April 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Freezer preacher’ trial begins

The trial of a preacher arrested at a Jackson church in 2008, following the discovery of his wife’s body inside a freezer in his Mobile residence, began this week in Mobile. More...

Spring Jubilee this Saturday

Clarke County Arc’s (CCARC) annual Spring Jubilee fund-raising event, will take place this Saturday, April 10, on the grounds of the organization’s center in Jackson. More...

Odom seeks ClarkeCo Commission seat

Clint Odom of Jackson has qualified as a Republican candidate for Clarke County Commission, District 3. Odom is a Clarke County native and is employed as a controller at Boise Paper. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Give it all to Jesus

Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him; and He will make your paths straight." More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Rev. Howard to be honored for 15 years of service The Saint Union Missionary Baptist Church is honoring their pastor, the Rev. James M. Howard Sr., for 15 years of service with a pastor’s appreciation service. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Find freedom through Christ

John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. To be a slave to sin or to a person is a horrible state to be in. More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

Free market economy not perfect, but the best there is

While standing in the lobby of the downtown branch of First United Security Bank, Friday, I felt proud to be part of a free market society as that institution’s leaders celebrated 100 years of operation in Clarke County. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Thanks to those who donated time for scouting adventure

Dear Editor: More...

Sports

Lady Bears beat JHS first time ever

Area softball round-up

The Lady Bears from Leroy High School completed yet another first this season as they beat the Jackson High Lady Aggies 4-2 last Tuesday night in Leroy. More...

Leroy completes sweep of Aggies

Two of the stalwart programs in Southwest Alabama battled each other last Saturday at Spec McCants Field and when the dust settled, the Leroy Bears had beaten the Jackson Aggies 5-3. More...

Sports Scene

No, Butler Univ. is not in Choctaw Co. or near Greenville

Forget all of the drama in sports for a just a moment. Throw professional sports completely out the window. For the most part, in this area, college sports consists of football season, spring football practice and then the recruiting season. More...

For the Record

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications William Russell Combs II, to Billie Ann Boykin; Carlos J. King, to Stephanie L. Webb; Jesse Clay Etheredge, to Jody Elizabeth Waddill; David Walter Dion, to Joy Elizabeth Aguiar; Derrick L. Ward, to Sharranda L. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 30 April 6 in clude: Reginald Charles Roberts, 41, switched tag, driving under the influence (alcohol), no insurance, driver’s license suspended/re voked, $6,500 bond, ar More...

Juveniles accused of stealing scrap metal

Two 17-year-old Jackson juveniles have been arrested and charged with the theft of scrap metal from a local business. More...

What a whopper!

Cole Moss, 10, of Chatom, won the overall lunker prize for his 6.22 lb. bass in the Educational Center for Independence’s annual Jr. Angler Tournament, conducted Saturday, April 3, at the lake behind the Chatom Community Center. More...

WashCo deputies investigate daylight burglary

Washington County deputies Ferrell Grimes and Bobby Jeter are investigating the burglary of a Prestwick residence that occurred Wednesday, March 31, just before lunchtime. More...

Wheat wants to return as WashCo Sheriff

By dedicating 32 years of his life to serving as sheriff, William J. Wheat says he has already proven his commitment to Washington County and its residents. After retiring in 2006, Wheat says he has remained active by working in construction. More...

Douglas hopes to retain Clarke BOE post

The Rev. T.L. Douglas recently announced his intention to seek re-election to the Clarke County Board of Education, District 4 seat. Douglas currently serves as president of the school board and is seeking his second term. More...

News

Qualifying ends for June 1 Primary

Qualifying has ended and the races are set for the June 1 primaries. Four Democrats and two Republicans are running for Clarke County sheriff. Incumbent Bobby Moore is seeking re-election as a Democrat. More...

100th anniversary celebrated

Attending the 100th anniversary of the downtown Jackson branch of First United Security Bank last Friday, April 2, (front, L-R) are mayor Richard Long, board members James C. More...

Three WashCo offices contested

Only three seats in Washington County are being contested during the upcoming June 1 Primary. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

SW Alabama Writer’s to meet All writers in the area are invited to attend the Southwest Alabama Writer’s Association meeting today, Thursday, April 8, 6 p.m., at Trey’s Sports Grill in Thomasville. More...

Education

Odom to present senior recital at UM

Catherine Odom, daughter of Frankie and Cathy Odom of St. Stephens, will be presenting her senior vocal recital at the University of Mobile, Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. More...

Aggie Archery Team going to state

Members of the Jackson High School Aggie Archery Team from left are: Sam Hutchinson, Jessica Higginbotham, Jordan Breedlove, Kelsey Guy, Sarah Marzullo, Chris Marzullo and Destiny Nash. More...

Troy University Scholarship awarded to Cole Harrell

Dr. Jack Hawkins Jr., chancellor of Troy University, announced recently that Cole Harrell is a recipient of a Troy University Scholarship. More...

People

South - Wilson exchange marriage vows

Katherine Bethany Wilson and Paul William South, both of Tuscaloosa, were united in marriage on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at The Church At Tuscaloosa in Northport. Pastor Dan Brenton officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony. More...

McKenzie - Smith to wed April 24

Mr. and Mrs. Abraham McKenzie Sr. of Shubuta, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Trinnia, to Melvin Eugene Smith. Mr. Smith is the son of the late Felecia Smith. More...

National Healthcare Decisions Day is April 16

AseraCare Hospice, along with other national, state and community organizations, are leading an effort to highlight the importance of advance health care decision making, an effort that has culminated in the designation of April 16 as National Healt More...