October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Thinking pink starts young

This young lady has the right idea when it comes to the fight against breast cancer as evidenced by the caption on her T-shirt. More...

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Church

Pumpkin Patch opens Oct. 11 at First United Methodist Church

The Pumpkin Patch at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson will open Tuesday, Oct. 11. Hours are Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. until dark, Saturday, 10 a.m. until dark, and Sunday, 1 p.m. until dark. More...

Church Calendar

22nd Annual Fellowship Meeting at Red Springs Assembly Red Springs Assembly continues their 22nd Annual Fellowship Meeting through Oct. 7 at 7:15 p.m. Bro. Shad McDonald is the guest speaker. For additional information, call Bro. More...

‘All Will Ride Golf Tournament’ to be hosted by Magnolia Assembly of God

Magnolia Assembly of God will host the first annual “All Will Ride Golf Tournament” on Oct. 15 at the Deerfield Golf Course in Chatom. Proceeds will benefit Speed the Light mission program. More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

Newspapers are still an important part of our lives

How many of you knew this was National Newspaper Week? Well, if you are reading this, you do now, thanks to a newspaper— this one to be specific. More...

Leroy resident responds to WashCo BOE member’s letter

Dear Editor, More...

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People

Miss Briggs, Mr. Davis announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Tommy R. Briggs of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Toni LaShea, to Darius Dewayne Davis, son of Ms. Sheila Davis of Birmingham. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Jacksons to renew wedding vows Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Jackson Sr. of Jackson will renew their wedding vows during a ceremony Saturday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m. at Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. The Jacksons were married June 15, 1970 in Grove Hill. More...

Baker-Hancock to wed

Lynne Baker of Nashville, Tenn., and Mike Hancock of Citronelle are tying the knot, jumping the broom and cutting the cake on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, 4 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Chapel in Creola. More...

WashCo E-911 board members resign positions

The Washington County Commission met Thursday, Sept. 29, in both a work session and a called special meeting. More...

Fall Festival entertainment plans told

Jackson’s 29th Annual Fall Festival, planned for 9 a.m.-4p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, is taking shape to be a huge community event. More...

Keahey bill targets fake marijuana

Alabama Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) recently announced he is preparing legislation to introduce in the 2012 regular legislative session that will ban certain chemical compounds that are used to make synthetic cannabinoid, and woul More...

Fire Prevention Week to begin Oct. 9

Fire Prevention Week activities will kick off in Jackson, Sunday, Oct. 9, with inspections and members of the fire department attending church together. More...

News

Two charged with attempted murder

A Mobile woman fled two abductors at the Sand Flat Road and Highway 43 intersection Monday night as shots were being fired at her. More...

Fire damages mobile home

A fire that is believed to have started in the kitchen damaged a mobile home located at 142 Murphy Street, Sunday, Oct. 2, around 3 p.m. More...

McKinley pleads guilty to murder of wife, gets 15 years

A 71-year-old Thomasville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 2010 murder of his wife of 50 years and received a 15-year sentence. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Four Season’s Garden Club annual yard sale The Four Season’s Garden Club will conduct their annual yard sale, today, Thursday, Oct. 6, 7 a.m. More...

Sports

JHS Homecoming Court 2011

The Jackson High School 2011 Homecoming Court was presented before the game , Friday, Sept. 30, at Simpkins Stadium/Legion Field. More...

JA Homecoming Court 2011

Jackson Academy’s 2011 Homecoming Queen and Court were presented during pregame festivities at Friday’s game against Cornerstone Christian. More...

Aggies’ power ‘rains’ supreme

The Jackson Aggies scored on the first play from scrimmage as they beat the Red Raiders of B.C. Rain 47-14 for a big homecoming and region win last Friday night at John D. Simpkins Stadium/ Legion Field. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 4 include: Sylvester Lee Brown, 40, six counts theft of property third degree, $6,000 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: •Bryce Allen King, 21, of Monroeville was arrested Sept. 28 on a warrant charging him with second degree theft of property. More...