February 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Black History Month: 107-year-old Clarke resident an icon to many

At age 107, Preston Goode is possibly Clarke County's oldest citizen and an icon to many who know him. More...

WashCo BOE prepares for possibility of money shortfall

The Washington County Board of Education met in both a work session and formal meeting on Feb. 19. The money shortfall dominated both sessions. Superintendent Tim Savage passed out a "Reduction in Work Force" (RWF) policy to board members. More...

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Church

Henderson/Henry Purity Class attends state convention

The Purity Class of Henderson/Henry District Church of God In Christ attended its annual State Purity Convention in Florence on Feb. 13-14. This twoday event is held annually at locations throughout Alabama. More...

Stave Creek announces 1st annual 'Answering the Call'

Stave Creek Baptist Church is announcing a Bible conference and Family Beast Feast entitled "Answering the Call," Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. Speakers for the event will be Bro. Lucky Teague, director of missions Walker County; Bro. More...

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BROADUS ELMORE (L) AND NELLIE CURREY (R) were crowned Mardi Gras king and queen at the annual Senior Citizens Banquet at Frankville Baptist Church on Feb. 20. More...

Editorials

Current hard economic times are testing all of us

Editor's notes

We see it all around us and it's starting to hit close to home. I'm referring to the current economic crisis facing our country. More...

Recognition of former Mayor Arrington fitting

The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Jackson City Hall the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex. The recognition is fitting for the local businessman and elected official who served this community as mayor for 20 years. More...

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Sports

Bears bomb Aggies, Tigers

JACKSON- The Leroy Bears started the 2009 season with a bang by defeating Demopolis 10-2 and Jackson 16-6 Saturday, Feb. 21 in the Tombigbee Classic thanks to seven home runs pounded out by Bear hitters. More...

Tough week for Aggies on the diamond

CHATOM- The defending 4A state champion Jackson Aggies had a rough start to the 2009 season with one win and two losses to fall to 2-3 on the season. JHS defeated Demopolis for the second time but fell to Washington County and Leroy. More...

Lady Aggies fall 9-5

EXCEL- The Jackson High School Lady Aggies opened the season with a 9-5 loss on the road against Excel. Anna Meitzler led off the top of the first with a double. More...

For the Record

Ed Dennis Griffin

Ed Dennis Griffin, a native of Fountain, died Feb. 23, 2009 at his Wagarville residence at the age of 83. He was a retired construction worker for Brown & Root in McIntosh. More...

Leslie Overstreet Hayes

Leslie Barnette Overstreet Hayes, 35, a native of Mobile and resident of Jackson, died Feb. 20, 2009 at a Mobile hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of the Perry's Chapel United Methodist Church in Gainestown. More...

John Carlis Hill

John Carlis Hill, 70, died Feb. 22, 2009 at the Jackson Medical Center in Jackson. A native of Uniontown and resident of Jackson, he was a security guard for Securitas Security in Mobile and a member of the Second Baptist Church of Uniontown. More...

Clarke cuts 15 jobs

On the heels of layoff announcements at area sawmills and other industries, the Clarke County Commission announced Tuesday that it will cut its 36- person road and bridge department by 15 employees. More...

Explosives found and detonated

Old explosives found at a residence on the Mt. Zion Road last week were recovered and detonated by an agent from the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agency out of Mobile. More...

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Local revelers had loads of fun celebrating Mardi Gras in Chatom, Saturday, Feb. 21, with the town's second annual Mardi Gras festival and parade. Above, the Order of the Cha-Cha waved to those gathered to watch the parade. More...

News

WashCo Circuit Court dockets released

The following is the docket for arraignment in Circuit Court of Washington County, which begins Wednesday, March 4. The docket includes recent indictees and some cases, which were continued from previous terms of court. More...

Walker Springs railroad crossing to close temporarily for repairs

Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton said Tuesday he had been notified by a Norfolk Southern Railroad representative that the highway crossing in Walker Springs would be closed either Tuesday or Wednesday of next week for repairs between 9 a.m. More...

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RAISES MONEY FOR CAC- The Regional Child Advocacy Center's (CAC) Board of Directors hosted its annual banquet/ auction Saturday, Feb. 21, at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. The event serves as the main fund-raiser for the CAC. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Relay captain's meeting Jackson Relay for Life Team captain's meeting is today (Feb. 26), 5:30 p.m. at HealthActions. More...

Education

Honor students named at UA

A total of 5,477 students enrolled during the fall 2008 semester at the University of Alabama made the Dean's List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President's List with academic records of 4.0 (all As). More...

Farm/City poster contest winners announced at Leroy High

A Farm/City poster contest was conducted by the Alabama Farmers Federation as part of the Ag in the Class program. First place winners in each category receive $200 and their teacher also receives $200 for use in the classroom. More...

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CLARKE COUNTY FARMERS were part of a statewide effort by the Alabama Farmers Federation to honor legislators while helping schools. More...

People

Miss Jackson and Mr. Gandy announce June wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Jackson of Gainestown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Angel La'Sha, to Willie Gandy Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gandy Sr. of Bay Minette. Miss Jackson is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Millry Park Committee plans Catfish Festival, gospel singing

The Millry Park and Recreation Committee invites all to a gospel singing on Saturday, Feb. 28, 5 p.m., at the Millry High School auditorium. There will be no admission charge, but donations are appreciated. Concessions will be available. More...

Fischer - Gibson vows exchanged

Jennifer Carol Gibson and Victor James Fischer were united in marriage on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 in the Serenity Garden at the Fischer home. The Rev. Hoyt Pearson conducted the ceremony. More...