2012-01-05

2012-01-05 E-Edition

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Granddaughter of local couple in ‘The Nutcracker’



Gary and Polly Robertson of Grove Hill attended Ballet Aviv’s presentation of The Nutcracker in New Orleans Dec. 17th and 18th. Performing as a peppermint in the production was their 4 year old granddaughter, Chloe Robertson. Chloe is a student of The Conservatory of Ballet Aviv. She is the daughter of Andy and Margaret Robertson of Covington, La. Chloe’s uncle […]

Moments in Time: Columbus spies mermaids



 On Jan. 9, 1493, Christopher Columbus, sailing near the Dominican Republic, sees three “mermaids” and describes them as “not half as beautiful as they are painted.” They were in reality manatees. Mythical mermaids have existed in seafaring cultures since the time of the ancient Greeks.  On Jan. 14, 1639, in Hartford, Conn., the first constitution in the American […]

Toys for C’ville Head Start youngsters



Singing in the New Year



Creighton descendants research family, erect new markers in area cemeteries



Creighton descendants have recently joined together to put together the story of one of Clarke County’s oldest families and to erect new gravestones for some of the early settlers. Hiram Creighton was born in South Carolina in 1795 and settled in Clarke County about 1815, settling “On Bassett’s Creek,” now the Whatley community. John Creighton, Hiram’s father went on to […]

Powell earns Coach of the Year honors



The year 2011 will go down in history as one of the most special times for the city of Jackson. Their two schools, Jackson High and Jackson Academy went a combined 27-1 and brought home two state crowns. Ironically, in 1979 both schools made their way to state title games, with the Aggies tying Colbert County for the 3A crown […]

Democrat All-Region team

Team loaded with diverse players

The 2011 Clarke County Democrat All- Region team is loaded with offensive punch from the skill positions, punctuated with a powerful offensive line, and on the flip side features defense with ball hawks in the secondary, fly to the ball tacklers at linebacker and run stoppers on the defensive front. Overall the area did not have as many championship teams, […]

Holt saddened to see deer shot in her yard

Chance & Scyrene

Happy Birthday! Greetings are extended to the following community members who will celebrate their birthday during the month of January: Teresa Bettis Kimbrough-1/17, Anthony Dotson-1/27, Carolyn McCoy-1/10, Deborah Morrissette Westbrook-1/24, George Morrissette-1/18, Lorenza Morrissette-1/12, James Lee Stabler-1/3, Ponchita Taite-1/1, Leo Marshall Jr., 1/29, L.J. Morrissette- 1/12, Gloria Edwards-1/7, Jimmy Chapman Sr.-1/19, Floretta Taite-1/17. Mrs. Marie Holt of Scyrene observed her […]

Teaching children the value of money

Dollars & Cents

Most of us are familiar with the advice in Proverbs 22:6 about teaching children the proper values in life. One of the items on which children need instruction is money. They should understand three stages of moneyearning, saving, and spending. Children gain a sense of accomplishment by earning money. Your teenagers may already work to earn money. And your younger […]