October 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

A tomato bush?

Molly Parham (left) and her housekeeper Louise Vaughn stand near a huge tomato plant growing beside the fence on the back patio of Molly and Paul Parham’s home in the Golfview subdivision in Ja More...

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Church

Andy Williams to perform at First Methodist Sunday

Andy Williams, a trumpeter and vocalist from Chatom, will be the featured entertainment at the 5th Sunday night supper Oct. 30, 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. More...

Pine City Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 3

The student ministry of the First Baptist Church in Jackson will host its third Pine City Christmas Tour of Homes this year. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 3. Seven homes will be open to tour throughout the city of Jackson from 4-7 p.m. More...

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...

Education

WashCo BOE adopts original redistricting plan

With the reading of a multiple page document referred to as “Resolution 1,” the Washington County School Board adopted their controversial redistricting Plan B at the Oct. 20 meeting. More...

JA students attend Shakespeare Festival

On Thursday, Oct. 13, fifth, sixth, seventh, and performing arts classes from Jackson Academy traveled to Montgomery to attend the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. More...

3rd grade

Third grade students at Jackson Intermediate School chosen as “Citizens of the Month” for October are (L-R): Trey Moore, Lily Chen, Terra Anderson, Marcus Kelly, Thomas Arensberg, Kyle Ha More...

Sports

Aggies tame Tigers

For eight weeks it was all anyone in southwest Alabama could talk about, then in 48 minutes as the dust settled the Jackson Aggies had knocked off top-ranked and defending state champion Thomasville 28-9 in front of more than 5,000 screaming fans at More...

Eagles pound Sparta

The seventh-ranked Jackson Academy football team avenged last year’s overtime loss to Sparta Academy by pounding the Warriors 53-7 last Friday night at home. More...

Carrie Beverly named ASF Female Athlete of the Year

Governor Robert Bentley and Alabama Sports Festival Director of Communications, Chris Wilkins, recognized Carrie Beverly as the Alabama Sports Festival's 2011 Female Athlete of The Year Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the state capitol. More...

For the Record

Violent crime and drugs permeate WashCo Circuit Court dockets

Criminal jury week will begin Monday, Oct. 31, in the Circuit Court of Washington County. The docket is as follows: Judge Gaines McCorquodale’s Docket More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 18-25 include: Kiara Tekoa Lott, 22, no insurance, $296 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: *Harold G. Williams, 55, of McIntosh was arrested Oct. 17 and charged with violation of probation. He was held without bond. More...

Weaver still recuperating from ordeal

Wesley Weaver, the 19-year-old coon hunter who was trapped in a hole in a wooded area off Good Hope Road near Jackson for four days, says he is still a little fatigued and confused from the ordeal. More...

Man charged in McIntosh store robbery

A Theodore man is accused of stealing money from a cash register at a McIntosh store, Friday, Oct. 21, then fleeing the scene. More...

Millry PD chief announces his retirement

During the monthly meeting of the Millry Town Council, Oct. 10, it was announced that Police Chief Patrick Creel would retire due to an injury he received prior to taking the position as the town’s top police officer. More...

News

United Security Bancshares, Inc. names House CEO/president

United Security Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: USBI) announced Monday that United Security and its subsidiary bank, First United Security Bank, have approved the appointment of James F. More...

Candidate plans town hall meeting

The public is invited to attend a town hall meeting with First U.S. Congressional District candidate Pete Riehm. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., at the Hampton Inn in Jackson. More...

Contract awarded for SET Enterprises access road

During the Oct. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

ClarkeCo Forum ‘Making Community Decisions About Alabama’s Dropout Situation’ The Clarke County Promise Alliance forum, “Making Community Decisions About Alabama’s Dropout Situation”, will meet today, Oct. More...

Ride to benefit ‘Kids 4 Christmas’

The Peavey Girls Santa Ride, motorcycle ride, to benefit the Kids 4 Christmas project, will be Saturday, Nov. 5 in Chatom. Cost to participate is $20 per bike. Door prizes will be awarded along with a split the pot for a $5 entry fee. More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Health care law suffers setback

In another blow to the president’s new health care reform program, the Obama administration recently admitted that a portion of its own law is unsustainable. More...

Inside the Statehouse

Legislative bodies set out on conservative social mission

The prodigious 2011 Regular Legislative Session not only saw sweeping conservative fiscal changes to state government, the new Republican led legislative bodies also set out on an unmistakably conservative social mission. More...

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People

Miss Beech - Mr. Brown engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. John Marlon Beech Jr. of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Elaine, to Travis Chantry Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kevin Brown of Frankville. More...

Hicks - Shaw to wed Nov. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Squires of Gainestown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha LeAnn Hicks, to Richard Jacob “Jake” Shaw, son of Mr. and Mrs. Shane Shaw of Rockville. More...

Bayne-Bosarge to wed Nov. 12

Amanda M. Bayne and Kevin K. Bosarge announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa Moss and Terry Bayne. More...