November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

C’ville water upgrade first in 50 years

Cardinal Construction has been installing new water lines in Coffeeville for the past several weeks. More...

GOP Runoff Nov. 5, 2013

Clarke County, Alabama

Byrne Young Jackson City Hall 7 10 Skipper Fire Station, Jackson More...

Jury trial set for man burned to death in 2011

A civil jury was seated Monday for a trial that will start Tuesday, Nov. 12 in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Special Sections

Community

Auxiliary’s bake sale

The local American Legion Auxiliary held a bake sale Monday in front of The Medicine Chest to benefit local vets and the Girls State program. There were a lot of goodies from local cooks. More...

Tucker wins!

Kevan Tucker of Grove Hill was the winner of the Golf Ball Drop at the Fall Festival in Jackson Saturday. More...

“Where else to park?”

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury term this week overflowed the courthouse parking area and along Main Street. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A Veteran’s Day observance will be held Monday, Nov. 11 at the Pine Hill Cemetery or in case of rain, at the Pine Hill Municipal Building. The program will begin at 11 a.m. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Chilton Baptist Church Ladies Bible Study will meet at Maria’s Restaurant Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Sunday services begin at 8:45 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Evening worship will be at 5 p.m. and prayer service will meet at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorial

Editor’s Notes

Where were you on Nov. 22, 1963?

In a few weeks we will observe the 50th anniversary of one of the signature historical events of the 20th century — the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. More...

Gone South

Republicans’ mail order alternative to Obamacare?

When she was living in Grove Hill, my mother was on every possible mailing list. Any mail-order company that hoped to sell something to an elderly lady hoped to sell it to her. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Keeping our military bases going

Alabama is without a doubt one of the most heavily laden military employee states in the union. In fact, if you took the federal military employment and automobile manufacturing employment out of Alabama we would be decimated. More...

Byrne wins overall, loses Clarke by 1

Clarke County voters were almost perfectly divided between congressional candidates Bradley Byrne and Dean Young in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. More...

Traffic signal for 43 intersection

At Hebron Road Road and Old 43 near new McDonald’s; “rumble strips” for 43 and Cobb Street

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Monday night to pay half of the cost to install a traffic signal on Highway 43 at Hebron Road. More...

C-W Fair continues through Saturday in North Jackson

The Clarke-Washington Counties Fair opened Monday and continues through Saturday at the Fairgrounds in North Jackson. Events scheduled for the remainder of the week include:  A cheer exhibition Thursday at 5 p.m. More...

CORRECTION:

The Democrat was given incorrect information for a photo that ran last week on the identity of a Trick or Treater dressed as a bearded Duck Dynasty Robertson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Baugh - Free Access

Claude Baugh, 85, of Grove Hill died Nov. 8, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 18, 1928. He was a retired truck driver from Scotch Lumber Company. More...

Stuart - Free Access

Jessie Allen McCorquodale Stuart, 100, of Marianna, Fla. died Nov. 10, 2013 at her residence. More...

Brooks - Free Access

Stefanie Nicole Murphy Brooks, 33, died Oct. 29, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 29, 1980 in Fontana, Calif. to parents, Wanda and Larry Murphy. She graduated from Ambassador Christian High School in 1998. More...

Sports

Gators throttle past Pickens

The Clarke Prep Gators put their foot on the gas and didn’t let up as they closed out the regular season with a 59-19 road win at Pickens Academy. More...

JHS beats THS, claims county title

Jackson High School used big plays off turnovers to help beat county-foe Thomasville 39-17 last Friday night at Legion Field in Jackson. The Thomasville High School Tigers football team faced a talented county rival Nov. More...

Turnovers doom CCHS in season’s final game

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs closed out the 2013 football season, falling 14-12 to the Leroy Bears at H.G. Prim Stadium. “Turnovers really hurt us,” Head Coach Junior Kelley said. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 5 include: Roderick Lashawn Pernell, 46, burglary first degree, $100,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Residential burglary was reported Oct. 28 at 100 block of Griffin St. Approximately $160 cash was stolen. Assault was reported Oct. 29 at Pearce Community House. More...

County Records

Marriage license applications Matthew Blake Hartley, to Carrie Nicole Ferrell. Timothy Lane Nelson, to Kristyn Lynne Champion. Henry Fritzgerald King, to Tonya Charon Moton. James Randolph Harrell Jr., to Ashley Lauren Brannan. More...

Schools

Making junk music

As a culminating activity to the physics of sound, Mrs. Andrea Carpenter’s fourth grade class enjoyed creating musical instruments made entirely of junk. More...

Judge talks about civic duty

The third grade classes at GHES have been learning the importance of elections and voting. They were surprised with a guest speaker, Probate Judge Valerie Davis. More...

Bulldog pep rally held at GHES

A pep rally was held Nov. 1 at Grove Hill Elementary School for the Clarke County High School Bulldogs football team, which was playing its final game of the season that evening against Leroy. More...