December 22, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Operation Christmas wraps up

The Jackson Police Department wrapped up its Operation Christmas program for 2005 this past Saturday by giving out toys that will go to more than 190 underprivileged children this Christmas. More...

Special Sections

Church

Directory of Area Churches

ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God Coffeeville Road More...

Church of the Week

Salitpa United Methodist Church More...

Those ‘First Christmases After’

While I cannot say I look forward to Christmas, I celebrate it, even if less enthusiastically as time passes. Perhaps it More...

Editorials

Public support critical to American soldiers

Guest Column

Lt. Nathan Cox of Spanish Fort, Alabama, who will be 24 years old on Christmas Day, will celebrate Christmas and his birthday in Iraq. More...

Raise request sure to come as election time approaches

Alabama Scene

It is as predictable as the sunrise More...

Rural wireless a milestone for this area

Legislative Report

I would like to take a few minutes to communicate a few important items of interest to all the great citizens of Alabama House District 65. More...

Sports

Bears beat Bulldogs, Pirates and Aggies

LHS varsity boys team wins five games in seven days

The Leroy Bears had an impressive five wins in seven days as they knocked off two region opponents and their cross-river rival. More...

Two deserving local players recognized at ‘Player of the Year’ conference

Sports Chatter

There were two young gentlemen from Leroy High School who received nominations at the Player of the Year conference at Birmingham Southern College recently. More...

‘Mr. Football 2005’ chosen in Birmingham

Andre Smith of Huffman High School was named the 2005 More...

Second arrest made in Malone murder case

A second arrest has been made in connection with the murder of a McIntosh man this past September. More...

Thieves keep Jackson police busy

Burglars and shoplifters have been keeping Jackson police busy during the two weeks prior to Christmas. More...

State unemployment rate at its lowest since 1976

All counties in region show decline

Alabama More...

Coffeeville man charged with child pornography possession

A Coffeevile man has been arrested on pornography charges, following a five-month investigation by sheriff%27s deputies. More...

News

Wins new .22 rifle

Rebecca Lynn Bedwell (right) was the recent winner of a drawing for a Henry Golden Boy .22 caliber lever action rifle from True Value Hardware in Jackson. The drawing was part of a fund-raising event for Jackson Academy More...

Grant to assist low-income families

A $39,146 grant has been awarded through the office of Gov. Bob Riley to assist low-income residents in Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia and Monroe counties. More...

Clarke Co. Pre-K Open House conducted

An open house was conducted for the new Clarke County Pre-K program at Coffeeville Elementary School, Dec. 14. Among those attending (L-R) were State Sen. Pat Lindsey, student Queniesha Ivory, State Rep. Nick Williams and student Abby Autry. More...

Education

GES gymnasium almost finished

Other construction at Jackson schools approved

Clarke County Superinten-dent of Schools Gerald R. Stephens informed school board members, during their Dec. 15 meeting, that the gymnasium project at Joe E. More...

Gifted students attend Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Students in fifth through eighth grades who attend Jackson Intermediate School, Jackson Middle School and Wilson Hall Middle School who participate in the Clarke County Gifted Education Program were among the 50 area participants who recently had th More...

Holly Harrison Kelly named ‘2005 Teacher of the Year’ at Beulah Elementary School

Holly Harrison Kelly, formerly of Grove Hill and a resident of Smiths Station, was recently named More...

People

Letters to Santa

Dear Santa, I was good sometimes. Would you bring me a Ballerina Dora and some baby doll things? Thank you. I love you. More...

Christmas lights bring smiles of joy to most everyone

Growing up in the suburbs of St. Louis, it was a Christmas tradition to decorate your house with lights both inside and out. I lived in a subdivision of more than 100 houses and everyone was expected to decorate. More...

Pritchett enlists in U.S. Army in DEP

Darlene D. Pritchett has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. More...