January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Determination, hope helped Wilbur Newton survive 15 years

Wilbur Newton’s determination and the loving care of his family made him special and put him within a unique group of people. More...

County accepts another road to maintain but two commissioners voice objections

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday morning the dedication of Kevia Road (off Walker Springs Road) in District 4. The county will have to install three 15-inch pipes and assume maintenance of the road. More...

VFW case goes to trial; grand jury at work

All cases on the Clarke County Circuit Court’s civil jury term dockets this week were settled or continued except for the case brought by Charles M. More...

Wreck on 43 in front of CPS

An SUV driven by Jeannie Marie Faith, 19, of Jackson collided with a tanker truck at the intersection of Clarke Prep’s drive and Highway 43 in Grove Hill Friday evening. More...

Special Sections

Community

Williamson to be honored as Artist of the Year

The Grove Hill Public Library will hold a reception for Mike Williamson, the library’s second annual “Artist of the Year,” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Williamson teaches pottery at the Cultural Arts Center. More...

Mobile commissioner to speak at ADC’s MLK Prayer Breakfast

The Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference has announced their annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be Saturday, Jan. More...

Correction

Some details of the Jan. 7 Highway 43-Hebron Road two-vehicle accident were incorrect in last week’s edition of the Clarke County Democrat. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Alabama Department of Public Health will hold a public meeting at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Clarke County Health Department Community Room, Highway 84 in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

Chilton Baptist Church will have a Ladies Bible Study and a Men’s Brotherhood Breakfast. The Bible Study will be Saturday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. The Brotherhood Breakfast will be Sunday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 a.m. Sunday School is at 8:45 a.m. More...

Editorial

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Editor’s Notes

Are Democrats Dodos?

There was a time just a few years ago when a Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee meeting would nearly fill the main courtroom in the courthouse. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Short session very likely

The 2014 legislative session began this week. Speculation is that it will be short and may not last the full four months allotted. The super majority Republican legislature will put their final touch on their four-year march to the right. More...

Republicans eye commission control

Winning 2 county commission seats would give GOP control of body

Clarke County Republicans say if they can win the two county commission seats up for election this year it would give the GOP control of county government. More...

Republicans eye commission control

Only 11 of Democrats’ 35 county committee members show for meet

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee met Monday night to open qualifying for this year's elections. Only 11 committee members out of a total of 35 showed up for the meeting. More...

Salaries and Qualifying Fees for 2014 Races

County Office Salary Democrats Fee GOP Fee Sheriff $55,000 More...

Clarke Prep’s Lolley competes for state title

Lake Lolley, a senior at Clarke Preparatory School, will be representing Clarke County in the 2014 Alabama Distinguished Young Women program during the weekend of Jan. 17-18. Lolley won the county title on April 27. More...

New signs needed to promote industrial parks

Debra Mathews, executive director of the Clarke County Economic Development Partnership, spoke Monday to the Clarke County Commission regarding the need for new signage at the two county industrial parks. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

McKinley - Free Access

Ruby Pearl McKinley, 79, of Grove Hill died Jan. 16, 2014.She was born March 5, 1934. More...

Allison - Free Access

Homer Lawrence Allison Jr., 75, of Grove Hill died Jan. 14, 2014 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. More...

Starks - Free Access

Lillian W. Starks, 94, of Jackson died Jan. 13, 2014 at USA Medical Center.She was born Sept. 20, 1919. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Sports

T’ville baseball clinic Jan. 25

The annual Thomasville Baseball and Softball Winter Clinic, which has become a tradition in these parts, is scheduled to be held on Sat., Jan. 25, 2014. More...

Bulldogs fall to THS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs suffered their first area loss of the season as they fell 62-33 to the Thomasville Tigers on the road last Friday night. More...

Lady Gators beat Jackson

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators picked up their first win of the season as they beat the visiting Lady Eagles of Jackson Academy 21-17 last Friday night. More...

Records

Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded the past week: Jackson Police Obstructing government operations were reported Jan. 6 in the parking lot of Heather’s Tobacco on College Ave. Shoplifting was reported Jan. 6 at Ace Hardware. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 6-14 include: Harriet Griffin Brooks, 73, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, disorderly conduct, $1,499.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Kenric Lemont Dotson, to Paulette Latricia Carstarphen. Ronnie Wayne Overstreet, to Sandra Gail Dunagan. Stacy Renea Barnes Jr., to Tabatha Monique Jackson. William Luther Wright IV, to Alicia Lynn Meredith. More...