August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke commission chairman abstains from voting on his firm’s winning bid

The Clarke County Commissioners approved supply bids for the Road and Bridge Department in Tuesday’s meeting.  The commissioners approved a fuel contract with Petroleum Traders. More...

Leroy High grad becomes missionary in New York

From Leroy to the world

Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that change your life completely. In 2013, BreAnne Grissett was chosen, along with several hundred other students from around the nation to be an All-American cheerleader. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel hosts singing   Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, Aug. 18, 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson.  The Rev. Renea Henderson, pastor, invites all to come and join in. More...

Church Connection: First Baptist Leroy

The past two months have been a whirlwind for Pastor Ben Posey and his wife, Tori. They have moved across the state, traveled around the world, adopted a son and gained a new family of faith at First Baptist Church of Leroy.  More...

Education

All area schools are in session

All area schools are officially back in session. Aug. 9 marked the beginning of Washington County Schools’ year and classes resumed at Jackson Academy on Monday.   Clarke County schools began their school year on Aug. 6.  More...

First First Day

The class of 2032 gives a thumbs up to the camera as they start their education at Jackson Academy in Mrs. Debbie Lankford’s kindergarten class. More...

Last First Day

JA seniors pose on the school’s front steps for a traditional “last first day picture.” The Class of 2019 is ready for what their senior year will bring. More...

Sports

Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy to host Grey-White scrimmage Sunday at Jackson Academy

A good-natured battle between the mayors of Coffeeville and Jackson will be part of the festivities this Sunday when Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy holds their annual Grey-White intra-squad scrimmage.  Jackson Mayor Paul South will be the honora More...

Skyy South Boxing announces Grand Reopening in Coffeeville

Undefeated heavyweight boxer Robert Alfonso (16-0) will spar heavyweights from Germany and France as part of Skyy South's Grand Reopening Saturday, Aug. 18th, at 1 p.m. More...

Youth hunt dates announced for Forever Wild Field Trial Area

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), State Lands Division announces the youth deer and duck hunt schedules for the M. Barnett Lawley Forever Wild Field Trial Area (FWFTA) in Hale County. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

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

Washington Jail Report

Kaitlyn Pitts, 21, of Waynesboro, Miss., possession of drug paraphernalia, $3,000 bond. Patrick Henry Caten, 23, of State Line, Miss., possession of drug paraphernalia, $3,000 bond. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Aug. 2-8  Michelle A. Law, to Tony Johnson.  Jane Eure-Other, to William C. More...

Hospital takes ‘different avenue’ regarding loan

It was expected that the Aug. 14 meeting of the Jackson City Council would include discussion regarding the council becoming a guarantor on a loan to pay off a $300,000 debt at Jackson Medical Center. However, this was not the case. More...

Local Coca-Cola workers on strike

Leroy employees and others at odds with new owners over pay, benefits

Signs in front of the Coca- Cola distribution plant in Leroy urged motorists to honk their horns in support of fair labor practices. Local employees at the Leroy plant walked off the job early Thursday, Aug. 9. More...

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...

DUI and BUI arrests are up in WashCo

Washington County arrest reports show a surge in Driving Under the Influence and Boating Under the Influence arrests. More...

News

WashCo commissioners hear more road woes

“Disgusting” is the word Washington County Commissioner Termite Beasley used to describe the county’s road situation. More...

Clarke County man sentenced on child pornography charges

Vincent Logan Baugh of Grove Hill was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison on Tuesday. More...

Spill on Highway 4

Jackson Fire Department was called to clean up a spill last Thursday on Highway 43 in Jackson when the contents of one of the containers on this flatbed trailer spilled onto the street. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Good Stone Zion Choir featured at fund-raiser   There will be a fund-raiser supporting the Wagarville Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 18, 6-8 p.m., at the center, with an admission of $5. More...

Community Calendar

Al-anon returns to Jackson More...

Editorials

Reading and roadtrips are favorite things

Reading and road trips are two of my favorite things to do. A combination of the two is always a good thing for me. I have realized that I love visiting the homes of authors or the towns that my favorite literary works are set in or based upon.  More...

Assuring Trump’s legacy

The appointment of a United States Supreme Court Justice is one of the most profound legacies that a U. S. President can achieve. More...

On the road across the district

Each August, the House of Representatives typically enters a period of recess known as the August District Work Period. More...

People

United Way prepares for campaign kick-off

Trista Stout-Walker, manager of Regional Development and Jill Chenoweth, president and CEO of UWSWA met with the group to make final preparations for the 2018 United Way Campaign Kick-off and Awards More...

Ladies of Elegant Distinction invest in community projects

Ladies of Elegant Distinction was formed in 2012. It is a nonprofit organization designed to invest in the children of local communities. The organization has members in Clarke, Washington, Mobile and Choctaw counties. More...

Flying Bricks Band prepares for Christmas concert

The Flying Bricks Community Band, sponsored by the Arts Council of Thomasville, is beginning rehearsals for their Christmas concert.  The band is open to all individuals interested in playing traditional concert band music. More...