July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Veterans honored

World War II veterans who recently participated in the Honor Flight to view the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., were recognized, July 19, by the Baldwin County Commission during its regula More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Mt. Gilead Baptist hosting homecoming The Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Carlton will celebrate their annual homecoming program on Sunday, July 31 at 10:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. More...

VBS at First Baptist

“Hometown Nazareth – Where Jesus was a Kid” was the theme for Vacation Bible School at Jackson First Baptist Church July 11-15. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Are you ready to examine your ways?

Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord; Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven. More...

Editorials

3G service important for economic development

GUEST COLUMNIST

Without a doubt, the number one issue on people’s minds is the economy. Over the last few years our economy has taken a huge hit. In Clarke and Monroe counties, the unemployment rate is over 16 percent. More...

Political Cartoon

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Mildred Darley will certainly be missed

Dear Editor, Reading your editorial last week about Mildred Darley made me painfully aware again, that she was really gone. Mildred could always put a smile on your face. Whether it was to lift you up or to straighten you out. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Campbell celebrate 15th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Campbell Sr. were honored with a surprise 15th wedding anniversary celebration Saturday, July 9 hosted at the Jackson Hampton Inn by their children, Gary Campbell Jr., Dale Gilmore, Ashely Gilmore, Daron Gilmore and Emily Gilmore. 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. More...

Miss Mason - Mr. Mullinix wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne B. Mason of Dallas, Texas announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Lynn, to Judd Collins Mullinix. Mr. Mullinix is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Mullinix of Jackson. More...

Two Clarke County men injured in separate shootings

A shooting on Morning Star Road in the Suggsville community Wednesday, July 13 left one person seriously wounded. More...

Statewide fire alert lifted

Governor Robert Bentley and Linda Casey, State Forester of Alabama, this week, rescinded the Drought Emergency currently in place for Baldwin, Mobile and Monroe counties. More...

News

Jackson Dollar Tree grand opening Sunday

A grand opening is planned for this Sunday, July 24, at 9 a.m., for the new Dollar Tree store in Jackson. More...

Turkey Trot may take Lowman’s ash

During the June 11 Washington County Solid Waste Board meeting, Washington County Commissioner Allen Bailey announced that the county’s solid waste authority is operating comfortably in the black. More...

Chamber partners with Aaron’s to help provide school supplies for needy children

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 11th annual Back to School Breakfast on Friday, Aug. 12 at 7:30 am at the First United Methodist Church. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Jackson Peewee football/cheerleader registration Children ages 5 through 12 can register for Jackson Peewee football/cheerleader on July 23 and 30 at Legion Field, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration fee for football is $55; fee for cheerleaders is $25. More...

Education

WashCo BOE fails to approve hiring of new LHS principal

The Washington County Board of Education employed 10 people at its July 14 meeting; however, the principal’s job at Leroy High School was not among them. More...

Former ClarkeCo Superintendent of Schools Gerald Stephens dies

Longtime Clarke County educator Gerald Stephens passed away Tuesday night, July 19 after a lengthy battle with cancer. In 2005 he was diagnosed with lymphoma. Stephens was Superintendent of Education for Clarke County from 1993 through Jan. 2008. More...

Students participate in annual reading and technology event

Twenty-four students recently participated in the 3rd Annual Collaborative Reading and Technology Event conducted in cooperation with the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Library, Coffeeville Public Library, Grove Hill Public Library and the National Ne More...

Sports

Garris named new JA softball coach

Jackson Academy announced this week that seasoned softball coach John Franklin Garris will take over as the school’s new head softball coach. More...

Henderson brings home silver from World Special Olympics

World Special Olympics weightlifter Carlos “P.J.” Henderson of Deer Park brought home two silver medals for his efforts in Athens, Greece. More...

Hobson named new baseball coach for Clarke Prep Gators

The Clarke Prep School Gators filled the vacant head baseball coaching slot with a proven winner at the state level. Darrell Hobson comes to the Gators one year after retiring at Bibb County High in Centreville. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Clinton M. Smith, 22, of Tibbie was arrested July 11 and charged with harassment. Bond was set at $500. *Jimmy E. More...

ClarkeCo Sheriff investigates thefts

A safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash from church services was stolen in a burglary of the New Saint Mathews Baptist Church in the Choctaw Bluff – Alma community sometime Saturday. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 12-19 include: Descheca Shaunta Hardy, 21, failure to pay, $750 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...