September 1, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Gov. Bob Riley promises help for WashCo

Tuesday, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, accompanied by U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, surveyed the areas of the state hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, landing at the Chatom airport in a Blackhawk helicopter around 2 p.m. More...

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Church

Area Obituaries

Law Cannady Law, 74, a native and resident of Malcolm, died Aug. 28, 2005 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was a member of Big John Baptist Church in Malcolm, and a retired construction worker with Brown and Root. Survivors include his wife, Betty J

Herbert M. McClamy, 81, a native of Zimco and a resident of Jackson, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005. More...

Coming Events

JMC offers diabetes classes

Diabetes classes are offered at Jackson Medical Center on Tuesday nights. Please call 251-246-9021 for class schedules. More...

Editorials

Recognizing the real cause of child poverty in Alabama

Guest Column

Alabama Policy Institute The 2005 annual Kids Count report came out a few weeks ago and the news was not good. The report shows that the overall well-being of children in Alabama has gotten worse since last year, dropping the state More...

Only a couple of points keep Jones from being Mobile’s first black mayor Alabama Scene

Mobile County Commissioner Sam Jones came within a couple of percentage points of becoming the city of Mobile More...

A National Energy Plan Senate Report

On August 8th, President George W. Bush signed the Domenici-Barton Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law. This act will serve as the basis for a long-term, comprehensive energy plan for our nation. More...

People

Morris and Atcheson engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Odell Morris of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia Diane, to Benjamin F. Atcheson, IV, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benny Atcheson of Autaugaville. More...

Miss Reynolds to wed Donny Mathis Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. K.D. Reynolds of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Elizabeth, to Donny Ray Mathis II, son of Dr. and Mrs. Don R. Mathis of Bowling Green, Ky. More...

STORK REPORT

Ivey Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ivey (nee Deanna Moseley) of Jackson announce the birth of a daughter, Elizabeth Anne More...

Katrina causes widespread damage

Thousands in the area were without power Monday as Hurricane Katrina became the third major storm to affect the area in less than a year. More...

Jackson native missing in Biloxi

The last thing Angela Scott said to her mother and her four young children in Jackson before the worst of Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Miss. was that she loved them. More...

Hurricane causes gas shortage

Murphy USA only station in Jackson with gas for the public

Gas was literally like gold to the people of Jackson early this week in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. More...

Scenes from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The South Alabamian office in Jackson sustained damage to a window and lost most of its metal awning. (SA photo by Evan Carden) More...

News

McIntosh Rescue Squad sponsoring BBQ

The McIntosh Rescue Squad is sponsoring a barbeque on Labor Day, Sept. 5. More...

Courthouse Records

Marriage license applications Alex Lamar Witherspoon, to Audrey Sanchez Butler; Cicero Owens Jr., to Pamela Hayes; Sterling Hunter Gwynn, to Heather Alicia Holland; Bennie L. More...

State health department releases warnings in aftermath of Katrina

The Alabama Department of Public Health urges residents of flooded areas, especially persons living in areas where there may have been flash flooding, to test private water wells before consuming water from them. More...

Education

Clarke ARC offering scholarship program

Clarke County ARC, Inc. reminds students about the CCARC Scholarship Program. More...

Sports

Bears by one in overtime

The Leroy Bears, ranked number one in the Class 2A poll, rallied for 14 fourth quarter points to beat rival Jackson 28-27 in double-overtime in the annual Battle of the Tombigbee last Thursday night at Palmer Sta-dium in Leroy. More...

JA Eagles blank East Memorial for good start to open season

Jackson Academy put a game in the win column last week with a 42-0 shellacking of Prattville%27s East Memorial Academy, but Eagle Coach Lynn Wright says the score is probably misleading. More...

Demons get bitten by Bulldogs

Washington County High School got off to a fast start last week with a 42-6 win over cross-county rival McIntosh on the road, but Coach David Wofford is not sure what he gained in the outing. More...