June 10, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Burger House owner Billy Jones dies

Billy Jones, former owner of the Burger House (then known as Billy’s Burger House) drive-in restaurant in Jackson, died Thursday, June 3, at the age of 80. More...

Special Sections

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Deas family reunion June 12 There will be a reunion of all descendants of Alonzo and Walter Deas Saturday, June 12, 10 a.m., at the VFW on Club Wiley Road in Jackson. More...

Hole Shot 2010 drag boat races planned for this weekend

The Thomasville Boating Association will be sponsoring Hole Shot 2010 Larry Stephens Memorial Drag Boat Races June 12- 13 at Campbell’s Landing in Morvin. The gates will open at 9 a.m. and racing will start at noon. Admission is $5. More...

Education

Jackson Middle School commended by recent Quality Assurance Review team

Jackson Middle School (JMS) was recently notified by a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) team of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) that the school has been reaccreditated for 2010-2015. More...

Brittnie Dunn representing JHS at Alabama Girls State

Brittnie Dunn is representing Jackson High School at the 2010 session of Alabama Girls State, on the campus of Troy UniversityJune 6-11. More...

Sheffield graduates from UA

Janie Cathryn Sheffield, daughter of Bridget and Jim Sheffield of Chatom, recently graduated from the University of Alabama. Graduation ceremonies were Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Coleman Coliseum on the UA campus. More...

Sports

Powell honored at LHS baseball banquet

By Ross Wood “This has always been about a ‘we’ accomplishment,” an emotional Danny Powell said to the group gathered at the annual Leroy baseball banquet. More...

Little League, Softball All-Stars chosen

12-year-old Little League All-Stars The 2010 Jackson Little League 12-year-old All-Stars (L-R) are Dylan Allen, Phillip Fuller, Tucker Batley, Tucker Faust, Jordan Lankford, Eastwood Thomas, Trent More...

12 year old Softball Stars

12-year-old Softball All-Stars The 2010 Clarke County Softball Association 12-year-old and under All- Stars (front, L-R) are Jamaya Peoples, Molly Foster, Brittany Minor, Madison Bailey, Morgan An More...

For the Record

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Salitpa Water System, Inc. January - December 2009

Is my water safe? More...

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

St. Stephens Water System January-December 2009

Is my water safe? More...

Two 10-year sentences handed down in WashCo sexual abuse case

Thursday was sentencing day in Washington County Circuit Court. Two persons received 10-year sentences and three others were sent to drug court. Roy N. More...

Collision injures four

A two-vehicle collision that occurred around 12:18 p.m., Sunday, June 6, sent four people to Jackson Medical Center for treatment. More...

Age restriction disqualifies Davis for WashCo Coroner

Due to age requirements, Allen Davis has been disqualified to serve as Washington County Coroner. According to state law, a person must be at least 25 years old to serve as coroner. Davis is 22. More...

Fake prescription results in woman’s arrest by JPD

SA Editor A Prattville woman faces multiple charges following a reported attempt to have a fake prescription filled at a Jackson pharmacy. More...

YARD SALES

YARD SALE - Saturday, June 12, starting at 7 a.m. at 313 Carson Road, Leroy (Power Plant Road). Little girl clothes, toys, playhouse and furniture. (251) 246-6944. SA23-1tp YARD SALE - Saturday, June 12, 7 a.m. More...

News

Jackson reports increase in sales tax revenues

Jackson Mayor Richard Long told those in attendance at Tuesday’s city council meeting that sales tax receipts for the month of April were up more than 10 percent compared to the same time period last year. More...

Callahan proud to be Chatom Police Chief

SA Editor The road from Ashland, Ky. to Chatom, Ala. may seem long to some, but Brent Callahan is glad his life’s journey has brought him to the Southwest Alabama town. More...

Annual Pine City Rodeo June 18-19

Those who enjoy the rodeo don’t have long to wait until it is comes to Jackson. The ninth annual Pine City Championship Rodeo is planned for June 18 and 19, 7:30 p.m. at the rodeo arena located at 1954 Coffeeville Road. More...

Editorials

Southern Style

Whatever happened to dressin’ up?

Have you ever wondered what happened to dressin’ up when you go to town? When I was growing up in Chamblee, Ga. we would often make the trek to town. More...

Congress Reports

Oil comes ashore

On June 1, the first globs of oil began washing up on Dauphin Island. More...

Alabama Viewpoint

BP = Beach Polluter

As I walked along the beach at Gulf Shores Saturday morning I couldn’t totally avoid the tar clumps but I walked anyway…and I cried. It took me 10 minutes to clean my feet before I could go back inside the condo. More...

People

Hoven - Reeves united in marriage

Hannah Elizabeth Reeves and Kirby Dwayne Hoven were united in marriage on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at the First Baptist Church of Leroy. Officiating the 5 p.m. double-ring ceremony was the Rev. James Watkins, pastor. More...

Pugh - Cambron to exchange vows

Dianne and Larry Pugh of St. Stephens announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alicia, to Dave Cambron, son of Becky and Tim Cambron of Birmingham. More...

Overstreet - Clark announce final plans

Courtney Elizabeth Overstreet and Steven Todd Clark have announced their final wedding plans for Saturday, June 12, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in Jackson at 6 o’clock in the evening. A reception will follow at the H.W. More...