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August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke leaders come together to discuss the county’s vast possibilities

Calling Clarke County the hub for Southwest Alabama, former U.S. House Representative Jo Bonner sought to boost the confidence of municipal leaders and key county industrial board members at an economic forum Friday at the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Pastors invited to brunch Washington County pastors are invited to a brunch being hosted by AseraCare Hospice, Sept. 15, 10 a.m., in the fellowship hall of Cooper Lewis Methodist Church. The church is located on Highway 17 S in Chatom. More...

‘The Lord willing and the Creek don’t rise’

They say if you want to get something done, ask the busiest person you know. Lynda Bolen Chastain fits that criterion, for sure! Born on Sept. More...

Education

Enrollment drop could impact WCBOE budget

There are still several factors that could significantly change the Washington County School Board’s budget, but Chief Financial Officer Larry Moss gave a first look at how the figures might shape up last week. More...

Science classes shifted to aid with ACT preparation for WC students

During last week’s Washington County School Board meeting, Chairman Doc Thomas expressed concerns over where Earth and space science classes are placed in the curriculum. More...

Sports

Aggies blank Bears in 21-0 win

Sloppy conditions following afternoon rains made it difficult for the Leroy High School and Jackson High School offenses to fully open up their game plans in last week’s scrimmage, but in the end the teams accomplished much of what they were ho More...

Eagles soar in opening win against CCA

It is late summer and school is back in session and it is time for high school football. This past hot and rainy Friday night, the Jackson Academy Eagles hosted the Crenshaw Christian Academy Cougars for the first football game of the 2016 season. More...

Lady Eagles roll to wins in opening matches

The Jackson Academy varsity volleyball team ran its record to 2-0 last week with a region win against South Montgomery County Academy. The Lady Eagles, who were playing in their home opener, swept the Lady Raiders in three sets. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A juvenile issue was reported Aug. 15 in the 400 block of East State Street. An accident with injuries was reported Aug. 15 in the 3700 block of Walker Springs Road. A request to assist a motorist was reported Aug. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Natosha Denise Dearmon, 34, of Millry, was booked Aug. 1 for domestic violence third degree ($300 bond). Marvin Boyter, 29, of Satsuma, was booked Aug. 1 for probation revocation. Anthony Lee, 33, of Silas, was booked Aug. 1 for probation revocation. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

HOUSE CRASHER

High-speed chase ends when suspect’s car slams into home

The past week for the Jackson Police Department’s Sgt. Jonathan Downey was anything but routine. A pair of wild chases resulted in two arrests in situations that could have resulted in serious injuries for bystanders. Thursday, Aug. More...

New Jackson Mayor Paul South is ready to accept leadership role

The results are in!

For the first time since 2000, there will be a new mayor in the city of Jackson. More...

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News

Clarke County culvert project awarded to Webb Contracting

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday approved bids for fuel and culvert pipe purchases in the next fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Webb Contracting of Grove Hill was the low bidder on pipe, bidding 38 percent off a price list. More...

Overton informs WCC that bridge projects are advancing

In a brief Washington County Commission meeting Monday, County Engineer Danny Overton had good news about a pair of bridge projects. More...

Falling branch injures walker

A Jackson woman received a scare early Sunday morning on her daily walk. Hilda Thomas was strolling down College Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Parden family gathering Sept. 3 The Parden family reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 3, in the Bethel Baptist Church fellowship hall in Coffeeville. ‘Honor Flight’ being offered to veterans Sept. 20 More...

Editorials

Lots of differences between Alabama and Massachusetts

Ever since the state board of education decided on Aug. 11 to hire Michael Sentance of Massachusetts to be state school superintendent, we have heard over and over about what a great school system Massachusetts has. More...

Media’s role in presidential race

In 1960 television was a new medium. Most Americans did not have televisions in the early 1950s. However, by 1960 the majority of the country had fallen in love with Lucy and TV. More...

High stock prices in weak economy

A column that was published the week of Aug. 8-12 - related to the miniscule growth in GDP for the first half of the year - generated questions among a number of readers. More...

People

Brown provides activity book to help prevent dog bites

One of the most traumatizing accidents that can happen to anyone is being bitten or injured by man’s best friend. Dog-related injuries result in physical and emotional scars to the victim. More...

Old Stagecoach Road topic for Historical Society meeting

The Old Stagecoach Road will be the topic for the Sunday, Aug. 28 meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society. More...

Kimberly Adams receives national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Jackson High School senior Kimberly Adams has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. More...