June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder trial gets started

A Jackson man is on trial in Clarke County Circuit Court this week for the murder of a Leroy man in March 2011. Charles McReynolds is charged shooting John Henry Yelder Sr. More...

File a case, pay a fine; court costs now more

The cost of traffic tickets and court fees are going up, effective June 21. According to a news release from the Administrative Office of Courts the increase was necessary to keep the state court system operating. More...

Manatee swims to Claiborne dam

A U.S. Corps of Engineers employee snapped a picture of an unusual sight last Friday. A manatee was spotted near the wall of the Claiborne Lock and Dam and photographed. More...

Promoting men’s health

The Clarke County Health Department celebrated Men’s Health Month Monday, June 11 through Sunday, June 17 More...

Chatom man arrested for shoplifting at Walmart

Pic ’n Sav shoplifting suspect sought in separate case

According to information released by the Jackson Police Department, a Chatom man was charged, June 12, after he was allegedly observed shoplifting at the Walmart Supercenter. More...

Good gas price in Hayneville

You expect to see low gas prices on the Interstates and in metro areas. More...

Special Sections

Community

T’ville senior Satyn Luker gets ‘YellaFella’ scholarship

ABBEVILLE – Satyn Luker said her grandmother “smiled like a Cheshire cat” when she met Satyn at the door one afternoon to inform her she was named as a recipient of a Jimmy Rane Foundation scholarship. More...

Blue Ribbon Desserts

There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh berries and crisp, juicy apples. And when those mouthwatering flavors get paired with just the right spices in some delicious dessert favorites, it’s even better. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Mounted Sheriff’s Posse will have a Horse Show on Saturday, June 23 at the Horse Arena in Grove Hill. The timed events begin at 2 p.m. while the gaited events will start at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will continue Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 21 and end Friday, June 22 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. For more information call Paulette Brooks at 251-276-3922. Bro. Leland James is the pastor. More...

Rev. Rhodes moving to Chickasaw

The Rev. Dave Rhodes preached his final sermon at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Sunday. Rhodes has been reassigned to the Chickasaw United Methodist Church after being in Grove Hill for six years. More...

Living Your Destiny

Serious changes to make

Sometimes in order to embrace the destiny God has in store, you have to be willing to make some difficult changes in your life. More...

Lifestyle

Williams-McLeod to wed in Mobile

Mr. and Mrs. Darren Williams of Baker, Fla., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Diane, to Benjamin Tyler McLeod. Mr. McLeod is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McLeod of Albany, Ga. More...

Allen native celebrates her 94th birthday in Huntsville

A birthday celebration honoring Rosanna Bullard’s 94th birthday was held Sunday, May 27 in Huntsville where she has resided for the past five years. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Massey-Beavers Jacquelyn Aubreia Massey and Michael Anthony Beavers will exchange wedding vows Saturday, June 23 at 2:30 p.m. at Paradise Ridge in Corinth, Kentucky. Miss Massey is the daughter of John T. and Janice Massey. Mr. More...

A summer walk down Grove Hill's Main Street - Free Access

Join us as we walk along our renovated Main Street. More...

Sheriffs at Nashville hotel when it blows up Tuesday

Chief Deputy Salter there but not hurt

Five hundred sheriffs from around the country were attending a conference at the Orpyland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville Tuesday when an explosion ripped the facility. More...

Qualifying opens July 3 for municipal offices

Municipal elections are slated in many Alabama cities and towns in August, including all of the incorporated municipalities in Clarke County. More...

Ball tourneys bringing teams, folks to town

Grove Hill will be the site of the South Regional softball tournament as well as the Dixie Youth baseball 9 and 10-yearold tourney, bringing a total of 16 teams this weekend. More...

Newspapers seeking new subscribers

The Clarke County Democrat and the other newspapers in the county are conducting a telemarketing subscription drive seeking new subscribers as well as renewals from existing customers. More...

Camden hospital not closing but is studying a critical care facility in west Wilcox County

It has been 10 months since Southwest Alabama Medical Center, the Thomasville hospital, closed in August 2011. The corporation of the closed facility remains mired in bankruptcy proceedings. More...

Drug bust in Jackson

Eleven people were arrested on warrants Friday, June 15, during a roundup conducted by the Clarke County Drug Task Force. More...

Elder Abuse Day recognized

Friday, June 15 was proclaimed World Elder Abuse Awareness Day by the Clarke County Commission. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Alford

Ronald Kevin Alford Jr., 17, of Grove Hill died June 19, 2012 at his residence in Grove Hill. He was born Oct. 25, 1994. He was a member of the Calvary Independent Baptist Church. He attended Jackson High School. More...

Farish

Salli DeSha Farish, 28, of Leroy died June 23, 2012. She was born July 14, 1983. She was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy. She was an office employee and sales representative at Anderson Brothers Automotive. More...

Edgar

Frankie Martin Edgar, 53, of Grove Hill died June 22, 2012 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born June 5, 1959 to the late Willie and Everlean martin of Grove Hill. She attended the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Giving back to the park

Rush Boys Flooring, owned by Brett Rush, volunteered their time last week to install extentions and safety nets at the two softball fields at Hudson Park. More...

Sports Scene

Will Clemons make it to the MLB Hall of Fame

It is a sport that encourages cheating. Otherwise there would be nothing but fastballs and no one would ever steal a base. There would be no need for signals between players and coaches. More...

Madison camp set for June

The third annual Anthony Madison football camp will be June 30 at D.F. Anderson Stadium at Thomasville High School. The camp will be for kids age 8-18 and will start at 9 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. in the THS cafeteria. More...

Editorial

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Inside the Statehouse

Ever since Roy Moore’s surprising victory in the March Republican primary a hue and cry has arisen from some mostly upscale GOP and Independent Alabamians to derail his return to his old position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. More...

What do we want in Grove Hill?

Grove Hill and other incorporated municipalities in Clarke County and the state will go to the polls Aug. 28 to elect mayors and council members. Already, three candidates have announced for mayor of Grove Hill and there could be more. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 12-19 include: Davonte Latry Lewis, 18, unlawful breaking and entering, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Schools

Former Clarke assistant supt. to lead new Chickasaw system

A former Clarke County assistant superintendent of education and director of instruction has been named the new Chickasaw city school system’s first superintendent. Kyle Kallhoff was appointed by the Chickasaw school board last week. More...

Kids’ summer art camp classes slated at GH Cultural Arts Ctr.

Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center summer art camp classes for grades 1-6 will be held in July and August. Grades 4-6 will be July 23-27 from 9-11 a.m. Registration is $75 per student. More...