August 12, 2004 RSS feed / Front Page

Gas tax to be decided by WashCo voters

Washington County officials are hoping voters will help them obtain the funds critically needed by the county for replacement of bridges that have made several roads impassable. More...

Special Sections

Church

Directory of Area Churches

U.S. Hwy. 43 North, Jackson
Center Point Baptist Church
Hwy. 154 - Coffeeville
Cliff Scarbrugh, Pastor
First Baptist Church - Jackson

214 College Ave. More...

OBITUARIES

Anna M. Bell

Anna M. Bell, 85, a native and resident of Jackson, died Aug. 6, 2004 at Jackson Health Care Facility. A retired seamstress at Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson, she was a member of the Peniel Baptist Church. More...

Upcoming Church Announcements

Mt. Sinai Baptist
Church No. 1

A music workshop is planned for Aug. 24-29 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church No. 1 in Jackson. More...

Editorials

Guest Column

By
Jared H. Cartee
Summertime in Kazakhstan was eye-opening experience

Most college students spend their summer vacation at the beach or home working a summer job, but I had an opportunity to spend the summer of 2003 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. More...

Inside the State House

By
Steve Flowers
Syndicated Columnist
Reward your friends, punish your enemies

One of the golden rules of politics is that you reward your friends and punish your enemies. More...

Alabama Scene

Brace yourself for a king-size ballot when you go to the polls in the November General Election. More...

People

Blackledge - Wiggins exchange wedding vows on the beach at Gulf Shores

April Lauren Wiggins of Jackson and Brian Carroll Blackledge of St. Stephens were united in marriage on June 19, 2004 on the beach at Gulf State Park Resort Hotel in Gulf Shores. More...

BTAPC will be presenting

The Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Companies (BTAPC) will present the drama "The Little Foxes" by Lillian Hellman on Aug. 20, 21 and 22. More...

Bozeman - Faile engagement announced

Todd Bozeman of Butler and Mr. and Mrs. William Partridge of Quitman, Miss. announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Bozeman, to Ricky Faile, son of Nell Autrey of Grove Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Ray Faile of Camden. More...

Jackson parolee arrested for theft of truck

A Jackson man on parole for auto theft was arrested Sunday when he was found in possession of a pickup truck that had been reported stolen last Friday morning. More...

Masked robbers hold up new store at gunpoint

Two masked gunmen, who seemed to be making a fashion statement, robbed a recently re-opened convenience store in McIntosh last Thursday, making off with approximately $100. More...

Council wants to clean up town

Members of the Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve two ordinances in an effort to clean up abandoned buildings and automobiles within the city limits. More...

First day of school

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News

Stop for school buses

On behalf of Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge and the rest of the Jackson Police Department, Officer Darrell Jackson reminds motorists to watch out for children and school buses now that school is back in session. More...

Two charged with trafficking cocaine by Task Force One

Two people were arrested last Tuesday in Thomasville and now face multiple drug charges. More...

WashCo Commission donates land to volunteer firefighters

The Washington County Commission voted Monday to give some land to the county Association of Volunteer Firefighters and to reject bids on a water service extension project. More...

Coming Events

VFW 5355 meetings

The VFW Post 5355 and ladies auxiliary will meet the third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m., at the VFW Club on Club Wiley Road. More...

Education

JA second grade ranks No. 1 in AISA for SAT10 Ability-Achievement

Jackson Academy recently received the results for the spring SAT 10 testing program revealing its second grade was ranked No. 1 in the Alabama Independent School Associa-tion (AISA) for ability-achievement. More...

Washington Co. students soar through Ciba’s WINGS Program

At a special ceremony recently in McIntosh, employees at Ciba Specialty Chemicals and families of 10 McIntosh High School and five Washington County High School students commended the rising seniors as they graduated from the Ciba Summer WINGS Progra More...

Carman Shepherd receives scholarship

The Alabama Law Foundation, a charitable arm of the Alabama State Bar, recently announced that Carman Shepherd has been awarded a Kids More...

Sports

Area teams prepare for 2004 football season

With just over one week left for opening game preparations local high school football teams are trying to beat the clock during practice. More...

Huge catfish caught

Mike Arnold, of Jackson, caught this huge 65-pound blue cat catfish on a trot line in the Tombigbee River Aug. 6. More...