July 5, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ahh! The sweet taste of summer!

Two-year-old Abbie Sherman, of Jackson, has found a great way to beat the heat with two of her favorite summer treats. Staying cool during the hot days of summer can be a challenge. A cool slice of watermelon and a sucker could be the answer. More...

Real estate is suddenly hot item around Calvert

For sale signs have popped up all along U.S. Highway 43 in the south Washington - north Mobile counties area since the announcement of the location of a giant steel plant there by the German company ThyssenKrupp. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

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

How sweet it is!

The Rev. James Watkins, of First Baptist Church of Leroy, was turned into a "human cake mix" as children and youth poured cake ingredients on him during Vacation Bible School last week. Bro. More...

Church of the Week

River Hill Baptist Church 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 5 & 6. More...

Sports

District Champions

The 9-year-old Jackson All- Stars won the 2007 District 3 Championship June 28 in Bay Minnette. The Jackson bats were on fire as they dominated their opponents by a combined score of 58-19 in three games. More...

SPORTS REPORT

Football season fastapproaching

As we now enter July I can almost hear the sound of helmets clashing from around the area football fields. Football season is just around the corner. More...

11,12-year-old All-Stars begin play in Jackson

The Jackson 11 and 12-year-old All-Stars begin sub-district play Friday, June 29 in Jackson. More...

For the Record

Charity Bell Jackson

Charity Bell Jackson, 82, a resident of Barlow Bend, died June 26, 2007 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was a member of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church where she served in the Missionary Society and was a member of the L.D. More...

Municipal court records for June 28

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for June 28. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Micheal Abston, trafficking in cannabis/cocaine, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. Melissa Diane Braggs, theft of property, second degree, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Soldiers with ties to Jackson featured in coverage of war

Mobile Press Register Editor Mike Marshall has been in Iraq for several months, reporting on Alabama military men and women who are serving there. More...

New Pine City Ambassadors named

Each year the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Pine City Ambassadors, Jackson's Junior Leadership Program. More...

Senior citizens injured in van crash

Several senior citizens were injured, two severely, when the van they were traveling in crashed on Highway 17 north of Chatom, Monday, around 9:10 a.m. More...

His ancestor stood in the presence of George Washington

During the American Revolution a part of the Creek Indian Nation joined with the British to fight the Americans. More...

News

Leroy VFD gets donation

Assistant Chief Rodger Dean of the Leroy Volunteer Fire Department received a $500 donation for the department from Wal-Mart Assistant Manager Jennifer Baxter. Volunteer firefighter Eugenia Collins (Right) was present for the event. More...

Tip leads to Jackson drug bust by deputies

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office of Criminal Investigations received a tip that a package containing narcotics was being delivered to a residence at 634 Vine Street in Jackson. More...

Grady Bedwell named CBAA vice chairman

The Community Bankers Association of Alabama announces the election of Grady L. Bedwell of Jackson to the position of vice chairman of its board of directors. More...

Editorials

Editor's Notes

Situations cause us to examine our mortality

A gentleman who works for us as a freelance photographer told me of a recent incident that made him examine his mortality. More...

Bald eagle a symbol of nation's freedom

The bald eagle is a symbol of the United States and of freedom worldwide. However, the eagle almost became extinct. More...

What's the big interest in Paris Hilton's life?

The veteran newsman Larry King has interviewed presidents, royalty and a variety of other influential newsmakers from around the world on his "Larry King Live" that appears on CNN. The program draws an average of 1.1 million daily viewers. More...

People

Beach wedding unites Frase - Goldman

DeAnna Elaine Goldman and Jason Scott Frase were united in marriage on the beach Saturday, April 7, 2007 at the Gulf Shores Pavilion in Gulf Shores. Pastor Glenn Henson officiated the 6 p.m. service. More...

Parden - Phillips to wed July 21

Nita and Paul Parden of Excel announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Lauren Parden of Excel to Thomas Alan Phillips of Grove Hill, son of Lisa and Thomas Phillips of Grove Hill. More...

Lassiter-Thornton to say vows July 7

Final plans are announced for the wedding of Sarah Lassiter and Matthew Thornton. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Barry Lassiter of Mobile, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Thornton of Tibbie and Mr. and Mrs. Keenan "Willie" Williams of Chatom. More...