June 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic canoe found in 1980 returns to Clarke County

The Tombigbee River has flowed through this area for thousands of years, eventually becoming the entire western boundary of Clarke County. More...

Revenue commissioner reports a $449,000 increase in annual revenue

The Washington County Commission met in regular meeting on June 25, with Commissioner Willie Dixon presiding in the absence of Probate Judge Charles Single-ton. More...

July 4th celebrations plans being made

The towns of McIntosh and Chatom are planning to celebrate the Fourth of July in grand fashion, with celebrations and fireworks displays. The festivities in McIntosh begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Avalanche Ranch at Union Grove All ages from 2 and up are invited to take part in Avalanche Ranch at Union Grove Baptist Church on Highway 69 near Coffeeville. More...

Church of the Week

Ulcanush Baptist Church More...

Spiritual Beliefs

There is hope for the depressed

How did God treat Elijah's depression in 1 Kings 19? There are several key things that He did for his depressed prophet. The first was relief and rest (vs 5-9a). God allowed Elijah to withdraw from the things that had caused him to crash. More...

Sports

Boykin heads to McIntosh

The McIntosh Demons have a new football coach and athletic director. Larry Boykin left Southern Choctaw after 26- years to become the new Demon coach. "This was just a personal decision I had to make," new MHS Coach Larry Boykin said. More...

SPORTS REPORT

Are you a star?

How great would it be if we were Major Leaguers, starting in the NFLor suiting up for Alabama or Auburn? Growing up I am sure we all had these same aspirations. We all wanted to be someone great. More...

Leroy finish up summer ball

Jackson and Leroy finished up their Thomasville Dixie Major League schedule Monday, June 25. The Aggies traveled to Excel and lost 4-3 in the first game but rallied with a big 8-3 win over the Panthers in the nightcap. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Jackie Wayne Dameron Jackie Wayne Dameron, 60, died June 25, 2007 at his residence in Whatley. Dameron was a native of Caretta, W. Va. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U.S. More...

Jackson Municipal Court report

The following information has been supplied by the Jackson Municipal Court for the court records of June 21. Stacy Kimbell, animal violations, guilty. Frances Ouida Echols, public intoxication, guilty. Calvin Syphrit, animal violations, guilty. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include: Rosie Lee Bernard, failure to appear on driving with suspended license, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Site for Sonic made official

During his comments to the council at Tuesday night's meeting, Jackson Mayor Richard Long said the location of the Sonic restaurant had been approved by the city's planning commission. More...

Fireworks on tap for Fourth of July

Jackson The city of Jackson will sponsor a fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4. The show will be at the Rotary Club Fairgrounds in front of Jackson High School. The fireworks will start at approximately 8:45 p.m. and is free. More...

Teacher - student sex scandal shocks Leroy

Residents of the Leroy community were shocked this past weekend when a local teacher was arrested and charged for allegedly having sexual relations with one of her 14-yearold male students. More...

Home destroyed by fire

The Wagarville home of Laura and Chris Lankford was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning around 9:30. Firefighters from Wagarville, Leroy and McIntosh responded, but the home, which is located across from the Creek Bank Restaurant, More...

News

No more used car sales to be allowed in parking lots

Individuals wanting to sell their vehicles within the city limits of Jackson will no longer be able to do it in parking lots following the adoption of a new ordinance during Tuesday's city council meeting. More...

Some Jackson High students to be subject to drug screenings

The Clarke County Board of Education approved June 20 drug screening for students involved in extracurricular activities at Jackson High School. The screening will also affect students who want parking privileges. More...

'An Evening with Bill W' at USA

Internationally known writer and actor Bill McNiff will deliver a dramatic monologue illuminating the life and recovery of Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Sale at the Caring Hearts Center The Caring Hearts Center, a ministry of the Washington Baptist Association, will hold a 1/2 off sale July 2, 3, 5 & 6. They will be closed on the 4th of July. More...

Editorials

Publisher's Comments

We should pay tribute to pioneers who settled here

This coming Wednesday, July 4, we will celebrate the 231st anniversary of our American independence. When we think of the American Revolutionary War, we usually think of the New England states, of Virginia and perhaps the Carolinas. More...

HIPPY can start developing workforce at the earliest level

We used to think Hippy meant a long-haired guy from the '60s, wearing sandals with a peace symbol dangling from around his neck. More...

Letter to the Editor

Thanks for help with AMSTI training

Dear Editor, I wanted to publicly thank everyone who played a role in the success of the Alabama Math Science Technology Initiative (AMSTI) Training held at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School the weeks of June 4-15. Certainly, Mr. More...

People

Local student gets national honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced May 31 that Jacob Scurlock of Jackson has been selected for membership. More...

Card of Thanks

There are no words to express "Thanks" for all your love and kindness at the loss of my wife Stephanie. More...

Wade - Reeves united in marriage June 2

Jody Renee Reeves and Walter Leon Wade were united in marriage on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 4 in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Bro. Stacey Harrell of Greenville. More...