September 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County shelters more than 1,000 Irma evacuees

Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite told county commissioners Tuesday that over 1,000 evacuees from Hurricane Irma were in the county, or had passed through. Most are likely from Florida. More...

T’ville cervical cancer survivor credits pregnancy, MCI with saving her life

Four years ago, Tara Gunter of Thomasville was bringing a new life into the world when learned she must start fighting for her own. More...

ARE THEY EARLY?

Spider lilies, also called hurricane lilies, are sprouting up. They seem to have come in with Hurricane Irma. At mid-September, they seem to be a little early. More...

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Community

Program partners low-income families, community volunteers

Communities of Transformation is an innovative initiative that partners low-income families with community volunteers.  Through COT, intentional and often unlikely friendships are developed, bridging the socioeconomic, cultural, and racial gaps More...

Pictures from the Past: Scouts off to Silver Creek

From a 1957 issue of The Clarke County Democrat is a group of Grove Hill Boy Scouts, leaving for a “camporee” at Silver Creek. From front left: Scoutmaster Walter Bentley, Dan Christenberry, Robert L. More...

Clarke County school board to have final budget hearing and adopt budget Sept. 14

The Clarke County Board of Education will meet at the Central Office in Grove Hill Thursday, Sept. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The United Way of Southwest Alabama will have its 2017 Clarke County Campaign Kick-off Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided and awards for the past year will be presented. More...

Church News

Church News

Rock Bar Baptist Church of Coffeeville will end its Revival services Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist for the week will be Rev. Cornelius Mc- Donald, pastor of John the Baptist of Pachuta, Miss. More...

Editorial

Legislative races important in 2018

Inside the Statehouse

As I mentioned last week, we will have a plethora of political contests to follow next year and the field is beginning to formulate. The governor’s race is always the marquee event. More...

History-Month-for-Everyone Plan

Gone South

In the middle of all the brouhaha over Black History Month and Confederate History Month some folks began asking if we need “History Months” in the first place.  Personally, I like them, but let’s be fair. More...

Natural disasters and your finances

Dollars & Cents

The devastation brought about by Hurricane Harvey is a compelling reminder that we rarely have much advance notice for natural disasters. We tend to forget that tornadoes and other natural disasters are a threat to life and property. More...

Records

T’ville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of Sept. 4 - 10 is listed below. More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 31-Sept. 6

Terry S. Mathers, to Lloyd Jackson.  Merchants Bank, to Daniel Jason Collinsworth.  Alicia B. Wimberly, to Juan Carlos Barrientos.  Mark R. McCutcheon, to Kelly M. McCutcheon.  Linda A. Deas, to Jeremy K. More...

Many have warm memories of Dr. Neal

Social media has been flooded with warm memories and kind comments for Dr. Ralph D. Neal who died Saturday.  Some of his coworkers remembered the physician in comments to The Clarke County Democrat.  More...

HUMMING RIGHT ALONG

Alice and Pat Kelly have several hummingbird feeders at their home off the Asbury Road in Grove Hill and they draw hummingbirds — a lot of hummingbirds.   More...

HAVING FUN

Several county churches provided meals for Florida evacuees from Hurricane Irma who sheltered in the county over the weekend. In Jackson, the First Methodist Church hosted supper and a time of fellowship Monday evening. More...

GH council looking at annexation options

Grove Hill has a population of 1,478 per the 2016 mid-year estimate. Thirty-six years ago, in 1980, it reached its peak of 1,912 but has been declining ever since. More...

Seven cents proves lucky for Helwestern VFD’s bid

Seven cents proved lucky for a local fire department in sealed bids submitted to purchase an old county generator.  Helwestern Fire Department bid $527.50 for the generator while County Commissioner Stan Hutto bid $527.43 — a difference of More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Gwen - Free Access

James E. “Carl” Gwin, 78, passed away Sept. 8, 2017 at his residence in Walker Springs. He was born Sept. 29, 1938 to Albert and Elenor Lee Gwin. He was Baptized at the Walker Springs Methodist Church. He served in the United States Air Force. More...

Jackson - Free Access

Rolanda Dimeke Jackson, 39, a native of Jackson and resident of Mobile, made her earthly transition Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at USA Medical Center. She was born Jan. 23, 1978 to Daisy Mae Hill and Robert Jackson. More...

Welch - Free Access

Della Mae Dickinson Welch, 77, a native of Grove Hill and resident of Scyrene, was born Dec. 29, 1939 to Alvin and Jessie Martin Dickinson. She was a member of Mt. Zion No. More...

Sports

Opportunistic JA Eagles beat CPS Gators

Three turnovers led to three Jackson Academy touchdowns as the Clarke Prep School Gators fell 28-6 last Friday night at CPS Stadium in Grove Hill. More...

Bulldogs run all over BA Admirals

Clarke County High School rebounded in week two as they sank the ships of the Bayside Admirals 41- 10 last Friday night at H.G. Prim Stadium.  “I feel like we played well on both sides of the ball,” Head Coach Stacy Luker said. More...

CCHS volleyball splits with Linden, Demopolis

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs volleyball team split a tri-match with Linden and Demopolis last Thursday in Grove Hill. They beat Linden 27-25 and 25-18, but lost 25-27 and 21-25 to Demopolis. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

A ship captain’s bottle of water

* Coke has the honor of being the first soft drink in space. Members of the Space Shuttle Challenger drank the beverage from a specially designed “Coca- Cola Space Can.”  More...

Grilled Sausage and Apple Slaw Subs

Hearty brats and creamy, crunchy slaw are made fit for fall tailgating with the addition of crisp apples. More...

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