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July 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660- 1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

Reeves injured Monday in McVay tractor mishap

Brian Reeves of the McVay community was injured while using his tractor to clear land on July 9.  Reeves reportedly attempted to knock down a tree he believed to be dead with his tractor. More...

Special Sections

Church

Note burning Sunday, July 15 at First Baptist of St. Stephens

With the payoff of its buildings, the First Baptist Church of St. Stephens will celebrate Sunday, July 15th, with a long awaited note burning ceremony. Former pastor, the Rev. Gary Patrick, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. service. More...

FUMC Jackson welcomes new pastor

The Rev. Dr. Danielle May greets members of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson Sunday following her first sermon as the church’s new pastor. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Homecoming/revival hosted by Macedonia Baptist   Macedonia Baptist Church in Millry invites all to join them at their annual homecoming and revival.  More...

Editorials

Birthday parties are the best

I love birthday parties. I especially love planning them down to the tiniest detail, and I am happy to say, I was like this way before Pinterest. More...

GOP only statewide runoff

Well folks, if you vote in the Republican primary you may want to go back to the polls next week and finish selecting the GOP nominees for several important state offices. More...

Sad decline of General Electric

British statesman Benjamin Disraeli once observed, “Change is inevitable. Change is constant.” The latest victim of change is an American business icon. More...

People

Washington County DYW program is July 14

Eleven young women will compete for the title of Washington County Distinguished Young Woman Saturday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.  The program will be at the Washington County High School auditorium in Chatom.  More...

Local student attends performing arts camp

Fifteen-year-old Tatum Courington spent June 26- 30 in Medora, N.D., as a member of the third annual Kat Perkins Badlands Rising Star Camp. More...

Note of Thanks

A note of thanks to all who helped me so much in reaching my high school graduation goal with the JHS Class of 2009.  Trawann Council   More...

Clarke, WashCo GOP runoff ballots have only state candidates

If you voted a Democratic ballot in Clarke or Washington counties on June 5 — or anywhere else in the state for that matter — you can find something else to do Tuesday, July 17, the date of the runoff.  State law prohibits crossover More...

School board runoff only local Democratic race on WashCo ballot

The only Democratic Party race on the Washington County runoff ballot Tuesday is for a county school board seat.  Keith Beech led the balloting for the District 4 seat in the June 5 primary, earning 359 votes. More...

Jackson hospital seeks county’s guarantee on $600,000 loan

Representatives of Jackson’s Gilliard Health Services asked the Clarke County Commissioners Monday for help in securing a loan to pay an outstanding debt.  More...

Celebrating the Fourth of July

The weather was perfect and so were the fireworks at the July 3 fireworks show and related activites to celebrate the nation’s birthday. More...

News

Murder suspect caught

A man wanted for capital murder in Jackson has been arrested in Houston, Texas. U.S. Marshalls took 21- year-old Devarian Edwards into custody on July 6 following a tip from an informant. More...

City of Jackson earns AA+ rating in economic climate

The Jackson City Council met on July 10 with much to celebrate. The city’s annual July 4 celebration was a collaborative success that attracted more than 1,000 people. The city was also awarded a well-earned AA+ economic climate rating.  More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Final week for swim lessons   The final week of swim lessons will be July 16 through 19. Classes will be available at 9 a.m. or 5:15 p.m. for ages 3 through adult.  Registration must be submitted by July 13 at 3 p.m. More...

Education

WCBOE work session addresses changes for upcoming school year

The Washington County Board of Education met at the central office on July 9 to discuss student handbook changes, school lunch price increases, vacation leave for 10-year employees and other policies.  More...

Sports

Leroy Bears work to make improvements weight room facility

Late in the spring of the 2018 school year the Leroy High School Bears got brand new, much needed weight room equipment for their weight room. More...

JHS hosts 7-on-7

Jackson High School hosted Clarke County, Leroy, Thomasville, Blount and W.S. Neal Tuesday afternoon in a 7-on-7 event. The six teams played 20-minute games in a round-robin environment. More...

Wildcats invade Bulldog country for OTA drills

The Class 1A Millry Wildcats participated in an OTA with Clarke County High Tuesday morning in Grove Hill. The Wildcat linemen worked out against the Bulldog linemen while the backs and wide outs played 7-on-7 against the CCHS skill players. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of July 3-9 include the following:  David Steven Turner, 56, harassment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Thomas Dean Dumas Jr., 29, theft of property second degree, $1, More...

Washington Jail Report

Chilt Eddie Castle, 40, of St. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated June 28-July 3  Richard Howard Harvey, to Andrea M. Bolen.  First US Bank, to Jennifer Skipper.  Rayford Y. More...

Looking Back

50 Years Ago, July 1968

From the pages of The South Alabamian

  WINS AWARDS — The South Alabamian won six awards in the 1967 Better Newspaper Contest of the Alabama Press Association. Shown with the awards are (seated from left), Mrs. Bettye H. More...