November 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff shuts down gambling house

The Washington County Sheriff's Department arrested 11 Washington and Mobile counties residents, Friday, Nov. 16, who are accused of participating in activities at an alleged illegal gambling house in Calvert. More...

McIntosh Rescue takes top spot in five categories

The McIntosh Rescue Squad (MRS) took the top trophies in five categories of competition during the annual Alabama Association of Rescue Squads (AARS) convention in Decatur, Nov. 10. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Holiday program at First Baptist, Leroy, Nov. 25 Come and celebrate the season at First Baptist Church in Leroy with an evening of holiday and praise music featuring the piano, organ and flute. More...

Annual 'Step Sing' scheduled for Dec. 2

The annual Christmas "Step Sing" at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Area church and school choirs will sing a variety of religious and traditional Christmas music. More...

Inspiration Point

"I don't have a good testimony," Sato said. We had just met. I asked him to tell me his testimony as a way of getting acquainted. More...

Education

Celebrate National Education Week

Jackson Intermediate School students gathered around their school building Wednesday, Nov. 14 to give the school a hug. The collective hug was part of the National Education Week celebration. More...

First graders visit farm

The first grade class at Leroy High School recently visited Seward Farm's Corn Maze in Lucedale, Miss. The first graders enjoyed walking through a corn maze, shooting a corn cannon, going on a hayride and riding the cow train. More...

Johnson enlists in Army

Antonio C. Johnson has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. More...

Sports

'Big play' Bears stomp Pickens

Clint Moseley throws for 329 yards in Leroy's 52-26 second round win

The Leroy Bears have now won seven consecutive playoff games and 21 consecutive 2A games as the Bears (11-1) rolled to a 52-26 win over the Pickens County Tornadoes Friday night at Palmer Stadium in Leroy. More...

Looking back at the 2007 season

With Leroy, Clarke County, Thomasville, Linden and Sweet Water our only area teams still playing high school football and Alabama and Auburn wrapping things up Saturday, I thought this would be a good time to look back on all that has happened. More...

Aggies' Meyer signs with Bama

Jackson High School's Kent Meyer signed his letter of intent Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the Jackson High School Library to play baseball for the University of Alabama . More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Doris McCulley Nichols Doris McCulley Nichols, 65, died Nov 12, 2007 at a Mobile hospital. A native of Sunflower and a resident of Wagarville, she was a self-employed caregiver and a member of the First Baptist Church of Leroy. More...

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Alexander D. Blanks Sr., to Kimberly L. Rice. Clifton Davis Carter, to Pandal Petrice Petty. Derek Lane Chancey, to Alicia Leeann Fuller. Terrell James, to Cassandra Demetria McCurdy. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Miranda Armstead, disorderly conduct, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

HealthActions doubles donations during annual Thanksgiving food drive

HealthActions marked its 10th annual Thanksgiving food drive by more than doubling the number of donations received. The effort is coordinated each year with Jackson Middle, Jackson Intermediate, Gillmore Elementary and Jackson High schools. More...

Jackson Civitan Club retiring charter

After 57 years of serving the community, the Jackson Civitan Club is retiring its charter. The club, which was chartered on Feb. More...

WashCo Nurse named AARS Citizen of the Year

recognized as the Alabama Association of Rescue Squads' AARS) Citizen of the Year for her efforts in saving the life of a heart attack victim. Rivers was presented with her award during a meeting of the McIntosh Rescue Squad (MRS) Nov. 15. More...

News

Suspects sought in armed robbery of Sims Chapel store

The Washington County Sheriff's Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred around 3:27 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at Laurie's Quick Stop in Sims Chapel. More...

New police technique leads to drug arrests

police technique, Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall made two drug arrests during a traffic stop Saturday, Nov. 18. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Marshall was on patrol on U.S. More...

Receives PALS Media Award

Evan Carden (right), editor of The South Alabamian, was given the Governor's Media Award, for top newspaper coverage, during the annual statewide awards ceremony of the Alabama chapter of People Against A Littered State (PALS), Nov. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Coffeeville Big Buck Contest November 17th marked the kick off of the Coffeeville Big Buck Contest. Participants may register to enter at Southern Linc, Coffeeville Texaco or Charles Body Shop, all in Coffeeville. More...

Editorials

Thanksgiving squeezed by Halloween and Christmas

Pity poor Thanksgiving. Halloween and Christmas are like two sides of a vise, slowly putting the squeeze on the traditional November holiday. Before long, the two are going to squeeze the stuffing out of the Thanksgiving turkey. More...

Our Opinion

Drive safely over holidays

Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go; the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh through the white and drifted snow. More...

Alabama and Auburn's recent losses won't spoil Iron Bowl excitement

It's Iron Bowl Week The fact that Auburn was trounced by Georgia two Saturdays ago and Alabama, a 25-point favorite, lost by a touchdown last week to lowly Louisiana-Monroe, won't matter Saturday night at Jordan- Hare Stadium in Auburn. More...

People

Linder honored with LEO award

The Alabama Retail Association presented Alabama State Trooper Darrell Linder with the 2007 "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year," or LEO Award last Thursday, Nov. 15 in Montgomery. More...

Paul Bayou author has first novel published

Local author Annie V. (Washington) Flott, of the Paul Bayou community near Calvert, has reached a personal milestone by having her first book published. More...

Class of 1967 celebrates 40th reunion

The Leroy High School Class of 1967 recently celebrated their 40th reunion at the Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...