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WWII MEMORIES

McDonald was up early on June 6, ’44 for big day in history

Every June 6th brings memories, and sometimes nightmares, of that date in 1944 when Calvin McDonald was part of one of the largest military invasions of all times, D-Day, when 160,000 Allied troops hit the fortified beaches of France’s Normandy More...

Pickup driver dies in 1-vehicle crash

May have been in hit and run earlier

A case of leaving the scene of an accident June 1 in Jackson may be linked to a fatal crash later that morning in the Antioch community. More...

T’ville Mayor Day supports school curriculum changes

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said the city school system is making the commitment to students with the improvements in curriculum and technology. More...

Scotch Gulf Lumber timeline

 The Virgin Pine Lumber Co. was established Nov. 22, 1888 by Marcus B. Berhman and Joseph Zimmerman at Wade’s Station, later called Behrman, on Mobile-Birmingham Railroad and near Bassetts Creek. More...

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Community

Chance & Scyrene

MIS students go to Memphis

Happy Birthday! More...

C’ville youth help storm victims

The combined youth groups of the United Methodist Church, New Faith Baptist Church, First Baptist Church and Ulcanush Baptist Church, all in Coffeeville, met on May 29 at the Methodist church to pack More...

Going home

Sylvia Fuller, a clerk in the Clarke County Probate Office, was feted on her last day at work last Friday, May 31. Fuller opted to resign to spend more time with her young children. More...

Sports

CCHS looking for v’ball and boys hoop coaches

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team will be looking for their seventh coach in nine years as Katasha Turner’s contract was not renewed at the May school board meeting. More...

Annual B.J. Stabler Football camp on June 29

Former University of Alabama offensive lineman and current Kansas City Chiefs Player Development Assistant, BJ Stabler, will be holding his fifth annual Tackling Challenges Youth Football Camp on Saturday, June 29 at H.G. Prim Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Date set for Anthony Madison football camp

The Anthony Madison Football Camp will be June 29 at Thomasville High School Football Stadium for ages 8 18. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

Saluting WWII vets

If you don’t read anything else in this issue of The Democrat, please take the time to read about Hal Johnson Sr.’s and Calvin McDonald’s World War II experiences. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Machiavellian Republicans

The 2013 legislative session has come to an end. Our legislature, both the House and Senate, is Republican controlled. In fact, both chambers have super Republican majorities. They were elected in 2010. More...

Records

Clarke Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 28-June 4 include: Martina Sexton Crawley, 43, theft of property second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Simple assault was reported May 28 at 100 block of Stanley Drive. Found property was reported May 28 at Jackson Police Station. More...

Deeds & Marriages

Marriage licenseapplicationsEdward Jerod Calhoun, toCharlotte Denise Foster.Charles Edward Sanders, toDella M. Caldwell.Dantriel Montre Cowan, toVanita Evett West.Brian Dewayne Shamburger, to Olivia Lashay Washington. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2013 3:40 PM

Federal indictments in multi-county theft ring - Free Access

U.S. Attorney holds press conference in Grove Hill
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U. S. Attorney Kenyen R. More...

Canadian company paying $80 million for Scotch Gulf

Publicly-traded Canfor Corporation to buy local company over a three-year period

Local and regional-owned Scotch Gulf Lumber has announced that it is partnering with a Canadian company that will result in the full purchase of the 125-year-old company by 2016. More...

WWII MEMORIES

Marine veteran returns to Iwo Jima for 68th reunion

He was 22 years old when he first visited, just shy of his 23rd birthday. Fifty years later he celebrated his 78th birthday there and 68 years later—this past March—he turned 90-years-old on a third visit to the region. More...

Grove Hill man upset with seatbelt ticket

Grove Hill resident Doug Ramsey was at the Town Council meeting Tuesday night, complaining about unfair police practices in that some people get tickets and some don’t. The reason for Ramsey’s complaint? More...

RC&D outreach workshop June 6 in Gosport

USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service is sponsoring a community outreach workshop June 6 for agricultural producers to explain programs that can benefit farming operation for 2013. More...

Canfor celebrating 75 years

Two Austria brothers-in-law, John G. Prentice and L.L.G. "Poldi" Bentley, moved to British Columbia to escape the growing war clouds that would become World War II. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McGilberry - Free Access

Robert Daniel “Robbie” McGilberry, 60, of Arlington died June 3, 2013 at his son’s home.He was born Aug. 23, 1952 in Lamison. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church. He was a truck driver. More...

Zepp - Free Access

Mary Foote Zepp, 88, of Jackson died June 10, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center.She was born Oct. 9, 1924. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Jones

Jimmy Lewis Jones, 81, of Mobile died June 2, 2013 at Little Sisters of the Poor. More...

Business

Turning dirt in McIntosh

Turning dirt for the expansion of the Huntsman Advanced Material plant in McIntosh are, from left, Willie Dixon, mayor of McIntosh; Peter Huntsman, president and CEO of Huntsman; Luther Strange, Alab More...

U.S. Sen. Sessions visits T’ville area industry sites

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions visited Thomasville May 30 to take a tour of local industry and meet with industry officials. His visit was, of course, to promote more jobs in the State of Alabama. More...

Huntsman expanding McIntosh operations

Huntsman Advanced Materials held a groundbreaking ceremony May 29 to celebrate its proposed “multi-functional, specialty resins expansion” of its plant in McIntosh. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Classes and activities slated at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center this summer include: Violin Lessons with Jonathan Williams for students 6 years of age to adults in Studio 122. More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptists kick off summer fun

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Indian Ridge Baptist salutes moms and grads

Pastor’s grandson attends first church service

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church celebrated Mother’s Day on May 12 with the pastor bringing a sermon about mothers and fathers. Our pastor was extremely happy and proud because his son, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lynum Jr. More...

Church News

Springfield Methodist Protestant Church located in the Sandflat community will continue to host the Annual Conference of the Alabama Methodist Protestant Churches, Thursday, June 6 and Friday, June 7. Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Dunn-Chancellor to marry June 22 in Rockville church

The Rev. and Mrs. Mark E. Dunn of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tiffanie Dianne, to Brandon Scott Chancellor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Les Chancellor of Millry. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Williams-Cross announce plans for Sept. 14 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie J. Williams of Somerville are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Caitlin Williams, to John Ronal “Hunter” Cross III, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ronal “Bo” Cross II. More...

‘Music Man’ auditions June 16 in Thomasville

Auditions for the Arts Council of Thomasville’s summer musical, “The Music Man,” will be held at 3 p.m. on June 16 at the Thomasville Civic Center. The audition is for children younger than 14. More...

Schools

ASCC hosting fossil dig on T’ville campus

Alabama Southern’s Thomasville Campus will offer two Fossil Dig and Stone Identification classes in conjunction with their annual Kids College on June 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. More...

ASCC scholarships awarded

Alabama Southern Community College has awarded over $2.2 million in scholarships to area high school seniors this year. Here are some from Clarke County. See their profiles on Page 2B. More...

$2.2 million in ASCC scholarships to area grads

Dr. Reginald Sykes, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2013. More...