May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Click it or Ticket

On behalf of the Jackson Police Department, (L-R) Officer Norman "Buzzy" Jordan, Chief Charles Burge and Deputy Chief Mark Harrell, are making motorists aware that the department will be participating in the national Click it or Ticket program for th More...

Special Sections

Church

First Assembly hosting 'The Blessed Life Series'

Pastor E.C. Russell of First Assembly of God in Jackson invites the community to attend the presentation of "The Blessed Life Series" by Robert Morris. More...

Church Calendar

'Congregation singing' will be led by Donald Jackson There will be a congregation style singing at Grace Chapel in Coffeeville on Saturday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson. All are invited to attend said Pastor Sonny Hoven. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Jackson High School Awards Night Awards Night will be conducted at Jackson High School tonight (Thursday, May 14) at 6 p.m. in the McCorquodale Auditorium. More...

Editorials

Left and right gear up for Supreme Court battle

Publisher's Comments

Supreme Court Justice David Souter's recent announcement of his intention to retire this summer has Washington all in a flutter as to whom President Obama will pick as his replacement. More...

Congratulations to all the grads

It is high school graduation time. In today's paper you will find a special section featuring the graduating seniors of Clarke and Washington counties as well as details on commencements and other graduating activities at each school. More...

Gov. George Wallace was shot 37 years ago

This Week In Alabama History

May 11, 1811: The first newspaper in Alabama, The Mobile Centinel, is published at Fort Stoddert. May 13, 1914: Joe Louis, "The Brown Bomber," is born near LaFayette. In 1926 the family moved to Detroit and Louis began boxing. More...

People

Mathews - Parnell to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Mathews of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Madalyn Rose, to Joseph Curtis Parnell. Mr. Parnell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Parnell of Tibbie. More...

Miss Jackson - Mr. DuBose plan June 12 wedding

the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erin Mykel Jackson, to Clifford J. DuBose. Mr. DuBose is the son of Lula and Arthur DuBose of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Alice and K.D. Jackson. More...

Gulf Shores wedding plans announced for Overton-Wesley

Mr. and Mrs. David Overton of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maree Danielle, to Justin Keith Wesley. Mr. Wesley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Clifton of Saraland, and Mr. and Mrs. More...

WashCo votes to purchase land for sewerage system

The Washington County Commission passed a resolution at its May 11 meeting to purchase 16.7 acres of land for $50,000 for the construction of a sewerage treatment drip field. More...

Jackson considers raising gasoline tax

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, discussed a measure to raise the city's gasoline tax, saying 2 cents for every gallon does not create enough revenue to meet paving needs in the city. More...

Corner lot has loads of history

Those driving down College and Forest avenues in Jackson may notice a huge difference when approaching the "V" where the two streets meet. For years the corner was occupied by a house, known as the Beverly house. More...

News

Jackson woman accused of making false robbery report

A Jackson woman is charged with felony false reporting an incident after she told police she had been robbed in the parking lot of the Pic N Sav supermarket. More...

'Sunflower Day' proclaimed

Commissioner Herman Williams (left), District 5, reads a proclamation passed by the Washington County Commission, April 13, proclaiming the second Saturday in May "Sunflower Day" in Washington County. More...

Parade to recognize top readers

The 4th Annual Readers Are Leaders Accelerated Parade will roll through downtown Jackson Friday, May 15 at 9 a.m. Students from Joe M. More...

Education

Alabama Southern SIFE team wins regional competition

Alabama Southern Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization brought back the championship title from the regional competition in Nashville, Tenn. on March 30. More...

DECA awards

The Jackson High School chapter of DECA recently conducted its annual DECA/Employer Appreciation Banquet at the Fish House. More...

JMS principal to be honored at reception

A retirement reception in honor of Jessie L. Taylor will be May 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kimbell House, 136 Mayton Drive in Jackson. Taylor is retiring as principal of Jackson Middle School. More...

Sports

Aggies fall to Tigers

Eliminated in round three; T'ville advances to state finals

The Jackson Aggies' season ended Thursday, May 7 after Thomasville topped JHS 3-2 in game three of the third round of the AHSAA playoffs in Thomasville. Jackson jumped on top 1-0 when J.D. More...

Alabama Christian sweeps Leroy

The Leroy Bears had a surprising exit from the AHSAA playoffs in a two-game sweep by Alabama Christian Friday, May 8 in Tuscaloosa. In game one, ACA did the unthinkable and shut out the Bears 1-0. More...

Aggies, Bears exit the playoffs

SPORTS REPORT

For the first time in about four years, I will not be making the trip to Montgomery for the AHSAA state finals in baseball. And to be honest, it comes as quite a surprise. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Jo Ellen Jones, 46, of McIntosh was arrested May 4 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. No bond amount was listed. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 5-12 include: James Edward Jenkins, 41, driver's license suspended/revoked, expired tag, $485 bond, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Seven plead guilty in WashCo Circuit Court

Seven persons pled guilty to various charges and most received 10-year suspended sentences during criminal jury week in Circuit Court of Washington County. Most were ordered to serve short sentences and some were ordered to pay restitution. More...