November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizen of Year recognized

Mike Williamson, center, was honored as Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year last Thursday, Nov. 10 with a banquet and program at the Vivian P. Gilmore Senior Center. More...

Grove Hill picks Dec. 1 for Christmas parade

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the annual Christmas Parade will be Thursday, Dec. 1. This year’s grand marshal will be Mike Williamson, Grove Hill’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. The parade will start at 4 p.m. More...

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Community

Williams-Keahey law office gets spruced up

The Williams & Keahey law office at the corner of Cobb and Court Streets is among several Grove Hill businesses that have undergone renovations recently. More...

Man runs from Jackson police; hides in trash can

A Jackson man fleeing police officers Wednesday, Nov. 9, found a creative place to hide, but in the end officers were able to sniff out the suspect and take him into custody.  More...

Books show value of nation’s farmers

The Clarke County Farmers Federation is celebrating the upcoming Farm-City Week, Nov. 18-24, by donating books to local school libraries. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet Thursday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. at the Central Office in Grove Hill. More...

Church News

Church Notices

The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a Family and Friends Day Program Sunday, Nov. 20 at 12 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Charles Hurd of Macedonia Baptist Church of Millry. Dinner will be served. More...

Editorial

Hope for new prez

Our Opinions

Donald Trump has proven new campaign techniques. You can bully and belittle people, be a racist and a sexist and all other kind of words too hard to spell and be elected president with a large Electoral College vote. Even the circus barker P. T. More...

A TV sitcom comedy life

Editor’s Notes

A month or so ago we found a kitten, barely three or four weeks old, under a pallet on the dock of The Democrat. No one had any idea where it came from. I tried to pawn the cat off on everyone at the newspaper but had no takers. More...

Sessions next secretary of defense?

Inside the Statehouse

Donald J. Trump’s election to the presidency left the pollsters and pundits from every media outlet and news network with egg on their face. It also left them with their mouths ajar in shock. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 8-15 include: Matthew Braxton Paul, 22, assault third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

T’ville Arrests

Thomasville Police Chief Mitchell Stuckey released the following arrests and other information for the week of Nov. More...

CLARKE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Gainestown drag racers caught in act

It was just over a year ago that Sheriff Ray Norris announced he was cracking down on illegal drag racing on county highways, especially in the Alma, Gainestown and Perry’s Chapel areas of south Clarke County.  More...

Write-in votes still tabulated but not detailed

Grove Hill’s late barber and local funny man Fletcher Kinman regularly got write-in votes for one office or another in past general elections. More...

Blood drive at CCHS

Clarke County High School is teaming up with United Blood Services for a blood drive Thursday, Nov. 17 at the school. The drive will be from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. More...

First 4-H Dairy Show in years

This year marked the first 4-H Dairy Show in Clarke County in many decades.  County Extension Coordinator, Kevan Tucker and 4-H Foundation Agent Wendy Padgett both expressed their excitement about this new program.  Animal projects such as More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Davis - Free Access

James Edwin Davis Sr., 86, of Jackson passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center.   More...

Mathews - Free Access

Gladys Ryser Mathews, 103, of Grove Hill passed away Nov. 18, 2016 at her residence.   More...

Dunagan

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. Dunagan died Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. More...

Business

Alabama holiday sales to reach $11.4 billion

The holiday season is officially here, and retailers are ready for their busiest few weeks of the year. More...

Sports

Gators grid season comes to an end

Clarke Prep School ended their season last Friday in the semi-finals of the Class AA playoffs with a 54-24 loss at Escambia Academy in Canoe.  “We played hard and had our chances,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Basketball tips off for CCHS Friday

By Ross Wood Clarke County Democrat The Clarke County High School, after graduating eight seniors from last year’s team, will have a young team in their first season in Class 3A. More...

Aggies hammer Lincoln, look to St. Paul’s

Each November, it seems the Jackson High School and St. Paul’s football teams are on a collision course in the postseason. More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

‘Thanksgiving’ mentioned in what book eight times?

1. Which book of the Bible (KJV) mentions the word “thanksgiving” the most times, at eight? Genesis, Nehemiah, Psalms, Isaiah  2. From Leviticus 22, a sacrifice of thanksgiving is most meaningful when it is ...? More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Hog-bristle toothbrushes and bronze razors

* It was 19th-century British historian and politician Thomas Babington Macaulay who made the following sage observation: “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” More...

Laugh a Little

A guy named Joe receives a free ticket to the Super Bowl from his company. Unfortunately, when Joe arrives at the stadium, he realizes the seat is in the last row in the corner of the stadium, he's closer to the Goodyear Blimp than the field. More...