2022-11-17

2022-11-17 E-Edition

‘West Alabama Hwy.’ moving fast; C’ville river bridge, 84, not so much

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The West Alabama Highway, as the new four-lane route from Thomasville to Moundville is dubbed, is on a fast-track schedule, Alabama Department of Transportation officials told a group of elected officials and others last week. But a new Highway 84 bridge across the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville has been delayed until 2024. That and other details on highway projects in […]

Clarke Prep Gators: “They are all players of the week”

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Clarke Prep Coach Ashley Carlise was asked to name a player of the week after the big 24-21 win over Chambers Academy in LaFayette on the east side of the state last Friday night. “All of them,” he said of the team. “They are all players of the week.” The Gators play Thursday in Montgomery’s Cramton Bowl at 4 p.m. […]

Dixon Mills men killed in Hwy. 10 collision

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A head-on collision on Highway 10 near Sweet Water Friday night, Nov. 11, was fatal for two Dixon Mills men. Brodney M. Hudson, 32, and Wendall Hosea, 50, were killed when the 2015 Toyota Corolla Hudson was driving crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 1996 Nissan pickup driven by Hosea, according to troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement […]

A hot day for the New York City Marathon

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Every runner’s dream is to compete in the New York City Marathon and Brittney Harvell Calametti got to do just that on Nov. 6. Brittney completed the 26.2-mile course through the streets of the “Big Apple.” She was one of 50,000 registered for the famous event. It was a hot day in New York, according to a news report. Temperatures […]

Layoffs at PCA as mill idles

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The Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) paper mill in Jackson announced to its employees last week a layoff of virtually all of its 400-plus workers and a temporary idling of the mill. PCA issued this brief statement through the Jackson mill: “Due to economic conditions and lower demand for our products, we have temporarily laid off workers at the Jackson […]

Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday at GH United Methodist

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The annual Grove Hill CommunityThanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. Everyone is invited to attend this long-time community event. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Democrat will publish day early due to Thanksgiving

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The Clarke County Democrat will publish a day early next week due to Thanksgiving Day being on the normal publication day of Thursday. The newspaper will be printed on Tuesday and distributed to local newsstands that evening and in local mailboxes Wednesday. Please submit items for next week by 9 a.m. Monday. The office will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Child Advocacy Center seeking nominations for 2023 ‘Eddie Slayton Memorial Award’

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In recognition of a life dedicated to serving others especially the children of Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties, the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. Board of Directors has established the “Eddie Slayton Memorial Award.” The award is named for the late Eddie Slayton, a longtime member of the agency’s Board of Directors and a dedicated advocate for children. This annual […]

Clarke Arrests

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail November 8 through November 14, 2022 include the following: Johnnie Robinson, 55, SORNA violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Tyron Armond Walker, 43, certain persons forbidden to possess a pistol, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Christian De’Lon Washington-Bedgood, 19, carrying a concealed weapon, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, […]