September 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Bonner lauds Coastal Gateway's efforts

"This is not the South Alabama we grew up with," said U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner during his address to area elected officials attending the Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority's breakfast in Grove Hill Thursday, Aug. 28. More...

Boise CEO confident about company's future in Jackson

There have been concerns that the 2010 opening of the ThyssenKrupp steel plant in Calvert will pull employees away from Boise and other industries in the area, but Boise president and CEO Alexander Toeldte has a positive view of the situation. More...

Special Sections

Church

Continue growing and live out your purpose

Spiritual Beliefs

2 Pet er 3: 18 "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." My former lay leader was a part of the Board of Ordained Ministers in my conference which voted me into probationary membership in January 2008. More...

Church Calendar

Homecoming and revival to be hosted at Rock West A.M.E. Homecoming and revival services will begin Sunday, Sept. 7, 2 p.m., at the Rock West A.M.E. Church. More...

INSPIRATION POINT

Fragile economy takes toll?

I thought I knew how Rob would answer. Rob and his wife Tabitha have a small shop which sells kitchen and bath cabinets. Right now they have at least three strikes against them. More...

Editorials

You can't make up politics this crazy

Publisher's Comments

This has to be one of the craziest presidential campaigns in the United States' history. First, who would have thought a first term U.S. More...

The smaller the election the more your vote counts

Editorials

Congratulations are in order to all of the winners in last week's municipal elections around the region. To those who didn't win we offer condolences and thanks for giving citizens a choice. More...

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People

Morrison promoted

Melissa Ann Morrison, granddaughter of Bob and Mary Morrison, of Jackson, was recently promoted to Lieutenant Commander in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. More...

Reeves-Wright announce September wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Skipper of Gainestown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Julia Michell "Misty" Reeves to Devin Ashley Wright. Mr. Wright is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wright of Jackson. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Guy celebrate 50th anniversary

Helen and Billy Guy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. They were married at Trinity Church in Boston, Mass. Before moving to Jackson, the Guys resided in Falmouth, Mass. More...

Fire destroys Leroy home

The Leroy Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Palmer Circle around 3:40 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28. By the time firefighters arrived on scene the older mobile home, which was rental property owned by John Matheson, was mostly destroyed. More...

NAACP says blacks mistreated

Local African-American leaders and NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) representatives conducted a rally at the war memorial in front of the Clarke County Courthouse, Friday, Aug. More...

Braswell leaving CCARC to pursue new direction

Graham Braswell will embark on a new phase of his life, Sept. 30, when he departs as director of Clarke County Arc (CCARC). More...

News

St. Stephens murder trial set

Robert A. Logan Jr., 60, is set to stand trial in Washington County for the Oct. 3, 2007 murder of a St. Stephens man. Logan reportedly confessed to the murder of Horace Bozeman, 69, whose body was found Friday, Oct. 5. More...

Driver escapes injury

Mark Mitchell, 37, of Chatom, the driver of this Ford pickup, amazingly escaped injury after colliding with an 18-wheeler, around 3:18 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, on the northbound side of U.S. Highway 43 just north of Sunflower. More...

Chapman confirmed as Millry mayor's race winner

Las t week The South Alabamian reported that Millry Mayor Roy Chapman had won re-election over challenger and former mayor Frank "Pete" Dearmon. That was before the counting of provisional and absentee ballots, which took place Tuesday, Sept. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS hosts open house Sept. 11 Jackson High School will host open house Thursday, Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. Parents will meet in the auditorium where the administration will share information about new programs and activities. More...

Sports

Aggies, Bears dominate in Week 1

Aggies destroy WCHS 51-7 in season opener

The Jackson Aggies opened the "Jeff Kelly Era" with an impressive 51-7 win over the Washington County Bulldogs last Thursday at Jordan-Wilcox Stadium in Chatom. "The guys played with a lot of intensity," Kelly said. More...

Top-ranked Bears tame No. 7 Clarke County 36-9

The No. 1 Leroy Bears routed a 4A top 10 team for the second week in a row when they knocked off No. 7 Clarke County 36-9 Friday night at Palmer Stadium. More...

Eagles fall to Meadowview

The Dwayne Roberts' era at Jackson Academy started Friday with a 35-6 loss to last year's 2A runner up Meadowview Christian. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past week include: •Merrill Renee Morris, 28, two counts non-child support, $254 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *John S. Bowden, 25, of Silas was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with second degree theft of property and domestic violence/third degree assault. More...

Kiwanis Club donations

During its regular meeting, Aug. 26, the Jackson Kiwanis Club made its annual donations to area agencies. The focus of the Kiwanis Club is helping children and the agencies which provide services for them. More...