August 11, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov. Riley attends conference

Gov. Bob Riley was the first speaker Wednesday for a Rural National Supplier Conference on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. Riley told the large gathering that rural Alabama More...

Special Sections

Church

Area Obituaries

Harrell

Vera Chase Harrell, 94, a native of Clarke County and a resident of Jackson, died Aug. 3, 2005 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was a homemaker. More...

Photo

A short time ago, I lost a very close friend, lover and companion, Elder Willie James Law. My girls and I will forever miss him. Only God More...

Williams Obituary

Essie B. Williams, 71, a native and resident of St. Stephens, died Aug. 10 at her home. She was a homemaker and member of James Chapel Baptist Church in St. More...

Editorials

Meaningful reforms passed during special session

From the Governor

The special session was a great success for the people of Alabama. More work was done and more meaningful reforms were passed in the five days of the special session than during the entire regular session. More...

Our athletes deserve a top- notch facility

During Tuesday More...

Poll shows many Alabamians support moratorium on executions

Alabama Scene

It has always surprised my friends that even though I have witnessed a number of electrocutions-seven of them, in fact-I still remain a supporter of the death penalty. More...

People

Cravey family celebrates with reunion

Members of the John and Genie Cravey family held their annual family reunion in Jackson on Sunday, Aug. 7 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. Genie and John Cravey raised a family of 12 children in the Winn community. More...

Special ceremony held for McIntosh Eagle Scout

Colby Adams received the highest Boy Scouts of America award Saturday in McIntosh when the 15-year-old McIntosh High School student was honored as an Eagle Scout. More...

Interact Club to conduct first meeting of school year

The Jackson Interact Club will conduct its first meeting of the new school year Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m., at St. Peter More...

Clarke Co. man shot to death

A Fulton man was killed Saturday night in a nightclub in Choctaw County. More...

Sting operation closes down illegal movie/music discs sales

An 18-month investigation resulted in the arrest of a Clarke County man and the continuing investigation of a Birmingham man for the illegal production and sale of bootleg DVDs and CDs in Jackson and Butler. More...

Boat trip completes Jackson man’s dream of a lifetime

It took three men 15 days to travel down rivers and streams from Nebraska to Jackson on a journey that has been many years in the planning stage. More...

News

ClarkeCo. Career Tech teachers earn Computing Core Certification

The Clarke County Career Tech teachers recently earned Computing Core Certification (IC More...

Mayor Long proclaims day in honor of Jones

Jackson More...

IDEA training planned Aug. 15 at WashCo. Library

The SEAC Parent as Partners in Education and the Alabama Department of Education encourage the public to attend an upcoming training regarding IDEA 2004. More...

Education

First day of school

Parents of kindergarten students at Jackson Academy attended the first day of school with their children Wednesday morning to find out what their children would be learning in Debbie Lankford More...

Homework help is a click away; free online tutor

Gov. Bob Riley and state librarian Rebecca Mitchell of the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) announced on July 27 that local libraries will be able to offer students in grades 4-12 online homework help for free. More...

Harper High School Class of 1955 celebrates class reunion together

The Harper High School Class of 1955 celebrated their 50th class reunion July 22-24. More...

Sports

Bears prepare for season

The Leroy Bears were on the practice field in full gear last week, running plays and practicing their tackles in preparation for the upcoming high school football season, which begins Aug. 25. More...

JA ‘Red & White Night’

On behalf of the board, faculty and families at Jackson Academy, new Headmaster Lynn Wright (left) and JA board member Mike Goldman, invite everyone to attend More...

Local girls attend AU camp

Blake Rowland of Jackson, front row right, and Jamie Jones of Wagarville, left, participated in a fast pitch softball camp at Auburn University June 19-22. Rowland, a sixth grader, received the More...