April 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

South seeks re-election to Jackson Council

Paul South has announced that he will seek re-election to the District 2 Place 1 Jackson City Council position. More...

Leroy H.S. teacher terminated

Schmitz to appear in WashCo court in May

During its regular meeting, March 27, the Washington County Board of Education terminated the contract of Charlene Schmitz, a teacher who was convicted in federal court Feb. More...

Former task force agent's tactics being questioned

A video that has been aired numerous times on a Mobile television station's news broadcast has launched an investigation into whether or not a now former member of the First Judicial Drug Task Force (Task Force One) used excessive force in apprehen More...

Special Sections

Church

What He's done for others, He can do for you

Psalm 32:1-2 "Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. More...

Forest Avenue Easter musical

On Easter Sunday, the Forest Avenue Baptist Church Choir, under the direction of Christy Beech, presented the musical, "In Christ Alone." The church drama group presented a living interpretation of the Easter Story. More...

Church Calendar

Pastor Williams installed at Old St. Matthew The membership of Old St. Matthew Baptist Church in Choctaw Bluff invites the community to the celebration and installment of Pastor Darryl Williams, Sunday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Get all the facts before coming to a conclusion

Sometimes there are instances when the entire story is not told at first, leading many people to reach the wrong conclusions. More...

Fewer candidates seek local political offices these days

The deadline to qualify for county offices up for election this year is Friday at 5 p.m. and so far only a handful of candidates have thrown their hats in the ring. More...

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People

'Injoy' simulcast April 18 features Andy Andrews

Andy Andrews, a nationally known comedian and author who has family ties to Jackson, will be one of several motivational speakers for the "Injoy" simulcast broadcast scheduled for Friday, April 18 at the Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. More...

Fleming - Godbold announce wedding plans

Gina Wilson Holloway and Michael Pomroy Fleming announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kimberly Nicole Fleming of Orange Beach to Joshua McDowell Godbold, also of Orange Beach, the son of Celia Godbold of Monroeville an More...

Broiled Brown-Sugar Bananas

A sweet, satisfying dessert with just four basic ingredients. COOK: 5 minutes TOTAL: 10 minutes MAKES: 4 servings 4 ripe medium bananas, unpeeled 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon lower-fat margarine 1/8 teaspoon ground More...

Local alcohol may be saved

The Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill Tuesday to allow any municipalities in the state- regardless of population- to vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages. The vote was 46-38 with Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, and Rep. More...

Genetic disorder causes 2 year old to fight for her life

Kira Noel Wilkerson is fighting for her life against a genetic disorder that causes benign tumors to invade her nervous system. More...

Burglar strikes Leroy Post Office

Video may help capture suspect

County and federal officers are investigating the burglary of the U.S. Post Office in Leroy, which occurred Saturday, March 29. More...

ECI Gears up for 7th annual Springtacular Celebration

Staff and volunteers are preparing for the Springtacular Celebration to benefit Exceptional Children Incorporation (ECI). The event will be conducted at the Chatom Community Center on April 12. More...

News

SWAIA to host workshop

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA) monthly meeting will be Tuesday, April 15, 6-8 p.m. at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Time is running out to qualify for June Primary

The clock is ticking toward the deadline to qualify for elected offices on the June 3 primary ballot. So far, there is only one contested primary race and two matches for the general election in November. More...

Nellie Edge honored with retirement reception

Former Jackson Nutrition Center Director Nellie Edge (front, seated) was honored with a retirement reception Thursday, March 27 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Relay for Life captains' meeting presented at Boise There will be a Jackson Relay for Life captain's meeting on Tuesday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Boise Training Center. More...

Education

JHS Class of 1954

Jackson High School's class of 1954 met March 15 at the Magnolia in Grove Hill. More...

Collect supplies for children in Iraq

Jackson Academy's SGA took the "Sayne Challenge" and held a school supply drive from Feb. 4 - 15. Altogether the school collected over 360 lbs. of supplies to ship to the children in Iraq. In the picture along with the Saynes are the school winners. More...

Alabama Southern to host 11th Annual Writers Symposium

The Alabama Writers Symposium celebrates its 11th anniversary in Monroeville, Thursday, May 1 through Saturday, May 3. More...

Sports

Millry wins county tourney; Bears finish second

The Millry Wildcats breezed through the Washington County tournament to improve to 23-5 on the season, winning the county championship in the process. Leroy had a strong performance with the Lady Bears only losses coming at the hands of the No. More...

County tournament action

A Fruitdale runner slides under the tag of a Washington County infielder. (Photo by Bruce Hansen) More...

Bears blank Southern Choctaw

The Leroy Lady Bears blanked the Southern Choctaw Indians 7-0 Tuesday, March 25. Meg Smith and Heather Ryland combined to toss a nohitter in the game. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Johnie Lamar Brown Johnie Lamar Brown, 80, died March 26, 2008 at his Fruitdale residence. He was a native of Fruitdale and a resident of Panama City, Fla. A self-employed stump wood contractor, he was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of March 25- April 1 include: Sedric Skanes, 34, probation violation, promoting prison contraband, $10,000 bond, arrested by 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: •John M. Busby, 18, of Chatom was arrested March 25 and charged with second degree possession of marijuana. Bond was set at $1,500. More...