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September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Prehistoric whale once swam here

Dr. James Lamb (below) of the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama looks at a cast of the skull of a Basilosaurus whale during a talk to the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday. More...

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Community

Monroe County jury awards wood dealers $8.1 million

A Monroe County jury awarded one of the largest settlements, if not the largest in the county’s history, against the Alabama River Group and George Landegger of almost $8.1 million in compensatory and punitive damages on Monday afternoon follow More...

New tech post at THS

The Thomasville City Board of Education approved Aug. 25 the creation of a new technology integration specialist position for Thomasville High School. More...

Clarke’s prehistoric whale fossils have been eagerly sought since early 1800s

The fossilized bones of a giant prehistoric whale were so common in 19th century Clarke County that local settlers used them for fireplace irons, doorstops and porch steps. More...

Calendar

Calendar

The Parden Family Reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. The Levi S. Harrison Family Reunion will be Monday, Sept. 7, Labor Day at the Chilton Baptist Church. More...

Church News

First Baptist Church of Fulton has door contest

FBC Fulton's Sunday School Department, headed by Mike Norris, held its annual promotion Sunday and door decorating contest on Aug. 30. More...

Church News

St. James A.M.E. Church of Choctaw Bluff will have Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 6 at 12 noon. A Revival will begin Monday, Sept. 7 through Friday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. nightly. Rev. James Harris, pastor of the Rockwest A.M.E. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1 include: Maurice Darnell Pritchett, 28, probation revocation, $60,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

Jackson The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Assault was reported on Aug. 24 at Oak and Pearl streets. Theft of lost property was reported on Aug. 24 in the 3000 block of College Ave. More...

Records

Property deeds listed Dated Aug. 20-26 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to Darrell Linder. Curtis Overstreet, to Terri S. Overstreet. Fannie Mae, to James W. McLean. Smoker Properties LLC, to Michael E. Murphy. More...

Congressman sees plywood made

Congressman Bradley Byrne, left, toured Scotch Plywood’s Fulton mill last Friday as part of a forestry/ag tour of the First Congressional District. More...

Clarke’s list close but not over on registered voters

10 Alabama counties have excessive voters

Four of Clarke County’s neighboring counties are among 10 on a list of having more registered voters than voting age population. More...

GH hospital purchases fetal monitoring system

Board members of the Clarke County Healthcare Authority voted Aug. 27 to purchase a computer-based monitoring system for obstetrics. More...

‘Good for 5¢ in trade’

Democrat Publisher Jim Cox recently purchased this Scotch Lumber Co. token on ebay. It likely dates from the 1910s or ’20s.This token was good for 5-cents in trade at the company commissary. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Fendley - Free Access

James Robert Fendley, 77, of Thomasville died Aug. 30, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.He was born Sept. 22, 1937 in Thomasville. He attended Springfield Methodist Protestant Church. He was a retired electrician with Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill. More...

Thornton

Henry Thornton, 71, of Coffeeville transitioned from time to eternity Aug. 25, 2015 while at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Nov. 8, 1943 to Johnny and Della F. Thomas Thornton in Clarke County. More...

Hancock

Bobbi Lou Hancock, 57, passed away Aug. 22, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 2, 1957. She was a native of Bridgeport, Ala. and a long-time resident of Jackson. More...

Sports

Gators battle, fall to Tuscaloosa

The season didn’t start out like the Clarke Prep School Gators had hoped as they fell 37-18 to the Knights of Tuscaloosa Academy last Thursday on the road. “I thought we played hard the whole game,” Head Coach Billy Hamilton said. More...

Aggies beat Bulldogs in 100th game

The 100th meeting between Clarke County High and Jackson went the way of the Aggies with a sound 35-0 win in Grove Hill last Thursday night. More...

Clarke Prep downs Southern Academy

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators continued their winning ways as they beat Southern Academy 25-20, 25-6, 17-25 and 25- 22 last Monday in Greensboro. More...

Editorial

‘As The Commission (World) Turns’

Editor’s Notes

So many people have remarked that they wished the Clarke County Commission met in the evenings so they could attend. There’s no better confrontational drama on TV any day of the week, they remark. Commissioners were at it again last week. More...

State financially dependent on feds

Inside the Statehouse

It is common knowledge that the Indian casinos in Alabama and throughout the country are granted federal sovereignty and are not subject to state intervention and authority. More...

We’ve got ourselves a new citizen

Gone South

With all the discussion about illegal immigration, we often lose sight of the fact that every year the population of the United States is increased by immigrants who go through the legal process and become citizens. Monique Pham is one. More...