December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-Wilcox teacher gets 33 months

One of the participants in a large theft ring that hit Clarke County and other parts of the state, stealing riding lawn mowers, tractors, trailers, wreckers and other items earlier this year pleaded guilty to his role in the crimes in federal court i More...

Flying Bricks’ concert in Grove Hill Saturday

The Flying Bricks Community Band will perform at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 in Clarke County High School’s Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill. The band is playing a mix of concert band music and Christmas music. More...

Thomasville business license rates will increase in 2014

The Thomasville City Council approved an increase in business licenses Monday night. Mayor Sheldon Day said it was the first increase in seven years and brings Thomasville’s rates in line with similar cities in the region. More...

Jackson police arrest man with real and synthetic marijuana

A Jackson man was arrested Dec. 8 for possession of synthetic marijuana. More...

Stolen camper, drug arrest

A search warrant was executed on Robert Douglas Whatley’s residence earlier this year and in the process the camper trailer he was living in was checked and it was recently learned that the camper was reported stolen from Lincoln, Ala. More...

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Community

Parade float winners announced

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the following floats as winners in the Dec. More...

Better safe than sorry

Grove Hill firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning. What was thought to have been smoke was steam due to the cold outside temperatures. More...

Roasted corn mighty good eating!

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Calendar

Community Calendar

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. The Scyrene-Chance Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14. More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church Youth will be having a bucket drop in Grove Hill Saturday, Dec. 14 from 7 a.m. until 12 noon. This money will be used to provide housing for a needy family in Guatemala. More...

Clarke Prep student places in Poarch comeptition

Rachael Maria Gregson has been selected as second alternate in the Poarch Creek Indian Princess competition, Junior Division 2013. More...

Holiday Tips

 “Commit to spending one or two unscheduled nights per week during holiday break just hanging out with your kids. You can enjoy the toys they might have gotten for Christmas, read, play games or just relax in each other’s company. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 3-10 include: Jamil Denzel Wright, 23, possession of a forged instrument third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Domestic criminal mischief was reported Dec. 2 at 500 block of Depot Road. Domestic violence - menacing was reported Dec. 2 at 100 block of Fran St. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Robert Craig Mozingo, to Morgan Kaitlan Ramsey. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Nov. 26-Dec. More...

1st District to elect new congressman

Southwest Alabama voters will return to the polls Tuesday, Dec. 17 to elect a congressman for the First Congressional District. Vying for the office are Burton LeFlore of Mobile, a Democrat, and Bradley Byrne, a Republican from Fairhope. More...

Truck stolen, another burns at local trucking company

Frances Powell Enterprises has had a string of bad luck in recent days. More...

Christmas memories are sought

The Democrat will publish early the week of Christmas, putting out a Christmas Eve edition on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The newspaper is soliciting Christmas memories from readers of 200 to 300 words each— longer if you have a really good story. More...

Thomasville to pay $1.25 million for bankrupt hospital’s assets

The Thomasville City Council approved Monday night an asset purchase agreement to buy the bankrupt Southwest Alabama Medical Center and all its assets from Anne Thompson. More...

County votes to settle Boise tax dispute

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to approve a sales tax settlement between the county, City of Jackson and Boise White Paper, LLC. More...

Comm. Rush calls Democrat’s editorial a personal attack on him

Clarke County Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush responded Tuesday to criticism he recently received in The Clarke County Democrat. The Commission voted Nov. More...

Wagarville man severely beaten with ax handle

A Choctaw County man was arrested Dec. 4 for the assault of a Wagarville man in Jackson. Joseph Neil Miller, 68, of Needham, was booked by Jackson Police for burglary, first degree. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Morgan - Free Access

Walter Fudge “Bud” Morgan, 84, of Thomaston died Dec. 14, 2013 at his residence.He was born Nov. 3, 1929 in Lamison. He was a member of the Thomaston Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War. More...

Reid - Free Access

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French - Free Access

Donald Ray French Sr., 83, of Jackson died Dec. 13, 2013. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep drops pair of hoops games

The Clarke Prep School Gators lost 44-24 to Southern Academy last Tuesday in Greensboro. Trey Larrimore led the team with seven points, Zach McCorquodale and Matthew Parnell each had four points. More...

Bulldog football award winners

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs held the football awards banquet last Tuesday. More...

CCHS falls to Wilcox

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered a 56-50 set-back to Wilcox Central last Friday night in Grove Hill to drop their record to 4-3 on the season. Jalan Burroughs had 13 points, three assists and three steals. More...

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Some hunting accidents could be prevented

A Milton man was killed recently in a hunting ‘accident’ when he was apparently shot by his friend that apparently mistook him for a deer. We use the word ‘accident’ loosely here. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

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

Georgia governor: ‘Expect every man and woman to do their duty’ December 1863 saw the end of a bloody and significant year in the Civil War. More...

Schools

CPS band performs at AISA championship game

The Clarke Prep Gator band attended the AISA State Championship game on Friday, Nov. 22. The band traveled to Troy to perform at the halftime show for the 2A championship game. More...

FCA participates in walk-a-thon

The Clarke Prep Fellowship of Christian Athletes participated in a walka thon on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. More...

CPS students featured in parade

Students from Clarke Prep School participated in the annual Christmas Parade Dec. 5 in Grove Hill. More...