September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County commissioners OK AC unit that will be paid for by Friends of Animal Shelter

Hot dogs will become cool dogs at the Clarke County Animal Shelter with the installation of an air conditioner approved by the Clarke County Commission Tuesday. More...

Dr. Coleman wants healthcare revamped for more patient time

Coleman back in county; working this month at Grove Hill clinic

His grandfather practiced medicine for nearly three decades. “I listened to him tell stories about his practice, his patients and making house calls,” he remembered in an interview several years ago. More...

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Community

T’ville Hampton on hold; hospital still a go, says Mayor Day

Hotel groundbreaking off pending Memphis hearing By Jeff Byrd Special to The Democrat The scheduled Friday ground breaking for Thomasville’s new Hampton Inn has been postponed, according to Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day. More...

Spilled logs

A log truck driver said he ditched his truck in Whatley Monday afternoon to avoid hitting a stopped school bus. No one was hurt, including the unidentified driver who was lucky as the logs came forward, past and over the cab of his truck.   More...

BBQ pit uncovering prompts memories

Faye Deavers Jordan said the uncovering of the old barbecue pit from her parents’ restaurant, now City Drugs, brings back lots of memories.  The new owners are remodeling the building and opened up the long-closed addition where the pit wa More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will meet Sept. 15 at 11:45 a.m. the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. This meeting is CCERA’s kickoff for the 2016-17 year of meetings. Annual handbooks will be distributed. More...

Church News

Church News

Rock Bar Baptist Church will continue its Revival Thursday, Sept. 15 and end Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The evangelist will be Rev. Nicholas Howell, pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Coffeeville. Rev. Amos Hill is the pastor. More...

Lifestyle

Validation for saying ‘bless you’ for sneezes

* In the Talmud, a central text of Rabbinic Judaism, sneezing is called “pleasure sent from God.”  * Those who study such things say that when faced with a crisis situation, the average woman tends to remain calmer than the average m More...

Laugh a Little

During a funeral, the pallbearers accidentally bump into a wall and hear a faint moan. They open the casket and find out that the woman is actually alive.  She lives for 10 more years and then dies. There is another funeral for her. More...

Fall in love in with Brussells sprouts

Brussels sprouts have gotten a bad name lately, but they were very popular during the 16th century in the southern Netherlands and Northern Europe. More...

Uncovering history

John Brown, working for Turner Construction remodeling City Drugs, uncovered the brick barbecue pit that was in steady use when Deaver’s Cafe was in the location in the ’50s and early ’60s. L. B. More...

5 indicted for murder in 3 cases

Five individuals have been indicted for murder in three separate cases. Capital murder indictment The Clarke County grand Jury two weeks ago indicted Dennis James “D. More...

Clarke school budget totals $27.4 million

The Clarke County Board of Education approved a budget of nearly $27.4 million for the 2016-17 fiscal year at its Sept. 8 meeting. The budget is about the same as last year but includes a 4 percent raise for employees. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gwin - Free Access

Thomas Gilmer Gwin Jr., 77, of Jackson passed away Sept. 7, 2016 at his residence. An outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was also a collector of numerous items, especially coins and antiques. More...

Overton - Free Access

Barbara Ann Chaney Overton, 77, of Thomasville died Sept. 13, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born Oct. 6, 1938 in Uniontown to William and Mary Ola Anderson Chaney. She was a member of the Full Gospel Light House Church. More...

Graham - Free Access

Roland Keith Graham, 72, of Coffeeville passed away Sept. 17, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Sports

JA uses big second half to beat CPS

The Clarke Prep School Gators (0-3) have a tough non-region slate over the next three weeks before getting back into Class AA region games.  That stretch starts Friday when they host archrival Patrician at Hamilton Field.  The Saints, in Cl More...

Bulldogs pound out win at Flomaton

“It was a great win,” Head Coach Chris Young said of Clarke County High’s 35-21 win over Flomaton last week. More...

Aggies roll to 3-0 win over Wilcox

Jackson High School endured its first road test Friday night and passed with flying colors.  The Aggies scored early and often on their way to a 48-6 win at Wilcox Central that moved the team to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in Class 5A, Region 1.&n More...

Editorial

Alabama ought to be appointing judges to statewide courts

Our Opinions

Alabama ought to appoint its judges. We’ve long argued that electing judges politicizes the judiciary. More...

Alabama leaders hate following the rules

Other Opinions

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill tried to play by the rules when he said special session legislation had to pass by Aug. 24 to make it on November ballots.  More...

Shakeups in municipal elections

Inside the Statehouse

There is no truer adage in the political world than “all politics is local.” therefore, the best politics and the best governing in the state is at the local level. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

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

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Sept. 1-8  C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Michelle P. Smith.  C.G. Presnall, to Beverly P. More...

Jackson Incident Reports

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department during the past week include the following:  A call to assist a motorist was reported Sept. 6 in the 200 block of College Avenue.  Harassment was reported Sept. More...