January 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Schools weathered cold with just a few bursted pipe issues

The Clarke County Board of Education met Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 16 ahead of the approaching snow storm that would see county schools close for three days.  More...

Public hearing on annexation will be Jan. 26

State Sen. Greg Albritton is hosting a public hearing on Grove Hill’s proposed annexation plan Friday, Jan. More...

Special Sections

Community

MLK Prayer Breakfast honors two community workers

To realize the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Clarke County Alabama Democratic Committee prayer breakfast guest speaker Kay Lett said people must first wake up.  Lett spoke at the Jan. More...

Road improvements wanted for Apollo Road, Family Circle, more in southern end of Clarke County

A resident of Apollo Road, off of Family Circle in the Gainestown area, was at the Clarke County Commission work session Monday to complain about road conditions.  More...

Citizen of Year nominations sought

Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year award dates to 1983 and was originated and sponsored by the Grove Hill Civitan Club.  Sadly, the Civitan Club closed last year but two civic clubs have agreed to take up the program and continue it.  More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Communities of Transformation site in Pine Hill is excited to announce its upcoming “Taste and See” event Thursday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Church News

Indian Ridge Baptist ends and begins year with activities

The Indian Ridge Baptist Church ended December 2017 on a great note. On Sunday, Dec. 24 there was an earlier church service at 8 o’clock. The short program with Bro. More...

Church News

New Hope #1 Baptist Church’s Annual Choir Celebration will be Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. Pastor David Lewis will be the guest speaker. Bro. Clifford Allen will be the Master of Ceremony. More...

Records

Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 11-16

Etta M. Arnott-Other, to Jeremy I. Wilson.  Deluna Land and Timber LLC, to Ronald Roy Hare.  Deluna Land and Timber LLC, to Ruth L. Ball Residual Share Trust.  Deluna Land and Timber LLC, to David B. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Purple Martins!

Maybe birds will hurry spring!

The recent freezing temperatures, snow and ice apparently hasn’t deterred the purple martins. Ed Guy of Cammack Drive on the south side of Grove Hill reported a scout at his residence at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. More...

Sheriff Norris seeks third term

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris is seeking re-election to a third time. The longtime lawman was first elected in 2010, the first local Republican in modern times elected at a countywide level. Norris said, “I enjoy being your sheriff. More...

Announcement stories run free through March 1

The Democrat will run political announcements on the front page at no cost to candidates through March 1. After that, announcements will be charged and will be placed on an inside page.  Qualifying for both Democrats and Republicans end Feb. 9. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Collins - Free Access

Jackie Collins, 61, of Grove Hill passed away Jan. 23, 2018 at Washington County Hospital. He was born in Moundville on Jan. 26, 1956 to Gurtha Jack Collins and Lillian Roney. He loved his family and they were his world. More...

Brunson - Free Access

Elizabeth Johnson Brunson, 77, died Jan. 24, 2018.  She was born Dec. 22, 1940 to the late Lummie Johnson and Donia West Baugh. She was a homemaker who was devoted to the family she dearly loved.  More...

Grimes - Free Access

Robert Lee Grimes, 87, passed away Jan. 26, 2018 in Washington County Nursing Home.  More...

Sports

Snow turns CCHS, CPS gridirons to frozen tundra

Snowmaggedon 2018 that shut down schools and businesses last week also gave sports enthusiast a view of what the local high school football fields would look like covered in snow. More...

Clarke Prep enjoys big deer hunt event

Clarke Prep held their annual deer hunt this past weekend and over 40 hunters from different parts of the country made the trip to try to harvest some of the area wildlife.  Beginning Friday afternoon through Sunday, hunters had at least four ch More...

Clarke Prep downs Wilcox

The Clarke Prep Gators locked down second place in their area with a 38-28 win over Wilcox Academy Monday night in Camden. The win gives the Gators seven on the season, the most they have had in several years. More...

Editorial

Senate wins boosts Democrats

Inside the Statehouse

As the 2018 state elections begin, let’s take one last look at the 2017 Special Election to fill the remaining three years of Jeff Sessions’ six-year term which, by the way, comes up in two years in 2020.  More...

‘The Perfect Storm’

Editor’s Notes

“The Perfect Storm.” It may be the name of a movie but that’s what we had last week at The Clarke County Democrat.  I wrote in last week’s paper about how that issue marked the first issue of our 164th year, of how the ne More...

Old school book records history

Through the Past

For years, when I was a child, I rummaged among old school books found in the old desk that sat on the back porch at the “old house” (the family’s name for the Granddaddy Bill White house, built in 1904). More...