January 25, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Audra Raybon chosen Jackson's Citizen of the Year

Jackson High School history teacher Audra Raybon has been named the Jackson Civitan Club's 2006 Citizen of the Year. She was chosen from a total of four nominees. More...

Fire burns several acres in Frankville

Frankville firefighters were called to an area north of the Bigbee crossroads on Saturday, January 20 to fight a brush fire. The identity of the landowner was unknown at Tuesday's press deadline. More...

Lawmen recover stolen property

Asearch warrant served at a McIntosh residence last Thursday produced a considerable amount of stolen property as well as illegal drugs. According to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Luke Singleton, he was contacted around 7 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Church

Bassett Creek to host 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...

Church of the Week

First Baptist Church, Jackson
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Spiritual Beliefs

For safety sake attend church

Hebrews 10:25 "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another; and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." I received the following article by e-mail recently and although I can't c More...

Editorials

Guest Column

Chairmanship should be left as it is

The announcement made by Clarke County Commision Chairman paul Bradford at the Jan. 8 meeting that a study is wanted to look at the rotation of the chairmanship of the commission took me by surprise. More...

Guest Editorial

Heading in the right direction for education

It's no secret that Alabama's education funding hasn't been adequate. We rank near the bottom on what we spend per student in our schools. However, Alabamians are resilient. We are known for making the most out of less-than-desirable situations. More...

Alabama Scene

Clinton No. 1 candidate among Alabama Democrats

Via the magic of e-mail I received this week the results of two polls done by my buddy Dr. Gerald Johnson of the Capitol Survey Research Center and neither of them bode well for the Republican Party in Alabama. More...

People

Childs, Etheridge united in marriage

Mindy Lynn Etheridge and Kyle Gabriel Childs, both of Jackson, were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006 at 3 p.m. Pastor Tim Huie performed the double-ring ceremony at First Baptist Church in Jackson. Parents of the couple are Mr. More...

Mr. Gehl - Miss Coffey exchange wedding vows

Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga. was the setting for the wedding of Sarah Beth Fontaine Coffey and Thomas Quigley Gehl on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lyle Coffey Jr. More...

Women's League road block support charities

The Jackson Women's League conducted its monthly meeting on Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. President Candy Hentschel called the meeting to order. Hostesses for the meeting were Katherine Pearson and Casey Henley. More...

Trucking company to locate in Jackson

Economic growth was the focus of the Jackson City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday, announcing another business which plans to locate to the area. More...

Student who received heart transplant will be missed by many

On Thursday, Jan. 18, approximately 800 people attended funeral services for Jackson High School student Edn'Drika Cherrice Henderson. More...

Money problems focus of commission meeting

The January 22 meeting of the Washington County Commission was Judge Charles Singleton's first time to preside over the body. More...

United Way looking for outstanding volunteers in Washington County

The Washington County Awards Committee for United Way is accepting nominations now through Feb. 20 to be considered for 2006 awards. One volunteer will be chosen from each of the five school districts in the county. More...

News

Clarke civil jury term begins Monday

The civil jury term will begin Monday, Jan. 29 in Clarke County Circuit Court. The Clarke County Grand Jury will also convene to hear cases for possible criminal indictments. More...

JIS student does good deed

Macagan Griffin, a fourth grade student at Jackson Intermediate School, performed a good deed last week when she found Karen Donald's purse, which had been lost in the parking lot of the Jackson Wal- Mart and turned it in. More...

Clarke commissioners table raises for sheriff's deputies

Clarke County Commissioners tabled pay raises for sheriff's deputies Tuesday and said they wanted to get with Sheriff Bobby Moore to try and set up some kind of position scale with suggested salaries for different positions. More...

Coming Events

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Relay for Life ribbons for sale Large purple ribbons may be purchased by those wishing to show support of the Jackson Relay for Life fund-raising campaign. More...

Education

JMS honor roll students

6th Grade A Honor Roll: Tyler Beck, Kaylan Burrell, Cammie Cotten, Jansen Deas, Chloe Dumas, Jaylynn James, Kristoffer Merkel, Destiny Nash, William Overstreet, Yana Rodgers and Samantha Williamson. More...

Fourth graders support soldiers

As part of their Veterans Day study, the fourth grade class at Jackson Academy interviewed veterans, had veterans speak to their class and participated in the school Veterans Day Program. More...

High school seniors invited to Spring Preview Day at UM

The University of Mobile is hosting a "Spring Preview Day" for high school seniors on Saturday, Feb. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, Feb. 21. Students must register to attend this event. More...

Sports

Jackson boys 5-0 in 4A Area 1 play

The Jackson High School boys basketball team went 2-0 this week with big area wins over Monroe and Escambia counties. The Aggies (14-9, 5-0) knocked down Monroe County 63-57. More...

Jackson's Lady Aggies take tough area defeat

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies had a week with a couple of area games, including one with a win. When Monroe County came to town, the Lady Aggies handed the Tigers a 56-50 defeat. Alexandra James punched in 22 points for Jackson. More...

JA junior high girls in state tournament at Wilcox Aca.

The Lady Eagles junior high girls played in the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) state tournament at Wilcox Academy on Saturday. They fell to Springwood in their first game 37-22. Kayla Lowery led the JA team with 9 points. More...

For the Record

Vanity Fair selling to Fruit of the Loom

VF Corporation, a leader in branded lifestyle apparel whose primary brands include Wrangler®, Lee®, The North Face®, Nautica®, Vans® and JanSport® announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its global i More...

Jackson Municipal Court

The following information was provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Jan. 18: Frank A. Jackson, domestic violence-menacing, guilty. More...

Area Obituaries

Willie Harold Anderson Willie Harold "Ricky" Anderson, a resident of Chatom and member of New Life Fellowship Church in Chatom, died Jan. 4, 2007 at the age of 51. He was the son of the late Pauline and Harvey Luker. Mr. More...