May 27, 2010 RSS feed / News

College Avenue collision sends two to hospital

According to Jackson Police reports, a two-vehicle collision, which occurred around 11:04 a.m., May 24, on College Avenue near Washington Street, injured two people. The incident occurred when a 1999 Ford, driven by Kenyannia N. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 18-25 include: Herbert Oneal Williams Jr., 27, probation violation, driving under the influence (controlled substance), $700 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Presents funds

District 22 State Senator Marc Keahey (left) recently presented $5,000 in state funds to Cecelia Adams who oversees the special needs program for the Clarke County Board of Education. (Photo submitted) More...

Jackson Council approves low bidder for District 1 drainage project

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, May 25, approved Spanish Fort company Delta Civil Developers as the low bidder on the long-awaited drainage project in District 1. More...

Annual meeting

The Clarke County Kingdom Builders, a faith-based organization which provides carpentry services, recently conducted its annual meeting at the Fish House in Jackson. More...

Gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks visits ClarkeCo

Gubernatorial candidate Ron Sparks is betting on a lottery and gambling revenues and taxes to pay for college tuitions and to help fund other education needs, pay for Medicaid shortfalls and provide other needed funds for state services. More...

Thomasville considered for new industry

Local government entities have committed $1 million in incentive funds to a new $16 million industry if it locates in the Thomasville area. More...

Alabama counties approved for SBA oil spill assistance

Governor Bob Riley recently announced the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved his request to aid businesses that have been financially impacted by the oil spill in the Gulf. More...

Five WashCo WW II vets take Honor Flight

“It was one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me. More...

ASCC announces industry scholarship recipients

Dr. William O. Blow, interim president, Alabama Southern Community College recently announced the scholarship recipients for the Alabama Southern Industry Alliance for a Technologically Advanced Workforce. More...

Ballots are packed for June 1 primary

U.S. Senate - Democrats William Barnes, 61, of Pinson is making his first run for political office. He is an attorney and has worked for the U.S. Treasury and other federal agencies and the military. More...

WashCo DEC recognized as ‘outstanding’ by state party

During a reception for Democratic candidates Tuesday night, the Washington County Democratic Committee was given an award from Jim Spearman, Alabama state chair of the Democratic Party, as the “outstanding” county committee in Alabama. More...

Man charged with shooting wife because of shortage of food at graduation party

A husband shot and wounded his wife when he found there was no food left at a high school graduation party for one of their children. More...

Clarke BOE denies request for non-graduates to participate in ceremonies

The Clarke County Board of Education last Thursday refused to let non-graduates participate—walk or march as it is commonly described— in commencement exercises at local high schools. More...

‘Freezer preacher’ gets life plus 51 years

A traveling preacher, who once lived in Jackson was sentenced to life in prison plus 51 years, for murdering his wife and stuffing her body in a freezer, where he is believed to have stored it for more than four years. More...

Running back Baron Huber to speak at UA Alumni event

The Clarke County University of Alabama Alumni and Friends BAMA Club will host a “Summer Event” Thursday, June 10 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Part Assembly House in Jackson. The event starts at 6 p.m. More...

Clarke County Courthouse struck by lightning

The Clarke County Courthouse was struck by lightning Friday evening as a strong storm system with possible tornadoes moved through the county. More...

ClarkeCo preacher pleads guilty in tax fraud case

Clarke County preacher Ron Bordelle Williams pleaded guilty to tax, mortgage fraud in a Mobile federal courtroom last week, in exchange for having arson and identity theft charges dropped. More...

WashCo Commission moves ahead with sewerage addition

At their May 24 meeting, the Washington County Commission passed a resolution to allow Commission Chair Judge Charles Singleton to sign the EPA Grant application which will be used to construct a sewerage line from the G-1 Mechanical site on Highway More...

ClarkeCo Commission pledges $125,000 to Coastal Gateway

The Clarke County Commission has pledged $25,000 a year for five years to the Coastal Gateway Economic Alliance and a hired consultant helping the economic development organization reorganize and increase its capital said that commitment was the min More...

Old St. Stephens archaeology report

The first week of an archaeology field school at Old St. Stephens concentrated on a rock wall of a former rental building. Probing suggested the wall was shallow. It was approximately two feet wide and similar to the wall excavated last summer. More...

ADAH offers opportunity to learn about Native-American textiles

ArchiTreats: Food for Thought continues another year of informative talks on Alabama history at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) in Montgomery. More...

AG candidate Anderson says he’s most experienced

The first thing James Anderson does when he sits down with a news reporter to make his pitch to be Alabama’s attorney general is to hand over his income tax returns. “I’m not running for the money,” he says. More...

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