August 7, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

JPD hosts 'National Night Out'

Tuesday, Aug. 5, the Jackson Police Department sponsored local neighborhoods' participation in the annual National Night Out event, which encourages neighbors to come out and enjoy a night of socializing and getting to know More...

Man injured by shotgun blast to gut

A McIntosh man is in custody accused of shooting another in the abdomen, seriously injuring him. According to McIntosh Police Lt. Charles Koger, Edward Dewayne Thomas, 45, allegedly shot and injured Mervin M. More...

County officials fear loss of 100 potential jobs

At the July 31 meeting of the sewerage interest-group, there arose for the first time a difference of opinion in this longtime harmonious group, about how to proceed with the south Washington County sewerage initiative, in the planning stage since More...

Ready to serve as new McIntosh police chief

With the departure of Michael Barnett, Mike Ready has been chosen to serve as the new McIntosh police chief. Ready, who has worked for the department since Dec. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Homecoming and revival services at James Chapel The community is invited to take part in a homecoming service and revival at James Chapel Baptist Church in St. Stephens where the Rev. Henry L. Gillis is pastor. Homecoming is Sunday, Aug. More...

Clearwater revival

Revival services featuring "Big Mo" will be conducted at Clearwater Assembly of God in Wagarville, Aug. 10-13. Pastor Jimmie Butts invites everyone to attend the services Sunday night at 6 p.m. and continuing Monday through Wednesday at 7 p.m. More...

We are never alone

Spiritual Beliefs

Matt. 28:20 (New LIV) "Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Loneliness is feeling like you are all alone. More...

Sports

Sixth Annual Millry Athletics Club Golf Classic Aug. 16

Saturday, Aug. 16, the Millry High School Wildcat Athletic Club will sponsor the "Sixth Annual Millry Athletic Club Golf Classic" tournament at Deer Park Golf Course in Chatom. More...

Football practice under way!!

High school football practice kicked off across the state Monday, Aug. 4. The teams are in shells (helmets and shorts) for the first three days and will be in full pads today (Thursday). More...

Youth football signup at Leroy Aug. 9 and 16

The Leroy youth football signup will be Saturday, Aug. 9 and Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Leroy High School cafeteria from 9 a.m. - 12 noon. All kids wishing to participate in the league need to show up for the registration. More...

For the Record

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses published

Marriage license applications Travis V. Adams, to Latoya Myles; Lavaughn Martin, to Stacy Lynelle Kimbell; James Wiley Yeager, to Kristin Michell Franklin; Cleveland R. Garner, to Joann W. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: •Anthony Joseph Marques, 42, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

JFD Report

The Jackson Fire Department reported the following activity for July: More...

Looking Back on 2008

State Treasurer 'Honest Ike' ended up running off with over $20,000 in state funds

This Week In Alabama History

August 7, 1882: Isaac "Honest Ike" Vincent is elected to an unprecedented third term as State Treasurer. More...

JPD makes arrests in gang rape case

Four people have been arrested in connection with an alleged gang rape and theft that occurred at the Harper Development Center (Old Harper High School) more than a week ago. More...

Watch for school buses

On behalf of the Jackson Police Department, Officer Norman "Buzzy" Jordan reminds motorists to be aware that school is now back in session and to obey the laws, by stopping for school buses loading and unloading, as well as obeying the speed limits i More...

Children's Rehab Services celebrates 'Cool Days in July'

Thanks to the help of National Seating and Mobility (NSM) and a number of volunteers, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services' (ADRS) Children's Rehabilitation Service (CRS) in Jackson conducted "Cool Days in July," Thursday, July 31. More...

Leroy Baptist Church: remembering the past; anticipating the future

As a symbol of Christianity, the church steeple is second only to the cross. One doesn't drive far in Alabama without seeing dozens of steeples pointing toward heaven. More...

News

Immunizations must be up-to-date

The Alabama Department of Public Health reminds parents that Alabama law requires children to be up to date on their vaccinations prior to attending school. More...

Red Cross announces upcoming blood drives

The American Red Cross is calling on all eligible donors to give blood to help make sure a safe and stable blood supply is available over the coming weeks. More...

Large number of cases on grand jury docket

Clarke County Grand Jurors had their work cut out for them this week—a record 395 cases to consider for possible criminal indictments. This is the most cases ever presented in Clarke County, said District Attorney Spencer Walker. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Parden family reunion announced The Parden family reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 30 in the Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Coffeeville. All family members should make plans to attend. More...

Editorials

'Peace sells, but who's buying?'

Editor's notes

This weekend as I drove through Jackson, I noticed a number of our newspaper racks were empty, I suppose due to our top story about the Mobile preacher arrested here and accused of murdering his wife and storing her body in a deep freezer inside h More...

Beware Bob Riley's assault on state's property owners

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, To those of you who own property, I am issuing this warning. The Bob Riley reappraisals have turned into extortion. This is done by excessively inflating the value of the property in order to extort more money from the owners. More...

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People

Double-ring ceremony unites Everhart-Hall

Shyann Morelle Hall and Harold Grant Everhart were united in marriage on Saturday, June 14, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Bay Minette. The Rev. J. Keith Cardwell performed the double-ring ceremony. More...

Couple to exchange vows on September 27 in Troy

Mike Cunningham of Guntersville and Karen Cunningham of Carbon Hill have the honor of announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sunny Ann to Thomas Stratford Smith, son of Mr and Mrs. Kenneth Smith of Beatrice. More...

Townsend - Segraves wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Townsend of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jami Leigh, to Christopher Segraves of Huntsville. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Segraves of Huntsville. More...