January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Williamson is Grove Hill’s ‘Artist of Year’

The Grove Hill Public Library will hold a reception for Mike Williamson, its second “Artist of the Year,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. The honor is sponsored through the APLS (Alabama Public Library Association). More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Wayne Lathan seeks District 3 commission seat

Wayne Lathan, a retired funeral director, announces he is a Democratic candidate for the Clarke County Commission in District 3. More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Clarification on Mark Leon’s announcement

Mark Leon is a candidate for sheriff of Clarke County. His announcement was in The Clarke County Democrat last week. It concluded by saying he had been endorsed by the Tombigbee Republican Club. More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Norris announces for reelection as rev.commissioner

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Terry Norris has announced that she is a candidate for reelection. “As a clerk of twenty years and as an elected official, I have never forgotten that I work for the people of Clarke County. More...

Old Gwynn home burns

The old Gwynn home on Deerfield Trail off of Highway 84 just east of Grove Hill burned early last Thursday morning, Jan. 23. More...

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Community

Family celebrates completion of treasured quilt

From Staff Reports A local family is celebrating the completion of a family quilt project begun by a late great-grandmother. “My grandmother, Mrs. More...

Trivia Test

1. LANGUAGE: What does the verb “bibble” mean? 2. FAMOUS QUOTES: Who once said, “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” 3. MOVIES: Which Charlton Heston movie used more than 1 million props? 4. More...

Grove Hill Arts Council sponsoring events

Black History Month Reception is Feb. 6 The Grove Hill Arts Council is soliciting works of art by local and regional artists to participate in the “Black History Month” celebration at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Coffeeville RSVP will meet Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. Everyone is invited to attend. The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Annual Meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Clarke Preparatory School. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

The Saint Peter Baptist Church (Allen Community) will continue the Women Coming Together in Unity Program Thursday, Jan. 30 and Friday, Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. More...

Lifestyle

Briggs-Middleton to wed in March

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stephen Briggs of Birmingham announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Lacey Bryan, to Mr. Brian Michael Middleton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Middleton of Jackson. More...

Schreiman-Jacobs to marry March 1

Mr. Daniel Schreimann and Mrs. Kim Roden, of Dallas, Texas, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Taylor Renee, to Jon Lucas Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Jacobs of Gainestown. More...

Mr., Mrs. Brad Larrimore announce birth of son

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Larrimore Jr. (nee Elizabeth Kinman) of Greenbrier, Ark., announce the birth of a son, Brady Franklin, Nov. 25, 2013 at 5:26 a.m. He weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Schools

Students recognize school board

January is National School Board Appreciation Month. Students and staff from WHMS recognized our Clarke County School Board members at the Board Meeting on Jan. 14. More...

Teacher of Year teaches at WHMS

The Alabama Teacher of the Year Program seeks annually to honor and recognize excellence in the teaching profession by identifying outstanding Alabama classroom teachers at local, district, and state More...

WHMS releases newest nonor rolls

Following is the Wilson Hall Middle School Honor Rolls for the second nineweek period of the 2013- 2014 school year: All A’s Fifth Grade Skylar Barger, Tyeson Cumlander, Lindsey Newton, Thomas Reid and Cassity Van Winkle Sixth Grade More...

Grand jury returns more indictments in sex crimes case

A man arrested in September and charged with several sexual crimes against teens and preteens over a period of years was indicted on those charges and more by a Clarke County Grand Jury. Mack Charles Andrews Jr. More...

Just out of jail, man arrested for starting up old scam again

A man sentenced for stealing a woman’s profile, personal information and pictures and posting the information on several dating websites was recently released after serving his time for the offense. More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Bill Taylor will run for District 3 commission post

Bill Taylor of Coffeeville has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Commission District 3. Taylor, retired as postmaster in Jackson. More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Greg Albritton running again for state senate

Greg Albritton of Range, in Conecuh County, has announced his candidacy for Alabama State Senate, District 22. He is a Republican. More...

Clarke County Politics 2014

Bay Minette attorney seeks state senate seat

Baldwin County attorney Harry D’Olive has qualified as a candidate for the District 22 seat in the Alabama Senate. More...

Helwestern, Whatley polling places may be relocated

The Clarke County Commission declared a state of local emergency Monday due to severe winter weather, which was expected through Thursday. The courthouse was closed Tuesday with officials to decide Wednesday morning if it would reopen. More...

Newpaper deliveries may be late

The Clarke County Democrat was printed on its normal Wednesday press day but because of the bad weather and icy road conditions, distribution to area newsstands and post offices for delivery to subscribers may have been delayed. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Tarvin - Free Access

Maerinda Tarvin, 52, died Feb. 2, 2014.Survivors include three daughters, Vicki Tarvin, Jeffersonville, Tenn., Stephanie L. Tarvin, Regina Tarvin, both of Grove Hill; one son, Stanley Tarvin, Mobile. More...

Garraway - Free Access

Laura Forshee Garraway, a native of Pennington, was born Jan. 12, 1923 to the late Augusta and Lillie Chaney Forshee. In the early morning of Jan. 27, 2014 at Providence, the Lord called her home to rest. More...

Campbell - Free Access

Teresa V. Campbell, 48, of Thomasville died Jan. 27, 2014 at her residence.She was born Dec. 1, 1965 in Selma. She was a member of the Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. She was a cashier at Cuzz’s Convenience Store. More...

Sports

Area schools don’t see many class changes

For the first time since 1984, the Alabama High School Athletic Association has made a change to the number of classes for the member schools. More...

CPS basketball seniors honored

The Clarke Prep School Gators recognized their senior basketball players last Friday before the Lowdnes Academy game. More...

Lady Gators beat Wayne Academy

Clarke County Democrat The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators picked up another win as they beat Wayne Academy, MS 31-29 last Thursday in Waynesboro. More...

Editorial

Appreciates work of sheriff’s dept. in recovering stolen items, arrest

Dear Editor, I would like to publicly thank Sheriff Ray Norris, Investigators Ron Baggett and David Connor and any other members of the sheriff’s department who investigated the recent theft from my property. More...

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Editor’s Notes

Dealing with the ice

Hurricanes, snow and more have all hampered getting out newspapers over the 37 years I’ve been doing this but nothing has ever thrown a monkey wrench into production like this week’s ice storm. More...

Records

Clarke Grand Jury Indictments

Here are some of the criminal indictments returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury. More will be published later. Christy Renae Alford, possession marijuana first degree, use/possession drug paraphernalia. Steven Bradley Alford, attempted murder. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 21-27 include: Rudolph Lanier Jr., 37, driving under the influence, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Ariel Bolivar Racine Jr., to Yshika Andrea Hosea. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...