August 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner Dixon indicted

Charges related to alleged illegal sale of county-owned tractor

The alleged illegal sale of a county-owned tractor has Washington County Commissioner Willie Dixon facing a number of felony indictments. More...

Special Sections

Church

It's an inside job

Spiritual Beliefs

Forest Avenue Baptist Church Often this title refers to a violated trust. Judas betrayed Jesus; Peter denied Him - both on the "inside" of Christ's inner circle. But there is also an "inside job" that is glorious! More...

Stephanie Leavins to speak at First Baptist Jackson

Born with muscular dystrophy, Stephanie Leavins has spent her life in a wheelchair. She will be sharing her testimony and speaking of how she believes God has revealed His love and mercy by using her handicap to inspire and encourage audiences. More...

Church Calendar

Family and Friends Day and revival at Mt. Nebo Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Carlton will host its Family and Friends Day Program on Sept. 9, 2:30 with the Rev. Al Smith, pastor of King's Chapel Baptist Church of Yarbo, as guest speaker. More...

Sports

Aggies lose to Gulf Shores in jamboree

Jackson loses 13-12 in defensive struggle

Jackson and Gulf Shores met up Friday night in a preseason jamboree at Legion Field. The Aggies lost 13-12 in a game in which the varsity played three quarters. More...

Bears maul Bulldogs

The Leroy Bears opened up their 2007 football seaon with a pre-season win over the Washington County Bulldogs 38-8 Friday night in Leroy. New Washington County head coach Joe Nettles came into Leroy for the first time and took a tough loss. More...

Eagles fall to Cottage Hill

Jackson Academy ventured to Mobile Friday night to take on AAA Cottage Hill in the season opening game for both squads. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Marion 'Lewis' Daugherty Marion "Lewis" Daugherty, a native and resident of McIntosh, died Aug. 21, 2007 at his residence. He was a millwright, a member of Local 89 and a member of McIntosh United Methodist Church. More...

Jackson Municipal Court Report

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Aug. 16 and 23. Kellia Antoinette Belton, domestic violence, third degree, dismissed. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Connie Jiles Wallace, to Suzette Tyson Dunn; James E. Coleman, to Natalie B. Simmons; Terry Earl McKinley, to Patti Mayton Sheffield; Freddie Bernard Burroughs, to Patricia Ann Woods. More...

Jackson moves forward with pursuing new hospital

Tuesday, Aug. 28, the Jackson City Council voted unanimously to hire Selma Attorney Ralph Hobbs to pursue the possibility of bringing a larger, state-of-the-art hospital to the Jackson area. More...

Louisiana residents drive to Jackson to adopt dog

Two ladies from Ponchatoula, La. set a local record last week by traveling farther than anyone to adopt a dog from the Jackson city pound. More...

McIntosh Elementary gets new playground

The children were eager and excited, and it showed in their faces and voices Thursday morning, Aug. 23, at McIntosh Elementary School. More...

News

Man dies in accident at Grove Hill trucking company

An employee was killed Wednesday morning in an accident at Francis Powell Enterprises, a trucking company, on Highway 84 East in Grove Hill. More...

Ruling 'illegal and immoral' according to local judge

A local circuit judge saddled with a nearly $1.2 million judgment in an estate settlement imposed by a Mobile County circuit judge has called the order illegal and immoral and said that it must not be allowed to become public knowledge. More...

Dog fighting detection

Law enforcement officers from 22 agencies were in Jackson last Friday to learn how to gather evidence, identify those who fight dogs by the equipment they use and successfully prosecute dog fighting cases. More...

Editorials

Support for new hospital should be widespread

Editor's notes Notes

Jackson city leaders are moving in the right direction with the pursuit of a new hospital for the area. More...

Reader thinks Rockville should annex with Jackson

Dear Editor: I, Roosevelt Cave, think that Rockville should annex with Jackson because Grove Hill doesn't tend to our roads. We have seven or eight trucks going up and down Lady's Landing Road every day. More...

This Week In Alabama History

Fort Mims attacked in 1813

August 30, 1813: Creek Indians attack Fort Mims in what is now Baldwin County, killing nearly 250 settlers gathered there for protection. More...

People

Front porch sitting missed this summer

Guest Column

One of my favorite things to do during the early morning hours and in the late afternoon is to sit on my front porch. Needless-to-say, the last several months of extremely hot, muggy weather have not frequently afforded me the pleasure. More...

Dumas - Savage to be married Oct. 6

The engagement of Robin Dumas of Wilmer and John Lee Savage III of Jackson is announced this week by the bride-elect's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Dumas of Wilmer. Parents of the prospective bridegroom are Mrs. More...

Southwest Alabama Porcelain Artists Assn. to meet Saturday

The second meeting of the Southwest Alabama Porcelain Artists Association will be Saturday, Sept. 1 in the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. Social time begins at 9:30 with the business meeting starting at 10. More...