July 19, 2018 RSS feed / News

Light voter turnout

Only 1,499 Clarke County voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s Republican runoff. More...

Dismal voter turnout in WC

Voter turnout was dismal in Washington County Tuesday with only 896 voters casting ballots in the Republican runoff and a single Democratic runoff confined to one district.  The vote was almost evenly split between the Democrat and Republican ba More...

Garbage woes in Washington Co.

A recent report from Washington County Circuit Clerk Valerie Knapp’s office showed a total of $190,152.72 of uncollected garbage bills. More...

Bicentennial traveling exhibit coming to Thomasville Aug. 3

Making Alabama; A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit presented by Alabama Humanities Foundation made its long-awaited debut in Montgomery March 5, displaying 200 years of Alabama history and beyond. More...

WashCo economic development update

As Mel Ann Sullivan evaluates the 15 months that she has spent as the Economic Developer for Washington County, she reflects and anticipates with excitement. Sullivan shared highlights of economic development within the county.  More...

Pearce Memorial Park pool has provided summer fun for decades

A copy of The South Alabamian dated July 9, 1955 shows three happy swimmers splashing in the pool at Vanity Fair Park, now H.W. Pearce Memorial Park. Alongside this picture, two lifeguards pose on the stand. More...

Farmer’s Market Fridays in Chatom

Each Friday morning from 8-11, the empty lot behind Jordan’s Mini-Mart in Chatom fills with trucks, tents and people. More...

South answers claims related to Jackson Medical Center

Jackson Mayor Paul South and the Jackson City Council are eager to help Jackson Medical Center, but seek to clarify information recently provided to the Clarke County Commission and to the public.  More...

Clarke Co. election results

State Rep. Will Ainsworth, R-Guntersville, was leading Twinkie Cavanaugh in the Republican race for lieutenant governor Tuesday evening with about 52 percent of the vote. More...

Hwy. 43 wreck

On July 10 at 10:50 a.m., Alabama State Troopers worked an accident on Highway 43 in Wagarville near the BP Station. More...

WCBOE approves handbook changes and new hires

The Washington County Board of Education met at the central office on July12 to vote on suggested student handbook changes, school lunch price increases, vacation leave for 10-year employees and new hires.  The meeting was brought to order and a More...

JIS hosts career readiness and life skills summer program

JIS Assistant Principal Bridgett Powell encouraged the students to set goals at their graduation from The Dannon Project Healthy Living Career Readiness Life Skills Camp on July 10. More...

Knitting club meets a variety of needs

“We could sell these, but that would take all the joy out of making them.” Mary Whitfield runs her fingers over the multiple infant caps in front of her. More...

Big showing at Thunder on the River

Grove Hill’s Mark Sheffield, top boat, was one of the many competitors at last Saturday’s Thunder on the River in Mt. Vernon. More...