January 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Albritton’s bills would reinvent state school system

Bills that would dramatically overhaul how public K-12 education is governed and administered are being proposed by a local state senator. Sen. More...

Pet of the Week

Betty is an older girl that likes to play. She has known abuse in her life so she would like a quiet home. Betty is heartworm positive but there are several treatment options. More...

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Community

ICE AND MORE ICE

An old pump and a cast iron kettle make a fountain in Jim Cox’s yard. At left, the pump is shown Monday morning, New Year’s Day. At right, on Tuesday, Jan. 2. More...

50 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s January 1968 issues

Looking back 50 years ago to January 1968 and stories in The Democrat that month:  Postage was going up Jan. 7. A first class letter stamp moved from 5 cents to 6 cents. Grove Hill Postmaster B. K. More...

Thomas-Brooks to wed in New Orleans Jan. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Dale S. Thomas of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer B. Walker of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Anne Thomas, to Justin Lamar Brooks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Brooks of Mobile and Mr. and Mrs. More...

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Community Calendar

Clarke County Chapter of ADC is sponsoring a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 a.m. at the Hall at 234 Commerce Street in Jackson. Tickets are $15.   More...

Church News

Church News

New Union Missionary Baptist to have Ushers Day Sunday, Jan. 7 New Union Missionary Baptist Church of Coffeeville will have Annual Ushers Day Sunday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. Rev. James Steele of Hattiesburg, Miss. will deliver the sermon. More...

Lifestyle

Bible Trivia

1. Is the book of Ur in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What was the act of God in making the heavens and the earth bringing forth life? Confirmation, Calvary, Creation, Communion 3. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

65th attempt turns out to be gold

* Before horror author Stephen King became famous for novels such as “Carrie,” “The Stand” and “The Shining,” he wrote four novels and 60 short stories that failed to be accepted for publication.  * Those who More...

Salmon dish easy to fix, good too!

There’s no excuse to order takeout when you can throw together this tasty, healthy dinner for four in the time it takes to wait for the deliveryman. More...

Despite hospitals’ woes, statewide, Thomasville project moving forward

Despite many Alabama hospitals struggling financially — and even some rural facilities closing — Thomasville is forging ahead with plans for a new hospital. It looks like the much-touted hospital will actually start construction soon. More...

Controversial movie ‘Marihuana’ shown in Grove Hill in 1950s

Marijuana? Drugs? More...

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RSVP’s free tax preparation help

Southwest Alabama (RSVP) Retired Senior and Volunteer Program along with IRS certified volunteers will be providing free tax preparation assistance in Thomasville, Jackson, Camden and Butler. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Baugh - Free Access

Clyde Baugh Jr., 63, passed away Dec. 31, 2017. Mr. Baugh was born March 11, 1954 to Clyde Sr. and Leila Mae Baugh in Grove Hill. He had worked as a Chemical Operator at BASF (formerly Ciba) for more than 36 years. More...

Knowles - Free Access

Donald E. Knowles, 71, of Jackson passed away Jan. 1, 2018 at his residence.    More...

Bishop - Free Access

Christopher Ted Bishop, 54, of Thomasville died Dec. 31, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1963 in Thomasville. More...

Sports

CCHS’ Kinsey 3A Back of the Year finalist

Clarke County senior running back, on the heels of helping to lead the Bulldogs to their first ever appearance in the semi-finals of the playoffs, has been selected as one of the three finalists for Class 3A Back of the Year, as voted on by the Alaba More...

Bowl games don’t matter

Sports Scene

Ya’ll remember that time when bowl games mattered? More...

Gator football all-stars

Westly Stacy (55) and Gavin Caine (22) were part of the West team all-stars that won 38-0 recently. Here they are pictured with head coach Billy Hamilton. More...

Editorial

One more review of Senate race

Inside the Statehouse

As we enter the 2018 campaign season, many of you have asked me to look back and analyze the 2017 Special Election Senate race and explain in depth what happened and why. The most asked question is how could a Democrat win a U.S. More...

Roy Moore’s character faults evident in loss

Sometimes a person’s true character shows through more in how they deal with adversity and defeat than how they deal with good times and winning.  More...

Why can’t Highway 84 four-laning come west?

Riding back from Dothan the other week, we took the Highway 84 loop that runs up through Elba rather than the shorter cut-through from Enterprise to Opp. We were surprised to find four-laning work being done on Highway 84. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 23-Jan. 1 include: Dejoun Taylor, 29, public intoxication, criminal trespass third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of December 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017, is listed below. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Dec. 21-27

Charles T. Rushing Jr., to Michael E. Ledkins.  Emily F. Rushing, to Michael E. Ledkins .  Michael E. Ledkins, to Allan Mosley.  C. B. Gillmore Testamentary Trust, to C-Cast LLC.  C Cast LLC, to Albert E. More...