January 5, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Sen. Shelby to visit area

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will hold town meetings in both Clarke and Washington counties next Thursday, Jan. 12. More...

Special Sections

Church

Area Obituaries

Johnson

Sophia Marie Johnson, 92, a native and resident of Alma, died Dec. 6, 2005 in a local hospital. A member of the Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church, she was a retired postmaster at the Alma Post Office. More...

Photo

I am seldom at a loss for words as those of you who know me are aware. However, I have come to realize just how difficult it is to truly express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who have helped in a difficult time. More...

County-wide youth/student service Jan. 12 at Pineview Baptist Church

The monthly county-wide youth/student fellowship, worship and praise service hosted by Barnabus Group Ministries, will be Thursday, Jan. 12, 6 p.m. at Pineview Baptist Church on Highway 43 in Thomasville. More...

Sports

Bulldogs lose by one in Holiday Tournament

On Dec. 26-28 Clarke County High School hosted the 2005 Holiday Tournament. More...

Determining if BCS is adequate system

Sports Chatter

Every year about this time in college football, the BCS nay-sayers attempt to articulate all of the reasons why the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), a system instituted prior to the 1998 season, is inadequate, unfair or just plain ridiculous. More...

Coffeeville competes in Oneonta tournament

The Coffeeville Panthers dropped to 7-6 on the season after going 0-4 in the Oneonta Tournament during the Christ-mas break. More...

Man killed in Leroy

Deputy witnesses death of pedestrian

A Washington County deputy on routine patrol, Tuesday, witnessed the death of a Sunflower man after stopping to see if he needed assistance. More...

‘Get Lost in Jackson’ kicks off this Saturday

The Health Council of Jackson More...

Small child hit by auto in Wagarville

The holiday season ended tragically for a Wagarville family, as they learned their youngest child had been struck by an automobile and severely injured. More...

News

Jackson police officer involved in crash

A Jackson police officer received minor injuries during a traffic crash last Thursday near the intersection of highways 69 and U.S. 43. More...

Unregistered sex offender caught

Jackson Police report that the sex offender featured in last week More...

Jackson Police Report

The Jackson Police Department filed the following reports during the past week: More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

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

Security bill takes bold steps to protect nation

Congressional Report

Securing our Nation Before the end of the year, the House passed a bipartisan border security bill by a vote of 239-182. More...

Letters to the Editor

Washington County BOE should be commended for adhering to OMA

On Oct. 1, the new Alabama Open Meetings Act (OMA) became law. It is part of several laws designed to make government more transparent and accountable to citizens. More...

Alabama’s 1986 governor’s race changed our political landscape

Alabama Scene

Of the 14 gubernatorial elections I have covered or been involved there is no doubt that none was quite so significant as 1986. It changed forever the political landscape in Alabama. More...

People

Peggy Tucker retires from DHR

A retirement reception was recently held in honor of Peggie Tucker, director of the Clarke County Depart-ment of Human Resources. Tucker has been with DHR for 26 years and has been director of the Clarke County DHR for the past three years. More...

Dutruch - Braswell to exchange wedding vows Feb. 25, 2006

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dutruch of Saraland announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Linda Nicole, to Wesley Graham Braswell of Chancellor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Graham Braswell of Jackson. More...

Jackson Garden Club meets Dec. 20

The Jackson Garden Club met on Dec. 20 for the annual Christmas luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. James Kearley, president. More...