May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Athletic director position sparks talk

Clarke County school board member Thamus Douglas questioned whether someone other than a football coach could become an athletic director. His comments were made at the regular meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education on May 16. More...

Two juveniles arrested for Jackson burglary

Two male juveniles were arrested Monday afternoon for a residential burglary in Jackson. The Jackson Police Department received a call of a break-in of a residence at the 500 block of Guy Ave., said Lem DuBose, JPD spokesman. More...

Not a quiet Sunday for Jackson police officers

The Jackson Police Department continues to investigate an incident of aggravated assault Sunday morning that sent a Mobile man to Jackson Medical Center. More...

Recognize this truck?

This Ford F550 wrecker-type vehicle outfitted to pull a goose neck trailer was discovered burned in Marengo County recently. More...

Special Sections

Community

Dickinson Guards flag presentation reenactment at museum Saturday

The Clarke County Historical Society and James C. Anderson Camp, SCV, will host a re-enactment of the presentation of the Dickinson Guard’s flag Saturday, 3:30 p.m. at the Clarke County Museum. More...

Memorial Day events, activities

Monday is Memorial Day but there will be few observances in the county. The Thomasville VFW Post will have a special program at 10 a.m. at the Post on Old Highway 5. The public is invited. More...

What color car do you drive?

 According to some Native American tribes, all you have to do to make a wish come true is to catch a butterfly, whisper your wish to it and set it free.  If you drive a white automobile, you have a lot of company. More...

Sports

Grove Hill’s Dixie Youth all-stars

The members of the 9 & 10-year-old Grove Hill all-star baseball team are: Christian Bargainer, Jay Davis, Jaylin Wright, Ty Parden, Jammarian Johnson, Alex Steadham, Cole Pritchett, Caden Gates, More...

CPS Athletic award winners

Lady Gator award winners (front row l-r) Taylor Bradford, Tiffany Pugh, Meg Sheffield, Ivy Bethea and Kiley Dunagan. More...

Brownlee inks with Tuskegee

Clarke County High School athlete Rachel Brownlee signed a basketball/volleyball and academic scholarship with Tuskegee last week. More...

Editorial

‘Best session ever?’

That was Gov. Robert Bentley’s assessment regarding the 2013 Alabama legislative session, not ours. More...

Political Cartoon

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Gone South

Best beach months

Shhhhhh. Promise you won’t tell? OK, here it is. October and May are the best months to go to the beach - if you like solitude and serenity, as I do. More...

Schools

CPS graduates

The Class of 2013 for Clarke Prep School graduated Friday with 20 seniors getting their diplomas. More...

CCHS Class of 2013 graduates

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WHMS students complete Super Citizen program

Wilson Hall Middle School fifth graders recently participated in the Liberty’s Legacy program, sponsored by Alabama Power Company, and held a graduation celebration on May 16. More...

Breaking News - 5/23/2013 1:52 PM

Congressman Bonner to resign - Free Access

Announcement expected today

Congressman Jo Bonner of the First Congressional District will resign his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and take a position with the University of Alabama al.com has just reported. More...

Fulton’s Pickin’ Parlor Players

Seniors enjoy weekly music, fellowship

May is “Older American Month” but almost every Tuesday is a celebration of senior citizens in Fulton as a group gathers at the “Pickin’ Parlor” to play music, sing and fellowship. Weekly fun More...

Upcoming old photo issue seeks 1950s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s shots

The Democrat is planning another Old Photo issue but this time we’re not looking for “real old” photos from the 1800s or early 1900s. This year we want your photos from the 1950s through the early ’80s. More...

Rep. Beech is Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Elaine Beech, center, was selected as the Alabama House Democratic Legislator of the Year by the House Democratic Caucus. More...

Retiring from school system

Faculty and staff retiring from the Clarke County School System were recognized at the May 16 school board meeting. Retirees are pictured with Supt. Larry Bagley. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hutto - Free Access

Bealie Hutto, 93, of Coffeeville died May 23, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center.He was born June 265, 1919 in the Chilton community. He was a World War II United States Army Veteran. More...

Harrell - Free Access

Lida Catherine Brunson Harrell, 92, of Grove Hill, (Antioch community), died May 23, 2013 at her residence.She was born Sept. 6, 1920. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. She was a Worthy Matron of Eastern Star Chapter #505. More...

Dunagan - Free Access

Alma Murphy Dunagan, 95, of Grove Hill died May 20, 2013 peacefully surrounded by her family at the Camden Nursing Facility.She was born May 2, 1918 in Coffeeville. She was a member of the Center Point Baptist Church. More...

Business

Not time to sell, says USBI CEO

United Security Bancshares, Inc’s annual shareholders meeting May 16 was fairly routine and uneventful compared to tumultuous meetings of the past as the financial institution was struggling with losses. More...

Jobless rate still high in SW Alabama

Alabama’s unemployment rate fell from 7.2% in March to 6.9% in April but figures in Clarke County and other southwest Alabama counties remain among the state’s highest, right at or over 10%. More...

Stocks of Interest

Here are some stocks of local interest as of mid-morning May 21. If you have a stock you’d like to see listed, contact us at 251-275-3375 or e-mail: clarkecountydem@tds.net. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Flying Bricks Community Band will begin summer rehearsals Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. in the band room at Thomasville High School. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge church salutes graduates

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the month of May 2013 off in spirit and truth with the deacons leading a spiritual devotion. The pastor came forward with a great sermon about “Love” taken from first John 4:19-21. More...

Church News

Clarkesville AOH Church of God will celebrate its Pastor’s Eighth Year Appreciation honoring Elder Lucille V. Henry Wednesday, May 22 through Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. with a different speaker each night. More...

Lifestyle

Stephens-Waller to marry Aug. 10 in Opelika church

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Stephens of Opelika announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Somyr Catherine Stephens, to Edward Todd Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Waller of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Records

Clarke Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 14-21 include: Amanda Kay Grace, 27, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson Police The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassing communications were reported May 13 at 600 block of Edgewood Drive. More...

Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications Adrain Cornelius Robinson, to Ashley Monique Banks. Brandon Francis Martin, to Savannah Louise Mozingo. Oyeteju Olawmi Oyediran, to Capri Frontese Boykin. Thomas E. Deas Jr., to Mae Dianne Bortak. More...