July 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sunflower Post Office on the chopping block

The Sunflower Post Office was established March 11, 1892. More...

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Church

Seek God’s divine will

Spiritual Beliefs

John 1:38 “Then Jesus turned and saw the following, and saith unto them, what seek ye?”  More...

Church Calendar

Homecoming / VBS Mt. Gilead Baptist Vacation Bible School concludes today at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, July 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m.; the theme for this year’s program is “The Big Apple”. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Swimming Lessons Pearce Memorial Park Swimming lessons will be available for individuals 5 years of age and older, July 19-22. Interested parties may register at the park. Fee for non-members is $40. Space is limited. More...

Sports

Jackson 11 year olds are District 3 champs

On Friday, July 1, the Jackson 11- year-old All-Stars conquered Bay Minette in a close 7-4 battle. Luke Lankford scored in the first inning to go up 1-0 on a fast ball from the catcher and never looked back.  More...

Leroy’s Phillip Ervin shines in first collegiate season

Leroy native Phillip Ervin, a freshman center fielder at Samford University, recently wrapped up an impressive debut season at the collegiate level.  More...

District champs

Jackson’s 14-year-old Dixie League All-Stars went 6-1 in the District 3 tournament last week in Daphne to claim the district title. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 5-12 include:  Robert Franklin Chaney, 62, driver’s license suspended/ revoked, theft by deception second degree, $7,890 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week:  •Donald Lance Craig, 28, of Millry was arrested July 9 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $1,200. More...

Two charged with passing bogus check

A McIntosh woman and a Wilmer woman both face charges after they allegedly tried to cash what turned out to be a bogus check at a McIntosh bank.  More...

Jackson PD welcomes new ‘boys in blue’

Three new police officers will soon be seen patrolling the streets of Jackson. Albert Washington, Robert Patrick and Brent Dukes all passed a milestone July 5 when they graduated from the Mobile Police Department’s Police Academy. More...

News

United Way of Southwest Alabama ClarkeCo Executive Committee to meet in Thomasville

Marty Parker, chair of the Clarke County Executive Committee of United Way of Southwest Alabama, is hosting a meeting with the Clarke County mayors, county officials, businesses and organizations and members of UWSWA executive committee on Monday, Ju More...

William Waite McCorquodale succumbs July 8

William Waite McCorquodale, longtime Jackson postmaster, died at his home July 8 following a lengthy illness.  McCorquodale, 86, was retired after working 36 years with the United States Postal Service.  More...

WashCo icon Edith Wilcox leaves powerful legacy

Mrs. Edith Jordan Wilcox died this week. Except for about a year, she continued to be actively involved in the improvement of Washington County and the town of Chatom. She served on the Board of the St. Stephens Historical Commission. More...

Editorials

Thursdays aren’t the same as they used to be

EDITOR’S NOTES

How often do we take people we deal with on a daily basis for granted, not even realizing they could be gone in an instant?  This has happened to me throughout my life, as I am sure it has happened to many of you. More...

Reader examines national debt crisis

Dear Editor,  At this hour the most urgent national emergency is-- “The debt crisis!” “The debt crisis!” “Financial collapse is coming!” How can we avert catastrophe? More...

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People

Card of Thanks

The family of Alpha Mae Bozeman would like to thank everyone who has touched our lives in the last few weeks during the illness and at the death of our mother. We appreciated Dr. Neal, Dr. More...

Richardson-Clolinger exchange vows

Nancy Carol Clolinger of Jackson, Ala., and Randall Keith Richardson of State Line, Miss., were united in marriage at McCann's United Methodist Church in Jackson on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.  The Rev. More...

Patterson-Rush to exchange vows

Jacque and David Patterson of Killen announce the engagement of their daughter, Maegan Emily, to James Addison Rush, son of Darlene and Ronald Rush of Mobile.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of June and Kenneth Thompson of Muscle Shoals, a More...