August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson woman sentenced in second fraud case

A Jackson woman who previously served time for FEMA fraud was sentenced this week in a Mobile courtroom for fraudulently purchasing items using someone else’s name before she was released from her first stint in prison. More...

Sales tax holiday this weekend

This year’s sales tax holiday, marking the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year, will be from 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, to midnight, Sunday, Aug. 7. Shoppers in Jackson can benefit from the savings, as the city is again participating. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

The Nelons in concert at Bassett Creek Baptist The legendary Southern gospel group "The Nelons" will bring their style of gospel music to Bassett Creek Baptist Church on Friday, Aug. 5, in a special concert beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Coming Events

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Bonner representative visits McIntosh A staff member from the office of U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R-AL) will make a stop in Washington County at the McIntosh Town Hall from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., today, Thursday, Aug. 4. More...

Education

James awarded merit scholarship

Joshua James is currently a junior at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He has been selected to receive an Eastman Chemical Merit Scholarship. More...

White Smith Memorial Library celebrates Summer Reading Program

White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson recently completed its annual Summer Reading Program and celebrated with an awards ceremony at the Pearce Park Assembly House. More...

Clarke BOE designates schools for former Coffeeville students

The allocation of Coffeeville students among the various Clarke County public schools was noted at the July 26 board of education meeting. More...

Sports

Football practice begins

The first day of practice for the 2011 high school football season kicked off Monday, Aug. 1, as players and coaches braved the heat to run drills and do physical training exercises. More...

CORRECTION

In last week’s article about the 10-Year-Old Jackson Little League All- Stars winning second in the state tournament, the coaches should have been listed as Tim Windham, John Kinman, and Lee Thomas. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past two weeks: *Cathy Jean Hadley Brown, 40, of Citronelle was arrested July 18 on a warrant and held for Baldwin County. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past two weeks include: Tavaris Kinyaun Black, 30, probation violation, burglary third degree, theft of property first degree, $25,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Breaking News - 8/6/2011 8:00 AM

Thomasville hospital closes - Free Access

Inpatient service stopped Friday, ER to continue through weekend and close Monday

      Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville closed for inpatient services Friday. The Emergency Room remains open until Monday when it too will close.   More...

Neighborhoods come out against crime

Several neighborhoods in Jackson, Tuesday, participated in the annual National Night Out, sponsored locally by the Jackson Police Department. More...

State grant to help with SET costs

A $350,000 Community Development Block Grant has been awarded through the office of Gov. More...

News

Two charged in drive-by shooting in Toddtown

An arrest was made July 22 in connection to a drive-by shooting that took place in the Toddtown community. More...

Coastal Gateway hopes to use data to assist existing businesses

Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Alliance (CGEDA) conducted an existing business training program July 26 at BankTrust in Monroeville. More...

Alabama Marine Police gets new director

After Steve Thompson accepted the job as director of the Alabama Marine Police Division, it became apparent almost immediately that he plans to be a “hands-on” administrator in terms of showing support for his officers and personnel in th More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

Who knows what to believe when it comes to the ‘debt deal’

I have pondered the opposing sides in the national debt debate that ended earlier this week with a deal between the GOP and the White House, that led to a vote to accept the agreement and ultimately President Obama’s signature making it officia More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

Statesmanship needed to settle debt crisis

Editor’s Note: This column was sent prior to this week’s agreement ending the immediate debt crisis. More...

People

Miss Syphrit - Mr. Turner wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Syphrit of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Charity Hope, to Joshua Wayne Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odie Turner of Grove Hill. Miss Syphrit is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Victoria Marisol and David Jose Tapia Mr. and Mrs. Raul Tapia (nee Rhonda Reeves) of Pelham announce the birth of a daughter, Victoria Marisol, and the birth of a son, David Jose, July 31, 2011 at Brookwood Medical Center. More...

Patterson-Rush final wedding plans

Maegan Emily Patterson and James Addison Rush have announced their final wedding plans. The ceremony will be an event of Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011 at five o’clock in the afternoon, at the Rogersville Church of Christ in Rogersville. More...