November 23, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Boise fighting tax assessment

Boise has filed an appeal in Clarke County Circuit Court seeking to reduce its taxes by the recuction of $297 million in appraised values of certain parts of the Jackson paper mill. More...

Christmas tree lighting Saturday

The city of Jackson will conduct a Christmas tree lighting ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 25, at 5 p.m., in downtown Jackson. More...

Devastation in the blink of an eye

Twister tears path through WashCo

At least six residences were damaged last week when a tornado touched down west of Chatom in the area of Beaver Dam Road. More...

Special Sections

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CCHS to meet The Clarke County Historical Society will meet on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Education

GES and JIS conduct food drive competition

Students at Gillmore Elementary School (GES) and Jackson Intermediate School (JIS) recently conducted a food drive contest to benefit Catholic Social Services. GES principal, Shannon Odom, promised students that if GES students More...

Volunteer Day celebrated at GES

Gillmore Elementary School conducted its annual Volunteer Day on Saturday, Oct. 21. More...

Junior garden club makes Thanksgiving baskets for patients

The Nature's Helpers Junior Garden Club recently made Thanksgiving fruit baskets for the patients of Hometown Hospice Inc. More...

Sports

Leroy sends Loachapoka to the Ice Age

The Leroy Bears came away with a 13-7 nail-biting win over the Loachapoka Indians in 2A action Friday night. More...

Thomasville lights fire under Tigers of Heflin

The Thomasville Tigers traveled to Heflin this past Friday, Nov. 17 and defeated the Cleburne County Tigers 29-7 in the second round of the AHSAA State Playoffs. More...

JHS Lady Aggies are set to play in Choctaw tourney

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies basketball team continued their season with two tough losses to good opponents. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Marvin Daugherty Marvin Daugherty, 80, died Nov. 17, 2006. A native and resident of McIntosh and he was a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from the V.A. More...

Jackson Police Report

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Police Department for the week ending Nov. 19. More...

WashCo Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: More...

JHS student charged in assault on teacher

A student faces felony assault charges after he allegedly attacked a teacher at Jackson High School, Monday morning, Nov. 20. More...

Locals want turn lane on 43 north of Jackson

City leaders and residents along a stretch of U.S. More...

School board members sworn in

The two newest members of the Clarke County Board of Education were formally More...

Singletons picking up the pieces after destruction

She has mud in her house; a new travel trailer was flattened, and three cars are totaled, but Audrey Singleton considers her family fortunate. More...

News

Deputies arrest man in Jackson following chase

Clarke County Sheriff deputies arrested a man in Jackson last week after the vehicle he was riding in was pursued and then wrecked. More...

Correction

In last week's article about Jackson's Citizen of the Year, it was incorrectly stated the banquet would be conducted Jan. 15, when in actuality it will be held Feb. 15. Ticket prices and where to buy them will be announced soon. More...

Molly the Bloodhound joins the Jackson PD

There's a new face at the Jackson Police Department, but you won't be seeing her wear a uniform. More...

Editorials

Publisher's Comments

Give something back to our fellowman

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus." So begins the classic response to a child's simple question from an 1897 newspaperman affirming the truth. More...

Guest Column

Everyone should enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner

Thanksgiving dinner is the greatest meal of the year. There's nothing better than fellowship with family and friends while enjoying an abundant feast. More...

The South Alabamian

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People

Thank each of you for your cards, food, calls, concern and most of all prayers during Betty's stay in the hospital and since she has been home. Betty and Carl Etheredge More...

Bailey - Bedwell united in marriage Oct. 28 in Mobile

Mary Elizabeth Bedwell and Christopher Carroll Bailey IV were united in marriage on Oct. 28, 2006 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Mobile. More...

Bodiford - Beech to wed Dec. 9 in Monroeville

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bodiford of Monroeville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Summer Joy, to Dr. Nolan Keith Beech, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Beech Sr. of Chatom. More...