September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

C’ville town council now meeting in old CHS as new town hall

The Coffeeville Town Council will hold a “special called” meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. More...

A close call for retired teacher

Retired Clarke County High School teacher Lois Davis had a narrow brush with a utility pole Friday. An Alabama Power truck with a trailer carrying a replacement pole was stopped on Jackson Street. Cones were set up around the truck to divert traffic. More...

CPS coach shocked at shooting at Delta State

Clarke Prep School coach and history teacher Will Florence knows the sleepy area of Mississippi known as the Delta. He earned his teaching degree at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss. More...

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Community

Fulton gospel singing will be Oct. 3

Fulton Fire and Rescue’s Annual Fall Gospel Singing will be Saturday, Oct. More...

Coffeeville Old Timers meet Oct. 17

The Coffeeville High School Old Timers Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 17 starting at 10 a.m. More...

‘Swamp People’ beloved dog gets Clarke-made tombstone

“You kind of feel like you know these folks because they’re in your house every week,” said Ken Meeks talking about one of his favorite TV shows, “Swamp People.”  More...

Church News

Clarke County United Way campaign goal is $125,000

The United Way of Southwest Alabama kicked off its annual campaign Sept. 10 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church.  Six volunteers and one local business were honored at the event.  More...

Church News

Williams Temple C.M.E. Church of Thomasville will continue its Revival Thursday, Sept. 17 and end Friday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. nightly. The speaker on Thursday and Friday nights will be Rev. Larry Scott of Miami, Fla. More...

Editorial

Moonshine religion and hollow oaths

Editor’s Notes

One hundred and twentyfour years ago, a fellow over in Choctaw County declared himself a prophet with his own religion. A tenet of his religion included the distilling of moonshine whiskey. More...

America (The Book)

Gone South

In case you missed it, Jon Stewart left “The Daily Show,” which appeared on Comedy Central.  In the 16 years the show ran, Stewart poked fun at the foibles of politicians and the people who chatter on about them.  No cow was sac More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Less students costs county school system $1.3 million

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Sept. 10 the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.  Revenues from all sources total $26,664,391.82, and expenses from all sources total $27,261,633.82. More...

Woman escapes burning car on 84

A 2010 Chevrolet Malibu hit the back of a truck and caught fire Tuesday afternoon on Highway 84 east of Whatley. The driver of the Malibu, Whitney Lee Dumas, of Grove Hill, reportedly had a broken femur. More...

Another Clarke County token

After seeing the Scotch Lumber Company token in a recent issue of The Democrat, Walter Davis of Jackson shared this token from the C. W. Zimmerman Mfg. Co. of Jackson. Zimmerman, like Scotch, was a sawmill and logging operation in the early 1900s. More...

Litter Awareness Week is Sept. 20-26

The Clarke County Citizens Against Littering Committee will be sponsoring a countywide litter awareness and clean up week Sep. 20-26.  Citizens in Grove Hill are encouraged to clean up in town and along your streets during this week.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hare - Free Access

Annie Elizabeth Hare, 89, of Grove Hill died Sept. 20, 2015 at Camden Nursing Facility. She was born Jan. 25, 1926 in Yellow Bluff. She was a member of Tompkins Baptist Church. She was a former seamstress.  More...

Phillips - Free Access

Molly Jo Phillips, 83, of Thomasville died Sept. 18, 2015 at Eastern Shore Rehabilitation and Health Center in Daphne. She was born Aug. 17, 1932 in Clarke County. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Paul - Free Access

Hybard Delano Paul, 83, of Grove Hill died Sept. 21, 2015 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Huge 4th quarter propels CPS past Pickens

The Clarke Prep School Gators snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as they scored 22 points in the second half, 16 of those in the final frame to beat Pickens 28-21 in Carrollton last Friday night.  More...

Big plays hurt CCHS in 28-6 UMS loss

Clarke County High School battled but fell 28-6 to the top-ranked 4A UMS-Wright Bulldogs last Friday night in Grove Hill. More...

Former Auburn, THS player and GHA coach Stephens passes away

Former Thomasville High and Auburn University football player Larry Stephens passed away this past weekend. He and his wife, Susan, lived in Petal, Miss.   More...

Records

CLARKE ARRESTS

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

POLICE INCIDENT REPORTS

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Harassment was reported on Sept. 1 in the 200 block of Avenue C.  A burglary was reported on Sept. More...

Deed Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Sept. 3-10  Charles Allen, to Charles Allen.  Mary Carol Lawrence-As Trustee, to Jackson Scott Lawrence.  Mary Carol Lawrence-As Trustee, to Jackson Scott Lawrence.  Colby May to Charles A. More...