August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

School begins Monday; sales tax holiday is this weekend

Area schools all have the same opening day this year—Monday, Aug. 10. Public schools in Clarke and Washington counties open, as does Jackson Academy and Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill. More...

Candidates qualify for District 65

The field is set for the Sept. 15 primary and Nov. 3 special election to replace recently elected State Sen. Marc Keahey as House District 65 Representative. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

St. Peter's Episcopal to honor Jackson teachers Jackson teachers are invited to stop by the St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 200 Hospital Drive, Jackson, on Aug. More...

It really pays to pray

Spiritual Beliefs

Matt. 7:7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." Paul Harvey tells a story about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. More...

2009 scholarships presented at Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist

The second annual Dr. Rodney Kenyal "Zakee" Jones Scholarship Awards were presented Sunday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs. More...

Editorials

A 'popping' good newspaperman

Publisher's Perspective

I enjoy doing the "looking back" column from old copies of The South Alabamian. I pull years at random and compare the current week to the week from that year. The finds are always interesting and fun. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Congrats, champs!

Jackson's 11 and 12-year-old All-Stars—now the Alabama state champs—are in for an experience of a lifetime as they travel to Ceredo-Kenova, W. Va. to play in the Southwest Regional Tournament this weekend. More...

Sports

Moseley adjusting to life at Auburn

Former Leroy and current Auburn Tiger quarterback Clint Moseley made his last visit home to Leroy this past weekend before the start of fall camp Tuesday on the Plains. More...

Jackson swimmers recognized

Each year, the Mobile Optimist Club recognizes a male and female swimmer from the Mobile County Aquatic League (MCAL) and from the Gulf Coast Area Aquatic League (GCAAL). More...

Southeast Regional Little League Bracket

Mitch Field Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia More...

Man 'FedExed' to jail on trafficking charge

A Saraland man is being held in the Washington County Jail on $1 million bond following an undercover operation resulting in drug trafficking charges. More...

WashCo Hospital recognized for advancements in technology

Washington County Hospital, in Chatom, was recently recognized nationally for recent advancements in technology. The facility was named to the nation's "Most Improved" list by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. More...

News

AREA MEETINGS

Library board meeting There will be a White Smith Memorial Library Board meeting on Monday, Aug. 10 at 4 p.m. More...

Jackson PD conducts 'Women On Target' training course

Thanks to the Jackson Police Department (JPD) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) a group of local women now know more about safely using firearms. The JPD recently conducted a NRA-sponsored "Women On Target" class. More...

WashCo E-911 and McIntosh square off on dispatching fees

At the Aug. 3 meeting of the Washington County E- 911 Board, there was no "meeting of the minds" between the board and the town of McIntosh. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CCARC will host 'Art Walk' Aug. 7 CCARC will host "Art Walk" on Friday, Aug. 7, near the CCARC gazebo. More...

Education

Walkers attend modeling expo

Hunter and Hayden Walker of Grove Hill attended the Mike Beaty Expo June 23-28 in Dallas, Texas. During the four-day event both of the young men auditioned in several competitions, including acting, cold reads and male model runway auditions. More...

Back-to-school jamboree planned at St. Union Missionary Baptist Church

The Youth Department of the Free Mission District Association will host a "Back To School Jesus Jamboree", Sunday, Aug. 16, 3 p.m., at St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, where the Rev. James M. Howard is pastor. More...

Kiracofe reaches second round in auditions

Lauren Kiracofe, daughter of Joy and Kerry Kiracofe of Grove Hill and a student at Thomasville High School, recently attended the Mike Beaty Expo in Dallas, Texas. More...

People

Stork Report

Lexi Grace Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Jackson (nee Deanna Byrd) of Tuscaloosa announce the birth of a daughter, Lexi Grace, July 9, 2009, at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa. She weighed 7 lbs., 7 oz. and was 19 inches in length. More...

Stewart - Traxler announce final plans

Andrea Helen Stewart and Travis Brent Traxler have announced their final wedding plans. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, 6 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. A reception will follow at the H.W. More...

Final plans set for Tolbert - Dowling

Final wedding plans have been announced for Jennifer Kay Tolbert and James Russell "Russ" Dowling II. The wedding will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2009, at the First Baptist Church of Leroy. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

For the Record

Sam Ray Johnson

Sam Ray Johnson, 85, a native of Washington County and a resident of St. Stephens, died July 31, 2009 in Hoover. A foreman in the fabrication shop of Brown & Root Construction in McIntosh, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of St Stephens. More...

Gladys K. Madison

Gladys K. Madison, a native of Hawthorn and resident of Tibbie, died July 28, 2009 at a local health care facility, at 98 years of age. She was a housewife and a member of the Tibbie Baptist Church. Survivors include her guardians, Mrs. More...

Eloise Roney Smith

Eloise Roney Smith died at the age of 82, July 30, 2009. A native of Wagarville and resident of Daphne, she graduated as valedictorian of Leroy High School and Huffstedler's Business College. More...