June 18, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pine City Rodeo this weekend at JA

The 8th Annual Pine City Championship Rodeo presented by Lone Star Championship Rodeo is coming up this Friday and Saturday at the Jackson Academy Arena. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. nightly. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Catfish Dinner June 20 at Grove Hill United Methodist The Youth of Grove Hill United Methodist Church are sponsoring a catfish supper Saturday, June 20, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

St. Union VBS

Above, St. Union Baptist Church, Jackson, finished up its Vacation Bible School Friday, June 12. A large group of young people attended the week-long Bible study. More...

Vacation Bible School events announced

St. Stephens Baptist Children attending Vacation Bible School at St. Stephens Baptist Church will ride the "Boomerang Express Train" down under to Australia to learn it all comes back to Jesus," said Pastor John Smith. More...

Editorials

My love/hate relationship with summer

Editor's Notes

For many, summer is a fun time- a time for family vacations, hanging out with friends and going swimming. It's also a time that brings on the dreaded yard work season for many of us. As a child, summer was the time of year I had the most fun. More...

Clarke school board member says principal vote not racial

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to the article in last week's papers regarding the vote by the Clarke County School Board on a principal for Jackson Middle School. More...

Justice for sale in Alabama

Alabama Viewpoint

The U. S. Supreme Court, by a narrow 5-4 vote, has handed down a decision which could eventually remove the "Justice for Sale" signs that welcome people to Alabama at every border crossing. More...

People

Stork Report

Owen Bradford Larrimore Mr. and Mrs. Brad Larrimore Jr. (nee Elizabeth Kinman) of Eufaula announce the birth of their son, Owen Bradford, June 8, 2009 at 8:40 p.m., at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ga. He weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz. More...

Miss Holt - Mr. Cousette engagement announced

Virgia Holt of Thomasville and Vickey and Winferd Holt of Gainestown announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Tametrius Shandrell, and Jack Cousette Jr. Mr. Cousette is the son of Debbie and Jack Cousette Sr. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sellers celebrate golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Sellers will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary June 20, 2009. The former Peggy Schott and Joseph Sellers married in 1959 at the Springhill Avenue Methodist Church in Mobile. More...

Looking Back on 2008

Albert Patterson assassinated 55 years ago in Phenix City, 'the wickedest city in America'

This Week In Alabama History

June 18, 1954: Albert Patterson, Democratic Party nominee for state attorney general, is assassinated in his hometown of Phenix City. More...

James E. Arrington City Hall Complex dedicated during special ceremony

Jackson city officials and staff hosted a special ceremony, Thursday, June 11, to dedicate city hall as the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex, in honor of the former mayor. Arrington died recently after a bout with cancer. More...

Jackson PD hopes to add participants to annual 'National Night Out' event

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, neighborhoods throughout Jackson are invited to join thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event. More...

Newspaper change effective this week

Readers may notice The South Alabamian is a little different this week. More...

News

Third auditor group agrees to $1 million settlement

Last week, United Security Bancshares, Inc., announced that two of its external auditors would pay $3. More...

St. Stephens giving up her secrets with Expedition 31

Though once bustling with people and commerce, the combined forces of time and nature have claimed the town site of Old St. Stephens. More...

WashCo Commission squabbles with Mobile Community Action

The Washington County Commission met in work session June 10 with budget review as their main item of business. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Summer classes at McIntosh Public Library The summer program at the McIntosh Public Library continues through June 19, 1-2 p.m. More...

Education

JMS announces honor roll students for final 9-weeks

The following students have been announced on the Jackson Middle School A and A/B honor rolls for the last 9-weeks of the 2008-2009 school year. More...

Area sophomore attends conference at Jacksonville State University

Jordan Breedlove, daughter of Cammie and Mike Breedlove Jr., recently attended the Alabama Youth Leadership Program's 2009 Student Leadership Conference. More...

Stewart to cheer at Peru State College

Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Hoppy and Paula Stewart of Overland Park, Kan. formally of Jackson, was selected as cheerleader at Peru State College in Peru, Neb. for the 2009-2010 Bobcat football and basketball teams. More...

Sports

BMAC competes at 'Splashing the Coast'

The BMAC Geckos attended the season-opening Long Course event in Biloxi, Miss. Thirty-five team members competed at the inaugural "Splashing the Coast" meet at the Biloxi Natatorium. More...

Pine City Softball skills camp July 7-8

Holy Spirit softball coach A.J. Daugherty will be putting on the Pine City Softball skills camp at the New Era softball park July 7-8. The camp will teach the fundamental skills of softball. More...

Dixie League champs

The Dodgers captured the Dixie League Championship with a 10-1 record. Team members are front row (L-R) Will Savage, Jansen Deas, Lorenzo McKee, Kelvin Burden Jr. More...

For the Record

Fifty-four indictments handed down for ClarkeCo Circuit Court

Forty-nine defendants with a total of 54 indictments are slated on criminal dockets for trial next week in Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 9-16 include: Matthew Antion Clarke, 23, attempting to elude, reckless endangerment, $4,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

WashCo Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Brandon Lamar Tarvin, 28, of Grove Hill was arrested June 8 on a warrant from Mobile County. More...