February 1, 2018 RSS feed / Community

Crack bust made in Jackson

About 70 crack rocks were taken off the street in what began as a traffic stop Thursday, Jan. More...

LP to lease space in old AC Fabricating plant

The Clarke County Industrial Development Board voted last week to allow Louisiana-Pacific to lease part of the building and property at the old AC Fabricating site on Highway 43 between Grove Hill and Jackson. More...

Brother indicted for murdering brother in Fulton last year

Billie Gene Welch has been indicted by the Clarke County Grand Jury for murdering his brother, Timmy Welch.  The two brothers lived together at 755 Church Road “up the hill” from Fulton. But they often argued. More...

Candidates must qualify by Feb. 9 for state, county races set this year

This is an election year and a number of offices are on the ballot including the governor, state level constitutional offices, state supreme court and appellate court seats and the entire Alabama Legislature.  All seven U.S. More...

Pictures from the Past

Officers and directors of the Clarke County Farm Bureau in 1953 are pictured. An error was made in the 1953 identifications— one man is not identified. More...

Benefit for Morris family at JHS Feb. 3

A love benefit program for Gilbert and Wynita Morris (formerly of Jackson) will be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at Jackson High School.  More...

Sean Dietrich to speak at Grove Hill 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...

SENIOR NEWS LINE

Stuck indoors? Try photography!

The most fun I’ve had this winter is studying digital photography as I stay home avoiding the cold weather, and the flu and crowds. More...

Congressman Byrne holds 100th Town Hall meeting in Grove Hill

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.) celebrated a milestone in Clarke County last Wednesday. The Mobile resident participated in his 100th Town Hall meeting since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives at a Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Longtime Monroe County sheriff, probate judge retiring

Two prominent Monroe County officials will not seek re-election this year. Probate Judge Greg Norris and Sheriff Tom Tate have both said they will retire, The Monroe Journal reported in recent weeks. Norris has served for two terms as probate judge. More...

Clarke County native murdered by friend in Toledo, Ohio Jan. 18

A 2006 Clarke County High School graduate who was a stand-out football player was shot and killed by a friend in Toledo, Ohio on Jan.18.  Larry Pendleton, 31, died after being shot multiple times by Lavell Allen, 22.  A local relative said More...

100 years ago

From The Democrat February 7, 2018

“A matrimonial epidemic has broken out in Whatley and threatens to be more extensive than the measles we have lately had to contend with, the latest victims on our list being R. E. Chamberlain and Mrs. More...

41 Years Ago

From The Democrat’s February 1976 issues

The U.S. was celebrating its Bicentennial in 1976 and Grove Hill got into the celebration with lots of activities. More...

Butler physician to be honored by Regional Child Advocacy Ctr.

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is proud to announce that Dr. Katherine Hensleigh has been chosen as the 2018 Eddie Slayton Memorial Award winner.  Dr. More...

Steele-Milstead to wed in Leroy church Saturday

Roxanne Steele and John Phillip Milstead will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Leroy.  Miss Steele is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Steele of Foley.  Mr. Milstead is the son of Ms. More...