February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Task force nabs 4 on drug charges in Thomasville Monday

The Clarke County Drug Task Force in conjuction with Thomasville Police Department and the 4th Circuit Drug Task Force arrested three men and one woman for drug possession on Smiley Circle in Thomasville Monday night. More...

Grove Hill men arrested in Jackson, Washington County on drug charges

The Jackson Police Department is warning citizens about the dangers of synthetic marijuana. More...

Big turnout for tree planting

The Town of Grove Hill celebrated Arbor Day with a Feb. 21 tree planting ceremony at Town Hall. More...

Jackson sports bar alcohol license denied

In sports terms, it was bottom of the fifth, the vote tied and one councilman left stranded on base to decide the outcome of an application of an alcohol class 1 license at the Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday night. More...

New regional airport to start acquiring land for $24 million project

‘This is an exciting project for us,’ said state aeronautics chief

The Clarke County Airport Authority voted Monday to begin acquisition of property for the proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport. The special called authority meeting was held in Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

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Community

What people are saying on Facebook

The Democrat posted a video Tuesday of the Bedsole-Garrett McCorquodale-Foster House being torn down to make way for a new Family Dollar Store. Here are some of the comments and reactions to the demolition. More...

“Memories of Old St. Stephens” features students acting out history

“Memories of Old St. Stephens” will be presented by 4th and 5th grade gifted students from Washington County at St. Stephens Park on Saturday, March 2, beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Phase II opens in Grove Hill

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Feb. 20 for Grove Hill’s newest business, the Phase II shop on South Jackson St. downtown. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Spring Fling – Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary’s annual bridge benefit will be held Thursday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center. Buy a ticket for $25. More...

Church News

Church News

El Shaddai AOH Church of God of Dixons Mills will have its pastor’s 24th year appreciation service honoring Bishop-Elect Gregory (Phyllis) Lucy as Pastor and First Lady Wednesday, Feb. 27 through Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. nightly. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Our Outlook is bright!

In today’s paper you will find our annual Outlook edition, 38 pages of information about happenings in Clarke and Washington counties and other parts of southwest Alabama. More...

Editor’s Notes

Caring for friends in life and death

Leroy’s namesake, Captain Robert Leroy Bowling, was the topic for Sunday’s Clarke County Historical Society meeting. Dr. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 20-26 include: Russell Chad Hawk, 46, parole violation, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Identity theft was reported Feb. 18 at 300 block of Mallard. Domestic situation was reported Feb. 18 at 200 block of East State St. More...

County Deeds

Marriage license applications Edd Rodgers, to Joylyn Gamble. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Man still missing; river full of vehicles

A Lower Peach Tree man missing since Feb. 9 has still not been located or accounted for. Steven Antwain Davis, 29, of 152 Davis Road, Lower Peach Tree in Wilcox County was last seen in Pine Hill on Feb. 9. More...

A prized family heirloom

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Local bank has three straight profitable quarters

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (USBI) is coming back from its long down period. The financial institution made a net income of $2.2 million for the year ended Dec. 31 as compared to a net loss of $9.1 million in 2011. More...

School board formally approves sale of old school to Coffeeville

The Clarke County Board of Education formally approved Feb. 21 the resolution for the sale of the Coffeeville High School property to the Town of Coffeeville. More...

Correction

The name of Grove Hill park director Gillis Pugh was incorrect in the town council story in the Feb. 21 issue. More...

Arrests made in area burglaries

The Clarke County Sheriff’’s Department worked two burglaries in the past week with arrests being made in both. More...

State bills could repeal school standards

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100-year-old honored

Commission resolution recognizes centenarian

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved a resolution honoring the 100th birthday of Mrs. Willie Gladys Ryser Mathews. She is a life-long resident of Clarke County. She was born Feb. 24, 1913, in Jackson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Pritchett

Ruthie Mae Kemp Pritchett, a native of Alma and a resident of the Walker Springs community of Jackson, was born Sept. 11, 1929, the daughter of Mrs. Ludie and Mr. Clausell Kemp Sr. She passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. More...

Clemmons

Joe Dale Clemmons, 78, of Thomasville died Feb. 11, 2013 at DCH Northport Medical Center. He was born Nov. 20, 1934 in Millport. He was a member of the Thomasville Baptist Church. He was a former assistant traffic manager. More...

Gates

Miss Elizabeth Ethel Gates, 88, of Thomasville died Feb. 22, 2013 at her residence. She was born Aug. 8, 1924 in Dickinson. She was a member of Pineview Baptist Church. She worked with the Department of Defense. More...

Sports

CCHS heads to Birmingham

Using a smothering defense, the Lady Bulldogs won the game that meant the most as they beat UMS-Wright 43-31 last Saturday at the Dothan Civic Center. More...

Get certified to umpire this season

Dixie softball umpire certification class will be held Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Thomasville City Council Chambers located at 137 Adams Avenue. The fee for this is $30. More...

CPS Gators blank Southern

The Clarke Prep School Gators shut-out Southern Academy 12-0 last Thursday in the Gator Classic in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Swindle-Schmid to wed July 27

Dr. and Mrs. Richard V. Swindle of Lilburn, Georgia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Evelyn Swindle, to Martin (Marty) Joseph Schmid Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Schmid of Florence, South Carolina. More...

Pine City Ambassadors

The Pine City Ambassadors participated in the Feb. 21 “State of the City” program at Jackson City Hall. More...

Mt. Gilead hosting Women in Winter

Women in Winter will gather for a brunch and meeting in the fellowship hall at the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church at 6701 Walker Springs Road Wednesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. More...

Schools

Thank you for donations to band program

We have had some very generous people to benefit our WHMS Band program over the years and today have the opportunity to publicly thank three more families for their willingness to donate no longer used instruments to our program. More...

Taite named middle school principal

Mrs. Carolyn Taite was selected by the Clarke County Board of Education on Feb. 21 to serve as the principal at Wilson Hall Middle School. More...

School in Sites App Available for iPhone/iPad

There is a new School in Sites app (SiS Connect) available for FREE in the iTunes store for Apple iPhone and iPad. More...