January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Duke feted for circuit clerk term

Former Circuit Clerk Jay Duke, center, talks with Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris and Robyn Blaylock at a reception honoring him at the courthouse last Friday. More...

Baggette to receive Slayton award for child advocacy work

Chief Investigator Ron Baggette with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has been selected to receive the Eddie Slayton Memorial Award for his outstanding service to children as a child abuse investigator who goes “above and beyond” More...

Stolen welding machine recovered

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has recovered a welding machine stolen in Marengo County as well as other stolen items. Robert D. More...

Shorty’s opens in Whatley

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Community

Truckworx Kenworth opening dealership in Thomasville in February

Truckworx Kenworth, Alabama’s longtime Kenworth Truck dealer, will soon open a new dealership in Thomasville. More...

Veterans have fun at Senior Bowl

Jackson veterans had a ball Saturday as they were invited to be a part of the Senior Bowl pening presentation. More...

T’ville hospital’s sale OK’d by court

The federal bankruptcy court in Mobile has approved the sale of the hospital in Thomasville to Dubois L. Gilliam of Selma. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Pastel Workshop by Beverly Valladares Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9-12 p.m. in Studio 122 with a fee of $45 a person. The ABCs of pastels for the true beginner. More...

Church News

Church News

Cedar Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have an Installation Ceremony for Pastor Scottie McBride and wife Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 p.m. The speakers for the 11 a.m. morning service will be Rev. Pete Crayton and congregation of Mt. More...

Don’t ask ‘what’s in it for me’, help others

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, what's in it for me. More...

Indian Ridge begins a new year of service

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the new year off in high spirits for the Lord. Rev. Lynum preached a very powerful sermon from 1 Timothy 4:14. More...

Lifestyle

Moseley-Criswell to marry

Mrs. Betty Moseley of Leroy has announced the engagement of her daughter, Jenny DeShae, to Chase Sterling Criswell. Mr. Criswell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Pritchett and Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Criswell, all of Jackson. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 22-29 include: Shawntae Morrison, 18, parole violation, transferred for housing by Dept. of Corrections. More...

Grand jury indictments issued

Here are most of the criminal indictments issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury recently. A total of 252 indictments were returned, including 212 felonies and 44 misdemeanors. An indictment, like an arrest, is an accusation of wrongdoing. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Justin Clayton Parnell, to Ashley Dawn West. Frederick J. Allen, to Tanya L. Myles. Thomas Wayne Spears, to Terri O’Neil Murrill. John Davids Creer, to Carrie M. Phillips. More...

Proposal would run deer season until Feb. 10

Alabama’s deer season ends Jan. 31 but by 2014 it could be extended an additional 10 days in southwest Alabama, to Feb. 10. More...

Thomasville robbery still not solved; reward for info offered

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey has announced that a reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual who robbed the downtown Dollar General store on Alabama Ave. on Jan. 22. More...

Williamson to receive APA’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Williamson has been selected to receive the Alabama Press Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his 57-year career with The Clarke County Democrat. More...

Truck fire on Highway 43

A Peterbilt log truck owned by Billy Dial Trucking of Grove Hill caught fire while going north on Highway 43 along the bypass last Friday morning. More...

Farm-City Week winners

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Comic

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Obituaries - Free Access

Williams - Free Access

Gary Edward Williams, 54, of Millry died Jan. 18, 2013 in Jackson.He was born March 27, 1958. He was very involved with the athletic programs at Millry High School. He was a self-employed carpenter. More...

Anderson - Free Access

Lisa Lynn Anderson, 49, of Mobile died Jan. 28, 2013 at a local hospital.She was a native of Grove Hill. She graduated with honors from Mobile College School of Nursing as an RN. More...

Thornton - Free Access

Edward Lee Thornton Jr., 95, of Brewton died Jan. 24, 2013 at West Gate Village Nursing Home in Brewton.He was born Nov. 23, 1917. He was a former resident of West Bend. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldog volleyball award winners

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldog volleyball team had their awards banquet last week. More...

Baseball, softball starts for CCHS

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First deer

Mitzie Motes killed her first deer, an 8- point, while hunting near Allen on Jan. 22. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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No budget, no pay for Congress

There’s an old southern story about the way to get a stubborn mule’s attention is to whack him over the head with a 2x4. It may be harsh, but it works. Maybe no pay for the U.S. More...

An honest poltician

 It was Simon Cameron, who served as secretary of war under President Abraham Lincoln, who made the following sage observation: “An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.” More...

Schools

New program funds laptops for T’ville Middle School students

335 students provided for at a total cost of $781,792

The Thomasville City Schools System has entered a new frontier with the introduction of a “TSlate” program to provide laptops for fifth through seventh grade students. Beginning Jan. More...

Bagley surprised by farewell reception at school

The faculty and staff of Wilson Hall Middle School surprised outgoing principal Larry Bagley with refreshments and gifts Dec. 20 in the teacher workroom. More...

Band member recognized

Congratulations to Macy Jackson, a seventh grade band member from Wilson Hall Middle School for a fine performance in the Samford University Middle School "Red" Honor Band on Saturday, Jan. 5. More...