November 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Oldest county bank, two more closing doors next week

Last Friday, a lone customer was being waited on at a teller window in the cavernous bank and one vehicle was being serviced in the drive-through. More...

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Community

Lumberjack competition always a big draw at Jackson Fall Festival

The lumberjack competition, which is always a crowd favorite at the annual Jackson Fall Festival, is much more than just a test of skills. More...

Car chase, manhunt ends when man caught in T’ville

Alabama State Troopers caught a male subject who drove off from a traffic stop, and then in the subsequent chase on U.S. Highway 43, caused a wreck near the Gates Drive intersection in south Thomasville on Monday afternoon. More...

40 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s November 1976 issues

Nov. 8-14, 1976 as Soil Testing and Lime Use Kickoff Week in Clarke County. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The 34th Annual Jackson Fall Festival will be Saturday, Nov. 5 in downtown Jackson from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, a car show, live music, food, the annual lumberjack competition and more. More...

Church News

Church Notices

Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Grove Hill will present Joy Night in honor of Rev. and Mrs. W.E. Jackson, Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Ivory James, pastor of the St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff. More...

Higginbotham-Messer to say vows Dec. 17 in Jackson church

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Higginbotham of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Ann, to Micah James Messer. Mr. Messer is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Messer of Dothan.  More...

Schools

Photo

These Clarke Prep elementary students brought their own gator to the homecoming prep rally Friday. The kids were dressed up for Halloween. The Clarke Prep Gators won the game Friday night. More...

Career tech students attend conference

Clarke County High School students in career technical student organizations such as, DECA, HOSA and FCCLA, attended the Joint Leadership Development Conference in Birmingham on Oct. More...

CCHS excited about River BEST robotics team

Clarke County High School is excited to have a River BEST Robotics team this year to compete in Thomasville in the “Bet the Farm” STEM Games. More...

Yes, there’s an election on Tuesday

Finally, after over a year of campaigning, voters will elect a new president Tuesday, deciding between either the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, or the Republican, Donald Trump.  More...

Trial readied in case of man shocked by Alabama Power line

A case that could take two to three weeks to try if it comes up next week is one against Alabama Power brought by a man who was injured when he was shocked by an Alabama Power electrical line in Grove Hill on Sept. 12, 2012. More...

CPS homecoming

The Clarke Prep School homecoming court was presented at the game on Friday night. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Noah - Free Access

Allen Odell Noah Jr., 57, of Enid, Okla. died Oct. 24, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was born May 19, 1959 to Allen Odell and Mary Louise Noah in Anniston.  More...

Sullivan - Free Access

Marie Sullivan, 84, of Jackson passed away Oct. 30, 2016 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile.  She was born Jan. 20, 1932 to Herbert Melton McClamy Sr. and Vida Coxwell McClamy. More...

Taylor - Free Access

Randal Eugene Taylor, 55, of Thomasville died Nov. 3, 2016 at his residence.  He was born Oct. 20, 1961 in Selma to Vester Eugene and Mary Bernice Taylor. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep trounces Wilcox handily 52-0

The Clarke Prep School Gators closed out the regular season with a convincing 52-0 thumping of Wilcox Academy last Friday night. The Gator offense churned out 399 yards while the defense limited the Wildcats to just 53 yards on the night. More...

CCHS comes up short in Backyard Brawl

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs saw their football season come to an end after a hard fought 22-16 loss to longtime rival Thomasville last Friday night.  The 102nd Backyard Brawl was played at H.G. More...

Gerald Stephens beats odds, stars for Alabama

What are the chances that not one, not two, but three brothers from a small town in a rural county would go on to play football for the state’s largest college? More...

Editorial

A simple-minded moron is going to go vote Tuesday

Editor’s Notes

We are down to the short rows on this nasty presidential election campaign. It can’t end soon enough for me.  More...

Presidents and the Supreme Court

Inside the Statehouse

We will vote to select the 44th President Tuesday. The next President will be a New Yorker. More...

My favorite Nobel laureate

Gone South

It has begun to sink in.Bob Dylan.Yep, the guy who wrote Johnny’s in the basement, mixing up the medicine I’m on the pavement, thinking ‘bout the government is now a Nobel laureate with William Faulkner, Rudyard Kipling, William But More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson Police answered the following calls this past week:  A suspicious person was reported Oct. 23 in the 100 block of Kimball Avenue.  A fire was reported Oct. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. Oct. 20-27   Willard Corley, to Willard Corley.  Daley Duncan, to Kevin Cox.  Rodger D. Knight, to Bernita K. Hamilton.  Estate of Martha Fae Anton, to Sharon Jones.  Johnny M. More...

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 25-Nov. More...

Pioneer Day

Pioneer Day

This year’s Pioneer Day celebration — the 17th annual — may have drawn the largest crowd ever. More...