February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Municipalities each expect $200,000 from C-M Gas

The municipalities of Grove Hill, Jackson and Thomasville will each get about $200,000, perhaps more, from Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District, it was discussed at Tuesday’s board meeting in Jackson of the natural gas utility.  More...

Judge still not issuing any marriage licenses

You still can’t get a marriage license in Clarke County, whether you are straight or gay.  Clarke County Probate Judge Valerie B. More...

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Community

‘On 1-yard line’ for T’ville hospital, says mayor

Little by little, Thomasville’s hospital is inching closer to becoming a reality.  During a special called meeting of the city council Feb. More...

Grove Hill council approves work for Hudson Park

The Grove Hill Town Council voted Tuesday night to spend $2,800 from alcohol sales tax money toward renovations at S.P. Hudson Park for the Dixie Youth Baseball League.  More...

No arrest report due to computer problem

Due to a problem with the computer system at the County Jail, the Clarke County arrest report was not available.  The Democrat will resume the list next week.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

A Spring Vegetable Gardening and Seed Starting Workshop will be Thursday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Senior Center. The cost of $15 includes seed starting supplies and a light dinner. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor.   More...

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Who woulda thought: 94-year-old photo ID’d

Back in December 2014, The Democrat published an old photograph offered by Marie Slade of the Tallahatta community of what appeared to be a group of schoolchildren of the early 20th century holding eggs, presumably Easter Eggs. More...

Gone South

Don’t mistake me for Lewis

A few weeks ago my buddy Walter brought me a gift.  An autographed copy of  Lewis Grizzard’s Kathy Sue  Loudermilk, I Love You.  More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic assault was reported on Feb. 9 in the 200 block of College Ave.  An arrest was made on Feb. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications  James Adam Reid, to Leigha Blaire Steinberg.   Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Feb. More...

Wright - Free Access

Sara Mims Wright, 87, of Bessemer died Feb. 19, 2015 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. She was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Clanton. More...

Jones-Gully - Free Access

Martha Ann “Noonie” Jones-Gully, 65, transitioned to another life Feb. 10, 2015 at her residence.   She was born May 5, 1949 in Jackson, the fifth child born to the union of the late Elouise Scruggs Jones and Henry Jones. More...

Driver’s licenses increase by 54%

No one was more shocked than Clarke County License Commissioner Linda Goodman to learn on Monday, Feb. 9 that driver’s licenses fees had been increased.  More...

Foster group would find homes for shelter animals

The Friends of the Clarke County Animal Shelter are looking to develop a foster network.  The organization met recently to discuss the progress of the new county shelter facility as well as their plan to contribute to its success. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Boyd - Free Access

Robyn Webb Boyd, 51, of Alabaster died Feb. 19, 2015 at UAB Hospital, Palliative and Comfort Care after a 5-year battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 16, 1963 in Grove Hill. More...

Wright - Free Access

Sara Mims Wright, 87, of Bessemer died Feb. 19, 2015 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. She was born Oct. 16, 1927 in Clanton. More...

Jones-Gully - Free Access

Martha Ann “Noonie” Jones-Gully, 65, transitioned to another life Feb. 10, 2015 at her residence.   She was born May 5, 1949 in Jackson, the fifth child born to the union of the late Elouise Scruggs Jones and Henry Jones. More...

Sports

Bulldogs fall in regionals

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs fought and battled through three overtime periods before falling 55-53 to Straughn in the first round of the regional tournament last Saturday in Dothan.  More...

Clarke County downs Ashford

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs earned their way into the South Regional finals as they beat Ashford 72-59 last Saturday in Dothan.  The Lady Bulldogs raced out to a 22-13 first quarter lead, but Ashford fought back in the second qua More...

Past, present Lady Gators

Clarke Prep School held their annual hit-a-thon and alumni game this past Saturday. The Lady Gators will open the season Thursday in the Gator Classic. They will play Jackson. More...

Lifestyle

Crumpton-Garrick to marry March 14

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Crumpton of Huntsville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kelli Lea Crumpton, to Colin Daniel Garrick of Chatom, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Kornegays recognized for 71 years

Mr. and Mrs. James L. (Lumen) Kornegay of Chelsea were recently recognized for 71 years of marriage.  The Kornegays lived in Coffeeville in the 1950s and early 1960s where he was first the football coach and then principal.  More...

Schools

Jackson High students learn of Austal opportunities

Apprenticeship opportunities are available with Austal, the Australian manufacturer of aluminum ships, which is building vessels in Mobile.  Applications will be accepted on the Austal website for one day only, March 20, Napoleon Bracy, Workforc More...

Boise professional speaks to WHMS class

Ketrenia Crenshaw, HR Generialist with Boise, Inc. in Jackson, spoke Feb. 6 to eighth grade Career Preparedness students at Wilson Hall Middle School. More...

Advocacy Center puppet show presented at TES

The Regional Child Advocacy Center presented a puppet show, “Someone To Talk To,” Feb. 5 for third grade students at Thomasville Elementary School. More...