March 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Ashton Shepherd nominated for Top New Female Vocalist award

Leroy's own Ashton Shepherd is up for the Academy of Country Music's Top New Female Vocalist for 2009. Votes cast over the Internet will determine the winner. More...

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Church

India Children's Choir to perform in Grove Hill

The famous India Children's Choir is on a10-month tour of the United States and is making a stop at Grove Hill Baptist Church on Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Church Calendar

Visitation Catholic Church changes schedule The Visitation Catholic Church in Jackson has had a change of schedule until further notice. The celebration of the Mass will be in Grove Hill at Sacred Heart Church on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. More...

Stave Creek announces 1st annual 'Answering the Call'

Stave Creek Baptist Church announces a Bible conference 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...

Education

Goldman, Harrell to represent CWEMC in Washington, D.C.

Megan Goldman of Leroy High School and Cole Harrell of Jackson Academy will be representing Clarke-Washington EMC when they spend this summer experiencing the sites and history of Washington, D.C. More...

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MARY ALICE DUNAGAN, age 5, was chosen Little Miss Leroy High School recently. She is the daughter of Tiffani and Grant Dunagan of Leroy. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. LeGrant Dunagan and John Reeves, all of Jackson. More...

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Jackson Academy's Little Miss Red and White Pageant was conducted Feb. 21. More...

People

McLendon - Atchison exchange wedding vows

Lindsey Nicole Atchison and Thomas Matthew McLendon exchanged wedding vows Nov. 22, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Greg Kirkwood and the Rev. John Stone officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. More...

Miss Pezent - Mr. McEvoy announce May bridal plans

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Boykin and Mr. and Mrs. Warner Pezent, all of Jackson, announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Diane Pezent, to William Patrick McEvoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McEvoy of Dallas, Texas and the late Ms. More...

Hamm-Higginbotham announce final plans

Sarah Elizabeth Hamm of Cullman and John Caleb Higginbotham of Jackson announce final plans for their wedding Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 5 in the afternoon, at the Cullman First United Methodist Church. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

WashCo tower project reviewed by state Homeland Security director

Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Jim Walker joined Washington and Mobile County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) officials for a meeting in Chatom Friday, Feb. 27, to review the placement of a communications tower. More...

WashCo Library auction draws packed house

The Chatom Community Center was the scene of a full house for the 16th Annual Art Auction and Dinner, hosted Feb. 27, by the Friends of the Washington County Public Library. More...

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EXPANSION OF THE CAPSTONE BANK building in Chatom is in full swing. According to Bank President Chris Doggett, who is based in Jackson, approximately 2,000 square feet are being added to the existing building, doubling the size of the bank. More...

Clarke County E-911 Director: 'Don't call 911 to report litter'

Clarke County E-911 Director Becky Neugent stressed, during the Feb. 19 meeting of the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee, that citizens should not call 911 to report litter or illegal dumping problems. More...

Book signing this Friday

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...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

'Fireman 160' course offered at Leroy Fire Department Leroy Fire Department is offering Fireman 160 accreditation course for all interested parties in Clarke and Washington counties at no charge. Class begins Friday, March 6, 5 p.m. More...

Editorials

Cruise prompts memories of Daddy's sea days

Publisher's Comments

Mobile Bay's brisk winds forced me to hold on to my cap and the salty air filled my nostrils as the M.S. Holiday eased away from the Mobile dock, down the Mobile River to the bay and on to the Gulf of Mexico. More...

J. W. Andrews' works will not be forgotten

J. W. Andrews, a longtime businessman and civic leader in Jackson, died Monday at the age of 89. He had been in poor health for some time. J. W. Andrews is sometimes referenced as a "black leader" beause he was a black man. More...

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Sports

Leroy Bears improve to 8-0

The Leroy Bears continue to pound the competition as they picked up five more wins last week on the diamond to improve to 8-0 on the season. Excel traveled to Leroy Tuesday, Feb. 24. More...

Bears off to strong start

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The Leroy Bears have won back-to-back 2A state championships and if they aren't playing for the "Blue Trophy" after this season, something went terribly wrong. More...

Aggies heating up

The Jackson Aggies rebounded after a rough first week to move their record to 5-4 with three big wins. JHS started the week off with a 5-4 win over the Millry Wildcats (1-6). More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Nicky Ardell Reed, 41, of McIntosh was arrested Feb. 23 on warrants from Georgia charging him with false imprisonment and aggravated assault. More...

Jackson Police Report

•Jackson Police reported the arrest of Roderick Pernell Feb. 28, at approximately 7:30 p.m. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Jason Lynn Harrison, to Kim Isis Beverly; Charles Michael Turner, to Kristin Marie Dunagan. More...