January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Brunson sworn in

Kevin Brunson was sworn in as the new Clarke County coronerWednesday, Jan. 10. District Judge Bill Kimbrough administered the oath while Katherine Brunson held the Bible for her husband. More...

Ground broken for new health department

Local and state officials gathered to break ground at the site of a future new public health facility in Chatom on Friday, Jan. 12. More...

Special Sections

Church

Bassett Creek hosting singing Jan. 26

Bassett Creek Baptist Church in Grove Hill will be hosting a singing on Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be the "Tribute Quartet" of Nashville, Tenn., formerly known as the "Monument Quartet". More...

BBBrrrrrr! It got cold

I walk every morning after I take my kids to school. This week it has been in the mall rather than through my neighborhood. It got cold! More...

Church of the Week

First United Methodist Church in Jackson
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Editorials

Rambiling & Ruminating

Old-fashioned deer drive was social event

Several weeks ago the Mobile Press Register ran a column by Hardy Jackson in which he reminisced about deer hunting in times past. I enjoyed reading his article, but it created a personal dilemma for me. More...

Southern Style

Duty, the most sublime word

Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807; and 2007 is the 200th year since his birth. Many towns, cities, and counties across the South have already issued proclamations declaring this "The Year of Lee. More...

Alabama Scene

Two born-again Democrats deal crushing blow to Riley

In the halls of the Alabama Legislature there is no worse indictment than to accuse a fellow lawmaker of "not staying hitched." That indictment was being returned against two members of the State Senate in the aftermath of the ugly fight in the ele More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Jesse Richard Brewer Jesse Richard Brewer, 64, died Jan. 11, 2007 at a local hospital. He was a native of Rose Hill, Miss. and a resident of Jackson. More...

Jackson Municipal Court

The following information has been reported by the Jackson Municipal Court for Jan. 4 and 11. Timothy Edward Tripp, public intoxication, guilty. Elizabeth Anne Baugh, harassment, nol prossed/dismissed. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Over 40 arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Those arrested include: Tammy Ivette Byrd, 37, bad checks, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Gulf Lumber buys Boise sawmill

Rumors have been circulating, but it became official this week when Boise Paper in Jackson announced it had sold its sawmill operation to Mobile-based Gulf Lumber Company. More...

New Era Cap Co. breaks ground on expansion

A special ceremony to mark the groundbreaking on expansion at New Era Cap Company's Jackson plant was conducted Tuesday, Jan. More...

A grand send-off for William Wheat

Approximately 200 people filled the Chatom Community Center, Sunday, Jan. 14, to say goodbye to longtime Washington County Sheriff William Wheat. More...

News

Chris Beverly named new Clarke County Revenue Commissioner

Gov. Bob Riley has appointed Chris D. Beverly of Thomasville to the position of Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. Beverly replaces Jay Duke, who moved to the circuit clerk's post after being elected last November. More...

Jackson Relay For Life kickoff

The kickoff for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life Jackson campaign was conducted at HealthActions Thursday, Jan. 11. More...

Local Republicans call for enforcement of state bylaws

A group of local Republicans who recently complained of what it sees as violations of the state Republican Executive Committee's bylaws have drafted a resolution calling for their enforcement on the county level. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

ACDEA accepting scholarship applications The Alabama Conservation District Employees Association will be accepting scholarship applications throughout the state of Alabama from high school seniors for one, $500 scholarship to be awarded to a s More...

Sports

Leroy boys get back on track this past week

The Leroy Bears added three more wins to their totals to send them to 5-8 overall on the season. The Bears started off with a huge 55-54 area win over the Flomaton Hurricanes. More...

JA boys fall short against WAP

The Jackson Academy Eagles were defeated by West Alabama Prep in Demopolis on Friday night 50-42. Scoring for the Eagles were Wesley Harris with 12 points, Drew Jones with 11 points and David Hughston with 8 points. More...

Leroy girls up record to 8-5 with two area wins

The Leroy Lady Bears increased their record to 8-5 with two area wins and another season win this past week. The girls started the week out with a 47-30, 2A Area 1 win over the Hurricanes of Flomaton. More...

People

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank friends and relatives for their kind expressions of love for us during Aubrey's recent illness; their prayers, cards, calls, flowers, food and visits. Special thanks to Dr. Crosby and the entire staff of Jackson Medical Center. More...

Sullivan and Mills united in marriage Jan. 6

Leslie Carmen Mills of Tuscaloosa and Craig Thomas Sullivan of Wilmington, Del., exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at the Land N. Station (Old Train Station). The Rev. Jeremy Saylor officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. More...

Smith - Moss to say vows March 10

Deloris and Benny Counselman of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their granddaughter, Kameron Nicole Smith of Grove Hill, to Jonathan Patrick Moss, son of Janice and Thomas Moss, all of Chatom. More...