February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Problems persist with WashCo E-911 Board

For some time, the Washington County E-911 Board has been plagued with various problems, which hinder the smooth operation of the agency. More...

‘We were done wrong,’ says WashCo schools support personnel

Nelson Thompson, who has been driving a bus for the Washington County school system for 12 years, was one of two support personnel who addressed the board of education at the Jan. 27 meeting. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Men’s conference being hosted by Evergreen Baptist Evergreen Baptist Church in Jackson will host a men’s conference on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2-6 p.m., entitled “Going the Distance”. More...

The Christian struggle

Spiritual Beliefs

It amazes me to see people’s expressions as I travel around our community. There are far fewer smiles in 2011 than when I was growing up in the 1950s. Worried and preoccupied looks are on most faces. More...

First Assembly to host ‘Prayer Zone Partner Service’

On Feb. 6 at 10:45 a.m., First Assembly of God in Jackson will host a “Prayer Zone Partner Service.” Guest speakers will include Alabama Youth Alive Director Ben Russell and First Assembly Youth Pastor Joe Green. More...

Editorials

We will all pay for unrest in Egypt

EDITOR’S NOTES

Even before the recent public unrest in Egypt calling for that country’s President Hosni Mubarak to step down, we, here in the United States, were already seeing the price of gasoline rise. More...

Political Cartoon

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State of the Union address falls short

Congress Reports

Each time I hear a president speak to a Joint Session of Congress I am reminded of past presidents rallying the nation to greatness. More...

People

Bryant-Rogers to wed Feb. 12

Drusilla Bryant of Jackson and Max James of Mobile announce the engagement of their daughter, Llwanna Sherelle Bryant, to Darin Jerome Rogers, son of the late Amos Oneal Sr. and Joseph Johnson of Millry and the late Beatrice Rogers-Johnson. More...

Transitions Lifestyle… good diet for me and others

Random Ramblings

Several months ago, I along with several others joined Transitions Lifestyle to improve our health, to change eating habits and to hopefully lose a few pounds. More...

Miss Hicks - Mr. Robinson announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Larry G. Hicks of Fulton and Mr. and Mrs. David Jack Robinson of Whatley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Mallory Lauren Hicks and Joshua William Robinson. More...

Finney out as Clarke Coroner

Mitchell “Mitch” Finney lost the office of Clarke County Coroner the day he took office because he did not file the required bond that day as required by law. Because the office is vacant, Gov. More...

Hunter hurt in fall from tree

A local hunter was injured Thursday, Jan. 27, when he fell from a tree stand near Jackson. More...

Search is on for Jackson’s ‘Citizen of the Year’

Nominations are currently being sought for Jackson’s Citizen of the Year award. More...

WashCo Cattlemen meet tonight

Washington County Cattlemen’s Association will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7 p.m., at the Chatom Community Center for its annual meeting and steak banquet. More...

News

New Jackson police officers sworn in

Five police officers were sworn in during a special ceremony, Wednesday, Jan. 26, at city hall in Jackson. More...

McIntosh man faces drug charges

McIntosh Police reported the Jan. 27 arrest of a McIntosh man who is accused of having the ingredients to manufacture the illegal drug crystal methamphetamine. More...

Participants needed for parade

Members of the Jackson Women’s League are hoping those interested in participating in Jackson’s first Mardi Gras parade will contact them to sign up. The entry fee is $25. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

White Smith Memorial to support local food pantry More...

Education

Jackson Intermediate School honor roll students announced

A and A/B honor rolls have been announced for students at Jackson Intermediate School. Third Grade More...

Area residents named to Cumberland Dean’s List

Stephen Nathaniel Gordon of Grove Hill and William Franklin Mc- Corquodale II of Jackson have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law. More...

Local students named to USM Fall Dean’s List

Jessica E Brewer, Kristin Lenora Weaver and Leanna Maree Weaver, all of Jackson, were named to the University of Southern Mississippi Dean’s List for the 2010 fall semester. More...

Sports

Eagles advance to regionals

Jackson Academy’s boys’ basketball qualified to advance to the 1A Region 2 Tournament as they finished second in the Area 1 tournament last weekend. The regional tournament is being hosted by Coosa Valley Academy in Harpersville, Feb. More...

Sign-ups announced for Dixie League, Little League and Youth Softball

Sign-ups were recently announced for the Dixie League, Little League and Youth Softball programs in Jackson. Dixie League Sign-ups for Dixie League will be Feb. 8, 10, 15 and 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Dixie League Field. More...

JHS Alumni game is Saturday

The Jackson High School baseball team will host its annual Alumni Game this Saturday, Feb. 5, at noon, at Spec McCants Field. All former players are invited to attend and be a part of the activities. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 25-Feb. 1 include: Golden Smith Phelon, 54, assault second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...