December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson Firefighter of the Year

The Jackson Fire Department named Jonathan Skipper (left) as its 2010 Firefighter of the Year, Monday, Dec. 13, during its annual Christmas dinner and awards banquet. More...

Ashton Shepherd, David Allan Coe to perform at War Bama Club

Clarke and Washington counties’ own country music star Ashton Shepherd will be singing at the War Bama Club across the Tombigbee River from Coffeeville New Year’s Eve and then in February the legendary outlaw country singer David Allan C More...

Special Sections

Church

Christmas Mass schedule at Sacred Heart in Grove Hill

Father Pat Madden and the congregation of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill invite everyone to come celebrate the birth of Jesus. More...

Signs of Christmas

The children’s program at First United Methodist Church of Jackson was Sunday morning, Dec. 12, Titled “Signs of Christmas”, the musical featured children, youth and a few adults. More...

Christmas caroling

First Baptist 4K students treated local businesses to Christmas carols last week. The children were accompanied by Brian Jemison, Krista Cartwright and LeAnn Waugh. More...

Editorials

Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Christmas tree’ not very pretty

Congress Reports

There were two official Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Washington last week. The more popular was in front of the White House with the president, first lady and their daughters flipping the light switch. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

ThyssenKrupp impressive addition to area and nation

We would like to thank the heads of steel producing giants ThyssenKrupp for choosing Southwest Alabama as their home in the United States. More...

People

Ballet and symphony in T’ville were spectacular

Random Ramblings

If you missed the Montgomery Ballet and the Mobile Symphony in Thomasville over the weekend, you certainly missed something spectacular. More...

‘Memorial & Honor Program’ at White Smith Library helps purchase books

Choose a gift for someone who has everything or remember the life of someone special who has passed away by donating to White Smith Library’s “Memorial & Honor Program”. More...

Waters - McDonald plans announced

Mr. Herman Waters and Mr. and Mrs. James Jones, all of Excel, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Michelle Waters, to Joseph Blake McDonald. Mr. Mc- Donald is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Leiland McDonald of Jackson. More...

Suicide now investigated as murder

Clarke County Chief Investigator Ron Baggette reported, this week, that the Clarke County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigation Unit has been investigating the death of Debra Sharp that occurred in October of 2009. More...

New hangar fee approved for Jackson airport

During its regular meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Jackson City Council approved a motion to increase the fee for those renting hangars at the William E. Stewart Airport. More...

MOWA tribe wants its own industrial authority

Darren Snow and MOWA attorney, Bob Brock, met with the Washington County Commission on Monday, Dec. 13, to request a resolution by that body to establish an industrial authority. More...

News

Mark Your Calendar

LHS to serve lunches at Sonics Leroy High School varsity football players will serve lunch at Sonics in Jackson from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. A percentage of sales will support the purchase of 2A State Football title rings. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 7-14 include: Brandon Gemar Pugh, 22, two counts burglary third degree, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Peruvian horse drill team performs at St. Stephens

Riders competing in a trail ride at St. Stephens Historical Park, Saturday, Dec. 11, were treated to a performance by the Peruvian horse drill team Peruvian Pasobilities following the end of the day’s event. More...

Education

December Citizens of the Month

Students from each class at Jackson Intermediate School who exhibit the characteristics and integrity associated with good citizenship are recognized as “Citizens of the Month” by faculty, More...

Contest winners announced

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored its annual Christmas coloring and essay contests at local schools, last week, in conjunction with the annual Christmas parade. More...

Students sing at Senior Center

Gillmore Elementary students from Mrs. Burge and Mrs. McHargue’s first grade classes recently performed a portion of their PTO Christmas program for the Jackson Nutrition & Senior Center. More...

Sports

Lady Eagles win one drop two

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles dropped two games and won one during play last week. JA hosted 2A Marengo Academy Thursday, Dec. 9. Led by guards Brooke Smyly and Katie Tucker, who combined for 23 points, Marengo cruised to a 40-21 win. More...

Aggies whip Demons

Jackson High School’s Aggies, ranked 10 in Class 4A, beat McIntosh 83-76 last Saturday night and had five players score in doubledigits. Kyrea Howard led the team with 16 points. Malcolm Colzie had 14 points. More...

Lady Demons too hot for JHS to handle

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies saw their record fall to 4-1 as they were edged 38-37 by the Lady Demons of McIntosh last Saturday night on the road. Daveshia Williams led JHS with 15 points and six rebounds. More...