April 10, 2008 RSS feed / News

Ott running on Republican ticket for District 2 seat

J. Ladell Ott is running on the Republican ticket for the Clarke County Commission, District 2 seat. He has been employed with Alabama River Newsprint in Perdue Hill since 1989 as a maintenance technician. More...

Corrections and Clarifications

In last week's story about Nellie Edge's retirement, it was wrongly stated that Mayor Richard Long said a new senior citizens center would be built in Jackson. More...

AHSAA, ASF sign partnership

The Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) has contracted with the Alabama Sports Foundation (ASF) to provide management and consulting services to AHSAA for the next three years. More...

Reid wins lightweight championship

Randy Reid, fighting for The Workshop Xtreme Fight Team, won in Tuscaloosa Saturday, April 4-5 against James Stuck of Atlanta, Ga., bringing home the Southern Fighting Alliance Lightweight Championship Belt. He won by a triangle choke. More...

WashCo BOE fails to renew WCHS principal's contract

At its April 8 meeting, amid a great deal of discussion, the Washington County Board of Education failed to renew the contract for Rhonda Wynn, principal at Washington County High School. More...

Clarification

In last week's edition, in the article concerning former Task Force One Agent Blane Barnett, it was stated that Ronald Reed was wanted on a second degree possession of marijuana charge and had fled police. More...

School board approves federal grant programs

It was not all bad news when the Washington County Board of Education met on April 8. More...

Jefferson Davis loved liberty more

Jefferson Davis was born in Kentucky on June 3, 1809, though he was reared in Mississippi where his family moved when he was very young. More...

WashCo Circuit Court settles multiple cases

Many criminal cases were settled without trial last week in Washington County Circuit Court. Below is a review: Recoe J. Campbell pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance. More...

Eligible taxpayers must file tax return to receive rebate

The Internal Revenue Service today advised taxpayers that they must file a tax return by April 15 to get the economic stimulus payments beginning in May. More...

Norris to run for Clarke County Revenue Commissioner

Terry L. Norris has qualified to run for the office of Clarke County Revenue Commissioner as a Democrat. She has served in the revenue commissioner's office for 15 years as a clerk in both mapping and appraisal and collection. More...

Deadline to qualify offers a few last minute surprises

Friday, April 4, was the deadline to qualify for offices up for election on the June 3 Democratic and Republican primary ballots. There were a few last minute surprises in who did and didn't qualify. More...

Murder cases top Clarke County court docket

Criminal jury term begins Monday, April 14 in Clarke County Circuit Court. Several murder cases are listed on Judge Thomas Baxter's docket. Judge D.P. Scurlock will also be hearing cases. Byron D. Worthy, Arthur Yelder, Jamie S. More...

Two face drug charges following traffic stop

Two men were booked into the Clarke County Jail and face multiple drug charges following a traffic stop, Sunday, April 6, by Jackson Police. More...

Nice gobbler

Dexter Sims and his daughter An'Teria Sims, pose with a 19- pound turkey he killed in the Winn area April 2. The gobbler had an 11-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. More...

Bryant completes Air Force basic training

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Lexander V. Bryant has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Donation made to LHS

New Era Cap company made a donation to the Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) department at Leroy High School to aid in purchasing sewing equipment. More...

Parents disagree with graduation policy

A group of Millry High School parents came to the Washington County Board of Education's April 8 meeting to ask that the board set aside its policy of several years forbidding students to participate in graduation exercises who do not pass the Alab More...

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby to visit Chatom Saturday

U. S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will join the residents of Washington County for a county visit on Saturday, April 12, 7:30 a.m. at Chatom Town Hall, located at 27 Cochran Avenue. Sen. More...

Chatom PD checkpoint nets several arrests/citations

A checkpoint conducted by the Chatom Police Department April 3, on Highway 17 South, netted a number of arrests. Douglas Wade Coody, 37, and John H. McIlwain, 36, both of Gilbertown, were arrested April 3 on possession of illegal drug charges. More...