April 12, 2007 RSS feed / News

Dancers to raise money to fight cancer

Jordan Dancers from the Jordan School of Dance will be hosting the Jordan Dancer Cancer Benefit Gala on Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Clarke County High School Auditorium. More...

Commissioners reject reappointment of longtime water board member

The Clarke County Commission rejected reappointing a longtime board member of the West Clarke Water Authority and appointed another individual to the board instead. More...

Claiborne biodiesel plant begins production

Less than six months after a new $15 million biodiesel plant was announced for Monroe County, Independence Renewable Energy Corporation (IREC) has produced its first biodiesel from soybean oil. More...

Big turkey killed

Blake Harrison, right, recently killed his first turkey while hunting with his friend Chase Robinson in Clarke County. The bird weighed 18 pounds, had a 9- 3/4-inch beard and 7/8-inch spurs. (SA photo by Evan Carden) More...

WashCo Commission hires assistant engineer

During its April 9 meeting, the Washington County Commission hired Matthew B. Rouse as assistant county engineer on the recommendation of County Engineer, Jason Sturdivant. Rouse holds a B.S. More...

USDA offering scholarships for third-year college students

The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts Auxiliary Scholarship program will be accepting applications throughout the state of Alabama from college students in their junior year for three scholarships in the amount of $1,000. More...

Criminal cases settled without trial in WashCo Circuit Court

Many criminal cases were settled without trial this week in the Circuit Court of Washington County, while many others were continued to the next term of court. Here is a review: Robert C. More...

Local jobless rates higher than state average

Latest statistics from the Alabama Department of Industrial Relations show the state's unemployment rate remained a low 3.3 percent in February, unchanged from January. More...

Rarest large fish in North America captured near Claiborne Dam

On Thursday, April 5, you could cut the tension with a knife - no pun intended - in the state fish holding facilities of Marion State Hatchery and Alabama's Biodiversity Center. More...

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...

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...

One charged in Mt. Zion robbery

A local businessman was knocked out with a tire tool and robbed of $600 Saturday near his home and shop in the Mt. Zion community west of Grove Hill. More...

Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse of 6-year-old girl

A man charged with sexual abuse of a 6-year-old girl decided at the last minute not to let his case go to trial Tuesday and pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years in the state penitentiary as a habitual offender. More...

Correction

A few weeks back in an issue of The South Alabamian, a few important facts were inadvertently left off the parties honoring Courtney Skipper and Cal Reeves. More...

Golfers to be given chance at $30,000

The annual Linden Rotary Club benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 21. Golfers can raise money for charities supported by the club by participating. Cost is $50 per player. More...

Falterman bags turkey

Chase Falterman, age 8, went turkey hunting during a spring break visit with his grandparents, Nicki and Fletcher Overstreet. He got a 23- pound gobbler with a 9 1/2-inch beard and 1 1/8- inch spurs. The bird was killed in the Alma area. More...

Kills big gobbler

Clifton Brown of Sunflower killed this 19-1/2 pound gobbler while hunting in the Sunflower area last week. The bird sported a 9-inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs. Brown enjoys hunting with his cousin Jeremy Sims. More...

Fiddler's convention is April 21 in Frankville

The 30th Annual "Old Time Fiddler's Convention" at Frankville is scheduled for Saturday April 21, 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by W.N. Reynolds Lodge No. 900 F. & A.M. The public is invited to attend. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The following arrests were reported by the Washington County Sheriff's Department during the past week: *Aubrey Lane Barnett, 39, of Mobile was arrested April 3 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug parapherna More...

WashCo Solid Waste reports balance of more than $107,000

At the regular monthly meeting, the Washington County Solid Waste Authority reported a balance of $107,902.28 in their account with outstanding debts of $90,705.97. However, most of the second quarter payments are waiting to be deposited. More...

Beware of tanning beds

Nearly 2.3 million teenagers in the U.S. tan indoors annually and with prom season right around the corner, the temptation to tan is even greater. More...