May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Agreement for new plant in Jackson approved

The Jackson City Council conducted a special meeting, Friday, May 13, during which they approved a project agreement with SET-Alabama Inc., who announced last week they plan to build an $11.5 million steel processing plant here. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Personal relationship with Christ

Many Christians today speak of having a "personal relationship with Jesus Christ." That statement brings many to question what that means. To say "Jesus Christ" is to call a particular historical person with the mystery of what is claimed in faith. More...

Church Calendar

Congregational singing at Grace Chapel Church Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational type singing on Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to come and join in said Bro. Sonny Hoven, pastor. More...

Editorials

Steel may be region’s ‘new wood’

EDITOR’S NOTES

As time moves on, demands for certain products change and the faces of communities change. More...

Thanks for support of Relay For Life event

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Jackson Relay For Life Committee, I would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2011 Jackson Relay For Life "Go! Fight! Win! Teaming Up For A Cure" event on May 6. More...

Personal items for tornado victims much appreciated

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Sports

Lady Aggies fall in South Regional

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies battled through a tough slate of games and came up just short of the state tournament this past weekend in Gulf Shores. More...

Leroy Bears advance to 2A state title series

The Leroy Bears swept the Thorsby Rebels this weekend to advance to the Class 2A state title series this week. More...

Signs with Cumberland College

Jackson High School’s Storm Cabaniss recently signed with Cumberland College in Lebanon, Tenn. More...

WashCo man charged after sheriff witnesses attack

A Washington County man has been charged after Sheriff Richard Stringer witnessed him attempting to force his wife’s vehicle off the road. More...

LHS senior dies in collision with train

A Leroy High School senior who would have graduated this year was killed Saturday, May 14, when the car in which she was a passenger collided with a train at the Sunflower railroad crossing. More...

Woman charged in newspaper theft

A woman was arrested by Jackson Police Sunday, May 15, and is accused of stealing a newspaper from a rack located in front of a local convenience store. More...

Democrats meet in Grove Hill

Clarke County Democratic Executive Committee Chairman Elma Averette (left) welcomes retired Judge Mark Kennedy, the new chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party, to the county committee’s meeti More...

News

Raises money for animal shelter

The Third Annual Benefit Trail Ride for the Clarke Regional Animal Care & Control Facility was Saturday, May 14 in Coffeeville. More...

Democrats working to reclaim lost legislative seats

It was a mixture of political rally and tent revival as Clarke County Democrats convened last week and vowed to regroup and re-energize to reclaim state offices lost to Republicans and to fight off Republican challenges to Democratic officeholders in More...

Correction

In last week’s edition, in the story about the fatal crash in Jackson on May 9, Shane Shaw was named as one of the motorists who stopped to assist Jackson Police Officer Ben Marshall in attempting to remove Lucious Pritchett Jr. More...

Education

ASCC honors top students at 2011 commencement ceremony

Alabama Southern Community College conducted its 2011 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 13 on the front lawn of the Monroeville campus. The Most Outstanding Graduate Award was presented to Cody Bayles, of Grove Hill. More...

JA HOBY representatives

Maggie Whitehead, left and Taylor Carpenter, right, were chosen to represent Jackson Academy as Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) representatives. More...

JA Girls’ and Boys’ State

Recently named as Girls’ State representative from Jackson Academy is Jeannie Faith. Chosen as Boys’ State representatives were Sawyer Donald, left and Sam Scott, right. More...

People

Goolsby-Thornton announce final plans

Ashley Lynn Goolsby and Clinton Mack Thornton have announced their final wedding plans. The couple will marry Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 6 o’clock in the evening, at the Kirk House, 11525 Highway 43 N. in Axis. Ms. More...

Ginwrights celebrate golden wedding anniversary

Wayne and Flora Ginwright were married on May 6, 1961 in Jackson. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends at their present home in Lyeffion, Sunday, May 15, 2011. More...

Wiggins-Murphy to wed June 11

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Timothy Wiggins of Meridian, Miss., announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Haley Elizabeth, to Joseph Anthony Murphy of Tupelo, Miss. He is the son of the late Ms. More...