July 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Large turnout in support of new seniors' center

A public hearing was conducted, July 2, at Jackson City Hall regarding an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to build a new $750,000 senior center. More...

Low voter numbers expected for runoff

There will be a Republican runoff on Tuesday, July 15 with only two statewide races on the ballot. Consequently, turnout is expected to be extremely light. In the June 3 primary, just under 500 voters cast Republican ballots in the county. More...

County E-911 board may get the boot

At the July 7 Washington County Commission meeting, the E-911 board was an item on the agenda and the suggestion was made to dissolve the board. More...

Fun on the 4th

Towns and communities across Washington County celebrated the July 4th holiday in a number of ways, offering lots of fun activities, food and entertainment to those who chose to participate. More...

Special Sections

Church

Let us not grow weary

Spiritual Beliefs

Galatians 6:9 "Let u s not grow w eary w hile d oing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart." There are times when we all get discouraged while serving the Lord. More...

Church Calendar

Revival and homecoming at Union Baptist Revival services will be at Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville July 28-Aug. 1 at 7 nightly. The Rev. More...

What are you collecting?

INSPIRATION POINT

He was circling in on me like a glider coursing to a target. Engulfed in a magazine in a hangar-sized hospital waiting room, I was sitting in one of the hundred plus seats. Only two others were occupied. More...

Sports

Can the Tide win the West in '08?

With football practice set to get under way in a few weeks and the anticipation of the season building, it seems like a perfect time to take a look at what Alabama and Auburn will bring to the table this fall. More...

Lady Aggies camp at JCJC and South Alabama

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies basketball team played in a Team Shootout at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss. and attended Team and Elite/Individual camps at the University of South Alabama. More...

Leroy junior varsity attends UCA camp at Alabama

The Leroy JV cheerleading squad attended UCA camp at the University of Alabama June 23-26. The squad brought home several awards including Home Pom Dance Champions, X-treme Routine Dance champions and X-treme Cheer runner-up. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: •John Christopher Rone, 21, probation violation, •Sabronte Lashun Rhodes, 30, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage license applications published

Marriage license applications Corey Lashay Darrington, to Kenetha Vontreal Patterson; Terrance McKee Washington, to Martine Sharelle Moore; Michael A. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Garry Reed, 33, of McIntosh was arrested June 30 and charged with failure to appear on a resisting arrest charge and other warrants. More...

Jackson, Thomasville mayors still unopposed

Deadline to qualify to run for municipal elections is July 15

With less than a week left to qualify for municipal offices, no one has qualified against the incumbent mayors of Clarke County's largest municipalities. More...

Fireworks show short because of malfunction

What was supposed to be a 30-minute fireworks display at this year's July 4th celebration in Jackson, was shortened to just under 10 minutes when an equipment malfunction forced the show to unexpectedly end sooner than expected. More...

Sprucing up on the Fourth

The neglected and overgrown islands and abundant litter around the old Food Fair grocery store shopping center had become a major eyesore in the center of Jackson, so it was a welcoming sight to see Winfred Anderson and Walter Holly (top) working at More...

Plans for gated community in south WashCo announced

At the July 7 Washington County Commission meeting, David Wolfe, a developer and chairman of PPM, Inc. More...

MOWAs' lawsuit dismissed

The Mobile-Washington County (MOWA) Band of Choctaw Indians has once again been denied federal recognition by a judge in U.S. District Court, and the ruling may signal the end of the tribe's quest. More...

News

Council approves formation of Clarke County Gas Supply District

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, July 8, approved the formation of the Clarke County Gas Supply District by what is now Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District. More...

Clarification

A couple of weeks ago The South Alabamian reported on an ordinance passed by the Jackson City Council, which will require dogs within the city limits to be licensed and have rabies vaccinations, beginning in October. More...

JPD to participate in 'National Night Out'

On Tuesday, Aug. 5, neighborhoods throughout Jackson are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. More...

Coming Events

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'Baby Julia Fund' established Julia Reese Mitchell, daughter of Stevie and Shannon Mitchell, born May 31, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. She is currently at USA Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile. More...

Editorials

Time to vote countywide on wet-dry

Editor's notes

In light of the threat of the law allowing Jackson, Thomasville and Monroeville to sell alcohol being taken away, depending on a pending ruling concerning a lawsuit against the town of Cedar Bluff, it may be time for Clarke County to look at conduc More...

Local post office should keep its grounds better

Guest Column

I know from time to time that litter appears on the grounds of most businesses. If the business doesn't have a regular hired person to perform this necessary duty, many times the owner, manager or one of the employees will pick up the litter. More...

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People

Mitchell - Taylor plan August wedding

Mr. and Mrs. John "Keith" Mitchell of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Lynn, to Jonathan Michael Taylor. Mr. Taylor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William "Bill" Smith Taylor, also of Jackson. More...

Stork Report

Kacie Rose West Mr. and Mrs. Kevin West (nee LeAnn Hutcheson) of Jackson, announce the birth of a daughter, Kacie Rose, June 16, 2008, 8:51 a.m. at Mobile Infirmary. She weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Miss Kimbell - Mr. Martin announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Kimbell of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacy Lynelle, to LaVaughn Martin, son of Joseph Martin of Jackson and the late Minnie L. Martin. More...