May 1, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Genesis Inc. ceases operations

Dedication to a community is a commitment and Genesis Inc. has been dedicated to the betterment of Jackson for 27 years. As of April 7, the organization, which has promoted community unity through cultural activities, ceased operations. More...

Huggins announces council re-election bid

Jackson City Councilman Eddie Huggins stated this week he will seek a third term on the council for District 2, Place 2, in the municipal elections later this year. More...

Murder on WashCo docket

Two murder trials, one from 2005 and the other from 2006, are scheduled for trial when criminal jury week begins in Washington County Monday, May 5. Alvin Adams, 24, of McIntosh is accused of shooting and killing Robert Bell, 20, on Nov. More...

Sen. Sessions to visit Calvert this Saturday

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) will conduct a community meeting this Saturday, May 3 at Webb's Cafe in Calvert from 8:15-10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

'Reaching for the Glory of God' theme of 'Tremendous Tuesdays' Evergreen Baptist Church announces "4 Tremendous Tuesdays" that begin Tuesday, May 6. The theme of the event is "Reaching for the Glory of God." Evangelist, Bro. More...

Forest Ave. Baptist recognizes 'Day of Prayer'

The National Day of Prayer is today (May 1). Forest Avenue Baptist Church is offering a brief devotional at 12 noon in the sanctuary; others may come and go as their schedules permit. The church is located at 1120 Forest Avenue in Jackson. More...

You are gifted, God is the gift giver

Inspiration Point

"He's gifted." It was as if these barely audible words were generated out of my own mind. It was the lady sitting behind me verbalizing my exact thoughts. The setting was a funeral for a 23-year-old acquaintance. More...

Sports

Aggies sweep Trinity, advance to third round

The Jackson Aggies swept No.7 Trinity to advance to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs and in the process avenged last season's third round loss to the Wildcats. More...

Top-ranked Bears blast No. 2 G.W. Long

By Chris Sherman SA Sports Writer

The No.1 ranked Leroy Bears advanced to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs with a twogame sweep of the second ranked G.W. Long Rebels Friday, April 25 at Pop Powell Stadium. More...

Alabama High School Athletic Association's third round pairings

Class 1A Sweet Water at Brantley, 4 and 6:30 p.m. (3 p.m. Saturday) Providence Christian at Millry, 4:30 and 7 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturday) Class 2A Wicksburg at Leroy, 4 and 6 p.m. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Marveline Boroughs Marveline Boroughs, died April 24, 2008, in a health care facility in Citronelle at the age of 81. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

The following arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail this week: David Wallace Rivers, 26, alias writ of arrest, $500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

First wood pellets shipment made

The Carl-T made its inaugural trip downstream through the Claiborne Lock on Friday, April 25, towing 1,500 tons of wood pellets manufactured at Dixie Pellets, LLC's new plant in Selma. Four other barges were being loaded at the Selma site. More...

Thomasville man reported missing

Authorities with the Clarke County Sheriff's Department are investigating the disappearance of Brooks Waters, 40, of Thomasville, who went missing Tuesday, April 29. More...

Event to feature 'A Roast of Clarke County Mayors'

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SWAIA), Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference, Clarke County Voters League and Clarke County New South Coalition are jointly sponsoring "A Roast of Clarke County Mayors' this Satur More...

Theft trial of WashCo Commissioner set to begin

Judge Braxton L. Kittrell of Mobile will hear the case of Washington County Commissioner Willie Dixon, beginning May 6, concerning the alleged illegal sale of a county-owned tractor. More...

Fuller fires up crowd at meeting of county DEC

The Washington County Executive Committee hosted a supper/reception for local and state candidates on Thursday, April 25 at the Chatom Community Center. More...

News

Fulton raid nets drugs, halts bootlegging and results in 13 arrests

Thirteen suspects were arrested in an afternoon drug raid April 23 on a residence in Fulton. More...

H.W. Pearce Jr. Memorial Park pool to open May 10

When the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park pool opens May 10, those taking advantage of the facility will see some noticeable improvements. A new deck has been built over the water and new volleyball courts have been added. More...

Juveniles arrested for possession of alcohol

The Jackson Police Department reported the arrests of several juveniles Sunday, April 27, for illegally possessing alcohol. According to police reports, Sgt. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Walking for Christ on May 17 Family, friends and all in the community are invited to a youth health walk-a-thon beginning at Thomasville High School on Gates Drive, May 17, 8-10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Unfortunately, good things always come to an end

Editor's notes

It's sad to say, but unfortunately, all good things eventually come to an end. More...

Same old story in Montgomery

Only five days remain in this legislative session and already legislators are talking about having to return for a special session to complete their work. The State Senate will be responsible for an expensive special session if it comes to one. More...

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People

Colbert - Coate to wed May 17 in Birmingham

Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Lee Colbert of Pelham announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Eileen, to Matthew Marmaduke Coate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Livingston Marmaduke Coate of Spanish Fort and formerly of Jackson. More...

Shewmake - McLean announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. James Warren Shewmake of Fulton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bridgett Loree, to Arthur Botter McLean III, son of Joann Brewer McLean of Mobile and the late Arthur Botter McLean Jr. More...

June nuptials announced for Miss Roberts - Mr. Steed

Rachael Marie Roberts and Charles Daniel Steed Jr. of Jackson have announced plans for a June 28, 2008 wedding. The bride-elect's parents are Teresa Roberts of Jackson and Hannis Roberts of Montgomery. More...