2017-01-05 E-Edition

Jackson native all-time leading rusher for Sooners

The dagger in the hearts of the Auburn Tigers in the 35-19 loss to Oklahoma was born in Clarke County. Samaje Perine, who set the Oklahoma career rushing record against the Tigers, was born and raised in Jackson until he was 9-years-old. As a freshman he set the NCAA record for most yards in a game with 427. His grandparents, […]

Political Cartoon

45 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s January 1972 issues

Troy grads announced

Troy University recognized students who completed the requirements for graduation during the Fall Semester and Term 2 of the 2016/2017 academic year. Local residents who graduated include: Jacquseya McMillian of Thomasville and Payne Wilson of Grove Hill, both receiving Bachelor of Science degrees and Jocelyn Gipson-Vincent of Thomasville who received a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. The Fall […]

Wilson-Bosarge to marry Feb. 4 in GH church

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Neal Wilson of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ellie Hardy Wilson, to James “Bo” Emery Bosarge, son of Ms. Penelope Bosarge of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. James R. Bosarge of Birmingham. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobbie Keller of Grove Hill and the late David Keller and the […]

Faith-based financial planning program offered at local church

January is a time to make resolutions for the new year and one of the most often-made resolution regards finances — saving more money, paying off debt and generally being more secure money-wise. The Grove Hill United Methodist Church is offering a course to help people do that in a faith-based, biblical manner. Financial Peace University (FPU) is a workshop […]

Happy New Year to all

Through the Past

Happy New Year! This is the time of year when I look forward. First, I am an optimist at heart, but when my thoughts settle, I look back at things — you know — life, history and such. Quotes, from a daily bits-of-wisdom calendar, given to me when I retired, twenty years ago, keeps me on track. I flip the […]

Quotes to Remember

“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.” — Mark Twain “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” — Winston Churchill “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.” — Oscar Wilde

Strange BUT TRUE

Falling icicles are rough on Russians

* It was Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and the 34th president of the United States, who made the following sage observation: “I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay […]