November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New Grove Hill mayor takes oath

New GH mayor, council delay employee decisions

The new Grove Hill administration delayed appointments of department heads and other employees at their first meeting of the new four-year term Monday night. New Mayor Levon Hicks said he wanted to have a work session on Tuesday, Nov. More...

ALDOT director: No funds for major 84 work

No earmarked federal funds have been pulled from the East-West Corridor Highway 84 project, said John R. Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation. More...

Fight breaks out at McDonald’s

Emotions ran high after the game between Thomasville and Jackson Friday night, and those tensions between the fans of rival schools spilled over into violence at a local business. More...

Clarke Co. Box-by-Box Nov. 6, 2012 Gen. Election

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Community

To perform in Macy’s parade

Tyler Sessions, a senior at Thomasville High School, will perform with the Great American Marching Band Nov. 22 in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Newspaper changed ‘Democrat’ to ‘Journal’ in November 1862 More...

Candidates’ comments on Tuesday races

Here are what some of the local candidates who were at the Clarke County Courthouse Tuesday night had to say about their races. Circuit clerk Summer Scruggs appeared to edge out a close win over Berneta Stallworth to become the new circuit clerk. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Miracle Worker By William Gibson will be performed at the Thomasville Civic Center Thursday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. All tickets are $10. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Bassetts Creek Baptist Church will have a singing Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. featuring the Glory Road Quartet. Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church of Toddtown presents “A Celebration of Colors,” Saturday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Through The Past

Austills early Clarke settlers

History will be on the minds of Clarke County people more in the next two months than in a long time. Our 200th Anniversary of the establishment of us as a county on December 10, 2012, will be a milestone. For many it will go unnoticed. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Smalltown presidents

Unfortunately, my column had to go to press before the outcome of Tuesday’s election was known. I will discuss the election results next week. In the meantime, I would like to share with you a story about the presidency. More...

Schools

Book donated to library

Duelon Dunagan (left), vice president of the Clarke County Farmers Federation, recently presented the Clarke Prep School library with a special gift. More...

CPS holds Powder Puff game

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Nine-week honor rolls released

Clarke Preparatory School has released its honor rolls for first nine-week period. A’s First GradeAshley BallardBryce BrasellAlex HayesMaura Kate MorrisKatie Norman Second GradeJack JonesTenlee PardenJones SkipperMarley VanDee More...

President Obama re-elected

President Barack Obama was reelected Tuesday, polling 303 electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206. The state of Florida had not been decided early Wednesday. Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to win. More...

L-P plans to restart OSB mill in 2013

Louisiana-Pacific is making plans to restart its shuttered Clarke County oriented strand board plant in the second quarter of 2013, L-P Vice President of OSB Jamie Barnes said Tuesday. More...

Man dies in Choctaw Bluff house fire

A Choctaw Bluff man died in a house fire early Friday morning. More...

RAMP will provide money for roads, bridges in rural areas

John R. Cooper, director of the Alabama Department of Transportation, announced Nov. 2 a proposed RAMP (Rural Assistance Match Program) for funding road and bridge improvements. More...

Children dress for Halloween

Children at the Little Miracles Day Care in Grove Hill dressed up recently for Halloween. Some of the children looked more scared by the photographer than any goblins or ghosts. More...

Thomasville mayor, council sworn in Monday

Thomasville’s mayor and city council were sworn back into office Monday night at Thomasville City Hall. The mayor and council faced no opposition to their reelection bids and all were sworn in as a group by city judge Phillip Mason. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Sheffield - Free Access

Willie B. Sheffield, 84, of Chatom died Nov. 7, 2012 in the Washington County Hospital. More...

Brown - Free Access

Joe Carlos Brown, 80 of Jackson died Nov. 9, 2012 at his residence. More...

Andrews

Wanda Faye Tarvin Andrews, age 52, a native of Whatley and a resident of Grove Hill was born April 24, 1960 to the parentage of Miller Dean Barnett Tarvin and the late Arthur Tarvin. She departed this life Nov. More...

Sports

Bulldogs roll into playoffs

Clarke County travels to Tallassee

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs assured themselves of a winning season, the first since 2007, as they beat the Leroy Bears 21-7 last Thursday night at Palmer Stadium in Leroy. More...

Gators advance to semi’s

The Clarke Prep School Gators blasted East Memorial Christian 59-28 in the first round of the Class AA state playoffs last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

There are those days that make it all work

I think anyone who knows me will attest to the fact that I love my daughters, Carson and Taryn, very much. More than anything else really. Of course that is the way it should be. Sometimes they just know... More...

Lifestyle

Williams, Martin to wed this Saturday

Jessica Rena Williams and Bradley Frank Martin will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at Springfield Methodist Protestant Church in the Sandflat community. Miss Williams is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Williams of Thomasville. More...

Records

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Thomas Victor Hutto, to Rebecca Lynn Bedwell; Bradley F. Martin, to Jessica R. Williams. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: More...