October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Case involving Coffeeville teacher on Clarke County court docket

A Thomasville woman who taught at Coffeeville High School is on the Clarke County Circuit Court criminal jury term docket which begins Monday, Oct. 22. More...

Ambulance service for county raising a lot of questions

Jackson Emergency Transport Service (JETS) is selling its assets to Life-Line of Thomasville. The current ambulance contract between the Washington County Ambulance Board (WCAB) and JETS is not transferable, therefore the board met Friday, Oct. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Annual homecoming and revival service program at James Chapel Baptist James Chapel Baptist Church will be hosting their Annual Homecoming and Revival Service program beginning Sunday, Oct. 28 at 12 p.m. More...

See You at the Pole

Students and staff at Jackson Academy participated in See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that began in Texas in 1990 with a single church youth group and has grown to millions of participants. More...

Leavins to speak at First Baptist

Stephanie Leavins will be ministering in song and word in the 9 a.m.. service at First Baptist Church Leroy on Sunday, Oct. 21. Leavins was born with Muscular Dystrophy and has spent her entire life in a wheelchair. More...

Editorials

Don't disregard dedication to the community

Editor's notes

exactly five years this week and have gotten to know numerous people who are dedicated to their communities. One such group are the volunteers who serve on the McIntosh Rescue Squad. More...

Letters to the Editor

Jackson Fire Department says thanks for support Dear Editor, The Jackson Fire Department would like to express its most sincere thanks to the citizens, business owners and industries of Jackson for their continuous support. More...

Simpson tells of 'scheme' to get Siegelman in prison

Alabama Viewpoint

In 143 pages of sworn testimony under questioning by Congressional lawyers, both Democrat and Republican, a Rainsville attorney has told a bizarre tale about what she believes to have been a scheme to put Don Siegelman in prison. More...

People

Beach ceremony unites Savage, Dumas

Robin Dumas and John Lee Savage III, both of Wilmer, exchanged vows Oct. 6, 2007 at 5:30 in the afternoon at the Phoenix VII in Orange Beach. The beach ceremony was officiated by Marvin Newman. More...

Gift basket giveaway

On Sunday, Sept. 30, a drawing was conducted for the Jackson Women's League gift basket. Estelle Jones, center, was the winner. The club expressed thanks to the 30 busineses that contributed to the fund-raiser basket. Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Kyler Price Blackledge Mr. and Mrs. Brian Blackledge (nee April Wiggins) of Sunflower announce the birth of a son, Kyler Price, on Sept. 28, 2007, 9:13 a.m. at Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He weighed 7 lbs. and was 19.25 inches long. More...

The South Alabamian relocates

After about 25 years in the same location in Jackson, The South Alabamian has movedinto a new building at 1525 College Avenue. The newspaper office has been located at 1064 Coffeeville Road since the early 1980s. More...

Annual parade pleases crowds

The Aggie Marching Band was one of several bands featured in Jackson's annual Fire Prevention Parade Wednesday, Sept. 10. Crowds of people lined College Avenue to watch the parade as it progressed from Joe M. More...

Looking back at a day in Old St. Stephens

"Through the Eyes of a Child," the living history of Old St. Stephens will be presented on Oct. 27 with the program beginning at 10 a.m. and the living history at 1 p.m. More...

News

Construction workers fill local motels and RV parks

Area construction projects have local motels and RV parks filled with more RV parks on the drawing boards for the surge of construction workers expected when work starts on the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill at Calvert. More...

Local 15 year old attending Baylor

At age 15, Kelly Neugent, of Jackson, is getting the experience of a lifetime by getting a taste of what college life might be like. More...

Clarke-Washington chapter of Ducks Unlimited plans banquet

The Clarke-Washington County chapter of Ducks Unlimited will conduct its annual fundraising banquet at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House on Nov. 8. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

BC/BS of Alabama presents CCERA program The Clarke County Education Retirees Association (CCERA) will meet today, Oct. 18, 11:45 a.m. at the New Magnolia in Grove Hill. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama will present the program. More...

Education

Jackson Academy announces first nine-weeks honor students

Honor roll students have been announced for the first nine weeks at Jackson Academy. More...

Promoting litter awareness

Gretchen Gate's second grade class at Jackson Academy is shown with their P. E. instructor Amy Sayne. The class picked up trash on the playground to promote litter awareness week. More...

Leroy Girl Scouts take part in National Public Lands Day

On Saturday, Sept. 29, Leroy's Girl Scout Troops 8473 and 8476 celebrated National Public Lands Day, the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands Americans enjoy. More...

Sports

'Questionable' calls doom Aggies

Jackson loses to T.R. Miller 27-26 in heartbreaking region loss

The Jackson Aggies suffered another heartbreaking loss Friday night at Legion Field in Jackson 27-26 against the T.R. Miller Tigers. More...

Region rundown for area teams

SPORTS REPORT

Where has the season gone? It is hard to imagine that we are now heading down the homestretch with only three games remaining for our AHSAA schools and two remaining for the AISA. More...

Leroy Bears invade reservation

Bears thrash Southern Choctaw 39-6; on the verge of a region championship

It was the first game since Coach Andrew Varner of the Southern Choctaw High Indians had resigned. After that shock, the team and interim Head Coach Charles Chaney had to prepare for a visit from the Leroy High Bears. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Nell Porter Henley Nell Porter Henley, died Oct. 13, 2007 at a local nursing facility at the age of 84. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Walter G. "Botch" Henley Sr.; three sons, Walter G. "Jack" Henley Jr . of Jackson, John P. More...

Jackson Municipal Court reports court dockets of Sept. 13 & 27

The Jackson Municipal Court has released the following information from the dockets of Sept. 13 and 27. Teri Deshae Span, learner's license only, dismissed, presented valid driver's license. Jerriel A. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Raynell Lamar Armstrong, failed to pay as ordered, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...