April 26, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City agrees to apply for new park grant

The Jackson City Council agreed to apply for a $30,000 grant to help with the cost of building a new city park on property adjacent to the New Era softball fields during its regular meeting, Tuesday, April 24. More...

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Church

Spiritual Beliefs

...and may the Lord be kind to ye

I want to begin this article with an apology for being absent for several weeks. A family member has been very ill and I have been dealing with family issues related to that situation. Next I have to say to you "fare thee well". More...

Church of the Week

Church of the Living God in Coffeeville More...

Bashan Baptist Church revival planned May 4-6

Bro. Jimmy Simpkins and the members of Bashan Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to their spring revival to be held on May 4-6. Revival preacher will be Bro. Reggie Quimby. More...

Editorials

We must step up fight against 'trashers'

There are "trashers" of all kinds, but to me the worst are the ones who continue to dump garbage and debris in the ditches along our roadways and in parking lots. Littering and illegal dumping are the most preventable crimes committed. More...

Searching for better income sources for Washington County

The desperation of poor, rural counties can be appreciated. It seems rural governments are being called on to provide more and more services for the people but yet their income resources are severely limited. More...

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People

Moss - Smith exchange vows on March 10

Kameron Nicole Smith of Grove Hill and Jonathan Patrick Moss of Chatom were united in marriage on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church. The Rev. David Webb officiated the 2 p.m. service. More...

Miss Reeves honored with several showers in April

Jody Reeves of Tuscaloosa, bride-elect of Walt Wade of Jackson, was honored with several showers in April. Room-by-Room Miss Reeves was honored with a room-by-room shower at the home of Jenilee Slayton on Saturday, April 7, 2007. More...

Slayton - Kelley to say vows June 23 at Oaks Plantation in Montgomery

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Slayton of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Bly, to Keith Edward "Junior" Kelley Jr., son of Keith Edward Kelley Sr. of Grove Hill and Pam Whatley of Whatley. More...

Man wanted by JPD for car theft apprehended

A man wanted for stealing a vehicle from a Jackson car dealership is currently being held at the Montgomery Detention Facility and is also accused of using false identities to cash checks in several states. More...

Bradley gives 'Locks of Love'

On April 24, Jennifer James of PA's in Jackson, trimmed more than 10 inches of hair from 9-year-old Shelby Bradley who donated her hair to "Locks of Love". More...

News

Man accused of theft arrested on sexually related charges

A man arrested several weeks ago on theft charges has been arrested again, this time on sexually related charges. More...

'Kiwanian of the Year'

Delores Fleming (left) was recognized as Jackson's "Kiwanian of the Year" during the Jackson Kiwanis Club's annual meeting, Tuesday, April 24. She was presented with a plaque by club secretary Mildred Bradley. More...

Mother confesses to theft of wallet from Gillmore classroom

The mother of a student at Gillmore Elementary School has reportedly confessed to stealing a wallet from a classroom, according to Jackson Police Det. Richard Harvey. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

'Youth Extravaganza' at Walnut Grove The Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Morvin will be conducting its first "Youth Extravaganza" on Sunday, April 29 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. A. More...

Education

Students plant tree in honor of Earth Day

Students in Cathy Odom's kindergarten class at Leroy High School planted a tree in honor of Earth Day. The tree was donated by Odom's kindergarten parents. More...

Outstanding students at UWA honored

The University of West Alabama recently recognized outstanding students for their academic achievements and leadership roles at the institution's annual Honors Day. More...

Jones' poster selected

The Clarke County Soil & Water Conservation District title for the Poster Contest was "Conservation Power". First place winner in the 4-6th grade level is Antwan Jones, right, who is in the fifth grade at Thomasville Middle School. More...

Sports

Aggies win first-round playoff game

The Jackson High School Aggies took a huge 19-0 win over Central- Tuscaloosa, Tuesday, at McCants Field to claim the right to advance to the second round of the state baseball playoffs. More...

Aggies set school record for wins

The Jackson baseball team grabbed three wins this past week, including one over Clarke County in the county tournament. The Aggies started the week off with a nine-inning win at Sweet Water last Tuesday 3-2. More...

Baseball strong in this area

Once again, this area of Alabama is well represented in baseball in the state playoffs. All three teams in Clarke County are in the playoffs with three out of four in Washington County also competing. More...

For the Record

Lon Beech

Lon Beech, 85, a native and resident of Chatom, died April 17, 2007 in a Mobile hospital. A retired yard foreman for Forest Products Co., he was a member of the Springhill Baptist Church in Chatom. More...

Esther Maxwell

Esther Maxwell, 77, a resident of Jackson, died April 20, 2007 at her home. A retired machine operator for Vanity Fair Mills in Jackson, she was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo H. More...

Wanda Nell Smith

Wanda Nell Smith, 55, a native of Frankville and a resident of Elberta, died April 21, 2007 in a Mobile hospital. She was disabled but worked prior as a school bus driver. She is survived by a son, John F. More...