January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New auto insurance law verification goes into effect

The new year brings a new insurance verification system to Alabama. Beginning Jan. 1, 2013, law enforcement and tag offices began using the Online Insurance Verification System (OIVS) to confirm whether or not a driver has automobile insurance. More...

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Community

Don’t fall into a hog trap

How would you like a new and exciting yearround hunting opportunity that could be accommodated on your property with no added habitat requirements? More...

Rattler killed on New Year’s Day

This diamondback rattlesnake was killed by Pete Brantley of Daphne the morning of New Year’s Day. It is approximately five feet, three inches long. More...

Campbell’s Landing to be fully repaired this month

The City of Thomasville and Clarke County have been informed by the Corps of Engineers that the Boat ramps and launch areas at Bashi Creek Park (Campbell’s Landing) will be fully repaired sometime in January. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Feet4Jesus- a running group for all ladies of all ages and ability levels will use the Couch25K Plan to train for a local 5K this spring. The First Baptist Church of Fulton will host a kickoff party Friday, Jan. 4 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a fish fry Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. The fish fry is sponsored by the brotherhood department. All proceeds will go toward renovations of the church. Rev. More...

Don’t choke on your pride to stay humble

The truth is always hard to swallow if your choking on your pride stay humble. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2 include: Lashunda Davis Jack, 33, no drivers license, $207 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Police Report

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Dec. 24-27. Susan Gilley Kirk, driving under the influence-alcohol, arrested Dec. 29. Felicia Dixon, theft of property third degree (warrant), arrested Dec. 24. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications John David Nichols, to Jordan Kate Allen. Wendell Pugh, to Twanda Marie Thompson. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dec. More...

Schools

Technology, facility improvements planned for Thomasville schools

Dr. Vic Adkison, superintendent of Thomasville City Schools, spoke Dec. 20 of the goals for the system in the spring semester of 2013. Important items for next year include the re-roofing the gym at the high school and the middle school, he said. More...

Closing out 2012:

Looking back at July- December

Following is part two of the top stories of 2012 covered in the Clarke County Democrat: More...

Judge appointed to hear contest 200th anniversary of attack on Fort Sinquefield in 2013

A retired Marengo County circuit judge has been appointed to hear the Stallworth vs. Scruggs circuit clerk election contest and two attorneys have notified the court that they represent Summer Scruggs in the matter. More...

Storm cleanup continues

Cleanup continued last week from the Christmas Day storm damage at the M.C. Matthews farm off Highway 43 south of Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Autery - Free Access

Thomas Edward Autery, 91, of Pine Hill died Jan. 5, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.He was born June 3, 1921 in Sunny South. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He served in the United States Army during World War II. More...

Briggs - Free Access

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Briggs - Free Access

Howard Warren Briggs, 89, of Mobile went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 31, 2012.He was born June 9, 1923 in Waterford, PA. He was a long time resident of Putnam. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs move to 14-1

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs had a strong holiday run that saw them run their season record 14-1. Saturday night the sixth ranked 4A Lady Bulldogs beat McIntosh 48-44 on the road. More...

Pope AISA Back of the Year finalist

Clarke Prep School junior fullback Jarrette Pope continues the long line of Gators honored as a Back of the Year finalists. Pope rushed for over 2,000 yards and 23 TDs while helping guide CPS to the Class AA state title game. More...

CCHS blows past McIntosh

Clarke County High School doubled up McIntosh High School 70-35 last Saturday night on the road. Gainel Alvarez had 15 points and five rebounds. Shelton Frye added 15 points. Eric Moore had seven points. Tracy Newton had six points and five rebounds. More...

Editorial

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Cornbread & Buttermilk

The mule that tooted his own horn

This is a story about a mule that tooted his own horn and thus played a decisive role in a Texas political race. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Republicans rule in Alabama

As we begin the New Year, let us take one last look back at the 2012 presidential year in Alabama politics. More...