March 6, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Area leaders excited about tanker plant announcement

The announcement Feb. 29 by the U.S. Air Force that Northrop Grumman Corp. More...

Wreck injures one

According to Alabama State Troopers' reports, Doyle Randall Busby of Chickasaw, was injured as a result of a two-vehicle wreck on U.S. 43 in Calvert, around 3:30 p.m., Monday, March 3. More...

Bogus info leads to arrests

Two men face drug possession charges following a traffic stop by McIntosh Police in the early morning hours of March 2. According to McIntosh Police Capt. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Men and Women's Day celebration on March 9 Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Men and Women's Day Sunday, March 9 at 12 noon. Bro. Johnny and Sis. Marilyn Berry will be the guest speakers. The Rev. More...

God has a perfect plan for your life

Esther 2:17 "And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Singing at Grace Chapel There will be a singing Saturday, March 15, 6 p.m. at Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville. All are encouraged to come and take part. For more information call 276-3957. More...

Editorials

If it sounds crazy, it probably is!

I'm a big fan of newspaper comics. I think the "funny papers" offer not only muchneeded humor but also a little insight into life. "The Born Loser" is a favorite and a recent Sunday panel touched on a topic I've been thinking about. More...

Alabama is in a position to weather economic storms

Guest Editorial

Concerns for the U.S. economy can be heard from coast to coast as the housing market slows, energy prices rise, and the unemployment rate starts to inch higher. More...

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People

Sheffield - Kaplan wedding plans announced

Randal Scott Sheffield and Sonia Clanton Sheffield of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jami Virginia, to Michael Adam Kaplan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jay Kaplan, all of Nashville. More...

Jennifer Deas feted with pre-wedding events

Jennifer K. Deas, bride-elect of Johnny Nichols, was the guest of honor at a miscellaneous bridal shower Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008 at the home of the Melinda and Bill Bailey in Wagarville. Hosting the event with Mrs. More...

Hunter Cole Ramsey

Crystal Lynn Ramsey of Fulton announces the birth of a son, Hunter Cole, Feb. 6, 2008, 10:33 a.m. at the Jackson Medical Center. He was 8 lbs., 5 oz. and 21 inches long. Grandparents are Patricia and Alvin Ramsey of Fulton. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Trisha Armistead Harrison Trisha Armistead Harrison, a native of Jackson and resident of Butler, died Feb. 28, 2008 at a health care facility in Butler. She was 62 years of age. A secretary for Scotch Lumber Company, Ms. More...

Jackson Municipal Court Records

Jackson Municipal Court records for Feb. 21 The Jackson Municipal Court has provided the following information from the records of Feb. 21: Timmie Jackson, resisting arrest, guilty; failure to obey lawful order, guilty. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Preston Steale, 54, of Millry was arrested Feb. 25 and charged with failure to appear. He was ordered to pay $347.50. More...

JPD investigating scalding of 3 year old

Jackson Police are investigating an incident in which a 3-year-old child was burned in a tub of scalding water at a residence in the 300 block of Church Street. More...

Goal at CCARC is to help people discover their true potential

Sometimes people have to move on to reach their full potential in life. Such was the case with Michael Rotton, who formerly received services from Clarke County ARC (CCARC). More...

CCARC accepts proclamation

March was declared as "National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month" in Clarke County by the county commission. This year marks the 35th anniversary of CCARC (Clarke County Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc.). More...

Judge upholds jury's verdict against Schmitz

U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose, last week, upheld the guilty verdict of former Leroy High School teacher Charlene Schmitz, who was convicted of child enticement charges Feb. 22. More...

Annual library auction draws large crowd

The theme of the 15th Annual Art Auction and Dinner, Feb. 29, at the Chatom Community Center was "Catch the Reading Bug." Proceeds from the event go to the Washington County Public Library. More...

News

Toddtown raids result in several drug arrests

Two search warrants were executed by local law enforcement in the Toddtown community Friday, Feb. 29. More...

Rings bell at New York Stock Exchange

At far left, Bob Day, of Boise's Jackson paper mill and Duane Schaer of the company's Salt Lake City corrugated plant, joined CEO Alexander Toeldte, CFO Rob McNutt, Aldabra representatives and their guests, March 4, on the podium of the New York Stoc More...

Clarke BOE accepts $62,419 bid for CCHS baseball/softball bleachers

The Clarke County Board of Education last Thursday approved the lone $62,419 bid for aluminum seating for the new Clarke County High School baseball and softball fields. More...

Education

JA students are top spellers

Anderson wins county spelling bee Michael Anderson, a seventh grader at Jackson Academy, won the Clarke County Spelling Bee Feb. 8 at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

Farm City Poster Contest winners

The Washington County ALFAYoung Farmers announced the winners of their Farm City Poster Contest. The contest is held to promote agriculture in the classroom. More...

JMS students visit Gillmore

Twenty-one seventh grade students from Jackson Middle School traveled across town to Gillmore Elementary School to read to the students there. More...

Sports

Lady Eagles win Monroe tournament

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles softball team improved to 3-3 on the season after winning two of three games this weekend in Monroeville to win the Monroe Academy Tournament. More...

Aggies improve to 8-2

Jackson riding five-game winning streak behind hot hitting

Jackson found their bats this weekend as the Aggies (8-2) swept through Millry, Demopolis, Excel, Sweet Water and Clarke County in the Tombigbee Classic. More...

Bears perfect 7-0 in Tombigbee Classic

The Leroy Bears are off to a great start on the 2008 season. Coach Danny Powell's squad just finished up a perfect (7-0) run in the Tombigbee Classic as the Bears look for a repeat of last season's 2A state championship. More...