June 30, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Taylor hired to lead Millry Wildcats

At their June 27 meeting, the Washington County Board of Education hired Charles Taylor to be head football coach, boy’s basketball coach and P.E. instructor at Millry High School. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

‘Shake It Up Café’ at First UMC McCann's Methodist and First United Methodist Church are hosting the Shake It Up Cafe Vacation Bible School through today, Thursday, June 30, in the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist. More...

‘Shake It Up Cafe’ at FUMC

Bible School titled “Shake It Up Cafe” began at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson Sunday, June 26 and will continue through today, June 30. More...

In concert July 10

The Master's Men, a Southern gospel quartet, headquartered in Milton, Fla. will perform at First Baptist Church in Jackson, Sunday, July 10 at 8:45 and 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

A tattered textbook and the Fourth of July

SOUTHERN STYLE

Recently the “Nation’s Report Card” was published and it revealed a startling fact: Not even one-fourth of American students are proficient in U.S. History. More...

Political Cartoon

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President announces troop withdrawals

Congress Reports

Beginning next month, the United States will initiate the withdrawal of 10,000 troops from Afghanistan to be completed by year’s end, setting in motion a process to bring home 33,000 American military personnel by the summer of 2012. More...

Accused shoplifter arrested after fight with JPD detective

A Jackson man faces felony charges following an alleged shoplifting incident at a local tobacco and alcohol store. More...

Fish fry at senior center

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July 4th events planned in Thomasville and Chatom

For those wanting to attend July 4th events, Thomasville and Chatom are the only towns in the immediate area offering activities for the observance of our nation’s birthday. Thomasville More...

News

Special Forces tradition continues with a surprise

When Private Robert Carlisle entered the Montgomery Military Entrance Processing Station to take the oath that would make him one of Alabama’s Army National Guardsmen, he didn’t realize what would await him. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 21-28 include: Coral Nay Whittaker, 38, four counts negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, $2,750 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Roy Dereck Merritt, 21, was arrested June 20 and charged with failure to appear on charges of driving with a suspended license, speeding, failure t More...

Coming Events

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Mt. Sinai Baptist to present VBS ‘Big Apple Adventure’ More...

Alleged child abuse leads to woman being struck with rock

A Jackson woman faces assault and child abuse charges following an incident Saturday, June 25 at the Grove Apartments in Jackson. More...

Investigation leads to Calvert man’s arrest on drug distribution charges

A joint investigation involving McIntosh Police and the First Judicial Drug Task Force (Task Force One) led to the arrest of a Calvert man on cocaine distribution charges. More...

Sports

‘Forever Wild’ now in hands of Alabama voters

The Forever Wild ball is, as they say, in the court of the Alabama voters now that the Alabama Legislature has voted to put re-authorization of the public land acquisition program on the November 2012 ballot as a Constitutional Amendment. More...

Interrupts snake’s meal

Steve White holds a rattlesnake recently killed by David Fredrickson in his backyard in Jackson. More...

People

Overstreet-Weber to wed

Ruby Glendean Hite of McIntosh and Joel Nathaniel Overstreet of Foley announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lashae Overstreet, to James Nicholas Weber. Mr. More...

Children’s author to sign books at awards program

Summer reading participants and families are invited to attend the Summer Reading Awards Program at H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House at 6 p.m., today, Thursday, June 30. More...

Celebrates 90th birthday

Family and friends gathered at the home of Wayne Dearmon to celebrate the 90th birthday of Ellis Dearmon of Millry on June 4. More...