December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck fatal for 2 men near C’ville

Two men were killed in a Tuesday automobile accident on Highway 69 in Coffeeville. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Highway 69 at the 37-mile marker. More...

Christmastime

Real holly leaves and berries in the landscaping of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church grounds frame the Christmas wreaths on the side entrance to the church. More...

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 To stretch your laundry budget, cut fabric softener sheets in half. They work just as well. Also, save them after they come out of the dryer. They make excellent dusters in the home. More...

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Community

Singing in Fulton

Good music, good food and good fellowship!

The annual “Christmas at the Gazebo” program was held Dec. 12 in the Fulton town square. There was a good turnout despite the cold weather, and a pot luck supper was provided in the town hall for those who gathered. More...

Community Calendar

Donations for the Operation Christmas gift program will be accepted until Thursday, Dec. 20 at 5 p.m. The gifts will be distributed to needy families from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the old Vanity Fair building. More...

She’s a gold and bronze medal winner at state gymnastics competition

Margaret Flowers, 7-years-old, competed in the Alabama State Compulsory Gymnastics Championships Friday, Nov. 30 at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. More...

Church News

Church Notices

River Hill Baptist Church is celebrating the birth of the Lord with a Bunkhouse Christmas Sunday, Dec. 23 at 5 p.m. Bring your favorite finger food for a time of fellowship after the service. More...

Methodists’ Christmas program

The Grove Hill United Methodist Church held its annual Christmas musical cantata, “Come to the Manger,” Sunday morning. More...

Editorial

A sad Christmas in Newtown and U.S.A.

Christmas is upon us once again. It is a season that should be filled with joy and happiness. It is a magical season for children. More...

Thelma and Louise

Thelma and Louise they ain’t. Or so we sincerely hope and pray. More...

Taking gun to school

Times sure do change. In just a few years, too. In talking about the Newtown, Conn. tragedy and other problems of guns in schools, Alton Deas here at The Democrat was prompted to tell a story. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. More...

County Records

Marriage license applicationsMichael C. Jackson, to OnaDean Bonner.Willie L. More...

Police Incident Reports

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

Holiday Letters

‘I love Santa and His Raindeer’

‘How is Santa Paws and Puppy Paws?’ ‘I love you Santa’ Dear Santa...How is your wife? Is your raindeer? More...

Mourning for Newtown

Educational leaders and law enforcement officers from Clarke County and the State of Alabama reacted this week to the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. Twenty children and six adults were murdered Dec. More...

Local man accused of threatening phone calls

A Grove Hill man, previously arrested for stalking and making obscene and threatening phone calls, has again been arrested on a similar charge. More...

Bagley to take oath as supt. Friday

Larry Bagley, Clarke County superintendentelect, will be sworn in Friday, Dec. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. The public is invited to attend. More...

Work on new office for Grove Hill mayor OK’d

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night a $2,500 bid from Chapman’s Homebuilders for construction of a new office for the mayor. More...

Driver hurt when vehicle hits tree on Church Street

A Mercury Mountaineer SUV crashed into a tree the morning of Dec. 14 on Church St. in Grove Hill. The driver Mark Presnall Jr. was injured. More...

Keeping your pet safe this holiday

As we move into the peak of the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to make sure your pets are safe, stress-free and healthy. Here are a few tips to help your pets have a happy holiday: More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dickinson - Free Access

Calvin Devon Dickinson, 60, of Grove Hill died Dec. 20, 2012 at Infinity Hospice in Marion, Miss. More...

Blanton - Free Access

Jerelene West Blanton, 66, of Birmingham died Dec. 19, 2012 at her residence.She was born Jan. 22, 1946 in Clarke County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Birmingham. She was a former office manager with Choctaw county Airport. More...

Sims - Free Access

Madelyn Louise Sims, 89, of Thomasville died Dec. 18, 2012 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center.She was born Nov. 26, 1923 in Surginer. She was a member of the Thomasville United Methodist Church. She was owner and operator of the Alabama Grill. More...

Sports

CPS Gators get first win

The Clarke Prep School Gators picked up their first win of the season as they beat county-foe Jackson Academy 44-29 last week in Jackson. The Gators went on an 11-4 run in the third quarter to pull away. More...

Bulldogs falls to top-ranked Wilcox

In a battle of top 10 4A teams, the Clarke County Bulldogs came up short 61-57 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. More...

Lady Bulldogs stay unbeaten, 9-0

The sixth ranked 4A Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High beat Wilcox-Central 57-24 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. Jordan Hollins had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals. LaJessica Rivers added nine points and three steals. More...

Lifestyle

Turn last year’s cards into holiday gift boxes

Turn your saved 2011 holiday cards and this year’s all-occasion greeting cards into nifty gift boxes. More...

Hot chocolate and cookies for the holidays

OLD-FASHIONED HOT CHOCOLATE 3 ounces unsweetenedbaking chocolate1 1/2 cups of waterDash of salt4 1/2 cups of milk 1. More...

Christmas traditions around the globe

Families across the globe cherish their Christmas traditions. Customs may be unique to every family, but many countries boast their own unique traditions as well. More...

Schools

Recent UWA graduates from Clarke County are named

The University of West Alabama held its fall commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 15 with President Richard D. More...

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English Dept. full of activity

The English Department is hard at work this school year. The state is implementing a new Course of Study for all English classes for the 2013-2014 school year, and our English teachers are learning what the changes will mean for our school. More...