November 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Grove Hill McDonald’s opens

The new Grove Hill McDonald’s opened Tuesday morning at Highway 43 and Hebron Road. Above, owner Bob Orwig points out features of the restaurant to a group including Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks during open house Monday evening. More...

Zimco man charged in Toddtown burglaries

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has been investigating residential burglaries in the Toddtown community that occurred in late August and in September. More...

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Community

Thanksgiving service

The annual Community Thanksgiving Service was held Sunday night at Grove Hill United Methodist Church. The church was filled with over 200 estimated in attendance. More...

Unique scavenger hunt

The Clarke County High School Beta Club held a unique scavenger hunt the evening of Nov. 21. More...

Thanksgiving closings are announced

The Clarke County Courthouse and Grove Hill Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The U.S. Post Office, banks and many businesses will observe the day Thursday. The Clarke County Democrat is published a day early this week. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Sixth Annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at Coffeeville Town Hall. Come enjoy singing, fellowship and refreshments. Bring a lawn chair. This event is coordinated by the Coffeeville Beautification Club. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Cornbread & Buttermilk

Looking forward and backward 50 years

Isaac Azimov, wizard of sciencefiction, took a 50- year look forward in 1964 and predicted what the world would be like in 2014. Predictably (so to speak), he nailed some and missed some, but it was an interesting exercise. More...

Gone South

War Eagle fans’ favorite

Saturday the family will go to the Auburn-Alabama game. You can tell right off where our loyalty lies because we call it the Auburn-Alabama game and not the Alabama- Auburn game. More...

Lawmen are victims of burglars

Recent burglars were either mighty brave or mighty dumb, maybe both. Two Clarke County lawmen were victims of recent crimes. More...

Paper heavy with holiday sales fliers

The Democrat is heavier than usual this week, thanks to Black Friday and After Thanksgiving sales fliers. The paper is out a day early so that subscribers will have their newspapers and all the sales papers in time to prepare for the sales. More...

What a wasp!

Employees at the Fast Track convenience store in Grove Hill found this large winged creature that looked like a wasp with a long limber “tail” last week and called The Democrat. More...

Wreck on Highway 154

A 2005 Chevrolet truck ran off Highway 154 Saturday, Nov. 23 just west of the intersection with County Road 17 (Chilton Road) in the Chilton community. More...

Lower Peach Tree drug arrests made

On Thursday Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Schenk - Free Access

Bernard “Barney” Otto John Schenk, 88, of Thomasville died Nov. 29, 2013 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Schenk - Free Access

Bernard “Barney” Otto John Schenk, 88, of Thomasville died Nov. 29, 2013 at the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Bradley - Free Access

Frances Elizabeth Bradley, 82, of St. Stephens died Nov. 25, 2013 at Jackson Medical Center.She was born Nov. 17, 1931. She loved to laugh and make other people laugh. More...

Sports

The agony of defeat...

Clarke Prep loses 61-52 to Edgewood in AISA Class AA title game

The dream of a state football championship came up short for the Clarke Prep School gators as they lost 61-52 to the Edgewood Wildcats this past Friday at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium on the campus of Troy University. More...

Jackson falls at Spanish Fort

The Jackson Aggies’ dream season ended in disappointment Friday night in Baldwin County as the top-ranked Spanish Fort Toros defeated the Aggies 36-6 in the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs. More...

Area Sports

JHS’ Matthew Jordan looks for running room against Spanish Fort Friday night. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 19-26 include: More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Residential burglary was reported Nov. 16 at 500 block of East Clinton St. Three firearms and $20 in cash were stolen. Domestic harassment was reported Nov. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Thomas Edward Anderson, to Rachel Amanda Purvis. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Schools

Photo

The above students at Wilson Hall Middle School dressed up for a tea party Nov. More...

Top doughnut sellers of 1,228 boxes sold

WHMS students sold a total of 1,228 boxes of doughnuts. 1st place was Dominisha Besteda 2nd place Braeden Guthrie, 3rd place Sha'terra Gladney and Avant Law. More...

‘Mockingbird’ novel honored with tea party

Mrs. Pettis’ eighth grade reading class read and discussed the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. More...