2014-04-03 E-Edition

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Dixie Youth’s Opening Day is Saturday

Grove Hill’s Dixie Youth league’s Opening Day will be this Saturday with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. on the softball side. The teams with players and coaches will be introduced. There will be a field dedication ceremony that will coincide with the annual J.R. Kelley Award presentation. “We are very excited about the season starting,” President Robby Kolb said. […]

Greasepit Grammar

A troop is always more than one

A troop is always more than one “I want to ask your opinion regarding the media’s usage of the word ‘troops’ when describing one soldier,” said Judy Councilman as Bubba wiped her windshield at Wade’s Dixieco. “It grates upon my ears when I hear (or read) news anchors saying something to the effect that ‘There were three troops killed in […]

Fifth graders graduate from ‘Super Citizen’ program

‘Chick Chain’ back for youngsters

The Clarke County 4-H Club is once again offering youth the opportunity to take part in the 4-H Chick Chain project. In the Chick Chain project, youth will receive 18 one day old chicks in early June, take them home to raise for about 22 weeks. They will then bring three of their best chickens to the Chick Chain Show […]

Dragging chain sparks grass fire on 43

Powell takes on street repairs

‘For the Love of Art’ annual fundraiser is Saturday night

The Grove Hill Arts Council will present their major spring fundraiser, “For the Love of Art,” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 5 in Studio 122 in downtown Grove Hill. The event will feature a live performance by Bob Chaney, along with a live auction, silent auction, and raffle for8x8paintingscreatedbyoveradozenlocalartists associated with Studio 122. Eventticketsare$20eachwith8x8raffleticketsat$35 each. Those purchasing […]

Post office workers deserve more respect

Dear Editor, I was quite disappointed when I viewed the issue of The Democrat (March 27) that contained the picture of a tub of mail. I believe that this never should have been published for a number of reasons, but you should first do some research before blaming issues such as this one for citizens’ mail being delayed. There are […]

Inside the Statehouse

Alabama one of most conservative states

The Gallup poll has come out with their ranking of the most conservative and most liberal states in America. Last year we were ranked as the most conservative in the country. We lost that mantle to Wyoming this year. In fact, we fell dramatically to number ten. In past years either Alabama or one of our sister southern Bible Belt […]