August 21, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire destroys McVay home

Fire destroyed the home of Ann Holton, located on Peniel Road in the McVay community, shortly before 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Antioch Fire Department was the initial responder, with Jackson and Salitpa fire departments assisting. More...

Dispute leads to McIntosh murder

A dispute involving the custody of a child led to the Aug. 15 arrest of a Jackson teenager, who is charged with killing a McIntosh man. More...

Special Sections

Church

Forest Avenue Baptist Church to celebrate 50th anniversary

Forest Avenue Baptist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary over the next couple of weeks with special anniversary services Sunday, Aug. 24 and Sunday Aug. 31 The church's roots date to 1956 when Dr. More...

Church Calendar

Centerpoint Holiness hosting Gospel singing Aug. 30 The Rev. Frankie Motes, pastor, invites the community to a gospel singing on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 6:30 pm., at the Centerpoint Holiness Church in Coffeeville. More...

Charter Members of Forest Avenue Baptist Church

Mrs. Mellie Amos Mrs. Edna Horton Mrs. Alonza (Susie) McLendon Mr. W.L. Smith Mr. Loyd Bolen Miss Vickie Horton Faye McLendon Mrs. W.L. Smith Mrs. More...

Editorials

Antichrist accusations in presidential race

Guest Columnist

Mark Twain once wrote, "I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." Consider a case in point. It appears that Sen. More...

Can't elect mayor under indictment

Editorial

This newspaper—and many other local weeklies—resist endorsements of local candidates. We say we believe the voters can best pick from the people they know. More...

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People

Berry - Hall announce August wedding date

Mr. and Mrs. Willie Charles Berry of Walker Springs announce the engagement of their daughter, LaChaundria, to Charles Hall Jr. Mr. Hall is the son of Ms. Tera Hall of Clayton and the late Charles Hall Sr. More...

Davis - Koschel announce September wedding plans

Debby and Jim Davis of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Courtney Clarke of Denver, Colo., formerly of Jackson, to Andrew Sterling Koschel of Denver, formerly of Mobile. More...

Williams graduates from UAB

Rickeisha Williams, a Jackson High School graduate, has received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice with a minor in military science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. More...

WashCo. official arrested twice

By Evan Carden SA Editor Washington County Commissioner Johnny Leroy Johnston was arrested twice Wednesday. More...

Jackson mayoral candidate indicted for identity theft

Jackson mayoral candidate Michael Devane Overton was indicted a couple of weeks ago by the Clarke County Grand Jury on felony charges of identity theft/credit card fraud. According to Jackson Police Investigator Richard Harvey, on Jan. More...

Municipal elections Tuesday

Voters in five Clarke County municipalities and three Washington County municipalities will go to the polls to elect mayors and council members Tuesday. Jackson Jackson Mayor Richard Long is seeking reelection to a third term. More...

Larry Harkless is write-in candidate in WashCo.race

To the voters of District 5: I am Larry J. Harkless, and at this time, I am bringing my appeal to the voters of District 5. I am attempting to gain your vote for county commissioner District 5. More...

News

UA student arrested following motorcycle chase

A 19-year-old University of Alabama student was arrested Sunday, Aug. 17, following a high-speed chase which involved a number of law enforcement officers. More...

Correction

A headline on last week's front page was misleading, because it stated that local attorney and Jackson Municipal Court Judge Christopher Bailey had argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. More...

Grand opening Friday in Jackson for Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas building

Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District officials say a new gasbuying extension of the utility will enable the long-term purchase of natural gas at lower rates that will benefit residential and industrial customers. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Scott family reunion meeting A Scott family reunion meeting is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, 4 p.m., at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Sports

Eagles storm past Wilcox in scrimmage

Jackson Academy throttled Wilcox Academy 35-6 Friday night in Camden. It may not have been a real game, but try telling that to the players at Jackson Academy that suffered through a 0-10 season in '07. More...

Are you ready for some football?

SPORTS REPORT

Ready to see if Jeff Kelly has turned around the Aggie program? How about if the Bears can hold off the No. 2 team (Thomasville) in 4A? This Friday night both teams will be in action, albeit just preseason scrimmage games. More...

Horse races coming up Saturday, Aug. 23

There are a lot of horse enthusiasts in southwest Alabama: Saddle horses, walking horses, quarter horses and more are popular and some are trained to pull buggies and wagons. More...

For the Record

Municipal Court records released

The following information has been released by the Jackson Municipal Court for cases from Aug. 14. Jerome Bettis, domestic violence, third degree, dismissed on cost. Johnnie Black Jr., public intoxication, guilty. More...

Clarke deeds, marriage license applications listed

Marriage license applications James Michael Pace, to Angela Jo Ellis; Brandon Lane Kelley, to Courtney Leanne Bates. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: •Gerald Lamar Taylor, 39, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...