March 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire smokes up Highway 43

The Jackson Fire Department responded to a fire on U.S. Highway 43 at the old pallet plant located just south of Preschoolers Unlimited, Monday, March 24, shortly before 2 p.m. More...

Randy Davidson honored for 25 years of volunteer service

Wearing more than one hat is not unusual for any member of McIntosh's Davidson clan, and Randy Davidson is no exception. Davidson was honored Thursday, March 20, for 25 years of volunteer service to the McIntosh Rescue Squad. More...

Easter no holiday for WashCo firefighters

A large number of south Washington County volunteer firefighters had to put aside spending Easter with their families to battle a number of fires in the Saint Town area. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Good Hope Baptist hosts spring revival The Good Hope Baptist Church in Walker Springs will host their annual Spring Revival April 2-4 at 7 nightly. Guest speaker on Wednesday will be the Rev. Robert Taylor, pastor of Antioch A.M.E. More...

The finish line is in sight; don't give up before it's crossed

Romans 8:18 "For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us." At times life seems to be an uphill struggle and it causes some people to give up just before More...

To perform at First Baptist

The Master's Men Quartet will be in concert at First Baptist Church, Jackson on Sunday, March 30, in the morning worship service. More...

Education

Odom awarded scholarship

Garrison Odom, 8th grade student at Jackson Middle School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to the University of South Alabama as well as a $100 Savings Bond for being the most valuable player in the Regional Scholars Bowl Tournament in Mobile on Mar More...

Photo

Recently, Mrs. Schell's fifth grade class at Jackson Academy dressed as the main biography characters in the book each student read. More...

Coffeeville honor roll students announced

The following students have been announced as having achieved the honor roll at Coffeeville High School. First Grade All As: Alicia Cowan, Kiara Cunningham, Raymond Jackson, Miracle McRae and Dylan Phillips. More...

People

BTAPC to present 'The Foreigner'

Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Company's production of "The Foreigner" will be presented March 29 through April 4 in Gilbertown. There will be no show on Wednesday night. Curtain will be at 8 p.m. More...

Stork Report

Jaycee Marie Pezent Mr. and Mrs. Chad Pezent (nee Laura Miller) of Theodore, announce the birth of a daughter, Jaycee Marie, March 19, 2008 at the Mobile Infirmary. She weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. and was 19-1/2 inches long. More...

Cards of Thanks

The family of Clara Mae Sheffield acknowledges with deep appreciation your love and prayers at the loss of our loved one. Thank you to all the nurses at Jackson Medical Center, and Doctors Stevens, Ellis and Scott. More...

Long announces re-election bid

Jackson Mayor Richard Long formally announced this week that he would seek a third term in the Aug. 26 municipal election. More...

Harrell graduates FBI National Academy Program

Jackson Police Deputy Chief Mark Harrell was among 280 law enforcement officers from around the world to graduate, March 14, from the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) National Academy Program conducted at Quantico, Va. More...

Fugitive caught by McIntosh Police

A work release inmate who ran away from a Washington County trash pickup crew is once again behind bars. More...

Judge upset by registrars office's woes

That there are problems in the registrars office in Washington County is a giant understatement. More...

News

LifeLine calls it quits

JETS will cover entire county

Jackson Emergency Transport Services (JETS) says it will provide ambulance service for the entire county in the wake of the closing of LifeLine Paramedics of Thomasville. More...

HealthActions converts pool to saltwater

Actions its pool from a regular chlorinated pool to saltwater, reducing the odor and other negative effects of chlorine. According to Health Actions ' Renee Cooper, the conversion has a number of advantages. More...

Hunt seeks re-election to District 4 commission seat

Joe Hunt, District Four Clarke County Commissioner, is running for a second term. "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of District Four for allowing me to serve as a County Commissioner for the past 4 years. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Re-enactors association to be subject of historical society The Clarke County Re-enactor's Association will be the featured speakers for the March meeting of the Clarke County Historical Society. More...

Editorials

Special section promotes bright 'Outlook'

This issue of The South Alabamian is considerably larger than usual, I hope you have noticed. More...

Can't put genie back in the bottle

"You can't put the genie back in the bottle," someone observed of the lawsuit trying to overturn alcohol sales in tiny Cedar Bluff up in Cherokee County in north Alabama. More...

Letter to the Editor

U.S. Attorney corrects statements made in Bob Martin's column

Dear Editor, I am writing to respond to the false statements contained in Bob Martin's column on March 13. First, a small point, I am the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, not the Middle. More...

Sports

Aggies sweep Escambia; improve to 2-0 in area

The Jackson Aggies improved to 15-3 on the season with wins over Washington County and Escambia County this week in baseball. "We are playing pretty good right now," Aggie coach Jason Jones said. More...

UAB offers Leroy QB full scholarship for football

Clint Moseley, quarterback from Leroy is getting noticed by several schools. He was excited Tuesday when his team won an area baseball game and the first scholarship offer finally arrived. . More...

Former Aggie standout still bleeds 'purple and gold'

Former Jackson star Lev Holly continues to have success on the playing field long after his days as a player for the Aggies. The 1998 JHS graduate lettered in football, baseball and basketball. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Herman L. Akridge Herman L. Akridge, 57, died March 17, 2008 at the Washington County Infirmary in Chatom. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Brandon Payne, 25, of McIntosh was arrested March 17 and charged with failure to appear on a speeding charge, driving with a revoked license and insta More...