October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Community

Big marijuana bust in T’ville

Just up street from Boys & Girls Club

A recent narcotics investigation led to an arrest just 400 feet from Thomasville's Boys & Girls Club. On Sunday, Oct. 1, Lieut. More...

Former Jax policeman pleads guilty to charges of pornography

A former Jackson policeman pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of pornography in Clarke County Circuit Court Tuesday.  Robert Patrick is to be sentenced Dec. More...

Tallahatta Springs Road closures announced

Portions of the Tallahatta Springs Road will be closed for repairs Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5, according to the Clarke County Road and Bridge Department.  On Wednesday, the closure will be from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. More...

45 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s October 1972 issues

Kay Barfield won first place in Grove Hill Academy’s “Convention of Beauty” pageant. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Barfield. More...

Dr. Billy Powell enjoying retirement after 34 years of serving state’s cattlemen

Dr. More...

Numbers up but state still needs more cows

On January 1 there were 1,300,000 head of cattle and calves on Alabama farms according to figures released by the Alabama Agriculture Statistics Service. This is a 4% increase amounting to 50,000 more cattle than last year. More...

Value of cattle inventory, hay

The total value of cattle on Alabama farms in 2017 was $1,222 million. The value per head on January 1 was $940.  Alabama cattle depend on hay as a major winter feed source and cattlemen produce a lot of hay each year. More...

Alabama 8th in number of beef cattle farms

Alabama ranks 16th among all states in the number of beef cows and 8th in the number of farms with beef cattle. USDA figures show there were 17,698 farms in Alabama with beef cows that have calved. More...

Montgomery County leads in cattle numbers

According to USDA date, the top twelve cattle producing Alabama counties as of January 1, 2016 are: 1. Montgomery 70,000 head; 2. Cullman 58,000; 3. DeKalb, 57,000; 4. Lowndes 46,000; 5. Marshall, 39,000; 6. Jackson 36,500, 7. Morgan 36,000; 8. More...

11,130 members on ACA rolls

The 2016 ACA membership was 11,130 with twenty-three counties exceeding their 2015 membership. Franklin County was #1 in with 613 members followed by Limestone County with 569 members. More...

Tips for adding sizzle to outdoor grilling

A perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of outdoor grilling. Foregoing the open flames for a new grilling method may be the secret ingredient you need to take your grilled fare to new heights.  More...

Was lawyer-author’s father the model for Atticus Finch?

It is an interesting and intriguing suggestion: Was Harper Lee’s great novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on an actual case from Alabama’s 1930s? More...

Supreme Court upholds Monroe fraud case verdict

But high court cuts punitive award to $3.3 million from trial judge’s $5.2 million

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld a Monroe County jury’s verdict for seven Southwest Alabama timber dealers but cut the punitive award in the case against two large Monroe County pulp companies and its owner. More...

MASONS WORKING ON A NEW LODGE HOME

The Grove Hill Masons of Macon Lodge No. 7 are renovating the old Wiggins Furniture building for a new lodge home. A group was working Saturday morning, installing ceiling tiles and doing other work. More...

Closings told for Columbus Day

Monday, Oct. 9 is a holiday for Grove Hill, Clarke County, the state and federal governments.  It is Columbus Day.  Banks will be closed as well as the stock market will be closed.  Most retail businesses will be open.   More...

UDC HONORS OUTGOING PRESIDENT

Ellen Williams (front center, wearing corsage) has retired as president of the Pvt. More...

October is Beef Month!

Month’s recognition dates back to 1964; a number of beef-related events planned

The Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) is proud to coordinate October Beef Month in Alabama. More...

Beef cattle is a $2.5 billion industry in state

Beef cattle production ranks second behind broilers in cash receipts among Alabama farm commodities. Alabama cattle producers sold $558.4 million worth of cattle and calves last year. More...

Demand for beef is strong

Domestically beef demand has remained strong and globally saw big increases in the export market. This has added dollars to the pockets of our cattle farmers.  More...

Forage is top resource

Producers have the climate needed to excel in forage production. Rainfall averages exceeding 55 inches and a mild climate, insures nearly year round grazing. More...

Alabama has top pure-bred producers

Alabama has some of the top purebred herds in the country. These outstanding seed-stock producers supply a large selection of outstanding bulls annually. More...

MOOseum promotes cattle

The organization is headquartered in a beautiful building located on Capitol Hill in downtown Montgomery. The two million-dollar facility includes a one-of-its-kind MOOseum which tells the story of the beef cattle industry in the state. More...

Jasper restaurant’s burger said state’s best

Black Rock Bistro in Jasper, Ala. has been named the winner of the 2017 Bama’s Best Burger contest with its dish, the Alabama Burger. More...