March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Fundraisers benefit local policeman

Grove Hill Police Officer Dustin Fleming is flanked by fellow police officers, municipal employees, town council members and firemen who all worked to make a rib cookoff fundraiser successful. More...

Juveniles charged in home burglary

Two juveniles were arrested on burglary charges for stealing guns and cash last week, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department reported.  Chief Investigator Ron Baggette said an elderly man’s residence in the Morning Star community ne More...

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Community

Political Announcements

Caster is candidate for House District 65

Marcus Ellis Caster is a Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65.  From McIntosh, Caster served as head basketball coach for the Jackson High School Aggies for 11 years and for the Jackson Academy Eagles for th More...

Washington County Public Lake open for now but you better hurry if you want to fish there

The Washington County Public Fishing Lake has temporarily reopened but it will be for a short time. The lake opened on Feb. More...

TRUCKERS: Be careful where you overnight park your rig in Thomasville

If you own or operate a big rig, be careful where you park it in Thomasville.  More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Alabama River Credit Union’s Annual Membership Meeting will be Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. at Monroeville Community House located at 271 Park Drive in Monroeville. There will be an election of new officers, refreshments and door prizes. More...

Church News

Church News

First Church of God #2 of Grove Hill will have a Gospel Explosion Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. All churches and groups are invited to attend. The church is located on 127 Main Street. Rev. Clifford L. Mitchell is the pastor.   More...

Editorial

Our Opinions

Citizens need to hear more at council meetings The Clarke County Commission is often at odds, debating and criticizing issues and even fellow commissioners. Sometimes the debate is good but sometimes it seems to be just for the sake of arguing. More...

Clarke County needs a truck driving school

From the discussion at a recent county commission meeting, we learned that our community colleges have jurisdictional areas and one college can’t cross into another’s territory.  Even if it means a needed program goes lacking.  More...

McGregor’s friendship

Inside the Statehouse

As the June primaries for our state-wide races get closer, there is a lot of media attention and stories written about the power being wielded by special interests, PACs and big money. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

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

Clarke Records

Property deeds listed Dated Feb. 22-28

Hali Gunter Newberry, to Jessica Harper.  Sweet Water State Bank, to Samuel L. Calhoun Jr.  John T. Chancey Jr., to James R. Chancey.  Lum P. More...

Thomasville Police

The information for the Thomasville Police Department released by Chief Mitchell Stuckey for the week of February 26-March 4, 2018, is listed below. More...

Grove Hill sells 10 acres at airport site

Carter Enterprises pays $76,125 for just over 10 acres fronting Hwy. 84

The Grove Hill Town Council approved the sale of 10.15 acres of airport property to Carter Enterprises, LLC. More...

Fla. school shooting prompts update for T’ville city schools

Randall Fullington, technology coordinator with the Thomasville City Schools District, gave a briefing Feb. 27 to the Thomasville City Board of Education on new security measures planned for the local campuses. More...

Coffeeville man says growth is a killer but county agent says no, just a harmless lichen

Bruce Mathers of Coffeeville brought an oak tree limb by The Clarke County Democrat last week with a grayish-green bushy growth resembling moss sprouting from the branches. More...

Calendar

NWTF banquet, auction set for Fri. night in Jackson The Clarke County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will hold its annual banquet Friday night at the Assembly House in Jackson. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Johnson - Free Access

Amos Lee Johnson, 90, of Grove Hill passed away March 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born Oct. 4, 1927 to John Dee and Allie Johnson. A loving husband, father and grandfather, he will be missed by many relatives and friends.  More...

Campbell - Free Access

Robert David Campbell, 73, of Thomasville died March 6, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 6, 1944 in Moulton, Ala. to Franklin Thomas and Lillie Beulah Campbell. He was a member of Pineview Baptist Church of Thomasville. More...

Ball - Free Access

Rev. Marion Oscar Ball, 89, of Jackson passed away March 9, 2018 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Anderson to be inducted into National Hall of Fame

Buddy Anderson, the AHSAA’s career football-coaching wins leader, headlines the 2018 class of the National High School Hall of Fame administered by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More...

CPS Gators lose to SCA Rebs

Clarke Prep only had one game on the slate last week and suffered an 8-2 area loss to South Choctaw in Grove Hill. “We started slow,” Head Coach Darrell Hobson said. More...

Lady Bulldogs start strong

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs hit the field running, literally, as they have played seven games in less than a week. More...

Lifestyle

BIBLE TRIVIA

What was the lazy man’s example?

1. Is the Book of 2 Peter in Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Matthew 4, how many days and nights did Jesus fast before his temptation( s) by Satan? 3, 12, 40, 70  3. More...

Pastor’s Column

The evil plan never works

FIRST READING: Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28 GOSPEL: Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46   More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the Book of 2 Peter in Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Matthew 4, how many days and nights did Jesus fast before his temptation( s) by Satan? 3, 12, 40, 70  3. Who said, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away"? More...