July 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

C’ville mayor says town can buy old CHS for $90,000

Developer’s proposal rejected as being too costly for the town

In a long meeting that ran for more than an hour Tuesday evening, the Coffeeville Town Council and about 40 citizens discussed economic development efforts, the possible purchase of the old Coffeeville High School and a new water and sewer project. More...

Thomasville reader wins $50 prize

Sandra Stone of Thomasville was the winner of last week’s Read and Win contest and picked up $50 just for reading The Democrat and correctly answering the following questions: **** Where is Jake Paul attending school? UAB. Rev. More...

S.C. couple leads Jax police on chase, manhunt before Washington County capture

A South Carolina couple driving a stolen truck, led Jackson Police on a highspeed chase, Sunday, July 8, that ended with a manhunt in the woods in Washington County. More...

Austal USA opens new facilities

Interim Pres. & CEO Brian Leathers leads last week’s ribbon cutting

MOBILE— On July 6, a little more than a year after a memorable groundbreaking ceremony was held for new construction at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipbuilding facility, over 120 distinguished guests joined Austal in celebrating the officia More...

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Community

St. Stephens Historical Commission director resigns after 18-year tenure

Citing health issues, Jim Long, this week, stepped down as director of the St. Stephens Historical Commission (SSHC) after serving 18 years in that position. More...

Community Calendar

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church of Walker Springs is having Vacation Bible School through Friday, July 13 from 6:30 until 8:15 p.m. nightly. The theme will be “Bug Zone.” Children of all ages are invited to attend. More...

Chance & Scyrene

Families to hold reunions in Birmingham, Mobile

Happy Birthday! Greetings to the following community members who will celebrate their birthday during the month of July: Emma Bettis-7/3, Amber Clayton-7/11, Tony Dotson-7/22, Barbara Garrick-7/30, James Lamar Horn- 7/1, Rev. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Wilson Chapel AME Church will celebrate its anniversary Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. Rev. Tubbs, pastor of the Spencer Chapel AME Church will be the guest speaker. Rev. Julius E. Giddens is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Other Opinions

Getting around Open Meetings Act

The public is not smart enough to participate in governance. It’s a belief that is endemic among elected officials, and it recently received the blessing of the state Supreme Court. More...

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 2-10 include: Darryl Christopher Harvey, 30, manufacturing of a controlled substance, manufacture/sale/transfer, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Matthew Lane Furrow, to Abbey Lauren Powell; Jonathon C. More...

Municipal candidates qualifying

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 17 to qualify to run for mayor and council positions in Clarke County’s five municipalities. Elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 28. Qualifying has been slow since opening July 3. More...

‘Pretty violent’ thunderstorms but no hurricanes, says EMA’s Waite

Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Monday that the area has had some “sporadic damage” from recent thunderstorms but nothing severe and no injuries. More...

Ambulance services and 911 work out dispatching issues

The 911 office has worked out two areas of concern with local ambulance services, Clarke County Commissioners were told during the 911 meeting Monday. More...

Attempted murder charged by Jackson police in assault

A Jackson man remains hospitalized and another is charged with attempted murder after an assault, Friday, July 6, with an aluminum baseball bat. More...

Released sex offender will reside in Jackson

The Jackson Police Department reported the release of a sex offender who will reside in Jackson. Willie Lewis Leggett, 50, was released from a state correctional facility on July 10. His place of residence is listed as 200 Carlen Lane, Jackson. More...

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Milstead

John Christopher Milstead, 84, of Coffeeville died July 10, 2012 at his residence. He was born Aug. 2, 1927. He was a member of the Union Grove Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #122 in Coffeeville. More...

Sports

Grove Hill Majors headed to Montgomery sub-state

Grove Hill’s 11 & 12-year-old baseball allstars, following their runner-up finish in Monroeville, must now go to Montgomery to battle in the Majors Sub-state tournament. Grove Hill will face Ariton Thursday (today) at 5:30 p.m. More...

Coach Pitch headed to state

The Grove Hill Coach Pitch softball allstars will face Underwood, the District 1 champion in the first game of the state Darlings tournament this Saturday in Eufaula. More...

GH Pee Wee sets meet, registration

The Grove Hill Pee Wee football league will have registration Saturday, July 14 from 11 through 3 p.m. at Hudson Park. The fee will be $55 per player and $75 for cheerleaders. More...

Lifestyle

Mr., Mrs. Wiggins to celebrate 60th anniversary in Jackson

Couple married July 3, 1952 in Waynesboro, Miss.

Mr. and Mrs. John T. Wiggins will be honored at a reception July 22 on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. Hosting the 2 p.m. celebration at H. W. Pearce Memorial Park Community House will be the couple’s child and spouse, Mr. More...

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Paul-Kelley to wed in Midway Baptist church

Travis Paul and Dana Matthews of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Mary Hannah Paul, to Travis Wayne Kelley, son of Tim and Hope Kelley of Thomasville. More...

Schools

CCHS students attend ASU band camp

Alabama State University, Montgomery sponsored its 37th Annual Band Camp June 17-23. The students of the CCHS Royal Band of Blue are given the opportunity to attend each year. More...

Grove Hill Arts Council to hold summer classes

The Grove Hill Arts Council is planning a number of summer art classes. Sketching by Beverly Valladores, Saturdays, July 21 and 28 from 9 until 11 am with a fee of $30 a person, four student minimum with 12 student maximum. More...