June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson City Council urges caution for elderly in heat

During Tuesday's meeting of the Jackson City Council, Councilman Paul South urged citizens to contact elderly citizens with whom they are acquainted and urge them to take measures to keep cool during the summer's extreme heat. More...

Celebration to honor local war veterans

The public is invited to attend a patriotic celebration honoring veterans, Sunday, June 28, 4-6 p.m., at the Gillmore Elementary School gymnasium. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Bishop Law guest speaker at Greater New Hope The Rev. Ivory James, pastor of Greater New Hope A.M.E. Church of Millry, invites the community to take part in Annual Youth Day, Sunday, June 28, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Calvary Independent Baptist to host revival

The Calvary Independent Baptist Church, located on Highway 43, Grove Hill, north of A.C. Fabricators, is hosting a revival, Sunday, June 28 through Thursday, July 2. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. More...

'We are Christ's ambassadors'

Spiritual Beliefs

II Cor. 5:20 (LIV) "We are Christ's ambassadors. More...

Editorials

AEA, Joe Reed part of problem

Publisher's Perspective

In recent weeks, the daily press picked up on the fact that a Leroy teacher, convicted in federal court over a year ago of enticing a 14-year-old student, is still drawing her salary from the Washington County Board of Education even though she was More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Mary Lelia McLeod's influences recalled

Dear Editor, As a student in the 1950s who came to know Ms. Mary Lelia McLeod as a mentor and wonderful teacher at Jackson High School, I could not let her passing go unnoticed. Ms. More...

People

Moffatt - Wiggins exchange wedding vows

Heather Marie Wiggins of Meridian, Miss. and James Stephen Moffatt II of Rosemark, Tenn. were united in marriage Saturday, April 4, 2009 at First Baptist Church in Meridian with the Rev. Dr. Raymon Leake officiating. Parents of the couple are Mr. More...

Relay for Life Talent Show winner meets Ashton Shepherd

Chaney Scott McCorquodale of Mobile (formerly of Jackson) recently competed in the Jackson Relay for Life Talent Show. More...

Bridal parties given for Andrea Stewart and Travis Traxler

Andrea Stewart and Travis Traxler were honored at two recent parties. On Saturday, June 13, Miss Stewart was the honored guest at a bridal coffee in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson. More...

Escapee caught

Man accused of assisting him still on the

An inmate who escaped from a WashCo work crew in the Fairford area, Monday, June 15, was apprehended by Mobile County and federal officials Wednesday, June 17. More...

Roping at the Rodeo

Crowds enjoyed the annual Pine City Rodeo this past weekend at the Jackson Academy Arena. This young lady shows off her skills in the calf roping competition. (See more photos in this week's sports section.) (SA photo by Chris Sherman) More...

Chatom's Elaine Beech to seek District 65 seat

Chatom pharmacist and Washington County School Board Member Elaine Beech, this week, announced her intention to seek the District 65 seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. More...

News

SW Alabama Hospital Auxiliary scholarship deadline is June 30

The Southwest Alabama Hospital Auxiliary is now accepting applications for scholarships for students who have been accepted in a health care field at an approved educational facility. More...

Raising litter awareness

Left, Robbie Cross, a student at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School, Jackson, was the first place winner of the anti-litter poster contest sponsored by the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter Committee. More...

Juveniles face burglary, vandalism charges in WashCo

Three Washington County juveniles are charged with third degree criminal mischief and burglary following a destruction spree last Tuesday, June 16. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Community choir to meet tonight Anyone interested in being a part of a community show choir may come to the Thomasville Civic Center tonight, June 25, at 6 p.m. for a brief choir rehearsal. More...

Education

Jackson High School announces honor roll

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

Jackson students participate in 2009 Boys and Girls State

Three Jackson High School students recently participated in Boys State and Girls State activities. Weston Bolen was nominated by Jackson's Rotary Club. More...

WashCo Forestry Judging Team

The 4-H Forestry Judging Team from Washington County recently traveled to Ivan Hill Recreation Park in Winfield to participate in the 4-H Forestry Judging Invitational. The Washington County team won second place overall. More...

Sports

Alabama lands Thomasville punter

Thomasville punter Jay Williams committed to the University of Alabama Saturday after seeing his recruitment skyrocket over the last few weeks. "I called coach Nick Saban (Saturday) around 9 a.m. More...

Jackson to host Dixie League tourney

Jackson will host the 13-year-old Dixie League Tournament Friday, June 26 thru Monday, June 29 at the Dixie League Field at the North Jackson Park. More...

7-on-7 tournament tonight at Legion Field

Jackson High School hosts a 7-on-7 tournament tonight (Thursday) at Legion Field. Robertsdale, Andalusia, Leroy, Demopolis and Jackson will all participate in the event. There will be two games at a time played. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 16-23 include: •Robert Earl Jones, 19, probation violation, $25,000 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: •Steven Patrick Jones, 23, of McIntosh was arrested June 15 and charged with failure to appear on charges of two counts of third degree domestic More...