July 19, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New Era unveils new addition

"What a great day in the city of Jackson and Southwest Alabama," Mayor Richard Long told the employees of New Era Cap Company in Jackson July 13 at a ceremony to officially celebrate the plant's expansion. More...

Nettles to take over as WCHS head coach

The Washington County Board of Education unanimously approved Joe Nettles to become the new head football coach at Washington County High School, July 17. More...

Pageant winners announced

Winners of Chatom's Red, White and Blue Pageant, conducted July 4, (front, L-R) were Grand Supreme ages 7-10 Lexi Jordan, 5-6-year-olds Queens Caitlyn Gilley and Mariah Anderson, Grand Suprem 0-6-year-olds Chloé Mosley, More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Let VBS be a part of our "heart-cry for revival"

Many of us are familiar with 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) for it is often used in Christian revival services: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

VBS at Peniel Baptist July 23-27 Peniel Baptist Church will be conducting Vacation Bible School July 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. Age 3 through the sixth grade are invited to attend said Pastor Shannon Moses. More...

Kingsmen concert July 28 at Pineview Baptist Church

If there's one group whose name conjures up images of pure, passionate, solid, and true music, it's The Kingsmen. They've carried listeners away on a wild ride since the conception of the group in 1956. More...

Editorials

EDITOR'S NOTES

Trashy people dump trash illegally

By the time many of you are reading this, I may be sitting in a meeting with the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter committee discussing strategies to convince those in this county who continue to trash up our roadsides and other public areas, t More...

Our Opinion

Jackson should be thankful for visitors

Earlier this week, several readers brought a situation to our attention that made us take notice of something that we feel needs to be addressed. The city of Jackson has been hosting several playoffs for Little League and Dixie League baseball. More...

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, We would like to thank all who joined us for the Block Party June 22, 2007. It was a huge success. All proceeds benefit the Pine City Park Project. More...

Sports

State Bound!

Big bats, great hitting lead Jackson All-Stars

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...

13-year-old All-Stars head to Enterprise

The 13-year-old All- Stars will also be heading to Enterprise for the State Tournament. They will play Auburn on Friday. 13 year old All-Star Dustin Moseley (right) makes a throw against a team last week in the district tournament in Thomasville. More...

Mike Garrett takes over at JA

New JA coach offers playing time and 'opportunity to suceed'

Nearly 20 years since coaching his last game at Jackson High School, Mike Garrett will take to the field again as the head man at Jackson Academy this fall. He will replace departed coach Lynn Wright who held the position the last two years. More...

Local students become foreign ambassadors

Two Clarke County students recently experienced something many people only dream of by touring Europe as part of a student ambassador program. More...

Forklift accident claims man's life

A man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a forklift accident at Liberty Building Products, LLC in Grove Hill. Clarke County E-911 reported that it received the call at approximately 2:54 p.m. from the facility on Industrial Park Drive off Love Road. More...

New principals named for McIntosh and Chatom

With only three weeks remaining until the first school day for teachers in the Washington County School system (Aug. More...

Learning continues through the summer at WC Library

The Washington County Public Library (WCPL) has made available for both children and adults a variety of fun-filled as well as educational activities this summer. More...

Blackwell responds to Jones' allegations

Chatom Elementary Principal Wayne Blackwell was quoted last week by outgoing WCHS Coach Brian Jones as saying for him to not count on his wife getting a job at WCHS. More...

News

Clarke County vets offer vaccinations at reduced cost

Dr. Martin Coffman of Pine City Vet of Jackson, Dr. Scott Lawrence of the Animal Hospital of Thomasville, and Dr. Ed Sellers of the Pinebelt Vet Clinic of Grove Hill will be offering rabies vaccinations at a reduced cost. More...

Work progressing on new newspaper office

Interior work has started on The South Alabamian's new office at 1525 College Avenue, just south of the new home of Dynamic Dance. More...

New law establishes mandatory county budget procedures

The development of the operating budget for Alabama's county governments has taken a major step forward with a new law passed in the final hours of the 2007 regular legislative session. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JA Board to meet with parents Jackson Academy's Board of Directors will meet with parents today, July 19, at 6 p.m. in the school's cafeteria. More...

Education

'Get A Clue' theme for summer reading program

White Smith Memorial Library kicked off its Summer Reading Program "Get A Clue" solving mysteries and cases. Children's librarian, Janet McCants, planned a program filled with reading fun and activities. More...

Bryan attends Girls State and Leadership Forum

Amanda Bryan, daughter of Sally and Dale Bryan of St. Stephens, was chosen as Leroy High School's delegate to Alabama Girls State 2007 in Troy. More...

Thomasville High School Class of 1952

The Thomasville High School Class of 1952 held its 55th class reunion at Ezell's recently. More...

People

September wedding planned for Miss Ball - Mr. Davis

David and Helene Ball of Lexington, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary Morgan Ball, to Mr. Jason Glenn Davis, son of Faye and David Kirby of Lexington and Clarence Davis all of Lexington. More...

Matthews - McCants plan August 18 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. James Davis Thompson of Gardendale announce the engagement of their daughter, Ali Michelle Matthews to Christopher Coleman McCants of Thomasville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Robert McCants Jr. of Jackson. More...

Crayton - Burrell final plans told

Marilyn C. Crayton of the Toddtown community and Richard E. Burrell of Jackson announce their final wedding plans. The wedding will be an event of Saturday, July 21, 2007, 3 p.m. at the Kimbell House in Jackson. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Dessie L. Bonner Dessie L. Bonner, 84, a homemaker and member of the Laton Hill Baptist Church of Chatom, died July 13, 2007 in a Mobile hospital. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Cleo Ray Barnett, nonsupport, felony-driving under the influence, driving while license revoked, no tag, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses listed

Marriage license applications Richard Earl Burrell, to Marilyn Renee Crayton; James William Lazenby Jr., to Nina Davis Brannon. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...