November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Congresswoman Sewell thinks healthcare a right, not a privilege

Healthcare and tax reform were the primary topics for Congresswoman Terri Sewell’s constituent meeting at Grove Hill Town Hall Monday afternoon. Sewell is like the Eveready Rabbit; animated and racing along in rapid sentences. More...

Thanksgiving closings are told

Most governmental offices — federal, state, county and municipal — will take off two days for Thanksgiving, Thursday and Friday.  The Clarke County Democrat will also be closed those two days.  Most businesses will just take one More...

Historical Society meeting in C’ville

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Coffeeville Town Hall (in the old Coffeeville High School).  This is the month each year that the society normally erects and dedicates a historical marker. More...

Special Sections

Community

Gov. Ivey plants an oak tree

Gov. Kay Ivey last week planted a Shumard oak tree on the Capitol grounds to mark Farm-City Week and Rotary International’s challenge for every Rotarian to plant a tree before Earth Day 2018. More...

Grove Hill’s parade, Santa visit is Dec. 7

The Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Thursday, Dec. 7 as the date for the annual Christmas Parade.  More...

LICENSE COMMISSION OFFICE GETS A RE-DO

Glass partitions are being erected between the employees of the License Commissioner’s office and the public service area. The dividers are being seen more and more as an effort at better security.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Christmas Open House in Grove Hill will be an event of Sunday, Nov. 26 from 1 until 4 p.m. There will be special holiday sales, refreshments, door prizes and Open House Bingo will make for a fun and joyful shopping afternoon. More...

Church News

Church News

Cedar Point Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have a love program for Rev. Georgia Nash Jackson and the Amazing Grace Deliverance Church Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. given by Rev. Scottie McBride, pastor of Cedar Point. More...

What did God put around the Tree of Life to keep Adam and Eve away?

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of 1 Thessalonians in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. To keep Adam and Eve away after the Fall, what did God place around the Tree of Life? Smoking pits, Deep moat, Cherubim with flaming swords, Walking vipers  3. More...

Community Thanksgiving service collects $650 to benefit Child Advocacy Center

A community Thanksgiving service was hosted by the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Sunday evening with several other area churches participating.  Rev. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

How dense is that fruitcake again?

* It was 20th-century French philosopher, author and political activist Jean- Paul Sartre who made the following sage observation: “If you’re lonely while you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”  More...

NOW HERE’S A TIP

* Run out of wrapping paper? Here are some potential alternatives: plain brown shopping bags, cut open and decorated with stickers or markers; several layers of tissue paper; fabric and a nice bow. More...

Thanksgiving leftovers for breakfast

Since I was a child, my day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast has always been the same. I pick out a bowl and place a layer of moist, vegetable-studded dressing, green beans or cabbage, corn, a slice of turkey and a dollop of cranberry sauce. More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Nov. 9-15  Louis McAboy, to Kirklyn Gwin.  Estate of Donald Edward Ramey, to Phyllis N. Ramey.  John L. Stanford, to Ben D. Stanford.  John L. Bolen, to Paul Ray Roberson.  John L. More...

Clarke Jail Bookings

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

Parades and more usher in holidays

The Christmas season is always jumped by the Dickinson and Fulton Unity II Community Organization with a Christmas parade in Fulton the Saturday before Thanksgiving. More...

HANNAH PRAYS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND GETS A KISS

The twice-national championship Oklahoma softball team visited the White House last week to receive congratulations from President Trump. Hannah Sparks, of Thomasville, is a team member and is standing at left on the front row. More...

JMS principal excited about possible extended trips to Space & Rocket Center

Adam Andrews conveyed to the Clarke County Board of Education his excitement about visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville recently. More...

Monday last day to register to vote

The last day to register to vote in the special Dec. 12 U.S. Senate general election is Monday, Nov. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Phillips

Eva Mae Matthews Phillips was born April 20, 1922 to Norma and Ward Matthews; she was 95 years of age. Mother Phillips was nurtured and raised in Grove Hill by her beloved aunt and uncle, Zeola and Payton Spears, whom she loved as Mama and Daddy. More...

Pugh

Zack “Jerry” Pugh Jr., 56, was born to the late Zack and Lela Pugh on May 16, 1961. He confessed Christ at an early age and was baptized at the Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 2 in Toddtown, under the leadership of Pastor Frank B. Dean. More...

Duke

Mary Lou Duke, 88, died Nov. 6, 2017, in Mobile. Mrs. Duke was born Oct. 5, 1929, to Willie and Gussie Wilkerson in Thomasville. She worked at Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center. Mrs. Duke was a member of the Coffeeville Baptist Church. More...

Sports

Go Bulldogs!!

2017 Clarke County High Bulldogs

Class 3A - Quarter-finals  Mobile Christian (9-3) at Clarke County (10-2) Fri., Nov. 24 - 7 p.m. - H.G. Prim Stadium   More...

CCHS thumps Wicksburg, preps for Mobile Chr.

For the first time in 75 years, there will be a football game played on the field at Clarke County High School on the Friday following Thanksgiving. More...

Leroy Bears rolls over Ariton 35-21

This past Friday night, November 17th the Class 2A Leroy High School Bears traveled to and defeated the Class 2A Ariton High School Purple Cats 35-21 to improve to 10-2 overall and advance to the third round of the Class 2A AHSAA Football 2017 Playof More...

Editorial

Senate race all about Roy Moore

Inside the Statehouse

The big question in the Senate race is will allegations against Roy Moore and his purported propensities forty years ago cause him to lose. We will soon see. The election is less than three weeks away. The book on Moore is easy to read. More...

Watching ‘the game’ with Daddy

Gone South

This week I get all nostalgic, for this week I think of times past when my family and I headed down to Grove Hill to eat more than we should of Mama’s classic cooking and watch the Auburn-Alabama game with Daddy.  More...

Thankful for economic system

Dollars & Cents

As individuals and as a nation, we often take things for granted. We forget that the freedoms we enjoy are not found in many parts of the world. Thanksgiving is an appropriate time to reflect on them. More...

Schools

GROVE HILL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM’S ANNUAL DINNER —

Some of the students in the After-School Program at Grove Hill Elementary School performed a song to start the annual Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday, Nov. 16. Students in the program. More...

Veterans honored by CPS Beta Club, SGA

On Thursday, November 9, The Clarke Prep Beta Club and Student Government Association welcomed over 35 veterans for their annual Veterans Day Assembly. More...

Keeping the music alive

Members of the CPS beginner band are (front row l-r) Emily Kidd, Mason Roberts and Scarlette Keahey; second row (l-r) James Claunch, Tanner Hoven, Nathan Norman and Ella Davis; third row (l-r) Will N More...