June 2, 2011 RSS feed / News

WashCo Sheriff says proposed law would place burden on department

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said this week that a proposed state law, which would place state inmates in county jails, would place a huge burden on Washington County as well as other sheriff’s departments across the state. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 24-31 include: April Andrea Smith, 25, driving under the influence (alcohol), $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Election primary dates changed

The Alabama Senate passed House Bill 425, which will change the state and presidential primary dates to the second Tuesday in March during Presidential primary years. This will mean that the 2012 primary will move to March 13. More...

Keahey introduces legislation for recall of elected officials

Senator Marc Keahey (DGrove Hill) has introduced legislation proposing a constitutional amendment that will allow voters to recall elected officials after the first year of an official’s term of office. More...

Classic auto show

The Southwest Alabama Improvement Association, headed by Dr. More...

Jackson men face illegal drug charges

Two Jackson men face illegal drug charges following a tip by the First Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force (Task Force One), which eventually led to their arrests Tuesday, May 31, around 4:30 p.m. More...

State political districts being redrawn as 2010 census mandates

Political districts are in the process of being redistricted as required due to the 2010 Census. More...

USBI meeting is rescheduled again

United Security Bancshares week before last rescheduled its shareholders meeting again. The meeting, originally set for May 12, had been reset for May 24 because of an incorrect 2010 financial statement. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Lajuan D. Parrish, 38, of Jackson was arrested May 23 and charged with attempting to elude and reckless driving. Bond was set at $3,500. More...

Shopping center getting new look

Regency Properties of Evansville, Ind. began work on the revamping of Jackson Square Shopping Center last week. More...

Sweet Water alumni honored with tow boat names

Three Sweet Water High School alumni were honored Friday, May 27 in Northport by having towboats named for them. Sweet Water High School is well represented in the employment rolls of Parker Towing Company. More...

Donations sought for burn victim

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...

Illegal dump site discovered

Last week, The South Alabamian was alerted to an above illegal dump site on Sandy Lane in Salitpa, which connects Highway 69 and Salt Works Road. More...