July 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Man breaks out of jail through roof

Lawmen in Alabama and Georgia are on the lookout for an inmate that escaped through the roof of the Clarke County Jail sometime between 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday. More...

One injured in wreck

One person was injured in a wreck that occurred Tuesday afternoon on College Avenue More...

Stringer elected WashCo Sheriff

Charles Singleton wins probate judge race

Richard Stringer received nearly 58 percent of the vote to beat McIntosh Police Chief Mike Barnett to replace the retiring William Wheat as Washington County's sheriff, in Tuesday's Democratic runoff election. More...

Special Sections

Church

Greater Pilgrim Rest hosting 'The Blessed Voices' Aug. 5

"The Blessed Voices" will be performing on Aug. 5, 6 p.m. at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. More...

Church of the Week

First Baptist Church of Leroy
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Spiritual Beliefs

God is waiting for someone to be His doorkeeper

Psalm 84:10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Snakes and a good pair of running shoes

In one day, this week, I took photos of three large rattlesnakes. Two were killed together in Leroy and one was killed in the Jackson subdivision of Magnolia Trace. More...

Alabama Scene

More to Johnson's departure than meets the eye

There is more to the sudden departure of Roy Johnson as chancellor of the two-year college system in Alabama than meets the eye. A lot more. As they are wont to say on television, "Stay Tuned." More...

Congressional Report

Southwest Alabama's first telephone town hall meeting

I am proud to announce that last Tuesday night I hosted my first telephone town hall meeting and the first telephone town hall meeting-to my knowledge- in the entire state, and certainly the first one in southwest Alabama. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

The Jackson High School Quarterback Club would like to thank the city of Jackson for allowing us to present the community with a street dance in conjunction with the 4th of July celebration. More...

Shirley Davis united in marriage June 24 at Stave Creek Baptist Church

Amanda Kaye Davis of Memphis, Tenn. and Joshua Paul Shirley of Muscle Shoals were united in marriage on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Graham attends camp

Trey Graham, drum major for Jackson High School, attended the Marching Auxiliaries (MA) summer camp at More...

Jackson woman wanted by FBI turns herself in

A Jackson woman wanted by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security Office of the Inspector General for FEMA fraud turned herself in to the ABI in Mobile Tuesday. More...

Snakes are crawling

The hot weather and perhaps the small amount of rain received in the area appear to have plenty of rattlesnakes crawling, More...

Dispute leads to attempted murder charges

Adispute over a bass boat led two charges of attempted murder for a Jackson man and one of the victims being arrested on warrants from another county. More...

Fleeing suspect hits JPD cruiser

A man was arrested in a drug bust Monday afternoon after hitting a police car in an attempt to flee. More...

Keahey wins District 65 nomination

Grove Hill attorney George (Marc) Keahey pulled in the most votes in Tuesday's runoff, defeating Jackson funeral home owner Wayne Lathan for the right to challenge Nick Williams (R-Sims Chapel) for the District 65 Alabama House of Representatives sea More...

News

Englert has appointment

Jordan Englert of Jackson attended the Lead-America More...

Large delegation from Clarke and region pushes U.S. Highway 84 4-laning in D.C.

Follow-up meeting set at GH Town Hall

A delegation of Clarke County residents attended the annual meeting of the El Camino EastWest Corridor Commission in Washington, D.C. last week. Most say they were encouraged that the southwest Alabama portion of U.S. More...

Long named Pacific Lumber's VP of Sawmill Operations

Pacific Lumber Co. recently announced the promotion of Huey Long to vice president of sawmill operations and services. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

VFW 5355 meetings The VFW Post 5355 and ladies auxiliary meet the third Thursday of every month, 6 p.m., at the VFW Club on Club Wiley Road. More...

Sports

Jackson 14 Year Olds are district champs

Team will play in state tourney in Montgomery this weekend

The Jackson 14-Year-Old Dixie League All-Stars won four out of six games to claim the District 3 title. More...

JHS player chosen for USA Junior Nationals

Derrick Jackson, a senior at Jackson High School has been chosen to play in the USA Junior Nationals after an outstanding performance in the USA Junior Nationals allstate high school basketball competition at Hoover High School, located south of Birm More...

LHS JV Cheerleaders win UCA trophies

Left photo: The Leroy High School junior varsity cheerleading squad attended the Universal More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Bauer Leila Belle Bauer, a resident of Jackson and a former resident of Citronelle, died July 14, 2006 at the age of 91 at a local health care facility. A member of the First Baptist Church in Jackson, she was a division manager with Sears. More...

Jackson Municipal Court records for July 13

The following information has been supplied by the Jackson Municipal Court for records dating July 13, 2006. More...