September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local firm to supply county pipe

Commissioner Rush doesn’t bid

Clarke County Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush did not bid on selling culvert pipe to the county when bids were opened and approved this week. Instead, the bid went to Webb Contracting of Grove Hill. More...

Clarke school board’s expenses exceed revenues in new budget

The Clarke County Board of Education voted Sept. 5 to approve the fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget. Projected revenues (from all sources) total $28,150,839.38, and expenditures total $28,760,509.26. More...

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Community

Chinese industrialist in Thomasville

Liu Zhang, vice chairman and general manager of China’s Jiangsu Zijin Group Co., Ltd., donated three $10,000 3D printers Sept. More...

Cocaine arrest in Jackson

A Jackson man was arrested Sept. 8 for possession of crack cocaine. Sherman Davis Gamble, 27, of Jackson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine); and open container; after a traffic stop on Boyles St. at Depot Road. More...

Design anything with 3D printers, experts tell T’ville audience

Chinese company gives printers to city schools, ASCC

The City of Thomasville gave a warm welcome to SoZo Group of Hong Kong and related companies, Sept. More...

Sports

CPS falls flat against PA

“We were flat,” Clarke Prep Head Coach Billy Hamilton said after the 30- 14 loss his Gators suffered to Patrician last Friday night. “There was no emotion,” he added. More...

Bulldogs hammer Atmore

A huge third quarter kicked the door down for the Clarke County High Bulldogs as they beat the Blue Devils of Escambia County 40-18 in Atmore Friday night. More...

Tigers take Wilcox to the woodshed

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team simply took care of business Sept. 6 with a commanding 63-6 win over the Wilcox Central High School Jaguars. The win helped move the Tigers into the ASWA 4A poll this week at number nine. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 3-10 include: Natalie Nicole Dortch, 19, burglary third degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage licenseapplicationsJoshua Edward Yates, toMadison Sage Raybourn.Tony Carlton Dearmon, toMargaret Ann Wilson.Tommie Lee Welch, toShirley Ann Blount.Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Patrol car damaged was reported Sept. 1 on Florida Drive. A bumper was dented. Property damage was reported Sept. 2 at 100 block of Kimball Ave. More...

Schools

New teacher welcomed to CPS

Miss Amelia Bumpers has joined the staff as a new third grade teacher and she is shown above with her class. She is a graduate of Leroy High School and the University of South Alabama. More...

Cheerleaders show Gator pride

Varsity cheerleaders were in action at the Patrician game. More...

Seniors of 2014 off to good start

Clarke Prep School students enjoyed an excited first day of school. The senior class posed for their first official picture of the year. More...

Rios gets 12 years for dealing dope

James Rios Frazier was sentenced to three 12-year sentences last week on charges of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. The three sentences are to run concurrently, that is all together for one 12- year stint. More...

‘Moving Wall’ coming

Half-size replica of Vietnam Memorial wall in Jackson Oct. 3-7

The Vietnam War Memorial is an impressive but sobering wall of black gabbro, stretching nearly247feetinaVshapenear the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

Hutto running for Commission

Political campaigns are starting earlier and earlier. While a special primary is just around the corner — on Sept. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Brown - Free Access

Tanya “Tammy” Darlene Reeves Brown, 51, of Jackson died Sept. 8, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.  She loved to travel, especially to the mountains. She loved many things, but what she enjoyed the most was spending time with her grandchildren. More...

Dunagan - Free Access

Addie Mae “Jane” Dunagan, 80, of Coffeeville died Sept. 11, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary.She was born July 9, 1933. She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family as well as the children she babysat for. More...

Henley - Free Access

Walter Gaines “Botch” Henley Sr., 90, of Jackson died Sept. 11, 2013 at Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Business

LP buying OSB maker Ainsworth for $1.1 billion

Ainsworth has four OSB mills in Canada

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation announced last week it is buying the Canadian based Ainsworth Lumber Co. Ltd. for $1.1 billion. Ainsworth, like LP, is a manufacturer of oriented strand board (OSB). More...

Stock Prices

AT&T (T).................33.83Boise Inc. (BZ)...........9.08Dollar General(DG)......................57.04Family Dollar Stores, Inc. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County High School’s Homecoming 2013, a Decade of the Dog Reunion’s activities will continue Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. with CCHS Homecoming Parade through the streets of Grove Hill beginning at CCHS. More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Church will continue its log camp revival Thursday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. nightly. There will be a different speaker each night, Thursday, Rev. More...

Stoudenmire is president of Alabama Baptists’ WMU

As we’re moving forward, we need to be watching, waiting and ready to reply to whatever God would have us do, anticipating what God’s moving among our hearts might be.” More...

Editorial

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Medicaid funds would help poor, spark growth too

Alabama has an opportunity to receive $1.5 billion in federal Medicaid funds a year for the next three years. That’s $4.5 billion total. The state’s only contribution would be $38 million in administrative costs over the three years. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Democrat* of the 1860s.

*Renamed The Journal during the Civil War. Cannon illustration from the newspaper’s 1860s pages. Chickamauga battle deadly for area soldiers Shiloh was bad. Seven Pines was worse. Gettysburg topped that. More...