April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Hoven to be Iraq country manager for EODT, Inc.

EOD Technology, Inc. (EODT) has announced that Lt. Col. James B. Hoven (Retired), son of Virginia and Bruce Hoven of Jackson, has accepted the position of Iraq country manager. More...

Wreck claims Millry man

A Millry man was killed in the early morning hours Monday, April 14, near the Barlow community south of Millry. More...

Local economy focus of Shelby's visit to WashCo

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby focused on the local economic boom and challenges facing city and county leaders during a visit to Washington County, Saturday, April 12. Approximately 25 people attended the town meeting conducted at Chatom Town Hall. More...

County DEC to honor local, state candidates

The Washington County Democratic Executive Committee will honor the Democratic candidates for state and local offices Thursday, April 24, 7 p.m., with a reception at the Chatom Community Center. More...

Dixon seeks re-election to WashCo Commission seat

Willie L. Dixon of St. Stephens has qualified to seek reelection to the Washington County Commission, a position he has maintained since 1992, as commissioner of District 5. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Larisse speaks at mission conference Pastor David Webb has announced a mission conference at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church beginning Sunday, April 20 at 6 p.m., continuing at 7 nightly through Wednesday, April 23. Bro. More...

Choose to serve the Lord and be welcomed into His sanctuary

Psalm 15:1-5 "Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. More...

UM to present Senior Art Exhibit April 19 - May 2

The University of Mobile Art Department will present the Senior Art Exhibit featuring the art of Micah Gaston and Ashley Southard April 19- May 2 in the Martin Hall Gallery located on the university's campus. More...

Editorials

Beware of 'great deals' and false promises

If you let me take just a moment of your time, I've got a great deal for you! Sounds familiar, doesn't it? More...

If you don't build it they will leave

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, As the saying goes, "If you build it, they will come." Unfortunately, for Clarke County, especially Jackson, the saying is "If you don't build it, they will leave. More...

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Sports

Little League kicks off season

The Jackson Little League season opened up Saturday, April 12, despite threatening weather early that morning. More...

Top-ranked Bears, No. 2 Aggies set for title runs

I guess you can say it is becoming the norm for state championships to run through our neck of the woods whether it's football, softball, baseball or anything elsein which our schools participate in. More...

Opening day action!!

Grayson Todd tries to avoid the tag of Tom's Electric's first baseman during Saturday's game. (Photo by kennysphotos.com) More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Bernice Brown Bernice Brown, 70, a native of Yarbo, died April 9, 2008 at her home. A member of Good Hope Baptist Church of Walker Springs, she served on the Usher Board and Culinary Committee. M.C. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses listed

Marriage license applications James Lester Overton, to Wanda Gail Hodges; Christopher Brian Riddle, to Robin Lee Myers. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Jackson Municipal Court April 10 records published

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for April 10. Machaerus Pernell, disorderly conduct, dismiss on cost. More...

Items reported missing from new gas co. building

The Jackson Police Department is investigating the report of two missing projectors from the new Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District building on Ocre Avenue. More...

Date set for DuBose hearing

A trial date of June 4 has been set to hear charges of ethics violations against Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose that could permanently remove him from the bench. More...

Jackson Nutrition Center to host annual health fair April 22

The Jackson Nutrition Center will host its annual health fair Tuesday, April 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. The event will feature a large number of booths and various health checks for participants. More...

Bolen announces bid for re-election to Jackson council seat

Daron Bolen has announced that he will seek a second term for the District 3, Place 2 seat on the Jackson City Council. "It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Jackson for the past four years. More...

Fiddler's convention this Saturday

The Sullivan Family, featuring Margie and Enoch Sullivan of St. Stephens, will provide entertainment for the 31st annual "Old Time Fiddler's Convention" at Frankville, Saturday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m. W.N. Reynolds Lodge No. 900 F. & A. M. More...

McIntosh Rescue Squad presents 'Prom Promise 2008'

Members of the McIntosh Rescue Squad, Fire Department and Police Department presented 'Prom Promise 2008' to McIntosh High School juniors and seniors Thursday, April 10, at the school's football stadium. More...

News

Board upholds 2007 Boise tax bill

The Clarke County Board of Equalization upheld Boise's 2007 tax bill as set by state appraisers Tuesday, rejecting Boise's appeal for lower figures. More...

Sgt. Williams completes course in property management

Jackson Police Sgt. Willie Williams recently completed a training seminar in property room management conducted for two days in Birmingham. Sgt. More...

Details of McCain visit remain sketchy

Details are still sketchy about Sen. John McCain's visit to Thomasville, but excitement is growing in Thomasville over the Republican Presidential hopeful's visit Monday, April 21. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Town of Coffeeville to celebrate 200 years The town of Coffeeville will celebrate 200 years of success May 31. The genealogy committee encourages every citizen of Coffeeville to display his or her heritage on that day. More...

Education

Gill among students honored at All-Alabama Academic Team Program

Southern Union's Charli Gill of Jackson was among the 48 students from the state's community and technical colleges who were honored at the All- Alabama Academic Team Recognition Program in Birmingham on April 8. More...

Honor society inducts new members

The following students were recently inducted into the Phi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

JHS parents' meetings scheduled

While spring sports and graduation activities are reaching the height of their season, school officials are already gearing up for the next school year. Jackson High School students will begin making their schedules for the 2008-2009 school year. More...

People

Miss Savage - Mr. Adams to exchange wedding vows

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ray Savage of Fruitdale announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Christie Rene Savage, to Phillip Caldwell Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wayne Adams of Jackson. More...

Wright - Holston plans announced

Dr. and Mrs. Steve Wright of Roswell, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ellen, to Jason Lee Holston of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Holston of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Slayton - Powell plan May 31 wedding

Announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jenilee, to Daniel Drury (Dru) Powell V, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel "Danny" Drury Powell IV of Leroy. The bride elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...