June 26, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Qualifying for city races opens July 1

Qualifying for municipal races opens July 1 and continues through July 15 in area municipalities. However, several Jackson candidates have gotten a jump-start in that several individuals have already announced for the Aug. 26 elections. More...

Local July 4th events announced

Big celebrations, many of which include fireworks displays are on tap across Clarke County for the Fourth of July. More...

Man falls from bluff at St. Stephens park

A Florida man who was visiting relatives in Leroy, died Thursday, June 19, in what authorities believe was an accidental fall from a bluff overlooking the lake at Old St. Stephens Historical Park. More...

WashCo towns to observe July 4th

Towns in Washington County are preparing to observe the Fourth of July with celebrations that offer opportunities for family fun and entertainment, as well as spectacular fireworks shows to cap off the evening's events. More...

Special Sections

Church

Bishop to visit St. Peter's Episcopal

The Rt. Rev. Philip Duncan, bishop of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, will visit St. Peter's Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 29, at 11:30 a.m. Following the service a fish fry will be hosted in celebration of the founding of the church. More...

He will never forsake us

Spiritual Beliefs

Joshua 1:5 "As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." After Moses died God chose Joshua to be the new leader of the Israelites. More...

Church Calendar

Inspirational Tabernacle COGIC announces upcoming events The Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ has announced the following upcoming events. More...

Editorials

Can Jackson be a 'Tidewater Town' again

Rambling & Ruminating

A recent story in this paper told about the first bank to be organized in Jackson. More...

JHS scenes from 1946

Faye Harper submitted these photos, belonging to Jack Howell, of teachers and students in Jackson High School's gym in 1946. Was this a Halloween carnival or maybe a school play? Among those (above), only a handful has been identified. More...

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People

Chambers-Scogin engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Harper Calhoun Chambers Jr. of Tuscaloosa, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Katherine, to Mark Andrew Scogin Jr. of Tuscaloosa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Andrew Scogin Sr. of Tuscaloosa. More...

Ivey-Caten exchange vows in Orange Beach ceremony

Paula Caten of Millry and Michael Ivey of Decatur were united in marriage Sunday, May 18, 2008, 5:30 p.m. at Orange Beach. Officiating the ceremony was Minister Fred Saas. More...

Miss Gully - Mr. Jackson plan August 2 wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gully of Chatom have announced the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Gully, to Michael Jackson. Mr. Jackson is the son of Sherry Jackson of Leeds and the late Michael Jackson Sr. More...

Man pleads guilty in hammer attack case

A Jackson man pleaded guilty, June 19, to robbing a Jackson motel and hitting its owner in the head with a hammer in 2006 and was sentenced to 45 years in a state penitentiary. More...

Jackson to require dog licenses

An amendment to an ordinance was passed by the Jackson City Council, Tuesday, June 24, which will require dog owners in the city to purchase licenses for their pets in turn forcing them to have the animals vaccinated for rabies. More...

Gas co. looks to form own district

Several representatives of Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District informed the Jackson City Council, Tuesday, June 24, of the company's intention to form its own gas district for Clarke County, with the hopes of benefitting the county and its customer More...

Holly vies for District 1, Place 2 seat

Anola Francene Holly has announced her intention to seek the Jackson City Council District 1, Place 2 seat currently held by Anthony Jackson. More...

Whigham named WashCo Junior Miss

Left photo: Rebekah Faith Whigham walks down the runway after being chosen Washington County's Junior Miss during the annual pageant conducted Saturday, June 21, at Washington County High School's Sage Auditorium. More...

Singleton attacks county debt and littering

The Washington County Commission met June 23 and passed several resolutions as well as discussed several important items of business. Cutting down annual loan The commission passed a resolution to call the 2001 bond issue. More...

News

City of Jackson prepared for 2008 hurricane season

"We learned many things about hurricanes and emergency preparedness during hurricanes Ivan and Katrina, as did the county and the state of Alabama," said Jackson Mayor Richard Long. More...

Recognized for accomplishments

Lacey Blankenship has been representing Leroy and Southwest Alabama at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) as one of the mascots. More...

AC Fabricated Products secures new multi-year contract to make tents

AC Fabricated Products, a Division of AC Inc. of Huntsville, has been awarded a multi-year contract to produce TEMPER tents for the military. More...

Education

JHS DECA conducts annual banquet

The Fish House in Jackson was the site for the Jackson High School DECA chapter's employer banquet. More...

Dr. Larry Turner chosen as 'Top Teacher' at Univ. of Mobile

Dr. Larry V. Turner was recently selected as the best teacher on campus for the 2007- 2008 school year at the University of Mobile. A professor in the School of Education, Dr. Turner received the William A. More...

Students recognized

Pine Chapel Baptist Church No. 2 held its annual Frank B. Dean Banquet on Sunday, June 22. This recognition of the youth of Pine Chapel was originated by the Rev. Frank B. Dean in 1974 with the first banquet being held in 1975. More...

Sports

Maher qualifies for Olympic trials

Alan Maher, son of Ginny and Tony Maher of Brentwood, Tenn., recently qualified for the Olympic trials to be conducted in Omaha, Neb., June 29. More...

Jackson, Leroy places four on "Bama Bomber" squad

Jackson and Leroy continue to dominate on the baseball field, with four players from the two schools making up the "Bama Bombers" 16 and under junior olympic baseball team. More...

Leroy's Jones signs with Copiah-Lincoln

Leroy's Brandon Jones signed scholarship papers Thursday, June 19 to play baseball for Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss. Jones was a four-year starter for the 2A Bears. More...

For the Record

Woodrow Tillman Alday

Woodrow Tillman "Woody" Alday, a native of Jackson and resident of Grove Hill, died at his home June 19, 2008, at the age of 27. He was a boilermaker for the National Boilers Association. More...

Julia W. McClure

Julia W. McClure, a native of Grove Hill and resident of Jackson, died at the age of 78 at a Mobile hospital. She was a homemaker, a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church and Ladies Auxiliary of the United Transportation Union. More...

Frances Kinman Moseley

Frances Kinman "Lucy" Moseley, a homemaker and a member of the Grove Hill Church of Christ, died June 15, 2008, at her residence, at the age of 64. More...