January 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

GROVE HILL FIREFIGHTERS RECOGNIZED

The Grove Hill Fire and Rescue Department held their awards banquet this past Saturday at Town Hall. These awards were presented: Most Calls, Tommy Phillips (103 of 122); Officer of the Year, Chris McVay; and Fireman of the Year, Chris Canter. More...

Despite press being down, Democrat begins 164th year without missing a beat

Even with press troubles on the first issue of its 164th year, The Clarke County Democrat isn’t to be deterred in continuing publication.  More...

Special Sections

Community

Mobile historian to speak on Alabama’s steamboats

“Steamboats on Alabama Rivers,” will be the topic for the January meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society.  Tom McGehee, a Mobile historian who is curator of the Bellingrath Gardens Home museum in Mobile County, will be the s More...

Columnist and novelist to speak at Grove Hill Public Library Feb. 8

A columnist who writes a column nearly every day of the year about the good things of living in Alabama and the American South will speak at the Grove Hill Public Library Thursday, Feb. 8.  More...

Citizen of Year nominations sought

Grove Hill’s Citizen of the Year award dates to 1983 and was originated and sponsored by the Grove Hill Civitan Club.  Sadly, the Civitan Club closed last year but two civic clubs have agreed to take up the program and continue it.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

The Communities of Transformation site in Pine Hill is excited to announce its upcoming “Taste and See” event Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Pine Hill United Methodist Church. More...

Church News

Church News

Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Rev. Renea Henderson is the pastor. Everyone is invited to come and join.   More...

Editorial

Tuscaloosa de facto capital?

Inside the Statehouse

Awhile back, during Dr. More...

Hunting with ‘Birdshot’ Cotten

Guest Columnist

There’s an old saying of not being able to make chicken salad out of other things that come out of a chicken and there’s a saying that you can’t make lemonade without lemons. More...

All hail home brew

Gone South

Some friends, distressed as I am over what is happening to bourbon (have asked me what can be done to stave off this assault on one of the few remaining strongholds of Dixie’s old white guys.  My response.  Nothing.  More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 4-11

Robert B. Crocker, to Delano Goodman.  Larry Jones, to Majestic Timber LLC.  Pam Bradley, to Mary Jean Lolley.  Linda W. Harrell, to Laine W. Bolen.  Vanessa E. Coleman, to Mabeline Mobley.  Charlie J. More...

Grand jury indictments

Here are grand jury criminal indictments of individuals already served and arrested. Others will be published as arrests are made. An indictment, like an arrest, is only an accusation of wrongdoing. Individuals will have their day in court. More...

Marches, events celebrate Martin Luther King’s legacy

It was a weekend and then the Monday holiday for remembering and honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Above, the Southwest Alabama Improvement Association hosted a march and program in downtown Grove Hill. More...

Grand jury issues 130 indictments

The Clarke County Grand Jury issued 130 criminal indictments last week. One hundred and three were felonies and 28 were misdemeanors.  See a listing of individuals who have already been arrested elsewhere in today’s paper. More...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Former   More...

Public hearing on annexation will be Jan. 26

State Sen. Greg Albritton is hosting a public hearing on Grove Hill’s proposed annexation plan Friday, Jan. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Chapman

Cristful Chapman, 67, a native of Winn and a resident of Moss Point, Miss., answered the Master’s call Jan. 2, 2018 while at Singer River Hospital.  He was born Oct. 10, 1950 to Evans and Annie Mae Johnson Chapman. More...

Cross

Cathy Hollingworth Cross, 77, of Jackson departed this life Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 while at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.  She was born Oct. 15, 1940 in Aiken, S.C., the daughter of Lottie Bell Hicks.   More...

Mack

Mary Elizabeth Pritchett Mack, 58, of Gainestown, better known as “Liz,” made her earthly transition on Jan. 2, 2018 while at Mobile Infirmary Hospital.  More...

Sports

Lady Gators win JV state hoops

The Lady Gators Junior Varsity team played great defense throughout the game as they won the state championship with a 23-21 victory over Wilcox Academy.  Playing at Lowndes Academy in Letohatchee, CPS made the free throws down the stretch to t More...

CCHS beats Prattvile, Jackson

The Clarke County Bulldogs went on a tear this past week as they beat a 7A program, a county rival and got a pair of area wins. Monday night the Bulldogs down 7A Prattville 52-45 in Montgomery as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Lady Bulldogs breeze to 21-0 mark

The Lady Bulldogs of Clarke County High used a smothering defense to pull away with a 75-57 win over Central-Hayneville Monday in the Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the Book of 2 Timothy in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Ruth 1, who called herself Marah, a name meaning “bitter”? Priscilla, Miriam, Naomi, Deborah  3. More...

Strange BUT TRUE

Brush teeth, then clean piano keys

* You’ve probably been to a restaurant with a dessert called Death by Chocolate, but the real-life event is less appetizing. More...

Elhers-Danlos syndrome detailed

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can you please give me some information on Elhers- Danlos syndrome? My daughter and two granddaughters have it. — E.E.H. More...