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Airbus will build a $600 million, 1,000 employee airplane-making plant in Mobile. See Page 3A.

Severe weather tax holiday: Save 9% in Grove Hill, Jax

Certain storm-related items tax exempt this weekend Shoppers in Grove Hill and Jackson can save nine percent in sales tax on certain items they buy this weekend during Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. More...

Jackson man charged for having gun with altered serial number

A Jackson man was arrested June 29 by Jackson Police and charged with possessing a gun with an altered serial number. More...

AIRBUS TO BUILD PLANT IN MOBILE

MOBILE – Governor Robert Bentley on Monday joined with Airbus executives, economic development leaders, and other officials in formally announcing that Airbus has chosen Alabama as the site of its first U.S.-based production facility. More...

Coming on down

Gas was below $3 a gallon in Clarke County this week. The Jr. Food Mart in Grove Hill was selling regular for $2.99 as was the Murphy Oil station at Walmart in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Community

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Gov. Shorter detailed local saltmaking activities

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

Celebrating nation’s birthday

The evening concluded with a huge fireworks show over downtown. See The Democrat’s Facebook page, Clarke County Democrat, for two video clips of the band’s performance. More...

Democrat out early

While this issue of The Clarke County Democrat still carries the normal Thursday dateline, it was printed on Tuesday because of the Fourth of July falling on Wednesday, the paper’s pressday. More...

Sports

ALL-STARS STATE BOUND

The Grove Hill Coach Pitch softball allstars qualified for the State Tournament in Eufaula with their win Sunday night. Monday night Grove Hill fell 12-0 to Linden in the championship game of the district tourney in Thomasville. More...

B.J. Stabler football camp set for July 14

Former University of Alabama offensive lineman and current Kansas City Chiefs Player Development Assistant, BJ Stabler, will be holding his Fourth Annual Tackling Challenges Youth Football Camp on Saturday, July 14 at H.G. More...

Leigh Gilmore named Academic All-American

Leigh Gilmore, a senior on the University of Alabama women’s cross country and track and field team, has been named a first team Capital One Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). More...

Editorial

Airbus a shot in arm for southwest Ala.

The news last week that Mobile would get an Airbus plane manfacturing plant was a surprise. After Boeing beat out the European company a year ago to build cargo planes for the military, it looked like all of the hard work had been for naught. More...

Political Cartoon

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Inside the Statehouse

Remembering the ’78 governor’s race

Recently a good friend and reader asked me about one of Alabama’s most interesting governor’s races. The 1978 gubernatorial contest was truly one of the best. My friend was curious as to where all the players on the 1978 stage are today. More...

In Jackson, Brooks buys Anderson Brothers Chrysler, relocates to Scogin building

Harry Brooks, of Brooks Chevrolet in Thomasville, has purchased Anderson Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Jackson and relocated the dealership to the old Scogin Chevrolet building where it will continue to sell the same brands of vehicles as Brooks Ch More...

New Tractor Supply store going up in Thomasville; water system progressing

It didn’t take long for the property to be cleared and for construction to start on a new Tractor Supply store going up on Highway 43 in Thomasville. The steel framing for the store is up and work is progressing. More...

Wreck on Highway 84

This Chevrolet Camaro ran off of Highway 84 and overturned before 8 a.m. Monday. A passing nurse stopped to assist and Coffeeville firefighters responded to an initial call that the driver was pinned in. However, Michael McGowen of Mc- Comb, Miss. More...

Two busted for meth making in Gosport

Last week, the Clarke County Drug Task Force and county deputies arrested two individuals for manufacturing meth at a residence near Gosport. Joe Dan Barnes Jr., 31, and Michelle Leigh Newton, 40, were arrested. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Jeffrey

Ann Lyle Jeffrey, 71, of Thomasville died July 4, 2012 at her residence. More...

Harvell

Charles Cecil Hunt Jr., 70, of Thomasville died July 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born Oct. 15, 1941 in Thomasville. He was a retired saw filer from MacMillian Bloedel. He was a member of the Midway Baptist Church. More...

Linton

Nan Helen Linton, 62, of Gulf Shores died July 1, 2012 at Golden Living Nursing Home in Foley. She was born March 2, 1950. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was a former resident of Jackson. More...

Business

Brooks buys Anderson Bros., relocates

New Brooks dealership now in Scogin bldg.

It was a busy week last week as the old Scogin Chevrolet building in Jackson was cleared and cleaned and new and used car inventories and parts and other items were moved from the old Anderson Brothers Chrysler location to the building. More...

Brooks buys Anderson Bros., relocates

Andersons’ Jackson auto ties date to ’43

Anderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep has a legacy in Jackson that dates back 69 years to when Eli Malcolm Anderson opened Anderson Motor Company in downtown Jackson near the Vanity Fair plan in 1943. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Reunion Committee for A.L. Martin High School is looking for all students who went to A.L. Martin High School from its opening to its closing, 1961 to 1970. More...

Church News

New GH Methodist pastor says God, prayer saved her life when she was 5

The Rev. More...

Church News

Bethel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have its homecoming Sunday, July 8 beginning with Sunday School at 10 and worship at 11 a.m. Bro. Warren Shewmake will be the speaker. Lunch will follow after the service. A singing will be at 1:30 p.m. Rev. More...

Reading camp at Yellow Bluff church

The Mazie L. Johnson Reading Initiative will host its third annual Summer Camp Monday through Friday, July 16- 20 at the Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Yellow Bluff. The camp hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Coleman Terry Stifflemire, to Kayla Denise Powell; William Louis Holton Jr., to Jodi Leanne Overstreet; Terry Dewain Chaney, to Belinda Faye Kennedy; Thomas Loyd Fletcher, to Bethany Renae Rush; James McMillan, to Mary L More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 26-July 2 include: Adrain Wilkerson, 48, driving under the influence, careless driving, switched tag, no insurance, $2,300 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...