August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Community

Jackson Medical Center Pres/CEO tells hospital’s side of recent news

Dear Editor, Over the last several weeks there has been a lot of news in the papers and on Facebook about the healthcare situation in Clarke County. More...

Rite Aid closes Thomasville store

Rite Aid’s pullout of nearly all of its drug stores in the Southeast has begun and that includes its store in Thomasville.  More...

Clarke DHR has a new director; vacancies in Child Welfare unit

The long vacant director’s job at the Clarke County Department of Human Resources has been filled. Last week the local DHR board hired Jaquel Taylor to fill the position. More...

Baugh gets 262 months on child porn charge

United States Attorney Richard W. More...

Correction on Hummingbirds

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird isn’t the only breeding hummingbird in North America, as was stated last week in a story with pictures of the tiny birds.  Jimmy Smith of Jackson, who previously wrote a bird column for The Democrat, noted tha More...

Addiction program at Bassetts Creek Baptist Aug. 21

A seminar on how to deal with addiction — whatever that addiction might be — will be held at Bassetts Creek Baptist Church near Grove Hill Tuesday, Aug. 21.  More...

Good turnout for reception honoring retiring officers

Retiring Grove Hill Police Chief Woodie Coates and Sgt. Mike Fleming were honored with a reception Friday, Aug. 10 at the Gilmore Senior Center. More...

T’ville school bus has an accident first week of school but injuries minor

A Thomasville City School bus had an accident during a heavy thunderstorm Friday afternoon on Finley Crossing Road.  Thomasville City Schools Superintendent Garth Moss said the accident happened a little past 4 p.m. More...

Cokes still coming despite area strike

Leroy employees and others at odds with new owners over pay and benefits cuts

Signs in front of the Coca-Cola distribution plant in Leroy urged motorists to honk their horns in support of fair labor practices. Local employees at the Leroy plant walked off the job early Thursday, Aug. 9. More...

No immigrants to be housed in Baldwin Co.

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) issued the following statement after receiving confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that there are no plans to house illegal immigrants at two Navy More...

‘Wild Alabama’ topic for Aug. 26 Clarke Historical Society meet

The Clarke County Historical Society will learn more about the state’s unique and diverse flora and fauna at the monthly meeting Sunday, August 26, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall.  More...

Jackson Francis Xavier Sweeney

Elizabeth Stanley and Sean Sweeney announce the birth of their son, Jackson Francis Xavier Sweeney.  Jack was born on June 24, 2018, at 7:33 p.m. at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. He weighed 8 lbs., 4 ozs. More...