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CPS students place wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Clarke Prep School’s gifted students, grades fifth through eighth, are in Washington, D.C. on an end-of-the-year field trip. More...

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Community

Sunday Boise fire quickly contained

A normally quiet Sunday morning in Jackson was filled with excitement when the Jackson Fire Department was dispatched to a blaze at Boise.  Jackson Fire Chief Bobby Brooks said the department received a call at about 12:19 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Human Resources regular board meeting will be Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.  Jackson High School’s Awards Night will be Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. More...

White graduates Summa Cun Laude from Miss St.

Sally Joyce White of Coffeeville and Thomasville High School graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mississippi State University on May 7, 2016 in Starkville, Mississippi.  Named a Stephen D. More...

Church News

Church News

Truevine Baptist Church of Dickinson will have a Spring Revival beginning Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest speakers will be Rev. C. Threadwill of Thomasville, Rev. R. McConnell of Packers Bend and Rev. More...

Editorial

Muddling along in Grove Hill

Editor’s Notes

All interest is focused on the presidential race these days. Donald Trump appears to have the Republican nomination locked up as his last two opponents, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, threw in the towel last week. More...

Heritage groups take a beating

Inside the Statehouse

For the past five or six years the legislature has pretty much cut state government to the bone. One of the areas that legislators have taken an ax to are Alabama’s cultural heritage agencies. More...

Political Cartoon

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Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 3-10 include: Quashonda Sellers, 28, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson   The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Simple assault was reported April 29 in the 100 block of Miller St.  Simple assault was reported April 30 on Vanity Drive at the municipal pool.& More...

County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated April 28-29  Phillip H. Newton, to Bruce Wayne Newton.  Phillip H. Newton, to Bruce Wayne Newton.  Phillip H. Newton, to Bruce Wayne Newton.  Betty Jo G. Haynie-As Trustee, to Betty Jo G. More...

Career tech center OK’d for county

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Larry Bagley told county commissioners Monday that the county has been approved for one of the 10 workforce development/ career tech centers that will be created statewide. More...

Short criminal trial docket next week

Next week’s criminal trial docket is much shorter than usual with only a handful of cases set before Judges Gaines McCorquodale and Robert Montgomery. More...

Retired ALDOT engineer to be county’s interim

A retired engineer will be hired to serve as Clarke County’s interim engineer while a search is conducted for the position, commissioners decided Tuesday.  Lou Wallace of Thomasville, retired assistant division engineer with the Alabama De More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Etheridge - Free Access

Burma Jean Etheridge, 63, of Jackson died peacefully at her residence May 12, 2016. She was born March 31, 1953 in Grove Hill to Burma Jones and the late Derrell Jones. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson.  More...

McKinley - Free Access

William Ervin McKinley, 64, of Grove Hill died May 14, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary.  He was born July 2, 1951 in Grove Hill. He was a member of the Jackson First Assembly of God. He was a mechanic at Boise Cascade.  More...

Grant - Free Access

Veallis James Grant, 87, a native of Choctaw Bluff and a resident of the Indian Ridge Community of Whatley traded time for eternity on Thurs. May 12, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.   More...

Sports

Lady Gators finish 4th in the state

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators finished fourth in the state in Class AA this past weekend in Montgomery  Clarke Prep opened tournament play by falling 17- 0 to eventual state champion Macon-East.  Sierra Myers had a hit and Megan Brooks More...

CCHS Lady Bulldogs headed to South Regional tourney

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs are headed to the Class 4A South Regional as the area tournament runner-up after falling to Thomasville 4-3 in the “if” game last Thursday. CCHS had forced a second game earlier with a win. More...

Sparks commits to Oklahoma Sooners

Former Thomasville catcher and current Northwest Florida State player Hannah Sparks has accepted an offer from number three-ranked Oklahoma. “I am thrilled and excited,” Sparks said. More...

Lifestyle

VIVA CUBA!

Cuba not as far away as it once was Editor’s Notes

“Where’s Cox?” a visitor to The Democrat asked. “Cuba,” he was told. More...

Luffa vase made by Roseville

Q: My mother received a brown Luffa vase that measures 7 1/4 inches in about 1935 or 1936 for a birthday present. I have been offered $50 for it by a collector. — Rob, Rio Rancho, New Mexico   More...

From crime to pigs, local Study Club has interesting programs

Spring programs have informed members of the Community Study Club opportunities to enrich the lives of families in the county and technology used to protect them.  More...

Schools

Student receives DAR award

Clarke Prep is proud to recognize Holly Syphrit, daughter of Charles and Renee Syphrit, as the recent recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award. Holly is pictured with outgoing regent, Mrs. More...

PeeWee sports banquet held

The CPS PeeWee athletes held their sports banquet on Monday, May 2. Athletes and parents enjoyed recognizing these students for their hard work this year in football, baseball and softball. More...

Robison recognized

CPS high school history teacher Mr. Rodger Robison was named the AISA 2A Secondary Teacher of the Year.   More...