May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New Era employees vote for union

Teamsters chosen to represent workers

In a 209-77 vote, Friday, May 17, the employees of New Era Cap Company's Jackson plant voted to be represented by the Teamsters Union. As a result, all three of New Era's facilities in this part of the state are now unionized. More...

Candidates lay out their platforms

Several weeks ago, in anticipation of the June 3 Primary, a questionnaire was mailed to each of the candidates for Washington County Commission. More...

'Nothing Can Compensate You For the Loss'

May 26 will be observed as Memorial Day in the United States, though May 30 is the actual holiday. Our nation lost nearly 500,000 soldiers in World War II. Now 63 years later, time is taking them from us at the rate of 1,000 to 1,500 a day. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

VBS to begin at St. Union Baptist There will be something for everyone at Vacation Bible School at St. Union Baptist Church in Leroy, said Pastor R.A. Chaney. VBS will be June 9-13, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Rev. Williams Sr. More...

Coming Events

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JHS Class of 1996 has planning meeting The Jackson High School Class of 1996 is planning a reunion. Interested parties should attend a meeting on Saturday, May 31, 3 p.m. under the gazebo at Gillmore Elementary School. More...

Education

Alabama Southern announces scholarship recipients

Dr. John A. Johnson, president of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced the recipients of scholarships for 2008. Richard J. More...

Beard attends continuing education session

Dr. Stanley Beard attended the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's® (AACD) 24th Annual Scientific Session, "Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry 2008" in New Orleans, La., May 6-10. More...

Pritchett graduates from Stillman summa cum laude

Hope Shanique Pritchett graduated from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, May 10, 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in biology. More...

Sports

Aggies win state title!

Jackson Aggies bring home 4A state championship

The Jackson Aggies completed the sweep of the Haleyville Lions 8-6, 9-8 to claim the schools first outright state championship Thursday, May 15 at Paterson Field in Montgomery. More...

1959 Aggies move over after 49 years

It took 49 years, but the 1959 Jackson Aggie baseball team finally has company in the record books. This year's Aggie team becomes only the second baseball team ('08 and'59) and third team in any sport, to reach the finals at Jackson High School. More...

Minor League Results

Reeves Gro. 9 Trophy Design 3 Reeves Grocery collected another win on the year as they defeated Trophy Design 9-3. Hight Finch and Zack Winters had huge days at the plate by collecting four hits respectively. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Scott Alexander McKenzie, 46, of Lutz, Fla. was arrested May 13 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $1,200. More...

Vanity Fair plant closing announced

The 70-year-old Vanity Fair knitting plant in downtown Jackson will cease operations by the end of 2009, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced last week. More...

4A State Champs!

The Jackson Aggies celebrate following their May 16 victory over the Haleyville Lions to claim the 4A State Baseball Championship. The Aggies swept the Lions in two games. See the details on page 1-B. (Photo by Stephanie Bayles) More...

Company searching for oil in Jackson

For more than a month, lines have been laid across roadways in and around Jackson, and large trucks have been vibrating the ground in an attempt to determine if an underground oil field is present. More...

Memorial Day traffic blitz under way

Local law enforcement agencies in both Washington and Clarke counties are participating in a traffic blitz, which began May 19 and will continue until June 1, in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Public Safety. More...

News

Funding growing for White Smith Memorial Library expansion project

Nearly one-fourth of the money needed for the planned expansion of Jackson's White Smith Memorial Library has been collected. More...

Donates to library expansion fund

Donice Wood (front, center, left) presents Betty Ann Bounds, member of the White Smith Memorial Library Foundation Board of Directors, with a $10,000 check to be added to the library expansion fund. More...

Earthquake shakes ground near Coffeeville

A light earthquake rattled western Clarke County and southeastern Choctaw County last Friday afternoon. More...

Editorials

Technology allowed prompt coverage of JHS, LHS wins

Publisher's Comments

Congratulations are in order to the Jackson High School Aggies for winning the 4A baseball state championship- the school's first ever state baseball title and, considering an earlier tie for a state title in football, the first outright title for More...

State Senate fails session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned at midnight Monday without passing a state education budget. That means they will have to go back to Montgomery for a special session sometime before Oct. 1 to pass a budget for schools. More...

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Stricklin - Gray exchange wedding vows in Destin

Leslie Elizabeth Gray of Destin, Fla. and Brandon Hughes Stricklin of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. were united in marriage on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at an outside ceremony on the grounds of the Kelly Plantation Golf Club in Destin. More...

Dunagan - Miller plan June wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harrell of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Dunagan, to Tyler Gail Miller, son of Joe and Gail Miller of Meridian, Miss. The wedding will be held June 28, 2008, 4 p.m. More...

Atcheson - Crager plan June wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John Atcheson of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Ann, to Cameron Mitchell Crager. Mr. Crager is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Crager of Fruitdale. More...