December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Photo Contest

Olivia House won The Democrat’s Christmas Photo Contest and the $100 first place prize money for this photo of her niece, 1-year-old Andalyn Bradford, the daughter of Heath and Erica Bradford. More...

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Community

Grove Hill Council passes $2.2 million budget three months into fiscal year

The Grove Hill Town Council finally approved Monday night its Fiscal Year 2016 budget,  Total revenues for the General Fund are $2,241,730.00, and expenses total $2,189,530.00.  More...

Correction

In last week’s news story of Lenoise Richey being appointed to be the Democratic candidate for Clarke County superintendent after he was denied ballot access because of a late paperwork filing, the motion to vote on Richey was incorrectly attri More...

Temporary ER coming soon

The temporary mobile Emergency Room unit, “Carolinas Med-One, will be installed in mid-January at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  The 14-bed unit will be placed in the back of the hospital, and a covered walkway will be built for patients w More...

Church News

Advice for coping with holiday blues

In December, we watch “magical” Christmas movies, shop from stores promising a special season, and hear songs proclaiming this as “the most wonderful time of the year.” We feel pressure to be jolly, but sometimes we’re n More...

Announcements

Grove Hill United Methodist Church will have a Christmas Eve service Thursday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.  More...

A gift worth receiving

“Mommy,” asked a small child, “how long did Baby Jesus stay in the manger?” Puzzled, the mother answered. “Not too long, I would imagine.”  More...

Editorial

Finding the answers

Editor’s Notes

I had intended to write on the wonder and the magic of Christmas in this Dec. 24 edition. Instead, I need to comment on a tragedy, one that has shocked and saddened the community. More...

Political Cartoon

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Christmas traditions

Gone South

Tis the season of traditions.  And tradition breaking.  Going over the river and through the woods to the Christmas tree farm to cut a live one was and is a Jackson family tradition.  A family fight over which tree we would cut was al More...

Basic GH residential garbage rate going up 75-cents a month

The Grove Hill Town Council approved Monday night an ordinance raising residential and commercial rates for solid waste collection. The increases are based on the new three-year contract with Advanced Disposal Services Gulf Coast, LLC. More...

T’ville’s Oliver Masonic Lodge celebrates 150th anniversary

The Oliver Masonic Lodge No. 334 of Thomasville celebrates 150 years this month and events were held Dec. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Hicks - Free Access

William Hawood Hicks, 80, of Grove Hill died Dec. 23, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center. He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. More...

Smith - Free Access

Justin Ryan Smith, 18, of Grove Hill died Dec. 17, 2015.He was born May 14, 1997 in Grove Hill. He was a graduate of Clarke County High School where he played football for the Bulldogs. He attended New Life Pentacostal Church. More...

Singleton - Free Access

Alma Marie Gill Singleton, 94, of Jackson, passed away Dec. 23, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by her family.   More...

Sports

Young hunters show off their deer

First rack deer Tyeson Cumlander doubled up with his Uncle Ron as they took an eight point each while sitting together. This was Tyeson's first rack buck. More...

Clarke Prep AISA football all-stars

Four members of the Clarke Prep football team, (l to r:) Justin Baugh, Nick Pope, Grey Tucker and Edward Skipper played in the annual East-West AISA all-star football game recently at Cramton Bowl in Montgomery. More...

2015-16 College Bowl game schedule

Dec. 24 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan Nassau, Bahamas | National Stadium Noon on ESPN Hawaii Bowl San Diego State vs. Cincinnati Honolulu | Aloha Stadium 8 p.m. on ESPN  More...

Records

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department.  Fraudulent use of a credit card was reported Dec. 11 in the 6000 block of Walker Springs Road.  Theft was reported Dec. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Records

Property deeds listed  Dated Dec. 10-16  Kathryn Clarke, to Christopher Clarke.  Kenneth D. Deas, to Jeremy Kristian Roe.  Warner Pezent, to Charles Pritchett.  Kelly B. Merifield, William G. More...