April 23, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fowler honored upon retirement

Longtime Jackson Police Officer Barry Fowler (right) was honored with a retirement reception at Jackson City Hall Wednesday, April 15. More...

'Carnival of Hope' planned for May 2

"Carnival of Hope" is the 2009 theme for the Jackson Relay for Life fund-raiser on Saturday, May 2 at the Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Family & Friends Day and 3-night revival announced The New Union Baptist Church, located on Highway 69 in Coffeeville, is hosting a three-night spring revival which continues through Friday April 24, with the Rev. More...

Childish theology

Spiritual Beliefs

Part II Luke 18:15-17 15 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. More...

Only Christ can make us whole

Spiritual Beliefs

What a glorious morning it was on resurrection day. The Gospel of John tells the story in chapter 20 of when Mary went to the tomb and thought Jesus to be the gardener. But the Lord knew who she was, and He knows us too, by name. More...

Editorials

Lock it up tight and keep it that way

Editor's notes

During the past few weeks I have reported on what seems to be an increasing number of thefts and burglaries in the area. More...

The $20 tag fee and more

Just the Facts

The Washington County Commission recently went to Washington D.C. for the National County Commission Conference. This conference tries to keep counties informed about legislation at the federal level which will affect counties. More...

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Sports

Aggies, Bears advance to round two!!

JHS takes two-of-three from Brewbaker Tech

The Jackson Aggies (18-12) took two-of-three games from Brewbaker Tech over the weekend to advance in the Alabama High School Athletic Association's playoffs. More...

Leroy sweeps Houston Academy

The No. 1 ranked Leroy Bears (28-3) swept Houston Academy in the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association's playoffs Friday, April 17 at Pop Powell Stadium in Leroy. More...

AHSAA second round baseball playoff pairings

Class 1A Fruitdale at J.U. Blacksher, 3:30 & 6 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturday) Geneva County at Brantley, 3:30 & 5:30 p.m. (1 p.m. Saturday) Sweet Water at Holy Spirit, 4:30 & 7 p.m. (1 p.m. More...

For the Record

John Lucius Bell Sr.

John Lucius Bell Sr., 95, a native of Edison, Ga., and resident of Chatom, died April 21, 2009 at the Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom. More...

Roy Bettis Crenshaw

Roy Bettis Crenshaw, a native of Morvin and resident of Coffeeville, died April 17, 2009 in Sweet Water at the age of 93. He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. More...

Morris Gerald Drinkard

Morris Gerald "Jerry" Drinkard, 63, a native of Mobile and resident of Wagarville, died April 16, 2009 at his home. An electrician with Akzo Nobel Chemical Company in Axis, Drinkard was also the owner of Drinkard Heating & Air Conditioning. More...

Arrests made in Jackson, WashCo burglary cases

Two Washington County men are in custody and charged in separate thefts and break-ins that occurred in Jackson and Chatom. More...

Clarke Historical Society to develop Ft. Sinquefield site

The Clarke County Historical Society is currently working with a developer to turn the Ft. Sinquefield site into a park with interpretive exhibits and self-guiding trails. More...

Logger killed near Grove Hill

Wood workers sat silently at a logging site west of Grove Hill early Tuesday as law enforcement officers and paramedics investigated the death of a coworker. Garner "Bug" Martin was killed when a falling limb hit him in the head before 8 a.m. More...

Frankville hosts fiddlers convention

The annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention was conducted in Frankville Saturday, April 18. Left, Clarence Carpenter, of Jackson, brought the house down with his fiddling numbers. Right, Charley Baxter, 80, (right) "cuts a rug" with emcee Wesley Knapp. More...

News

Jury finds for plaintiff in truck vs. train wreck

A Clarke County Circuit Court jury awarded Friday five plaintiffs $10,948,250 in compensatory and punitive damages stemming from a 2005 accident involving a log truck and a Norfolk-Southern Railway train at the Walker Springs crossing following a l More...

WashCo Sheriff reports burglary arrests

The Washington County Sheriff's Department released information, this week, about several arrests made in connection with recent burglaries in the area. According to the report, numerous stolen items were also recovered. More...

Ribbon cut at Pennzoil

Members of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and Jackson city officials conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony, Monday, April 20, at the Pennzoil Lube Center on Mayton Drive. The business is under the new ownership of Harvey Martin. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Sewing for special needs children Volunteers who enjoy sewing are needed to share their talents sewing for special needs children. An organizational meeting is being planned. For additional information call Ella Davis (251) 246-9045 by May 1. More...

Education

JHS students participate in alcohol awareness program

The students at Jackson High School participated in one of the nation's top alcohol awareness programs by driving a DUI/DWI simulator on Friday, April 17. More...

JHS health screening

Jackson High School conducted its annual student health screening Wednesday, April 1. Students in grades 9, 10, 11 had vision, hearing, blood pressure screenings and height and weight checks. JHS 9th grade students were also screened for scoliosis. More...

Scrabble tournament winners

Jackson Intermediate School students participated in a Scrabble tournament at the University of West Alabama recently. More...

People

May nuptials planned for Carney - Hutto

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hicks of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Deniece Carney, to Jarred David Hutto, son of Ramona Flowers of Wagarville and Mr. and Mrs. Derek Hutto of Waynesboro, Miss. More...

Plans announced for Ezell - Williams wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Stewart of Grove Hill announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Tasha Lynette Ezell, to Davie Lee Williams, son of Patricia Williams of Rockville and the late Dan Williams. More...

Smith - Fendley final plans announced

Final wedding plans have been announced for Stephanie Suzanne Smith and Brock Walton Fendley. The outdoor event will be Saturday, April 25, at six o'clock in the evening at the home of the bride's parents, 4507 Highway 154, Thomasville. More...