May 24, 2007 RSS feed / News

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Stanford Lageorge Adams, failure to appear on unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

LHS Class of '64

Leroy High School Class of 1964 held their 43rd reunion at the Chatom Community Center in Chatom on April 21. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Nathan Lee Chapman Jr., 24, of Grove Hill was arrested May 14 and charged with violation of probation. *Marcus L. More...

Commissioners respond to call for switch for unit system

In an interview with The South Alabamian, two of Washington County's longest serving commissioners, Willie Dixon (1992) and Hilton Robbins (1994), disagreed with some of the conclusions drawn at the meeting of concerned citizens on May 15. More...

Choctaw County Heritage Festival May 30 - June 2

The Choctaw County Heritage Festival is slated for May 30-June 2 in Gilbertown with gospel music, country music and more scheduled. The Heritage Church will hold a gospel singing Wednesday night, May 30 at 7 p.m. More...

Greenhouse dedicated at ECI in Chatom

The Exceptional Children Incorporation (ECI) along with the Washington County Soil & Water Conservation District raised funds to build a new greenhouse at their facility in Chatom. More...

Commissioners concerned about losing TVA funds

By Ross Wood During Monday's meeting, Clarke County commissioners discussed the pending TVAbill in the Alabama Legislature that would cut funding for dry counties. "It is doubtful that it will pass," Commissioner Rhondel Rhone said. More...

Standoff with deputies ends peacefully

A standoff with a 21-year-old Grove Hill man ended peacefully early Saturday morning after gunshots were fired. More...

Dr. Stanley Beard attends 'Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry'

Dr. Stanley Beard attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's® (AACD) 23rd Annual Scientific Session, Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2007, in Atlanta, Ga. May 15-19. More...

Thomasville alcohol vote set for August

After months of debate and waiting for legal opinion, the date for a referendum on alcohol sales in Thomasville was set with little fanfare at the regular council meeting two weeks ago. More...

Ross instructs on use of Ancestory.com'

On Sunday afternoon, May 20, the Washington County Historical Society met at the Washington County Public Library where Jessica Ross, library director, explained the use of Ancestry.com, an on-line program for searching one's family tree. More...

Hinton retiring after 38 years as educator

Wayne Hinton ends his career in education come July 8; a career that has spanned 38 years, 28 of which were spent at Washington County High School as principal. More...

Forestry commission issues fire alert for all 67 counties of state

Effective at 9 a.m. Friday, May 18, all 67 counties in the state of Alabama were placed under a fire alert. The order was signed today by State Forester Linda S. Casey. More...

State's jobless rate drops

Alabama's unemployment rate in April fell to 3.3 percent, slightly less than the 3.4 percent recorded in March. Employment in April grew by 5,700 over the previous month. Over the past 12 months, employment in Alabama has grown by 30,800. More...