February 14, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Grove Hill mayor accused of shoplifting

Former Grove Hill Mayor Willie Welch faces theft charges following his arrest at the Wal- Mart Supercenter in Jackson last week. More...

Sheriff receives mobile command units from FBI

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Mobile field office presented two 2002 Forest River trailers to be used as mobile command units, to the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Friday, Feb. 8. Debra K. More...

Friends of the Library plan annual art auction

Showing off some of the items up for auction (seated, L-R) are Betty Purvis, Jackie Davidson and Audrey Henson; standing, Pat Dickey, Dorothy Stryker, Maud Patterson, Janie Stephens, Jessica Ross, Belinda Crouch, Penny Schell, Carolyn Carpenter, Liz More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Revival at Inspirational Tabernacle Prophetess Ramona Armstead will be the guest speaker at a revival at Inspirational Tabernacle COGIC in Jackson Feb. 17 and 22. Pastor Beverly Jackson said the focus of both Sundays will be restoration. More...

Take refuge in the Lord; let Him be your 'Rock'

II SAMUEL 22: 2 "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer" The first part of II Samuel describes David's deliverance from danger at the hands of his enemies. More...

WMBV to conduct Share 2008 fund-raiser

Non-commercial Christian radio station WMBV in Dixons Mills, is getting ready for its annual fund raiser called Share, which will take place Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 26-29. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Scholarship applications available The Jackson Rotary Club has scholarship applications available for all juniors and seniors in Clarke and Washington counties. To be eligible, applications must be post marked and mailed by March 26, 2008. More...

Editorials

Need for county animal shelter is evident

If you drive around Clarke County as much as I do you will see that there is a definite need for a county animal shelter. I have seen many dogs wandering beside the highways, and probably just as many whose lives have ended there. More...

Legislature not sure of Gov. Riley's numbers

House speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, says a lot of legislators don't "feel comfortable" with the budget proposals sent to lawmakers last week. More...

Letter to the Editor

Efforts under way to help clean up litter in Clarke Co.

Dear Editor, I would like to commend Linda Breedlove for the column that she wrote a couple of weeks ago pertaining to the problem of litter along Highway 69. More...

People

Gray-Stricklin plan April vows

Mr. and Mrs. H. Wyatt Gray of Jackson and Destin, Fla. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Elizabeth, to Brandon Hughes Stricklin, son of Barbara Stricklin of Ft. Walton Beach and the late Robert E. Stricklin. More...

Stork Report

Henry Hopper Akins Mr. and Mrs. Chris Akins (nee Avery Rhodes) of Calera, announce the birth of a son, Henry Hopper, Dec. 6, 2007. He weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz. Grandparents are Ramona and Mike Rhodes of Selma. Greatgrandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...

North - Harvey announce final plans

Final plans have been announced for the marriage of Allison Mary North and Russell Lee Harvey for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2:30 in the afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mobile. Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. More...

Texas man found dead at Royal Inn

The body of a Texas man was discovered in a room at the Royal Inn in Jackson, Wednesday, Feb. 6. More...

Appeal made to help 'Yeller' recover and find a home

Dr. Selina Crocker, a veterinarian at the Pine City Vet Clinic, is appealing to the public to help with the recovery of an injured yellow labrador retriever recently brought to the clinic. More...

Chemical spill at Ciba injures one

Sheriff says he wasn't notified early enough

Ciba Corporation has confirmed that the McIntosh facility experienced a vapor release containing hydrochloric acid, around 6:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 11. More...

Schmitz trial begins

The trial of a Leroy High School teacher accused of enticing a child by computer and enticing a child by cell phone was set to begin in Federal Court in Mobile this week. More...

News

Study shows consolidation solution to improving local health care

During Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council, Mayor Richard Long read a report from consultant Ralph Hobbs concerning the search for a potential buyer that would improve the hospital in Jackson. More...

Separate wrecks injure two

Two separate, recently, wrecks on U.S. Highway 43 caused minor injuries to two people. More...

Stephens seeks re-election as schools superintendent

Gerald H. Stephens has announced his intention to seek re-election as Clarke County Superintendent of Education. He is nearing the completion of four four-year terms. "I am again asking for your support in my bid for re-election. More...

Education

Gov. Bob Riley addresses assembly at Jackson Academy

Governor Bob Riley visited Jackson Academy Monday, Feb. 8. Logan Barnes, SGA president along with fellow students Corey Arnold, Cecilia Caldwell, Dent Beard and Corwren Horton escorted Gov. More...

Escort governor

JA students (L-R) Dent Beard, Corwren Horton, Logan Barnes, Cecilia Caldwell and Corey Arnold were selected to escort Gov. Riley into the gym for an assembly Monday, Feb. 8. More...

Students make Valentine cards

These Gillmore Elementary School first graders made Valentine cards for AseraCare Hospice patients. From left are: Brianna Brunson, Nicholas Handly, Taylor Slayton, Iryon Nixon, Caroline Overstreet, Chastain Wright and Gaines Odom. More...

Sports

Aggies fall to THS in 4A Area 1 tournament

The Jackson Aggies boys basketball team fell just short of winning the Class 4A Area 1 Tournament championship with a 69-65 loss to Thomasville Monday, March 11 in Jackson. More...

Area teams advance to sub-state

It seems that our area teams are peaking at the right time with almost all of them advancing to the sub-regionals this weekend in round ball action. More...

Lady Aggies win 4A Area 1

Jackson High School's Lady Aggies won the 4A Area 1 Championship with a 40-35 win over arch-rival Thomasville Saturday night in Thomasville. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Doris Gartman Tarver Doris Jewel Gartman Tarver, a longtime resident of McIntosh, died Feb. 11, 2008 in a health care facility in Baton Rouge, La. More...

Clarke deeds, marriage licenses published

Marriage license applications Naresh P. Dobariya, to Nayana Radadiya; John Ivey Reid Jr., to Rachel Renee Bradley; William E. Ausbon, to Toshika T. Allen. More...

Jackson Municipal Court Records

The following information has been released by the Jackson Municipal Court for the court hearings of Feb. 7. Danny Simon, domestic violence harassment, dismiss on payment of cost. Christopher Moseley, harassment, guilty. More...