July 17, 2008 RSS feed / 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...

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...

First USB names Rick Harvey senior vice president and commercial lender

Rick Harvey has recently been named senior vice president and commercial lender for First United Security Bank according to Bank President/CEO Terry Phillips. "We are very pleased to promote Rick to his new position," Phillips said. More...

Jackson Municipal Voter's List

The City of Jackson Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. The polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. More...

Man accused of raping girl on church property

A Mobile man is accused of raping a 12-year-old McIntosh girl, June 13, on the grounds of a local church. According to Washington County Sheriff's Deputy Johnny Curry, Walter S. More...

unearthed treasures

More than 20 people gathered at the sorting lab at the St. Stephens Historical Park on July 12 to help sort artifacts from the on-going dig at the Globe Hotel site within the park. More...

Young beauties shine at 'Red, White & Blue Pageant'

The third annual Red White & Blue Pageant was conducteed at the Chatom Community Center July 4. The event was sponsored by Team GRITS, and served as a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. More...

AFC firefighters headed for California

With 1,781 fires and 839,343 acres already burned since mid- June, the state of California may be headed for the worst fire season in its history. More...

Agencies hope to increase awareness of ATV-related injury

In response to the increasing incidence of life-altering injuries in children from all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the Children's Hospital of Alabama, the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, 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...

Volunteers sought for building Pine City Park playground

On behalf of the Pine City Park Committee, committee member Nancy McDonald recently expressed thanks to everyone in the community who supported the fund-raising efforts during the last year. "On Sept. More...

New sidewalks

Jackson is getting some new sidewalks. Here a concrete crew works on a new walk where it curves from College Avenue/Commerce Street onto Church Street in the downtown business district. (SA photo by Jim Cox) More...

E-911 chairman addresses board's troubles, entity policies

The Washington County E-911 Board held a special-called meeting July 15 to discuss some festering problems. More...

Domestic violence seminar planned for educators, clergy and health care workers

During its quarterly meeting, July 10, the Washington County Domestic Violence Task Force discussed plans to conduct a seminar this fall for educators, day care providers, clergy and health care workers. More...

Millry reports reaching $56,000 raised for town's park project

The town of Millry reports its first "4th of July Blast," a fund-raiser for the new town park, was a huge success. Mayor Roy Chapman stated that he was very pleased with the crowd that turned out to support this event. More...

Alabama beef being marketed overseas

While many U.S. consumers will recognize the familiar chime and tagline, "Beef. More...

It's not too late to claim 2008 stimulus payments

IRS will issue checks through end of year

The last of the economic stimulus checks will go out today under the planned payment schedule, which was a timetable for tax returns filed before April 15. More...