December 27, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

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Church

Sundays are awesome

Inspiration Point

Donna was excited: "Sundays are awesome." I remember some awesome Sundays in Donna and her family's life. I remember when Donna, her husband Joe and children finally came to church after several invitations. More...

Church Calendar

Winter Camp Meeting 2007 in McIntosh New Testament Tabernacle in McIntosh will be hosting the Winter Camp Meeting 2007 with Bro. Wilbert Reed through Dec. 31 at 7:30 nightly. Guest ministers will include Bro. C. Rivers, Dec. 27 and Bro. More...

Church of the Week

First Presbyterian Church Jackson, Alabama More...

Editorials

My idea of the ideal New Year's resolution

resolutions awhile ago, because it seemed that I always set my goals too high and was disappointed when I didn't quite achieve what I had set out to do. More...

My country 'tis of thee

At the end of a year, it is customary to remember the past and look forward to the future. I will look back a bit on the country in which I grew up and then forward to where it may be headed. More...

Congress concludes 2007 with success

Congress ended the year successfully as we completed the first session of the 110th Congress with a whirlwind of activity. More...

People

Foxx completes basic training

Air Force Airman Ryan J. Foxx has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Jackson Intermediate student wins A.G.S. essay contest

The Alabama Gas Corporation recently selected 13 winning students in their 2008 Alabama Gerontological Society's (A.G.S.) Essay/ Calendar contest. More...

Miss Huggins - Mr. Pike announce wedding plans

Leslie McCharles and Hazel Huggins of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Sunni Lynn Huggins, to Jesse Levi Pike. He is the son of Michele and Roy L. Pike of Wagarville and the grandson of Esbon L. Pike of Wagarville and Mr. More...

MOWAs continue fight for recognition

According to reports from other area media outlets, the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians are continuing their fight for federal recognition despite a motion earlier this month by U.S. Attorneys asking a federal judge to throw out the case. More...

Winners of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's lighting contest

Photos by Evan Carden More...

News

Sheriff's Department delivers gifts to the needy

The Clarke County Sheriff's Office delivered Christmas gifts to children who may not be as fortunate as others this Christmas. The deliveries were made possible by the donations of toys and gifts by citizens of Clarke County. More...

Suspect charged in two burglaries

The Clarke County Sheriff's Department held an investigation into the burglary of Walter Turk's residence Dec. 10 on County Road 20 in the Morvin area. More...

Operation Christmas donation

Jake Brown, representing John Brown's State Farm Insurance Agency, donates teddy bears to Officer Arvis Slack for this year's Operation Christmas toy drive. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Annual Watch Night service at Good Hope Missionary The Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Salitpa will have their annual Watch Night service on Monday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. The Rev. Johnnie Cox will deliver the Wight Night Message. More...

Sports

Looking back at 2007

January •Jackson Academy's Kayla Coleman and Bailey Pringle signed scholarships to play softball at Alabama Southern Community College along with Jackson High School's Lynn Porter. More...

Aggies breeze through Christmas Classic

Sixth-ranked JHS goes 4-0 on the week to improve to 10-3

The Jackson Aggies improved to 10-3 on the year with wins over Leroy, C.V. Bethel, C.R. Walker and the Bahamas over the holidays. "We played well over the week," Aggie coach Marcus Caster said. More...

Lady Eagles win one, lose one

Coach Mike Garrett's Jackson Academy Lady Eagles thumped rival Clarke County and fell to Sparta to drop to 4-5 overall and 0-1 in area play in the first half of the season. More...

For the Record

Curtis Armstead

Curtis Armstead, age 85, a native and resident of the Allen community of Grove Hill, died Dec. 22, 2007 at the William F. Green Veteran's Home in Bay Minette. He spent his younger years in Richmond, Ind. More...

Looking Back on 2008

Looking back at 2007

Clarke County

Jan. 4 *The grand finale for the "Get Lost In Jackson" weight loss program was conducted at the Jackson High School gym. Participants in the program lost a combined 10,000 pounds. More...

Washington County

Jan. 4 *Ciba Corporation in McIntosh waited to review a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which would require them to clean up a larger area of DDT contamination than was originally planned. More...