November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Fall Festival draws crowds

Beautiful weather and events, such as the annual Lumberjack Competition, drew large crowds to this past Saturday’s Annual Fall Festival, sponsored by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

‘I shall never surrender or retreat’; The story of William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis left Conecuh County in early 1831 for Texas; and history records show that he arrived at San Felipe de Austin on May 21, 1831, barely a year after the Mexican government passed the Law of April 6, 1830. More...

Special Sections

Church

Jackson Street Baptist celebrating 71 years

Worship and a celebration of their 71 years of history will be the focus of the Jackson Street Baptist Church on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. The faith community invites all to come and celebrate the church’s anniversary. More...

Church Calendar

Foreman Chapel serving the needy Pastor Vera Mitchell and the Foreman Chapel Baptist Church Outreach Ministry in Jackson is supplying free sweaters, coats and shoes to the needy, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

God’s will is reconciliation

Philippians 4:1-8 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 2 I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. More...

Editorials

LETTERS

Dear Editor: As a citizen of the United States of America, a resident of the state of Alabama, dwelling in Washington County at 1164 Horace Odom Road, Millry, AL 36558, I would like to thank the voters of House District Number 65 for voting for and More...

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Congress Reports

House health care bill terrible

Last Thursday, I joined dozens of my fellow Republican colleagues on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, to publicly stand up against Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s big government takeover of health care. More...

People

Hundley - Gangone plan January wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hundley Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth, to Lucas Gangone. Mr. Gangone is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Giovanni Gangone of Cumming, Ga. More...

Brown - DiFilippo announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Brown Jr. of Enterprise announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth, to Jason Angelo DiFilippo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky DiFilippo of Ozark. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A. More...

Barnes - Garrick final plans announced

Melinda Elizabeth Barnes and Bobby Joel Garrick Jr. will exchange wedding vows Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Roger J. More...

Veterans Day observed

Members of the Alabama National Guard 778th Maintenance Company, based in Jackson, salute the United States Flag after posting the colors during the Veterans Day ceremony, Wednesday, Nov. More...

Former ClarkeCo preacher faces federal charges

Authorities are looking for a former Grove Hill preacher who is accused of burning the church where he served as pastor. According to an article in the Nov. More...

H1N1 vaccines available Friday

There will be an H1N1 Vaccination Clinic Friday, Nov. 13 at the Clarke County Health Department, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., or until all vaccine has been administered. The health department may be contacted at 251-275-3772. More...

News

Jackson Council adopts rental tax ordinance

The Jackson City Council, during its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, voted to adopt a 4 percent tax ordinance to be collected from rental businesses within the city limits. More...

Kiwanians meet with seniors

The Jackson Kiwanis Club conducted a joint meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 10, with the senior citizens group of the First Baptist Church. Above, the club helped kick off the Jackson Police Department’s annual Operation Christmas program. More...

Grove Hill woman charged with illegal drug possession

Jackson Police arrested Kimberly G. McKenzie, 40, of Grove Hill, Sunday, Nov. 8, on charges of DUI and possession of cocaine. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Upward Soccer returning 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. More...

Education

Chatom Public Schools Foundation hosts dinner to promote awareness

In 2004, a group of interested citizens created the Chatom Public School Endowment Foundation. The executive board included the principals of Chatom Elementary and Washington County High School, the mayor of Chatom, Carol Bumpers and Ashley Page. More...

New classifications for schools released

Much like the anticipation a child feels while waiting on Christmas morning, coaches and schools through the state, especially in Southwest Alabama, awaited their fates as the new classifications and regions were announced last Wednesday. More...

Sports

Making it to round two

Jackson, 42; Ashford, 14 Aggies travel to Opp Fri.

T he Jackson Aggies cruised to an easy win over Ashford before a hometown crowd at Legion Field last Friday, winning 42-14. The Aggies scored all of their points in the first half. More...

Leroy, 34; New Brockton, 21

Bears rally for big win

L eory continues on the road for a fourth straight 2A title. Friday they defeated New Brockton 34-21 in Leroy. The win was the 16th straight playoff win for the Bears. The Bears host Houston Academy Friday in the second round of the playoffs. More...

Wash. Co., 49; Houston Co., 7

Chatom on road to Elba

W ashington County racked up a big win over Hosuton County in Chatom Friday, 49-7. This week they are on the road to east Aalbama to play Elba in the second round of playoff action. More...