February 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Open house is Friday at new library

The public is invited to attend an open house at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson, this Friday, Feb. 26 from 3-6 p.m. More...

Vergil Chapman vying for ClarkeCo Sheriff

Vergil Chapman has announced that he is a Democratic candidate for sheriff of Clarke County. More...

Special Sections

Church

Women in Winter initiate Easter project

Assisting women age 50 and older in emergency situations is the goal of Women in Winter’s Easter Project. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Poarch COG to host singing John Goodman and the Grove Hill Singers will be the featured performers at the Poarch Church of God of Prophecy in Atmore Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Pastor Patsy Pritchett encourages all to come and take part. More...

First Assembly revival March 21

First Assembly of God in Jackson will be hosting the Crabb Revival in its Family Life Center Sunday, March 21 at 10:45 a.m., for one service only. More...

Editorials

Editor’s Notes

Reasoning takes a back seat when it comes to murder

This past week’s murder of a Gainestown man was a brutal crime in which all sane reasoning was apparently thrown out the window. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letter to the Editor

County coroner has a lot of important duties but little compensation

Dear Editor, I would like to say thank you again to the voters of Washington County for voting and electing me as your coroner for the past term. More...

Sports

JHS beats CCHS in a battle of unbeaten teams

The Jackson High School Aggies beat the Clarke County High School Bulldogs 5-1 in a battle of unbeaten teams Tuesday night to improve to 7-0 on the season. More...

CCHS sweeps SWHS, Citronelle

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs fell 5-1 to the Jackson Aggies Tuesday night in Jackson. Jacob Horton had a double and a run scored. Tyler Hutto was 1-for-2 with a sacrifice bunt. Hunter Kelley had a sacrifice RBI. More...

Coaching changes

French takes over at CCHS

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs did not have to wait long for a new football coach as Jack French was approved at the board meeting last Thursday. French replaces Allan Floyd as head coach and athletics director. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Stephanie E. Foster, 47, of Chatom was arrested Feb. 16 and charged with third degree theft of services. Bond was set at $3,000. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail Feb. 16-Feb. 23 are listed. James Christopher Owes, 27, distribution of a controlled substance, cocaine, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Voodoo claim at center of Gainestown murder

One of four Clarke County residents charged with beating a man to death at his Fool’s Acre Road home near Gainestown said the victim was into voodoo and the group was trying to scare him into leaving the county. More...

Working meth lab busted in WashCo

One person has been arrested and warrants have been issued for two more, following the discovery of a working methamphetamine lab, Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Fruitdale area by Washington County deputies. More...

ClarkeCo ‘Teachers of the Year’ recognized at BOE meeting

Clarke County teachers of the year were recognized by the Clarke County Board of Education at its meeting last Thursday at Grove Hill Elementary School. More...

News

Gang of Mobile-based robbers strike in Grove Hill

Two carloads of Mobile men robbed three local residents of money and cell phones at Grove Hill’s Hudson Park last Thursday night while spring ball practices were going on. More...

Constitutional seminar warns of threats to American way of life

During a Common Sense Campaign (CSC) seminar conducted Feb. 23 at the H.W. More...

Qualifying dates announced for WashCo Democratic candidates

Anyone wishing to qualify as a Democratic candidate for local offices in Washington County may do so during the business hours of 8 a.m., Monday, March 1 and 5 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the Turner Law Office in Chatom. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Community show choir preparing Anyone interested in joining a community show choir may come to the Thomasville Civic Center every Thursday night in June at 6 p.m. for a brief choir rehearsal. More...

Education

D.A.R.E. program begins at JMS

Jackson Middle School has recently started the DARE program in an effort to educate 8th graders about the dangers of drugs and appropriate ways of dealing with pressure in regards to drugs. More...

Jillian Green awarded scholarship to Troy University

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, announced recently that Jillian Green is the recipient of a Troy University scholarship. More...

Help for Haiti

Students at Jackson High School donated money to assist in the Haiti crisis by making drop-bucket donations during the week. Participants were allowed to dress out of their normal school uniform on Friday. More...

People

Random Ramblings

Good ole days were really good in many ways

How many times have you heard someone say, “ I wish it was like the good ole days?” Recently, I began thinking about those “good ole days” and I decided I liked a lot of those days of years past but I also disliked many of th More...

Spring wedding announced for Miss Piper – Mr. McIntyre

Mr. and Mrs. William Piper of McIntosh announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Alise, to Thomas Daniel McIntyre. Mr. McIntyre is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McIntyre of Jackson. More...

DAR conducts meeting

The Elijah Pugh Chaper of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met Feb. 8 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson. Mrs. More...