December 29, 2010 RSS feed / News

Time capsule items destroyed

No one will get to see the items that were placed in a time capsule in front of the city hall in Jackson. More...

Mississippi men face drug and gun charges in WashCo

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the Dec. 28 arrests of two Mississippi men for illegal drug and gun possession. More...

Barlow Bend churches fall victim to thieves

It is the season of Christ’s birth but that didn’t deter a thief or thieves from stealing from three churches in the Barlow Bend area. More...

Walking for Tucker

A group, known as “Tucker’s Troops,” pariticipated in the walk on behalf of Tucker Cartee, who has Down’s syndrome and is the son of Allison and Gabe Cartee, of Leroy. More...

Memorial tree

For the holiday season AseraCare presented its annual Memorial Christmas Tree in memory of those patients lost during 2010. Willie’s Farm Market donated the tree. (SA photo by Travis Mathews) More...

Looking back at 2010

February Averett announces bid for re-election Elma Averett announced his bid for re-election to the Clarke County District 1 Commission seat. Brunson seeks Clarke Sheriff spot More...

Looking back at 2010

April First USB observes 100th anniversary The oldest root of First United Security Bank celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. More...

Looking back at 2010

May Odom retires as Millry principal Larry Odom, principal at Millry High School, announced he would retire in June from a career in public education, which spanned 41 years and three months. More...

July

Due to the sagging economy, many families in the area are in need of assistance. More...

September

Doctor returns home to practice medicine Jackson native Dr. Ashley Coleman has returned to his roots in Jackson as a family practitioner to serve the area where he grew up. More...

November - December

Norris first Republican elected ClarkeCo Sheriff History was made in Clarke County when voters elected the first Republican sheriff and the first countywide Republican officeholder. More...

Mark Your Calendar

SWAIA meeting Jan. 4 and 18 The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association (SAIA) has announced their “Call Meeting” will be Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. and the regular meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. More...

Two WashCo residents charged with making meth

Two residents of the Fairford community are charged with manufacturing the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine following a Dec. 26 search of a residence at 1501 Fairford Road. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Carl Dean Williams, 51, of Fairhope was arrested Dec. 20 and charged with first degree criminal trespassing. Bond was set at $3,000. More...

DUI suspect leads WashCo deputy on high-speed chase

A McIntosh man was arrested Sunday, Dec. 26, after leading a Washington County deputy on a highspeed chase down U.S. Highway 43. More...

Hunter education class

Jackson Police Officer Arvis Slack (left, standing) conducted a second hunter education class Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Jackson Police Department’s training room. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Charles Demond McDougle, to Kristal Lynn Philon. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Dec. More...

Property taxes are due now

If you haven’t paid your Clarke County property taxes do so soon to avoid a late penalty. Even so, you have a couple of days’ breathing room that you don’t normally get at the end of the year. More...

Looking back at 2010

Here are some of the stories from the front pages of this year’s issues of The South Alabamian

January Cold temps bring ice and snow Frigid weather gripped South Alabama and threatened to bring ice to the area, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service. More...

Looking back at 2010

March Sheffield vying for commission seat Milton Estes Sheffield announced that he would be a candidate for the District 1 seat on the Clarke County Commission. Jemison named Jackson’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ More...

Looking back at 2010

June Chapman, Norris win primaries for Nov. election Ray Norris claimed 1,181 votes in June’s primary to win the Republican nomination for Clarke County Sheriff, over his opponent Grady Alday who polled 576. More...

August

Gov. Riley visits to announce new industry Gov. More...

October

Companies to develop WashCo Business Park Dunn Real Estate of Birmingham and Goldin Materials Corp. of Gulfport, Miss., announced plans to develop the Washington County Business Park on U.S. Highway 43 near the ThyssenKrupp steel plant. More...