December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo commissioner wants to personally approve all county hiring

The secretary for the Washington County Road and Bridge Department will retire soon and County Engineer Jason Sturdivant told the commission at the Nov. 28 meeting that he was ready to make a recommendation for the position. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

McCann’s UMC to host ‘Old Fashion Fun Fest’ McCann’s United Methodist Church will host their first “Old Fashion Fun Fest” Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m. - until. More...

CCHS Messengers, FCA donate

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently participated in Samaritan’s Purse’s Operation Christmas Child. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Find help in the strength of God

Psalm 18:1 “I will love thee, O Lord my strength.”  There is a place of strength that is only found in God! Psalm 18:32 says, “It is God that girdeth me in strength…”  More...

Sports

Undefeated Aggies to play for state crown

Fourteen weeks ago the Jackson Aggies made it their mission to make it back to Tuscaloosa. On Friday night they punched their ticket as they beat the Bulldogs of UMSWright 26-14 in the semifinals of the Class 4A playoffs.  More...

Few repeats in this year’s Super Six

Six new state football champions will be crowned at the Super 6 state football championships Dec. More...

ASCC Lady Eagles split pair of games in tourney

The Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC) Lady Eagle’s split a pair of games in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Tournament last week. The Lady Eagles took the win Monday, Nov. More...

People

‘An Evening of Christmas Music’ Dec. 9-11 at BTAPC in Gilbertown

The Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Center will present “An Evening of Christmas Music” on Dec. 9- 11. The Friday and Saturday night performances will have a 7 o’clock curtain and the Sunday show will start at 2 p.m.  More...

Stork Report

Ellis James Bush Bubrig  Dr. and Mrs. Dennis “Denny” Bubrig II (nee Kathryn Roberts) of Birmingham announce the birth of a son, Ellis James Bush, Sept. 26, 2011 at Brookwood Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. and 1 oz. More...

McIntyres celebrate 65th wedding anniversary

Family and friends gathered for the 65th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Leon McIntyre on Friday, Nov. 25, from 2-4 p.m., at the couple’s home in Leroy.  The former Rosalie Batley and Leon McIntyre exchanged vows on Nov. More...

Mistrial declared in Jackson murder case

Family member allegedly talks to juror

A 14-member jury was seated and ready to hear opening arguments and testimony in a murder trial Tuesday but never heard a word as Circuit Judge Robert Montgomery declared a mistrial.  Emmett McCollum is charged with murder in the October 2009 sh More...

Area wrecks claim one, injure three

Several area wrecks Thanksgiving week injured three people and claimed the life of a Washington County man.  According to reports, Raymond Lamar “Jack” Weaver Jr., 19, was killed shortly before 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. More...

News

WashCo Sheriff reports two arrests for night hunting, one for bootlegging

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the Nov. 26 arrests of a Millry man and a Copeland man who are charged with night hunting.  More...

Abandoned trailer leads JPD to stolen equipment

Jackson Police are investigating the Nov. 26 theft of a trailer and a piece of heavy equipment from separate locations.  Sgt. More...

Christmas parades roll across area this weekend

The spirit of the Christmas season will be in the air across the Clarke and Washington counties region this weekend as several municipalities will open up their streets for their annual Christmas parades.   More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Military Memorial Christmas Tree at library The White Smith Memorial Library is placing a Christmas tree in the foyer of the library. More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

Making history in more ways than one

Tomorrow (Friday) the Jackson High School Aggies will play for the 4A state title, and I am sure there will be a lot less traffic here in town around 11 a.m. when the game starts. More...

Congress Reports

Bi-partisan Deficit Committee deadlocks

Few were caught by surprise when the bipartisan, bicameral congressional committee responsible for pinpointing at least $1.2 trillion in spending cuts fell short of an agreement last week. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For the Record

County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Keith Evan Thompson, to Melinda Noble Harvell; Harold Eugene Wilson, to Crystal Lashell Smith; Milton Lamont Bracy, to Sandra Mecheal Lofton; Demetrius Cunningham, to Adrienn Cheeseboro; Charles Daniel Steed Jr., to Meia More...