December 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

No more Moore’s on Main Street

Moore’s Auto Repair operated by father, then son since 1955

The big cavernous shop is a throwback to earlier times. Tools hang from the walls and cars and trucks—even a tractor— sit here and there with their hoods up or front ends jacked up. More...

Fire destroys house

The Thomasville Volunteer Fire Department responded Dec. 19 to a morning house fire on Tallahatta Springs Road. More...

Special Sections

Community

State agency approves CON for new Thomasville hospital

The State Health Planning and Development Agency in Montgomery ratified Wednesday morning the Certificate of Need (CON) for a new 29- bed acute care hospital in Thomasville. More...

Drug dog visits CCHS

Thomasville Police Department’s drug dog, Ana, an 18- month-old German Shepherd, was brought to Clarke County High School in November as part of a routine search in conjunction with the Clarke More...

Grove Hill’s Main Street, 1954

This old photo shows the old Hawkins Motor Company in the background on Grove Hill’s Main Street. Troy Lee Moore took over the shop in 1955 and it became Moore’s Auto Repair. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Congresswoman Teri A. Sewell will host an ACA Marketplace Education and Enrollment Workshop, an information session on The Affordable Care Act Thursday, Dec. 19 at 5:30 p.m. at the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center at 113 Clark Street in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Baptist Church of Grove Hill will have its Cantata, entitled, “Bethlehem Morning,” Friday, Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the program. Rev. Jimmy Simpkins is the pastor. Everyone is invited. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Editor’s Notes

Memories are a big part of Christmas. We remember our childhoods, our friends and families. We remember the good times of the season and of life. More...

Gone South

Christmas once more

“But sir, it’s only once a year”Charles Dickens,A Christmas Carol And that once a year is almost upon us. And as occasionally happens, I get an e-mail or two about previous Christmas columns. More...

Schools

Band busy during holidays

The Clarke County High School Royal Band of Blue has been giving back to the communities through the sound of music for the holiday season. The band has been marching to the beat of Christmas since November. More...

Students end semester with hard work

Clarke County High School students worked hard and finished strong this semester. Because of the block schedule system, students will return on Jan. 2, 2014 to meet their new teachers and begin their new classes. More...

New English coursework implemented

The English department started out this school year full of excitement about incorporating the new English Language Arts course of study and using their new literature textbooks. More...

Mother charged in baby’s death

A woman has been charged with the abuse of a corpse in the death of an infant child she gave birth to and could be facing even more serious charges as the investigation continues. The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was contacted Sept. More...

Byrne going to Congress

It has been a long time since September when the initial balloting was held to elect a replacement for Congressman Jo Bonner of Alabama’s First District, who resigned in early August. More...

Democrat out early next week

The Democrat will publish early the week of Christmas, putting out a Christmas Eve edition on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The newspaper is still soliciting readers’ Christmas memories. More...

Gainestown couple arrested with kids’ stolen dirt bikes

Two Gainestown residents have been arrested and charged with receiving property in connection with the theft of two dirt bikes from a residence in the community on Nov. 4. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hill - Free Access

Doris M. Hill, 78, of Fulton died Dec. 18, 2013 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Cline - Free Access

Thaxton Dean Cline, 83, of Thomasville died Dec. 19, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 10, 1930 in Kennedy, Ala. hew as a member of the Thomasville Church of Christ. He was a retired maintenance mechanic. More...

Bush

Geneva Hatfield Bush, 92, died Dec. 13, 2013 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. She was born June 23, 1921 to the late Julia and Alfred Hatfield. She was a lifelong resident of the Rockville community of Jackson. More...

Sports

Sports Scene

A.J. was robbed ...that’s cute

I love social media...oh to see the posts on Facebook and Twitter when something rolls along that has anything to do with the University of Alabama or Auburn. It really makes my day at times. More...

2013 Bowl games

December 21Gildan New MexicoColorado State vs. Washington StateAlbuquerque, NM - 2 p.m. ESPN Royal Purple Las Vegas BowlFresno State vs. USCLas Vegas, NV - 3:30 p.m. ABC Famous Idaho PotatoBuffalo vs. San Diego StateBoise, ID - 5:30 p.m. ESPN More...

Dunagan named top OL all-star

Colleye Dunagan, a senior at Clarke Prep, was named Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman for the West team following the annual all-star game two weeks ago. More...

Lifestyle

Late Santa Letters

Dear Santa, My name is Kalee Harrison. I would love to have a Nabi 2 and the Wii, Just Dance 2014, Hip Hop Dance. Because I take dance at JSD and I Love It! Have a safe flight. More...

Correction of headline for upcoming wedding

The headline of final wedding plans on Page 2B of today’s paper is incorrect. Dr. Christan Jade Bishop and John David Phillips will wed Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. in the Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. More...

Bishop-Phillips to exchange vows Saturday in T’ville Civic Center

Dr. Christan Jade Bishop and John David Phillips will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Dec. 21 at 4 p.m. at Pineview Baptish Church in Thomasville with a reception to follow at the Thomasville Civic Center. Dr. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 10-17 include: Henry Oneal Gibby Jr., 25, domestic violence (strangulation), $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Carrying a weapon without a permit was reported Dec. 10 on Jamison St. at Alpine St. Lost property was reported Dec. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Joshua Andrew Dixon, to April Dreamer Reavis. Richard Charles Hodges, to Gamie Melissa Pittman. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...