February 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

DuBose's request for stay in ethics case denied

Attorneys representing Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose on charges of ethics violations, filed a motion to extend the 30- day deadline for answering the complaint of the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission on Feb. 20. More...

Convicted teacher remains on BOE payroll

The Washington County Board of Education met Feb. 22 and took care of several items of business, but releasing classroom teacher Charlene Schmitz from her contract and pay was not one of them. Schmitz was convicted in federal court on Feb. More...

Jail oven stays on for 10 years

It may not sound like a big deal that a new stove was recently purchased for the Washington County Jail, but it may drastically change what the county has been paying for gas service, seeing as the old one was not turned off for 10 years. More...

Tickets still available for annual dinner/auction

As of Tuesday, approximately 30 tickets were still available for the annual dinner/auction, from which proceeds go to support the Washington County Public Library. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

'Marvelous Mondays' begin in March Antioch Baptist Church will celebrate Marvelous Monday Nights, March 3-31. There will be a different speaker each Monday night at 7 with special music and singing. The Rev. More...

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The Rev. Micheal Howard was guest speaker at the Annual Old Ship of Zion program, Sunday, Feb. 24 at Old Saint Matthew Baptist Church in Choctaw Bluff. Howard is pastor of the True Light Baptist Church in Mobile. More...

Roadmaster - junk or jewel?

Inspiration Point

There it was in the Autotrader. "1994 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon" with 66,061 miles and a price of $4,400. Could this be the vehicle God was leading us to? More...

Editorials

Democrats could be hurt by constant bickering

Editor's notes

Sometimes there comes a point in political campaigns when debating of the issues is abandoned or ignored to make way for bickering and namecalling. As of late, we have been witnessing that in the race for the Democratic nomination for president. More...

'Sich is politics'

Rambling & Ruminating

By the time you read this, the so-called Super Tuesday voting will be history, the ballots will have been counted and the country will be one step closer to nominating the next president. More...

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People

Watson - Williams vows exchanged Feb. 2

Carly Renee Williams and Bradley Steven Watson, both of Jackson, were united in marriage Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. The home of Billie Sue and Tommy Windham of Gainestown, aunt and uncle of the bride, was the setting for the outdoor wedding. More...

Bradley - Price announce March 8 wedding plans

Keisha Annette Bradley and David "Peewee" Price, both of Jackson, announce their engagement and impending wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ann Bradley of Jackson and the late Robert L. Bradley Jr. More...

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Daniel Shane Jordan Mr. and Mrs. Dale Jordan (nee Amanda Shields) of Villa Rica, Ga., announce the birth of a son, Daniel Shane, Feb. 15, 2008, 1:13 p.m. at Cobb Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He weighed 7 lbs., 5 oz. and was 18-1/2 inches long. More...

City names new parks director

During the Tuesday, Feb. 26 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Public Works Director Kevin Woodson introduced the city's newest employee, Parks and Recreation Director DeWayne Byrd. More...

Boise sale becomes final

The sale of Boise's paper operations, including the Jackson mill and sheeter plant, was completed Friday. More...

Success can have different meanings for different people

Success has different levels for each one of us. For Clarke County ARC (CCARC) client Jane Millsap, it meant coming home after an injury that completely changed her way of life. More...

Effort under way to revitalize Wagarville park

By Lynn Pace

The community of Wagarville has begun an effort to give local children a fun, new place to play by revitalizing the playground and softball field at the old Wagarville School. More...

News

Two injured in head-on crash on Forest Avenue

For the second time in two weeks injuries resulted from a head-on crash on Forest Avenue in Jackson. According to Police Chief Charles Burge, the crash occurred around 8:19 p.m., Feb. More...

Firefighters get driver's training

Jackson firefighters were given the opportunity to participate in driver's training via a driving simulator at the downtown fire station Feb. 12-13. More...

Still no decision on health care services for Clarke County Jail

The Clarke County Commission again tabled plans for a new health care plan at the County Jail. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Workshop at Kimbell House The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a High Impact Marketing Workshop Thursday, March 6, 5:30 p.m. at the Kimbell House for area businesses. More...

Education

GES Students of the Month

Gillmore Elementary School announces the following February Students of the Month. More...

Donates to park

The Jackson Interact Club recently donated $650 to Pine City Park. Zeb Ramey, right, presented the check to Steve James and Nancy McDonald. More...

Sports

Lady Demons roll into state finals

McIntosh, Spring Garden meet Wednesday to decide Class 1A state championship

The Lady Demons of McIntosh punched the ticket for Birmingham in dramatic fashion as Xavier Barnes hit the game winning shot for a 62-61 victory over third-ranked J.F. Shields Friday afternoon in Troy in the finals of the South Regional Tournament. More...

Time for change at the Capstone

SPORTS REPORT

I have gone back and forth all week on whether to chime in on the sinking ship that is the Alabama basketball program, but Sunday's embarrassing loss to a less-than-spectacular Auburn squad made my final decision easy. More...

Lady Aggies off to hot start in softball

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies are off to a fast start with a 4-2 record in 2008. Jackson 5, Excel 1 JHS opened the season with a 5-1 victory over Excel Tuesday, Feb. 19. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Peggy Arlene Cox Peggy Arlene Cox, a native of Plateau and resident of Leroy, died in an area health care facility Feb. 23, 2008. She was 72 years of age. Mrs. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include. Gina Lancaster, 42, unauthorized use of vehicle, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Anthony Davis Jr., 28, of Wagarville was taken into custody Feb. 19 for a court appearance. *Larry D. Kimble, 48, of McIntosh was arrested Feb. More...