September 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo man accused of raping woman at knife point

A Millry man is accused of raping a woman, Sept. 15, after she allowed him to sleep on her couch. More...

Jackson COC to conduct annual meeting

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting and dinner Tuesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m., at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Old-fashioned revival at Mt. Olive No. 1 The Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church revival services continue through today, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. Minister Pete Crayton is the evangelist. The Rev. Kevin Jackson invites everyone to attend. Rev. More...

Mrs. Oliver to speak at Women in Winter meeting

“Faith in Jesus Christ will be demonstrated through works of love” will be the theme of the Women in Winter meeting Wednesday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grove Hill. More...

‘Maine Event Lobster Dinner’ will benefit Wilmer Hall Children’s Home

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, located on Hospital Drive (behind Merchants Bank), will host the “Maine Event Lobster Dinner” on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Wilmer Hall Children’s Home. More...

Editorials

Natural resources, conservation important to Alabama's future

September 14-20 was observed as Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) week, time dedicated to increasing our awareness of natural resource conservation and the important role local communities can play in that effort. More...

Area WWII vets make Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Last week, Honor Flight South Alabama made its second trip to Washington, D.C. This very special organization took 94 men and women from the greatest generation to visit the National World War II Memorial. More...

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People

Fall nuptials planned for Barnes-Garrick

engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Elizabeth, to Bobby Joel Garrick Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Parnell of Leroy. Mr. Garrick is also the son of the late Bobby J. Garrick Sr. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clolinger to celebrate golden anniversary

Louise and Gordon Clolinger, who married Oct. 4, 1959, will be honored at a 50th anniversary reception on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 3 until 5 p.m. at the Kimbell House in Jackson. More...

Windham-Ballard engagement announced

Mary Jo and Jerry Windham of Sweet Water announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea, to Bryan Ballard, son of Alethanette and Jimmy Ballard of Sweet Water. More...

Brick used to break into local business

Jackson Police are looking for a man who allegedly broke out the window of Moseley Insurance, located at 1902 College Avenue, Friday, Sept. 18, entered the store and stole an undetermined amount of cash. More...

TK conducts job fair

Those seeking employment with ThyssenKrupp AG attended a job fair, Wednesday, Sept. 23, conducted by the German steel making company and Alabama Southern Community College, at the H.W. More...

Jacksonian participates in Honor Flight to capital

Jackson native Arnold Smith joined 94 other World War II veterans, last week, on a one-day trip to Washington D.C., as part of the South Alabama Veterans Council’s Honor Flight South Alabama program. More...

News

Jackson’s 2010 budget tops $7 million

During Tuesday’s Jackson City Council meeting, the council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2010 that exceeds $7 million. More...

Hubert complains about ‘voting irregularities’ in Sept. 15 primary

Ozelle Hubert, who lost last week’s special Democratic primary for House District 65, is complaining of several voting irregularities. Hubert lost the race to Elaine Beech, 4,353 to 1,071, an 80-20 percent difference. More...

Receives 50-year pin

Brother Mathew Clyde Dolbear (right) was honored with a 50-year pinning ceremony, Monday, Sept. 21, at Santa Fe Lodge No. 226, Jackson. Dolbear, was born in Jackson on May 9, 1928. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Junior Miss tickets to be ordered Alabama Junior Miss will be Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16. Since seating will be more limited than previous years, tickets must be ordered from Lisa Weaver on or before Oct. More...

Education

JMS students build pyramids

In a recent study on Ancient Egypt students in Mrs. Sullivan's world history class at Jackson Middle School were required to construct Egyptian pyramids. They were given extra points for creativity. More...

LHS first graders become safer and smarter

First grade students at Leroy High School recently learned a safer, smarter way of living by exploring a variety of safety and life skills topics. More...

students have special visitors

Jackson High School teacher, Marlon Beech, and JHS Senior, Eric Boucher recently visited Mrs. Binion's 4K classroom and Ms. Slayton and Mrs. Tarleton's 5K classrooms at Gillmore Elementary. More...

Sports

Aggies look to end the Bears’ streak

The Leroy Bears have dominated this decade of high school football in our area. More...

Aggies run over Andalusia 33-6

The Jackson Aggies proved they are one of the top teams in Class 4A Friday night with a 33-6 drubbing of the Andalusia Bulldogs on the road. Damion Bracy had 12 carries for 102 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the Aggies. More...

Bears sneak by Hurricanes 27-21

If a cat has nine lives, Bears must have 20. Leroy has needed every one of them this season to make it into week five with a perfect 4-0 record. The top-ranked Bears edged the Flomaton Hurricanes 27-21 on the road Friday night in overtime. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 15-22 include: Joe Acoby Harris, 26, public intoxication/appears in public, burglary second degree, $8,500 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: *Brandon Randy Reed, 23, of McIntosh was arrested Sept. More...