February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke BOE to meet in Jackson

The Clarke County Board of Education goes "on the road" Monday with its first ever meeting outside of Grove Hill—at least in recent memory. The board will meet in the Jackson High School Library at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Scotch Lumber to idle Fulton sawmill

Scotch Lumber Company of Fulton has announced plans to idle its Fulton sawmill and lay off 100 workers in 60 days if market conditions do not improve. In Monroeville, Harrigan Lumber Company shut down last Thursday. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Community sing in Coffeeville Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville will host a community sing Saturday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. For additional information call 276- 3957. St. Peter's Lent/Easter schedule St. More...

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WOMEN IN WINTER TO MEET- Several members of the Women in Winter organization gathered recently to announce the group's upcoming Easter meeting, Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. More...

Stave Creek to host '30 Hour Fast'

World Vision's 30 Hour Famine is an annual event for the student ministry at Stave Creek Baptist Church. Participants start their fast at 1 p.m. More...

Education

Gillmore names students of the month

Gillmore Elementary School recognizes good citizenship qualities in students through the "Student of the Month" program. More...

Area students named to ASCC honors lists

A number of students have been named to honor lists for fall semester at Alabama Southern Community College which offers classes in Monroeville, Demopolis, Thomasville, Gilbertown and Jackson. More...

Sports

Aggies split doubleheader

Jackson opened its 2009 season by splitting a doubleheader with Demopolis Monday. The Aggies lost 9-4 in the front end of the double-dip before taking the back side of the clash 9-5. More...

Bears win sub-regional

Phillip Ervin erupted for 18 third-quarter points to lead Leroy back from a four-point halftime deficit to knock off Mobile Christian 65-61 andsend the Bears to the South Regional in Troy. Ervin ended the night with 34 points. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court

Jackson Municipal Court recently released the following court records for Jan. 15 - Feb. 12. Jan. 15, 22 and 29 Demarquis Lydell Besteda, criminal mischief, third degree, guilty. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Daniel Nichols, 36, of McIntosh was arrested Feb. 9 and charged with hunting after dark. Bond was set at $500. *Aja Howell, 30, of St. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 10-17 include: *Stephanie Nicole Sullivan, 34, expired tag, driver's license suspended/revoked, $534 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Tragedy for horses on Highway 43

Two runaway horses lost their lives Sunday, Feb. 15, around 6:30 p.m., when they were struck by automobiles on U.S. Highway 43 in McIntosh. According to McIntosh Police Lt. More...

Qualifying ends for Senate District 22

Qualifying for the special election to fill the Alabama Senate District 22 seat created by the death of Pat Lindsey ended Tuesday, Feb. 17. There won't be a Democratic primary for the State Senate race. State Rep. More...

Fleming honored at Jackson 'Citizen of the Year' banquet

Deloris Fleming was honored Thursday, Feb. 12, during the Jackson Citizen of the Year banquet, hosted by the Jackson Rotary Club. More...

Chatom makes meth arrests

Friday the 13th was really unlucky for three people caught with the ingredients to make methamphetamine and a small amount of the illegal drug. Bryan Lamar Stanley, 41, Prescilla Ann Sullivan, 41, both of Creola and John McDonald, 42, of Mt. More...

News

Auditors give Jackson favorable financial report

The Jackson City Council was presented with the city's annual audit report, Thursday, Feb. 12, during its regular council meeting, and received a favorable review from the accounting firm of Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood. More...

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ILLEGAL DUMP- Several residents who live on Wiggins Road near Jackson said they are appalled with the illegal dumping that has been ongoing for sometime in and around Bullet Creek. More...

WashCo Grand Jury returns 85 indictments

A grand jury, which met last week, returned 85 indictments to the circuit court of Washington County and suggested that a new jail be built. The jury had considered 104 cases. The indictments include 64 felonies and 21 misdemeanors. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Jackson Girls Youth Softball sign-ups Feb. 19 Jackson Girls Youth Softball sign-ups continue today (Feb. 19) 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 21, 9- 11 a.m. at the New Era softball complex. Girls must be ages 7-12. More...

Editorials

Does God take sides in athletic competitions?

Guest Columnist

We have all seen it. A football player makes a big play, scores the winning touchdown, drops to one knee and points a finger towards the heavens. What does it mean when in a moment of success a player acknowledges God in some way? More...

Situation is better in Iraq

Report From Congress

Earlier this month, I made my third trip to Iraq as part of a sixmember congressional delegation, led by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH). More...

Public has right to know who wants probate judge's job job

Clarke County Probate Judge Becky Presnall announced her Clarke County Probate Judge Becky Presnall announced her intentions earlier this month to retire at the end of February. intentions earlier this month to retire at the end of February. More...

People

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MISS UNIVERSITY OF WEST ALABAMA Pageant award winners include, from left, Sydney Broadaway, Cassie Reed, Maegen Moore, Miss UWA 2008 Stevi Bolen, Miss UWA 2009 Kaley Hayden, Britney McElroy, Savanna Dickson and Brandi McGee. More...

Mary Kelly named marketing officer for FUSB

Mary Kelly has recently been named marketing officer for First United Security Bank. More...

Stork Report

Katherine Finch Christian Mr. and Mrs. Doug Christian (nee Mary Elizabeth Handley) of Jackson announce the birth of a daughter, Katherine Finch, Jan. 15, 2009, at Springhill Medical Center in Mobile. She weighed 6 lbs., 13 oz. More...