August 9, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Grand jury issues 275 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury last week issued 275 criminal indictments, or true bills, out of 303 cases presented. Grand jurors also made several recommendations, including repairs and maintenance needs at the courthouse and county jail. More...

Grove Hill considers drug dog purchase

SNIFFING FOR DRUGS

The Grove Hill Town Council is considering purchasing a drug dog. The council heard a proposal Aug. 6 from police officer Robbie Tillman. More...

Child rape charged

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit recently arrested Grady Kervin Walker, 42, on three counts of first degree rape. Allegations were made that he had raped a 9-yearold child. More...

Former circuit clerk candidate helping with absentee ballots

A longtime familiar face in the circuit clerk’s office is back on the second floor of the Clarke County Courthouse, assisting with the issuance of absentee ballots. Carrah McCorquodale worked for 30 years before retiring. More...

READ AND WIN CONTEST ANSWERS LAST WEEK

Who was the last surviving general of the Revolutionary War? Marquis de la LaFayette. Who had a good time throwing mud around? Middle School students at GH Arts Center. When did Carl and Susie Smith marry? Aug. 3, 1962. More...

‘Heart of Clarke’ festival is Oct. 13

Plans are currently underway for the Grove Hill Arts Council’s “Heart of Clarke” Fall Festival event on Saturday, October 13, in Downtown Grove Hill. More...

Special Sections

Community

Card of Thanks

We want to thank everyone for their expressions of love during our time of loss – the death of Pamela Knight Nelson. All of the prayers, visits, calls, cards and gifts of flowers and food have been great sources of comfort to us. More...

80th birthday celebration set at Jax church

The family of Kathleen Dunagan will celebrate her 80th birthday Saturday, Aug. 18 from 2 until 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Jackson. All family, friends, and former students are invited to attend. More...

Three unopposed Grove Hill town council members certified as reelected Monday

Three members of the Grove Hill Town Council were approved and certified Aug. 6 as elected officials without opposition. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke Preparatory School in Grove Hill will hold open house Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. Freshmen orientation will be in the cafeteria at 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Homecoming at Antioch Baptist Church will be Sunday, Aug. 12 with regular worship service followed by a fellowship meal. Bro. Lon Baxter is the pastor. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Economic vitality of Grove Hill key for needs and wants

Last week’s Grove Hill town candidates’ forum was interesting. We thought the candidates did a pretty good job. What amazed us is how some candidates and individual citizens focus on specific needs and wants. More...

Do-nothing Congress

The U.S. Congress has adjourned and gone home. They may as well for what little they have done. . This may be one of the worst “do-nothing” Congresses in history. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 31-Aug. 7 include: Nigel Lamar Angion, 21, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Daniel Rodriguez Dumas, to Kimberly Leigh Gates; Damien Larnard Howard, to Courtney Marie Gaston. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Schools

CCHS and JHS still have work to do on AYP ratings

Woodie Pugh Jr., Clarke County school superintendent, gave a report Aug. 7 to the school board on the AYP (Average Yearly Progress) status of county schools. More...

Glass - Free Access

Marvin Rogers Glass Sr., 69, of Sweet Water died Aug. 10, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Feb. 6, 1943 in Pine Hill. He was a member of the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. More...

Law - Free Access

Oscar Law, 63, died July 27, 2012.He was born June 2, 1949. He was a saw operator by trade. More...

Garnes - Free Access

Willie Mae Garnes, 65, died July 25, 2012.She was born June 15, 1947. She was the daughter of the late Fannie Russell Thomas and Willie Thomas. More...

Correction: JA resumes classes Aug. 20

Jackson Academy’s first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 20. The Democrat reported incorrect starting dates last week. JA will host a spaghetti supper in the cafeteria from 5:30 until 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 16 followed by open house at 7 p.m. More...

Niece stabs aunt in head with knife

Juvenile stabs juvenile at GH playground

Clarke County Sheriff’s Department deputies investigated two stabbings last week, including one in which a niece is charged with stabbing her aunt and another in which one juvenile stabbed another at a playground in Grove Hill. Niece stabs aunt More...

Constitutional amendment election is Sept. 18

You can pick up an absentee ballot now at the circuit clerk’s office. But not one, at least yet, for the Nov. 6 General Election or ones for Aug. 28 municipal elections in Coffeeville, Grove Hill and Jackson. More...

Jackson police warn of scam calls offering unclaimed refunds

Jackson Police Dept. Detective Derek Powe is warning citizens to be aware of a scam reported by local citizens in which an person posing as an IRS agent calls and informs them they have an unclaimed refund. More...

C’ville: To cut or leave cedar tree?

Tree has grown to almost engulf library; library board wants it cut; beautification committee says to leave it alone

The Coffeeville Town Council will hold a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 to consider the possible removal of a large cedar tree in front of the town library on River Street. More...

Adjacent Jackson eateries burglarized

The Jackson Police Department is investigating the Aug. 3 burglaries of two eating establishments located beside each other. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Officers Brian Clark and Albert Washington Jr. responded, Saturday, Aug. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hamilton - Free Access

Jessie Earl “Jake” Hamilton, 69, died Aug. 6, 2012 at Monroe Manor in Monroeville.  He was a native of Clarke County and a resident of Monroe County. “Jake” worked in the logging business. More...

Hamilton - Free Access

Jessie Earl “Jake” Hamilton, 69, died Aug. 6, 2012 at Monroe Manor in Monroeville.  He was a native of Clarke County and a resident of Monroe County. “Jake” worked in the logging business. More...

Remond - Free Access

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Sports

CCHS Bulldogs hit the field

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Lady Gators set for Elite 8 tournament

Unfinished business is the mantra for the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators’ volleyball team as they start the 2012 season. Last year CPS blew through the competition on their way to the AISA Class A state finals before losing to Edgewood. More...

Locals win at state 4-H horse show

The 40th Annual State 4-H Horse Show was July 9-13 in Montgomery at the Crawford Arena. More...

Lifestyle

Art classes are set

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center has scheduled more Art Classes. Sketching by Beverly Valladares on Sept. 1 and 8 from 9-11 am with a fee of $30.00 a person. This class requires registration by Aug 31 with four student minimum. More...

Walker-McKinley to marry Saturday in T’ville Baptist

Amber Nicole Walker and Robert Cleveland “Trey” McKinley III will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at Thomasville Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Pineview Country Club. Miss Walker is the daughter of Rev. More...

Books & Whatever: He Says, She Says

Summer travel can be better when you take a good book

Traveling during the summer months is an American tradition – could be a way of escaping the heat with a trip to the beach or a means of seeing the world with a trip possibly to Yellowstone or Washington, D.C. More...