Big crowd attends program for ER groundbreaking

The groundbreaking ceremony was held Sunday afternoon for the enlargement and renovation of the Emergency Room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. “Today is the day that gives birth to the beginning of better and greater healthcare at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital,” said Cheryl Horton, executive director of the Grove Hill Area Chamber of Commerce. “…You are part of a monumental […]

CPS Coach Hamilton and I have been together for many years

Sports Scene

There have been several people come through the doors at The Democrat since I first came to work here. In truth, I tend to forget about them once they leave. I have enough to worry with than try and remember old co-workers. There have been twice as many coaches that have been hired, fired, quit or run off in that […]

Bulldogs give valiant effort

In a game of opportunities and big plays the Clarke County High Bulldogs came up on the short end of each in a 27-14 loss to longtime rival Thomasville in the 101st Backyard Brawl last Friday night in Thomasville. “It was a brawl,” CCHS Head Coach Junior Kelley said. “It was a game that could have went either way. I […]

Gators fall to Monroe Academy

The Clarke Prep School Gators suffered a 47-0 loss to Monroe Academy last Friday night in Monroeville. It was not a region game and Head Coach Billy Hamilton wanted to make sure no one got injured in the game against the top AAA program in the AISA. “They are a very good team and there is a good chance they […]

911 details calls, stats in Sept.

The following statistics from September were reported Monday morning at the monthly meeting of the Clarke County Commission serving as the E-911 Board:  Total 911 calls: 1,402;  Total administrative calls: 1,543;  Total calls: 2,945;  Total incoming 911 calls from wireless: 1,117;  Total incoming 911 calls from wire-lines: 274;  Total incoming 911 calls from VOIP: […]

Secretary of State attends program

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill attended the groundbreaking for the new ER at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. He was the only statewide elected official present. Also present was State Sen. Greg Albritton. They are shown with Clarke County commissioners who attended. From left: Albritton, Commissioners Stan Hutto and Bill Taylor, Merrill, and Commissioners Rhondel Rhone and Tyrone Moye. Commissioner […]

Medicare enrollment events set in Grove Hill and Jackson

People who are eligible for Medicare can receive free help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2015 at enrollment events on Thursday, Nov. 12 in Grove Hill or on Friday, Nov. 13 in Jackson. Medicare beneficiaries are especially urged to evaluate their plan options this year because many of the plans have large decreases and others […]

T’ville Travelers visit Alamo, LBJ Ranch, more on Texas trip

The Thomasville Travelers have returned home after a trip to San Antonio, Texas during the week of Oct. 11-17. During the trip the travelers had a guided tour of San Antonio that included the San Fernando Cathedral, King William Historical District and El Mercado, Institute of the Texan Cultures, River Walk for a scenic cruise, Fredericksburg, National Museum of the […]

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Oct. 14-21 Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, to John W. Glass. Browning Oil & Gas LLC, to David Shane Adams. Helen Reed Bradley, to Helen Reed Bradley. Helen Reed Bradley, to Flo B. Reed Sanderson. Marilyn Simon, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Mike Barton, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. Juan Class, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership […]

Halloween has become big holiday

Witch is top adult costume, princess for the kids

Halloween has become one of the most popular consumer holidays of the year. According to new research conducted for the National Retail Federation. 157 million people, or nearly two-thirds of adults, will celebrate the holiday in some way. “We’ve seen increases every year in our Halloween sales. People are just getting more and more into the holiday,” said Jan Jacks […]