Burn ban lifted in most counties

Despite some rainfall, care is still urged with any outdoor burning

Clarke County along with 63 other Alabama counties have been downgraded from Drought Emergency (No Burn) to Fire Alert. According to officials with the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), recent rains and higher humidity have increased ground moisture levels in most of the state, reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire. Three southern counties remain under a Drought Emergency (No Burn Order) […]

Tips on saving money when grocery shopping

Food is our third highest household expense after housing and transportation. However, it’s possible to decrease that expense with careful planning and shopping. We can’t control food prices, but we can control how we spend our money. If it seems like you’re spending more money every time you go to the grocery store, you are right. Food prices are increasing […]

Now here’s a tip

 To bring out the natural sweetness of corn on the cob, try sprinkling a little bit of sugar in the pot after the water has come to a boil.  If the scar of a cantaloupe is rough or has a stem attached, the melon was picked too early and won’t ripen as well as one with a smooth […]

Kaylee Moore attends National Beta Convention in Nashville, Tennessee

Kaylee Moore, an eighth grader last year at Wilson Hall Middle School, attended the National Junior Beta Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 17-21. She was invited to compete in the national convention’s essay contest after she won first place at the Alabama convention in March. In her essay “A Junior Beta Garden,” Kaylee explained the importance of volunteerism. About […]

Horn-Davis to be married in Jackson

Eric and Lenora Moore of Whatley are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Sharnise Racene’ Davis, to Jonathan Horn, son of Kenneth Horn and Tabatha Moore also of Whatley. The bride-elect is a graduate of Clarke County High School in Grove Hill. She was a 2011 graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree […]

Church Notices

Jones Chapel CME Church of Dixons Mills will continue its revival services Thursday, July 14 and end Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. John Sanders, pastor of the Saint Wisdom Primitive Baptist Church of Sweet Water will be the evangelist for the week. Rev. Willie Woodard is the pastor. Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational […]

Pope-Popp wed in Florida church

Catherine Grace Popp and Brandon Lee Pope were united in marriage at First United Methodist Church in High Springs, Florida on May 21, 2011. The bride is the daughter of Robin Elizabeth Popp and William David Popp of Trenton, Florida, and the granddaughter of Mrs. Jane Roberts, Mr. Donald Roberts, and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Popp. The groom […]

Does your mama see your name?

The bridge over Bassetts Creek at Allen is covered with graffiti. Someone suggested that since the individuals who scrawled their names apparently wanted them to be seen, that they be run in The Democrat. “Their mama might want to see their kids’ names on public property,” the individual offered. It seemed like a good idea so the editor snapped these […]

Site work on Jackson steel plant behind but progressing

During the Tuesday, July 12 meeting of the Jackson City Council, SET Enterprises Jackson Project Director Dominique Sarno told members of the council that the site work for its new steel slitter plant in the Paul Parham Industrial Park was a little behind schedule, but was progressing well. Sarno said the slight setback was due to the need to purchase […]

Mayor says hospital has not kept up with T’ville

Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day said Thomasville continues to get a lot of positive publicity from the things happening here. He held up a copy of the latest Alabama Seaport Magazine with a cover photo and feature story on the announcement that Golden Dragon Copper would be building a copper tube plant here. “Sometimes I wonder if we can get any […]