November 20, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Wreck claims life of child

A McIntosh Elementary School student was killed in a two-vehicle crash, Monday, Nov. 17, around 7:30 a.m. The wreck occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and the south entrance to the Ciba plant in McIntosh. More...

Community prayer rally conducted in support of President-elect Obama

The Southwest Alabama Ministerial Alliance sponsored an Obama Victory Celebration & Praise Rally Sunday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church, Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Rockville Baptist hosts 5th Sunday singing The Rockville Baptist Church th will host a 5 Sunday singing Nov. 30, starting at 6 p.m. featuring Endless Praise of Theodore. Pastor Mark Dunn invites all attend. More...

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The Pastor's Assistance Committee of Mt. Olive Baptist Church No. 2, Jackson, invites everyone to their second annual pre-Thanksgiving service Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. More...

Step Sing set for Nov. 30

The annual Christmas Step Sing is planned for Sunday night, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. on the steps of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Local church and school choirs are invited to participate. More...

Editorials

Holidays will come in spite of bad economy

Everyone is worried about the bad economy and how it will affect the fast approaching holiday shopping season. More...

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Full Story

Medicare Part D open enrollment

For two years now, senior Americans have been enjoying the benefits of the permanent Medicare prescription drug benefit helping them - in many cases - meet the cost of their medication. More...

People

Final plans announced for Atchison-McLendon

Final wedding plans for Lindsey Atchison and Thomas Matthew McLendon have been announced. The wedding will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Recent showers honor bride-elect Lindsey Atchison

Lindsey Atchison, bride-elect of Tom McLendon, was the guest of honor at several recent showers. Miscellaneous Shower A miscellaneous bridal shower was given for Miss Atchison Sunday, Oct. 12, at the First Baptist Church of McIntosh. More...

Sullivan - Harris united in marriage

Angela Lynne Harris and Eric Calvin Sullivan, both of Wagarville, exchanged vows in a private ceremony Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Harris Sr. and Ms. Sereda Wiggins, all of Jackson, and Mrs. Gracie J. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 10-18 include: •Percy L. House, 59, driving under the influence (alcohol), speeding, unlawful possession of alcohol, $1,750 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Gator caught in Jackson

Jackson Animal Control officer Lee Hutto (front) responded to a call, last week, on Warren Street, concerning an alligator that was spotted in a ditch beside the railroad tracks. More...

Clarke County brings home multiple state PALS awards

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter committee brought home several state awards Wednesday, Nov. 12, from the annual People Against a Littered State (PALS) awards program conducted at Troy University Montgomery. More...

Jackson city flag to travel in Iraq

From left, Executive Officer Major Nathaniel Shropshire, former Jackson City Councilman 1st Lt. Anthony D. Jackson, Lt. Col. David Whaling and Sgt. More...

Calvert man pleads guilty to murder

A Calvert man pleaded guilty to the Aug. 13, 2006 murder of his wife in Washington County Criminal Court last week. More...

Christmas tree lighting in Jackson tonight

Jackson's Christmas Tree lighting, accompanied by singing and other activities will be conducted tonight (Thursday) in the downtown business district. The event will begin at 5 p.m. More...

News

WashCo Commission moving on land sale and sewerage project

On Wednesday, November 12, Tracie Meinhardt, realtor, brought to the Washington County Commission an offer from a prospective buyer for 30 of 80 acres the county owns in the south end of the county near the ThyssenKrupp site. More...

WashCo Commissioners sworn in

Three Washington County Commissioners were sworn in for four-year terms during the Wednesday, Nov. 12 county commission meeting. More...

Jackson Academy burglarized

According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, a burglary was reported at Jackson Academy Tuesday, Nov. 18. The chief said it is believed the break-in occurred sometime Monday night, Nov. 17. More...

Coming Events

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Step Sing set for Nov. 30 The annual Christmas Step Sing is planned for Sunday night, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. on the steps of the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Local church and school choirs are invited to participate. More...

Education

Jackson mayor proclaims Tuesday, Nov. 18 as 'Retired Teacher's Day'

Jackson Mayor Richard Long recently signed a proclamation announcing Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 as 'Retired Teacher's Day' in the city. More...

2008 Leroy Mini Mite Cheerleaders

Front (L-R) Bailey Sullivan, Mary Catherine Butts, Sydney Pettis, Isabella King, Kerrigan Carpenter, Kylie Pitts and Rachel Alday; back row: Kamri Dunagan, Kaleigh Jones, Julianna Marks, Kasey Elmore, Dezirae Roney More...

Complete computer class

Students recently completed a four-week adult basic computer class sponsored by White Smith Memorial Library held at Alabama Southern Community College in Jackson. Students studied basic terminology, Internet Explorer, e-mail and Microsoft Word. More...

Sports

Sweet repeat for Aggies

Jackson drives 97 yards in final minutes to defeat Thomasville 17-14

The Jackson Aggies drove 97 yards with less than four minutes remaining in the game to defeat the Thomasville Tigers 17-14 Friday night at Legion Field to advance to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs. More...

Bears crush Raiders 47-21

The Leroy Bears earned their 22 consecutive victory on Friday night with a win over the Houston Academy Raiders in the second round of the 2A state playoffs The Raiders would strike first when running back Andrew Dauphin scored on a 1-yard touchdo More...

Millry rallies to top WCHS

The Millry Wildcats advanced to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs Friday night on Wildcat Hill with a thrilling 29-24 comefrom behind win over the Washington County Bulldogs. More...