August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction in north Jackson

Work continues on the new Hampton Inn near the intersection of Highway 43 and the Walker Springs Road in north Jackson. Announced last year, the project got off to a slow start in 2009 because of bad weather. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Pastor White announces revival Pastor Charlie J. White and the congregation of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Leroy are hosting revival services through Friday, Aug. 28 at 7:30 nightly. The Rev. More...

Holy Destiny to perform

There will be two Fifth Sunday Singings featuring Holy Destiny on Sunday, Aug. 30. The group will perform at Antioch Baptist Church at 11 a.m., the Rev. Lon Baxter is pastor and at Rockville Baptist Church at 6 p.m., where the Rev. More...

Be alert and prepared

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) "Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." The devil can be tricky. He is sly like a fox. More...

Editorials

Census data is vital but also confidential

Report From Congress

First, thank you to the many people who took time from their busy schedules to attend one of the 19 town meetings my staff and I held throughout the First District last week. Unprecedented crowds attended each meeting. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Battle of Mobile Bay ends in 1864 with Ft. Morgan's surrender

Aug. 23, 1864: The Battle of Mobile Bay ends with the Confederate surrender of Fort Morgan. More...

People

Atchison - Shepherd united in marriage

An outdoor service uniting Carman Deanna Shepherd and Mark Raymond Atchison took place on May 2, 2009 at 7 p.m. on the beach at Fort Morgan Beach. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Roscoe Wentworth of Coffeeville. More...

Miss Lay - Mr. Wilson announce wedding plans

The Rev. and Mrs. Jamie Lay of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda, to Jeremy Wilson, son of Dawn and Steve Shoultz of Salitpa. Miss Lay attended Oakman High School. More...

Bolen - Mathews announce final plans

Final plans have been announced for the marriage of Debra Dunagan Bolen and Thomas G. Mathews. The couple will be married in a small private ceremony on Aug. 29, 2009. Friends are invited to join in a reception at 5 p.m. More...

For the Record

Area Meetings

CCERC meeting announced The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will hold its first meeting of the 2009-2010 year, Thursday, Sept. 17, 11:45 a.m., at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

WashCo Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Washington County Jail during the week of Aug. 18-23 include: Tina Carpenter, 41, of Pensacola, Fla., was arrested for public intoxication. Bond was set at $500. More...

WashCo Grand Jury indicts 94

A grand jury heard evidence in 121 cases, returning 94 indictments to the Washington County Circuit Court last week. The jury also made several suggestions concerning housekeeping and maintenance in public buildings. More...

300 jobs expected at new pipe plant

G-1 Mechanical to fabricate pipe at new Hwy. 43 facility near Malcolm

Kelia McCleary, human resource manager for G-1 Mechanical in south Washington County, announced at the Aug. 24 Washington County Commission meeting that her company hopes to have 300 people hired by the end of December. More...

Middle school grades hit hard by flu symptoms

The flu bug More...

$593,000 is low bid on new senior center

Bids were opened for the new Jackson senior center Tuesday and city officials were pleasantly surprised with the low bid. More...

Salt Creek bridge repairs will be billed to insurance company

The concrete work to repair the bridge over Salt Creek on County Route 15 damaged by a log truck that wrecked there several weeks ago totaled $47,132.31, Clarke County Engineer Danny Overton told county commissioners Monday. More...

News

Supt. Pugh provides interesting figures on schools' enrollments

Clarke County Superintendent Woodie Pugh told school board members at their meeting last week that it was a good start to the new school year. Schools opened Aug. 10. More...

ALDOT to host meeting to get input on replacing Coffeeville river bridge

The Alabama Department of Transportation will host a meeting at the Nutrition Center in Coffeeville Tuesday, Sept. More...

Jackson police investigating forged prescription passed at Mac's Drugs

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a forged or altered prescription that was passed at Mac's Drugs in Jackson recently. The prescription was for Lortab, Chief Charles Burge explained. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Registrations being accepted for '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. More...

Education

Pugh graduates from AU

On Aug. 10, 2009, Alicia Pugh graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor of science degree in exercise science and a minor in business. Pugh, daughter of Dianne and Larry Pugh of St. Stephens, is a 2004 graduate of Leroy High School. More...

Hutchinson selected All-American scholar

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Amber Hutchinson of Jackson has been named an All-American Scholar. More...

Rocker described as 'Exceptional Student' at AIM-Dallas

Described as "dedicated and determined" in the AIM Plane Talk, Benjamin Rocker is the first student from the Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Dallas, Texas (AIM-Dallas) to take and pass the FCC written element tests for general radiotelephon More...

Sports

Aggies top Indians 45-12

After a long delay because of lightning, the Jackson Aggies cruised by the Southern Choctaw Indians 45-12 in the 2009 preseason jamboree at rain-soaked Legion Field. More...

Stingy 'D' helps Bears defeat Thomasville 6-3

The Leroy Bears knocked off the Thomasville Tigers 6-3 in a preseason jamboree despite several rain delays Friday, Aug. 20 in Thomasville. "We didn't do a whole lot on offense," Leroy coach Danny Powell said. More...

JMS football team geared for season

The 2009 Jackson Middle School football team kicks off the season Sept. 8 against Thomasville. This year's team is the biggest in school history with more than 60 players on the roster. More...