Lula Bell Worthy, a native of Rockville, was the daughter of the late Lula Mae “Bama” Sewell Phelan and Abraham “Bud” Phelan. She departed this life Monday, April 1, 2019, at Mobile Infirmary Hospital surrounded by her daughters, Lula and Elaine. Lula Bell accepted Christ at an early age and served the Lord faithfully until her death. She was a […]



On April 3, 2019, the amazing 100-year life of William H. Williamson came to an end. He was a longtime resident of Mobile. He was born Oct. 8, 1918 in Mount Vernon with time spent growing up in Clarke County. He served in the United States Air Force in World War II and was stationed in New Guinea. Upon discharge, […]



Arsie Brown Moore, 79, a native and resident of the Good Hope Community of Jackson was born March 27, 1939 to the parentage of the late Strawder Brown Sr. and the late Mrs. Janie Dubose Brown. She departed this life March 26, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. Mrs. Moore was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church of […]


Francis Earl Powell, 79, of Grove Hill, passed away March 30, 2019 at his residence with his wife of 60 years by his side. He was born May 13, 1939 in Suggsville to Kossie P. and Agnes Hicks Powell. A graduate of Clarke County High School, he received a B.S. degree in business administration and a minor in Marketing from […]


Alabama Power employees used a kid’s car and a cutout of a person to show what can happen if an electrical line falls on a vehicle and the person touches the vehicle. See the spark? Electrocution is a certainty. Alabama Power hosted a safety program for local first responders at the old National Guard armory March 26. Several fire departments, […]

LIFE TECH walk off may be last straw

Entering homes, stealing vehicle have some T’ville residents calling for center to close

A parolee at the LIFE TECH Transition Center in Thomasville walked off of the premises Saturday night. The man entered at least one home in the Linwood subdivision and then continued on down the Choctaw Corner Road where he stole a SUV in the yard of a home. Solomon Tadd Murray then drove to the Super T convenience store in […]

Grove Hill hospital making headway steadying finances

Grove Hill Memorial Hospital is in much better financial shape just over a month after the IRS filed a tax lien against the facility for its failure to pay employee payroll taxes, hospital board members were told at a meeting Thursday, March 28. “Right now we have money in the bank and a line of credit, should we need it,” […]

Missing Wash. Co. woman believed found burned up in Mobile Co.

For 67 days, Terri Gale Crosby Sullivan’s image was shared on social media and on local news stations. The 45-year-old nurse went missing on January 20, just a half mile from the Tibbie residence where she was staying with her mother. Until Thursday March 28, there had been few credible leads and no breaks in the case. A 15-year old […]

Unpaid property taxes advertised; public sale scheduled for May 21

If you haven’t paid your Clarke County property taxes, you can find your name on the delinquent tax sale public notice in today’s Democrat. The notice starts on Page 6B. Property taxes were delinquent after Dec. 31. Unpaid properties are being advertised for sale for the cost of the taxes and advertising. This is the first of three publications for […]

Grove Hill hires new police officer

Grove Hill added to the police department Monday night as the Town Council approved Tireeq Jones as a full-time patrol officer. Jones, who has been working for the Thomasville Police Department, gives the department four full time officers. That is still two shy of having a full department. “Thank you for giving me this opportunity,” Jones said to the council […]