March 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson plans second ‘State of the City’ address

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Jackson will conduct the second annual State of the City Address Thursday, March 25, at the James E. Arrington City Hall Complex. More...

Stringer announces bid for second term as Washington County Sheriff

“As your sheriff for the past three years, my job has been a rewarding experience as well as a challenging one,” said Richard Stringer upon announcing his bid for re-election as Washington County Sheriff. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

3rd Sunday singing at Grace Chapel Grace Chapel Baptist Church of Coffeeville will host its third Saturday “congregational style” singing on March 20 at 6:30 p.m. Singing will be led by Donald Jackson. Bro. More...

Jackson First Assembly to host Crabb Revival

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...

Spend time with your Father

Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in More...

Education

Leadership class visits state capital

Members of the Leadership Clarke County Class of 2010 traveled to Montgomery March 9 for the state government class. More...

Jackson chamber seeks new Pine City Ambassador recruits

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting participants for the Pine City Ambassador Junior Leadership Program. More...

Miss Eagle Pride 2010

Ashton McCully (center) was chosen Miss Eagle Pride 2010 during Jackson Academy’s recent beauty review. From left are, 1st runner-up Brittany Wilson, McCully, and 2nd runner-up Stephanie Feagin. More...

Sports

CCHS Lady Bulldogs move to 5-1 on season

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs softball improved to 5-1 on the season as they beat the Lady Pirates from Fruitdale 12-3 last Friday in Grove Hill. More...

Bayles tosses perfect game, JHS sweeps Rain

The top-ranked Jackson Aggies completed a perfect first leg of the trip to the playoffs as they beat the Raiders of B.C. Rain High in an area series last Thursday and Friday. More...

Bulldogs drop games to Leroy, UMS-Wright

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs played tough but lost 9-7 in extra innings to the Leroy Bears last Saturday at the Gerald H. Stephens complex in Grove Hill. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 9-16 include: Corrie Beckham Hunnicutt, 29, holding for investigation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses published

Marriage license applications Jonathan Wayne Williams, to Courtney Lynn Kirk; Rodney Dave Ward, to Melesia Cherea Taylor. Marriage license applications are just that applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Ashley N. Ott, 24, of Leakesville, Miss. More...

Chatom alcohol vote will be June 1

The town of Chatom moved one step closer to legal alcohol sales during the March 15 meeting of the Chatom City Council, when Mayor Harold Crouch presented the members with a petition bearing 195 citizens’ signatures requesting a referendum for More...

Jemison named Jackson’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

Sometimes the effect others have on you can influence your path in life. More...

McCorquodale to vie for full term as judge

Circuit Judge Gaines C. Mc- Corquodale has announced that he will seek a full six-year term as Circuit Judge, Place 1, for the First Judicial Circuit. More...

Marc Keahey to seek re-election to State Senate District 22 seat

Senator Marc Keahey announced this week that he will seek re-election to the Alabama Senate. More...

News

AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS

Social assistance on Wednesdays at Salvation Army The Salvation Army Social Service office is open on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. More...

ClarkeCo litter group prepares for annual spring cleanup

Preparations are being put in motion by the Clarke County Citizens Against Litter (CCCAL) committee for Spring Cleanup 2010, which will take place in April. More...

United Way plans annual ‘Day of Caring’ for April 23

Those who have ever been involved with the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSA), have probably heard of the Day of Caring. A Day of Caring is a day spent working on a project that can be completed in one day. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Billy Dean performs at JHS auditorium tonight Grammy Award winner Billy Dean will perform at the Jackson High School auditorium tonight, Thursday, March 18, with proceeds bene fiting the JHS football program. Doors open at 7 p.m. More...

Editorials

Guest Columnist

What Jesus had in mind was neighborly-ism

In the closing chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus offers a parable describing the criteria by which the human community will be evaluated on judgment day. I remember my surprise years ago when I read these words for the first time. More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

Assessing U.S. military progress in Afghanistan

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our men and women in uniform who are fighting the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. The early March trip allowed me, and other Members of Congress, to personally get an assessment of the U.S. More...

People

Music fest planned in St. Stephens

The St. Stephens Music Festival is planned for this weekend at St. Stephens Historical Park. The event will begin around 7 p.m., Friday, March 19 and continue through Sunday, March 21. More...

Walker - Dunagan to wed March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Walker of Wagarville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jodi, to Dustin Dunagan, son of Donna Dunagan of Coffeeville and the late Dentry Dunagan. More...

Reeves-Hoven announce May wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry E. Reeves of Leroy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Hannah Elizabeth, to Kirby Dwayne Hoven. Mr. Hoven is the son of Sherry Mathers Hoven and Condie Ray Hoven, both of Jackson. More...