December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal court denies Schmitz bail

Leroy High School teacher Charlene Schmitz, 55, was denied bail in a federal court Friday, Nov. 30, following her Nov. 27 arrest at the Washington County Courthouse by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. More...

New discoveries being made at Old St. Stephens

Thanks to a new grant, archaeological work at the site of Old St. Stephens has resumed. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Month of music at Wagarville Baptist December is a month of music and celebration at Wagarville Baptist Church. On Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. More...

The power of a gift

Grove Hill United Methodist Church When anyone thinks of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind are gifts. We enjoy the gifts our friends and family give to us as well as the ones we have the privilege to give. More...

First Baptist adult choir Christmas musical is Saturday and Sunday

The adult choir at the First Baptist Church of Jackson will be presenting a Christmas musical entitled "Wondrous Gift" on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 at 6 p.m. "Once Upon a Miracle" will be performed by the senior adult choir Sunday, Dec. More...

Education

Gillmore students send holiday greetings to soldiers in Iraq

Crystal Bolen, a teacher at Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson, recently coordinated an effort with the first and second grade students at the school to contact United States soldiers in Iraq. More...

UWA's loveliest

Kristen Sturdivant (center) is the University of West Alabama's Miss Paragon 2007. The Livingston sophomore was selected from among 40 contestants in the annual campus beauty pageant sponsored by Blue Key Honor Fraternity. More...

Nettles to receive BS from UA

Shawntae L. Nettles, daughter of Annette Nettles of Toddtown and James Nettles of Carlton, will be receiving a bachelor of science degree in business adminstration Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007 from the University of Alabama. More...

People

Dunagans celebrating 50th anniversary Dec. 22

Kathleen and Henry Dunagan of Coffeeville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Coffeeville. The couple was married on that date in 1957, at the same church, by the Rev. More...

Stork Report

Briggs Christopher Brackin Mr. and Mrs. Jon Brackin (nee Rhiannon Driver) announce the birth of a son, Briggs Christopher, Nov. 27, 2007 at South Baldwin Hospital in Foley. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 20 inches long. More...

Four Seasons conducts meeting

The Four Seasons Garden Club conducted its November meeting at All Fired Up. Kasey Fleming and Amy Brown presented an informative program on ceramics. Each member was given a Christmas ornament to paint. More...

Christmas in the Pine City

The city of Jackson conducted its annual tree lighting ceremony, Friday, Nov. 30, to kick off the Christmas season in the Pine City. More...

Jeff Kelly named new JHS coach

Jackson High School named former Satsuma coach Jeff Kelly as the new Aggies' head football coach Tuesday at Jackson High School. More...

Chase ends with arrest of Florida residents

A high-speed chase that began in McIntosh and ended near I-65 in Creola, resulted in the arrest of three Orlando, Fla. residents who are now incarcerated in the Washington County Jail. More...

News

Pistol whipping suspect arrested in Prestwick

A man accused of pistol whipping a Zimco man in Coffeeville on Thanksgiving was arrested in the north Washington County community of Prestwick on state and federal charges. Reginald E. More...

Christmas parade Friday in Jackson

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Christmas parade Friday, Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. The theme for the parade is "Winter Wonderland." There is an entry fee of $25. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail over the past week. Janie J. Willis, failure to appear in traffic court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SWAIA supports CCC-NAACP upcoming banquet The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) announces their support of the Clarke County Chapter-National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP) seventh annual banquet. More...

Editorials

Alabama's children cheated by unreliable standards

Cheating has always been a problem in school, but it is no longer just students cheating … state school systems are doing it, too. More...

Funds needed to assist victims of fire

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, They say that something NOT happening is not news. But if there was a fire in Washington County that displaced a family and the Red Cross DID NOT show up to help, that would be news! More...

Kazakh ambassador travels to Mobile to thank students

Last week, the ambassador of Kazakhstan, Erlan A. Idrissov, traveled to Mobile to personally express his gratitude to the students, teachers, and parents at Dodge Elementary School. More...

Sports

Leroy tops ACA 42-35

Clint Moseley's 60-yard bomb to Patrick Rivers sends Bears back to Birmingham

Clint Moseley threw a 60- yard touchdown pass to Patrick Rivers with 38 seconds left to lift the Leroy Bears to a 42-35 victory over American Christian Academy in the Class 2A semifinals Friday night in Tuscaloosa. More...

Eagles sweep Marion

JA varsity boys and girls earn first win

Jackson Academy picked up their first win in boys and girls varsity basketball with a clean sweep over the Marion Panthers Friday in Jackson, Varsity Boys JA 41, Marion 23 Jackson Academy's varsity boys knocked off the Marion Panthers 41-23 Fr More...

Super 6 finalists in B'ham boast 21 state titles

Seven schools owning a combined total of 21 state football titles along with five schools seeking their first state crowns are headed for the Super 6 Championships of the Alabama High School Athletic Association at Birmingham's Legion Field Thursda More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Ruby Dean McHaney Ruby Dean McHaney died at her residence Dec. 2, 2007 at the age of 80. She was a native of Clarke County and a resident of Jackson. A homemaker, she was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Christopher J. Hampton, to Nichole Denise Broholm; Justin Paul Barron, to Jennifer Erin Faust; Jeffery Scott West, to Laurie Elizabeth Lambard. More...

Jackson Municipal Court records for Nov. 8 and 29

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Nov. 8 and 29. Karlos D. Chaney, driving without first obtaining a driver's license, guilty; child restraints violation, guilty. More...