March 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Second arrest made in ClarkeCo timber theft

A second person has been arrested in connection with the theft of a trailer loaded with timber stolen in Clarke County. According to Chief Craig Hill of the Alabama Forestry Commission (AFC), Johnny Morris Leeper, 54, of Arkadelphia, Ark. More...

Sheffield vying for ClarkeCo Commission District 1 seat

Milton Estes Sheffield has announced that he is a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. More...

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Kindergarteners at Leroy High School decorated umbrellas, handed out Mardi Gras beads and conducted a parade in front of the school, Friday, March 5, in observance of the birthday of the late children’s author Dr. Seuss. More...

Special Sections

Church

Forest Avenue Baptist Church hosts Evangelist George Fridlender

The Rev. Don Rushing and the congregation of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson welcome all in the community to attend the Sunday, March 14, 6 p.m. presentation by Evangelist George Fridlender. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

St. Paul Missionary sponsors ‘Relationship Enhancement Night’ More...

Spiritual beliefs

The showdown in Jerusalem

John 2:19 “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.’” More...

Education

Celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Dr. Seuss’ birthday was celebrated at Jackson Intermediate School March 2 with guest readers visiting and reading in every class. More...

JA conducts technology fair

The 3rd Annual Jackson Academy Technology Fair was Thursday, Feb. 25. Students in 3rd 8th grades as well as 10th grade, entered a total of 54 projects into the competition. Some students entered multiple categories. More...

LHS beauty review winners

Winners in the recent Leroy High School beauty review were, from left: Amelia Bumpers, 12th grade beauty; Callie Howell, 11th grade beauty; Sherika Boykin, top beauty; Catherine Kennedy, 9th grade beauty; and Ashleigh Ledbetter, 10th grade beauty More...

People

SOUTHERN STYLE

100 years of child’s play

Recently someone emailed me a photo showing some boys rolling a hoop. It triggered a memory of Daddy once telling me how, as a boy, he had run for miles rolling a barrel hoop up and down dirt trails. More...

Moss - Pritchett plan April wedding

Janice McCants Moss and Thomas Edward Moss, of Chatom, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Reneé, to Lucas Mark Pritchett. Mr. Pritchett is the son of Sandra and Charles Pritchett of Jackson. More...

Jackson - Kennedy announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wade of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jackson of Excel announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Brett Kennedy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Kennedy of Millry. More...

Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend

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WashCo meth fugitives caught

Two people sought by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department on warrants charging them with the illegal manufacturing and trafficking of crystal methamphetamine, were apprehended Thursday, March 4, by Mobile Police and returned to Washingto More...

Jackson annexation project progressing

The proposed annexation of property north of the present Jackson city limits is not only for right-of-way purposes, but to hopefully enhance economic development for the city. More...

Flach hopes to fill vacant ClarkeCo Coronor position

William S. “Scott” Flach has announced his intention to seek election to the position of coroner for Clarke County. More...

News

Citizens encouraged to participate in 2010 Census

The 2010 U.S. Census is under way, with some residents in Clarke County already receiving their questionnaires. More...

Attempting to sneak pot to inmates lands two in Washington County Jail

Two McIntosh residents were arrested Saturday, March 6, after one of them allegedly attempted to sneak marijuana to her son and husband who were already incarcerated. More...

Buildings destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed two out buildings, Monday, March 8, at the Tarver Road, Wagarville residence of John Davis. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

‘Big River’ rescheduled to March 13 Due to the circumstances beyond our control, the Arts Council regrets that the concert performance of selections from “Big River” has been rescheduled for March 13 at 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

Some things just rub me the wrong way

‘Out of control’ Toyotas Ok, I’ve had it. This thing with the Toyotas accelerating out of control has gotten out of control. More...

Cartoon

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Letters

Stopping personal use of city vehicles could increase savings

Dear Editor: At the end of 2009, the city of Jackson passed a tax called ALATAX. This tax is on rental. Rental what? The city did not say. More...

Sports

Wells signs with Faulkner

Millry’s Jasmine Wells, daughter of Billy and Jacquelyn Wells and sister to Sterling Wells, recently signed to play softball for Faulkner State Community College in Bay Minette. More...

LHS Golf Team

Members of this year’s Leroy High School Golf Team are, front (L-R) Clayton Elmore, Hunter Harrell and Jesse Grimes; back (L-R) Chet Elmore, David Morris, Chase Grana, T.J. Smith and Luke Griffin. More...

Leroy sports legend recognized during Tombigbee Classic

Between games of the Tombigbee Classic, Leroy fans paid homage to a small town player who made it big. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 2-10 include: Michael Dewayne Austin, 21, driver’s license suspended/ revoked, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, $724.50 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dep More...