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Relay for Life events scheduled this weekend

Grove Hill’s Relay for Life is Saturday, May 12 at Clarke County High School’s Prim Stadium from noon until midnight. Survivors will take their walk right after the event starts. The Luminaria Ceremony begins at 8 p.m. More...

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Mike Nelson is new Marine Police officer for lower Tombigbee

Special to The Democrat Boaters on the Tombigbee River may soon notice a new face patrolling the waters. More...

Lawmen arrest man for shooting gun, making threats

Clarke County lawmen responded around midnight Friday to a call on the Allen Road of a man threatening his family and firing a weapon. More...

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Community

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, May 10 at 4 p.m. More...

Depot Reunion in Jackson draws crowd

Depot Street in Jackson was filled with people, Saturday, May 5, from Andrews Funeral Home to the railroad tracks, for the Second Annual Depot Reunion. More...

T’ville High Classes of ’52, ’54, ’55 hold reunion THS Class of 1952

The Thomasville High School Class of 1954 held a reunion Saturday, April 28 at the Gaston Grill. Members of the classes of 1952 and 1955 also attended. More...

Church News

Update and plans told of the Mathews Cemetery addition

Cemetery association is now a registered non-profit organization

Located in the heart of the town of Grove Hill is the original Grove Hill Cemetery (“the old Grove Hill Cemetery”) and the Mathews Cemetery addition. More...

Living Your Destiny

Forgiving is good for you

Releasing unforgiveness in the form of forgiveness will release peace in you. No more resentment, anger, or bitterness will be inside you when you choose to forgive others. Unforgiveness does not just stay inside of us as unforgiveness. More...

Who saw God from behind?

1. Is the book of Zephaniah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From 2 Samuel 24, to whom did Gad ask, “Shall seven years of famine come unto thee”? David, Joshua, Isaiah, Jonah 3. More...

Lifestyle

Final Wedding Plans

Brown-Moncrief will wed this Saturday Wendy Maureen Brown and Reagan Matthew Moncrief will exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bassett Creek Baptist Church in Grove Hill. Miss Brown is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

MMAD have big day

Two words-”Family Reunion”-best describes the 10th Wild Game Cookout hosted by Men Making a Difference (MMAD), Saturday, April 28. More...

John and Anna Eberlein came to United States from Germany in 1847

John Eberlein operated a grist mill on what became known as Eberlein Mill Creek in the Union Chapel community

Descendants of John and Anna Eberlein held a reunion in the Union Chapel community on Saturday April 28. More...

Schools

ASU honors Snell recently for his work

Alabama State University recognized Rashad Dasean Snell of Grove Hill during ASU’s 2012 honors convocation. The program regularly admits undergraduate students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their academic pursuits. More...

Jackson Fire Dept. receives Humvee

By Evan Carden Special to The Democrat During the Tuesday, May 8 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Fire Chief Bobby Brooks and Assistant Fire Chief Mike Furr reported that the department had received a military Humvee at not cost. More...

8 busted for drugs in Grove Hill

Drug task force makes undercover buys and then makes arrests

The Clarke County Drug Task Force arrested eight Grove Hill residents Monday and Tuesday for selling or otherwise distributing drugs. More...

Teen OK after truck rolls on him

A teenager appeared to be OK late Tuesday afternoon after a small pickup roll over on him. More...

Road into Barlow Bend to be closed for repairs

The county plans to begin work to repair a slide area on Madison Road (County Route 33) between Gainestown and Barlow Bend the week of May 21, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners at Monday’s work session. More...

Car leaves road, clips utility pole and puts the lights out

A one-vehicle accident on the Asbury Road in Grove Hill Saturday night literally turned the lights out in a large part of town. Jason Daniel Allen, 16, of Brooksville Road, Dickinson, was coming into town around 9:40 p.m. More...

Lee makes surprise appearance

Best-selling authors Fannie Flagg (left) and Harper Lee (right) share a moment after Flagg was given the 2012 Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writer of the Year on April 27 at the Alabama Writers’ Symposium awards luncheon at More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Armistead

Owen Thomas "O.T." Armistead, 77, of Grove Hill died May 13, 2012. He was born May 17, 1934. He was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. He served in the National Guard in Artillery. More...

Irons

Lenore Maness Irons, 79, of Thomasville died May 9, 2012 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 15, 1932 in Dixons Mills. He was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. More...

Holder

Willie Maynard Holder, 98, of Jackson died May 9, 2012 at his residence. He was born Feb. 12, 1914. He was a veteran of United States Army. He was a member of McCann’s United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed carpenter. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs headed to the beach

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs did it the hard way, but played their way to a berth in the Class 3A South Regional in Gulf Shores this Friday. More...

Lady Gators fall in state tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators lost 3-0 to Pickens Academy last Saturday in the Class AA state softball tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery. Libby Harrigan, Ivey Bethea and Gailyn Smith each had a hit. Kiley Dunagan took the loss. More...

Jackson Academy splits in Class A title series

The Jackson Academy Eagles, playing for the AISA Class A state baseball title split their double-header with Cornerstone on Tuesday. They won game one 3- 1 then fell in the second game 6-1. The decisive game three was held Wednesday afternoon. More...

Editorial

New exhibit to open this fall at WWII Museum

Dear Editor, The National World War II Museum in New Orleans offers a powerful tribute to those who served, whether in battle or on the home front. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Moore rides evangelical horse to victory

On the morning of the March 13 Alabama GOP Primary, former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore rode his horse to the polls to vote. As the day wore on it became apparent that he was riding a wave of evangelical support to be returned to his old job. More...

What community is all about!

What is a community? The dictionary gives a number of definitions—A group of people living in the same locality, a group of people having common interests or identity and several more. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 1-8 include: Wendell Ray Robbins, 49, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Property deeds listedApril 25-May 3Adam C. Jordan, to WillieJ. Langley.Willie Richard Roberts,to Clara Mae Allday.Willie Richard Roberts,to Patricia Ann Sommerville. More...