September 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District Marketing Manager Mike Brown (right) presented revenue distribution checks of $378,958.17 each to (L-R) mayors Sheldon Day, of Thomasville, Richard Long, of Jackson and Lamar Hudson, of Grove Hill. More...

CMC Gas presents $1.1 million in fees to its member cities

A special meeting was conducted at the new home office of Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District (CMCGD), Thursday, Sept. 4, for the purpose of presenting franchise fee checks to each of the county's member municipalities. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Unity Conference will be Sept. 22-24 The Women Division of the Free Mission District Association will host a Unity Conference, Sept. 22, 23 and 24, 7-9 p.m., at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church No. 2 in Jackson where Dr. Edsel Davis Sr. More...

Jackson church to celebrate denomination's 100th anniversary

On Oct. 5, the Jackson Church of the Nazarene will join 18,000 other Nazarene churches in 151 world areas to th celebrate the 100 anniversary of the founding of the Nazarene denomination. More...

God has a sense of humor

Psalm 59 :7-8 (NLT) "Listen to the filth that comes from their mouths; their words cut like swords. 'After all, who can hear us?' they sneer. But LORD, you laugh at them. More...

Education

Robin Ready named All-American Scholar

The United States Achievement Academy (USAA) has announced that Robin Dewayne Ready of Jackson has been named an All- American Scholar. More...

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Mrs. Sullivan's 8th grade class at Jackson Middle School is studying ancient Egyptian pyramids. Above are examples of the students' work (from left are: Octavia James, Jansen Deas, Matt Barton and Drake Odom. More...

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...

People

Stork Report

Dakota Russell Martin Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Martin (nee Summer Meadows) of Jackson announce the birth of a son, Dakota Russell, Aug. 15, 2008, Springhill Memorial Hospital in Mobile. He weighed lbs., 11 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches in length. More...

Visit from Alabama Kiwanis' governor-elect

Alabama Kiwanis Governor-Elect Ernest Hulsey (right), of Huntsville, visited the Jackson Kiwanis Club during its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Jackson Woman's Club conducts first luncheon

The Jackson Woman's Club conducted its first luncheon of 2008- 2009 on the back porch of Mater's Restaurant. Members were served a salad plate with crackers and dessert. Samantha Middleton was the guest speaker for the event. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Chad Lee Williams, 36, of Wagarville was arrested Sept. 3 and charged with first degree assault. Bond was set at $7,500. More...

JFD Report

The Jackson Fire Department reported 11 calls for service for the month of August. They were: Lifeflight - 5 Vehicle Accidents - 3 Structure fires - 2 Vehicle fires - 1 More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests reported by the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: •Ricky Mitchell, 35, promoting prison contraband, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $1,305.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Chase follows Leroy car theft

Washington County Sheriff's deputies were led on a high speed chase, Friday, Sept. 5, by a juvenile accused of stealing a car from the Leroy area. More...

Fire destroys home in Jackson

A fire, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, destroyed the Harris Street, Jackson home of Ann Hodge. The Jackson Fire Department responded with trucks 1, 2, 4 and 6. More...

JFD Fire Prevention Court chosen

The Jackson Fire Department chose its 2008 Fire Prevention Court this past Sunday, Sept. 7. This year's court (LR) are Maid Blair Hundley, senior at Jackson High School (JHS), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Chef Ronald's Family Affair' Sept. 16

Chef Ronald's Family Affair, hosted annually by The Fish House, 1028 College Avenue, Jackson, in support of the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile, will be Tuesday, Sept. 16. More...

News

Fire Prevention Week set for Oct. 5-11

This year's theme is 'Preven t Home Fires'

The Jackson Fire Department (JFD) will kick off Fire Prevention Week with church inspections on Sunday, Oct. 5. Immediately following in-spections the JFD will attend Sunday morning church service together. More...

Fairgrounds named for McMullan

Top photo: Jackson Mayor Richard Long (left) and Rotary Club District Governor Mickey Parish (right) recently presented Jackson Rotary Club member Cecil McMullan with a plaque naming the Jackson Fairgrounds for him. More...

Heritage Area meeting at WashCo Library Sept. 18

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Washington County Library at 6 p.m. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

WashCo bookmobile begins regular run The Washington County Public Library Bookmobile began its regular run for the school year on Wednesday, Sept. 10. More...

Editorials

Have you seen a monster lately?

Ok, come on and admit it. How many of you out there are intrigued by the History Channel's show, Monster Quest? More...

Military academy applications are now available

As summer draws to a close, students throughout south Alabama are returning to the classroom. For high school juniors and seniors, this is the time to start exploring options for after graduation. More...

Editorials

Time to stop dumping taxpayers' sand in Gulf

Weather forecasts Wednesday morning said Hurricane Ike would miss the central Gulf Coast as it heads toward Texas but that a strong storm surge may occur on Alabama's coast. We won't have to worry about it washing away any sand on Dauphin Island. More...

Sports

Aggies storm by Hillcrest

The Jackson Aggies (2-0, 1-0) took advantage of four Hillcrest fumbles and rolled to a 26-18 region win that hoists the Aggies in the driver's seat in the 4A Region 1 standings. More...

Bears hold off Wildcats

The Leroy Bears picked up a key 2A Region 1 win with a 35- 19 victory over the Millry Wildcats Friday, Sept. 5 at Palmer Stadium. More...

Sparta shuts out Eagles

The Jackson Academy Eagles had their first home game of the 2008 campaign Friday, as they lost to the Sparta Academy Warriors 27- 0. More...