October 15, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ClarkeCo Development Foundation to meet Oct. 22

The Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) will conduct its 7th annual meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Thomasville Civic Center.   The event will begin at 6 p.m. and feature displays detailing the many projects of the foundation. More...

ClarkeCo E-911 rates going up for businesses

Clarke County business owners will pay $1 more per month for E- 911 services. Clarke County Commissioners agreed Tuesday to hike the tariff on business phones from $2 a month to $3 a month per phone. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Wagarville Baptist   welcomes new pastor   The Wagarville Baptist Church recently called the Rev. James Blair as their new pastor. The Rev. Blair come to the area from North Alabama and the Atlanta area. More...

The Pumpkin Patch is back

The annual “Pumpkin Patch” at First United Methodist Church in Jackson opened Oct. 12. Pumpkins are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until dark; Saturdays 10 a.m. More...

Crowd attends Autumn Fest

New Beginnings Christian Fellowship hosted Autumn Fest at the Jackson fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 10. The event featured live music, food, inflatables and drawings for prizes. More...

Editorials

1926 pamphlet promoted Jackson

Publisher’s Comments Jim Cox

I’ve told you about the 1968 Jackson directory I picked up at the Hoven estate sale. We’ve walked down memory lane of Jackson businesses from 41 years ago and the various civic and community activities that were going on.   More...

Contractor praises Jackson

Editor’s Notes

Last week I had the opportunity to talk with the construction superintendent who oversaw the construction of the new Aaron’s Rental store, located on North College Avenue across from Walmart.   More...

Montgomery museum will be newest link in state aviation trail

Alabama Viewpoint

On March 26, 1910, Orville Wright soared above the cotton fields west of Montgomery. It was the first flight of an airplane in Alabama and one of the first few flights in the world.   More...

People

JIS Citizens of the Month

Students from each class at Jackson Intermediate School who exhibit the characteristics and integrity associated with Good Citizenship are recognized by the faculty, staff and administration of the sc More...

Stork Report

Patrick Clayton Paul   Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Paul (nee Candice Dunnam) of Coffeeville announce the birth of a son, Patrick Clayton, Oct. 2, 2009, 11:43 a.m., at Mobile Infirmary. He was 21 inches in length and weighed 9 pounds.   More...

October ‘Yard of the Month’

Lisa and Ricky Dunagan at 620 North Portis Avenue were awarded "Yard of the Month" for October, 2009. The award is presented by the Four Seasons Garden Club. More...

Focus on fire prevention

Smokey the Bear waves to the crowd, Oct. 7, during Jackson’s annual Fire Prevention Parade. The Jackson Fire Department and other area departments observed Fire Prevention Week 2009 Oct. 4-10. More...

Proration may force redo of WashCo BOE budget

During the Oct. 8 meeting of the Washington County Board of Education, Chief Financial Officer Larry Moss said that although the outlook is rather grim, things are not as bad as they could be with the board’s finances.   More...

JHS Homecoming Court 2009

The 2009 Jackson High School Homecoming Court was presented during Friday’s game. More...

News

WashCo Solid Waste Authority questions fuel surcharge

Washington County Solid Waste authority (SWA) met Oct. 13, with Chairman Allen Bailey reporting that the authority has a $143,855.02 balance with an outstanding bill of $19,309.75.   More...

Participates in Buddy Walk

A number of residents of the Leroy and Jackson area joined Allison, Gabe and their son, Tucker Cartee as participants in the Buddy Walk in Mobile, Oct. 10, to raise money for Down syndrome research. More...

Entries sought for CMCG Chili Cookoff

Those wishing to enter the Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District Chili Cookoff, which will be conducted during Jackson’s Annual Fall Festival, are asked to contact the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at (251) 246-3251. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Continuous School Improvement registration available   Continuous School Improvement (CSI) is an after-school tutorial program designed to assist students struggling with academics in the regular classroom. CSI will begin Monday, Nov. More...

Education

Jackson High School Homecoming 2009

Students of all ages enjoyed Thursday night’s bonfire as part of Jackson High School’s Homecoming 2009 activities. (Photo by Leigh Henson) More...

Sports

Dawgs sack Millry

Johnta Parnell rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries to lead the Washington County Bulldogs to a 14-13 upset win over No. 8 Millry Thursday night at Jordan-Wilcox Stadium in Chatom. More...

Aggies storm by Rain

The Jackson Aggies overcame a sluggish start to pick up a big 39-26 region win over B.C. Rain Friday night during homecoming at Legion Field. More...

Bears top Indians

The Leroy High School Bears defeated the Southern Choctaw High School Indians 39-29 on the Reservation Friday night.   Leroy won the game, but may have lost two of their top players in the process. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department listed the following arrests during the past week:   •Traci Weaver, 36, of McIntosh was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with failure to pay child support. No bond amount was listed.   More...

ClarkeCo Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. More...