April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo man accused of stabbing wife

A Washington County man is accused of stabbing his wife. His sons will face assault charges as well for allegedly beating the woman and holding her at gunpoint as she tried to escape the assault by her husband. More...

Bonner says resolve needed during tough economic times

U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner presented a legislative briefing, Thursday, April 9, at Jackson City Hall. The briefing was hosted by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Gulf Lumber Company. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Pastoral appreciation continues at Winn A.O.H The Rev. Al Smith of Millry is the guest speaker at the appreciation celebration for Elder James Richardson's eighth year of service at the Winn A.O.H. Church of God. More...

Weekend events planned at Jackson First Baptist Church

Jackson First Baptist Church will host a weekend of special services beginning Friday at 6 p.m. with a pizza blast for children in grades 1 through 5. A Christian magic show by Keith Brown will begin at 7. More...

If you love Him, you will love people

Spiritual Beliefs

Gal. 6:1 "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." Sometimes God brings difficult people into our lives. More...

Editorials

'Sweet Home Alabama' more like a Sweet Hoax

From The Governor

If you've watched TV, listened to the radio or gone to your mailbox lately you've no doubt seen or heard a massive advertising campaign aimed at convincing people to vote for a gambling bill that its supporters call the "Sweet Home Alabama" plan. More...

Parents give 'other side' of JHS cheerleader controversy

Letters to the editor

Dear Editor As the late "Paul Harvey" would say, 'And now the rest of the story…'" This is in reference to the article written in last week's paper, April 9, 2009, concerning a group of parents that met with Clarke County Superintendent Wo More...

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People

Flowers - Moye plan July wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Flowers of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Rebecca, to David Hunter Moye, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Moye of Monroeville. Miss Flowers is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

William Cody Ryser Mr. and Mrs. William "Jody" Ryser (nee Crystal Powell) of the Wynn community, announce the birth of a son, William Cody, March 17, 2009, 7:42 a.m., at Providence Hospital in Mobile. He was 7 lbs., 4 oz. and 20 inches in length. More...

April plans announced for Washington-Portis

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hunt of Gainestown and Raymond Dale Pugh of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lakeisha Washington to Daimon Portis. Mr. Portis is the son of Jamie L. More...

Old Pan-Am station was popular spot in 1940s

Sol Stewart offered some details on the old Pan-Am gasoline pump globe found by Curtis Sullivan behind A-1 Cleaners as pictured in last week's issue of The South Alabamian. More...

Jackson man dies in wreck

A Jackson man was killed and two others were injured, Tuesday, April 14, around 11:05 p.m., in a one-vehicle wreck that occurred on Clarke County Road 29, approximately 11 miles south of Jackson. More...

Nutrition Center to host annual spring health fair

The Jackson Nutrition Center will host its annual spring health fair Tuesday, April 21, 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m., at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

News

ARN closing, not ARP

In my Editor's Notes column last week I mistakenly said that Alabama River Newsprint and Alabama River Pulp were closing. I should have said that Alabama River Newsprint an affiliate of and located next to Alabama River Pulp would close. More...

JPD investigating thefts and stabbing

Jackson Police are investigating a string of local thefts that have occurred during the past few weeks. More...

Rockin' for a cure

A number of participants in the Jackson Nutrition Center program took part in a rock-a-thon to raise money for Jackson's Relay For Life. The group solicited sponsorships and donations for their efforts and raised approximately $600. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Scholarship application deadline May 1 People United for the Advancement of Coffeeville (PUAC) is offering a college scholarship to two qualified high school students graduating in 2009, living in the community and planning to attend college. More...

Education

JHS announces honor rolls for third nine weeks

Grade: 9 A Honor Roll: Jeannie Anderson, Kelsey Brunson, Kelsey Guy, Jessica Higginbotham, Zoie Jones, Ben Morseth, Lasha Perine, Cortney Richardson, Lateedra Robinson, Thomassina Simon and Harley Watt. More...

Scholar's Bowl competition

On March 20, Jackson Middle School's Scholars Bowl Team traveled to Mobile to compete in the Bay Area Scholastic Challenge at the University of South Alabama. More...

HIPPY Day at the State House

April 8 was "HIPPY Day" at the State House in Montgomery to encourage funding for the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program. More...

Sports

Lady Eagles split in softball

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles won two games and lost two last week in softball action. JA traveled to Open Door Academy in Tuscaloosa Monday, April 6, for a key region battle. Open Door topped the Lady Eagles 8-2. More...

Aggies, Bears primed for big run

SPORTS REPORT

In case you didn't know, the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association's baseball playoffs kicks off tomorrow (Friday). Jackson, Leroy, Washington County, Thomasville and Clarke County made the field this season. More...

Leroy region champs

Bears improve to 26-3; 5-1

The Leroy Bears won four games last week including a 17-9 win over Washington County to claim the 2A Region 4 championship. More...

For the Record

Juanita Brown Dobbs

Juanita Brown Dobbs, a native of Ohatchee and resident of Millry, died April 7, 2009 at a local health care facility, at 80 years of age. She was a homemaker and a member of Barlow United Methodist Church of Millry. More...

Mary DuBose

Mary DuBose, 80, died April 7, 2009 at a local hospital. She was a native of Washington County and a resident of Jackson. Ms. DuBose was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Jackson. More...

Homer N. Loper

Homer N. Loper, 71, died April 11, 2009 in a Mobile hospital. He retired from Ciba Geigy Corporation in McIntosh as a maintenance foreman. He served three years in the U.S. More...