January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Indicted for capital murder

Jarvis Culpepper has been indicted on two counts of capital murder in the Sept. 10, 2012 shooting death of Thomasville businesswoman Fredia Collins inside her insurance office in the downtown business district. More...

Grand jury indicts local state trooper

An Alabama state trooper has been indicted by the Clarke County grand jury for receiving stolen property. Shane Morgan of Thomasville reportedly bought or otherwise took possession of a hunting bow and arrow that had been stolen. More...

Man’s shooting death ruled an accident

A shooting accident claimed the life of a 67- year-old man Wednesday evening, Jan. 16. More...

T’ville Dollar General robbed at gunpoint; suspect flees on foot

Thomasville Police continue to investigate an armed robbery Tuesday night at The Dollar General store on Alabama Ave. The store was robbed at gunpoint at approximately 8 p.m., said Det. Toby Knight. The lone male suspect had his face covered. More...

Mayor Hicks recovering after surgery in Mobile

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks had surgery in Mobile Tuesday to remove a tumor from his bladder. More...

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Community

Celebrating MLK Day

Much accomplished but still much to do, formerTuskegee mayor tells breakfast group “Dr. More...

Project Share again offers energy assistance for low income families, individuals

The 44th Chapter of the American Red Cross will begin accepting applications on Jan. 14 for Project Share, the energy assistance program for low-income elderly or disabled individuals. More...

Household Tips

 Here’s a great diet control tip: When serving dinner, portion out the meal, then pack up the leftovers right away. You won’t be as tempted to go back and have seconds, nor stuff a few more mouthfuls in when cleaning up later. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

“Artworks using Pen, Ink and Watercolor” Class by Beverly Valladares Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9-12 p.m. in Studio 122, class requires a fee of $45 a person. Develop and learn your skills with easy drawing. More...

Church News

Church News

“The Bontrager Family Singers” of Katona, Iowa will be in concert at New Home Baptist Church near Monroeville Thursday, Jan. 24. The singing begins at 7 p.m. A barbecue pork and chicken supper will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Which Bible book foretold the virgin birth?

1. Is the book of Philippians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Mark 8, Jesus healed a blind man by putting what into his eyes? Sand, Wind, Blood, Spit 3. What elderly cousin of Mary was the mother of John the Baptist? More...

Lifestyle

Andrews-Skipper to marry March 16 in Jackson church

Mrs. Brenda Overstreet Andrews and Mr. Mack Charles Andrews Jr., both of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha Sha’re, to Jonathan Carmichael Skipper. Mr. Skipper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Couple honored with engagement party Jan. 12

Tabitha Andrews and Jonathan Skipper were the guests of honor at an engagement party Saturday, Jan. 12, at Lake Joe Joe. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 16-22 include: Joseph Taylor Spenard, 19, manufacturing of a controlled substance first degree, transferred for housing by Dept. of Corrections. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Andrew Graham Chesser, to Katelyn Nicole Shaw. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Jan. More...

Tommie Dee Kennedy passes away - Free Access

Visitation for Tommie Dee Kennedy will be Friday, Jan. 26 from 6 until 8 p.m. with the service Saturday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m., both at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. Mrs. Kennedy died Jan. 23, 2013. She was 99-years-old. More...

Reward offered in killing of hunting dogs near Zimco on Jan. 5

A $1,000 reward is being offered by a state association for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot and killed three deer hunting dogs near Zimco on Jan. 5. More...

Commemorating two special events

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association sponsored a march/parade Monday in Grove Hill to honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Old CHS offered to C’ville for $45,000

The Clarke County Board of Education voted Jan. 17 to sell the Coffeeville High School building and property to the Town of Coffeeville for $45,000. More...

Sheriff still planning to move dispatching to his department

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris said Tuesday he still plans to move dispatching of county deputies from E-911 to the Sheriff’s Department. Norris told the Clarke County Commission Jan. More...

LP’s Clarke County plant taking wood

these days and started stockpiling wood last week in anticipation of the startup. More...

Boater rescued from flooded Tombigbee River

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department put two recently acquired boats to good use Saturday night when the boats were used to find and rescue a missing boater on the flooded Tombigbee River. A man had dialed 911 in distress. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dumas - Free Access

Oscar Dumas, 86, of Bay Minette died Jan. 20, 2013 at North Baldwin Medical Center in Bay Minette.He was born Feb. 4, 1926 in McKinley. He was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a former maintenance worker at McMillian Bloedel Saw Mill Company. More...

Morgan - Free Access

Noah Franklin Morgan, 76, of Grove Hill died Jan. 19, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Thomasville.He was born Sept. 21, 1936. He was a member of Salem Baptist Church. He was a former mill foreman at Scotch Lumber Company. More...

White - Free Access

Melvin White, 69, of Pine Hill died Jan. 21, 2013 at his residence.He was born April 18, 1943 in Milton, FL. He was a member of the Yellow Bluff Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was owner of M.C. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs beat Jackson

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs completed the season sweep by beating the Lady Aggies of Jackson 48-25 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. Fourth-ranked CCHS forced 31 turnovers in the contest. More...

Lady Gators down SCA

The Lady Gators from Clarke Prep School got a measure of revenge as they beat South Choctaw Academy 34-21 last Friday in Toxey. Taylor Bradford had 12 points. Natalie Overstreet added 11 points. Kiley Dunagan had five points. More...

Clarke Prep edged by Rebs

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a 47-39 setback last Friday at the hands of South Choctaw Academy in Toxey. Jacob Allen had 12 points. Trey Larrimore had 12 points. Rush Wiggins added 10 points. Hunter Walker had five points. More...

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Inaugurations reaffirm faith in our country

It wasn’t just Monday’s inauguration; they all tend to do it to us and we need it done to us more often. What is that? Reaffirm our faith and confidence in our nation and our system of government. More...

158 years old

The Clarke County Democrat has a birthday this week. We are starting our 158th year. Newspapers number each of their issues during the year, starting over with number one when a new year rolls around. More...

Schools

Recognizing school board members

Students from Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill spell out the name of school board member Clinton Hawkins at the Jan. 17 board meeting. The school is in Hawkins’ district. More...

FCA members travel to Senior Bowl rally

The FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) will travel to the annual Senior Bowl Rally Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Mobile Convention Center. More...

CCHS holds holiday food drive

The students rallied together before the Christmas holidays and were able to collect several shopping carts filled with canned food and toys for needy children. More...