July 12, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke County Courthouse annex opened

The new Clarke County Courthouse annex was formally opened Monday with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony by county commissioners and other officials. The new $3. More...

WashCo towns show their patriotism

Fourth of July celebrations were conducted in Chatom and McIntosh last Wednesday despite some rainy weather. Top photo: The rain stopped just long enough for the fireworks display to take place in Chatom. More...

Sugar Association lawyers want to tour Splenda plant

Are the assertions that the most popular artificial sweetener Splenda is made from sugar false? That's what lawyers for the Sugar Association say they want to prove. More...

Special Sections

Church

Rev. Jean Spikes honored

Editor's note: Mrs. Gynther is chairperson of the Alabama- West Florida Commission on the Status and Role of Women. This was her presentation to the Rev. More...

Markses join First Assembly as new worship pastors

Marsha and Keith Marks are joining the staff at First Assembly of God as worship pastors. More...

Uruguayan Missionaries visit First Baptist Leroy

The GAs, RAs, Mission Friends and their teachers at First Baptist Church of Leroy took as a special project the collection of socks for the children of Uruguay. In their first effort they collected 115 pairs of socks. More...

Editorials

Guest Column

What it means to be an American patriot

Over the Independence Day holiday, my family and I watched the movie The Patriot starring Mel Gibson as Benjamin Martin, a South Carolina militia colonel. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congressional Report

Agriculture is No. 1 business in Alabama

2007 Farm Bill As the House returns to Washington this week, those of us on the House Agriculture Committee will continue working towards the new multi-year, omnibus bill that, among other things, addresses our nation's food supply and provides a More...

People

Card of Thanks

The family of Atlean Williams Jackson would like to express heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the beautiful service, floral offerings and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful. More...

Coupland - Chastain exchange vows May 26

Emily Lucille Chastain and Christopher Matthew Coupland were united in marriage on Saturday, May 26, 2007 at 6 in the evening at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. Officiating the double-ring ceremony was the Rev. Jim Dufriend. More...

Owens - Coate say vows June 2

Carrie Rebecca Coate and Bobby Ronald Owens Jr. were united in marriage on June 2, 2007 at Saint James Episcopal Church in Fairhope. The Rev. Jerry Henry of First Baptist Church of Fairhope officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Fire in the sky

Jackson celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with a spectacular 30-minute fireworks display at North Jackson Park last Wednesday. More...

Car stolen in Jackson found burned at Gainestown landing

An automobile reportedly stolen in Jackson this past weekend was found burned in the Gainestown area. According to Jackson Police reports, a 2003 Kia Optima, valued at $8,500, was stolen from the 500 block of East Spruce Street. More...

He helped build the faces of presidents

resident who worked on Mt. Rushmore dies at age 93

He may not have stood very tall, but he helped complete a giant acomplishment by working on one of the largest sculptures ever created in United States history. More...

Will new McHS football coach go to Chatom?

Brian Jones unexpectedly turned in his resignation after only three months as the Washington County High School head football coach on July 3 and now folks are wondering if he will be replaced with the new McIntosh High head coach. More...

News

New annex welcome addition to courthouse

The new $3.56 million annex to the Clarke County Courthouse was officially opened Monday morning. More...

Annual donation made

The Jackson Kiwanis Club is in the process of making its annual donations to area organizations. Tuesday, Clarke County Association for Retarded Citizens (CCARC) Director Graham Braswell (left) was the special guest at the More...

E-911 board doesn't take criticism lightly

Members of the Clarke County E-911 board responded Monday morning to a critical commentary by Ivey Griffin, owner of WJDB-FM radio regarding the system. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Harbuck to speak at SWAIA meeting The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m. at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Education

Local students visit Washington, D.C. on Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

More than 40 high school students from Alabama's rural electric cooperatives traveled to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington D.C., Saturday, June 9 through Thursday, June 14. More...

Making plans for new school year

Members of the Jackson Academy Student Government Association are busy making plans for the new year. The group met last week to plan new projects for the coming year. More...

Stewart presented scholarship

Victoria Sterwart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Stewart of Millry, was honored by First Assembly of God with a special presentation of the Todd Anderson Scholarship. Todd was killed an an automobile accident and was a member of the church. More...

Sports

Jackson hires defensive coordinator

Aggie defense looks to improve under new defensive coordinator

Jackson High School has hired Tony Johnson from South Jones High School in Laurel, Miss. to take over the Aggie defense. More...

Dixie League action

14-year-old All-Stars flying high

The Jackson 14 year old All- Stars are off to a strong start in the Dixie-Major League Tournament in Jackson. Jackson opened up with a 11-1 win over South Baldwin on July 7 and picked up a 13-3 victory over North Clarke on July 8. More...

SPORTS REPORT

Are you keeping score?

Youth baseball is alive and well. It is great to see fans pack our parks in support of all our great youth baseball teams. If you have any doubts about the intensity at these games then here is an example. More...

For the Record

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses listed

Marriage license applications Eric Lamont Steele, to Sherrye L. More...

Area Obituaries

Edward "Tony" Anton Edward "Tony" Anton died July 8, 2007 in an area hospital at the age of 93. A native of Exeter, Neb. and a resident of Jackson, he was a retired millwright and member of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Mr. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Antonio Ester Adams, criminal trespassing, third degree, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...