March 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County DHR’s Dixon is Social Worker of the Year

Deborah Leigh Dixon of the Clarke County Health Department was awarded the honor of Social Work Manager of the Year for 2017. More...

Wife of former GOP state party chairman struck by car and dies

Emily Armistead hit as she crossed street for funeral in Linden

The wife of a former Alabama Republican chairman was killed in a traffic accident Thursday, March 23 in Linden as she and her husband were crossing the street to attend the funeral of a family friend.  Emily Armistead, 70, was the wife of Willia More...

Local man killed when pickup rolls on Hwy. 5 in Wilcox County

A one-vehicle crash on Highway 5 north of Pine Hill claimed the life of a Grove Hill man Thursday, March 23.  William Lawson “Billy” Hill, 58, was the fatality. More...

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Community

Card of Thanks

I would like to thank everyone that came to my birthday party. I turned 77 years young. It was my first birthday party. Love and thanks to my three children, also to all of my friends and family. It was the surprise of my life. More...

NEW LOCATION

Slayton Brothers, long a fixture in Jackson for chainsaws, lawn mowers and such is expanding to Thomasville. Wayne Slayton has dubbed the new store, “Slayton Bros. More...

Clarke County’s jobless rate falls but still second highest in state

Clarke County’s unemployment rate fell 1.6 percent in February from the previous month but is still the second highest in the state.  February’s rate was 11.2 percent compared to 12.8 percent in January. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Edmund M. Gilchrist Family Reunion will be Saturday, April 8 at 10 a.m. at Union Baptist Church on the Allen Walker Road in Grove Hill. Please bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome.   More...

Church News

Church News

Creels Chapel United Methodist Church will host Glory Road in concert Saturday, April 1. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. and the singing will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. Jim DuFriend invites everyone to attend. St. More...

Elizabeth Faust inducted into Alpha Psi Omega honor society

Elizabeth Faust of Jackson was one of eight students inducted into the Elmira College cast of the Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Society during a recent induction ceremony.  More...

Smith-Simpson to marry April 1 in Thomasville United Methodist

Taylor Elizabeth Smith of Fairhope and Van Arthur Simpson of Daphne will exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 1 at Thomasville United Methodist Church. A reception will be at the Thomasville Civic Center.  Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. More...

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Now here's a tip!

• “A convenient way to measure oil and not have to wash out the measuring cup: Mark a glass jar with kitchen labels for 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 1 cup quantities. So easy.” — J.K. in Vermont   More...

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Lynda Malone recognized for service

Lynda Malone, a longtime community leader, was recognized for her years of service at a special program at the Wilson Chapel AME Church in Grove Hill Sunday afternoon. More...

Comm. Rush doesn’t like paper’s editorial on Gainestown Landing

Clarke County Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush took issue with an editorial in last week’s issue of The Clarke County Democrat that suggested that the county needs to do more to correct the approach to Gainestown Landing to prevent accidents there. More...

River body still not identified

It has been nearly two weeks since a body believed to be Anita Boman was found in the Alabama River near Baldwin County’s Dixie Landing but the body has still not been positively identified.  Boman, of Chatom, is believed to have driven in More...

Albritton trying again to put state out of marriage license business

Maybe the third time will be the charm, State Sen. Greg Albritton may reason. More...

Here & there around the county

The Arc of Clarke County’s popular Spring Jubilee will have a new venue this year. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chastain - Free Access

Tommie Henley Chastain, 96, of Jackson passed away March 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born Nov. 25, 1920 to Thomas Thurman Henley and Ida Corley Henley. She was a member of Jackson First Baptist Church and the Jackson Garden Club. More...

Durden - Free Access

Lebron White Durden, 77, of Monroeville passed away March 21, 2017.  More...

Williams

Albert Lee “Shank” Williams, 72, of Coffeeville departed this life March 22, 2017 at Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Sports

Bulldogs drop key area games

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs lost 14-4 to Demopolis on the road Monday afternoon.  Gemanuel Jackson was 3-3 with a triple and an RBI. Avant Law had two hits and three RBI. More...

Clarke Prep beats Southern 6-5

The Clarke Prep Gators had to battle on the diamond and the elements as they beat Southern 6-5 in the Wilcox Tournament Saturday morning.  The rain came later, forcing their game with Macon-East to be cancelled after two innings.  More...

Local pair wins bass tournament

Nic Council,left, and Trey Wade won the Gilbertown Bass Club’s fishing tournament held at Ellis Landing in Miller’s Ferry this past week. More...

Editorial

A Democrat for governor in 2018?

Inside the Statehouse

Last week we handicapped some of the potential horses in the upcoming 2018 Governor’s Race. More...

Reducing the high cost of drugs

Dollars & Cents

Financial institutions, telecommunications, radio and television, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, and oil companies are a diverse lot. But they have one thing in common. All have experienced a rash of mergers. More...

Cousin Benny and the snake

Gone South

In times like these, when the people of our great land are as badly divided as I can recall, we need examples of unity and humanity and just getting along together, so I’m gonna give you one. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 21-27 include:  Steven Wykell Grayson, 26, burglary first degree, probation revocation (technical violation), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Jasmine Ra More...

Thomasville Police Report

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  March 20 – 26, 2017, is listed below.   More...

Jackson Police Calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department the past week include the following:  A traffic hazard was reported March 13 in the 6400 block of Highway 43.  An open door was reported March 13 in the 3500 block of North College Avenue.&nbs More...