July 31, 2008 RSS feed / News

JPD participating in 'National Night Out' this Tuesday, Aug. 5

This coming 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...

ATRC to conduct public hearing

A hearing will be Tuesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. in the Alabama-Tombigbee Commission board room, 107 Broad St., Camden, to allow the public an opportunity to comment on current Alabama- Tombigbee Regional Commission Area Agency on Aging (AAA) services. More...

Candidates qualify for Coffeeville elections

Cotten seeks third term as mayor

Coffeeville Mayor Faye Cotten is seeking a third term in the Aug. 26 election. She said she wants to continue the work she has done for the past eight years. More...

Walker vies for District 1 spot

Kentra Courtney Walker is running for the District One, Place One seat on the Coffeeville Town Council. "Coffeeville is my home. I will always live here. I am a wife and a mother and I am raising my children here. More...

Jackson Area COC to host leadership development training

Training experts agree that one of the keys to developing and retaining quality leaders is training. Investing in training improves retention and creates more loyal and dedicated employees. More...

Boise Inc. joins Chicago Climate Exchange

Chicago, Ill. (July 24, 2008) - Boise Inc. More...

Commission votes to use tax for roads and bridges

Washington County citizens will vote again on a 1 cent county sales and use tax in November. Washington is one of a few remaining Alabama counties without any sales revenue. More...

BOE makes personnel changes

At its July 24 meeting, the Washington County Board of Education made several personnel changes: Employed •Charles Rush as band director, Leroy High School •Debra Lang as elementary teacher, McIntosh Elementary. More...

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...

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...

Local history flashback

Billy Cleiland of Jackson came across this photo from 1949 and decided to share it with The South Alabamian. It was taken Feb. 11, 1949. The event was the presentation of Louisa M. More...

What did I do to deserve this?

Beaten and starved the animal in this picture didn't have to suffer like this. Look at the picture again and see what we have all allowed to happen by not having an animal care and control center in our county. More...

Cox looks to be town's new mayor

Robert H. Cox is a candidate for mayor of Coffeeville in the Aug. 26 election. He said he would encourage and welcome citizen volunteerism and participation in the town if elected. "The decision to run for mayor was not easy for me," he said. More...

hopes to keep District 1 seat

Sammy Shields is seeking reelection to the District One, Place One seat on the Coffeeville Town Council. Shields has served on the council for 18 years. More...

JPD to offer annual Citizens Police Academy

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge announced, this week, that the department will offer its annual Citizens Police Academy beginning the week of Sept. 8. Classes meet for 10 weeks, one night per week at 6 p.m. More...

WCPL to host book signing

Alton Richardson of Saraland will hold a book signing at the Washington County Library on Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Richardson is the author of two books: The Master and the White Tail and Take a Walk in my Shoes. More...