January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Busy week next week for Clarke County Circuit Court

Despite the election contest challenging Summer Scruggs’ election as Clarke County circuit clerk, she is scheduled to take office Monday, Jan. 14. The incumbent, Jay Duke, did not seek a second six-year term. More...

Scruggs defends her election as circuit clerk

Summer Scruggs’ legal answer to a contest challenging her eligibility to hold the office of Clarke County Circuit Clerk, to which she was elected Nov. 6 asserts that she filed the reports with the secretary of state as required by law. More...

Special Sections

Community

Job fair scheduled in Calvert

Outokumpu Stainless USA, formerly Thyssenkrupp Stainless USA, in Calvert is looking to hire 150 full time positions. The positions includes operator, maintenance, electrical and mechanical position. More...

Couple announce son’s birth

Tara Beck and Evan Love of Loxley announce the arrival of a son, David Grady Love, born Dec. 22, 2012. He weighed six lbs., seven ozs. and measured 20 inches. Maternal grandparents are Cindy Gill and Terry Beck of Grove Hill. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Cannon illustration from The Democrat/Journal of the 1860s. Emancipation Proclamation freed C.S.A. slaves in 1863 but was ignored in Clarke The Emancipation Proclamation issued by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was effective Jan. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Alabama Democratic Conference will have its regular meeting at the Grove Hill Town Hall Thursday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Tyrone Moye is the chairman. The Jackson High School Class of 1983 will have a meeting Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. More...

Church News

Grove Hill United Methodist youth ski trip

Kate and Alan Jordan are the youth leaders for the church and organized and led the trip. Fundraisers held throughout the year and donations paid for the youth’s trip. More...

Church Notices

Professional angler Clay Dyer will be the guest speaker at Stave Creek Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 13. Dyer was born without any lower limbs, no arm on the left side and a partial arm on the right. More...

Women in Winter

Marie Davis, left, founding director of the Women in Winter ministry welcomes Eddie Mae Cunningham as executive director. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 2-8 include: Cedrick Lemar Foxx, 20, burglary first degree, $30,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dec. 27-Jan. 2 Rex Wood, to Bobby J. Haskew Jr. Thomas W. Carl, to TWCNLC Irrevocable Trust. Wendell Woodson, to Lauderdale Timber LLC. Hank Dunagan, to Ricky H. Dunagan. Hank Dunagan, to Ricky H. Dunagan. Judy C. More...

Police Incident Reports

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

HOME INVASION

Three men kick in door of home on Fool’s Acres Road, hold gun on man and assault him on New Year’s Eve

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was called to a residence on Fool’s Acres Road near Gainestown on New Years Eve in regarding a home invasion. More...

Sheriff unhappy with courthouse security and hiring practices

At the first administrative meeting of 2013, the Clarke County Commission was met with a list of concerns and demands from Sheriff Ray Norris. More...

Outlook 2013

The Clarke County Democrat and The South Alabamian are working on their annual “Outlook” edition which looks at the accomplishments and projects of the region. More...

County to continue seeking ATRIP funds for bridge and road work

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to continue participation in the state ATRIP (Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program), which provides funding for bridge replacement and paving of “major collector” roads. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Deas - Free Access

Addie Duck Deas, 93, of Salitpa died Jan. 13, 2013 at her residence.She was born June 3, 1919. She was a member of River Hill Baptist Church. She was owner and operator of Deas Grocery. More...

Andrews - Free Access

Rev. Everett Andrews, 86, of Grove Hill died Jan. 7, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 16, 1926 in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Bassett Creek Baptist Church. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. More...

Gates - Free Access

Miss Mary Edna Gates, 86, of Thomasville died Jan. 13, 2013 at her residence.She was born March 26, 1926 in Dickinson. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

It was more than just a game

My lone remark on social media as Notre Dame lost to Alabama: “In case anyone wonders, you can look up woodshed in the dictionary and there is a picture of Notre Dame being escorted in by THE University of Alabama (shakes head, takes slow pull More...

Lady Gators beat EMCA

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators suffered a 35- 10 set-back to Pickens Academy last Friday night. Natalie Overstreet had eight of the points to lead her team. CPS lost 37-24 to Southern in the Morgan Tournament on Dec. 29 in Selma. More...

Bulldogs fall to Atmore

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs fell 68-60 to Escambia County Tuesday night in the first area game of the season. Jamal Harris had 37 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Deeljon Nettles added 15 points and nine rebounds. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No way to run a country

Like or not like the fiscal cliff solution, passed by the esteemed U.S. More...

Willie on guns

Santa brought the editor books for Christmas— real books, with real paper pages that you can hold in your hands, smell and read, not the digital moon beam stuff that evaporates if the power drains or the electronic widget quits or if the holder More...

Schools

Jackson public schools receive city contribution

The Jackson City Council distributed annual contributions to the local public schools at Tuesday’s council meeting. More...

UA graduates 3 from area

Three students from the University of Alabama have graduated in the month of December. They include Evin M. Bowling, Bachelor’s Degree, Robert Lewis Graham, Bachelor’s Degree and Brittnie A. More...

McKee receives geography degree from UA

Brittnie Alane McKee of Jackson graduated from the University of Alabama on Dec. 15 with a Bachelor’s degree of Arts and Science in Geography. More...