April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Relay for Life this Friday

Jackson will conduct its fund-raiser in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life this Friday at New Era Cap Company. The survivors reception will be at 5 p.m., followed by the kickoff ceremony at 6. More...

McIntosh breaks ground on police station expansion

Members of the McIntosh Town Council, city staff members and police personnel broke ground, Tuesday, April 22, on a 4,000 square foot expansion of the police department. More...

Stolen pistol found during traffic stop

A Sweet Water man was arrested by McIntosh Police after a gun reported stolen from Thomasville was found in his possession. Tramaine D. More...

Volunteers sought for St. Stephens dig

Those interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in Old St. Stephens Saturday, May 10 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. More...

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Church

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Women Crusaders for Christ to host luncheon A pre-mother's day luncheon will be hosted by the Women Crusaders for Christ Sunday, May 4, 3 p.m. at the Little Pigs Bar- B-Que on College Avenue in Jackson. The luncheon will be served buffet style. More...

What is a spiritual person?

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Benefit singing planned for 8-month-old burn victim

A benefit singing will be held for 8- month-old burn victim Emma Baggett at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at Grove Hill Methodist Protestant Church, north of Grove Hill off Highway 43 across from Lathan Funeral Home. More...

Editorials

More to building a community than just buildings

"If you don't build it they will leave," asserts a former Jackson resident who has moved upstate and is now chastising her old home for not growing and developing to her satisfaction. More...

Big time GOP honchos fly out of Jackson

Many Jackson residents may not have known it but U.S. Sen. More...

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People

White - Williams honored at prenuptial gatherings

Ashley White and Brad Williams have been honored with numerous parties in preparation for their marriage Saturday. Engagement Party The Kimbell House in Jackson was the site of an engagement party Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. More...

May 10 wedding planned for Jackson - Williams

Avis M. Jackson of Gainestown and Roger Williams of Rockville will exchange wedding vows Saturday, May 10, 2008, 4 p.m. at the Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church of Rockville. More...

Miss Frey - Mr. Shoultz announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. David Frey of Fitzgerald, Ga. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Anne, to Stephen Randall Shoultz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Ray Shoultz of Salitpa and the late Mrs. Angie Dantoni. More...

Three charged with cocaine possession

Three Jackson men were arrested on drug charges following a complaint in the early morning hours, Tuesday, April 22. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Officers Brian Clark, Jason Thomas and Sgt. More...

Event promotes a healthier lifestyle

The Jackson Nutrition Center hosted its annual Health Fair Tuesday, April 22 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Allday seeks council seat

Billy Allday has announced that he will seek election to the Jackson City Council District 2 Place 2. He previously held that position for 24 years. Eddie Huggins currently holds that seat on the council. More...

Fiddlers Convention 2008

The Sullivan Family played to a packed house Friday night at the 31st Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Frankville. The "Old Time Fiddlers Convention," originated in the 1920s as a community event. More...

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Brewer named Miss LHS Jessica Brewer (center) was recently chosen Miss Leroy High School 2008. She is the daughter of Tammy and Billy Brewer of Jackson. More...

News

David C. Mathews' SA history columns published in book

A series of local history articles that were originally published in The South Alabamian in the 1960s has been collected and published in book form. D. C. More...

McLain found guilty in 'Chicken Coop' murder

Juries found one man guilty of murder and another not guilty of rape in separate trials in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. More...

Auditor says Jackson in good financial condition

According to the city's latest audit report, presented during the Tuesday, April 22 city council meeting, Jackson is in good financial condition. Walter McKean of McKean & Associates, gave a brief overview of the report to the council. More...

Coming Events

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Volunteers sought for hotel dig Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens Saturday, May 10, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Education

Jackson High School meeting date changed

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...

5th Annual Night of the Arts hosted by GES

The students of Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School invite the community to the Fifth Annual Night of the Arts, Tuesday, April 29, 6-7:30 p.m. Piano music will provide the atmosphere for those attending as they view the works of art. More...

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James receives honors During Honors Week 2008 at the University of Alabama, Charles Alex James of Jackson was honored with the following awards: recognition of Excellence in Scholarship Award; Alabama Action Award given in recognition of initiat More...

Sports

Leroy wins county championship, sweeps Red Level

The No. 1 ranked Leroy Bears had a great week on the diamond, winning the Washington County Championship and sweeping Red Level in the first round of the AHSAA playoffs. Washington Co. More...

AHSAA second round baseball playoff pairings

Class 1A Billingsley at Sweet Water, 4 and 6:30 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturday) Brantley at South Lamar, 2 and 4:30 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturday) Maplesville at Millry, 1 and 3 p.m. (12 noon Saturday) Berry at Providence Christian, 4:30 and 7 p.m. (1 p.m. More...

No. 2 Aggies rally past Andalusia to advance to the second round

The Jackson Aggies knocked off the Clarke County Bulldogs and rallied from a 1-0 hole to win the final two games of the threegame series against Andalusia to advance to the second round of the playoffs. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Curley Dearmon Curley Dearmon, a native of Yarbo and a resident of Chatom, died April 20, 2008 at a local hospital at the age of 76. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests from the Clarke County Jail for the week of April 15-22 include: Archie Samuel Keel, 20, domestic violence, third degree, $1,000 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: *James Robert Byrd, 30, of Mt. More...