May 15, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson PD arrests man wanted by U.S. Marshals

A Grove Hill man wanted by U.S. Marshals on sexual assault charges was arrested early Tuesday by Jackson Police. More...

Eldridge Jackson Jr. asks for support in re-election bid

Eldridge Jackson Jr. is seeking reelection to Jackson City Council District 1 Place 1 seat. "It has been both an honor and a privilege serving on the city council of Jackson with the current members and mayor. More...

Bears split doubleheader

Leroy's Cliff Covington slides into home, beating the throw, as the Bears took on Mars Hill Bible for the Class 2A state baseball crown. The two teams split on Tuesday, forcing a third game for Wednesday. More...

Shot to tire ends chase

A high-speed chase in the McIntosh area Sunday, May 11, ended when a police officer involved in the pursuit shot out the front tire of a speeding motorcycle. The chase began around 2:30 p.m., when McIntosh Police Sgt. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

'Choir Night' celebration being hosted by Goodwill Missionary The Rev. Kevin Jackson, pastor of Mt. Olive No. More...

Old St. Matthew presents men's day and revival

The Annual Men's Day program at Old St. Matthew No. 2 Baptist Church in the Lily Valley community of Choctaw Bluff will be Sunday, May 25 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

Are you spiritually hungry for the Word of the Lord?

Spiritual Beliefs

Acts 10:9-10 "On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: and he became very hungry..." There are many who know nothing of real "soul-hunger", More...

Education

Clarke students among Troy University graduates

Clarke County students receiving diplomas at Troy University's graduation exercises Friday, May 9 were: Lindsey Brooke Powell of Grove Hill, Schuyler Elizabeth Etheridge of Jackson and Kamren Leigh Jones of Thomasville. More...

Hilliard honored at Grambling

Bernita Hilliard, a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School, was recently awarded an academic medallion for achieving a 3.97 grade-point average at Grambling State University in Grambling, La. More...

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Josh Jacobs graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in wireless engineering from Auburn University on May 10, 2008. He will pursue his master's in wireless engineering at Auburn on a fellowship provided by the Department of Defense. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Schultz celebrate 50 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Daniel Schultz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 25, 2008. Mrs. Schultz is the former Lorraine Stringer of Jackson. Mr. Schultz is a native of Grove Hill. More...

Prenuptial parties honor Pugh-Hardin

Erin Pugh of Huntsville and Christopher Hardin of Gadsden have been honored at several recent events. More...

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Jacob Michael Jones Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Jones (nee Abby Edge) of Jackson announce the arrival of a son, Jacob Michael, born April 23, 2008 at 12:45 p.m. at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He weighed 9 lbs., 6 ozs. and measured 22 inches. More...

Police Chief: 'Illegal parkers will be ticketed'

City council congratulates JHS baseball team

By Evan Carden SA Editor During the May 13 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge reported that the fire lane at Jackson Square shopping center had been clearly marked and his department would begin ticketing th More...

One injured in truck crash

A log truck, driven by Terry Smith Dearmon, 36, of Waynesboro, Miss., overturned in the Union Chapel community near Coffeeville, Monday, May 12 around 9:35 a.m. More...

Voters list published

A list of qualified Clarke County voters is in this week's newspaper. There are approximately 17,726 voters registered in the county and that figure includes active and inactive voters. More...

Bogus check cashed at local grocery store

Jackson Police are investigating the cashing of a bogus check at the Pic N Sav grocery store around 1:45 p.m., April 27. More...

WashCo Commission forced to deal with vacant District 5 seat

Washington County Commission had to come up with an emergency administration for District 5, due to the recent court hearing where Willie Dixon, commissioner for that district, pleaded guilty to two counts of "using a public office for personal gai More...

MOWAs ask for Barnett's removal from police force

Members of the MOWA Band of Choctaws were present at the McIntosh Town Council meeting on May 13 to call for the removal of Officer Blane Barnett from the McIntosh Police Force. More...

Adams, Orso murder trials end with plea bargains

Two murder trials in Washington County Court last week ended with plea bargains for both defendants. Alvin B. Adams, 24, of McIntosh, pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the Nov. 28, 2005 shooting death of Robert Bell, 20. More...

News

Centenarians celebrate birthdays at Jackson Health Care Facility

Two residents of Jackson Health Care Facility have seen something many of us may not- a full century pass during their lifetimes. Flora Looper and Gwendolyn Horton recently celebrated birthdays with parties and visits from relatives. More...

Correction

In last week's edition U.S. Congressman Artur Davis was mistakenly referred to as U.S. Sen. Artur Davis. We apologize for the error and any confusion it may have caused. More...

Jackson Spring Cleanup

These Pine City Ambassadors took part in the recent cleanup effort. More...

Coming Events

CALENDAR

ADC will host political forum The Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Conference invites the public to attend a political forum on Saturday, May 17, 6 p.m. at the VFW Club on Club Wiley Road in Jackson. More...

Editorials

Confederate soldier forsees his own death

Rambling & Ruminating

In all of this nation's wars there have been stories related of the fighting men who have had premonitions in which they have foreseen their own deaths. The War Between the States was certainly no exception in this respect. More...

George Wallace shot in Maryland 36 years ago

This Week In Alabama History

May 15, 1972: Gov. George C. Wallace is shot in Maryland while campaigning for the Democratic nomination for president. More...

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Sports

Leroy Bears win state title!

MONTGOMERY- The Leroy Bears' bats came alive after falling in game one to Mars Hill in the 2A state championship helping the Bears earn their second straight championship. More...

Leroy whallops ACA Patriots to move on

The top-ranked Leroy Bears took two of three games from No. 3 American Christian this past weekend to advance to the state championship series against Mars Hill Bible. More...

Aggies advance to 4A finals!

MONTGOMERY- The Jackson Aggies got a solid performance on the mound and on the base paths as they beat the Alabama Christian Academy Eagles 9-2 Saturday at the AUM baseball complex last Saturday. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court records

The following information was released by the Jackson Municipal Court for the records of April 17 through May 1. Nettie Winston Chaney, animal violations, nol prossed. Adrian King, failure to obey lawful order, guilty. More...

Clarke arrests of past week

Arrests booked into the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: Sierra Cade, 20, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $500 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: *Jessie McGrew, 54, of Silas was arrested May 5 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $1,500. (Alabama State Troopers) *Stephanie S. More...