April 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Big day in Grove Hill Saturday

Firefighters hosting first annual Fun Day

Grove Hill firefighters are planning their first annual “Fun Day” for Saturday, April 29. More...

Here & there around the county

POST EASTER SNAP? The “Easter snaps” of folklore usually come before Easter but we must be having a post Easter snap. A small storm system rolled through Saturday night bringing much needed rain but also cooler temps. More...

Special Sections

Community

Scruggs retires after 40-year career with Merchants Bank

For more than 40 years, many as president of Merchants Bank, Craig Scruggs earned the respect and admiration of customers and peers through his banking practices. More...

WRECK ON 43

A Buick SUV driven by Tonya Davis of Grove Hill rear-ended a Chevrolet SUV driven by Shanquishla Dickinson of Alma on Highway 43 South in front of the Southern Pines mobile home park late Monday afternoon. More...

Clarke County Historical Society to meet at pre-Civil War home of newspaper founder

Charlie and Lila Bailey will host the Clarke County Historical Society’s Sunday, April 30th meeting at the restored Isaac Grant home in the Asbury/ Orange Hill community east of Grove Hill. Charlie Bailey is the greatgrandson of Grant.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County High School Old Timers will meet in the CCHS Cafeteria Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring a favorite covered dish, register and pay $3 for expenses. More...

Church News

MEETING DAR REQUIREMENTS

Glenn Cox of Birmingham spoke to the Elizabeth Bradford chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Thursday, April 20 at the group’s meeting at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. More...

National Day of Prayer to be observed in Grove Hill May 4

The National Day of Prayer will be observed locally Thursday, May 4 at noon at the Laurie Carleton Park in the courthouse square. In the event of rain, the location will be moved to the Grove Hill Senior Center. More...

Indian Ridge Baptists have a busy February

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church started the month of February, 2017 with its regular order of service. Pastor Lynum brought a great sermon about love on the same Sunday Sis. More...

Schools

Third grade observing crayfish, habitats

The third grade students at Grove Hill Elementary School have been learning about the structures of life and have been observing crayfish in their habitats during their AMSTI investigations for science. More...

Registration May 4

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be Thursday, May 4th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  More...

Students enjoy boat ride trip

The second grade classes from Grove Hill Elementary went to the Gulf Coast Ducks for their field trip in April. They enjoyed learning about the history of Mobile.   More...

CBS News crew follows Congresssman Byrne’s town meetings tour

Congressman Bradley Byrne regularly visits communities across the First Congressional District so his stop in Grove Hill last week wasn’t unusual except for the fact that he had a CBS This Morning crew in tow.  More...

School board to buy 20 buses

Many Clarke County public school students will have new buses to ride on when the new school year begins. The county school board agreed to purchase 20 new buses at its April 20 meeting. More...

CCHS Old Timers Reunion at school

The Clarke County High School Old Timers will meet in the CCHS Cafeteria Saturday, April 29 at 10 a.m.  Attendees are asked to bring a favorite covered dish, register and pay $3 for expenses. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Harrison - Free Access

Willie Mae Harrison, 90, of Grove Hill died April 27, 2017 at Fellowship Home in Valdosta, Ga. She was born Sept. 20, 1926 in the Chilton community to Ellis and Nellie White and raised by her grandparents, Charlie and Vicy White.  More...

Pugh - Free Access

George Curtis Pugh, 91, of Thomasville died April 27, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born April 12, 1926 in Morvin to Howard and Lela Pugh. He was a member of Midway Baptist Church. More...

Johnson - Free Access

Hal Johnson, 94, of Grove Hill passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017. He was born March 10, 1923. He was a World War II Veteran in the Pacific Theater with the United States Marines 4th Division. He was a member of Horeb Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Clarke Prep prepares for regional tourney

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators prepared for the AISA Class AA Regional tournament by playing Patrician in a pair of games Monday afternoon.  CPS came out on the short end of each game, 3- 0 and 4-1 in Butler.  In the 3-0 decision Jonnah More...

Lady Bulldogs sweep Sweet Water 3-2, 12-2

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs swept Sweet Water last Thursday in the final home-stand of the regular season.  CCHS won the first game 3-2 as Reagan Roberts limited SWHS to just two hits while striking out six.  More...

CPS Gators to host Lowndes

The Clarke Prep School Gators will be hosting the Lowndes Academy Rebels in the second round of the Class AA AISA baseball playoffs this Thursday. The double-header start times are 4 and 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

MR. SPEAKER AT THE CONTROLS

Democrat Editor and Publisher Jim Cox collects old postcards and photos and regularly monitors eBay, the web-selling site, for gems. After Joe C. McCorquodale died last week, Cox found this photo for sale on eBay and purchased it. More...

Moved-up election changes things

Inside the Statehouse

The decisive move by newly minted Governor, Kay Ivey, to declare a Special Election for the Jeff Sessions’ Senate Seat this year rather than next year changes the entire complexion of who will sit in that coveted seat. More...

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

Jackson Police Calls

The Jackson Poice Department answered the following calls this past week:  Misty Whighams, 37, was arrested April 14 on charges of failure to appear.  Sergio Washington, 27, was arrested April 14 on charges of failure to appear.  Rober More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 18-24 include:  Lagarius Datron Bouler, 21, criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  John Christopher More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated April 13-19  Patricia H. Williams, to Larry Pugh.  Shane Morgan, to Shane Morgan.  Spencer Connie Wade, to Jesse Monroe Wade.  Mary R. More...