October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Few contested races; qualifying for elected offices ends Nov. 6

Either the early qualifying schedule and early March 1 primary date has everyone off balance or no one’s interested in running for local offices next year.  Whatever the reason, few have qualified for elected offices that will be on the ba More...

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Community

New director at GH Cultural Arts Center

Crystal Smith Wilson of Jackson has been chosen as the new director of the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. She replaces Michelle Mullins, who recently resigned. More...

Go back in time at Pioneer Day event

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 16th Annual Pioneer Day and Antique Tractor show Saturday, October 31, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Rural Community College Alliance names ASCC’s Sykes as chairman

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College has been appointed chairman of the Rural Community College Alliance Board.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alabama Southern Community College’s Art Gallery located in the front of Nettles Auditorium in Monroeville, will host an exhibition of works by Mary Jane Coker through Saturday, Nov. 7.  More...

Church News

Church News

Chilton Baptist Church will have a fifth Saturday night community singing Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. A County Wide Youth Rally will be Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. There is no charge. Lunch will be served. Come and bring a friend. More...

Editorial

Timber rolls in Clarke County!

Editor’s Notes

The forestry industry is big business in Clarke County and the mainstay of our economy and all of southwest Alabama.  This week we salute the industry with our annual forestry edition. More...

Political Cartoon

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A sure sign the end is nigh

Gone South

Last week I wrote about past (and current) efforts to predict the coming of “The End.”  This brought a response from my buddy Wayne, who among other things is an ordained Baptist minister. More...

Demo commissioners run up travel tab

Clarke County Commissioner Stan Hutto again questioned the use of travel funds by Commission Chairman Tyrone Moye and Rhondel Rhone. Hutto reported Monday that $21,743.26 was spent in Fiscal Year 2015 by the commission on traveling expenses. More...

Is there a dentist in the house?

Donna Davis, Susan Jones, Rhonda Wilson and Ella Davis looked like they all needed a dentist (or maybe it is too late?) at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church’s supper and Halloween costume contest Sunday night. Halloween is Saturday. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Parnell - Free Access

Eula Maxine Parnell, 95, of Pine Hill died Oct. 29, 2015 at Camden Nursing Facility. She was born July 10, 1920 in Rockville. She was a former seamstress. She was a member of the Sunny South Baptist Church.  More...

Phillips - Free Access

Gracie Mae Phillips, 67, of Coffeeville died Oct. 25, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Sept. 10, 1948 in Selma. She was a former seamstress.  More...

Phillips - Free Access

Mary Louise West Phillips, 93, of Thomasville died Oct. 24, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born June 28, 1922 in Thomasville. She was a member of Creel’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.  More...

Sports

Gators fall to Monroe Academy

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a 47-0 loss to Monroe Academy last Friday night in Monroeville.  It was not a region game and Head Coach Billy Hamilton wanted to make sure no one got injured in the game against the top AAA program in the More...

Bulldogs give valiant effort

In a game of opportunities and big plays the Clarke County High Bulldogs came up on the short end of each in a 27-14 loss to longtime rival Thomasville in the 101st Backyard Brawl last Friday night in Thomasville.  More...

CPS Coach Hamilton and I have been together for many years

Sports Scene

There have been several people come through the doors at The Democrat since I first came to work here. In truth, I tend to forget about them once they leave. I have enough to worry with than try and remember old co-workers. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 20-27 include: Laquinton Kenyatta Denson, 33, probation violationfelony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic harassment was reported Oct. 7 in the 300 block of West Rose St.  A missing person was reported Oct. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Oct. 14-21  Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, to John W. Glass.  Browning Oil & Gas LLC, to David Shane Adams.  Helen Reed Bradley, to Helen Reed Bradley.  Helen Reed Bradley, to Flo B. More...