December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Firefighter of the Year awards 2006

The Jackson Fire Department conducted its annual Christmas dinner and awards ceremony Monday night at the downtown fire station. More...

2-A State Champs!

The Leroy High Bears celebrated their victory overWoodland to claim their second state title in three years. See this week More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Announcements

Stave Creek Baptist Church The Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson will be presenting their Christmas cantata titled, More...

Church of the Week

Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church in Jackson More...

Vincent has only one ear’

That was the remark of my number two daughter as we unpacked some of our characters for the creche (manger scene). More...

Editorials

Editor’s Notes

The mystery of the vanishing raisins

By Evan Carden SA Editor Ever wonder what happened to cinnamon rolls with raisins? I have. More...

Opinions

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Guest Column

Use care as you travel during holiday season

Christmas brings to mind traditional images such as greenery and lights, candy and presents, and Santa and his reindeer. However, the holiday season comes with another tradition, too--traveling to see relatives. More...

People

There are no words that could possibly thank you for the love, prayers, food and other expressions of care you have shown during my illness. Please continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you with all our hearts. More...

Daniels - Skinner exchange wedding vows at Central Presbyterian Church

Kimberly Erin Skinner and Hank Bowman Daniels, both of Jackson, were united in marriage on Saturday, June 17, 2006 at Central Presbyterian Church in Mobile. The Rev. Ray McKenzie, formerly of Jackson, officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Parham II celebrating 50 years of marriage

Family and friends are invited through the press to attend the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Parham II of Jackson on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006 at the Kimbell House in Jackson. The celebration, hosted by the couple More...

Jackson Police nab robbery suspects

Three Jackson men have been arrested in connection with a robbery that occurred in the Depot area Nov. 23. Mario Marquez King, 20, Felix James King, 30 and Jeremy Ladell West, 25, were arrested Dec. More...

Gov. Riley refers to LIFE Tech Center as ‘great idea’

Gov. Bob Riley joined members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day in dedicating the LIFE Tech Transition Center last Thursday. More...

Commission passes landfill

Motion approved despite objections from county residents

The Washington County Commission meeting room was filled, with people standing, even spilling into the outer office on Dec. 11. The hot button item was the proposed landfill in the Charity Chapel area. More...

WashCo men die in crash

Alabama State Troopers are investigating a two-vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two Washington County men and injured another early Sunday morning on Choctaw County Road 14. More...

News

Parker gets 42 years for drive-by shooting

Parker and four others had Sherwin "Tank" Parker was sentenced Monday to 42 years in the state penitentiary for his part in the drive-by shooting death of a bystander outside of an Alma nightclub in 2004. More...

Brunson retires as Clarke County Circuit Clerk

A retirement reception was held for Clarke County Circuit Clerk Wayne Brunson in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill last Thursday. Brunson did not seek re-election this year and will retire Jan. More...

Courthouse closing for electrical work

The electrical power to the Clarke County Courthouse will be shut off Friday afternoon, Dec. 22, so that connections can be made to the new wing. The courthouse will close at 1 p.m. that day and will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

McIntosh Rescue Squad conducting memorial tree lighting The McIntosh Rescue Squad will be sponsoring a memorial Christmas tree with colored lights to be placed in the town. More...

Sports

Bears win state for second time

The Leroy Bears snatched their second state championship in three seasons as the team from north Washington County defeated the Woodland Bobcats in a rematch from 2004 12-7. More...

Sweet Water throws off Cedar Bluff

The Sweet Water Bulldogs cruised to their second title in three seasons with a 48-0 win over the Cedar Bluff Tigers. Sweet Water was stopped on their first possession, but following that, Coach Stacey Luker More...

Prattville downs Hoover

The Prattville Lions came away with the upset over Hoover on Saturday night. Hoover quarterback Ross Wilson looks for an open receiver. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

James H. Brown Sr. James H. Brown Sr., 77, a resident of Gatlinburg, Tenn. and formerly of McIntosh, died Dec. 7. 2006. He retired after 32 years of service as a control chemist for Ciba Specialty Chemical in McIntosh. More...

Jackson Municipal Court report

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Dec. 7 hearings. Jamarcus Lashaun King, theft of property, third, guilty; theft of property, third, guilty. Latiki W. Steele, driving with suspended driver More...

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff More...