April 3, 2008 RSS feed / 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...

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...

Moye announces candidacy for Clarke County Commission District 4

Tyrone Moye, manager of the Jackson Memorial Funeral Home, announces his candidacy for Clarke County Commissioner District 4. More...

Authorities believe still produced $100,000 of illegal liquor per year

Agents with the Alabama Beverage Commission (ABC) and officers with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department seized, March 27, a large illegal moonshine still in the Morvin area. More...

Clarke BOE approves calendar next school year

The Clarke County Board of Education approved March 20 the calendar for the 2008-2009 school year. The recommendation came from the School Calendar Committee including certificated and support personnel, said School Superintendent Gerald Stephens. More...

Restraining order issued against suspended judge

Suspended Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose's problems until last week had been professional in nature. Last week his problems also became personal as his wife, Allison DuBose, filed a divorce petition in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Local residents participate in ride to fight cancer

A number of local cyclist participated in the annual "Peddlin' For a Cure" event in Monroeville March 21. More...

WashCo BOE member dissatisfied with scheduling of spring break

The Washington County Board of Education had 27 action items on the agenda for March 27, but nearly half of them, were tabled because the board did not have adequate information to make a decision. Spring break brought about a long discussion. More...

Woman charged with sneaking drugs to inmates

A Citronelle woman is being held in the Washington County Jail on $40,000 bond after being accused of sneaking illegal drugs to four inmates. Jessy Belle Pitt, 20, is charged with four counts of promotion of prison contraband. More...

WashCo food ratings released by Alabama Department of Public Health

The Alabama Department of Public Health is the responsible for the inspection and regulation of restaurants and other food service facilities in Alabama. Following are ratings for restaurants located in Washington County. More...

Webb's Café a tradition in Calvert for 60 years

The new and improved Webb's Café has been in operation under the direction of Vanessa Barnett for the past three weeks. 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...

Citizens asked to help clean up county

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee needs your help. April is the statewide cleanup month. The committee is asking every citizen in Clarke County to pick up litter if physically able. More...

Beverly wants full term as Clarke Revenue Commissioner

Chris Beverly is seeking a full term as Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. He was appointed to the position by Gov. Bob Riley to fill the unexpired term of Jay Duke, who was elected Circuit Clerk. More...

Mayor pro tem shares thoughts on economic growth

"We all want growth," said Paul South, mayor pro tem of the Jackson City Council. "I'm more interested in what growth is going to do to our people. "We are in a rural area. More...

Schools send letters home asking for help due to Boise not paying taxes

A letter has been sent to parents of students of Grove Hill Elementary School and Gillmore Elementary School asking for volunteer help to ease the financial burden to the school system caused by the lack of ad valorem tax revenue from Boise Paper i More...

Anderson named city president of First USB's Thomasville branch

Chuck Anderson of Thomasville has been recently named Thomasville's city president for First United Security Bank. Anderson was formerly vice president and branch manager for Thomasville's Hwy. More...

Community newspapers still popular sources of information

Community newspapers continue to inform and empower citizens along "Main Street America," a new survey by the National Newspaper Association found. More...

Board of registrars say help will be welcomed

Recently Ed Packard of the Secretary of State's office came to Chatom at the request of Probate Judge Charles Singleton to look into problems within the Washington County Registrars Office. More...

Akridge is scholarship recipient

The Private Gibeon Jefferson Sullivan Chapter, 2662, of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Washington County, announces that Hannah Carol Akridge of Tibbie is the recipient of a scholarship from the Alabama Division United Daughters of the Co More...

WashCo Youth NAACP conducts first meeting

The Washington County charter of Youth NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) conducted its first meeting Saturday, March 22, at Mt. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Peavy's Landing Road. More...