January 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson family challenges residents to collect school supplies for Iraqi students

One Jackson family has taken on the task of spearheading an effort to collect school supplies for Iraqi school children. More...

McIntosh toddler killed in crash

A 2-year-old McIntosh boy was killed in a two-vehicle accident Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 9, just west of Coffeeville. More...

McIntosh resident accused of rape

A McIntosh man is out on $30,000 bond after being accused of raping a woman with whom he is acquainted. Roy Weaver, 27, was arrested Jan. More...

Special Sections

Church

'Disciple Now '08' scheduled at First Baptist Church in Jackson

"Disciple Now '08" is scheduled for Jan. 25-27 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. This is an event for youth in grades 6-12 to fellowship, have fun and grow in their relationship with Christ. More...

Wagarville Baptist sponsors Wagarville Park cleanup

A cleanup day had been planned on Saturday, Jan. 26 for the old Wagarville School playground and ballpark. All Wagarville residents and those interested from around the area are asked to come and help restore the park. More...

Joint meeting and rehearsal at Mt. Olive No. 2 Missionary Baptist

All youth and youth counselors of the Free Mission District Association churches are asked to attend a joint meeting and rehearsal Saturday, Jan. 19, 9-11 a.m. at the Mt. Olive No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. More...

Education

UM Spring Preview Day is Feb. 15

High school juniors and seniors and their parents interested in learning about the University of Mobile, a private Christian university in south Alabama, are invited to attend Spring Preview Day on Friday, Feb. 15. More...

JA holiday formal

Jackson Academy's senior class was honored with a holiday formal celebration Saturday, Dec. 29 at the VFW Club in Jackson. The event was hosted by parents. More...

Photo

Ms. Garcia and Mrs. McHargue's first grade classes at Gillmore Elementary School participated in a Christmas in P.J.'s Day in December. The classes wore their pajamas, listened to Christmas stories and made Christmas artwork. More...

People

Wisdom-Furr announce March wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson Wisdom of Tuscaloosa announce the engagement of their daughter, Jana Rebecca, to Andrew Cleo Furr. Mr. Furr is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Cleo Furr of Jackson. More...

Stork Report

Jeremiah Emanuel McConico Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Earl McConico Jr. (nee Danita McKenzie) of Jackson, announce the birth of a son, Jeremiah Emanuel, Nov. 23, 2007, 5:28 p.m. at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile. He weighed 7 lbs., 13 oz. More...

Christmas engagement party given for Wisdom - Furr

Lake Joe Joe in Jackson was the site of a Christmas engagement party for Jana Wisdom and Andy Furr on Dec. 15, 2007. The couple and their guests were served heavy hors d'oeuvres and received a special visit from Santa. More...

Identity theft reported to Jackson Police

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a complaint from a resident of Fairhope who allegedly had her identity stolen by a Jackson resident. More...

Boise tax appeal hearing gets under way

School employees and some county officials were among the spectators Tuesday at a court hearing in Grove Hill on one of Clarke County's largest industry's appeal of its 2006 tax assessments. More...

Annual events to mark MLK Day

Two annual events to celebrate the achievements and vision of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be conducted in Jackson Monday, Jan. 21. The first will be a motorcade that will begin at Joe M. More...

Turner gets two 12-year terms for sodomy

Marion Turner Sr., 67, of Wagarville, was sentenced to serve two concurrent 12-year terms for his conviction of sodomy and sexual abuse last year. Turner received the sentences in Washington County Circuit Court Monday, Jan. 14. More...

Still realizing his dreams

Nursing home resident, 83, teaches himself to read using the Bible

The poet Robert Browning said, "A man's reach should exceed his grasp, else what's a Heaven for." Browning was telling us that no matter what our circumstances, we should go after our aspirations and dreams. More...

WashCo poll workers to be honored tonight in Chatom

Tonight (Thursday), the Washington County Democratic Executive Committee (WC-DEC) will honor the poll workers of Washington County with a covered dish supper at the Chatom Community Center at 7 p.m. More...

News

Judge tells African-Americans to tell their stories

The Clarke County chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference (CCADC) conducted its annual breakfast in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Saturday, Jan. 12, at the National Guard Armory in Jackson. Conservation Officer Sgt. More...

EMA planning second emergency preparedness exercise

The Clarke County Emergency Management Agency plans to sponsor another countywide emergency preparedness exercise in 2008. The problem is a lack of funding from the Federal Department of Homeland Security. More...

Sweet Water man killed in wreck

A Sweet Water man was killed Jan. 10 in a two-vehicle collision west of Monroeville on Highway 84. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

'Disciple Now '08' at First Baptist Church "Disciple Now '08" is scheduled for Jan. 25-27 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. This is an event for youth in grades 6- 12 to fellowship, have fun and grow in their relationship with Christ. More...

Editorials

Remembering Hannah White and John Harrison

Death is never an easy thing to accept. Sometimes we see it coming and have time to brace for it and at other times it rushes up like a bandit and slaps us without warning. More...

Thanks for successful concert

Dear Editor, On behalf of Community Study Club, I wish to express our sincere appreciation to the entire county for all the support received for the Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert. More...

Concerned about stray animals

Dear Editor: What happened to the plans for the new animal shelter that was supposed to be built a few years ago? More...

Sports

Bears torch Flomaton, fall to McIntosh, Bayside

The Leroy Bears were on fire against the Flomaton Hurricane Friday, Jan. 11, winning 71-56 but saw their offense fizzle in losses to McIntosh and Bayside to send the Bears' record to 4-8 on the season. Leroy traveled to McIntosh Tuesday, Jan. More...

Lady Ags win one, lose one to improve to 8-10

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies split this past week's games with a 48-43 win over Escambia County on the road and a 43-39 set-back to Thomasville at home Friday, Jan. 11. JHS traveled to Escambia Tuesday, Jan. More...

Wilcox sweeps Eagles

JA boys, girls fall on the road to Wilcox Academy

The Jackson Academy Eagles' boys and girls varsity basketball teams were swept Tuesday, Jan. 8 at Wilcox Academy. The Eagles boys fell 47-29 after leading 21-15 at intermission. Wesley Harris led the team in scoring with eight points. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

John Turner Harrison Jr. John Turner Harrison Jr., a native and resident of Jackson, died at the age of 76, Jan. 13, 2008, at the Jackson Medical Center. More...

Clarke Co. deeds and marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Jesse Levi Pike, to Sunni Lynn Huggins; James E. Pipkin Jr., to Gwen Moore Price. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County jail include: Jonathan Wade Moss, nonsupport. Eric Wright, probation violation. Spring Sheffield, bad checks, three counts. Trawann Marquis Council, domestic violence, third degree. More...