June 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen charged as adult in Coffeeville stabbing

An intruder stabbed a Coffeeville woman numerous times Sunday afternoon in what county lawmen described as a home invasion.  Arrested for attacking Pamela Scruggs, 55, was Justin Bell, 17. More...

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Church

Speaks at St. Union Baptist Church VBS

Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson was a special guest and featured speaker at St. Union Baptist Church’s annual Vacation Bible School. More...

Furr elected to United Methodist General Conference delegation

Dr. Steve Furr of Jackson was elected last week to the 2012 General Conference delegation. The Alabama- West Florida (AWF) Conference of the United Methodist Church held its 2011 Annual Conference June 5-8 at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery.  More...

Gospel Fest is July 23 in Millry

Gospel Fest is a family event that will include singing, food, open microphone, door prizes and inflatable bouncers for the kids on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 10 a.m. until, hosted by The Heavenly Voices of Leroy. More...

Editorials

Remembering daddy, cheese toast and milk

Guest Column

Watching a little girl wrap her arms around her dad and give him a big old wet kiss on a Father's Day special reminded me of an article I wrote about the first "meal" I ever cooked – cheese toast and milk – being for my daddy, Junior Pugh More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

Energy independence demands our full focus

Days after having been sworn into a second term as president of the United States, Ronald Reagan challenged the nation to reject bureaucratic barriers to prosperity and achievement. More...

People

Crumedy-White to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Bragg of Wagarville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Maranda Crumedy, to Clarence White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Bragg of Wagarville and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Mary Lindsey Drinkard   Karen and Cody Drinkard of Thomasville announce the birth of their daughter, Mary Lindsey, at 8:50 a.m., May 17, 2011 at Mobile Infirmary. More...

Leathers - Davis to wed June 25

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Remembering Kathryn Tucker Windham

Well-known writer dies at age 93

I’ll never forget that spring day in April 1996.  I was writing a history of the Alabama Press Association and was trying to interview all of the state’s senior newspaper men and women for the book.  More...

Washington County commissioners struggle with details of unit system switch

At the Washington County Commission meeting June 13, questions arose about the newly-enacted unit system law sponsored by State Rep. Elaine Beech.  More...

News

T’ville announces second steel slitter plant to locate in county

Ever since Lakeside Steel announced that it would be making steel pipe casings in Thomasville, it was believed that a “slitter” operation would also open up near the plant.  This week came confirmation of that as Metals USA announced More...

Farmer’s Market

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Jackson council members say Vegas trip beneficial

Hoping to attract more businesses to Jackson, members of the Jackson City Council recently attended the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev..  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Swimming lessons at  Pearce Memorial Park  Swimming lessons will be available to ages 3 years and up at Pearce Memorial Park from June 27 through July 1. Interested parties must be registered by June 22 at 5 p.m. More...

Education

Cross makes AUM Dean’s List

John Cross of Grove Hill has been named to the Dean's List at Auburn University at Montgomery for maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or above while attending fulltime. Cross is majoring in justice and public safety/criminal justice.   More...

Gordon named to dean’s list at Cumberland

Stephen Nathaniel Gordon of Grove Hill was named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.  To qualify for the honor, a student must have earned a minimum 3.0 grade-point average out of a possib More...

Jackson students attend festival in Auburn

A group of 17 students from Jackson Intermediate School, Jackson Middle School, and Jackson High School attended the Alabama Young Voices Festival in Auburn on May 6-7.  More...

Sports

Jackson 7-8 year olds are state south champions

The Jackson 7-8-year-old Youth Softball All-Stars played in the South Division State Championship tournament this past weekend in Citronelle, bringing home the title for their division.  A bunch of young ladies, who by the end of their last game More...

Jackson Swim Team members compete in a sprint pentathlon

Select members of the Jackson Swim Team competed in a Sprint Pentathlon June 2 at the Springhill Swim Club in Mobile.  Head Coach Abby Beverly said, “This was a different style meet than what we have entered before. More...

Area high school softball players named all-state

Four area softball players have been named all-state players by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.  From Leroy High School, outfielder Elizabeth Thompson and catcher Jamie Jones made the cut. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 7-14 include:   Robbie Michael Wilson, 39, theft of property second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...