August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Stringer to move dispatching back to sheriff’s office

In yet another twist to the seemingly endless problems and upheavals at the Washington County 911 Office, Sheriff Richard Stringer announced. “I am making a request for law enforcement of Washington County to pull out of 911. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Greater New Hope revival continues Greater New Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church in Millry continues revival services through Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 nightly. The Rev. More...

AOG ‘Jail Bail’ to support ‘Show Your Colors Night’

Friday morning, Sept. 9, beginning at 9 a.m., Jackson First Assembly of God’s student ministries will host a “Jail Bail”. More...

Stave Creek Baptist Church announces upcoming events

The Rev. Jamie Lay, pastor of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson, has announced a full schedule for the months of September and October. A Sunday School / New Church Year celebration will be hosted on Sunday, Sept. 11. More...

Editorials

SOUTHERN STYLE

A thing built well is a thing that will endure

It has stood near the banks of Bassett Creek for 137 years. It was constructed without the use of power tools. The logs were cut and the bark removed by hand. The sills are 12- 14 inches square of heart pine. The rafters are peeled poles. More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

Following Congress online is becoming easier to do

In the age of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Congress has admittedly been a little slow to keep pace with the private sector in tapping into the ever-expanding virtual world. However, changes are underway on Capitol Hill. More...

People

Wedding plans announced for Mathews - Powell

Leigh Pippin Dumas and Tommy Mathews, both of Grove Hill, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Taylor Mathews, to Colby Heath Powell. Mr. More...

Stork Report

Lebarron Adams III Tyrise Lashae Ezell and Lebarron Adams Jr., both of McIntosh, announce the birth of a son, Lebarron Adams III, Aug. 17, 2011, 3:55 p.m., at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs., 6 oz. and was 20 inches in length. More...

Golden anniversary celebration to honor Mr. and Mrs. Motes

Linda and Alton Motes of the Salitpa community will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. More...

History on the move; historic Sullivan cabin gets new home in Wagarville

The Gibeon Sullivan log cabin stood near the banks of Bassett’s Creek for 137 years until it was moved on Aug. 22 and 23 (one-half at a time). More...

Stolen antiques recovered, two charged

Several antique items reported stolen Aug. 13 from a Jackson residence in the 3600 block of U.S. Highway 43 have been recovered and two Jackson men are charged with the theft following a reported confession by one of the suspects. More...

News

Fugitive profiled on TV caught by WashCo Sheriff

A Saraland man recently profiled on WALA Fox 10’s Fugitive Files was apprehended Thursday, Aug. 18 by Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer. More...

Wreck results in serious injury

According to Alabama State Troopers, John Weaver, 33, of St. Stephens was seriously injured Friday, Aug. More...

ClarkeCo Commissioners adopt redrawn district lines

The Clarke County Commission adopted redrawn commission and school board districts Tuesday following a public hearing on Monday that drew no criticisms and only a modest turnout of individuals interested in the plan. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

USDA Eligibility Workshop A USDA Eligibility Workshop for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers in Clarke, Washington, Monroe and surrounding counties will be Monday, Aug. 29, promptly at 6 p.m., at Mackey Branch No. More...

Sports

Jamborees kick off football season

Regular season starts Thursday. Attend a game! More...

Sports Scene

Has to be a hard thing to do

I don’t know this to be a fact. I can only speculate, but it seems to me that coaching against a close friend would have to be as hard a thing to do as anything you can imagine. More...

Tune-ups are over, real games now

The tune-up jamboree games enjoyed by several area schools concluded last Friday night and teams have used this week to prepare for the opening of the regular season. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 16-23 include: Morris Lawson, 35, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. Wesley Stephon Kynard, 24, holding for investigation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke Records

Marriage license applications Jarvis Durell Culpepper, to Cassondra Shavell Mc- Dole; Donald L. Havelin, to Nancy S. Crowder. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...