August 13, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Just cooling it

This squirrel seems to be beat from the summer heat and trying to find a cool spot on a concrete wall at the Stave Creek residence of Peggy Thomas. August is historically the hottest month of the summer in south Alabama. (Photo by Kim Pugh) More...

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Church

Rev. Molly Fulford becomes new pastor of McCann's UMC

Molly Fulford recently became the new pastor of McCann's United Methodist Church, located at 3926 North College Avenue, Jackson. The Wetumpka native is no stranger to Southwest Alabama, having spent most of her career in the ministry in the area. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Rev. Davis is evangelist at Good Hope Missionary revival Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in the Salitpa community is hosting revival services through Friday, Aug. 14, at 7 nightly. The Rev. Matthew Davis is the evangelist. More...

No spinach for me please

Spiritual Beliefs

Hebrews 12:5-7 My child, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, or lose heart when you are punished by him; 6 for the Lord disciplines those whom he loves, and chastises every child whom he accepts. More...

Editorials

Debates across nation should be peaceful

Editor's Notes

All voices on all sides should be heard. That's what I believe when it comes to debating a controversial subject. During the past week we have heard of outbreaks of violence at town hall meetings conducted, in some cases, by members of the U.S. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Reader thanks mayor, JPD for 'Women On Target' class

Letters

Dear Editor, The ladies of the first "Women on Target" class in Jackson, would like to thank Mayor Richard Long, Police Chief Charles Burge and the Jackson Police Department for sponsoring this program. More...

People

Miss Byrd - Mr. Overstreet announce September plans

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Byrd of Stapleton announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle, to Myles Pete Overstreet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Overstreet of Jackson. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Julius Moss celebrate 50th anniversary

The children of Margaret and Julius Moss, in honor of the couple's 50th anniversary, will host an anniversary celebration. It will be an event of Sunday, Aug. 16, at the Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville from 2-4 p.m. More...

Registrations being accepted for Millry 'Race to the Park'

"Race to the Park" is a benefit 5K run, 2-mile walk and 1-mile fun run for kids ages 7-13 supporting the Millry Walking Trail project. This event will be Saturday, Oct. 3, 8 a.m., beginning at Millry Town Hall. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 4-11 include: Harriet Louise Brooks, 60, hindering prosecution, first degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Scissors become deadly weapon at Jackson Go-Co

An altercation between two Jackson women, Tuesday, Aug. 11, almost turned deadly when, according to witnesses, one used a pair of scissors to stab the other. More...

WashCo man accused of JMC vehicle break-ins a second time

For a second time this year, a Washington County man is accused of breaking into vehicles parked at Jackson Medical Center (JMC), causing damage to two of them and stealing cash from one. More...

St. Stephens native named top Army material soldier

St. Stephens native Spc. Darwynn McPherson, Army soldier with the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, was recently named the 2009 Army Material Command Soldier of the Year. More...

News

ClarkeCo commissioners field dirt road complaint

It was the same song, several verses down the page Tuesday as a resident of a dirt road complained to Clarke County Commissioners about road conditions only to be told the county has no or little money for improvements. More...

WashCo District 1 road complaints continue

Danielle Daszezuk attended the Washington County Commission meeting on Aug. 10 to ask why the school bus was unable to come down her road to pick up her son for the first day of school. More...

Wins second place

Clarke County's Marie Slade won second place and $100 for a table setting she created in the Alabama Farmers Federation's telescape competition conducted during its Women's Committee Luncheon, Aug. 6-8, in Montgomery. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Bonner to appear at Milly Town Hall Congressman Jo Bonner will be at Millry Town Hall Aug. 18, 2 until 3 p.m. Batley softball benefit There will be a co-ed benefit softball tournament on Saturday, Aug. More...

Education

Clarke teachers get Business/Industry Certification

The career/tech programs at both Clarke County and Jackson high schools received Business/Industry Certification. More...

Bradley visits Japan as student ambassador

Brandon Bradley, son of Maria and Jerry Bradley of Jackson, traveled to Japan this summer with the People to People student ambassador program. Among the places of interest the group visited were the Golden Temple, Hiroshima and Mt. Figi. More...

University of Alabama honor students recognized

A total of 5,431 students enrolled during the spring 2009 semester at the University of Alabama made the Dean's List with academic records of 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale), or the President's List with academic records of 4.0 (all As). More...

Sports

Jackson advances to semi-finals

Alabama All-Stars still alive in Southeast Regional

The Jackson All-Stars fell to Warner Robbins Ga. 9-0 Tuesday, Aug. 11 but advanced to the semi-finals as the second seed in Pool A of the Southeast Regional in Ceredo-Kenova, W. Va. The top two seeds advanced in both pools to the semi-finals. More...

Area teams hit the practice fields

Teams all across the state hit the practice field to get ready for the upcoming football season Aug. 28. "Our players' attitudes have been real good," Jackson Aggie coach Jeff Kelly said. "The kids are working hard. We are trying to get better. More...

LHS attends camp at Troy

Leroy High School's drum major, flag corp. and dance line recently attended the South Summer Music Camp at Troy University. More...