December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Community

SNOW BARGES

It looked like barges of snow coming south through the Coffeeville Lock and Dam early last Friday morning. In fact, it was loads of coal covered with snow. More...

Archivist helped author research for her novel

Louise Andrews has been on the job as county archivist for about five years. In 2015, The Democrat did a story on her and her work. Andrews had just assisted author Jodie Cain Smith with research for a novel she wrote based on a Clarke County event. More...

Some commissioners unaware of energy assistance program, grant funds for it

A grant that is made annually to Community Action agencies in the state to help low-income families with energy bills became somewhat of a bone of contention at Tuesday’s Clarke County Commission meeting.  More...

Saturday concert to benefit Winky Hicks’ med bills

There will be a benefit singing for Winky Hicks this Saturday, Dec. 16 at Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill from 1 until 6 p.m. Hicks, of Grove Hill, is a well-known musician, turkey hunter and is known for his comic humor. More...

Polar Express Night

Grove Hill Public Library

Hey, kids! Come to the Polar Express Night at the Grove Hill Public Library, Thursday, December 14 at 6 p.m. The story will be read and there will be refreshments and activities. Wear your pajamas and get ready for some great fun! More...

SNOW FUN!

Don English, Randy Jones and his grandson, Chapman Jones, built a snowman at the Jones’ residence. More...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Don’t ignore dangers of the Internet

Traveling around the internet can be dangerous, even if you know what you’re doing. One way to be safer is to understand website addresses, called URLs. More...

Christmas children’s program, genealogy classes at Jackson library

The White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson invites the community to join them for “A Christmas in Whoville” Thursday, Dec. 14.  The program will begin at 6 p. m. More...

Does county need an archivist?

The part-time archivist at the Clarke County Courthouse is retiring and there was some discussion at Tuesday’s commission meeting as to whether the position is important and should be refilled.  Louise Andrews is retiring. More...

Commission OK’s changes in tax abatement incentives

After talking about making changes several times, Clarke County commissioners Tuesday adopted new guidelines for incentives and tax abatements for new and existing expanding businesses and industries.  Incentives are used as an economic develop More...

Former T’ville resident gets life for sexually exploiting children

A former Mobile and Thomasville resident has been sentenced to life in prison for the sexual exploitation of children.  U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama said in a Dec. More...

Courthouse closing prompts discussion about who has say-so over county employees

The Clarke County Courthouse closed at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8 due to the approaching snow. More...

VETERANS POST

Operation Gratitude reaches a milestone

By the time you read this, Operation Gratitude will have surpassed 2 million packages sent to deployed service personnel, veterans, wounded warriors in hospitals and their caregivers at home, emergency personnel and the children of deployed service m More...

Storm assistance funds to help with asphalt repairs due to new culvert installations

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved for Pine City Contracting to repair four areas of asphalt on County Route 44 and County Route 20. More...

Scruggs-Padgett exchange vows at Padgett family farm

Miss Julia Summer Scruggs and Mr. Olen Paul Padgett Jr. were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 at the Padgett family farm in Brooklyn, Ala. The private ceremony was performed by Rev. John Finklea.  More...

LIBRARY CREATIVE WRITING WINNERS

The Grove Hill Public Library held its annual creative writing contest for local 5th and 6th grade students recently. More...