February 14, 2008 RSS feed / 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...

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...

Ribbon cut at new Ergon Trucking terminal

City officials and members of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce joined Ergon Trucking company officials for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company's new trucking terminal on Clolinger Road in the Paul Parham Industrial Park, Feb. 7. More...

Dinner/auction raises money for Regional Child Advocacy Center

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County votes to join Metro Development Authority

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a resolution to join in the creation of the Metro Development Authority of Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia, Washington and Clarke County. The authority will have an 18- member board of directors. More...

WashCo officials meet with governor

Washington County officials attended an informal meeting in Jackson, Monday, Feb. 11, hosted by State Representative Marc Keahey. Also present were Gov. Bob Riley, U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner and public officials throughout the region. More...

Several charged with illegal drug possession

AFlorida man was arrested by McIntosh Police, Friday, Feb. 8, and faces multiple drug and firearm possession charges. Russell Lynn Bourdon, 47, of Masaryktown, Fla. was arrested during a traffic stop around 4:30 p.m. More...

Melissa Coxwell joins U.S. Army Reserve

Melissa S. Coxwell has joined the United States Army Reserve under the Delayed Training Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay reporting for basic military training for up to 270 days. More...

WashCo Public Library to host book-signing

Each year, the Washington County Public Library features an Alabama author for a book signing in the weeks leading up to the Art Auction. This year's signing will feature Bob Whetstone, author of "Grave Dancin" on Feb. 19 from 2-4 p.m. More...

Chatom adopts ordinances and awards two contracts

The Chatom Town Council awarded two contracts and adopted a revised zoning ordinance during its January meeting. More...

Soccer registration this Saturday in Chatom

The Southern Youth Soccer Association will conduct registratin for spring season Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the soccer fields behind Chatom Elementary School. More...

Deadline for annual AARP 'Best Employers for Workers Over 50' fast approaching

The application deadline for the annual AARP "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" is fast approaching. More...

Separate wrecks injure two

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

New athletic facility for Jackson High approved

Education approved Feb. 7 a bid for construction of a new academic/ athletic complex at the Jackson High School campus. The structure will house dressing rooms and offices for the football and baseball teams as well as featuring classrooms. More...

County Extension Service to offer estate planning workshop

In Clarke County, less than 40 percent of our citizens have made an estate plan for the distribution of their assets after they die. More...

Boise requests mediation in tax dispute

Boise White Paper, L.L.C. has requested that Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter order Boise and the Clarke County Board of Equalization to mediate a tax dispute. More...

No decision yet on medical services for Clarke County Jail

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to table consideration of a contract for medical services at the Clarke County Jail until more study could be done. The commission approved Jan. More...

Salvation Army to conduct $10 bag sale

The Salvation Army store in downtown Jackson will conduct a $10 bag sale today (Thursday) through Saturday. More...

Car destroyed by fire

Jackson firefighters extinguished an automobile fire on East Clinton Street Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7. The Ford, owned by Lily House of Jackson, was totally destroyed. (SA photo by Evan Carden) More...

Commissioners to try 1-cent tax vote again

It was not on the agenda and there was no action taken, but it was a familiar refrain for Washington County: a vote on a 1-cent sales and use tax. And it came up again in the commission meeting of Feb. 11. More...

Andy Webb honored

Andy Webb of Calvert was recently honored by the Alabama Farmers Federation for his service on the organization's State Bee and Honey Committee. More...

Plays at McCain gathering

Local recording artist, Andrew Tyler, was rencently given the distinct honor of playing for Senator John McCain and a large number of his contributors at an event conducted at the senator's Arizona ranch. More...

ThyssenKrupp names communications director

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, LLC, recently announced that it has hired a director of communications to oversee communications and government relations for the carbon steel segment of its new carbon steel and stainless steel facility being developed in C More...

WCHS Baseball Alumni Day is Feb. 16

The Third Annual Washington County High School (WCHS) Baseball Alumni Day will be Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m., at the WCHS baseball field. Activities will include a home run contest and a game between the 2008 baseball team and the alumni. More...