May 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman stabs man at McIntosh Greer's

Victim flown in critical condition to USA Medical Center

A Pine Hill woman is currently being held in the Washington County Jail accused of stabbing a Grove Hill man in the chest at the Greer's Food Tiger grocery store in McIntosh Friday, May 4. More...

Decision on German steel plant expected this week

ThyssenKrupp announced Monday that the site of the company's multi-billion dollar facility in the United States will be considered by its Supervisory Board Friday, May 11, in Duesseldorf, Germany. More...

MedEvac helicopter lands on Highway 43 near Cricket Hill

Traffic was halted on the southbound side of U.S. 43 near Malcolm, for awhile Saturday afternoon, while a MedEvac helicopter landed in the highway in an attempt to save the life of a man suffering from full cardiac arrest. More...

Special Sections

Church

Is God a Democrat or Republican? and other cultural anomalies

Spiritual Beliefs

The amazing thing about contemporary American culture is its predisposition to organize itself into neat little categories. More...

Good Hope Baptist hosting Memorial Day services May 20

The Good Hope Baptist Church will be hosting Memorial Day services on Sunday, May 20. Worship service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a covered dish lunch. The Revelators will bring the special music after lunch. More...

Little Sunflower Missionary hosting Choir Day May 20

Little Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church in Sunflower will be hosting their Choir Day on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

Education

'Summer Enrichment Program' registration is May 15 at LHS

Leroy High School (LHS) 21st Century Community Learning Center announces their Summer Enrichment program registration on Tuesday, May 15 from 3-5 p.m. Registration will be conducted at LHS Library Media Center. The fee is $20 per week. More...

McGruff the Crime Dog visits library

Children registering for the Summer Reading Program at White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson received a visit from McGruff the Crime Dog during National Library Week. More...

Andrew Parten receives scholarship

Andrew Parten, a senior at Thomasville High School, has been selected to receive the Dr. Charles E. and Patricia H. May Scholarship for 2007. More...

Sports

JA takes third place in state

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles won three of five games in the state tournament at Lagoon Park in Montgomery leaving them as the No. 3 team in Class 2A. More...

Aggies fall in third round

By Jeremy Sellers SA Reporter

The Jackson Aggies' season came to an end in the third round of the state playoffs on Friday and Saturday against Trinity. In game one, the Aggies took a 4-2 loss. Jon Luke Jacobs pitched a complete game. More...

Bears advance to semi-finals with victory over G.W. Long

The Leroy Bears move into the semi-finals of the AHSAA state playoffs with the win over G.W. Long this past weekend in Skipperville. In game one, Brandon Jones earned the win. More...

Shooter takes out Jackson airport beacon

The city of Jackson is replacing a beacon at the W.E. Stewart Airport after it was shot out by someone using a high-powered rifle. More...

Ellie Wilson named Clarke County Junior Miss

Ellie Wilson, the daughter of Bruce and Rhonda Wilson of Grove Hill was selected as Clarke County's 2008 Junior Miss Saturday night. She is a junior at Clarke County High School. More...

Leroy firefighters help free trapped motorists

Leroy volunteer firefighters were called out to assist with the extracation of four people from a Jeep Grand Cherokee that ran off Highway 43 and overturned early Sunday morning. The driver was Charles Ray Love, Jr., 19, of Pine Hill. More...

Participate in FAWN program

Students from Leroy and Fruitdale participated in the annual Forestry Awareness (FAWN) program conducted at the Lower Wildlife Sanctuary near Jackson last Thursday. More...

News

Jackson Municipal Court reports for April 26 & May 3

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for April 26 and May 3. Aubeary Jean Hendrix Lang, public intoxication, guilty; possession of drug paraphernalia, nol prossed/dismissed. More...

Bid approved for new CMCGD building

The low bid on a new 10,000 square foot administrative building for Jackson was approved by Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District's board of directors last week. Hubb Construction of Jackson was the low bidder on the project at $1,567,743. More...

Fly-over nets field of marijuana plants off Dial Road in Walker Springs community

Over 100 marijuana plants were found in Clarke County Friday when the Alabama Bureau of Investigation's eradication team flew over the county. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

'Readers Are Leaders' parade May 11 The 2nd annual "Readers Are Leaders" Accelerated Reader parade will stroll through downtown Jackson on Friday, May 11 at 9 a.m. More...

Editorials

It's time to end the double-dipping

Guest Column

The long struggle for accountability and transparency in state government took a discouraging downturn recently when the Alabama State Board of Education failed to consider a proposal to ban politicians from holding jobs or contracts with state two More...

Area anxiously awaits news of mega steel mill

At long last we will soon know whether Alabama's or Louisiana's super selling jobs and millions of incentives and other enticements were the most effective on the German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp. More...

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People

Bubrig - Roberts united in marriage March 24

Kathryn Suzanne Roberts and Dennis Lee Bubrig II were united in marriage on March 24, 2007 at Taylorville United Methodist in Tuscaloosa. Officiating the 4:30 p.m. ceremony was the Rev. Griff Pemberton. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Loper - Holt to say vows June 16 at Calvary Baptist

Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Vann Loper of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Leann, to David Wayne Holt of Muscle Shoals, the son of Leella Holt and Wayne Holt, both of Muscle Shoals. More...

Bryant celebrating 75th birthday

Areception will be conducted on Saturday, May 12, 4 p.m. at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs in celebration of Eddie Bryant Sr. who is celebrating his 75th birthday. More...

For the Record

Olive Hart Sherman Jones

Olive Hart Sherman Jones, died May 5, 2007 at her residence in Carlton at the age of 90. A native of Carlton, she was a retired school teacher for the Clarke County Board of Education and a member of Rockville Baptist Church. More...

William Franklin Thompson

William Franklin "Manny" Thompson, 77, a native of Yarbo and a resident of Fruitdale, died May 7, 2007 at a family residence. Before retiring, he was the owner and operator of Chatom Saw Shop and a member of Springhill Baptist Church. More...

Larry Jackson Ware

Larry Jackson Ware, 51, died May 2, 2007 in a Mobile hospital. He was native of Chatom and a resident of Millry, where he was a member of Millry Church of the Nazarene. More...