2014-01-09 E-Edition

CCHS beats JHS 41-35

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs moved to 11-2 on the season as they beat county rival Jackson 41- 35 last Saturday night in Grove Hill. “It was a rivalry game,” head coach Rhonda Wright said. “ They came out and played us very hard and we were forced to make some adjustments. Plus we had some players foul […]

Christmas Eve 1913 fight, killing reported

Only 648 Clarke Countians had paid their poll taxes as of Dec. 31, 1913. Those who wanted to vote in the 1914 elections had to pay up by Feb. 1 or they would lose the right. “In a difficulty at Pleasant Grove on Christmas day, Joe McIntyre cut Archie McIntyre so seriously that it was at first thought he would […]

Tombigbee runner club gets behind races

When like-minded people get together, pretty much anything can happen. For years there have been people who enjoy getting out and running all over the county. Many of these same folks were constantly running against other local runners at races in the area. It stood to reason that at some point the runners would get together to help try and […]

Area Sports

The winners and runner-ups from theHit The Road Jack race are:Overall – Men1 Cory Cartwright, Jackson2 Tucker Batley, Gainestown Overall – Woman1 Shelly Beech, Chatom2 Tiffany Anderson, Chatom Men 0-101 Sebastian Shoemaker, Thomasville2 Regan Williams, Leroy Men 11-191 Tucker Batley, Gainestown2 Logan Gates, Jackson Men 20-291 David Hughston, Jackson Men 30-391 Cory Cartwright, Jackson2 Grey Gaillard, Jackson Men 40-491 Mark […]

Black artists sought for recognition

The Grove Hill Arts Council solicits works by local and regional artists to participate in the “Black History Month” Celebration at the Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center. A community reception will be held in the Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 until 7 p.m. Artists interested in participating in this celebration are requested to have their works of art […]

ASCC nursing grads recognized

Seventeen graduates were honored at Alabama Southern Community College’s Practical Nursing Pinning Ceremony on Dec. 19 in the Alabama Tombigbee Conference Center on Alabama Southern’s Thomasville campus. Joy Kiracofe, program chair of practical nursing, welcomed graduates along with their families and friends. Victoria Howard from Physicians Care of Thomasville was guest speaker for the ceremony. The following students received awards […]

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have its “Mondays with the Master,” beginning at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 7 with Dr. Fred Wolfe, Monday, Jan. 13 with Dr. Randy Davis, Monday, Jan. 20 with Dr. Don Boone and Monday, Jan. 27 with Brandon Rodgers. Chilton Baptist Church will have a Ladies Bible Study and a Men’s Brotherhood Breakfast. The Bible Study […]


Freezing temps, flooded rivers plagued Clarke County residents along with war in January 1864

Chronicling the Civil War of 150 years ago from the pages of The Journal* of the 1860s. The Clarke CountyDemocrat was renamed The Clarke County Journal during the war. Cannon illustration from the papers of the 1860s. January 1864 was cold across the United States and the Confederate States as well. Clarke County was no exception. On Friday and Saturday, […]

3 vehicles damaged in collision at 84 intersection but no one hurt