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Grove Hill’s first elected black mayor installed

History was made but with little fanfare early Monday evening at Grove Hill Town Hall as Cynthia Jackson was sworn in as the town’s mayor.  A former council member who was appointed mayor after Mayor Levon Hicks’ death, she was elect More...

‘Mudcat Cervichi’ judged ‘Best Overall’ dish at AWF’s Clarke County Cook-off

Catfish Cakes w/Ginger Cream Sauce, Flying Bob w/Gravy and Sweet & Spicy Elk Bombs were just a few of the tasty dishes found at the Alabama Wildlife Federation Wild Game Cook- Off and Silent Auction last Thursday, Nov. More...

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Community

Grove Hill Council members take oaths

A new Grove Hill administration for the next four years took charge Monday night as the mayor and five council members were sworn in by Municipal Judge Ronnie Keahey. More...

Changing of the guard

A mayor and four council members from across Clarke County marking their last week in office

Editor’s note: This story was started on the front page of last week’s Democrat and was suppose to continue to an inside page. It didn’t. We apologize. More...

Fall Festival draws a crowd to Jackson

It was a pretty day for the 34th Annual Jackson Fall Festival Saturday and a lot of people turned out for the Bob Smith Memorial Car Show, arts and crafts and the lumberjack competition. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Antioch Volunteer Fire Department will host an Open House Saturday, Nov. 12 from 1 until 5 p.m. during the Antioch Community Celebration! More...

Church News

Church Notices

Chilton Baptist Church will host its Annual Youth Rally Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A guest speaker will be there as well as special music. Lunch will be served. Bro. William Gibbons invites all youth to come and bring a friend. More...

Antioch Baptist celebrating 125 years

Church started in a schoolhouse, Aug. 2, 1891

This is edited from an article that appeared in Historical Sketches of Clarke County, Alabama published in 1976 by the Clarke County Historical Society.   On Aug. More...

Personal stylist offers tips for traveling ensemble to Study Club members

The October meeting of the Community Study Club was held in the Grove Hill United Methodist Church with Kate Jordan and Tammy Cross as hostesses. More...

Lifestyle

Laugh a Little

A man walks into a bar and orders a drink. Then he notices there are pieces of meat nailed to the ceiling of the bar so he asks the barman what they are for. More...

How not to run out of retirement money

One big fear of many seniors is that they will run out of retirement money.  Chuck Price, president of Price Financial Group Wealth Management Inc., has some ideas about how to stretch out the money we do have.  More...

Comics

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Schools

GatorBytes robotic team advances

The "GatorBytes", twenty-four middle and high school students from Clarke Prep School, participated in the River BEST Robotics Competition in Thomasville on November 5.  BEST stands for Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology.  Fiftee More...

Gator orators do well

Seniors Sara Wilson and Aubrey Mott represented CPS at the District II oratorical contest recently. These ladies did an amazing job! Thank you Sara and Aubrey for making your school proud!   More...

Honor band Gators

Three Clarke Prep band members were recently selected for the AISA All-Star Band, which will perform at the AISA All-Star football game in December. Band members chosen for this honor are (l-r) Braden Hicks, Adam Cooke and Alex Bradford.   More...

TRUMP WINS PRESIDENCY

A billionaire Republican businessman who has never held public office and never served in the military was elected the next president of the United States Tuesday following one of the most brutalizing and divisive presidential elections in the nation More...

Head-on crash fatal for man early Sunday

A head-on collision early Sunday morning on Highway 84 East, just outside of Grove Hill and just east of the Love Road intersection, was fatal for Theodore Pritchett, 54, of Walker Springs, who was headed to work at the Alabama River Cellulose Mill n More...

GH budget OK’d; employee health insurance costs still to be resolved

Grove Hill’s general fund budget was approved at a special meeting, Oct. 25. The budget was supposed to be in place by the beginning of the fiscal year, Oct. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dunagan - Free Access

  Services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama for Henry Griffin Dunagan, 85, of Jackson. Mr. More...

Guy - Free Access

Blane D. Guy, 58, of Jackson passed away Nov. 12, 2016 at UAB Hospital. He was born Feb. 7, 1958 to James and Frances Allday Guy. He enjoyed working for the Lord and was also a great husband, father and grandfather. More...

Bradford - Free Access

Sara Jane Bradford, 76, of Thomasville died Nov. 23, 2016 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born May 29, 1940 in Clarke County to Jehue and Mattie Lee McIntyre. She was a homemaker.  More...

Business

Nanafalia landmark store closes

A. W. Compton & Son in business for 78 years

The low-slung brick store sits catty-cornered at the wide intersection of Highways 10 and 69. White Charolais cattle graze in the open fields around the store. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep rolls into semi-finals 42-6

The Clarke Prep School Gators went on the road Friday as a four seed and when the night was finished they had knocked off top-seeded Cornerstone Christian 42- 6 in Columbiana.  Clarke Prep’s defense held the Chargers to 79 yards in total o More...

THS defeats Knights to advance to 2nd round

The Thomasville High School Tigers football team defeated the Catholic Montgomery Knights 20-6 Nov. 4 at D.F. Anderson Field.  More...

Road warrior JHS Aggies beat Eufaula 41-21

A long bus ride did nothing to slow down the Jackson High School football team. More...

Editorial

Pray for a more united United States

Our Opinions

This is written on Tuesday morning, Election Day. More...

Voter rolls: Put ’em on but take ’em off too

There’s been a big push to register people to vote. That is good but perhaps it has been overdone in Alabama and especially in Clarke County. More...

Nothing to do? Hardly!

If we hear anyone moaning about “nothing to do” in Clarke County in October and November we will be inquired to set them straight — maybe, even — with a kick in the pants. More...

Records

T’ville Police Activities

The activities of the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of Oct. 31- Nov. 6 are listed below.   More...

Jackson Police Calls

The following calls were answered by the Jackson Police Dept. this past week: An arrest was made Oct. 27 for theft of property first degree. An accident with no injuries was reported Oct. 31 in the 200 block of Hospital Drive. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Sept. Oct. 27-Nov. 2

Carol H. Harrell, to Amy Carol Harrell.  Carol H. Harrell, to Nicholas Henderson Harrell .  Mack R. Harris, to Mary L. Harris.  Dennis Haskew, to Mack R. Harris.  Kay Crosby, to Natasha Burroughs.  Mack R. More...