December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Noble to retire as ClarkeCo engineer

Clarke County Engineer Sam Noble is retiring at the end of the month. He submitted a letter informing county commissioners of his decision about a month ago but there has been no discussion of it. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

New Year's Eve singing will be hosted at Good Hope The Revelators and other local talent will be featured at a New Year's Eve singing that will begin at 7 p.m. Pastor James Morgan invites all to attend. More...

First United Methodist Chancel Choir singing "Festival of Carols" Dec. 21

The Jackson First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present its Christmas cantata, "Festival of Carols" Sunday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m. Soloists include Dianna Brown, Dottie Fore, Charlene Green, Gay DeWitt, Chet Noble, the Rev. More...

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THE DOWN EAST BOYS of Reidsville, N.C. will perform Friday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. at Clearwater Assembly of God in Wagarville. Pastor Jimmie Butts invites everyone to attend. A love offering will be taken. More...

Education

Reading mania hits Leroy High School

"Mrs. Brackin, do you have another great book by Lois Duncan?" "Can I be added to the wai ting list for New Moon by Stephanie Meyer?" These are the kinds of questions being asked of the Leroy High School library media specialist, Betty Brackin. More...

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GILLMORE ELEMENTARY SECOND GRADE STUDENTS presented a Christmas program Thursday, Dec. 4 in the school gymnasium. The children, directed by Charlene Green, performed Christmas songs and recited "Twas The Night Before Christmas." More...

Johnson resigns as ASCC president

As he begins his 20th year as president of Alabama Southern Community College, Dr. John A. Johnson has announced his intention to leave the college presidency at the end of the year in June 2009. More...

People

Miss Stevens honored at Christmas wedding shower

Sarah Grace Stevens, bride-elect of Adam Kenyon Rice, was honored at a Christmas themed wedding shower Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008, at the home of Crystal Bolen. More...

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Barton celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Barton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Christmas luncheon Saturday, Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. More...

Jessica Jones honored with bridal showers

Mrs. Jesse Jones, the former Jessica Rikard, was honored at a bridal coffee Saturday, Oct. 18, at the First United Methodist Church parlor. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *James O'Neal Greene, 20, of Mt. Vernon was arrested Nov. 28 and charged with failure to appear on an expired tag charge. Bond was set at $183. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 2 through 9 include: *Wilbert Pritchett, 60, three counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $1,800 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

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A TWO-VEHICLE WRECK which occurred around 11:40 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in front of the Shell station on U.S. Highway 43 in Leroy, sent one person to the hospital after she was extracted from her vehicle. More...

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SEVERAL SIGHTINGS OF SANTA CLAUS were made in towns in Clarke and Washington counties this past weekend as area parades rolled. See parade photos on page 10-A. (SA photo by Evan Carden) More...

Weekend highlights search for St. Stephens' artifacts

The Globe Hotel was once a bustling site in Old St. Stephens, and on Dec. 6, it was a busy place again as George Shorter, archaeologist with the University of South Alabama, and others excavated behind the site of the old hotel. More...

News

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Social assistance on Wednesdays at Salvation Army The Salvation Army Social Service office is open on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. More...

Mayor Long: 'Mississippi shooting shows need for police car cameras'

Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Dec. 9, to allow the purchase of new cameras for seven of the police department's patrol cars, Mayor Richard Long referred to a recent shooting in Mississippi as the reason the equipment is a vital need. More...

Stephens honored for years of service to education

A big crowd turned out for Superintendent of Education Gerald Stephens' retirement reception at Clarke County High School Tuesday afternoon. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

'The Mystery of the Manger: It's the Gospel Truth' at Frankville Baptist The children of Frankville Baptist Church will present "The Mystery of the Manger: It's the Gospel Truth" on Sunday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Tips for looking for jobs in a tough economy

It appears that the job market is shrinking during this current economic downturn. Even though some companies are laying off or reducing their workforce, other companies are looking for good employees. Most of these jobs are not advertised. More...

FDR's words of 1930s have meaning today

Our Opinions

First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. More...

There ought to be a better way to pay football coaches

The University of Alabama for a period of time paid Mike Shula at the rate of $63,492.06-a-month not to coach the Crimson Tide. The school doesn't have to pay him quite that much now because he found a coaching job in the pro ranks. More...

Sports

Three-peat for Leroy!

Leroy 41 Sulligent 8 Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008 Birmingham Legion Field 15-0 More...

Leroy blasts Sulligent 41-8

Bears' 27-point fourth quarter seals blowout over Blue Devils

The Leroy Bears defeated the Sulligent Blue Devils 41-8 Saturday, Dec. 6 at Birmingham's Legion Field to secure its third straight 2A championship and first 15-0 record in school history. More...

Moseley named 'Back of the Year', 'Gatorade Player of the Year'

When Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley walked off the Legion Field turf on Saturday morning after the Class 2A championship, not only did he have three straight titles but he is a repeat champion this week as the lone back-to-back winner in the Alaba More...