April 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

CSA Veterans honored at Whatley Ceremony

On Sunday afternoon, April 1, Clarke County's Pvt. James C. Anderson Camp 1489, Sons of Confederate Veterans held a Confederate Memorial Day observance at Horeb Baptist Church in Whatley. More...

Millry and WCHS to get new gyms

When the Washington County School Board met on April 10, they approved the recommendation of Superintendent Tim Savage to accept the bids for new gymnasiums at Millry and Washington County high schools at a cost of $4,560,685. More...

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Church

Spiritual Beliefs

The great secret of happiness

Matthew 5:1-12 If you could take the resolutions most people made last week and boil them all down into one category, I don't think it would be difficult to see that the word "happiness" sums up everything. More...

Church Announcements

Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladon Springs is hosting their annual Youth Day program on Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. The speaker and guests will be the Rev. More...

Steve Green to perform Sunday at First Baptist

Steve Green will be in concert at First Baptist Church in Jackson on Sunday, April 15. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Persistence pays off in obtaining turn lane on 43

Thanks to the persistence of area citizens, our city leaders and the local police department, there will be a turn lane on U.S. Highway 43 from just about where the Sears store is to McVay Road. More...

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Another vote for openness

THE ISSUE: Gov. Bob Riley took the right stand after the state's two-year chancellor implored employees not to furnish information to reporters investigating corruption in the college system. Gov. More...

People

Women's Business Center planning workshops in Mobile

The Women's Business Center, Inc., presents "The Tough…the Tricky…and the Troublesome: new employee recruiting, interviewing and record keeping! More...

Reeves - Wade will be united in marriage June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Reeves of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jody Renee, to Walter Leon Wade of Jackson, son of Leon Wade of Grove Hill and Kim Wade of Jackson. More...

Brown - Faircloth to exchange vows June 16

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Brown of Leroy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Allison Faye, to Craig Maxwell Faircloth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Faircloth of Montrose. More...

City commits nine acres for new park

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, to commit approximately nine acres of city property for the proposed Pine City Park. More...

Jackson sales tax receipts show 13 percent increase

Mayor Long: Emergency plan needed for steel mill

During his report to the Jackson City Council at Tuesday's regular meeting, Mayor Richard Long said sales tax revenues are up 13 percent from March of 2006, indicating that more people are spending money in the city. More...

Commissioner mum about sale of tractor

Following the release of his name by an area daily newspaper, a Washington County commissioner is keeping quiet about his involvement in the alleged illegal sale of a county-owned tractor. More...

Annual ECI Easter Egg Hunt

Right photo: Members of the Washington County Sheriff's Department got together with Exceptional Children Inc. (ECI) to put on the annual Easter Egg Hunt and picnic for the group. More...

News

City to crack down on leash law

During Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council, following remarks by Councilman Robert Marks, a consensus was reached for stronger enforcement of the city's leash law. More...

JPD observes Telecommunications Week'

On behalf of the Jackson Police Department, Communications Officer Janice Coates reminds everyone that this week is "National Telecommunications Week." "This observance honors hard working individuals who work behind the scenes and many times go unre More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Charles Nolan Anderson, domestic violence, third degree, harassment, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS Class of 1987 meeting April 22 The Jackson High School Class of 1987 will be conducting a class reunion meeting on Sunday, April 22, 3 p.m. at the Visitation Catholic Church in Jackson. The reunion is set for July 21. More...

Education

JMS announces honor students

Jackson Middle School recently announced its honor roll students for the third nine weeks. A Honor Roll Grade 6 Matthew Barton, Tyler Beck, Cammie Cotten, Chloe Dumas, Kristoffer Merkel, William Overstreet, Yana Rodgers and Samantha Williamson. More...

McKenzie receives scholarship to UAB

Michelle McKenzie is the recipient of a one-year University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Dottie Monro Presidential Minority Scholarship valued at $2,500. She is the daughter of Ella and David McKenzie of Jackson. More...

Coffeeville High School receives grant

On Monday, April 9, Sen. Pat Lindsey presented Coffeeville High School Principal Janice Richardson with a $10,000 grant to be used to purchase computers. More...

Sports

JHS Aggies remain atop 4A polls

The Jackson Aggies hold on to their No. 1 spot in the 4A polls by sending their record to 19-5 this past week. Last Tuesday, the Aggies knocked off Clarke County 13- 3 in six innings. Jeremy Reeves earned the win. More...

Lady Aggies drop two

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies took two tough losses this past week as they inch closer to the end of the season. In their game last Tuesday, Washington County defeated the Aggies 10-0. More...

Leroy Bears win county

The Leroy Bears grabbed four wins over the past week, including winning the Washington County Tournament. In the first game of the week, the Bears defeated the Southern Choctaw Indians in Butler 17- 0. More...