January 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deal made for LP plant payback

Louisiana Pacific Corp. could pay Clarke County up to $1.5 million over the next three years for defaulting on its agreement to operate its new oriented strand board (OSB) mill south of Thomasville with at least 130 employees. More...

Events to mark MLK birthday and Obama inauguration

Several events are planned locally for Jan. 19 and 20, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday and the inauguration of the nation's first African- American President, Barack Obama. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Foreman Chapel to host revival The Foreman Chapel Baptist Church, 849 E. Church St., Jackson, will host a mini revival in support of the Senior Nutritional Center in Choctaw Bluff. More...

A true friend

1 Samuel 18:1-5 "When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father's house. More...

Free Mission District Association hosting annual motorcade and birthday celebration

The 6th annual motorcade and birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., hosted by the Free Mission District Association, will be Monday, Jan. 19. Lineup begins at 9 a.m. at Gillmore Elementary School. More...

Education

Scholarships available for young cancer survivors

Young cancer survivors in Clarke County preparing for higher education may be eligible for scholarships from the Mid-South Division of the American Cancer Society. More...

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JACKSON ACADEMY'S 7TH GRADE WORLD GEOGRAPHY class ended their semester with an international fiesta. Students prepared foods from Mexico, Wales, Morocco, China, Denmark, South America and Ireland. More...

Bubrig receives Ph.D. at University of Alabama

Dennis L. Bubrig II (Denny) of Bowling Green, Ohio was recognized recently during the winter commencement exercises at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. More...

People

Odom, Williams are among Miss UM pageant contestants

Five young women will compete for the title of Miss University of Mobile on Saturday, Jan. 31, 7 p.m. at the University of Mobile in the Weaver Auditorium. More...

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COUNTRY MUSIC PERFORMER ASHTON SHEPHERD paid a surprise visit to the children at Jackson Academy's Day Care during their Christmas party. Shepherd is the niece of Brenda Atcheson, director of the day care. More...

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DOROTHY WATSON was honored at a surprise 75th birthday celebration by her children and grandchildren on Dec. 14 at the Kimbell House in Jackson. Family, close friends and church members attended the celebration. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Jimmy James Love, 60, of Jackson was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with four counts of negotiation of a worthless negotiable instrument. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 6-13 include: •Richard Earl Williams, 47, burglary, second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Adam Michael Jackson, to Hannah Lee Sullivan. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Jan. More...

State Sen. Pat Lindsey dies while on hunting trip

Longtime state Sen. W.H. "Pat" Lindsey, 72, died suddenly Sunday, Jan. 11, while on a hunting trip. According to a press release on the al.com Web site, Lindsey was discovered dead in his bed by friends accompanying him on the trip. State Sen. More...

Grand farewell for Judge Baxter

Attorneys, past and present judges, public officials, law enforcement personnel and members of the public packed the large courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse Thursday, Jan. More...

News

Jackson City Council votes to keep current trash collection company

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, Jan. 13, to renew its contract with Allied Waste for garbage collection in the city for the next three years. During its Dec. More...

Motes retires after 35 years as St. Stephens Postmaster

The St. Stephens Historical Courthouse Museum was filled to capacity and running over, on Sunday afternoon, January 11, with wellwishers for Charlotte Motes, retiring postmaster for St. Stephens. More...

Williams says WashCo sewerage project 'moving'

The sewerage-interest group met on Jan. 8 at the McIntosh City Hall and District 5 Commissioner Herman Williams gave a brief report and update on the progress of the Five Points Sewerage System since the last meeting in November. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

People First to host lunch People First is hosting a family and friends lunch at CCARC Jan. 19, 12 noon in the CCARC dining room. The menu is homemade soup, rolls, dessert and tea. The cost of lunch is $4. Take out orders are available. More...

Editorials

Parting with a kind word may mean more than you think

You never know when you talk to someone, it may be the last time you ever see them. That point hit home with me when I found out about the death of Alabama Sen. Pat Lindsey. More...

Tuesday will be historic day in nation's capital

Tuesday, Jan. 20 will be a historic day in the life of the United States of America. Presidential inaugurations are always important events but this one is especially significant. More...

Elected Officials

President George W. Bush, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 110 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-224-5744. More...

Sports

Aggies compete at state swim meet

The Alabama High School Athletic Association's Swimming Championship meet was held at the University of Alabama Aquatic Center Dec. 6. There were 375 swimmers representing 78 high schools from across the state competing in this meet. More...

McMorris inks with Faulkner

Leroy High School senior, Chaniqua McMorris, signed with Faulkner State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, at the LHS library. She becomes the first Leroy volleyball player to sign an athletic scholarship. More...

'Eddie' performs during bowl game

Jackson Academy's "Eddie the Eagle", portrayed by Jennie Faith, won All-Star status at cheer camp last summer and was named to the UCA pregame All-Star Mascot cast along with nine other mascots from around the country. More...