February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson educator called to active duty

President George W. Bush's call to increase the number of troops in Iraq is affecting the lives of local families, including that of Jackson Intermediate School Assistant Principal Alfred Donald. More...

Stolen truck recovered

A pickup truck reported stolen from Baldwin County Jan. 23 was recovered Jan. 25 on a rural Washington County road by deputies last week. According to Washington County Deputy Maj. More...

Gun taken in 1993 found by Biloxi police

SA Editor A rifle reported stolen from a Washington County residence in 1993 was recovered in Mississippi and will be returned to its rightful owner. More...

Special Sections

Church

Cards of Thanks

I would like to express my appreciation to the Jackson Police Department, Jets ambulance service, and the doctors and nurses at Jackson Medical Center for the special care they gave me following a fall at my home on Dec. 1. More...

Last week was the week of Christian Unity. Did anyone notice?

Last week was the week of Christian Unity. Did anyone notice? It is always in January and begins on the day when we remember the confession of St. Peter; it ends a week later on the day we remember the conversion of St. Paul. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

God has the answers you need

Questions really probe us at any ordinary moment but may create a very dramatic opportunity of life changing proportions! More...

Editorials

Publisher's Comments

Jackson and Clarke County appear to be starting the new year off right with several good business and industrial announcements during what is normally a quiet and sluggish January. More...

Opinions

Full Story

Clarification was meant to put issue to rest

A couple of weeks ago The South Alabamian ran a clarification concerning the issue of Get Lost In Jackson and the fact that the top loser for the 2006 program did not receive the top prize of $1,000. More...

People

Donates to Locks of Love

Haley Roberts recently decided she wanted to help children with cancer so she had her long blond hair cut for the purpose of donating it to Locks of Love, which provides wigs to children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment More...

Local students graduate from AU

Local students who graduated from Auburn University in December of 2006 are Robert Donald Steen of Grove Hill, bachelor's degree (BSBA) in accountancy; Lindsey Ann Dowling of Jackson, master's degree (MSNT) in management; Michael Allen Gunn of Millr More...

Area students receive honors from AUM

Christopher Ryan Powell of Grove Hill received a bachelor of science degree in education from Auburn University Montgomery on Dec. 16, 2006. Named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of 2006 were Deidra Janee McGhee and Jacob S. More...

Hunter airlifted after being shot

SA Editor A hunter was airlifted to a Mobile hospital, Tuesday, after being shot in what is being investigated as a hunting accident. According to Washington County Sheriff's Department Captain Terry Beasley, deputies Kesler Weaver Sr. and A.C. More...

Local women sentenced in Katrina fraud cases

A mother and daughter, both from Clarke County, were sentenced in federal court last week for filing false claims with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for supposed property damage they each said they received during Hurricane Katrina. More...

Argument over cigarette nearly gets man killed

An argument over a cigarette nearly cost one man his life and landed the other in jail last week. Apparently Calvin Rankin and Daniel Black were at a residence on Walker Springs Road when the altercation erupted. More...

'Teachers of the Year' named in Washington County

Curtis Stagner loves helping students learn

Curtis Stagner, Secondary Teacher of the Year, teaches 9 - 12 mathematics at Washington County High School. He is relatively new to the field, having taught for four years, three of them being in the Washington County System. More...

Glenda Armstrong is a seasoned educator

It is easier to ask Glenda Armstrong, Elementary Teacher of the Year, what she hasn't done in a classroom than to try to list her many and varied experiences. More...

News

Atchison elected to national board of tax professionals

Dorothy "Dot" Atchison of Atchison Business Center in Jackson was recently elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP), a nonprofit professional association founded in 1979. More...

Judge DuBose has two wrecks within a week

were minor in a two-vehicle "fender bender" on the courthouse square in Butler last week but the incident made the news anyway. More...

Donation to HIPPY program

Alabama Power recently presented a $2,500 donation to Clarke County's HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Coffeeville RSVP to meet The Coffeeville RSVP will be meeting on Feb. 6, 2 p.m. at the Nutrition Center. Everyone is invited to come help choose the Valentine Sweetheart for 2007. More...

Education

Wins in district competition

Tess Tidwell (center), an 8th grader at Jackson Middle School, was recently recognized by the VFW Post 5355 Ladies Auxiliary for winning second place in the Patriot's Pen essay contest on the district level. More...

Students tapped with honors at UM

The University of Mobile recently announced its President's List students. To be named to the President's List, students must maintain a 4.0 grade-point average while taking at least 15 semester hours of credit. More...

Sports

Jackson teams place second at county

The Jackson High School boys and girls grabbed second place in the Clarke County Tournament for 2007, held at Thomasville High School this past week. More...

Leroy boys grab second at county, girls come up short

The Leroy boys found their way to the county championship this past week while the girls took and early exit, losing to McIntosh. Coach Henry's guys defeated Fruitdale on Tuesday, Jan. More...

JA girls vie for area title while boys struggle

The Jackson Academy boys had a rough week, losing two area games and one practice game. On Monday, the Eagles lost to Escambia 49-38. Patton Williams scored 12 points while Drew Jones added 11 points. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Viola Marie Cone The graveside service for Viola Marie Cone, 80, was Jan. 28 at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville with Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directing. A native of Louisiana and a resident of Jackson, she died Jan. More...

Jackson Municipal Court

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Jan. 25 hearings. John Williams, domestic violence, third degree, nolprossed/ dismissed; possession of marijuana, second degree, guilty. John W. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week. *Martha Todd, 50, of Mobile was arrested Jan. More...