March 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

CCARC: Celebrating 35 years of success

To be successful at what you do you need to learn to evolve with whatever changes need to be made. That's exactly what Clarke County ARC has done. More...

Spring Jubilee offers a day of family fun

This year's Spring Jubilee, hosted by Clarke County ARC (CCARC) Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its facility at 501 Forest Avenue, Jackson, offers plenty of fun activities along with some new features. More...

Drill to simulate disaster at LHS

The Leroy Fire Department met with school, emergency and law enforcement personnel Thursday, March 6, to begin coordinating a realistic disaster drill, which will take place at Leroy High School (LHS) in April. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Preschool registration at First Baptist Jackson Registration for the 2008-2009 school year is in progress at First Baptist Church in Jackson for their weekday preschool program. Classes offered are 4K for children who will be 4 before Sept. More...

Longing for God more than anything else

Psalm 63:1 "O God, thou are my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is." A boy watched a holy man praying on the banks of a river. More...

First Assembly to host largest Tri County Easter Egg Hunt

Jackson First Assembly of God will host the annual Tri County's Largest Easter Egg Hunt on March 15 at 10 a.m. The kids will be provided with free coke and popcorn and more than 4,000 eggs. There will be three grand prize eggs per age division. More...

Education

Miss Eagle Pride chosen

Ashton McCully, center, was crowned Miss Eagle Pride at Jackson Academy's Miss Eagle Pride pageant, Friday, March 7. More...

Jr. Miss Eagle Pride winners

Jackson Academy's Jr. Miss Eagle Pride winners from left are: 2nd runner-up, Julie Anne Jacobs; 1st runner-up, Maggie Whitehead; Jr. Miss Eagle Pride, Ashlee Foster; 3rd runner-up, Ivy Bethea; 4th runner-up and Miss Congeniality, Caroline Goldman. More...

Local youth visit Alabama's Capitol, learn about leadership and lawmaking

Clarke-Washington EMC sponsored local high school students to attend the 2008 Alabama Rural Electric Association's Montgomery Youth Tour. More...

Sports

JA knocks off SCA, falls to Marengo

Jackson Academy Eagles drop to 4-5 after splitting the week on diamond

The Jackson Academy Eagles knocked off the South Choctaw Rebels and fell to Marengo to fall to 4-5 on the 2008 season. "We aren't playing consistent enough," Eagle coach Bobby Carpenter said. More...

Lady Aggies improve to 9-5

The Jackson Lady Aggies softball team improved to 9-5 after winning five games this weekend in a tournament in Andalusia. More...

Jackson High School tennis teams kick off 2008 season

Jackson High School kicked off its girls and boys tennis team's season Feb. 26 in Satsuma. They played six single boys and girls matches and three double boys and girls matches. More...

Teen confesses to burning young child

A 14-year-old juvenile has reportedly confessed to intentionally burning a 3-year-old child he was babysitting according to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge. Last week Burge reported that Officer Carey Slayton and Inv. More...

Judge's defense: 'Diminished capacity'

A local circuit judge accused of ethical misconduct has cited "diminished capacity" as a defense to 60 charges brought before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary. More...

Some of the people we've featured

Toyki King enjoys every activity in which he is involved, from picking up trash in local parking lots to visiting with his friends, singing, attending church with his mother and playing with his two dogs. More...

County told 'no' by town of McIntosh

The only problem encountered by the Washington County Commission in designating polling locations was in McIntosh where the mayor and city council refused to allow the commission to use the volunteer fire station as a voting center. More...

Change in grant money distribution will help sheriff's department

Chief Deputy Terry Beasley presented the Washington County Commission, Monday, a request from Sheriff Richard Stringer that grant monies for overtime pay for personnel working traffic stops and other after hour duties be put into the bookkeeping sy More...

News

Traffic signals to be upgraded

The traffic signals in Jackson will be upgraded thanks to the approval of an agreement between the city of Jackson and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), during the Tuesday, March 11, city council meeting. More...

Renovation begins as new bank comes to town

Temporary covers embossed with "Capstone Bank" shroud the former SouthWest Bank of Alabama signs and renovation work has already started at the Jackson office. Capstone Bancshares, Inc. More...

Wilkins announces candidacy

Jamie Wilkins, of Jackson, has announced his candidacy for license commissioner in Clarke County. He will run on the Republican ticket. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Wagarville community hosts Easter egg hunt The community of Wagarville will host a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 15. The hunt will take place in the Wagarville Park, with the fun beginning at 2 p.m. More...

Editorials

Tanker contract another win for Alabama

On Feb. 29, 2008, the United States Air Force announced that the Northrop Grumman/EADS team won the contract to assemble and modify our military's next generation of air refueling tankers, known as the KC-45. More...

Area needs a water plan

Guest Column

Tornados and violent weather have been frequent occurrences this winter, and experts say the trend may continue through spring. More...

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People

Slayton honored with bridal showers

Jenilee Slayton of Tuscaloosa, daughter of Terri and Wayne Slayton of Jackson and brideelect of Dru Powell, son of Gwen and Danny Powell of Leroy, was recently honored with several parties. More...

Charli Gill crowned homecoming queen at Southern Union Feb. 21

Charli Gill of Jackson was crowned homecoming queen during Southern Union State Community College's annual homecoming festivities Feb. 21 on the Wadley campus. More...

FUMC Chancel Choir to present Easter concert

The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church will sing its annual Easter concert at the Salitpa United Methodist Church on Sunday, March 16 at 3 p.m. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Henry Edd Roberts Henry Edd "Bubba" Roberts, died March 8, 2008 at his residence in Coffeeville at the age of 67. More...

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Joe James Roberts, to Linda S. More...

Arrests reported by Clarke Sheriff's office

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of Feb. 26 through March 11 include: Damon Lewis Smith, 32, probation violation, arrested by Life- Tech. Thomas Lewis Bogan, 22, probation violation, arrested by Life- Tech. More...