June 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Goolsby announces for District 3

Dwight Goolsby, this week, announced his intentions to seek the District 3, Place 1 Jackson City Council seat currently held by Robert Marks, during the Aug. 26 municipal elections. More...

Citizens get look at plans for turn lane

Local citizens were given the opportunity, June 5, to view the plans for the coming turn lane to be constructed on U.S. Highway 43 north of Jackson. More...

Annual MOWA Choctaw Pow-Wow June 19-21

The 29th annual MOWA Choctaw Pow-Wow is scheduled for June 19-21 at the MOWA Reservation located on Red Foxx Road, three miles from U.S. Highway 43. Admission is $5 each, with children age 5 and under free. More...

Wagarville teen charged with sodomy of child

A Wagarville teenager has been charged with first degree sodomy following an incident that allegedly occurred June 2. More...

Fuller withdraws as Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress

Thomas E. Fuller of Chatom has withdrawn his candidacy for the First U.S. Congressional District seat currently held by Jo Bonner. More...

Special Sections

Church

Wagarville Baptist to host 'Rick and Bubba' presentation; Bible School plans announced

On Father's Day, June 15, at 11 a.m., Wagarville Baptist Church will host the DVD presentation of "A Father's Heart" by Rick Burgess of the Rick and Bubba Show. The 2-year-old son of Rick Burgess drowned in the family swimming pool in January. More...

Heritage of a wonderful father

Spiritual Beliefs

Proverbs 20:7 (LIV) "It is a wonderful heritage to have an honest father." What is a father? A father is a man who feels and shares and cries. He laughs and hopes and loves. More...

Inspiration Point

Follow God's plan

Timothy said, "Let's learn about God!" His eagerness set the group's tone as we studied the Bible. Even with a set lesson, I encourage truth seeking questions. When Michael asked, "What is sin?" I was prepared. More...

Editorials

Clarke County HIPPY program improving kids' lives

Life has never been easy in Clarke County, 1,200 square miles of mostly timberland wedged between the Tombigbee and Alabama rivers in the southwest corner of Alabama. More...

'ACE' recognizes hard work to make Jackson better place

Jackson was recently designated as an "Alabama Community of Excellence." The award is bestowed on communities with populations between 2,000 and 12,000 that have completed a systematic process for economic and community development. More...

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People

Powell-Criswell to wed at Kirk House and Gardens

Amy Sullivan of Gulfport, Miss. More...

Reeves - Alday engagement announced

Jenny and Chuck Reeves of Leroy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Nicole, to Wayne Edward Alday, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Oswalt of Andalusia. More...

Coate - Colbert exchange wedding vows

Katie Eileen Colbert and Matthew Marmaduke Coate were united in marriage on May 17, 2008 at Bluff Park United Methodist Church of Birmingham. The Reverend David Warren of First United Methodist Church of Panama City, Fla. officiated. More...

DuBose removed as circuit judge

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose from office last Thursday, June 5 for violating the Judicial Canon of Ethics. The decision followed a daylong trial the day before. More...

School burglaries may be related

Evidence collected from two break-ins at both Jackson Academy and Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill, have local investigators thinking the crimes could be related. Jackson Police Inv. More...

Boise makes tax payment to county

Local Boise Inc. representatives on Monday delivered tax checks to Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly totaling $3,069,483. More...

Schmitz still paid despite sentencing

Charlene Schmitz, a former middleschool teacher at Leroy High School, who was convicted in February on federal charges of enticing a child using a computer and cell phone will remain on the payroll of the Washington County Board of Education indefi More...

Vehicle burns south of river bridge

This Jeep Cherokee driven by Mike Gable of Jackson suddenly caught fire and began to burn Wednesday, June 4, on Highway 43 just south of the McCorquodale Bridge. The fire appeared to come from the front of the vehicle through the dash section. More...

Elmore considers applying for District 5 candidacy

At the June 9 Washington County Commission meeting, Commissioner Allen Bailey told the commission that Albert Elmore of Frankville, present road foreman for District 5, More...

News

Rabies and Dog Bite Awareness Week June 9-14

The State of Alabama Department of Public Health has designated the week of June 9-14 as Rabies and Dog Bite Awareness Week. More...

SW Alabama Medical Center Auxiliary scholarship deadline is June 30

The Southwest Alabama Medical Center (SWAMC) Auxiliary has scholarships available for students who have been accepted in a health care field at an approved educational facility. More...

Recycling takes center stage at council meeting

During the Tuesday, June 10 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Boise representative and Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce president Marty Parker addressed the council concerning a new recycling program recently initiated by Wal- Mart. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Gospel singing hosted by Magnolia Assembly Magnolia Assembly of God, located on County Road 29 (Allen Road), 2 miles off Highway 43, will host the Glory Road Quartes, Sunday, June 22 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. More...

Sports

Little League names All-Stars

The 9-year-old Little League All-Stars were announced this week. More...

Dixie League All-Stars selected

13-year-old All-Star team Dixie League 13-year-old All-Star members are Tyler Smith, John Watkins, Jared Thomas, Will Stewart, Matt Barton, Kyle Poellnitz, Ronald Alford, Cole Dunn, Robert Slayton, Kelvin Burden, Andre Ezell and Lane Autry. More...

Champions crowned in youth baseball

Pine City takes 9-10-year-old championship Pine City Motors won the 9-10-year-old Little League championship. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court June 5 results released

The following information has been released by the Jackson Municipal Court for court cases heard on June 5. Danny Simon, domestic violence harassment, dismissed on cost. Tremichael Davis, domestic violence, third degree, dismissed on cost. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Ronnie Odell Parker, 53, of Jackson was taken into custody June 4 for a court appearance. *Ansel D. More...