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Back to school Aug. 7

Students attending public schools in Jackson and elsewhere in Clarke County will begin classes Aug. 7. No major changes have been announced for the upcoming school year. Local schools released the following registration information. More...

Slammed gavel ends E-911 discussion

The slam of a gavel ended a confrontation between Washington County E-911 Board Chairman Duane Garrick and Commission Chairman Judge Charles Singleton at the commission's July 28 meeting. More...

Citronelle man accused of raping WashCo woman

A Citronelle man is accused of raping a Charity Chapel woman with whom he had a prior relationship, this past weekend. More...

Students complete Ciba's annual WINGS program

At a special ceremony, July 24, in McIntosh, employees at Ciba Corporation and families of 10 McIntosh High School and five Washington County High School students commended the rising seniors as they graduated from the Ciba summer WINGS program. More...

Special Sections

Church

Come and He will give you rest

Spiritual Beliefs

When Jesus was on earth He knew that many people were burdened down with the cares of life. He also could look down through time and see that people always would carry heavy burdens… burdens of fear, loneliness, bitterness, sorrow, More...

Church Calendar

Waymen Chapel hosts homecoming and revival services The community is invited to attend homecoming and revival services at Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church of Suggsville. Homecoming service will be Sunday, Aug. 17, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Rev. Boykin to be honored at St. James A.M.E. The Rev. Clausell Boykin will be honored by the congregation of the St. James A.M.E. Church in Choctaw Bluff for his pastoral anniversary. The Rev. More...

Editorials

Talk of 2010 governor's race going strong

Publisher's Comments

We haven't made it through the 2008 presidential election yet and Alabamians have already been talking about the 2010 governor's race for some time now. More...

'Pelican Girls' were a big hit with single men when they landed in Mobile 304 years ago

This Week In Alabama History

August 1, 1704: French colonists in Mobile welcome the "Pelican Girls," twenty-three young women from France who had crossed the Atlantic aboard the Pelican. More...

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People

Zwitt - Colvin vows exchanged

Lauren Milissa Colvin and Matthew Phillip Zwitt were united in marriage Saturday, June 14, 2008, at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Point Clear. The Rev. Jamey Crosson officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Robertson - Hare announce wedding plans

Jim and Vicky Robertson, of North Little Rock, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie, to Jason Hare of Grove Hill. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Roland and Sue Robertson and the late John and Alice Watts. More...

July Yard of the Month

Danny and Shirley Chandler at 142 Fran Street were awarded "Yard of the Month" for the month of July. The award is presented by the Four Seasons Garden Club. More...

Woman alleges gang rape at old Harper High School

According to Jackson Police, a woman was allegedly gang raped at the Harper Development Center (old Harper High School) in the early morning hours of July 26. More...

Annual rodeo pleases crowds

The annual Pine City Rodeo was conducted this past weekend at the Jackson Academy Arena. More...

Overton qualifies as mayoral candidate for Jackson

Michael Devane Overton, a lifetime resident of Jackson, has qualified to run for mayor. Treating people like he wants to be treated is his goal. More...

Two arrested in `06 armed robbery case

Information received from a woman incarcerated in the Washington County Jail has led to her arrest and the arrest of a Leroy man for an armed robbery that occurred at the A-1 Exxon in Wagarville in December of 2006. More...

Washington County students return to school Aug. 11

Washington County teachers report for duty on Aug. 6 and the first day of school for students is Aug. 11. According to representatives at each school, enrollment is expected to change very little for the 08-09 school year. More...

Chapman wants to retain Millry mayor's seat

Millry Mayor Roy Chapman is seeking a second term. "If re-elected I will continue to serve you and make the necessary changes that your town needs in order to prosper," said Chapman upon making his bid for re-election. More...

News

Back to school shoppers urged to take advantage of sales tax holiday

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and city officials are urging those looking to purchase back to school items to take advantage of this weekend's sales tax holiday. More...

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce names 2008-09 Pine City Ambassadors

Each year the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Pine City Ambassador Junior Leadership Program. More...

Pee Wee football registration this Saturday

Pee Wee football registration will be conducted in Jackson this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jackson City Hall. Eligible players must be between the ages of 6 and 12 to participate. More...

Education

USAA recognizes Ready as 'Student of Excellence'

Achievement Academy announced that Robin Dewayne Ready, son of Mary Ann and Clay Ready of Jackson, has been recognized as a student of excellence in history and government. More...

Crandall participates in CYLC

Jessie Crandall, 11, participated in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference recently in Washington, D.C. More...

Phillips is recent USA grad

Kasey Kimbell Phillips of Monroeville received her bachelor of science degree in business administration, May 3, 2008, at the University of South Alabama's Mitchell College of Business in Mobile. More...

Sports

Bears attack 7-7

The Leroy Bears knocked off Demopolis and Thomasville while tying Linden in 7-7 play Monday, July 28, in Thomasville. More...

Eagles hire Dwain Roberts

Jackson Academy hired former Eagle star player Dwain Roberts to take over as head football coach replacing Mike Garrett. Garrett stepped down during the spring. More...

The wait is over; football season is here!

SPORTS REPORT

I don't know about you, but the thought of football practice starting up this week has me fired up. The Alabama Independent School Association "officially" starts practice today while the public schools hit the practice fields on Monday. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court July 17 records released

The records of July 17 have been released by the Jackson Municipal Court. Michael Anthonty Wright, public intoxication, guilty. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: •Christopher Allen Duncan, 25, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses published

Marriage license applications Keith Anthony Armstrong, to Sharon Elaine McDole; Roderick Levon Dumas, to Katherine Pugh; Steven Allen Middleton, to Amanda Ott Barnes; Nathaniel Jay Novem, to Stacey Champion; Tony Dotson, to Janice Carstarphen; Ma More...