March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Library hosts open house

The newly renovated White Smith Memorial Library was celebrated during an open house Friday, Feb. 26. More...

Preparations under way for annual Spring Jubilee

Plans are currently being made for the Clarke County Arc’s (CCARC) annual Spring Jubilee fund-raising event, which will be April 10 on the grounds of the organization’s center in Jackson.   More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Beginning Christian Fellowship to host family game night   The New Beginning Christian Fellowship, located at 3740 N. College Avenue in Jackson, is hosting their first family game night Friday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Howard is guest speaker at Old St. Matthew

The Rev. More...

God loves even the unlovable

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”   More...

Editorials

Publisher’s Comments

‘Outlook’ promotes region; you should too

This edition includes our annual Outlook 2010 special edition that focuses on Clarke and Washington counties and southwest Alabama. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Congress Reports

Military, taxpayers lose if no competitive bid

Last Wednesday the Pentagon released its official “Request for Proposal” (RFP), laying out the requirements for a new aircraft to replace the Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 aerial tankers.   More...

People

WashCo native Billy Powell inducted into Auburn University Ag Hall of Fame

Billy Powell, a native of Leroy, was inducted into the Auburn University Ag Alumni Hall of Honor during its annual banquet Feb. 23.   More...

Snow chosen Miss LHS

Ashley Snow, center, was recently chosen Miss Leroy High School. From left are Kalla Etheredge, 4th alternate; Jessica Bromstad, 3rd alternate; Snow, Latoria Rivers, 1st alternate; and Kamary Nichols, 2nd alternate.   More...

Random Ramblings

It’s clean up time in the county

Litter abounds in Clarke County in the form of all kinds of discarded items. Everywhere one looks whether it is on the streets or highways of this city or the county, piles of paper, cans and bottles can be seen.   More...

Woman dies in U.S. 84 hit and run

A vehicle struck a pedestrian walking along U.S. Highway 84 east of Whatley early Saturday morning. The pedestrian was killed and a Thomasville man has been jailed.   More...

Wreck injures five

A two-vehicle wreck, that occurred around 7:20 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and College Avenue in Jackson, injured five people and blocked traffic in the northbound lanes for more than an hour. More...

Auction raises money for WCPL

The Chatom Community Center Friday, Feb. 26 ,was the scene of the largest crowd to date for the 17th Annual Art Auction and Dinner to benefit the Washington County Public Library (WCPL). More...

News

Officers apprehend murder suspect with use of canine

A Leroy man indicted for a 2006 shooting that resulted in the death of one person was arrested Thursday, Feb. 25 after leading lawmen on a chase in the Leroy area.   More...

Correction

The Washington County Commission’s March 8 meeting has been cancelled, not the March 22 meeting as stated in last week’s edition.   More...

USBI lawsuit settled

United Security Bancshares, Inc., along with its banking subsidiary First United Security Bank and Acceptance Loan Company, Inc., a finance company operated by the bank has agreed to settle a case against The Cincinnati Insurance Company for $4,150, 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

Help for Haiti

Students at Gillmore Elementary School recently worked to raise money for the earthquake victims in Haiti. Through their efforts, they collected $531.46.  More...

WashCo Livestock Calf Show planned for April 5

The Washington County Junior Livestock Calf Show will be on Monday, April 5, 5 p.m. at the Livestock Arena near the airport on highway 56 East of Chatom.   The calf sale will be immediately after the show. More...

WashCo receives go ahead to reduce number of voting centers

This past week Probate Judge Charles Singleton announced he had received notification that the voting centers plan he had submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, has been approved.   More...

Sports

CCHS Bulldogs beat Millry 13-8

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs split a pair of games last Saturday in Leroy, winning the last one 13-8 over the Millry Wildcats.   Payne Wilson (2-0) earned the win, working the last three innings in relief. More...

Aggies improve to 10-0

The Jackson High School Aggies improved to 10-0 on the season as they beat Citronelle 7-5, scoring two late runs, to secure the win Saturday afternoon at Spec Mc- Cants Field. More...

Sports Scene

Hats off to the Olympic athletes, not just the winners

The Winter Olympics, until this year, is not much of an event that we, in hot weather states, spend a whole lot of time watching. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 23- March 2 include:   Christopher Williams, 39, forgery second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...