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FEATURED PET

Tinsel is a senior gal looking for a retirement home. She is house-trained. Tinsel enjoys going for rides to get fries. For more information on Tinsel, please call 251- 275-1055 or visit the Clarke County Animal Shelter in Grove Hill. More...

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Community

Farmers Federation contests detailed

The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee announces its annual contests. More...

Pig Squeal Show, Auction April 28

The Fifth Annual 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction will be Saturday, April 28 in Fulton. The show will begin at 11 a.m. and the auction begins upon the conclusion of the show, (about 1 p.m.).  More...

ROAD CREWS BUSY

Saturday night’s heavy rains washed out some roads and caused closures including Chilton Road, County Route 17, shown here where culverts held but water came over the roadway and broke up the asphalt necessitating its removal and replacement. More...

Sports

Gators close season at Patrician, have first bye

The Clarke Prep School Gators battled to hang on and beat a feisty Southern team 11-8 last Tuesday in Grove Hill. Down 7-4 after two innings, the Gators scored two runs in the third and five runs in the fourth to bring home the win. More...

Bulldogs end baseball season with victory

The Bulldogs from Clarke County High School closed out the baseball season Monday as they beat Jackson 7-6 in Grove Hill.  Down 4-3, the Bulldogs plated four runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a lead that held up through seven inning More...

Lady Gators beat Southern

Clarke Prep School improved to 34-5 as the regular season draws to a close.  They beat Southern Academy 7-1 last Tuesday at home.  Anna Elmore was on fire at the plate as she went 2-4 with a grand slam homer and six RBI. More...

Editorial

Newsprint tariff could affect us, you too

Editor’s Notes

Truth be told, in the larger scheme of things, the newsprint The Clarke County Democrat requires to print its newspaper and six others publications doesn’t equate to one square of toilet tissue paper in a warehouse full of toilet tissue.  More...

State legislators often hard to beat

Inside the Statehouse

Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. More...

Stop living paycheck to paycheck

Dollars & Cents

Studies reveal about one-third of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. This means such individuals must wait until they get paid each month before they can pay their bills. More...

Records

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated April 5-11

Michael L. Taylor, to Charles A. Coe Jr. Brett Parker, to Dale Pugh. Rosemary W. Colvin, to Terresa S. Dixon. James A. Freeman, to John E. Zukley. Charles W. Blackwell Sr., to Regina B. Harrell. Charles W. Blackwell Sr., to Regina B. Harrell. More...

Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department answered the following calls this past week:  Loud music was reported April 2 at Midway and Vine streets.  Harassment was reported April 2 in the 300 block of Bellview Drive.  Discharging a firearm was rep More...

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of April 10-16, include the following:  Kenneth Oneal Beck Jr., 30, sexual abuse first degree, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Media reports, Facebook and more provoke judge to move case to Greenville

Capital murder case

The capital murder trial of Jarvis Durell Culpepper, charged with the Sept. 10, 2012 shooting death of businesswoman Fredia Collins at her downtown Thomasville insurance office has been moved to Greenville, Butler County.  More...

GH Council may not need ordinance for part-time police

An ordinance was on the Grove Hill Town Council’s agenda for its Monday meeting that would allow the town to employ sheriff’s deputies on a part-time, temporary basis but was removed after the work session discussion prior to the meeting. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Dickinson

Mrs. Clara Mae Daniels Dickinson, 88, of Grove Hill departed this life April 16, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center.   She was a native of Montgomery. More...

Ezell

Shorron La- Pearl Ezell, 57, fondly called “Boochie”, passed from this life April 12, 2018 at her Jackson home.  More...

Frowner

Ka’miya La’Nette Frowner, a resident of Grove Hill, went home to be with the angels early Wednesday, April 4, 2018.   Ka’miya was born May 6, 2015 to Tiesha Lasha Ezell and Connie Mack Frowner. She was 2 years old.   More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Thomasville City Schools District will have a community meeting Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. in the Thomasville High School Cafeteria. More...

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Church News

Baptist group comes to help Fulton

The Alabama Baptist Association has disaster relief groups to help with natural and other disaster situations around the state. A group from the Bethel Association was in Fulton this week to assist homeowners hit by Saturday’s flooding. More...

‘Do not be afraid’

Pastor’s Corner

Berry’s Chapel AME Zion Church 2685 Berry’s Chapel Rd. Jackson, Alabama  SCRIPTURE: John 6:16-21   There are moments in life when fear, like a thief, breaks into our comfort zones and stares at us. More...

Church News

New Greater First Baptist Church of Thomasville will end its Spring Revival Thursday, tonight, April 19. Dr. C.P. Noble, pastor of the Greater St. Mark Baptist Church of Tuskegee will be the evangelist. More...

Lifestyle

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Getting crazy for calzones

America has had a love affair with Italian food, especially calzones, for decades. More...