August 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wood pellets back in Jackson!

A wood pellet plant will be built in Jackson. Yes, it has been announced before but that venture, in 2008, fell apart. More...

Attempted murder charged when woman hits boyfriend on bike

Clarke County sheriff's deputies have been busy recently with everything from an attempted murder to burglary and sex cases. Attempted murder More...

Grove Hill council continues support for local arts efforts

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to contribute $2,000 to the Art Education Program of the Cultural Arts Center, a non-profit arm of the Grove Hill Arts Council. More...

New Mexican restaurant opens in Grove Hill

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting Wednesday morning to celebrate the opening of the new Maria’s Cafe Mexican Grill at 131 South Jackson St. More...

Corrections

The story on the Grove Hill voters list last week incorrectly stated that council Districts 1 and 4 are the minority districts. The minority districts are Districts 2 and 4. More...

Jackson Mayoral Candidates

Richard Long More...

Grove Hill Council — District 5

Robyn Blaylock More...

Jackson Council Candidates Dist. 3 Place 1

Dwight Goolsby More...

Coffeeville Council — Dist. 2, Place 2

In Coffeeville Ambra Thigpen and Alice Taylor are More...

Jax man arrested for setting fire to girlfriend’s home

A Jackson man was charged, Friday, Aug. 17, with second degree arson after he allegedly attempted to set fire to his girlfriend’s residence. More...

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Community

Civitan Club seeking nominations for Grove Hill Citizen of the Year

The Grove Hill Civitan Club is accepting nominations for Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year. More...

Coffeeville council to decide fate of library cedar tree

The fate of the old Coffeeville town Christmas tree is in the hands of the mayor and town council. More...

Subway signs go up

Signs for the new Subway sandwich shop went up Tuesday at the old Dollar General Bonus Store building on S. Jackson Street in Grove Hill. Work continues on renovations and Subway should open soon. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Job Corps is a federally funded program for youth ages 16-24. Melanie Miller, Admissions Counselor, will now come to Jackson beginning in August to assist students with enrolling in Job Corps. Job Corps Orientation will be Thursday, Aug. More...

Church News

Church Notices

St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church of Choctaw Bluff will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Sept. 2 at 12:30 p.m. The speaker for the homecoming service will be Pastor, Rev. Dr. Clausell Boykin. Revival services will begin Monday, Sept. More...

Creighton family reunion held at Indian Ridge Baptist Church

On Sunday, Aug. 5, The Indian Ridge Baptist Church was filled with a warm air of blessings. The church held its annual homecoming church service, better known as (“The Big Meeting”). More...

Living Your Destiny

Your life story script

To look at people and see what they could be and what they have been through can be both a good thing and a bad thing. More...

Lifestyle

Caitlyn Demouy graduates college

Caitlyn Demouy, daughter of Angie Demouy and Marty Demouy, both of Mobile, and granddaughter of Patsy Clanton and the late Bobbie Clanton of Coffeeville, and Rosemary Demouy and the late Martin Demouy, graduated May 3 from Huntington College with a d More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 14-21 include: Jacob Bagby, 21, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Corrections

Incorrect arrest information was provided on Angela Michelle Carstarphen in last week’s Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. arrest report. She was only charged with speeding with a $115.20 bond. More...

Breaking News - 8/29/2012 8:20 AM

Municipal election results - Free Access

Grove Hill Election Results More...

Storm Update - Free Access

Elections still on; schools to dismiss early Tuesday

Municipal elections are still on in Grove Hill, Jackson and Coffeeville Tuesday. Polls will be open 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. A hint: Vote early before the weather gets bad! More...

Flexibility important for local schools

State Supt. visits T’ville

The Alabama Board of Education will offer more flexibility for city and county school systems, Dr. Tommy Bice, state school superintendent, told Thomasville teachers on Aug. 17. More...

Municipal races are Tuesday

Grove Hill and Jackson municipal voters will elect a mayor and some council members this coming Tuesday while Coffeeville has one council race on the ballot. More...

County development office ‘extremely busy’ with potential projects

Debra Mathews, executive director of the Clarke County Economic Development Partnership, says her agency is “extremely busy.” This is a positive time for Clarke County. More...

New rival for World’s Longest Yard Sale?

The first Highway 43 Labor Day Yard Sale will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, Friday, Aug. 31 and Saturday, Sept. 1. More...

Deadline near for joining 2012 Leadership Clarke County class

From Staff Reports Applications are still being accepted for the 2012 class of Leadership Clarke County, however, time is short. Orientation is Aug. More...

Grove Hill Mayoral Candidates

Levon Hicks More...

Grove Hill Council — District 4

Eugene Ambrose More...

Jackson Council Candidates Dist. 1 Place 2

Kedrick Bettis More...

Jackson Council Candidates Dist. 3 Place 2

Daron Bolen More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Kimbrough - Free Access

William Edward “Bill” Kimbrough IV, 62, of Tuscaloosa, and formerly Thomasville died Aug. 25, 2012 at Hospice of West Alabama. He was born Dec. 27, 1949 in Birmingham. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. More...

Young - Free Access

Sandra Nicole Young, 33, of Thomasville died Aug. 22, 2012 at her residence.She was born Feb. 5, 1979 in Selma. She was a member of the Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. More...

Tiggs - Free Access

Eddie Lee Tiggs, age 81, a native of Manila and a resident of Jackson, was born March 27, 1931. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs start volleyball

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs start the new volleyball season with lots of enthusiasm as well as a new coach. Katasha Turner, an Alabama State graduate, takes over for Allan Floyd this season. More...

Lady Gators beat Lady Eagles

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators swept Jackson Academy 25-13, 25-6 and 25-14 last Thursday in their home-opening game. The Lady Gators improved to 5-0 on the season. Here Taylor Bradford slams home a kill. More...

Longtime grid coach Warr passes

Special to The Democrat Funeral services were held Aug. More...

Editorial

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Democrats rightly dump Harry Lyon

The Alabama Democratic Party kicked Harry Lyon off the ballot as its candidate for chief justice last week. The reason? Lyon is a nut. More...

May best candidates win for our little burgs

Voters in many of Alabama’s municipalities, big and small, will go to the polls Tuesday to elect mayors and council members. More...

Schools

G-P presents Academic Excellence Awards

Academic Excellence Awards were presented at graduation to 29 high school seniors who have a parent employed at Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose facility. More...

Yes We Can!

The theme of the Aug. 17 Thomasville City School System’s Institute Day was “Yes We Can!” The mission statement of Thomasville City Schools is “promoting lifelong learning.” Thomasville school superintendent Dr. More...

Parents, students ‘Meet the Teachers’ at GHES

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