April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Downtown project just about done

The oaks and day lilies are in place, the curbings all finished and last week a Montgomery Asphalt Company paved the renovated stretch of Main Street in front of the courthouse. More...

New school board policy clarifies that students can’t use cell phones during tests

The Clarke County Board of Education had a short meeting last Thursday with a few personnel matters being the biggest items on the agenda. More...

Cleaning up Coffeeville

Citizens of Coffeeville came together Saturday, April 21 to help clean up their town and communities. Rita Wilson, coordinator for the cleanup said, “They care about their town and its people. More...

Three injured in Jackson wreck

Three people were injured Saturday, April 21 around 12:38 p.m. in a two-vehicle collision that occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and College Avenue in Jackson. More...

Humdinger Humvees

Sheriff Ray Norris stands with one of the military surplus Humvees the Sheriff’s Department recently obtained from the U.S. military through a grant program. More...

Special Sections

Sports

CPS beats MA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators beat the Lady Volunteers of Monroe Academy 4-1 Monday afternoon to close out the regular season. Kiley Dunagan struck out 18 batters to get the 7- inning win. Libby Harrigan had a hit. More...

Lady Bullodgs beat Miller

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs beat T.R. Miller 14-3 last Thursday for a huge area win. More...

Gators down Marengo, head to playoffs

Tied 3-3 going into the seventh, the Clarke Prep School Gators found a way to get a huge win to spring into the playoffs. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Florida and Baldwin lessons: Guns can kill

Recent shooting incidents—one in Florida and another a lot closer, in north Baldwin County—have made the news and reaffirm things we already know: (1) Guns can be deadly and (2) if you point a gun at someone and pull the trigger, someone More...

Too many holidays

A couple of weeks ago we fussed because the Town of Grove Hill took the Monday after Easter as a holiday while the rest of the town was working. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 17-24 include: Mark Stephen Presnall Jr., 23, burglary second degree, burglary third degree, criminal mischief second degree, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Michael John Overstreet, to Amanda Michelle Walker; Kendall Ray Pace, to Lauren Michelle Mouchett; Thomas Aaron Hodge, to Tracy Jeanette Singleton; Reagan Matthew Moncrief, to Wendy Maureen Brown; William Cody Stinson, t More...

Moye, Scruggs win runoffs

Summer Scruggs is GOP nominee for circuit clerk

Summer Scruggs won a hard fought campaign for the Republican nomination for Clarke County Circuit Clerk Tuesday. Scruggs will face Democratic nominee Berneta Stallworth in the Nov. 6 General Election. More...

Clarke County Events

Photo contest slated Saturday More...

Ball field stabbing, shooting in T’ville

A stabbing, followed by a shooting, left two people injured and kept Thomasville police busy Tuesday evening. Stabbing at ball park A fight around 7 p.m. at a youth baseball game resulted in two men stabbing each other. More...

USS Pueblo crewman, POW to be speaker at Old Timers meet

A man who grew up in Clarke County and served on the USS Pueblo that was attacked and captured by the North Koreans in 1968 will speak at the Clarke County High School Old Timers Reunion Saturday. Rodney H. Duke, now of Collins, Miss. More...

County commissioners told EMA requirements getting tougher

The Clarke County Commission met for less than 10 minutes Tuesday. Commissioners didn’t hold a work session on Monday as they normally do prior to a meeting because it was a state and county holiday, Confederate Memorial Day. More...

Jackson juveniles charged in two separate incidents

Two Jackson juveniles are charged in separate incidents, one involving a robbery and the other an assault with a knife. More...

Twinkle wins Clarke, state for PSC prez nomination

Jack Weaver beats incument judge in 35th Circuit

Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh won Clarke County and the rest of the state Tuesday to earn the Republican nomination for president of the Public Service Commission and the chance to take on the only statewide elected Democrat in Montgomery, incumbent PSC More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Williams

Thomas "Ran" Williams Jr., 68, of Sunflower died April 26, 2012 at his residence. He was born April 10, 1944. He was a caretaker for the Bull Pen Hunting Club. Survivors include his wife, Vicki L. More...

Rush

Mabel McDonald Rush, 89, of Mobile County died April 17, 2012. More...

Ballinger

Robert Anthony Ballinger Jr., 26, of Mt. Vernon died April 27, 2012 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He was born Nov. 11, 1985 in Thomasville. He was a veteran of the Iraq War. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The C.C.H.S. class of 1962 will hold it's 50th year reunion on Friday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Citizen's Center, located at the corner of Jackson St. and Clarke St. A steak dinner will be catered at a cost of $30 per person. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

The Hicks Family Band will present an acoustic concert of gospel and bluegrass music on Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m., at the historic Bell’s Landing Presbyterian Church in north Monroe County. More...

Living Your Destiny

God will pull you through

Whatever you are facing today, never doubt in yourself. You have been given what it takes to overcome this test. Rest in the truth that; everything is going to be all right. More...

A woman’s age told

1. Is the book of Habakkuk in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who’s the only woman in the Bible with her age mentioned? Eve, Ruth, Leah, Sarah 3. What did Methuselah become at 187 years old? Saved, Invalid, Father, Martyr 4. More...

Lifestyle

Cards of Thanks

The family of Derrell Jones would like to express their appreciation for the many kindnesses shown during his extended illness and death. A very special thanks to Rusty Gates and Vickie Smith with Asera I Care Hospice. Also, thanks to Dr. More...

Picking in Chatom

The Chestang Family of McIntosh (above), Rev. More...

Reading paper pays

Suzanne Cox and Beth McLean of The Clarke County Democrat present Donna Champion of Grove Hill with a $50 check for reading the newspaper. More...