May 26, 2011 RSS feed / News

Local veterans asked to gather for photo May 30

Veterans of the United States Military are asked to gather at the Jackson Walmart Supercenter Monday, May 30 at 10 a.m. for a photo. The photo will be displayed on a wall inside the store as a tribute to local veterans. More...

Chatom officers discover drugs, arrest one for being disorderly

Two people face charges after Chatom Police officers discovered suspected illegal drugs on one person at a gathering and another caused a disturbance. More...

Needed WashCo Courthouse repairs would top $700,000

During the May 23 meeting of the Washington County Commission, commissioners were told that critically needed repairs to the courthouse heating and cooling system are estimated at $788,000. More...

ClarkeCo commissioner raises concerns about county’s road and bridge department

Commissioner Elma Averett continued to voice concern about the need for more employees in the road and bridge department, including qualified road grader operators. More...

Classic auto show this weekend

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association is sponsoring its second annual Classic Auto/Bike Show and Swap Meet, Friday, May 27, noon-8 p.m. and Saturday, May 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds on Stanley Drive in Jackson. More...

Account set up for man burned while assisting Jackson Police

An account has been set up for a Mississippi man who assisted Jackson Police, May 9, in attempting to remove a crash victim from his vehicle. More...

JPD begins preparations for annual National Night Out

The Jackson Police Department is making preparations for its participation in the annual National Night Out (NNO) by asking neighborhoods that wish to participate to register as early as possible. More...

Leroy Fire Department donates water in wake of tornadoes

On May 4, Leroy Fire Chief Andy Elmore, Tommie Moore, Clinton Collins and Charles Howell traveled to the Alabama Fire College in Tuscaloosa with a pallet of bottled water for the storm victims. More...

Wi-Fi (Wireless Internet) now available at White Smith Memorial Library

You might not have noticed it but the technology that enables you to gain access to the Internet without any wires whether you are in a hotel, a library, out shopping or in an airport is Wi-Fi. More...

Tobacco store burglary suspect apprehended

A Jackson man has been charged with the burglary of a tobacco store. Brandon Fox, 25, of Jackson is charged with the May 16 burglary of Heather’s Tobacco on College Avenue. More...

Jackson woman struck by car

A Jackson woman received what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries when she was struck by a car Saturday, May 21, around 12:58 p.m., in the parking lot of Ramey’s Pic-N-Sav. More...

ClarkeCo Sheriff still wants jail phone system changed

The Clarke County Commission, its attorney and the sheriff continue to grapple with the jail’s inmate phone system. More...

Chatom man charged with making false report

A Chatom man faces charges after he allegedly called 9-1-1 and falsely reported an automobile accident. More...

Completes basic computer course

Those recently completing the latest basic computer course offered by White Smith Memorial Library (front, L-R) are Sholanda L. Dotson, Margaret Seymour, John “Pegleg” Pace, Sherry E. More...

Restaurant changes hands

Sarah Miller (left) former owner of the Downtown Grill recently turned over the keys to new owner Carlene Darnette (right). More...

Area tornado victims may apply for D-SNAP benefits

Washington County EMA Director Stewart Jackson reported during Monday’s Washington County Commission meeting that the Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) has scheduled Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Programs (D-SNAP) to be o More...

Shepherd performs in Chatom

Rising country music star and Leroy resident Ashton Shepherd was the main attraction at the In The Pines music festival in Chatom May 14. More...

FAWN program teaches students the importance of forests

The Clarke County Forestry Planning Committee recently hosted its annual FAWN (Forestry Awareness Week Now) program at the Upper State Game Sanctuary on Highway 69 near Jackson. More...