August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Bonner to visit area

United States Congressman Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) will visit Clarke and Washington countiesTu e s d a y, Aug. 24, as he conducts town hall meetings within his district. Bonner’s first stop will be at the Chatom Community Center from 9-10 a.m. More...

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Church

Bell ringers needed at First Methodist Church

For more than 15 years, the First United Methodist Church of Jackson has ministered to the church and the community through a performing group of volunteers who form the FUMC Handbell Choir. More...

Coming Events

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LHS Class of 1995 planning reunion A 15-year class reunion is being planned for the Leroy High School Class of 1995. Any pictures, information or assistance with the preparations would be appreciated. More...

First Annual Spirit of Relay Car and Bike Show planned

The First Annual Spirit of Relay Car and Bike Show is planned for Aug. 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at the old Scoggins Chevrolet building in Jackson. All cars and trucks, new and vintage, motorcycles of all kinds are welcome. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Terry Hall to sing at Antioch Baptist The Antioch Baptist Church welcomes Terry Hall of Silverville, Tenn. Saturday, Aug. 21 to thier church singing. Supper will be shared in the fellowship hall at 5:30 p.m. with the singing at 7. The Rev. More...

Sports

JA prepares for scrimmage

Jackson Academy Head Coach Dwain Roberts (right) watches Eagle players in action during a recent practice session. More...

Jamborees kick off 2010 football season

In less than two weeks, the official start of the high school season will begin. But area fans will have a chance to wet their appetites this week as area schools take to the fields in fall jamborees. More...

Baxter signs with Bevill

Former Jackson High School baseball player Tyler Baxter (front, center) recently signed a full athletic scholarship to play baseball at Bevill State Community College. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Matther R. Malone, 20, of Toxey was arrested Aug. 9 on a probation revocation charge. No bond amount was listed. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 10-17 include: Joseph Michael Walker, 21, criminal trespass third degree/ enters/remains, $1,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

ClarkeCo. Grand Jury indictments listed

Illicit drug charges make up the most of the 257 indictments issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury a couple of weeks ago. Below are some of those who were indicted. More...

Death of Jackson native leaves huge void in Brewton community

Clarke County relatives and friends of Donnie Rotch were as shocked and saddened at his tragic death in an accident last week, as the people of Brewton where he lived and was a coach and educator for 36 years. More...

First coil of steel processed at Calvert ThyssenKrupp plant

German steel company Thyssen- Krupp has processed its first coil of steel at its plant located in Calvert. More...

News

Stolen items from Double Gates burglary recovered; arrest made

Several items reported stolen during the July 30 burglary of a building located on Tensaw Land Company property in Double Gates has been recovered from a Washington County residence. More...

JPD welcomes new officer

Veteran police officer Derrick Powe is the newest addition to the Jackson Police Department. A native of Houston, Texas, Powe has lived most of his life in Mobile County. More...

Four indicted in ‘voodoo murder’

A fatal beating that may have been prompted out of a fear of voodoo has resulted in the indictment of four men for murder by the Clarke County Grand Jury. More...

Education

Sykes visits Rotary

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College, recently spoke to the Jackson Rotary Club. More...

Editorials

Random thoughts on varied subjects

Publisher’s Comments

Here are a few random thoughts on equally random subjects from things I have thought, remembered or read over the last few weeks. *** More...

Leroy student in remission

Dear Editor: We would like to share some exciting news with everyone in our community and the surrounding area. Our precious Taylor is in full remission. More...

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People

Brandenburgs celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Betty Jean Weaver of McIntyre and Johnnie Brandenburg of Jackson exchanged vows Aug. 17, 1960 in Chatom. The couple was honored by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for 50 years of marriage Saturday, Aug. More...

Howell - Reeves announce engagement

Tonya Howell and John J. Reeves III announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Clark of Grove Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Rowland of Arkansas. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. More...

Rogers - Mixon announce final plans

Malorie Victoria Rogers and Colby Mitchell Mixon have announced their final wedding plans for Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010 at half-past five in the afternoon, at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Senior Living

Donation to new senior center

The Allied Community Development Corporation, which includes Merchants and First United Security banks, recently presented a $2,500 donation to the City of Jackson to be used to purchase furniture for More...