December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Official count edges Jones’ win up slightly

The official tally of Clarke County’s vote in the special Dec. 12 U.S. Senate election was made Tuesday.  Twenty-nine provisional votes were cast on Dec. 12. Twenty-eight were counted Tuesday and one was disqualified. More...

Georgia-Pacific investing $60M in Claiborne mill

During the Monroe County Commission meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12 in Monroeville, Georgia-Pacific (GP) officials announced plans for an estimated $60-million upgrade for Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) at Claiborne.  More...

Special Sections

Community

VEHICLE BURNS UP

This Chevrolet SUV burned up on the Chilton Road just off of Highway 43 in front of the old Stephens pallet mill Tuesday evening. More...

NEW POLES GOING UP

Contractors have been at work in Grove Hill in recent weeks, setting new poles for Alabama Power. More...

SINGING FOR HOSPITAL PATIENTS

Students from the Grove Hill Afterschool 21st Century Community Learning Center 4-H Club created Christmas stockings for patients in the Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and filled them with special items to assist with their hospital stay. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Christmas Gala in honor of our First Responders will be Friday, Dec. 22 from 7 until 11 p.m. at the Coffeeville Town Hall Auditorium. Admission will be $25 per person and $40 per couple. More...

Editorial

Alabama does the right thing

Editor’s Notes

Alabama has just gone through a tumultuous election that divided its population on lines more polarized than Alabama-Auburn loyalties. More...

For unto us a child is born

Gone South

Back when my wife was pregnant with our first child, I found myself with a bunch of historians at one of those historian receptions historians like to have.  In the group was a Yankeelady historian who had heard through the historian grape vine More...

2017 was a big political year

Inside the Statehouse

Well, folks, we have had a more exciting and fun-filled political year than we expected. Usually, most of the fun is reserved for even numbered years when presidential or gubernatorial elections are held. More...

Schools

GHES Students of the Month

The Grove Hill Elementary School November Students of the Month are, front row (L to R): Jameson Todd and Bianca Shears. Back row (L to R): Kaleb Robinson, Abigail Barnes and Lisa Rush. More...

Photos

The Grove Hill Elementary School K-4 classes recently took a field trip to Richardson's Farm and Willie's Farmers Market. More...

CCHS Beta Club activities

Clarke County High School’s Beta Club held their annual Turkey Dash recently. More...

Probation, no jail time, for man who pleaded guilty in gun shop murder

A man whose actions were said to have been a cause of a friend’s death in a bungled burglary got by with no jail time when he was sentenced.  More...

Fatality in elderly apt. complex fire in T’ville

A resident at a Thomasville apartment complex died in a fire on Friday afternoon. Thomasville Police and Emergency Management authorities said Bobby Rush, 73, died when his couch caught fire after he smoked a cigarette in his apartment. More...

Legislative bill sought for GH annexation plan

Annexation plans are moving forward for the town of Grove Hill.  The town council Monday issued a resolution seeking passage of a local legislative act to annex specified areas.  The proposed act is being advertised in this newspaper this w More...

Closings told for Christmas

The Clarke County Democrat will be closed Friday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 25 for Christmas. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. More...

Two juveniles arrested after Whatley man shot in arm, face

A man was shot and wounded by two juveniles in Whatley last Thursday evening, Dec. 14. One of the juveniles was charged with attempted murder.  More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Ambrose - Free Access

Minister Robert Henry Ambrose, 62, departed this life Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017.  He was born Jan. 31, 1955 to the late Lucille Ambrose McIntyre and Robert Pilgram of Mobile. More...

Amsted - Free Access

  Chester Ray Armstead, a native of Suggsville and resident of Cleveland, Ohio passed away. The service will be Thursday, Dec. 21 with viewing at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Wayman Chapel A.M.E. More...

Bryant - Free Access

LuCretia Brown Bryant, 47, a native of Mobile and resident of Grove Hill, answered the Master’s call Monday Dec. 11, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  She was born Feb. 2, 1970 in Mobile. More...

Sports

CCHS downs JHS

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs ran their record to 12-0 as they beat Sumter-Central 64-52 Saturday night in Grove Hill.  Ashley Daffin led all scorers with 29 points, six rebounds, four assists and six steals. More...

Bulldogs beat Escambia

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs varsity basketball team earned their first of the season as they beat Escambia County 59-54 Monday night in Grove Hill.  More...

Church News

Church News

Truevine Baptist Church of Dickinson will have its Christmas Program Sunday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. Santa Claus will be present. Everyone is invited. Rev. Roderick Scott is the pastor.   More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. The main Christmas story is paraphrased from what two New Testament books? Mark/John, Acts/Romans, Matthew/Luke, Jude/Revelation  2. What group received the angels’ announcement of the birth of Jesus? More...

Lifestyle

TRIVIA TEST

1. MONEY: What was the common currency in Portugal prior to the euro?  2. MOVIES: What 1990s horror movie featured Henry Winkler as the principal of Woodsboro High School?  3. More...

Bake up something special for Christmas

The holidays are upon us, and it’s a long-held custom the world over to mark Christmas with special food. When we think of Christmas baking, we usually think of cookies and cakes, and even the tradition of homemade candies. More...

Make-ahead French toast

Our holiday breakfast gift to you: make-ahead French toast!  Bacon French Toast Bake   More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 7-14

Brenda Gray Timber LLC, to Jerry L. Hixon.  John C. Moore, to John C. Moore.  Debra Rivers, to Andrew Champion.  John C. Moore, to John C. Moore.  Paul P. Stanley, to James F. Van Dee II.  Renee Cooper, to Stephen W. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Holiday Letters

Letters to Santa

Clarke County kids send their wish lists and letters to the ‘Big Man’

Dear Santa, I want Sam Hunt concert tickets so so bad, Thomas Rhett concert tickets, Old Domion concert tickets, and a phone. More...

Letters to Santa 2

Dear Santa, Nentindos Switch, Mario Cart desx, Splantoon, Mario Ossdey, teedy Caxpin, four weeler, Go Cart, Minecraft, story made for willr, Arts and crafts Stuff. I want something for my Momma. A crysler Pepicia. Chloe Barganier, 8, GHES More...