November 5, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fair Queen chosen

Jackson High School’s Nicole Beck (left) was crowned the 2009 Clarke-Washington Counties Fair Queen, Tuesday, Nov. 3, during the opening night of the fair. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Foreman Chapel serving the needy Pastor Vera Mitchell of the Foreman Chapel Baptist Church Outreach Ministry in Jackson has announced that the church is giving away free sweaters, coats and shoes to the needy, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. More...

We share the same perfect Father

Psalm 96:4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be revered above all gods. More...

FUMC to host Christmas Step Sing

The First United Methodist Church of Jackson’s Chancel Choir is sponsoring their annual Christmas Step Sing Sunday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. More...

Education

Students create biomes

Recently, Mrs. Steed’s 5th grade science class completed various biomes from the numerous landscapes found on Earth. Students included the types of animals and plants found in each specific habitat. More...

JHS announces honor roll

Students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls at Jackson High School for the first nine weeks are: Grade: 9 All As: Elbert Alford, Matthew Barton, Tyler Beck, James Bernard, Zachary Dailey, Alexis Howard, Julie Jacobs, Heather Lancaster, Chris More...

Participate in ARI-PAL

Jackson Intermediate School, (back L-R) Principal Gwen Wheeler and teachers Virginia Kyzer, Julie Wright, Jessica Harmon, Tena Lee Dumas, Jeannie Johnson; (front L-R) Emily McDonald and Diana Gibby an More...

Sports

Second quarter explosion propels Aggies

Jackson, 45; Citronelle, 7

The Jackson Aggies completed their first 9-1 season since 1987 as they beat the Wildcats of Citronelle 45-7 on the road last Thursday night. More...

Bears edged by Bulldogs 28-27

Sweet Water, 28; Leroy, 27

By Ross Wood The Sweet Water Bulldogs used a clock-consuming drive and late defensive stand to hold off the Leroy Bears 28-27 last Friday night at Palmer Stadium in Leroy. More...

WCHS holds off hard-fighting Pirates

The Washington County High School Bulldogs defeated the Fruitdale High School Pirates at home last Thursday night 23-13. Both teams made the AHSAA football playoffs. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 27- Nov. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Joseph Boykin, 44, of Thomasville was arrested Oct. 27 and charged with failure to appear on a driving with a revoked license. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications James Walter Hay, to Candyce Inez Ernest; Marcus Darnell Frowner, to Melissa Andra Moore; Dale Whitfield Dumas, to Leigh Pippen Mathews; Roderick Lorenzo Jackson, to Irish Marchelle King; Justin Bridges Lenoir, to As More...

Grove Hill Clarke’s third ‘wet’ city

Grove Hill citizens voted Tuesday to become the third municipality in dry Clarke County to permit legalized alcohol sales. Voters agreed to legalized sales with 346 “Yes” votes to 214 “No” votes. More...

Wreck leaves Chatom man comatose

A Chatom man is in a coma following a wreck that occurred on the Bigbee Road in the early morning hours Sunday and the driver of the vehicle may face charges related to the crash. More...

Old St. Stephens celebrated

Despite drizzling rain and muddy roads, folks turned out Saturday, Oct. 31, to enjoy Old St. Stephens Day, conducted at the old town site in St. Stephens Historical Park. More...

JA Homecoming Court 2009 presented

The Jackson Academy Homecoming Court was presented during homecoming festivities at the school, Friday, Oct. 30. More...

News

Proration cuts into ClarkeCo BOE reserves

The Clarke County Board of Education ended the fiscal year with a $1.9 million balance but had to dip into its reserves for about $1 million to fund operations because of state proration cuts. More...

Father and son charged with drug possession

Two Mobile County men were arrested during a joint operation between the Coffeeville Police Department and Alabama State Troopers. More...

The Art...NU grand opening

A grand opening and ribbon cutting was conducted, Tuesday, Nov. 3, at The Art...NU, a new business located in downtown Jackson at 114 Commerce Street. Owner of the business is Ralph Ice. More...

Coming Events

Chatom youth basketball registration begins today

Registration will be conducted at the Washington County Public Library in the small meeting room today, Nov. 5, and Nov. 10, 12 and 17, 5:30-7 p.m. This includes grades K-8. The fee is $30. More...

Upward Soccer returning

Upward Soccer registration is underway for boys and girls in 5K-6th grade. Registration forms are available at the following locations: Pic-N-Sav, Family Medical of Jackson and Jackson Academy. Early registration ends Nov. 16, deadline will be Nov. More...

Play-off game tickets for JHS

All tickets for the Jackson High School play-off games will be $7. They will be on sale at the high school on Friday only for those wanting to purchase early. Clarke County Board passes, season tickets or reserved seat passes will not be valid. More...

Editorials

Support Jackson by attending Annual Fall Festival

Editor’s Notes

This Saturday is Jackson’s Annual Fall Festival, offering all types of items for purchase, entertainment on two stages, the annual Lumberjack Competition, a variety of foods and many more activities for the entire family to enjoy. More...

House health care bill still lacking

Congress Reports

Last Thursday, amid great fanfare on the U.S. Capitol steps, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the long-awaited Democrat health care bill. More...

Courts may start to target electronic bingo

Alabama Viewpoint

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People

Miss Karr and Mr. Rone announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Karr of Barlow Bend announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula Michelle, to Jamie Patrick Rone, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pat Rone Jr. of Jackson and the late Lynn Anderson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Ellis James Bankston Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bankston (nee Deidre Cartee) of Tuscaloosa announce the birth of a son, Ellis James, Oct. 2, 2009 at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. He weighed 6 lbs. and 15 oz. More...

Pioneer Day

It rained on and off Saturday morning but Pioneer Day went on as planned in Grove Hill and drew a big crowd. Old tractors, featured for the first time, were a big draw as was Rex Rush’s gristmill at left. More...

Senior Living

RSVP annual awards presented in Thomasville

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Southwest Alabama conducted its annual awards and recognition dinner at Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville Oct. 29. More...