October 12, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City council approves construction contract for new JPD complex

Oct. 10, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to accept the low bid submitted by Hub Construction Company of Jackson, for the construction of the new Jackson Police Complex. More...

Firefighters presented top awards

The Washington County Association of Volunteer Firefighters conducted its annual awards banquet Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Chatom Community Center and presented awards to those chosen as the top firefighters in the county. More...

Ridin' high!

Scotty Jones, age 5 (right, front), and his friends were all set to ride in Chatom's Fire Prevention Parade atop one of the More...

Special Sections

Church

Church of the Week

Evergreen Baptist Church celebrating 125th church anniversary Sunday

Evergreen Baptist Church in Jackson will be celebrating their 125th church anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15. More...

Church in the dell

The most identifiable culture trait of Southerners, next to our soft, colorful dialect, is the predominance of the Christian religion. More...

Church Announcements

James Chapel Baptist Church Pastor Osbry Millender, the members and officers of James Chapel Baptist Church in Barlow Bend invite everyone to attend their annual homecoming and revival Oct. 22-26. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Fall stirs memories of youth

The fall of the year is always my favorite, especially as the air gets cooler and you can feel a slight crispness in the breeze. It's nice to walk outside without immediately breaking into a sweat. More...

Rambiling & Ruminating

Final chapter not yet written on crossing Tombigbee River

The river crossing of the Tombigbee at what is now Jackson has a long and interesting history. More...

Congressional Report

Foley's actions indefensible

The story dominating the news over the past week has been former Congressman Mark Foley, who was forced to resign his House seat after the revelations he had sexually explicit computer conversations with teenage boys who had worked as pages in the Ca More...

People

With deep appreciation, I would like to thank everyone for all acts of kindness during the long illness and at the death of our loved one, Junior Overstreet. To Dr. More...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

Free breast and cervical cancer screening available

Early detection and prompt treatment can significantly reduce the suffering and deaths caused by both breast and cervical cancer. However, many women in Alabama do not participate in routine screening. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Seibert will celebrate 50th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 22

John and Patsy Seibert will be honored at a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, from 2-4 p.m. More...

Sawmill burglary suspect caught by Jackson Police

A Jackson man was arrested last week and charged with breaking into the Jackson Sawmill. More...

Task Force One gets huge pot bust

Forty plants and nearly six pounds of dried marijuana were seized Friday afternoon on the Pleasant Hill Road in Thomasville. More...

Library auction raises thousands of dollars

Approximately $16,000 was raised at the White Smith Benefit Auction, conducted More...

Dealing with dyslexia: Student gives inside look at his struggle

Matthew Strickland, a fifth grader at Leroy High School, wants desperately to be like other children, but he knows there is one part of his life that will always make it somewhat tougher for him to function. More...

News

Butler man arrested for felony possession

A weekend driver's license checkpoint in Coffeeville led to the arrest of a Butler man for felony possession of a controlled substance. More...

Candidates converge on Jackson

Jackson High School's McCorquodale Auditorium was the scene Tuesday night, Oct. 10, for a local political forum, in which Lt. Governor Lucy Baxley, Democratic candidate for governor, led off. More...

Father shoots son for not helping with housework

A father was charged with attempted murder after shooting his son for not helping around the house. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Millry Baptist Church blood drive The Millry Baptist Church and United Blood Services will be conducting a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from noon until 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. More...

Education

Erica Thompson named as U.S. Achievement Academy Award winner

Erica Renee Thompson of Midway was named a U.S. Achievement Academy Award winner and an All-American Scholar. More...

Gill chosen to serve as college ambassador

Stephen Gill of Grove Hill is among the men and women chosen to serve as college ambassadors at Southern Union State Community College in Wadley. More...

Curtis Donald earns master's degree

Curtis Donald of Columbus, Miss. recently received his master of arts degree in education (educational leadership) from Pouro University, summa cum laude. More...

Sports

Blue Devils catch the Aggies on fire

The Jackson High School Aggies took a tough loss on the road Friday night to Escambia County of Atmore 42-28. More...

Eagles soar to victory in war with Warrior Academy

The Jackson Academy Eagles dominated Warrior Academy 71-20, Friday night in Eutaw, for the Eagles' second straight win. More...

SIDELINE VIEW

Most teams prepare for a week of decisions

With only three weeks of region play to go, things are starting to get interesting around the AHSAA. We now have a new No. 1 ranked 4A team in T.R. Miller after they knocked off Thomasville. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Nathan V. Overstreet Jr. Nathan V. Overstreet Jr., 71, a native of Walker Springs and a resident of Jackson, died Oct. 3, 2006 at his home. More...

Jackson Municipal Court report for week of Oct. 5

The following information has been provided by Jackson Municipal Court for verdicts of Oct. 5. More...

Jackson Police Report

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Police Department for the week ending Oct. 7. More...