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Mail solicitation may be legal but you can get a cheaper copy of your deed

Several Clarke County homeowners have received an official-looking piece of mail called a “Deed Processing Notice” that offers to provide them a copy of their deed for $83. More...

Experiences at Tutwiler, with Obamacare sought

The topics are not related but The Democrat wants to hear firsthand experiences related to both. Tutwiler experiences The U.S. Justice Department on Jan. More...

Maurice Paul to run for commissioner

Maurice Paul is running for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. Paul, of Grove Hill, is running on the Democratic ticket. More...

Log truck crashes in yard on 43

A Calvin Bradford log truck headed south on Highway 43 ran off the highway just south of the Clarke Prep football field and into the yard of a homeowner last Friday. More...

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Community

Official commission meeting late because of last week’s ice

The Clarke County Commission voted Jan. 31 to terminate and lift the declaration of a state of local emergency after the severe cold and icy weather that affected the county last week. The commission’s meeting was postponed from Jan. More...

Grove Hill sales tax revenues increase from the past year, finance director says

Sales tax revenue for Grove Hill increased in December 2013 and January 2014 from the year before. More...

C’ville council votes to accept donations for play

The Coffeeville Town Council voted Tuesday night for the town to accept donations for the production of “The Yellow Watermelon” in the auditorium of the old high school. More...

Church News

CHURCH NEWS

The Walker Springs Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for the purpose of discussing maintenance of the Mt. More...

Derrick Burroughs and Dennis Jones in training to be Indian Ridge deacons

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the new year on Sunday, Jan. 5 with our pastor, Rev. Lynum coming before the church and preaching a powerful sermon. More...

Lifestyle

Taking care of pets

 Pet paws need extra care in the cold months, especially dogs that must be walked in icy and snowy conditions. Here’s a great tip from Y.L. More...

Lady Bulldogs set to host area tourney

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs completed the regular season by sweeping their area contests with a 40-34 win over UMS-Wright in Mobile. More...

CCHS to take on Thomasville

The Clarke County Bulldogs fell 51-40 to UMSWright last Friday night in the last game of the regular season. The game had been postponed from earlier in the week due to the winter storm that hit Southwest Alabama. More...

Schools

Honor roll students for second nine weeks period announced

Grove Hill Elementary School has released its honors rolls for the second nineweek period: All “A” More...

Jackson Rotary Club gives dictionaries

The Jackson Rotary Club recently donated dictionaries to third graders. More...

Students prepare animal habitats

The students in Mrs. Gates’ first grade class were assigned an animal habitat project. They chose their favorite animal and decorated a box for its habitat. More...

Falls and calls during ice storm keep hospital ERs and E-911 busy

Social media such as facework and the gossip grapevine around Clarke County has promoted another snow event for the county in the coming week. Roy Waite, county Emergency Management Agency director, said he just doesn’t see it happening. More...

Thomasville police crusier collides with car in Grove Hill Saturday

George Jones of Jackson was slightly injured when his car was struck by a Thomasville police car at the intersection of Highways 43 and 295 (old 43) in Grove Hill Saturday night. More...

Clarke’s grad rates improve

From Staff Reports Alabama’s and Clarke County’s high school graduation rates have made significant improvements. More...

Sexton is candidate for Ala. Senate seat

Stephen Sexton (U.S. Army Major, Retired) has signed the qualifying papers with the Alabama Republican Party for the June 3 primary. More...

Breaking and entering charged

Ronnie DeWayne Walker, 34, was arrested Jan. 30 for breaking and entering a vehicle, according to Sheriff Ray Norris. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Atchison - Free Access

James Floyd Atchison, 70, of Jackson died Feb. 3, 2014. He was born Oct. 3, 1943. He was a native of Salitpa. He grew up attending River Hill Baptist Church and was currently attending First Assembly of God in Jackson. More...

Sticher - Free Access

M.W. “Buddy” Sticher, 85, of Grove Hill died Feb. 6, 2014.He was born April 9, 1928. He was a member of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church. He was retired as a mechanic from G&H. More...

Garraway

Laura Forshee Garraway, a resident of Jackson, was born Jan. 12, 1923 to the late Augusta and Lillie Chaney Forshee in Pennington. In the early morning of Jan. 27, 2014 at Providence Hospital in Mobile, she transitioned from this earthly life. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Stop by the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center and take a peek in the window. Toni Ice and friends will be hanging works of art for the Celebration of Black History Month. More...

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Thru the Past

Groundhogs & Essie

As far back as I can remember, Groundhog Day was a big day for Aunt Essie and me. More...

Gone South

Beware of unintended consequences

Let me begin with this observation. With our elected representatives gathered in Montgomery to do the people’s business the time seems right for me to issue my annual warning to them. Think before you act. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 27-Feb. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 23-27 Larry Howard, to Black Sheep Woodlands LLC. Smokewood LLC, to Bill Dobbins Homes Inc. Linda D. Tunnell, as Trustee, to William A. Tunnell, as Trustee. Smokewood LLC, to Bill Dobbins Homes Inc. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: On Feb. 1, the Jackson Police Department responded to the report of a rape by the juvenile victim. More...