederacy. More...

Gov. Shorter: Plant grains, not cotton, and send us your rusting guns and bowie knives

The news continued to be depressing into March 1862 as Union soldiers pushed into the south on two fronts, from the northern states and from coastal positions. The blockade of southern ports was proving most effective. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Church and school events keep community busy

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New hospital opens in Choctaw County

The long awaited Choctaw General Hospital is now open in Butler. More...

Veterans not forgotten in recent mortgage servicing settlement

Veterans weren’t forgotten in the recent $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement. In fact, veterans were treated much better than civilian counterparts who’d had their homes foreclosed. More...

Wagon train passes through Grove Hill

It was wet and cold Saturday morning as the Capital to Capital Trail Ride passed through Grove Hill on its way to Montgomery. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Knight

AET E Andrew Wilson Knight, 21, of Mobile died Feb. 28, 2012. He was born Dec. 18, 1985 in Selma. He was a former resident of Thomasville. He was a graduate of Thomasville High School. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Lisenbe

Carolyn Janice Pope Lisenbe, 76, of Ridgeland, Miss., formerly of Dixons Mills died March 8, 2012 at Ridgeland Pointe. She was born June 19, 1935 in Surginer. She was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker. More...

Overstreet

Janet "Jan" Hall Overstreet, 50, of Thomasville died March 10, 2012 at her residence. She was born June 16, 1961 in Selma. She was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Action on the diamond!

Libby Harrigan throws to first base as teammate Ivy Bethea looks on. The Lady Gators traveled to South Choctaw Tuesday. See Page 2B for more. More...

Lady Gators fall to Glenwood in PA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators dropped a close game to Glenwood Academy 5-3, last Saturday in the Patrician Tournament in Butler. Rachel Gavin went 2-for-2. Kiley Dunagan, Ivy Bethea and Taylor Bradford each added a hit. More...

Lady Bulldogs beat Greenville in Montgomery tournament

The Clarke County High Lady Bulldogs beat Greenville High School 5-3 in the Brewbaker Tech Invitational Tournament on Feb. 25 in Montgomery. Kiana Coates went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Sally Jordan had a hit and a run scored. Megan Davis had a hit. More...

Church News

Church Activities

Magnolia Assembly of God’s Sisters of Strength will have its monthly meeting Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. All ladies are invited to attend. There will be awesome worship, food and fellowship. More...

Flying kites for Tom

A library reading campaign at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church ended with winners flying kites and enjoying a kickball game at the Grove Hill Airport Sunday afternoon. More...

Living Your Destiny

You can rise to a new level

God will never ask you to do something without putting His ability to do it on the inside of you. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 28- March 6 include: Jonathan Delane Allen, 32, sex offender living in prohibited area, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Jimmie C. Patton, to Mary W. Presnall; Raphael Devon Davis, to Stephanie Sheree Pugh; Preston Ryan Brooks, to Jillian Leigh Harvell; Jeffery David Dolbear, to Loria Blackwell McKinstray. More...