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WJDB owner blasts commissioners for supporting fuel tax

Comm. Rush: ‘Ridiculous’ and ‘like Saturday Night Live,’ and says Ivy Griffin the one who should get out of Republican Party

There’s a little disharmony among Clarke County Republicans these days.  On April 3, Ivy Griffin, the owner of WJDB Radio in Thomasville and a big Republican, blistered the Republicans on the Clarke County Commission in an on-air commentar More...

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COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE

Only one driver was injured in a three-car wreck Friday morning on Highway 43 at the intersection of Highway 295 in Grove Hill. More...

Actual fuel tax bill is for 6¢, possibly 9¢

The anticipated legislative bill for “ATRIP 2,” a proposed bond issue to fund road maintenance and new road construction, was introduced last week. More...

TRUCK FLIPS ON HIGHWAY 43

Jeremy Wayne Peek of Whatley had a blowout on his 2000 Dodge Dakota which caused him to fishtail and crash into the median near Fulton Junction on Highway 43 Monday about 5:45 p.m. The truck rolled three times before coming to a stop upside down. More...

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National Library Week continues through Thursday, April 13. The Grove Hill Public Library invites you to “Get to Know Your Library.” The library asks us all: Where were your ancestors in 1819 when Alabama became a state? More...

Church News

Church Notices

Celebrate Easter!

A Sunrise Service will be held at the Grove Hill Cemetery at 6:30 a.m. Easter morning. Dr. Mike Pearson, pastor of the Grove Hill United Methodist Church will be the speaker. The community is invited to attend. More...

Lifestyle

Collecting

Lionel train guides keep you on track

Q: I have two train sets in their original boxes from the 1950s. One is a Lionel Berkshire 2-8-4 die-cast steam locomotive and die-cast tender, number 8-8215; the other is a Lionel train nickel-plated extended caboose, number 6-6905. More...

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Schools

CPS art show winners

Here are the winners of Clarke Prep School’s recent art show.   More...

Clarke Prep’s youngest artists’ works detailed

Clarke Prep’s young artists, K5-1 from the recent art show. More...

A long fall from Dunn’s fried chicken

It has been a long and sad fall for Gov. Robert Bentley from a happy Nov. 10, 2010 when the Gov.-elect and Mrs. Bentley stopped in at Dunn’s Exxon (now Shell) in Grove Hill for fried chicken and collards. More...

A flair for business

Three Grove Hill clothing stores outfit men, ladies and little ones too

The three stores all in a row are clean and neat with pretty flowers and plants next to the entrances. Creative names are lettered stylishly across the fronts: Bullfrog, Sprout Kids and A Little Bird Boutique.  More...

Here & there around the county

Compiled by Democrat staff

High school graduations are just around the corner. Clarke Prep and Clarke County High School will both hold commencements on May 19 this year. Remember when it used to be the end of May before you heard Pomp and Circumstance? More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Miller - Free Access

John David Miller, Jr., 83, of Jackson, passed away April 14, 2017 at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. More...

Lynch - Free Access

Larry Darnell Lynch, 53, a native and resident of Ensley, Ala. departed this life April 11, 2017 at Oakwood Nursing Home, Bay Minette.
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Pugh - Free Access

Gerald Beck “Gerry” Pugh, 83, of Jackson, passed away April 13, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 15, 1934 to Hughie B. “Shug” Pugh and Lomie Hare Pugh. He had been employed with Alabama Power for 42 years. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs’ Roberts strikes out 11 batters in big win over Excel

Reagan Roberts struck out 11 batters in seven innings of work to help lead the Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County to a 7-0 win over Excel Monday afternoon.  Kalisha Hudson had three hits, with a triple and an RBI. More...

CPS Gators sweep Escambia, win area

The Clarke Prep School Gators (22-7) fought hard but came up short 4-1 to Morgan in Selma Monday afternoon.  Patrick Dunn, Marcus Gray Norton, Dillon Smith, Cam Bumpers and Reece Powell each had a hit.  Smith gave up two earned runs in six More...

Clarke County downs Southern Choctaw

The Clarke County Bulldogs got a big 12-2 win over Southern Choctaw Monday afternoon in Gilbertown.  Deondre Pugh went 2-3 with three runs scored. Gemanuel Jackson was 2-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI. More...

Editorial

Strike three for GOP

Editor’s Notes

I get accused of being a Democrat and I suppose I do vote for Democratic candidates more than I vote for Republican candidates. Democrats seem to be more for things to help the little guy. More...

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Being Southern by the signs

Gone South

Remember when they busted Miss Cleo, the Jamaican psychic whose “hotline” offered free “supernatural insight into love and money.”  Under pressure from the Federal Trade Commission the two companies that ran her operation More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 4-10 include:  Jurome Moriece Gilmore, 20, disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace/affray, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  Javonta Marquise Gilmore, 18, disorderly More...

Thomasville Arrests

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of April 3 - 9, 2017, is listed below. More...

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  A suspicious person was reported April 3 in the 200 block of Hospital Drive.  A dog call was reported April 3 in the 100 block of Chickasaw Drive.  A requested More...