February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Home damaged by fire

Jackson firefighters responded to the 1317 McKee Drive, Jackson home of John and Carol Carlisle, Tuesday, Feb. 16, around 3 p.m. More...

Mardi Gras comes to Chatom

Residents of the Washington County area lined the streets in Chatom, Saturday, Feb. 13, to celebrate Mardi Gras. More...

Special Sections

Church

Local Catholic Scouts earn International Awareness Award

Scouting has reached its 100th anniversary in the United States. In honor of this milestone, a number of local Catholic Scouts have achieved and been awarded the International Awareness Award for Catholic Scouts. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Pine Grove Methodist announces wild game supper Pine Grove Methodist Church in Leroy will host a wild game supper Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. A rifle will be raffled, as well as opportunities to bid on items in a silent auction. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

The tortoise vs. the hare

2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. More...

Editorials

Publisher’s Comments

Memories of our rare snowfalls

I hope you enjoyed the snow because you probably won’t see it again soon unless you go north. South Alabama sees a “good” snowfall about once every 10 years. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congress Reports

Snow shuts down D.C.

As snow was falling in South Alabama last week, Washington, D.C. was digging out from more than three feet of snow. More...

People

‘Hope for Haiti’

The Jackson Intermediate School Special Education Department recently organized a “Hope for Haiti, Because We Care” campaign. More...

Annual benefit auction planned for WCPL

Friends of the Washington County Public Library will sponsor an evening of excitement and enjoyment as they present the 17th Annual Art Auction and Dinner Friday, Feb. 26. Viewing of items will begin at 5:30 p.m. More...

Random Ramblings

Global warming doesn’t seem possible these past few months

I know I must be the coldest natured person around. I don’t think I have been warm since last September. More...

Snow Day!

Malikhi and Maddox Jones were among many who enjoyed being out of school Friday, Feb. 12, due to a rare southwest Alabama snow storm, which dumped approximately 4inches of the white stuff in the Clarke and Washington counties area. More...

McIntosh Council to fill late councilman’s seat

During its Feb. 9 meeting, the McIntosh Town Council declared the District 1, Place 1 council seat vacant, due to the Jan. 21 death of Councilman Joe Middleton. Middleton died at the age of 71, following a bout with lung cancer. More...

Mac McCorquodale to be honored by Ala. Law Foundation

Jackson attorney Joseph C. “Mac” Mc- Corquodale III has been elected to the membership of the Fellows of the Alabama Law Foundation. More...

News

JPD arrests two for purchasing meth ingredients

SA Editor Jackson Police reported the arrest of two men Sunday, Feb. 14, for allegedly purchasing items to be used to manufacture crystal methamphetamine. More...

McIntosh residents accused of wire theft

Two McIntosh adults and one juvenile have been arrested and charged with the Feb. 9 theft of copper coated wire from Alabama Power Company and a fourth person may face charges. More...

Liquor petitions a no show in Chatom

The Chatom Town Council had expected to be presented with petitions from residents asking for a wet/dry referendum at the Feb. 15 meeting, but no one showed up. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Dixie League registration Final sign-ups for Dixie League are today, Feb.18, 4-6:30 p.m. at the Dixie League Field. There is a $75 registration fee and participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. More...

Education

John M. Will Journalism Scholarship application deadline is March 26

Applications for $13,000 in journalism scholarships administered by the John Will Memorial Scholarship Foundation must be received by Friday, March 26. More...

Gillmore Students of the Month

Mrs. Hicks’ class and 2nd grade Students of the Month from Gillmore Elementary School are: Kelvin Williams, Yalyn Davis, Jaevan Jackson, Cristin Leonard, Marquita Martin, A.J. More...

JMS faculty and staff prepare for SACS review

The faculty and staff at Jackson Middle School are preparing for the SACS Peer Review Team. More...

Sports

Aggies fall in sub-state

The run through the playoffs ended in sub-state for the Jackson High School Aggies as they lost a nail-bitter 61- 58 to the Thomasville Tigers last Saturday on the road. More...

JHS swimmers awarded

Members of the 2009 Jackson High School Swim Team were recently honored at an awards dinner at the home of Byron & Abby Beverly. More...

Teams ready for baseball, softball

Mother nature postponed the plans for starting baseball in the county as the snow and rain made the playing conditions in Andalusia too wet, forcing the Jackson Aggies to have change their plans. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Louise Ann Mansley, 30, of Millry was arrested Feb. 8 and charged with third degree criminal trespassing. Bond was set at $500. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 9-16 include: Christopher Juan Taylor, 31, non-child support, $6,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

ClarkeCo Records

Marriage license applications Melvin Laron Stoker, to Brittany Chantel Warren; David Lee Sims, to Pamela Ann Jackson; Stephen Gough Ford, to Audrey Ann Evans. More...