February 26, 2009 RSS feed / News

St. Stephens dig planned this Saturday

Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building and related out-buildings in old St. Stephens on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

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A TOTAL OF 12 CLARKE COUNTY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENTS attended a class conducted by the Alabama Fire Marshal's Office and the First Judicial Drug Task Force to learn about what to look for in cases of arson and the illegal production of methamphetam More...

FUSB announces new mortgage division

A new mortgage lending division is now part of First United Security Bank's lineup of services. Allen Hamilton and Tara Robison, both formerly of Amercan Mortgage based in Thomasville, are the team the bank has placed to lead in this effort. More...

Gillmore Elementary names February students of the month

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

Grace Boykin to conduct book signing

Grace Boykin, author of "The Southern Hunt," will conduct a book signing Friday, March 6, at the Boykin Hunting Lodge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. "The Southern Hunt" is a novel about the author's grandfather, the late U.S. Congressman Frank W. More...

John Howard now patrolling 125 miles of Tombigee River

Marine Policeman John Howard of Wagarville began patrolling the Tombigbee River on Jan. 1. Formerly, working in Walker and Jefferson counties, he patrolled the Black Warrior River. More...

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...

WashCo sells land for condo development

The Washington County Commission passed a resolution, Feb. 23, to sell two acres of a 40-acre plot to developer Hon Nguyen. He plans to construct a condominium on the two acres. More...

Despite proration Clarke school system not in red

During its first meeting on the road at Jackson High School, the Clarke County Board of Education reported that despite 9 percent proration, it expects to not show a deficit for the close of the fiscal year Sept. 30. More...

CCARC first in state to reach accreditation milestone through Council on Quality and Leadership

On Friday, Feb. 13, CCARC was congratulated once again by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) for meeting the criteria in outcomes to partner with the international accreditation organization. CCARC was first honored by CQL 10 years ago. More...

Sullivan named marketing director at First United Security Bank

Mel Ann Sullivan has recently been named Director of Marketing & Communications for First United Security Bank. More...

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THE MOBILE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA performed at several locations throughout the area last week. Concerts were conducted at the new Thomasville Civic Center, Jackson High School (above) and in Chatom at Washington County High School. More...

Cruise-in planned March 7 in Jackson

Classic car owners and enthusiast are invited to participate in a cruise-in at The Burger House (formerly Billy's Burger House) in Jackson, March 7, 3 p.m.-until. The event is planned as a family oriented, alcohol free event for everyone to enjoy. More...

Grant to aid regional CAC

A $36,800 grant was recently awarded through the office of Gov. Bob Riley to assist a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping child abuse victims in Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties. More...

Scenes from Mardi Gras 2009 in Chatom

THE SIMS CHAPEL PIONEERS laid down some ground rules with a sign insisting that they don't rent pigs. More...