July 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson soldier returning home from Iraq tour of duty

SFC Joseph J. Snell, of Jackson, will soon be welcomed home by family and friends after serving 14 months in Iraq. Snell, 37, a native of Mississippi, is the son of Annie Lucille Snell and the late Johnnie Snell. He has two brothers, Levi. L. More...

Second tragedy at St. Stephens

Camper drowns while swimming in lake

For a second time in a month, tragedy struck at Old St. Stephens Historical Park, Thursday, July 10, when a camper drowned while swimming in and around the designated swimming area of the park's lake. More...

Gov. Riley appoints Williams to complete Willie Dixon's term

Herman Williams, of Leroy, was sworn in as the new commissioner for Washington County Commission District 5, by Probate Judge and Commission Chairman Charles Singleton, Thursday, July 10, at 9 a.m. More...

Three injured in Highway 43 wreck

Three people were injured in a wreck which occurred around 1:45 p.m., Thursday, July 10, near the Shell Station on U.S. Highway 43 in Leroy. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Union Missionary hosts women's convention The Union Missionary District Association Women's Convention will be Friday, July 18, 5 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, 9 a.m. at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Carlton. The Rev. More...

Pie in the face for Forest Ave. leaders

What would you do for $1,500.00? Leaders at Forest Avenue Baptist Church took a pie in the face. The girls and boys in Vacation Bible School raised $1,500 for ALPHA Pregnancy Center. More...

Seek and you will find it in Jesus

Spiritual Beliefs

John 1:38 "Then Jesus turned and saw them following, and saith unto them, 'What seek ye?'" You will notice in John 1:38 that Jesus did not say, "Who do you seek?" because he knew they were seeking Himself. More...

Editorials

Do the math before responding to ads

Rambling & Ruminating

Commercials are those annoying interruptions that we have to put up with in order to be able to watch what passes for entertainment on television these days. More...

Dixiecrats met in B'ham, picked Strom Thurmond to run for president in '48

This Week In Alabama History

July 17, 1948: The Dixiecrat Convention assembles in Birmingham, with over 6,000 delegates from across the South in attendance. They selected Strom Thurmond as the presidential candidate for their States' Rights Party. More...

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People

Chanda McHaney - Christopher Crimminger exchange wedding vows in June 28 ceremony

Chanda Renne McHaney and Christopher Hoyt Crimminger, both of Columbia, S.C., exchanged vows Saturday, June 28, 2008 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. The Rev. Dr. More...

Four generations

From left, great-grandmother Adair Griffin, of Jackson, Madison Adair Maddox and Melanie Sheldon Maddox of Holly Springs, Ga.; back: grandmother, Gay Griffin Sheldon. Madison was born April 4, 2008. More...

Davis Preston Ramsey

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ramsey (nee Jamie Davis) of Montgomery, announce the birth of their son, Davis Preston, June 14, 2008, 3:05 p.m. at Baptist East in Montgomery. He weighed 5 lbs., 5 oz. and was 18-1/4 inches in length. More...

Robbery attempted at Jackson Wal-Mart

Jackson Police are in the process of obtaining arrest warrants for two men who allegedly attempted, Sunday, July 13, to steal an undetermined amount of cash from the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Jackson. More...

Richard Long challenged for Jackson mayor's seat

No opposition for three council seats

Qualifying for municipal elections closed at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, with Jackson Mayor Richard Long facing an opponent for his position. Past challenger Michael Overton has qualified to seek the mayor's seat. More...

DuBose attorney wants client released

The lawyer representing ousted Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary argues that his client is entitled to a new trial because of DuBose's mental deficits but another lawyer who is representing him on federal firearm More...

Weaver wins runoff

Kesler Weaver Sr. topped David T. Odom by just 44 votes (506-462) in Tuesday's runoff for the Washington County Commis-sion District 1 seat being vacated by Johnny Johnston. More...

Local Teamsters in Leroy strike against Coke

Local 991 of the Teamsters Union is on strike at the Leroy Coca-Cola Distributorship and additionally at three other locations: Mobile, Robertsdale and Jackson County, Miss. More...

Helen King-Bonner seeks mayor's seat in McIntosh

Helen King-Bonner, a licensed social worker, is seeking the mayor's position in McIntosh, held by longtime Mayor Carroll Daugherty. King-Bonner is the mother of two children and a graduate of Leroy High School, as well as a college graduate. More...

News

Few vote in runoff

Only 333 Clarke County voters cast ballots in Tuesday's runoff. The only races on the ballot were two Republican statewide contests. The turnout amounted to less than 2 percent of the county's approximately 17,700 regsitered voters. More...

Grand opening this Saturday

Harvey's Home Furnishings will host a grand opening this Saturday at its new location at 4545 North College Avenue, Jackson. The event will feature prize drawings every 30 minutes, a live radio remote and food provided by Mater's Restaurant. More...

Absentee voting law explained

As election manager for the City of Jackson's upcoming municipal election, Aug. 26, Jackson City Clerk Betty Powell provided the following information concerning absentee voting. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Harper Head Start accepts applications Applications will be accepted for Harper Head Start for 3-5 year olds, on Friday, July 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Jackson City Hall. More...

Education

Arnold chosen delegate for 'Be Ready Camp'

Janie Renae Arnold, daughter of Kevin and Vince Arnold of Montgomery and formerly of Jackson, has been chosen one of Montgomery County's Youth Preparedness delegates for "Be Ready Camp." Her essay won her a place as one of six students chosen to r More...

2008-2009 Jackson Middle School Supply Lists

Jackson Middle School will host 2008-2009 registration the school cafeteria on Aug. from 1:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, purchase a locker and familiarize themselves with the school. More...

Johnson earns superior rating, earns grand championship trophy

Ryan Johnson, Leroy High School's drum major, recently attended MA Auxiliary camp at the University of South Alabama. He is the son of Cheryl and Derrick Johnson of Leroy. More...

Sports

Tigers ready to reveal new 'spread attack'

Auburn Coach Tommy Tuberville hired offensive guru Tony Franklin away from Troy at the end of last season in an attempt to open up the Tiger offense. It will be interesting to see how the move pays off in '08. More...

DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!

Overstreet throws perfect game; All-Stars advance to state tourney

The 12-year-old Jackson All- Stars knocked off Monroeville and Bay Minette twice to win the District 3 Championship in Excel. More...

Aggies' Beckham signs with ASCC

Jackson High School third basemen Tiffany Beckham signed a softball scholarship with Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville Thursday, July 10, at the JHS library. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail this week include: John Robert Dailey, 30, probation violation, $50,000 bond, 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: *Samuel Henry Randall, 56, of Citronelle was taken into custody July 7 to serve time for a first degree possession of marijuana conviction. More...