November 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Mayor presented turkey

Charles Reeves (left), representing the Alabama Farmers Federation Friday, Nov. 19, presents Jackson Mayor Richard Long with a turkey on behalf of the Alabama Turkey Growers Association. More...

Special Sections

Church

Step Sing at First United Methodist is Sunday night

The annual Step Sing at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson will be Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. More...

Jackson Christmas events begin Sunday

The Christmas Season kicks off this Sunday, Nov. 28, 6 p.m., in Jackson with the annual Step Sing at the First United Methodist Church. Local choirs will be featured. More...

It’s all a matter of perspective

Spiritual Beliefs

A man once was complaining about how quickly his children wore out shoes. He fussed at them, saying, "You just don't understand how much these things cost!" Feeling a bit sorry for himself, he went with his children into a shoe store. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CCHS to meet Sunday in Thomasville The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday at the Thomasville City Hall at 2:30 p.m. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Love program at Good Hope Baptist The Good Hope Baptist Church of Walker Springs will sponsor a love program for the Rev. Wilson and Sis. Diana Gibby on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

An empty place at the Thanksgiving table

VIEWPOINT

With so many American men and women deployed in the war against terror, it is fitting and appropriate in this Thanksgiving season to give special attention to, and thanks for, the sacrifices made by many American families who will have an empty plac More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Change comes to Congress

Congress Reports

Scarcely two weeks after Americans gave the ruling party in Congress the biggest thrashing in over 70 years, a new House majority, which hasn’t yet been sworn in, is already making major changes. More...

People

Coleman - Randolph engagement announced

Pastor Darrell and Mrs. Lula Coleman of Crestview, Fla. announce the wedding engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lula Nakia Jazelle, to Zerick Thomas Randolph of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., son of Pastor Benjamin and Mrs. More...

Williams joins Mobile law firm

The attorneys of Cunningham Bounds, LLC announced recently that Margaret Younce Williams has joined the firm as an associate. More...

Yard of the Month

The 242 Wildwood Drive, Jackson, home of Carol and Dwight Goolsby was chosen as the November ‘Yard of the Month’ by the Four Seasons Garden Club. More...

Elmer Lee Rhodes - Free Access

Elmer Lee Rhodes, 69, died Nov. 29, 2010 at his home in Truman, Ark. He was a native of Bladon Springs. Survivors include three sons, Walter D. More...

United Way short of its annual fund-raising goal

The goal of United Way of Southwest Alabamain Clarke County for the year is $140,000. As of this week only 67 percent of that goal has been reached. More...

No solutions for WashCo roads/bridges

SA Reporter The paved county roads in Washington County were built in the 1940s-50s under the Farm to Market program. The heaviest loads traveling roads then were 2-ton short pulp wood trucks. Today’s empty trucks weigh that much. More...

Pair charged in burglary of tobacco store

A Jackson woman has been charged in the Nov. 15 burglary of Heather’s Tobacco in Jackson and warrants have been issued for her accused accomplice. More...

News

Clarke County anti-litter group receives numerous PALS awards

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter and others from Clarke County received numerous recognitions during the People Against A Littered State (PALS) Governor’s Awards, Nov. 10, in Prattville. More...

Discussing Washington County roads

Just the Facts

I believe most all the citizens of Washington County desire good county roads. I could be wrong about this but this is what I believe. The question then becomes how do we achieve good county roads. More...

JA, JIS DARE graduation 2010

Photos by Travis Mathews More...

Education

Becton fears backlash from GOP/AEA agenda

It is lean times for public education and out-going Washington County Board of Education President Clatis Becton expressed concern that perhaps the recent change from a Democratic to a Republican majority in the Alabama Legislature may ricochet onto More...

4K-kindergarten

“Students of the Month” from 4K and kindergarten are: Corban Beverly, Jasmine Cos, Nathan Newton, Lanie Grafton, Colton Sullivan, Chance Thrasher, Garrett Raybon, Nathan James and Brodie H More...

First grade

Gillmore Elementary School first graders chosen as “Students of the Month” are: Daylen Nicholson, Alex Arensberg, Chloe Moore, Jasmine Perine, Benjamin Ellis, Sarah Grace Jackson, Wilson F More...

Sports

Bears advance to semi-finals

The Leroy Bears shook off a shaky start to beat the Cottonwood Bears 40-21 as they turned to the ground game to advance to the semi-finals in Class 2A last Friday night. More...

Defense key for Lady Eagles

By Ross Wood Academy Lady Eagles will be under a new coach as they get ready for the start of the Class A, Region 2 this season. Alex Flowers takes over a team that has a lot of athletic ability. More...

Four starters return to lead Aggies’ hoops

The Jackson High School varsity basketball Aggies return four starters from last year but five seniors, all with experience. More...

For the Record

Clarke County deeds, marriage licenses listed

Marriage license applications Michael Cecil Windham, and Joy Danielle Morrill. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Nov. 12-17 More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Megan Weaver, 18, of McIntosh was arrested Nov. 15 and charged with third degree theft of property and third degree assault. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 16-22 include: Eddie Dwayne Hunter, 43, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Tremichael G. More...