June 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Two arrested for Calvert store robbery

Two people have been arrested and charged in the June 8 robbery of a clothing store near Calvert, during which the store's owner was severely cut. More...

Man faces charges in hunter's shooting

A Charity Chapel man was arrested in Niceville, Fla. last week and charged in the Jan. 30 shooting of a hunter. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Even Godly people become depressed

Last week, I gave you the symptoms of depression. This week, I want to show you a man from the Bible who suffered from depression. Sometimes we think that Christians can't get depressed. Elijah proves that to be false! More...

Father's Day at Old St. Matthews

The Rev. C.C. McCants, pastor and overseer, conducted a Father's Day service at the Old St. Matthews Baptist Church No. 2 in the Lilly Valley community, Choctaw Bluff. More...

Church Calendar

Calvary Independent celebrates 11 years Calvary Independent Baptist Church will be celebrating 16 years as a church family June 24. All are invited for a day of worship, fellowship, food and singing. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Should Jackson look at city school system?

Part of the outcome of Monday's ACE committee meeting in Jackson indicated the need for one unified school, according to the long-term goals. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congressional Report

New travel requirements for U.S. citizens

In an effort to strengthen border security, new travel requirements for United States citizens returning from any part of the Western Hemisphere went into effect earlier this year. More...

Sports

Area players honored

Record breaking season for Jackson and Leroy baseball

Our area dominated this season on the baseball diamond. The Leroy Bears won the 2A state championship with an impressive 37-7 record. The 37 victories fell one game short of the 2006 Bear squad that produced 38 victories. More...

War Tide?

Have you ever imagined what it would be like if Alabama and Auburn morphed into one team? Well that is what just happened in NASCAR. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Jeff Gordon are now teammates. What will the "Red Army" think of this? More...

'Hungry as ever'

Bears gearing up for big season. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Mary Adeline Chapman Mary Adeline Chapman, 81, a native of Grove Hill and a resident of the Winn community, of Jackson died June 14, 2007 at Medical Center East in Birmingham. She is preceded in death by her parents Ceasor Mitchell Sr. More...

Jackson Municipal Court May 31 and June 7 records

The following information has been released by the Jackson Municipal Court for May 31 and June 7. Darnell Wilson, DUI-liquor, guilty; driving without first obtaining a driver's license, nol prossed/dismissed. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Karlos Dean Chaney, to Linda Faye Williams; Joshua Michael Garrett, to Cindy Melissa Phillips; John Joseph Miller III, to Melanie Simmons Garrett. More...

Block party this Friday in downtown Jackson

The Pine City Park Committee will host a block party in downtown Jackson, this Friday, June 22, in front of the Junior Fire Station from 5:30-8 p.m. The fund-raising event, originally scheduled for June 8, was cancelled due to inclement weather. More...

Jackson reveals early comprehensive plan for city

During a meeting at the Boise Training Center, Monday, June 18, members of Jackson's ACE (Alabama Communities of Excellence) committee revealed its early comprehensive plan for economic development and growth. More...

Annual MOWA Powwow conducted

Native American dancers from the area converged on the MOWA village near the Mobile-Washington counties line this past weekend to show off their dancing skills during the annual powwow. More...

Coach and player reunite in Qatar

Master Sergeant James Sullivan (left), of Wagarville and Colonel Lyman Faith, of Colorado Springs, Colo. were recently reunited in Doha, Qatar. More...

News

Skelton re-enlists in U.S. Army

Specialist Joseph R. Skelton, son of Mary and Steven Watkins of Jackson, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Army for three more years. He has completed one tour of duty at Fort Victory Baghdad, Iraq. More...

First USB investigating 'irregularities' with loans

United Security Bancshares Inc., announced late last week that it was investigating an estimated $3.8 million in "irregularities in certain loan transactions within Acceptance Loan Company," including fraudulent loans. More...

Sales tax holiday discussed

Senior tax analyst John Paradise from the Alabama Department of Revenue Commissioner's office in Montgomery recently spoke to the people of Jackson about the upcoming Alabama Sales Tax Holiday on Aug. 3-5. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Coffeeville Annual Summer Fest On July 3, Coffeeville will hold its second Annual Summer Fest. Activities will begin at 3 in the afternoon with children's activities, arts & crafts, food, music and concluding with fireworks. More...

Education

Amanda Busby on President's List

Amanda Busby was recently named to the President's List for the spring semester at Snead State Community College in Boaz. Busby was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and represented the college as a 2006-2007 ambassador. More...

Adams honored at UA

Jonathan Adams, a native of St. Stephens, was recently honored with several awards at the University of Alabama. Adams was recognized as a Capstone Hero. More...

Armstrong receives ETSU scholarship

East Tennessee State University has selected freshmen for the University Honors Scholars Program. These students receive full scholarships. More...

People

Remembering 'good ole days'

I have often wondered how the kids of today will describe their childhood sixty or seventy years from now when they tell their grandchildren about the good old days. It will probably go something like this: "It was tough back then. More...

Old photos to be focus of historical society meeting

Old photographs will be the topic for the Clarke County Historical Society's June meeting and attendees are invited to bring theirs to share with the group. More...

Chapman - Bumpers engagement announced

Nancy Chapman of Jackson announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter Karen Annette to Shedrick O'Neil Bumpers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bumpers of the Winn community and James Washington of Mobile. More...