January 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Sweet Water mama and UA fan sails into Sooners and notoriety

The opening volleys of the Revolutionary War are often termed the “shots heard round the world.” Well, the Sugar Bowl had something similar. More...

VFW’s Club Wiley said a nuisance; neighbor wants a jury to agree

A Club Wiley Road resident in Jackson is suing the adjacent Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5355, claiming its post, named Club Wiley, is a nuisance and parties and other events there have caused him physical and emotional anguish and adversely affecte More...

New Year’s Eve wreck in Monroe fatal for Whatley man; injures Jackson couple

A New Year’s Eve wreck just outside Frisco City claimed the life of a Whatley man and left two Jackson residents injured, according to the accident report. The wreck occurred at 2:15 p.m. More...

Pickup overturns on Mt. Zion Rd.

Clarence Chapman Jr. overturned his 2004 Chevrolet Silverado pickup on the Mt. Zion Road near Grove Hill Monday afternoon. More...

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Community

Who was the first U.S. president to die while holding office?

1. ENTERTAINERS: What did standup comedian Phyllis Diller call her husband? 2. HISTORY: The ancient Inca empire was centered in which South American country? 3. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What kind of creature is a newt? 4. More...

THE CIVIL WAR IN CLARKE COUNTY

Freezing temps, flooded rivers plagued Clarke County residents along with war in January 1864

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Journal* of the 1860s. The Clarke CountyDemocrat was renamed The Clarke County Journal during the war. Cannon illustration from the papers of the 1860s. More...

3 vehicles damaged in collision at 84 intersection but no one hurt

Miraculously, no one was injured Tuesday afternoon in the collision of a Kenworth log truck, a Peterbilt tractor-trailer and a Ford F-150 truck on Highway 84 at Winn Road east of Coffeeville. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Feet4Jesus, a free exercise class for ladies of all ages and ability levels will begin Saturday, Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. in the CLC of the First Baptist Church of Fulton. Participants should wear comfortable, athletic clothing and bring a yoga mat. More...

Church News

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have its “Mondays with the Master,” beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 with Dr. Fred Wolfe, Monday, Jan. 13 with Dr. Randy Davis, Monday, Jan. 20 with Dr. Don Boone and Monday, Jan. More...

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Editor’s Notes

It has been cold, in case you haven’t noticed or no one has told you. Tuesday morning it was about 10 degrees in Grove Hill and Wednesday it wasn’t much warmer. The high Monday and Tuesday might have reached freezing. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Conservatives attack Common Core

The 2014 Legislative Session begins next week. The session starts early in the fourth year of the quadrennium because it is an election year. Legislators want to come in and get out early so that they can go home and campaign. More...

Sheriff Norris announces for second term

Sheriff Ray Norris announced this week that he will seek a second term as sheriff of Clarke County. Norris was elected in 2010, the first Republican elected countywide in modern times. Norris More...

Ernest T. Bass wanna-be throws chunk through C’ville post office window

Remember Ernest T. Bass from the old Andy Griffith series and how he ran around Mayberry throwing rocks through windows? It seems that Coffeeville may have its own Ernest T. Bass. More...

ALDOT says it will pay for half of 43 and Cobb traffic light

Grove Hill Mayor Levon Hicks announced Jan. 3 that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) would pay half the $125,000 cost of a traffic light or signal on Highway 43 at Cobb St. ALDOT originally had planned to pay a quarter of the cost. More...

Wrongful death case set for trial next week

Among the civil jury cases slated in Clarke County Circuit Court starting Monday, Jan. 13 is a wrongful death suit. In addition to the civil cases, a separate grand jury will be handled to hear cases for possible criminal indictment. More...

County Democrats, Republicans to start qualifying candidates

People thinking about running for elected office this year better be making up their minds pretty soon. Secretary of State Jim Bennett said the close of qualifying for major party candidates will be Feb. 7 rather than April 4. More...

Wreck at 84 and Hebron Road

The driver of a Ford Ranger truck, O.C. Wilson Jr., 92, of Thomasville, received cuts to his face as the result of a two-vehicle collision Tuesday just before noon at the intersection of Highway 43 and Hebron Road in Grove Hill. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Abrams - Free Access

The family of Mrs. Delois Owes Abrams sadly announces her passing. Abrams passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in Mobile. More...

Wiggins - Free Access

Jimmie F. Wiggins, 86, of Grove Hill died Jan. 11, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.He was born June 25, 1927. He was a member of Grove Hill Baptist Church. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II. More...

Washington - Free Access

On Feb. 9, 1939, a precious daughter was born to the parentage of the late Neal Whittaker and Iola Hunt Whittaker. They named her Carrie Lee. On Jan. 7, 2014, the Lord sent His angel to reclaim Carrie Lee as His own. She was 74 years old. More...

Sports

Area Sports

The winners and runner-ups from theHit The Road Jack race are:Overall - Men1 Cory Cartwright, Jackson2 Tucker Batley, Gainestown Overall - Woman1 Shelly Beech, Chatom2 Tiffany Anderson, Chatom Men 0-101 Sebastian Shoemaker, Thomasville2 Regan William More...

Tombigbee runner club gets behind races

When like-minded people get together, pretty much anything can happen. For years there have been people who enjoy getting out and running all over the county. More...

CCHS beats JHS 41-35

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs moved to 11-2 on the season as they beat county rival Jackson 41- 35 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. More...

Lifestyle

Allen-Chancey to wed March 1

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Allen of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Emily Ann Allen, to Bradley Beryl Chancey, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Chancey of Jackson. Miss Allen is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Records

Jackson, T’ville Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Theft was reported Dec. 28 at Dollar General, 800 block of College Ave. Paper towels were stolen. Domestic situation was reported Dec. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 30-Jan. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Stacy Renea Barnes Jr., to Tabatha Monique Jackson. William Luther Wright IV, to Alicia Lynn Meredith. Justin Micah Bush, to Shaquatta Edgar. More...