October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bagley announces for schools superintendent

Larry Bagley of Grove Hill has announced that he will be a candidate for the office of Clarke County Superintendent of Education in 2012. *** More...

Local seniors invited to participate in annual Fair Queen pageant

Senior girls from Clarke and Washington counties are invited to apply to participate in this year’s Fair Queen competition, planned for Tuesday, Nov. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Pumpkin Patch open at First United Methodist The Pumpkin Patch is open at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Hours are Monday-Friday, 3 p.m. until dark and Sunday, 1 p.m. until dark. The patch is located on the back lawn of the church. More...

Calvary Baptist in Grove Hill to host ‘The Kellys’ Oct. 22

Bro. Rob Frary and the faith community of Calvary Baptist Church in Grove Hill invite all to attend the proclamation of Christ’s message through the music of featured guests, “The Kellys” of Jackson. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Attention veterans All veterans in the area are encouraged to participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at Fred’s Supercenter in Jackson. More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Passage of trade agreements shows bipartisan cooperation

Admittedly, it is rather difficult to find many instances where Congress and the president can reach agreement these days. More...

Guest Columnist

Moseley has the stuff great quarterbacks are made of

Playing centerfield for the New York Yankees or quarterback for Notre Dame may have been the dream for many young men in this country. Or maybe it’s just me. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

People

Howell - Alday announce November wedding plans

Glenda and Damon Bell of Atmore, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Lynn Howell, to Caleb Tarleton Alday. Mr. Alday is the son of Beth and Arvis Slack and Corolina and Don Alday, all of Jackson. More...

Mathews-Powell to wed Saturday in Grove Hill

Mallory Taylor Mathews and Colby Heath Powell have announced their final wedding plans. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at five o’clock in the afternoon, at the Mathews’ Cabin in Grove Hill. More...

APLCEF funds distributed

During the period of July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011, Alabama citizens purchased 6,537 “Support Adoption/Choose Life” tags. More...

Wimbley gets death

After a 15-minute break following statements by both the district attorney and defense, Judge Gaines McCorquodale upheld the jury’s recommendation, Wednesday, Oct. More...

Jackson men charged with felony assault

Four Jackson men face felony assault charges following an incident that occurred Oct. 8 at a downtown eatery/night spot. More...

Bluegrass on the courthouse lawn

Winky Hicks and Frontier Bluegrass kicked off the Chatom Bluegrass Festival on the lawn of the Washington County Courthouse, Saturday, Oct. 15. The event began in the early afternoon and continued until 10 p.m. More...

News

Synthetic marijuana pulled from store shelves statewide

Agents from the Alabama Beverage Control (ABC) Board were busy Friday, Oct. 14, confiscating what has been deemed “synthetic marijuana” from store shelves following an emergency order by state officials. More...

Old McDonald’s comes down

Jackson’s old McDonald’s restaurant was torn down last week, making way for a parking lot for the new McDonald’s, which is currently in the finishing stages of construction on prope More...

New WashCo E-911 Board elects officers, adopts budget

At a special-called meeting on Oct. 11, the Washington County 911 agency elected officers and passed a budget. The agency has been in turmoil for months, which culminated with the resignation of three board members in September. More...

Education

Jackson Academy Honor Roll announced

Students achieving the Aand A/B honor rolls were recently announced by the faculty of Jackson Academy.First GradeAll As: Hannah Loweryand Macy McIntyre.All A/Bs: Walker Whitehead, Noah Courington, WillWindham and Juliana Gates. More...

Ready for fall festival

Ditesha Gaston, a student at Jackson Middle School, had fun helping Principal Stuart Etheredge pick pumpkins from the First United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch. More...

GES ‘Students of the Month’ chosen

Gillmore Elementary second grade “Students of the Month” are: Jacory Foreman, ShaKayla Hightower, Savanah Downey, Taylor Mosley, Hudson Browning, Chase Jones, Natalie Syphrit, Daylen Nich More...

Sports

Eagles secure playoff berth

Jackson Academy’s football team secured a playoff berth last Friday night as they routed the Meadowview Christian (MCS) Trojans by a score of 53-0. More...

Aggies rout Escambia 49-7

The Jackson Aggies scored 42 first half points as they raced to a 49-7 region win over Escambia County last Friday night at Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field. More...

LHS Homecoming Court presented

The Leroy High School 2011 Homecoming Court was presented at Friday night’s game. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Melissa Newton Reed, 41, of Wilmer was arrested Oct. 12 and charged with first and second degree theft of property. Bond was set at $10,000. More...

WashCo Circuit Court settles multiple cases without trial

Many criminal cases were settled without trial last week in Washington County Circuit Court. Most of the persons pled guilty, while a few entered blind pleas. Martha B. Beech pled to conspiring to murder and received a 10-year suspended sentence. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 11-18 include: Ronald Earl Green, 51, burglary third degree, destruction of burial, motion to revoke bond, $16,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...