August 23, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Leadership Clarke County Class of 2007 begins

Local business and industry leaders nominated individuals from their organizations to participate in Leadership Clarke County 2007, an affiliate of the nonprofit Clarke County Development Foundation. More...

Bonner predicts huge growth for SW Alabama

At a "Town Hall" meeting in McIntosh on Tuesday, Aug. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Ten Friend's Love Feast at St. Paul A.M.E. Nancy Maharry will be the guest speaker at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Carlton, said the Rev. Georgia P. Nash, pastor. More...

Pastor D.W. Moore celebrates anniversary and retirement

Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church invites the community to the 10th year anniversary and retirement service of Pastor Dan W. Moore, Sunday, Aug. 26. Services beign with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. More...

Let's join together on our knees and see God's power

Spiritual Beliefs

2 Chron. 16:9 "For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him..." The key to any revival is prayer. More...

Education

ASCC LPN program honors recent graduates

Alabama Southern Community College recently honored students in the Practical Nursing (LPN) department with a pinning ceremony. Pam Taylor, Human Resource director for the Thomasville Nursing Home, was the guest speaker for the event. More...

Pine City Ambassadors attend retreat

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's Pine City Ambassadors traveled to Camp Beckwith in Fairhope, Alabama on August 10-11 for their beginning retreat. More...

JMS welcomes new employees

JMS welcomes two new staff members for the 2007-2008 academic year. Debbie Steed has come onboard as the new cafeteria manager. Returning to teach 7th grade social studies and coach boy's basketball is Coach Richard Brown More...

People

Cards of Thanks

The thoughtfulness of friends, neighbors and family members who have been so supportive and thoughtful through these very hard trying months will not be forgotten. More...

Warren - Williams plan September wedding

The Rev. and Mrs. David Wayne Warren of Panama City, Fla., formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebekah Blair to Richard Quenton Williams Jr. Mr. Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Wins rifle giveaway

Dink Lankford (left) was the winner of a Browning rifle that was given away recently as a fund-raiser to benefit Martha Hoven (right) who was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. More...

Jackson considering possibility of new hospital

During a work session, Tuesday, Aug. 21, members of the Jackson City Council discussed the city's options concerning the location of a new, larger, state-of-the-art hospital in or near Jackson. More...

Judge ordered to pay money, land in estate case

A Mobile County circuit judge has issued an order requiring a Clarke County circuit judge to pay $1,190,000 in a long running estate dispute and to convey 605 acres of property to the estate's sole beneficiary and the local judge's adversary in the More...

State reports 10 deaths due to heat

The number of heat-related deaths in Alabama reported since Aug. 1 has risen to 10 as of Aug. 20, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. More...

BOE studies critical needs at WashCo schools

The Washington County Board of Education met on Aug. 16 for a work session to discuss the many capital-outlay needs in county schools. The Washington School System is slated to receive $2,838,173 from the recently passed state bond issue money. More...

News

Morvin resident indicted by grand jury on murder charge

Norris Geane Marks was indicted by the Clarke County Grand Jury for murder Aug. 15. According to witnesses Marks and Ernest James Richardson were at Marks' home in Morvin in December of 2006 when the two began to argue. More...

Makes donation

Jackson Women's League president Candy H. Overstreet (right) recently presented Graham Braswell, director of the Clarke County Association for Retarded Citizens (CCARC), with the Women's League's yearly donation. More...

Jackson Family Pharmacy sells to Walgreens

Walgreens has announced that it will open for business Monday and has also purchased one of the locally-owned pharmacies. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Welcome home party for Arlene Vester Aug. 30 A welcome-home and congratulations party will be given for Arlene Vester on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. in front of the Washington County Courthouse and Community Bank. More...

Editorials

Pushmataha stood out among area Indian leaders

Rambling & Ruminating

Any student of Alabama history, especially as it pertains to Clarke County, would surely be familiar with Ft. Mims, Ft. Sinquefield and the Bashi Skirmish. Actually, Ft. More...

Hurricane Dean a reminder that worst of season still ahead

Editorial Opinion

Hurricane Dean hit the Yucatan peninsula Tuesday with winds of 165 mph and gusts of 200 mph, blowing out windows, toppling trees and pushing a large storm surge ashore. More...

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Sports

SPORTS REPORT

Who deserves the most coverage?

The question of which of "our" local teams deserve the most coverage is one that I have had to answer several times of late. The answer is simple. More...

Eagles fall to SCA, show improvement

Jackson Academy falls 28-0 to Rebels in preseason scrimmage

Jackson Academy faced off with South Choctaw Academy in a preseason scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 16. The Eagles fell 28-0 after falling behind 20-0 in the first half. But all is not as bad as it seems. More...

Aggies' scrimmage shows strong running game

Jackson High School had a scrimmage at Legion Field Friday night. The coaches stacked the first team offense against the first team defense. "We got a lot out of it. We ran ones vs ones and had competition. We saw some good things out there. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

John Harlan Becton John Harlan Becton, 83, a native of Millry and resident of Grove Hill, died Aug. 19, 2007 at his residence. He was retired from First Bank and Trust, having served as president and chief executive officer. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses listed

Marriage license applications Leslie Anthony Tyler, to Margie Ruth Bradford; William Mathew Powell, to Jerin Denise Handly; Randall Charles Pugh, to Shelexis Quince Nettles; William Cory Gates, to Anna Katherine Sims; Kenneth Wayne Motley, to Mist More...

Jackson Municipal Court Records

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Aug. 2 and 9. More...