January 17, 2008 RSS feed / News

AEC changes its name, not its objective

For more than 66 years, Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AEC) has served as a reliable wholesale power provider for 16 electric cooperatives and four municipal systems. Beginning Jan. More...

Pine City Ambassadors attend economic development workshop

The Pine City Ambassadors attended an Economic Development workshop on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Boise's Training Center. Guest speakers included Mayor Richard Long and Debra Bolen, Clarke County Economic Development Partnership's executive director. More...

Literacy coalition members receive training

On Dec. More...

Eagle Scout restores cemetery, honors soldiers

The wind gently rippled the flags as the sun cast lights and shadows on Bell-Brewer Cemetery off Highway 154 in the New Prospect Community on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 13. More...

New exhibit opens at Exploreum

"Our Body: The Universe Within," an awe-inspiring blockbuster exhibit featuring actual human bodies, opened Jan. 11 at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. More...

Gets first deer

Zach Gregson, age 10, killed his first deer Saturday, Jan. 12 while hunting with his dad, Tim Gregson. He shot the button buck with a .243 rifle that was a Christmas gift from his uncle Kevin Moree Jr. More...

WashCo and town of McIntosh receive mosquito control grants

Kendall Bush of the Alabama Department of Public Health announces that Washington County and the town of McIntosh have received grants totaling $33,091.20 and $4,565.80 respectively. More...

Wagarville woman faces drug charges

A Wagarville woman faces drug charges following her arrest by McIntosh Police Jan. 12. Amanda Brook Sullivan, 27, of Wagarville was stopped on U.S. Highway 43 for a traffic violation, around 8:15 p.m., by McIntosh Police Officer Brad Singleton. More...

Destin Energy to build steam producing plant within Ciba complex

The Washington County Commission met for the first time this year on Jan. 14 with a full agenda, with one of the items bringing smiles all around. More...

Checkpoints net 115 citations/arrests

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported a number of citations and arrests for various violations during several checkpoints in the county over the weekend. The checkpoints were conducted at several locations on highways 45 and 43. More...

Millry Town Council votes to raise salaries

Members of the Millry Town Council voted Monday night to increase the salaries of the mayor and council who will serve during the next administration. This is an election year. More...

Residents to get new trash carts

The Washington County Solid Waste Authority (WCSWA) met on Jan. 14 and chairman Allen Bailey reported a $82,414.01 balance and the acquisition of five new residential accounts. 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...

Help with power bills offered by CAA

The Community Action Agency (CAA) of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh counties are processing applications to assist lowincome families with their heating bills. More...

Jackson Woman's Club conducts first luncheon of the new year

The Jackson Woman's Club conducted their first luncheon and meeting of the new year Jan. 8 at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Five-county economic development agency created with merger

Regionalism was the word of the day Monday in Monroeville as the Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership and the Coastal Gateway Economic Development Agency announced a merger that will create the first five-county economic development group i More...

Attorney generals across U.S. reach agreement with MySpace

Alabama Attorney General Troy King and 49 other attorneys general announced this week that MySpace has agreed to significant steps to better protect children on its Web site, including creation of a broadbased task force to explore and develop age More...

Native American artifact show is Jan. 27 in Jackson

Those interested in prehistoric Native American history should plan on attending a free artifact show Jan. 27, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Bags first buck

John Michael Lowery, son of the late John Lowery, bagged his first buck while on a family hunting trip Thanksgiving weekend. John Michael was joined on the hunt by his cousins Blake, Jake and Austin Lowery. More...

Garris shoots bear

Reid Garris, age 10, killed this bear while hunting with his dad, Dan "JJ" and friends in North Carolina the weekend before Thanksgiving. He shot the 350 lb. bear with a .44 Magnum. More...

South county sewerage project to be completed in phases

There were 30 people in attendance on Jan. 9 at the McIntosh City Hall for the fourth meeting toward creating a sewerage system in the lower end of Washington County. More...

Sheriff touts accomplishments of first year in office

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer completed his first year in office this week and pointed to a number of accomplishments made by and within the department during the past 12 months. More...

Consolidation hot topic at school board meeting

The Washington County Board of Education met Jan. 15 at the Chatom City Hall and an item not on the published agenda created the most comments. More...

Loper kills first deer

Matthew Loper, 10, son of Beverly and Derek Loper of St. Stephens, killed his first deer, a spike, while hunting with his dad Jan. 1. He killed the buck with his Winchester model 88 chambered in 250-3000. (Photo submitted) More...

Perform at Capital One Bowl

The Leroy High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders performed in the pregame show at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on New Years Day. They were invited by UCA to be part of the pre-game show due to their success at cheer camp last summer. More...