2021-11-04

2021-11-04 E-Edition

Welcome back, Pioneer Day!

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Where else can you learn to write with a quill pen, get a hands-on lesson in rub board washing and take home a bag of on-the-spot stone ground cornmeal but at the Clarke County Historical Museum’s Pioneer Day? The popular event returned this past Saturday to the museum grounds in Grove Hill after an absence of two years and the […]

Ethics complaint against former DA Walker sent to Alabama AG

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Spencer Walker’s first day out of office as District Attorney of the First Judicial Circuit was spent in a hearing before the Alabama Ethics Commission in Montgomery. The hearing was in executive session, closed to the public. The commission voted three to two to send one complaint lodged against Walker to the Alabama Attorney General’s Office for review. Other complaints […]

Car wash murder trial starts

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The jury trial of a then 17-year-old Jackson High School student accused of shooting and killing a man at a Jackson car wash in 2019 started Tuesday, Nov. 2 in Clarke County Circuit Court in Grove Hill. The trial was continuing Wednesday. Laqueivian DeMarcus Hall is charged with murder in the death of Gerry Lee Stokes, 35, following an altercation […]

Tuskegee Airmen author speaks

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Dr. Daniel L. Haulman autographed copies of two of his books on the Tuskegee Airmen for buyers, including Robert Hutto at right, at the Clarke County Historical Society meeting Sunday where he spoke on the Airmen. Haulman, of Montgomery, has written several books and other published pieces on the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African- American pilots and airmen to serve […]

U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt makes campaign stops in Clarke

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Katie Britt, a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Richard Shelby, visited Clarke County and neighboring counties Thursday, Oct. 28. In Clarke County, she spoke in Grove Hill, Thomasville and Jackson. She then went to Washington County and finished up the day in Choctaw County. In Jackson, she spoke before a good-size crowd at Jackson City Hall. […]

100 cleanup letters sent to Grove Hill property owners

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A council member asks, ‘Are we nitpicking?’


One hundred letters have been sent out to Grove Hill property owners advising them of the need to clean up their properties, Grove Hill’s new building inspector Tommy Phillips told the Town Council Monday evening. Phillips said most of the letters were in regard to abandoned and/or unused vehicles, weeds and other grown vegetation. Phillips said he hasn’t yet tackled […]

Happy Halloween!

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Look at all the little ghosts and goblins at Little Miracles Day Care. The youngsters dressed up for Halloween on Friday, Oct. 29 and called next door to The Clarke County Democrat for a photograph. Halloween was a big event in Grove Hill and around the county.

Assistant DAs handling criminal jury trial cases

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The criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court started Monday, Nov. 1 with one important participant missing — District Attorney Spencer Walker who stepped down to retire Oct. 31. Still, court carried on Presiding Judge Gaines C. McCorquodale introduced court officials, noting that Stephen Winters, Mason Bonner and William “Bill” Mc- Corquodale were representing the State of Alabama. Judge […]

Mt. Gilead culvert woes

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Members of the Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Walker Springs say a culvert under the driveway entrance to the church isn’t adequate for the recent heavy rains and is washing and undermining the driveway. Water backs up and floods the church yard during heavy rains. The Clarke County Road and Bridge Department has been contacted and has promised repairs but […]