November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff says drone will be big help in search missions

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Super… Drone! The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department is in the aviation business now. Sheriff Ray Norris has purchased a drone. More...

Grove Hill council must rebid solid waste contract

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night advertising bids for a new three-year solid waste collection contract. The contract with BFI/Republic Services will end Dec. More...

Special Sections

Community

New United Way president shares ideas and vision with Clarke volunteers

New United Way of Southwest Alabama President and CEO Clifford Grimes has wasted no time in formulating a plan to keep the organization moving forward.  Grimes met with members of the Clarke County United Way Board of Directors recently and unve More...

Former Jackson cop arrested on porn charges

Former Jackson police officer Robert Patrick, 29, was arrested Monday afternoon by the Jackson Police Department and charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography.  More...

Basketball game fuss leads to man getting run over

A Monday afternoon altercation over a basketball game led to injuries for one Jackson man and the arrest of another.  According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Kenneth Russell Jr., 22, of Jackson, received multiple scrapes and lac More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Thursday, Nov. 19 at 11:45 a.m. at the New Faith Baptist Church in Coffeeville for its annual Thanksgiving dinner and business meeting.  More...

Church News

Church News

New Home Baptist Church near Monroeville will have a singing Thursday, Nov. 19 featuring The Punches Family of Fredericktown, Missouri and The Rockmen. A chicken supper will begin at 5 p.m. followed by a cake auction at 6 p.m. Plates are $8. More...

Editorial

Fear and panic suits ISIS just fine

Editor’s Notes

The fear and panic being shown here in the U.S. and around the world after the attacks on Paris and other assaults by ISIS is just what the terrorist group wants. They want us to panic and to run and hide and lock the doors.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

‘They’ gonna get you

Gone South

Recently I wrote about all the different people at different times predicting that the world is about to end.  Some look forward to it - the ones who believe they are going to be “taken up” in the rapture.  Some just look at the More...

Preacher pleads to sex charges; gets 15 years

Four adult women, teen and/or preteen victims of sexual assault by a then- Thomasville minister in the late 1980s and early 1990s, wiped tears Monday as they listened to him repeatedly answer “guilty” as multiple counts of rape, attempted More...

Win cash in Democrat’s photo contest

Get your cameras out or dig out a favorite Christmas photo from the past and enter The Democrat’s Christmas photo contest.  You could win $100 cash if you’re the first place winner. Second place garners $50 and third place $25.  More...

Richey won’t be on ballot, says judge; Demos still certify

Democratic candidate for superintendent of education Lenoise Richey Jr., did not file his qualifications for the office with the Clarke County Probate Office prior to qualifying with the Democratic Party in violation of state law, said Probate Judge More...

Grove Hill’s churches to hold community Thanksgiving service

A Community Thanksgiving Service will be Sunday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church.  The speaker will be Dr. Mike Pearson, the church’s pastor. Additional area ministers will participate in the service.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Parnell - Free Access

James Byron Parnell, 47, of Grove Hill died Nov. 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born Nov. 11, 1968 in Thomasville. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Chilton. More...

Turner - Free Access

Born Nov. 19, 1912, Mrs. Lillian Coleman Flinn Turner passed away Jan. 24, 2013 at 100 years of age. Graveside memorial services will be conducted Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., at the Hopewell Cemetery in Walker Springs. The Rev. More...

Turner - Free Access

Born Nov. 19, 1912, Mrs. Lillian Coleman Flinn Turner passed away Jan. 24, 2013 at 100 years of age. Graveside memorial services will be conducted Dec. 6, 2:30 p.m., at the Hopewell Cemetery in Walker Springs. The Rev. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep’s season ends in semi-finals

The season came to an end for the Clarke Prep School Gators 49-12 at the hands of Edgewood last Friday night in Prattville.  It was a semi-final game in Class AA of the AISA.  More...

Aggies push past Eufaula to quarters

The Jackson High School football team faced a tough test in the first half of Friday night’s second-round game against Eufaula, but a 21-point third quarter helped the Aggies pull away for the 48-21 win. More...

AISA Championship pairings, AHSAA playoff games

AISA CHAMPIONSHIPS (Friday at Troy University)  CLASS AAA Bessemer Aca. (12-0) vs. Monroe Aca. (13-0), 7 p.m.  CLASS AA Edgewood (12-0) vs. Marengo Aca. (10-1), 3:30 p.m.  CLASS A Abbeville Chr. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 10-17 include: David Edward Thompson, 48, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Disorderly conduct was reported Nov. 3 at Carroll St. and Depot Road.  An arrest was made Nov. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Nov. 5-12   Johnny Stinson, to Johnny Stinson.  Kecia C. Rossby, to Kristi L. Pritchett.  Evelyn M. More...

Schools

Students, alumni celebrate Bulldog Homecoming

Students of Clarke County High School, alumni, and residents of the greater Grove Hill area celebrated during the annual Homecoming parade Oct. 16 in downtown Grove Hill. More...

Robotics team headed to Auburn

This is the first year Clarke County High School has had a Robotics Team. The team competed Oct. 24 at the Jubilee BEST competition held at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Center in Mobile. More...

Students donate to food pantry

The CCHS Beta Club held their third annual Turkey Dash on November 3.  This year they had a total of 19 teams and donated two truckloads of food to the local food pantry here in Grove Hill. More...