June 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal shelter slowly coming; director remains to be hired

Construction on the Clarke County Animal Shelter is expected to be completed by the end of June, Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush said at the May 26 Clarke County Commission meeting.  “It is 95 percent complete,” he said. More...

Emergency landing in a hay field

Jason Robertson’s hay field in front of his home on the Allen Road became an emergency landing strip for Mark Pinneo of Clarkesville, Tenn. Monday afternoon. More...

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Representatives of the U.S. More...

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Community

Old five and dime store comes down

True to his word from last week, Grove Hill property owner George Jones had a trackhoe on site tearing down the old five and dime store shell of a building Tuesday afternoon. More...

Two Grove Hill council members say they won’t seek reelection in 2016

Two members of the Grove Hill Town Council, Pat Mc- Graw and John Reid, will not seek reelection in the 2016 municipal election.  McGraw, the District 1 representative, has served on the council since being elected in 2004. More...

SNAKES ALIVE!

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees say recent article on black pinesnake needs fixes

Editor’s note: The editor received an unexpected telephone call May 21 that turned out to be a conference call from six representatives of the U.S. More...

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White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson will have a Summer Reading Program that began Monday, June 1 for 5K students, First and Second Graders on Tuesday and Third and Fourth Graders on Wednesday. The program will continue through the month of June. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge Church News

Indian Ridge Baptist Church held its regular order of service Sunday, May 3 with the pastor, Rev. Lynum, preaching a very moving sermon.  More...

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church Vacation Bible School 2015 will be Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 7 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. for ages three years old to sixth grade. More...

Sanctity of Marriage Prayer Rally

An estimated 160-plus turned out for a Sanctity of Marriage Prayer Rally in the Carleton Park in downtown Grove Hill, held after morning church services Sunday. The event was sponsored by the Clarke County Baptist Association. Loren S.  More...

Lifestyle

Reception honors Morris

Retiring Clarke County Administrator Lois Morris was honored May 28 with a reception in the large courtroom of the county courthouse. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Democrat's June 1975 issues

Jackson firemen and young firemen attended the Annual Fire College in Tuscaloosa. More...

Schools

Students honored during annual Awards Day

Awards Day for Wilson Hall Middle School was held May 27 in the school gym. More...

Musicians compete in Mobile

Fifteen WHMS band students traveled to Mobile for individual competition in the Alabama Solo and Ensemble Festival on Saturday, May 2. Twelve of them scored Superior Ratings and were awarded medals for their efforts. More...

Bibb Co. administrators view Career Preparedness class

WHMS had the pleasure of hosting administrators from Bibb County on May 6 who wanted to view our Career Preparedness class in action. WHMS offered Career Preparedness A in the eighth grade this year. More...

Jones - Free Access

Willie Ray Jones, 65, of Thomasville died May 28, 2015 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1950 in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Thomasville Church of Christ. He was a former power company supervisor.  More...

Sales tax could fund hospital’s renovations

The board of directors of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority is proposing the Town of Grove Hill approve an additional one-cent sales tax to pay for renovation to the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  More...

Marijuana found in car that clips pole

Lawmen found a large amount of marijuana in a 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis that wrecked on Highway 43 in the Antioch community Sunday morning, May 31, taking out a utility pole and tearing down a fence. More...

Old dairy bar might not be gone just yet

The downtown Grove Hill fast food eatery, Gene and Ellen’s, could be back in business, according to Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks.  Hicks reported at Monday night’s meeting of the town council that an unidentified woman had come to town ha More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Lambard - Free Access

Jud Lambard, 70, of Mobile for 60 years passed away on June 6, 2015.   More...

Jones - Free Access

Willie Ray Jones, 65, of Thomasville died May 28, 2015 at Vaughan Regional Medical Center. He was born March 31, 1950 in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Thomasville Church of Christ. He was a former power company supervisor.  More...

Mayton - Free Access

James Edward Mayton, 87, of Thomasville died June 3, 2015 at his residence.  He was born Oct. 24, 1927 in Aimwell, Ala. He was a member of the 3 Circle Church in Thomasville. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  More...

Business

Boise awarded for top safety record

Boise Paper’s Jackson paper mill and converting plant were awarded May 20 for their outstanding 2014 worker safety records by the Alabama Department of Labor and Manufacture Alabama, the state’s manufacturing trade association.  More...

Sports

Clarke Prep School Junior and Senior all-stars

Four Clarke Prep School Lady Gators’ softball players and three Gator baseball players were selected to play in the AISA Senior and Junior all-star games this week in Montgomery. More...

Catch a fish for free on June 6 in Alabama

On Saturday, June 6, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. More...

Dunagan completes stellar career at NWCC

Seven Northwest Rangers, highlighted by Kiley Dunagan, have been selected for MACJC postseason honors by a vote of the league's head softball coaches, it was announced on Thursday, May 7.  Sophomore pitchers Jessica Holliday and Dunagan, as well More...

Editorial

A busy summer slated with school and church events, reunions and lots more!

Chance & Scyrene

A Welch Family Gathering in honor of Lincoln Welch, Sr. and Sadie Frye Welch is planned for Saturday, July 25th at noon, at the Packers Bend Community   More...

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Mallie McConnell celebrated her birthday in Mt.Vernon with siblings Retha Marshall, Wilmer McConnell and others. See Gail Marshall’s column below for more information. More...

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Marty and Helon Everse of Birmingham, knowing The Democrat publisher’s fondness for old postcards, shared these two Clarke County cards they found at a postcard show in Huntsville over the week More...

Records

Lots of criminal jury cases on circuit court dockets for the week of June 15

Clarke County’s two circuit judges have full dockets for the summer term of criminal jury court, slated for the week of June 15. Individuals and the charges are listed below. More...

Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 26- June 2 include:  April Roshelle Hollins, 32, domestic violence second degree, $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Sterling Wykeith Grayson, More...

Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported on May 19 in the 100 block of Stanley Drive.  Domestic harassment was reported on May 26 in the 500 block of East Clinto More...