July 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Six have qualified for city races

Qualifying for municipal races opened Tuesday, July 1, with six candidates officially qualifying for Jackson City Council seats as of Wednesday morning. More...

Williams chosen with coin toss

"I've never won anything with a coin toss," said Leroy's Herman Williams, after being chosen to replace convicted felon and former commissioner Willie Dixon as the Democratic candidate for the Washington County Commission District 5 seat. More...

Volunteers sought to sort St. Stephens' artifacts

The St. Stephens Historical Commission, in cooperation with the University of South Alabama Center for Archaeological Studies, will host a day of sorting historical artifacts on Saturday, July 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at St. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

HIS Vineyard hosts revival A revival is planned for July 10-12, 7 nightly at HIS Vineyard Church, 1070 Coffeeville Road in Jackson. Pastor Michael Hatch with Christ Is Life Ministry Church in Ripley, Miss. will be ministering the word of God. More...

Pine Grove welcomes new pastor

Pine Grove United Methodist Church of Leroy welcomes their new pastor, the Rev. Clayton R. Smith and his family. the Rev. Smith comes from Roopville, Ga. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Encouraging others is never out of season

EC 3:1-2 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the h eaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; More...

Education

JHS yearbook staff wins award

Nationally acclaimed yearbook stylists awarded the JHS yearbook staff with "Excellence in Layout Design" for page designs created at the annual Jostens' summer camp in Auburn. More...

Jackson Intermediate School announces honor students

Students achieving the A and AB honor rolls for the last 9- week period of the 2007-2008 school year have been announced at Jackson Intermediate School. More...

Jackson High School site for AHSGE July 7-11

Jackson High School (JHS) will be the site for the summer administration of the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE). More...

Sports

Waverunners fall to Bay Minette in swim meet

Jackson Waverunners swam against the Bay Minette swim team Tuesday, June 24 and fell 163-102. Event 3- Girls 9-10, 25- yard Butterfly: 1- Kelli Crosby, 24.32, 5 points; 2- Elizabeth Skipper, 27.15, 3 points. More...

Jackson 10-year-old All-Stars win two in district play

The 10-year-old Jackson Little League All-Star team is off to a fast start in district play with wins over South Monroe and Bay Minette in Excel. Friday, June 27, the All-Stars opened up the tournament with a 21-2 win over South Monroe. More...

Bolen, Marks win gold

Anna Kate Bolen and Madison Marks participated in the Alabama Sports Festival on June 22 in Birmingham. This event, modeled after the Olympics, involves all areas of individual and team sports. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: •Randy Murphy, 31, theft of property, third degree, 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: •Jimmy H. Foster, 43, of Wagarville was arrested June 23 and charged with three counts of probation violation and failure to pay child support. More...

Cities await alcohol ruling

A hearing in a civil suit questioning the constitutionality of wet-dry referendums in four small Alabama towns including the towns of Cedar Bluff, Jackson, Thomasville and Monroeville was held in Cherokee County Circuit Court Thursday, June 19. More...

Man found dead in Winn

Police are still investigating the death of a Winn man whose body was found on County Road 3 just north of Bethlehem Road Thursday, June 26. More...

Jackson not seeking re-election due to call to active military service

Jackson City Councilman Anthony Jackson announced this week that he would not seek re-election to the District 1, Place 2 council seat he currently occupies. More...

Judge Singleton says first rural sewerage system almost a reality

At a June 26 meeting at McIntosh City Hall of the interest-group dealing with the creation of a sewerage system for south Washington County, Judge Charles Singleton who presided said, "I am excited!" The judge was referring to the outlook for indus More...

News

Many birds flourish at St. Stephens

Professional birders recently identified more than 60 species of birds in a four-hour period at Old St. Stephens Historical Park. More...

Sessions in Grove Hill

U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (left) speaks with Jackson Mayor Richard Long during a visit to Grove Hill Tuesday, July 1, for a "Meet and Greet" at the Clarke County Museum. More...

Attend leadership conference

Clarke County students were among 100 future leaders who attended the Alabama Farmers Federation's Youth Leadership Conference June 20-22 in Columbiana. More...

Coming Events

4th of July plans set for Town of Chatom

This year's celebration, at the Chatom Community Center, will include DK BMX bicycle stunt show, a mechanical bull, the Colgate Country Showdown, antique cars, Marcus & Ebony (live band), Miss Red, White & Blue Pageant at 2 p.m., Bubbles and Yo Yo More...

3C Coalition called meeting scheduled

The 3C Coalition will have a called meeting Monday, July 7, 6 p.m., at the Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Family and Friends Reunion in Gosport

The Gosport Community Improvement Center will be conducting their 9th Family and Friends Reunion on Saturday, July 5, 10 a.m. - until and Sunday, July 6, 12:30 p.m. - until. Acquaintance Night is Friday, July 4, 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

Report From Congress

Reflecting on the importance of July

Americans across the country and throughout the world will celebrate the 232nd anniversary of the founding of the United States of America this week. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letter to the Editor

A policeman's view on 'beat walking' suggestion

Dear Editor, In response to the letter in last week's print I find a bit interesting. More...

People

JHS Class of 1948 celebrates 60th reunion

While Jackson High's Class of 2008 was graduating the morning of May 24th, JHS' senior Class of 1948 was celebrating and reminiscing their days as Jackson High students 60 years ago. More...

Card of Thanks

With deepest gratitude we extend this word of thanks for the many kind acts of sympathy, expressed by thoughtful friends and family members. These kindnesses have meant much to us. More...

Five generations

Five generations were present at Malone Hendricks' 85th birthday celebration. Holding baby Gabriella Etheridge is her mom, Christina (Christopher) Etheridge of Jackson; standing (L-R) are Malone Hendricks of St. More...