2012-07-05 E-Edition

Paul interns in D.C. with Sen. Shelby

Jake Paul, son of Teddy and Audra Paul of Grove Hill, Alabama, completed an internship in the Washington office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). While in Washington, Jake completed legislative research, conducted tours of the U.S. Capitol building, and attended hearings on various important issues. “The Congressional Internship Program is an important complement to these students’ academic studies. Their […]

Leigh Gilmore named Academic All-American

Leigh Gilmore, a senior on the University of Alabama women’s cross country and track and field team, has been named a first team Capital One Academic All-American, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A civil engineering major that graduated with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A., the Grove Hill, Ala., native was Alabama’s top finisher in three […]

Salvation Army seeking help to man Grove Hill kettles this coming season

It was a short Grove Hill Town Council meeting Monday night. Councilman and mayor pro tem Levon Hicks presided in the absence of Mayor Jerry Newton. Tami Dixon and Carolyn Drinkard with the Salvation Army in Thomasville asked the council for help in finding a coordinator for the bell ringing holiday campaign for late November and December. The individual would […]

A bargain! $15 can put you in a GH municipal race

Qualifying opened for Grove Hill municipal races Tuesday and continues through July 17 for the five council positions and mayor. The municipal election is Aug. 28. No one can complain about the qualifying fee—only $15 to run for the council posts or for mayor, Town Clerk Cheryl Hicks announced at Monday night’s council meeting. Council member Levon Hicks has already […]

Coming on down

Two busted for meth making in Gosport

Last week, the Clarke County Drug Task Force and county deputies arrested two individuals for manufacturing meth at a residence near Gosport. Joe Dan Barnes Jr., 31, and Michelle Leigh Newton, 40, were arrested. Barnes was charged with unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance, non-child support, court cost, two counts probation violation, possession of a controlled substance and possession of […]

Democrat out early

While this issue of The Clarke County Democrat still carries the normal Thursday dateline, it was printed on Tuesday because of the Fourth of July falling on Wednesday, the paper’s pressday. The newspaper is being distributed to area newsstands Tuesday evening and local mail subscribers will get their papers in the mail on Thursday as usual. The Democrat’s office will […]

GH 11 & 12-year-old all-stars still playing

The Grove Hill 11 & 12- year-old all-stars split their first two games in the district tournament in Monroeville this past weekend. On Friday night they beat Thomasville 9-4 as Dillon Smith earned the win. He pitched all six innings, scattered seven hits, struck out two and allowed four runs. At the plate he went 3-for-3 with a homer. Avant […]

Black bear sightings increase in South Alabama

Alabama’s black bear (Ursus americanus) population was once rich across the entire state. Today, the majority are confined to the forested swamps of Alabama. Reports have shown bears have breeding populations in Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties. There have been some observational reports in other areas of the state. The black bear species that we usually see in Alabama […]