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Reward of up to $5,000 offered for firearms stolen from Frisco City hardware

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Frisco City Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, are offering a reward for informa More...

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Community

King learns about healthcare as Rural Health Scholar at University of Alabama

Clarke County resident Emmanuel King experienced college life firsthand this summer through the Rural Health Scholars Program at The University of Alabama.  More...

Opioid epidemic big problem; Alabama has more opioid prescriptions than people

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama is taking action to help address the opioid epidemic in Alabama. More...

47 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s July 1970 issues

Grove Hill Police Chief Douglas Morgan points to a bullet hole in the door of a police car. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Wilson Hall High School Alumni Reunion 2017 will be held Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30. More...

Church News

Church News

The Cornerstone Baptist Church will continue viewing the DVD series Martin Luther and the Reformation by Dr. R.C. Sproul. This series contains ten 23 minute sessions. Two sessions will be viewed each Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Fireworks good for Grove Hill

Editor’s Notes

It rained on Grove Hill’s first Fourth of July celebration but not enough to cancel the event or to dampen the fun and enthusiasm for the community. More...

Raise a glass of St. Stephens Stout

Gone South

In case you haven’t noticed, Alabama is in the midst of its Bicentennial Celebration. And how better to mark this historic event than with a Bicentennial Beer. Yessir. More...

Records

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 27-July 3 include:  Colby Randall Woodyard, 24, harassment, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  James Mitchell Etheridge, 25, possession of a controlled substance, unla More...

Deed Records

Property deeds listed Dated June 23-28

M. G. Gray Timber LP, to James F. Dixon.  David Scott Doggett-Other, to First Community Bank.  Janet L. Lambard-As Trustee, to Thomas Gross Lambard Sr.  William F. More...

EXCITING FIREWORKS

Grove Hillians were thrilled by the Pre- Fourth of July fireworks show held at S. P. Hudson Park June 30 and one person was thrilled maybe a bit more than others. More...

18 candidates running in special U.S. Senate election Aug. 15

A lot of Alabama voters may not be aware of it, but a special election is coming up in less than six weeks. Voters will go to the polls to elect a U.S. Senator on Aug. 15. More...

Alpha Center’s mobile unit making rounds

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center has released an updated schedule for its mobile unit.  The mobile unit provides pregnancy testing, ultrasound and other community resources.  This is a medical ministry dedicated to serving women and More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Middleton - Free Access

Floyd Terrill “Terry” Middleton, 54, of Jackson passed away July 5, 2017 at his residence.   More...

Findlay - Free Access

George Washington Fendley Jr., 90, of Catherine died July 4, 2017 at his residence.He was born Dec. 14, 1926 in Fulton to George Washington and Mattie Fendley. He was a member of Gastonburg United Methodist Church. More...

Brunson - Free Access

John Robert “Son” Brunson Jr., 84, of Thomasville died July 3, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  He was born Feb. 18, 1933 in Grove Hill to John Robert and Sarah Elsie Brunson. He was a United States Veteran. More...

Sports

GH 6-Under All-Stars finish second at state

Grove Hill’s 5 & 6-year-old All- Stars finished second at the Alabama Dixie Youth Division II state tournament held this past weekend in Dothan.  Grove Hill battled but came up short 22-13 to champion Ashford in the title game Sunday a More...

T’ville 10U softball state champs

The Thomasville 10U All-Star team won the USSSA Alabama Belles Rec All-Star Tournament in Trussville recently. More...

Ozone all-stars advance to Sub state tourney

The Grove Hill Ozone 11 & 12-year-old all-stars came up short in the District Tournament in Selma, losing to Selma twice. After opening the tournament with a 4-2 win over Eclectic and a 5-2 win over Selma, Grove Hill was put in the championship. More...

Lifestyle

Trivia Test

1. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of kangaroos called?  2. MEASUREMENTS: How many tablespoons are in a gallon?  3. LANGUAGE: What does the Spanish word “verde” mean in English?  4. U.S. STATES: Which U.S. More...

Vietnamese sandwiches for supper

Last night, it was still around 85 degrees F at supper time. The thought of turning on my oven seemed like cruel and unusual punishment, even for someone who loves to cook as much as I do. More...

Collecting

Marblehead Pottery first made in 1905

Q: I have inherited two bowls produced by Marblehead Pottery. I love the simplicity of the pieces. Can you tell me how much they are worth? — Susan, Virginia.  More...

Schools

Thomasville school board receives $300,000 in city sales tax funds; still owed over $100,000

The following items were addressed during a short meeting June 27 of the Thomasville City Board of Education in the Thomasville High School Library Media Center. More...