February 8, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local GOP to comply with state bylaws

Following the complaints of a group of local Republicans, the Clarke County Republican Executive Committee has increased the number of its members as mandated by the state party's bylaws. More...

Washington County must tighten its belt

Books show $8 million debt is making spending a 'limited' activity

A large debt, totaling in the millions of dollars, is forcing Washington County officials to limit their spending. The Web site of the Examiners of Public Accounts (EPA) posts the financial status of Alabama counties one year in arrears. More...

WashCo Cattlemen name 2007 officers

Approximately 120 people attended the Washington County Cattlemen's Association's annual meeting, Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Chatom Civic Center. More...

Susan Parker addresses local Democrats

Susan Parker, Public Service Commissioner, Place two was the guest speaker at the Washington County Democratic Committee Meeting in Chatom, Jan. 30. More...

Special Sections

Church

Try to honor your significant other

You can read it in Ann Landers; see it on Oprah; or tune in to just about any reality show...relationships gone bad, I mean. We as a society seem to relish in the bizarre ways that people can lie and cheat in their togetherness. More...

One minute each night

In World War II, there was an advisor to Winston Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. More...

Chatom Church of God hosting singing

The Chatom Church of God on Highway 56 will be hosting "Three Driven Nails" on Friday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. "Everyone is welcomed to attend," said the Rev. Darryl League. More...

Education

JIS receives award

Jackson Intermediate School recently received an award from the Salvation Army for their participation in the bell-ringing campaign during Christmas time. The school was first runner-up in the school division. More...

Jackson Academy announces honor roll for second nine weeks

Jackson Academy recently announced its honor roll for the second nine weeks. A Honor Roll First Grade Taylor Blackledge, Meg Davis, Abigail Finch, Hight Finch, Quinn Finch, Andie Reid and Mary Thomas. More...

JIS students tapped with honors

Students at Jackson Intermediate School were recently tapped with honors. More...

Sports

Aggies to host area tournament

The Jackson High School Aggies will host the boys 4A Area 1 Area Tournament for the second time in three seasons. The Aggies completed their regular season with a 17-10 overall record and 6-0 in their respective area. More...

Leroy teams to travel for area tourney

The Leroy boys had a tough week, losing their final four regular season games, including the Thursday and Friday games against Coffeeville and McIntosh, respectively. In the game at Coffeeville, D.J. More...

WCHS shortstop signs with Faulkner State for softball

Washington County High's Ruth Godwin signed Monday to play softball for Faulkner State Community College. Coach Paul Jones said he was impressed with Godwin's character and ability on the playing field. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Marie DeWitt Coleman Marie DeWitt Coleman, a native of Clarke County and a longtime resident of Jackson, died Feb. 1, 2007 at the Jackson Health Care Facility at the age of 83. She was affectionately known as "Ree" to her friends and family. More...

Jackson Municipal Court reports for Feb. 1

The following information has been supplied by the Jackson Municipal Court for Feb. 1. Joanne Robertson, domestic violence, third degree, nol prossed/dismissed. Robert Louis Jackson Jr., domestic violence, third degree, guilty. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Larry D. Kimble, 47, of McIntosh was arrested Jan. More...

Big boost for birding trail

Plans for a Southwest Alabama Birding Trail got a big boost with a $25,000 surprise donation from the Alabama Power Foundation last Thursday. More...

Foundation lays out vision for the future of Clarke County

Municipal, county and business leaders from across Clarke County gathered at the Grove Hill Methodist Church to talk about past accomplishments and lay out their vision for the future. More...

Clarke cattlemen conduct annual meeting

Clarke County cattlemen pose with Dr. Tony Frazier, State Veterinarian, at Saturday's annual banquet. From left are Ray Clarke, county vice president; Dr. More...

Woman dies in crash

A Mt. Vernon woman was killed in a one-car crash on Red Fox Road between Villard Byrd Road and the Washington County line at around 6:15 a.m., Feb. 4. More...

Sen. Shelby to visit Chatom Saturday

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will join the residents of Washington County for a county visit this Saturday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m., at the Chatom Town Hall, located at 27 Cochran Avenue in Chatom. Sen. More...

News

New Jackson business invites customers to get ‘all fired up’

If you have noticed lately in Jackson, an old building across the street from the Burger House, located at the corner of College Avenue and Highway 177 has been renovated to accommodate two businesses. More...

Community help sought for proposed city park

A local group of people are hoping to get the city and members of the Jackson community behind them in an effort to create a city park. More...

Fund-raiser for Relay For Life

The crew at Hometown Hospice in Jackson conducted a yard sale and bake sale to raise money for this year's Relay For Life. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS Elite Night Jackson High School (JHS) Elite Night 2007 is planned for Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at Joe C. McCorquodale Auditorium. The theme is "All That Jazz". More...

19th Annual Indian Artifacts Show to be in Jackson Feb. 11

A free exhibition of Indian artifacts, sponsored by the Rebel State Archeological Society, will be presented Sunday, Feb. 11, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Jackson Community House. More...

Upcoming events announced for Jackson Nutrition Center

Jackson Nutrition Center Director Nellie Edge recently announced the following upcoming events that may be of interest to local senior citizens. Feb. 12 - Glen Patrick will entertain with a music program. Feb. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Education is the key to a better future

This past week I attended the Clarke County Community Foundation's breakfast at the Grove Hill Methodist Church. More...

Coastal insurance woes affect all of Alabama and should be addressed

Homeowners and vacation homeowners along the Alabama coast were hit hard by Hurricanes Dennis, Ivan, Katrina and others in recent years. More...

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People

Mr. and Mrs. Sims renewing vows Feb. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Sims Sr. of Sunflower will be renewing their wedding vows on Saturday, Feb. 10, 4 p.m. at the Jackson National Guard Armory located on Highway 69. The couple was married Jan. 31, 1957. Mr. Sims is retired from C.E. More...

Etheridge - Walker exchange vows

Christina Rayelle Walker of Sunflower and Christopher Aaron Etheridge of Grove Hill were united in marriage on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006. The Rev. Jim Dufriend of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson officiated the 2 p.m. More...

JHS Elite Night is Saturday

Jackson High School (JHS) Elite Night 2007 is planned for Saturday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m. at Joe C. McCorquodale Auditorium. The theme is "All That Jazz". More...

Valentines

Valentine's Sweethearts 2007

Alyssa Arrington - Age 7 Macie Arrington - Age 2 Parents: Suzanne and Ed Arrington Grandparents: Betty and James Arrington and Sherry and Larry Abston More...