August 20, 2009 RSS feed / News

New Era Cap layoffs affect Jackson plant

Approximately 40 percent of New Era Cap Company employees in its three domestic manufacturing plants in Alabama and New York State have been laid off due to a decline in consumer demand for their product. More...

McIntosh man charged with littering

A McIntosh man was arrested Friday, Aug. 14, after a Washington County Deputy observed him discarding trash from a vehicle in which he was a passenger. More...

T'ville's water plant money still in limbo

Thomasville's water plant money is still in limbo after the city submitted a name change for the water project. The $2.7 million appropriation was originally awarded to the Southwest Alabama Regional Water Authority. More...

drive at JMC

United Blood Services, which supplies blood to a number of hospitals in the region, conducted a blood drive at Jackson Medical Center (JMC) Monday, Aug. 17, from 2-7 p.m. More...

Nominations sought for 2009 'Country Doctor of the Year'

Do you know a great country doctor? The kind of physician who still makes house calls and accepts the occasional apple pie or roast turkey for a fee? If so, he or she may qualify as the 2009 Country Doctor of the Year. More...

Fawn found in Belview Subdivision

Peyton Bailey (left) and Bridgett Chancey found this fawn underneath the Baileys' family car in the Belview Subdivision on Tuesday afternoon. Another fawn was also seen in the yard but it ran back in the woods when the girls approached. More...

Jackson fugitive caught in Louisiana

A Jackson man, who is a suspect in a number of local burglaries, was arrested last week in Louisiana. More...

WashCo forum for House 65 Democratic candidates planned

The public is invited to attend the upcoming meeting of the Washington County Democratic Executive Committee (WCDEC) Tuesday, Aug. 25, 7 p.m., in the large courtroom of the Washington County Courthouse in Chatom. More...

State education directors blame WashCo BOE for continued Schmitz pay

The executive director and the associate executive director of the Alabama Education Association addressed the case of a Washington County school teacher who is serving a prison sentence but still drawing her teacher's pay in this week's issue of t More...

Stingray caught in river

Terry Hutto, of Jackson, caught this stingray, Aug. 13, while fishing on the Alabama River near Choctaw Bluff. Stingrays and other saltwater animals have been known to venture inland up both the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers. More...

Marvin's home supply store locating to Thomasville

After two hours of statement for and against sales tax rebates for a proposed Marvin's home supply store, the Thomasville City Council hesitated before approving the measure, during a special meeting, Monday, Aug. 17. More...

GHMH to offer free health care clinic

The news lately has been on health care and the need for health insurance. Grove Hill Healthcare and Grove Hill Memorial Hospital are stepping up to the plate to offer a free health care clinic at Grove Hill Healthcare next Wednesday, Aug. 26. More...

NRCS announces first sign-up for new conservation stewardship program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has begun accepting applications for continuous sign-up for the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) The program began Aug. 10. More...

State strengthens law to protect police and first responders

An expanded Alabama "move-over" law provides an added measure of safety for Alabama emergency responders stopped or parked roadside with emergency signals activated, according to Col. J. More...