October 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Funding for new Jackson senior center announced

For more than a year now, the city of Jackson has been pursuing funding to build a new senior citizens center and Wednesday that dream became more of a reality with the announcement of approval of a $250,000 state grant to assist with the project. More...

District 5 Commission seat biggest WashCo election battle

Perhaps the most watched local race in the Nov. 4 election is that for Washington County Commission District 5, which pits appointee Herman Williams (DLeroy) against Larry Harkless, who is waging a write-in campaign. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Fall Festival announced at Walker Springs Road Baptist The Walker Springs Road Baptist Church invites the community for a fun and safe Friday evening. More...

Wheeler to speak at First Assembly revival

The Rev. Lynn Wheeler, founder and president of Lynn Wheeler Ministries, Inc., ministers nationally and internationally. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Watch out for Trick or Treaters Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge is urging motorists to drive slowly through neighborhoods Friday, Oct. 31, between the hours of 5-8 p.m., while trick or treaters will be out in full force. More...

Relay for Life Events

Relay for Life drawing Chances for a Brown A-Bolt Medallion Rifle are available for a $5 donation to Clarke- Washington Electric's Relay for Life Team. Drawing will be held on Friday, Nov. 14th and the winner will be notified. More...

Editorials

Cotton production is truly southern

Recently I drove north across McCorquodale Bridge and the splendid field of cotton on the bottomland there caused me to stop and have a good look. I have this lifelong love affair with cotton, but must confess I've never picked any. More...

USA is greater than whoever is president

It'll soon be over. Thank goodness. "It," of course, is Tuesday's General Election. The long presidential campaign has bitterly divided the nation. More...

It looks like Obama will win

A week out it is certain that Alabama will remain a solid red state on the electoral map. However when you look at the polls it appears that Sen. Barack Obama has a solid national lead in the presidential race. Sen. More...

People

Hagood - Spurlock exchange vows

Charity Carolyn Spurlock and Robert Lee Hagood III were united in marriage Sept. 6, 2008, during an outdoor ceremony overlooking the Greystone Founder's Golf Course at Greystone Country Club in Birmingham. The Rev. More...

Huie - Lankford united in marriage

Timothy Blake Huie and Jennifer Rae Lankford were married on Oct. 14, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Tim Huie, father of the groom, officiated at the ceremony which was attended by family. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Jackson Women's League conducts

League met Oct. 7 at the home of Angie Foreman. Co-hosting the event was Nicole Etheredge. Guest speaker and owner of the Looking Glass, Martha Hayes, presented a fashion show consisting of the latest fall trends and styles. More...

Republicans hope to make history in Clarke County

While history may be being made nationally during the Nov. 4 election, two local Republicans vying for countywide offices hope to change a trend in Clarke County. More...

2008 Fair Queen crowned

Washington County High School's Laura Beech (second from left) was crowned the 2008 Clarke-Washington Counties Fair Queen during the annual competition conducted Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the opening night of the fair. More...

Jackson's Annual Fall Festival offers something for everyone

The 26th Annual Fall Festival will be conducted this Saturday, Nov. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Jackson, with something for everyone to enjoy. More...

News

Driver injured in one-vehicle wreck

A Jackson teenager was injured in a one-vehicle wreck, which occurred around 2:21 a.m., Oct. 26 on County Road 15. More...

New television service to be offered in Jackson

Gigi Ambrecht, AT&T's regional manager of external affairs, addressed those in attendance at Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council about the company's plan to offer a new television service to local customers. More...

Thomasville McDonald's destroyed by fire

The Thomasville McDonald's burned about mid-morning Tuesday. The smoke-laden fire totally demolished the fast food restaurant on Highway 43. Employees called 911 to report smoke in the building about 9 a.m. More...

Education

JHS honor roll announced

Grade 9 A honor roll: Jeannie Anderson, Kelsey Brunson, Kaitlin Bryant, Zoie Jones, Ben Morseth, Garrison Odom, Lasha Perine, Harley Rikard, Lateedra Robinson, Amber Stallworth, Harley Watt and Karla Wright. More...

Red Ribbon Week

week by creating their own slogans about drug awareness and prevention. Miss Alabama, Amanda Tapley, visited the school to speak to the students about making right choices. Above are: 8th graders (top photo): Julie Ann Jacobs and Shadrian Wilson. More...

Kimbrough receives honor at PEAK awards ceremony

Danielle Kimbrough was awarded Advertising Industry Newcomer of the Year by the American Advertising Federation Birmingham at the 2008 PEAK Awards ceremony on Oct. 21. More...

Sports

Aggies are 4A Region 1 champs!

Jackson routs Thomasville 57-36 behind opportunistic defense

The Jackson Aggies used defense and special teams play to blow open a tight contest as they claimed the county championship and region championship with a 57-36 win over Thomasville last Friday night at D.F. Anderson Field. More...

JA Eagles runner-up in Class A

The Jackson Academy volleyball team fell just short of a state championship Saturday, Oct. 25 in Montgomery. The Eagles finished the season with a 21-5 record and the runner-up in Class A of the AISA. More...

Bears cruise by Leopards

The Leroy Bears and the Mobile Christian Leopards combined for 110 points on Friday night as Leroy came out on top for their homecoming 69- 41 victory. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Tommy Lee Miller, 57, of McIntosh was arrested Oct. 20 on a probation revocation charge. Bond was set at $269.80. More...