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September 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson Police Department recovers stolen four-wheeler

The Jackson Police Department is investigating the circumstances that led to an alleged four-wheeler theft. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Officer Frances Fleming arrived on a call on Industrial Road and pursued a four-wheeler. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Crosby named president of Alabama Policy Institute

Caleb Crosby has been selected as the new president of the Alabama Policy Institute (API). More...

Special Sections

Church

God’s revelation

He [Elijah] said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. More...

First Baptist Church Jackson annouces revival services

The First Baptist Church of Jackson will host Ed Lacy Ministry at a revival scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel Church announces singing Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational singing Saturday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join. Bro. Sonny Hoven is the pastor. More...

Editorials

Senseless regulations hurt Alabama’s farmers and foresters

Imagine this: a thunderstorm rolls through Southwest Alabama and causes a small puddle to develop on an Escambia County farm. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Teachers should listen to‘them’ who brought ’em to where they are

The Alabama Education Association was formed on July 24, 1856 in Selma by 46 men, led by William F. Perry, the first state superintendent of education, and Dr. L.C. Garland, president of the University of Alabama and the first AEA president. More...

People

Celebrates 92nd birthday

Mrs. Velma Daugherty Patrick of McIntosh was recently honored for her 92nd birthday, Aug. 24th. More...

Martin-Morris final plans

Brittney Martin and Chandler Morris will exchange vows Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, at the First Baptist Church of Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin of Fulton, Terry Morris of Chatom and Dr. and Mrs. More...

Rone – Williams to wed Saturday

Final wedding plans have been announced for the marriage of Candy Milne Rone and Marty Williams. The wedding will be an event of Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at five o’clock in the evening at the Old Washington Baptist Church in Hawthorne. Mr. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

A child custody dispute was reported on Sept. 8 in the 300 block of Griffin Drive. Criminal mischief was reported on Sept. 8 in the 500 block of College Avenue. Criminal mischief was reported on Sept. 8 in the 200 block of Beverly Lane. More...

Washington County Arrests

Roosevelt Boykin, 59, of Leroy, was booked on Sept. 8 for harassment ($500 bond). Anthony Elkins, 42, of Semmes, was booked on Sept. 9 for failure to appear for driving while suspended ($354 bond). Barry D. Pugh, 44, of Creola, was booked on Sept. More...

Washington County engagements

Carley Sue Weaver to Michael Todd Balentina II Farrah Cheyenne Glass to James Clinton Rester Jr. Tracy Lynn Burke to Bryan Harold Clark Frances Dianne Rigby to Joseph Lavell Walters Samantha Lee Loftis to James Eric Williamson Jr. More...

Improvements approved for WCHS auditorium

The Chatom City Council agreed to do its part to assist with repairs to the Washington County High School auditorium. Members approved a donation to the Chatom Endowment Fund, which will be used for the project. More...

Shooting leads to attempted murder charge in McIntosh

A shooting in McIntosh on Friday, Sept. 12 resulted in an attempted murder charge. According to a report from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte W. Snider, 41, of McIntosh, was booked on Sept. More...

Correction

A story in the Sept. 11 edition of The South Alabamian titled “Loan approved to help with Clolinger Road project” stated that the city had been approved for an 80 percent loan to help with the project. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

Lowman Plant recognized for operational excellence

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative’s Charles R. Lowman Power Plant has been recognized by Navigant with a Generation Knowledge Service (GKS) Plant Operational Excellence Award. More...

Jackson Fire Department says smoke alarms can save lives

Working smoke alarms can make a lifesaving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” More...

White Smith Library to host snapshot day

The White Smith Memorial Library is joining public libraries across the state in participating in “Snapshot Day: One Day in the Life of Alabama Public Libraries” on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

DYW tickets available Tickets are now available for the Distinguished Young Woman state competition. Clarke County’s Distinguished Young Woman, Brianna Thomas of Jackson, will be competing for the state title in Montgomery Jan. 16- 17. More...

Education

WashCo enrollment down: possible teacher loss next year

At the Washington County Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11, Chief Financial Officer Larry Moss put forward somber numbers as far as teacher units and ADE (average daily enrollment). More...

Photo

Jackson Academy SGA members recently attended the Fall Meeting at Huntingdon College in Montgomery. Those attending the meeting were, left to right, Haley Horton, Josie Faith and Ginny Bradley. More...

Area schools attend ‘Show Your Colors’

Students from Jackson and Leroy schools attended ‘Show Your Colors’ night in the Jackson High School auditorium last week. More...

Sports

Late surge lifts Rebels past JA

(SA photos by Weston Turner)

A touchdown with less than four minutes remaining in the game lifted South Choctaw Academy to a 33-28 win over home standing Jackson Academy on Friday night. More...

St. Paul’s powers past Jackson for region win

For the first time in 22 games the Jackson High School football team ended a region game on the losing end on Friday night. In a game that was much closer than the final score indicated, the Aggies fell on the road to No. 1 St. Paul’s, 34-14. More...

Bears remain undefeated after Friday win

The Leroy High School football team kept the home crowd on the edge of its seat during Friday night’s 19-12 victory over Flomaton. More...