June 9, 2011 RSS feed / News

WashCo Courthouse HVAC renovation moves ahead

Todd Smith, representative for Schneider Electric, met with the Washington County Commission at its June 1 work session to discuss the study his company has made of the courthouse. More...

Ridin’ in a `Stang!

Matthew Grafton, a consumer at Clarke County Arc, was given a special treat on his birthday, Tuesday, June 7, when he was given a ride in a convertible Ford Mustang, thanks to the efforts of his cons More...

Clarke County Sheriff hot on trail of suspected scam artists

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department received word of alleged scams going on in the county this week but was one step behind the suspects all day Tuesday. More...

‘Picking and Chilling’ enters third year in Chatom

The first of the pickings will be at 6 p.m., June 11, at the Washington County Courthouse Square for the kickoff of the third annual Picking and Chilling series.  This free public event is sponsored by the Town of Chatom. More...

FEMA assistance includes April 15 - May 31 storms

Damages or losses caused by the series of storms, tornadoes and straight line winds that began on April 15 and continued until May 31 may be eligible for federal disaster assistance.  Any Alabama homeowner, renter or business residing in one of More...

Forest Owners’ Association donates books to library

The Definitive Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark is a seven-volume set of books, donated to the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson, by the Alabama Forest Owners’ Association. More...

VFW to meet and elect officers

All members of VFW Post 5355 and the Ladies Auxiliary are encouraged to attend the post’s regular monthly meeting, which has been changed from the third Tuesday of the month to Saturday, June 25 at 4 p.m.  More...

Swimming lessons available at Pearce Park pool

Following the recent drowning of a Jackson High School senior, Renee Williams who operates the Pearce Park pool encouraged anyone desiring to learn how to swim to contact her at the pool.  More...

Random Ramblings

Recent edition of Clarke County Historical Quarterly brought back memories

I really enjoyed reading the last edition of the Clarke County Historical Society Quarterly; specifically the story about “Ma and Pa” Pugh, written by the late Dacy Pugh Espy and submitted by Walter Davis.  The story was continued to More...

Jamey Johnson to headline first annual Tombigbee Catfish Festival

The Tombigbee Catfish Festival announces its 2011 headliner, Jamey Johnson, for its inaugural festival Saturday, Oct. 29, in Silas.  More...

CAA assisting low-income families with cooling bills

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh counties has started the process of making application to assist lowincome families with their cooling bills. More...