June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Community

Officials tout benefits of regional airport

Airport authority meets at Grove Hill Town Hall

The proposed $24 million Southwest Alabama Regional Airport would help bring economic development to the county, said Gil Gilmore, chairman of the Clarke County Airport Authority. More...

Low income AC bill-paying help

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama has started the process of making applications to assist low-income families with their cooling bill. More...

A Clarke County rainbow

Cindy Gilmore photographed this rainbow after one of the heavy rains earlier this week. The view is from near her home in Grove Hill. More...

Eberleins in Clarke by 1850 Eberlein descendants

Descendants of John Mathias and Anna Eckstein Eberlein held a family reunion on Saturday May 25 in the Union Chapel community near Coffeeville. The reunion was held at the Union Grove Baptist Church. More...

Whatleys enjoy reunion

The Whatley family began the Whatley Family/Community annual reunion activities with their traditional dinner on Friday night, May 31, 2013, hosted by Jean Whatley and Barbara Christenberry in Jean’s Monroeville home. More...

C’ville utilities board learns that West Clarke’s books not in good shape

The Coffeeville Utilities Board must deal with a lot of baggage left over from its recent acquisition of the West Clarke Water Authority. The new Utilities Board held its first meeting Tuesday night, June 4 at Town Hall. More...

CAA offers assistance to low-income families with air conditioning bills

The Community Action Agency of South Alabama has started the process of making applications to assist low-income families with their cooling bill. More...

Growing organic

Are you interested in learning how to grow produce for your family using organic methods? Perhaps you are thinking of creating a community garden focused on growing organically? More...

VFW to observe Flag Day Friday in Thomasville

Friday, June 14 is Flag Day. The flag of the United States was adopted that date in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing Flag Day on June 14 in 1916 and in 1949 the U.S. More...

Sutton’s Model A Ford

Standing on Highway 43 the other day, the Democrat editor looked up and chugging his way was a pristine 1928 Model A Ford. More...

Jackson council bans ‘saggy pants’

The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday night to approve an ordinance to regulate the wearing of pants below the waist in public in the city limits. More...

T’ville council discusses water plant

With Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day out of town, Mayor Pro Tem Gaines Smith handled the duties at the Thomasville City Council and water board meetings Monday night. More...

Ft. Sinquefield commemoration and reunion June 28-30

200th anniversary of 1813 Indian attack

The Clarke County Museum plans to recognize the 200th anniversary of the attack of Ft. Sinquefield with a weekend of events June 28- 30, including a reunion of those whose ancestors either lived in or attacked the fort. More...

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Open house scheduled July 6 for new boxing gym at old CHS

An open house will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 6 for the new Skyy Boxing training gym in the old Coffeeville High School. Coffeeville Mayor Robert Cox made the announcement at the June 4 town council meeting. More...