March 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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A WASHINGTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Board of Directors was elected Thursday, March 5, during a meeting in the Community Room of the Washington County Health Department. More...

A piece of Jackson history getting new home in Whatley

The house formerly owned by the late Wilburn H. McVay, located on College Avenue in Jackson across from the old police station, will soon have a new home on the other side of the county. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Friendship Baptist to host cemetery workday There will be a cemetery workday on Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. until at the Friendship Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Anyone with family in the cemetery are welcomed to come and help. More...

FUMC plans Holy Week services

Several special services are planned at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson for Holy Week in April. On Thursday, April 9, there will be a Holy Thursday service with "The Last Supper" reenacted by men in the church. More...

Dedication service this Sunday at First Baptist Church, Jackson

The First Baptist Church of Jackson recently completed a million dollar renovation of its historical older sanctuary and the adjoining building. Each section was completely refurbished and brought up to present day building codes. More...

Education

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JACKSON ACADEMY held a school-wide technology fair on Wednesday, Feb. 25. Students demonstrated their knowledge in four categories: applications, multimedia, Web page design and graphics. More...

Sports

Aggies fall to 6-7 after rough week

The Jackson Aggies baseball team had one of its worst weeks in a long time, losing three games while winning only one to fall to 6-7 on the season. "Right now we are consistently inconsistent," Aggie coach Jason Jones said. More...

Lady Aggies pick up area win

The Lady Aggies of Jackson picked up a big area win over B.C. Rain while moving their record to 3-9 on the season. JHS started the week with a 14-0 loss to the Excel Panthers at home Tuesday, March 3. More...

Lady Eagles move to 2-7

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles are off to a 2-7 start on the season. JA opened the season on the road against Monroe Academy, suffering a 5-0 loss. Erika Williams, Mallory Lankford and Renee Wilson all had one hit each in the loss. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court results published

Jackson Municipal Court has released records for verdicts of Feb. 26 and March 5. Brandon Shavonta Paige, domestic violence, third degree, guilty; seat belt violation, guilty. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 3-10 include: Felicia Faye Knight, 25, driving under the influence, (alcohol), $567.40 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Dubose receives 18-month sentence

Former Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Friday for violation of federal firearms laws. DuBose was convicted of the charges last November in Mobile. More...

Jackson moves forward on library and senior center

The Jackson City Council approved, Tuesday, March 10, the purchase of property beside HealthActions as the site for the city's new senior citizens center, as well as accepting a bid by Hub Construction Company for the library expansion project. More...

Davis named Clarke County Probate Judge

Valerie Bradford Davis received a phone call from Gov. Bob Riley Tuesday afternoon. He told her he was appointing her probate judge of Clarke County. Davis, 36, said she was very surprised but happy with the call. More...

CCARC issues challenge to area 'master grillers'

Clarke County Arc (CCARC) is issuing a challenge to those in the area who may consider themselves to be "master grillers," to participate in its first annual barbeque rib cook-off as part of this year's Spring Jubilee celebration, April 4. More...

News

Ice joins staff at JMC

Jackson Medical Center Administrator Teresa Grimes announces the appointment of Ralph Ice as director of Marketing/Information Technology, effective immediately. More...

Local United Way drive short of $150,000 goal

The Clarke County United Way fell victim to the tough economic times this year, falling short of its $150,000 goal by $21,000. More...

McIntosh man charged with drug possession

A McIntosh man was arrested and charged with illegal drug possession following a traffic stop by a Washington County Deputy late Saturday, March 7. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Lillian Pugh Andrews Scholarship deadline is March 20 Students wishing to apply for the Lillian Pugh Andrews Scholarship should make application by March 20. Students are asked to contact their school counselors for an application. More...

Editorials

Always be aware of your surroundings

Editor's notes

I read with near disbelief Wednesday morning the horrible account of a shooting rampage in Southeast Alabama that resulted in the deaths of 10 people, including the shooter. More...

Letters to the Editor

J.W. a man of dedication and honor

Dear Editor, Because I was out of town at the time of Mr. J.W. Andrews' death and funeral, I would like to add a word about this remarkable man's life as it affected so many of us in Jackson. More...

J.W. was many things to many people

Dear Editor, I write this letter with mixed emotions of both sadness and honor. This week a true friend, not just mine, but a friend of the people who knew him, J.W. Andrews was buried in Jackson. J.W. More...

People

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HARVEY AND SUMMER MARTIN have opened Pennzoil Lube Center in Jackson. Open six days a week, Monday thru Friday 8-5, Saturdays from 8-12, they offer in-town pickup and delivery service. They will also wash and detail cars. More...

Wedding plans announced for Miss Martin - Mr. Ansley

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Martin of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alaea Sholom, to Derrick Tyrone Ansley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Riley Henderson of Tallassee. More...

Thompsons celebrate golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Thompson of Jackson will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, March 14, 2009. Mrs. Thompson is the former Dixie Tonnemaker of Yakima, Wash. The couple exchanged vows at the First Baptist Church of Yakima, March 14, 1959. More...