April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Community

UWA awards scholarships to students from Clarke

Local students awarded UWA scholarship Khadyah Abston and Lashonda Williams were recently awarded Trustees Scholarships to attend the University of West Alabama. More...

Lots of good vegetables in this dish

Roasting the eggplant, pepper and onion for this dish may take a little longer than top-of-the-range cooking, but it’s low-maintenance, and the resulting rich flavor is worth it. Rotelle with Ratatouille More...

How many words can you spell with just 12 letters?

 It was beloved American humorist Will Rogers who made the following sage observation: “You can’t say civilization don’t advance, for in every war they kill you a new way.”  Elkhart, Ind., has the dubious distinction of bein More...

Square foot gardening

William Scott of the Chilton community is gardening in squares this year. He got the idea from the book, “All New Square Foot Gardening” by Mel Bartholomew. More...

Gilmore one of two SEC Community Service Leader Award winners

Receives a $10,000 post- graduate scholarship

Leigh Gilmore, a senior on the University of Alabama track and field and cross country team, has been named one of the 2011-12 Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Community Service Leaders of the Year. More...

Make ABC puppets with personality

Every nook and cranny of your home can be a stage when your kids play with puppets. Stirring up imaginations can be as easy as putting your hands in socks or even drawing a face on a banana. More...

1,300 Clarke Countians in military service in 1862

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Memories & Recipes

Pineapple the ‘friendly fruit’ to jazz up recipes

In some cultures the pineapple is the sign to welcome visitors. I love the bright colors of the yellow and green and have always thought they were just beautiful. More...