March 9, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo looking to do away with solid waste deficit

For the past year a budget crisis has plagued the Washington County Commission as well as a rash of bridge problems, but Commission Chairman and Probate Judge John Henry Armstrong says he and the commissioners are determined to forge ahead and face t More...

Williams to vie for full four-year term

Nick Williams has announced that he will be a candidate for a full term for the Alabama House of Represen-tatives from District 65. Williams was elected in a special election in January 2005 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Rep. More...

Keahey vying for House 65 seat

George M. "Marc" Keahey has qualified as a Democratic candidate for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65. More...

Special Sections

Church

'Fantastic Sons of Faith' to celebrate 6th anniversary

The "Fantastic Sons of Faith" will be celebrating their 6th anniversary on Saturday, March 18, 6:30 p.m. at Thomasville Church of God in Christ in Thomasville, where the Elder Jimmy "Ricky" Allen is pastor. More...

Religion

First Baptist Church of Jackson More...

'Heavenly Angels' to be honored Sunday

The Heavenly Angels of the Choctaw Bluff community will be honored with an appreciation service on Sunday, March 12, 3 p.m. at New Canaan Missionary Baptist Church in Choctaw Bluff. More...

Editorials

Jackson moving ahead to bring about change

Editor's Notes

To some the move by the Jackson City Council to bring a fireworks show to the city for the July 4th celebration this year may not seem like a big deal, but when you look at the way things are changing in the city, it is a step in the direction of pro More...

Pollster says it appears Riley is the man to beat

Alabama Scene

After conducting a poll to see who is leading in the two gubernatorial primaries, the University of South Alabama Polling Group has now released figures on a poll to determine who will be elected governor in November. More...

Sales tax holiday won't hurt schools

Legislative Report

Many families are hit hard around the time school starts back. Just about everything is expensive these days, and school supplies are no exception. More...

People

Pierson - Clanton to wed March 25 in Coffeeville

be Mr. and Mrs. David L. Pierson of Hobson announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Gwen, to John Darwin Clanton, son of Darwin P. Clanton of Leroy and the late Myrtle B. Clanton. More...

Civil War re-enactment planned in Gainesville

Area residents will have the opportunity to step back in time to the 1860s Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, in historic Gainesville. More...

Jordan - Watkins to exchange wedding vows March 25

Caron Jordan and Ted D. Watkins, both of Jackson, will be united in marriage on Saturday, March 25, 2006 at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church located on Evergreen Road in Jackson. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Griffin

Funeral services for Billy B. Griffin of Jackson were conducted on Friday, March 3 at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Dr. Timothy Huie, pastor and Dr. Rick Cagle officiated the service. More...

Photo

Words are not enough to "thank you" for all the ways we were blessed during and after Dwight's surgery. For the food, cards, phone calls and the many prayers, we appreciate so much. More...

In Memory

In Loving Memory Loria Cox March 10, 1936 - Nov. 3, 2005 More...

State Champs!

The McIntosh Lady Demons won the 1-A State Championship in basketball, Feb. 2, by defeating the Hazlewood Golden Bears in a spectacular 105-59 contest. The team celebrated immediately following the game by displaying their trophy for the fans. More...

Local Democrats take aim at GOP

Republicans were fair game Monday during the meeting of the Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee, which was conducted to officially open qualifying for all those seeking Democratic nominations for county offices. More...

Armstrong to seek re-election

Washington County Probate Judge John Henry Armstrong has announced he is seeking re-election to that office once again. More...

Stallworth hopes to be circuit clerk

Court Clerk Berneta Stallworth has announced she will seek the office of Clarke County Circuit Clerk on the Democratic ticket. More...

Southern Arts Bazaar March 10-11 in Grove Hill

The Southern Art Bazaar and Workshop will have "something for everyone." The workshop is Friday, March 10 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Grove Hill Armory. More...

News

Spouse of gas company employee complains about wife's paycut

"The board of directors of Clarke-Mobile has made a decision that it is in the best interest of all the employees of Clarke-Mobile to require participation in the insurance. More...

Former owners of The South Alabamian honored by Alabama Press Association

Linda H. and Michael M. Breedlove of Jackson were honored by their peers in the Alabama Press Association with Lifetime Achievement Awards during the group%27s annual winter convention in Montgomery this past weekend. More...

One injured in wreck

A Jackson woman was injured in a single-vehicle wreck which occurred shortly after 9 a.m., Tuesday, March 7. 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...

Education

JMS students learn about hearing

Mrs. Sherrod, 8th grade science teacher at Jackson Middle School, demonstrates how you hear by using a model. When sound waves come in the outer ear, to the middle ear, the sound impulse reaches the inner ear and a sound is heard. More...

Dr. Seuss' birthday celebrated

Yasmine Davis, a student from Sandra Robinson%27s 8th grade reading class, read Dr. Seuss%27 "Green Eggs and Ham" to Ms. Ward%27s transition students. More...

Host families needed for student exchange program

Acting as a local area representative for a high school exchange student and his or her American host family is like bringing the world to your doorstep. Foundation for Intercultural Travel (F.I.T.), a U.S. More...

Sports

A big win!

Lady Demons set state record in title game

Not only did the Lady Demons of McIntosh win their very first girls basketball state championship, but they broke the record for the most points scored in a girls state finals game in any classification by scoring 105 points. More...

Eagles rebound from losses with two wins

The JA Eagles opened the 2006 baseball season with three straight losses, but rebounded with two wins over the weekend. More...

Aggies claim top spot in Tombigbee Classic

Leroy's Bears take home six wins to round out tournament

Jackson High School%27s baseball team went 5-1 overall in the Tombigbee Classic with wins over Clarke County, Demopolis, Millry, Citronelle and Sweet Water. More...