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Mobile’s most wanted found hiding in secret space in Dixons Mills

Mobile’s most wanted suspect was found in a hidden compartment inside a closet in Dixons Mills in Marengo County last week.  More...

Prolific mid-20th century writer passed through as a photographer and schoolteacher, marrying a local girl

Harry Harrison Kroll wrote 30 books, over 900 stories

He was no literary giant but he had a long and successful writing career — successful in his view in that it put money in his pocket and food on the table. More...

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Six drug arrests in Jackson

On September 16, Jackson Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence at 208 Warren Street. The warrant resulted in six arrests and the seizure of two handguns and $2,600 in narcotics. More...

Tribute to veterans publishes Nov. 8

A special tribute to military veterans will be published in The Clarke County Democrat Nov. 8, the issue just before Veterans Day on Nov. 11.  “There is no charge for this salute to area veterans. More...

Rally for Gov. Ivey Sept. 20 in M’ville

The Monroe County GOP will be hosting a campaign rally for Gov. Kay Ivey. Governor Kay Ivey, along with Congressman Bradley Byrne, will be at the official campaign event in Monroeville Thursday, Sept. More...

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Clarke County Retired Educators Association will meet Thursday, Sept. 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Lil’ Touch of Cajun Grill in Jackson. All retired educators are invited to attend. More...

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Pray for and give to help Hurricane Florence victims   More...

Follow Preston Brooks’ example

Gone South

According to my buddy John, the Preston Brooks Society (of which he is founder and, until he admitted me, the sole member) has declared September 20 as “a Southwide day of mourning and self-examination.”  Why September 20?  It w More...

Here’s how Guy Hunt got elected

Inside the Statehouse

Since this is a gubernatorial election year, allow me to share an epic governor’s race with you. The 1986 governor’s race will be remembered as one of Alabama’s most amazing political stories. More...

Records

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Sept. More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Sept. 6-12

Southern Land & Timber Inc., to Howard N. Reynolds.  Darrell Linder, to William C. Hales II.  The Westervelt Company, Inc., to WJS Properties LLC.  Cody A. Bayles, to Raceala Gaston.  Jerry Humphrey, to Kenneth D. More...

Linden Lumber Co. wants to take over Grove Hill location

Sims Forest Products pulling out after eight years here

An industry is leaving Grove Hill but another is readying to occupy its old stand, according to a public notice in this issue.  Sims Forest Products, LLC has been operating on 31.87 acres of town property adjacent to the airport since the fall o More...

Secretary of State Merrill stresses importance of honest elections

In a wide-ranging discussion with Clarke County officials, Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill talked about the election process including encouraging voting but also the importance of maintaining integrity and honesty in the entire process, incl More...

POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN

Daniel Gibson has been on the job for sometime as Grove Hill’s new police chief but did not take the oath of office until Monday, during the town council meeting. It was administered by Municipal Judge Lamar Johnson. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Campbell - Free Access

Gerald Campbell, 84, of Grove Hill died Sept. 17, 2018 at Jackson Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1933 in Grove Hill to Clarence Walton and Maude Campbell. He was a member of Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

Harrell - Free Access

Dottie Rea Purvis Harrell, 90, of Grove Hill died Sept. 21, 2018 in a Mobile hospital.  More...

Bedwell - Free Access

Herman Chester Bedwell Sr., 81, a native of Coffeeville and resident of Mobile, passed away Saturday, September 22, 2018.   More...

Sports

Solid team effort pushes CCHS to win

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs found the right combination on offense and defense as they beat the Blue Eagles of W.S. Neal 46-13 Friday night in East Brewton.  “I thought that we were physical,” Head Coach Stacy Luker said. More...

JA cuts through Snook

Jackson Academy Eagles hosted and defeated Snook Christian Academy Eagles 58-0 to improve to 3-1 on the season last Friday night. More...

Gators suffer heartbreaking loss to Rebels

Heartbreak for the Gators of Clarke Prep School as they lost 27-26 on a last second field goal at the hands of South Choctaw last Friday night at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill.  “It was a tough game,” Head Coach Jimmy Hicks said. More...

Church News

Church News

First Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its Revival Thursday, Sept. 20 and end Friday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. nightly. The evangelist for the week has been pastor Ywell Cunningham of the Bethel Baptist Church of Monroeville. More...

The one way of Christ

Pastor’s Sermon

Scripture: James 2:14-18 Mark 8:27-35   More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

Great stones from heaven were fatal for who?

1. Is the book of Shimeah in the Old or New Testament or neither?  2. From Genesis 2, what phrase describes the marriage of a man and a woman? Holy matrimony, God’s reward, One flesh, Today forever  3. More...

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Now here's a tip!

* Add these to the list of items to eliminate the odor of cooking cabbage: a heel of bread, a whole walnut or a pinch of baking soda. More...

Paw's corner

Gassy Great Dane? Try new dog food

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Why does my Great Dane fart so much? — James K., Syracuse, New York   DEAR JAMES: Hoo boy. Great Danes are notorious for passing gas. And because they’re big dogs, well, it’s impossible not to notice. More...