2021-12-02 E-Edition

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CCHS playing for first state title!

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“The foot ball has arrived and practice has started in earnest,” The Clarke County Democrat reported Sept. 27, 1917, detailing the start of a new sport at Clarke County High School. Now, 105 seasons and 1,016 games later, CCHS will be competing in the state finals for the first time. The Bulldogs (12-2) will play Cleveland (12-2) on Friday at […]

Property taxes due by Dec. 31

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Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Tyler Montana Prescott reminds citizens of deadlines that are quickly approaching. All real and personal property taxes are due no later than December 31, 2021. Because the Revenue Commissioner’s Office will be closed on Friday, December 31, to obser ve the New Year’s holiday, no penalties and interest will be charged if accounts are paid in […]

Recognizing Hal’s Kingdom

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The Clarke County Historical Society met in Carlton Sunday, Nov. 26 to dedicate a historical marker recognizing the 1800s runaway slave Hal and Hal’s Kingdom, the latter the name of a refuge for runaways in southern Clarke County. Hal’s Lake is named for Hal. The marker was funded by a grant from the Pomeroy Foundation as part of their Legends […]

Grove Hill Christmas Parade rolls Thursday

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Christmas parades and other holiday events and activities are slated starting this week. Grove Hill’s Christmas Parade is Thursday, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. along Jackson Street through the downtown area. Santa will be at The Event Room on Highway 43 South afterwards to meet youngsters. A number of local businesses are planning open houses after the parade. Jackson will […]

City of Jackson considers one-cent sales tax to benefit Jackson hospital

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A one-cent city sales tax is being considered by the Jackson City Council that would be earmarked for a new Jackson Medical Center emergency room and other hospital renovations. Preliminary plans are for a new addition with an emergency room on one side and an urgent care clinic on the other. At the Nov. 23 council meeting, Mayor Paul South […]

Thanksgiving evening wreck fatal for Marengo County teen

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A Sweet Water High School student was killed in a Thanksgiving evening automobile accident in Marengo County. Killed in the two-vehicle collision on Alabama Highway 25 about five miles north of Pine Hill was Wyatt McGilberry, 16, of Arlington. McGilberry was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry that collided with a 2021 Dodge Dakota driven by 33-yearold Donald Brett Vick of […]

A tractor-trailer hauling cattle pellets wrecked and overturned on Highway 84

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A tractor-trailer hauling cattle pellets wrecked and overturned on Highway 84 East near Meadow Lane Drive Tuesday, Nov. 21. The driver did not appear to be seriously injured. A dispute arose the next day as some people were at the scene wanting to scoop up the cattle pellets but the adjoining landowner said the trucking company had said he could […]


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Nestled among the pine forests along Highway 154 in Clarke County is the small community of Chilton. A quiet, peaceful farming area, Chilton is not the place you might normally look to find elegant, heirloom children’s clothing. Nonetheless, this tranquil setting is the birthplace of a highly respected, nationwide brand of children’s clothing, one that has been in business here […]

C’ville man fires gun, threatens law enforcement officers; subdued without incident

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Clarke County dispatchers received a call Monday, Nov. 29 at approximately 9:07 p.m. that a male was screaming, making threats, and firing a gun on Hickory Street in Coffeeville. Coffeeville Police officers, Clarke County deputies, Choctaw County deputies, Jackson Police officers, and Grove Hill Police officers were dispatched to that location. While deputies and officers were en route, dispatchers received […]