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June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

ATV theft suspect ID’d by dropped phone

An accidentally-dropped cell phone near a crime scene led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a Polaris General ATV valued at $20,000.  Ron Baggette, chief investigator for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, assisted Jackson Po More...

Capital murder charge reduced to reckless manslaughter

A Thomasville man originally charged with capital murder pleaded guilty to reckless manslaughter last week as part of a plea agreement deal with prosecutors. He received a 15- year sentence.  More...

National Champ!

WHMS student wins National Jr. Beta speech contest June 15

Cynthia Bradley won the national speech contest at the National Junior Beta Convention held in Savannah., Ga. More...

Special Sections

Community

PURPLE COW OPEN

The new Purple Cow convenience store on Highway 43 on the south end of Grove Hill is now open. More...

Murder in Packer’s Bend

The fourth murder in three weeks taking place in or involving Monroe County occurred Friday night in Packer's Bend, authorities reported.  More...

EARNS LAW DEGREE

Gregory Dewayne Robinson an alumnus of Clarke County High School’s Class of 1990 graduated from Mitchell Hameline School of Law in St. Paul Minnesota on May 20, 2018. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hill Town Hall. Members are asked to attend.   More...

June - July Calendar

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Church News

Church News

Union Grove Baptist Church, located on Highway 69 of Coffeeville will continue its Vacation Bible School Thursday, June 21 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 22 at 6 p.m. for ages 4-12. The theme is “Shipped Wreck.” Rev. More...

Putting all your eggs in 1 basket

Pastor’s Sermon

First Reading: 1Peter 1:10-16 Second Reading: Mark 10:28-31   More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of Galatians in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Mosaic law, what would happen to the person who cursed his father or mother? Imprisonment, Outcast, 10 lashings, Death  3. More...

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Comics

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Grove Hill will separate clerk, finance duties

The town clerk and finance director positions will be separated, the Grove Hill Town Council announced Monday.  Currently, Priscilla Collinsworth holds both positions, attending to the daily issues of the town, including personnel matters, as we More...

Cell phones can identify victims, crooks

Phone’s ‘ping’ leads rescuers to wreck victim

Cell phones are extraordinary devices. Most are equipped so that their locations can be tracked. This has its good and bad points. The bad is that someone, somewhere can always know where you are through your phone. More...

‘STOP THE PRESSES!’

Clarke County Democrat’s Mike Williamson retires after 62 years of ‘getting the paper out’

Sixty-two years. That’s a long time to do anything — live, be married. Or to work — especially work at one job. Mike Williamson worked at The Clarke County Democrat for over 62 years. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Bettis

Eunice Bettis, 80, of Jackson made her earthly transition Sunday, June 17, 2018 while at Jackson Medical Center.  She was born Nov. 22, 1937 to Ruby Franks and Jessie Bettis. She was educated at Harper High School. More...

Fox

Sophia Montgomery Fox, 82, of the Choctaw Bluff community of Jackson found sweet peace June 7, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.   She was born Feb. 25, 1936 to Frozene and Nathaniel Montgomery in Gainestown. More...

Kidd

L.V. Kidd Jr., (better known as “Knocker”) 59, of Lower Peach Tree traded time for eternity Friday, June 15, 2018 at his residence.  He was born Sept. 13, 1958 to L.V. Sr. and Myrtle Dailey Kidd. More...

Sports

Gulf Coast Prep Sharks working hard

The football players for the 2018 Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy reported for fall camp this past weekend. Parents were able to see the dorm rooms and other parts of the school. More...

Making waves in the pool

Grove Hill’s Jay Roberts, above, and Mary Ruth Garrick, right, are members of the Jackson Waverunner swim team that started their season this past Saturday in Jackson. The team has swim meets each weekend for the next few months.   More...

Clarke Prep varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads attend camp

Clarke Prep Varsity cheerleaders attended UCA cheer camp June 2-5 at The Beach Club in Gulf Shores. They received the banana the first night. They received Good Ribbons for evaluations for Cheer and Sideline. More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Is high speed pursuit always best response?

Should the law run a Walmart shoplifter at a high rate of speed along a busy highway and through a downtown business district?  That happened last week when an alleged shoplifter was pursued from Thomasville, through the middle of Grove Hill an More...

Winners, runoffs for judicial posts

Inside the Statehouse

This is not just a gubernatorial year in the Heart of Dixie.  We have every constitutional office up for election which includes Lt. More...

Bad news for older Americans

Dollars & Cents

The condition of the two bedrock programs that are so fundamental to older Americans deteriorated significantly from last year. That is the finding of the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 12-19 include the following:  More...

THOMASVILLE POLICE REPORT

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of  June 11 - 17, 2018 is listed below.   More...