June 12, 2008 RSS feed / News

McLain gets 50 years for 'chicken coop murder'

Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter sentenced Trenton J. McLain to 50 years in the state penitentiary June 4 for murder. More...

Boise dedicates training facility

Boise Inc. announced June 4 the dedication of a joint training facility near the company's paper mill and converting operations in Jackson. More...

Leroy brothers at Camp ASCCA for different reasons

In the same place at the same time, but for two different reasons. Zeb and Phillip Ramey, brothers from Leroy, are at Camp ASCCA this week. Zeb is working for Camp ASCCA as a public relations intern. More...

Fun summer reading begins

Children enjoyed selecting books at the Washington County Public Library Monday, June 9, as the library began its summer reading program. More...

Two arrested for attempting to sneak items, cash to inmate

Two women were arrested for attempting to smuggle cash and other items to an inmate currently incarcerated in the Washington County Jail. More...

Washington County Jr. Miss candidates announced

Eight young ladies are vying for the title of Washington County Jr. Miss and a chance to represent the county in the competition for the state crown. The winner of the state title will go on to compete in the America's Jr. More...

Laura Beech

Washington County High School Career goals: Dermatology College choices: University of Alabama Activities/honors: Member of Pine Level Baptist Church; member of Gold Duster Dance team; member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); element More...

Rebekah Whigham

Millry High School Career goals: Obstetrics College choices: The University of Alabama Activities/honors: Silas First Baptist Church youth member; ballet and theatre arts performing companies; Millry Cavalier Dance Team member; varsity baske More...

Samantha Middleton

Leroy High School Career goals: A medical degree in pediatric anesthesiology College choices: University of Alabama Activities/honors: Washington County Camellia Maids; Youth Leadership Washington; Pine City Ambassadors; Leroy High School ann More...

Jazmine McCleary

Leroy High School Career goals: Nursing College choices: Troy University Activities/honors: New Birth Outreach Center; Praise dance team; Young Women of Virtue Prayer Warriors; Leroy High School varsity cheerleader; Leroy High School Lady Bea More...

WashCo Career Tech Center to offer new training program

At a special called meeting of the Washington County Board of Education on May 29, the board voted approval for the Washington County Career Technical Center to begin industrial maintenance and instrumentation/electrical training in the 2009-2010 s More...

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...

Rhythmic Empowerment Workshop presented at Clarke County ARC

The rhythms of drums, chimes, rain sticks and voices of celebration filled the gazebo at the Clarke County ARC, as teaching artist John Scalici led a Rhythmic Empowerment Workshop to the staff and people of CCARC. More...

Tanker spills 'petroleum coke' in north Clarke

A tanker truck accidentally spilled "petroleum coke" over five-and-a half total miles of county roads Saturday night in Marengo and Clarke counties. More...

County nears completion of subdivision rules

At the June 9 Washington County Commission meeting, county engineer Jason Sturdivant gave an overview of some of the policies he believes necessary for subdivision regulations. More...

Burglars strike McIntosh H.S.

Burglars struck at McIntosh High School during the early morning hours of Monday, June 9, robbing four drink machines. More...

Walls of Katrina trailer damaged

At its regular meeting, June 9, the Washington County Commission voted to secure the services of a locksmith to change out the locks on the 20 Katrina trailers which have been stored for several months. More...

WashCo Solid Waste Authority still troubled with garbage cans

The Washington County Solid Waste Authority met on June 9 and discussion shows that all citizens still do not have the blue Allied Waste garbage cans. Dana Atchison, clerk, reported that more new cans came in last week. More...

Shandreka Lucious

Fruitdale High School Career goals: Becoming a pediatrician. College choices: Auburn and Troy universities Activities/honors: FHS Beta Club member; sing in the choir; teach Sunday School; pagents; majorette; volleyball; softball; basketball More...

Elizabeth Beech

Washington County High School Career goals: Majoring in business. More...

Brooklyn Rowland

Leroy High School Career goals: Pursue a degree in elementary education College choices: Troy University Activities/honors: Interact; yearbook editor of buisness; People to People: More...

Courtney Cook

Washington County High School Career goals: Physical therapy and vocal performance College choices: University of Alabama Activities/honors: Clarke- Davis Performing Arts Studio vocalist; ballet and theatre arts school dancer and vocalist; vo More...

Safety training conducted

To comply with insurance underwriter's recommendation, the Washington County Commission held a safety-training seminar for all county employees at the Chatom Community Center on May 29. The instruction was provided via VHS tapes. More...