December 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Dancing for the crowds

Dance students of Mona Shea’s in Chatom wore colorful, festive outfits for their performance during Saturday’s Christmas parade. More...

Jackson Christmas parade is Friday

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade will be this Friday, Dec. 9, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Special services at First Pentecostal The First Pentecostal Church in Jackson will host three special services this weekend. Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., the Sloan Family of Corinth, Miss., will be the featured musical guests. On Saturday, Dec. More...

Are you a fan for Christ?

Each year there is a cycle of sports events: The world series of baseball, national championship of college football, super bowl of pro football and the NBA playoffs. Golf is played pretty much all year long. More...

Forest Avenue Baptist Church to present cantata

The Forest Avenue Baptist Church Choir in Jackson will host Christmas Cantata 2011 with the presentation of “Mary, Did You Know?” on Sunday, Dec. 18, during morning worship at 11. More...

Education

Holiday performances announced at Leroy High School

The Leroy High School 21st Century Community Learning Center and Learn and Serve Alabama will be presenting “Giving Back Through Drama, Music & Art” on Tuesday, Dec. 13. There will be three performances, 9 a.m., 11 and 1 p.m. More...

Students give to Operation Christmas

The students in Beth Stackhouse’s class at Gillmore Elementary School recently raised money and donated a $650 check to the Jackson Police Department’s Operation Christmas campaign. More...

Sports

JA Eagles win split games to open season

Jackson Academy’s boys’ basketball team opened the season last week earning a split in two games played on the road. More...

Jessie Tucker Kills first deer

Jessie Tucker, 8, killed her first deer on Dec. 4 while hunting with her "coach." She shot the deer on family hunting land in Leroy with a .223 rifle at about 80 yards. More...

Pep rally at Jackson Senior Center

Above, the Jackson High School Aggies’ cheerleaders visited the Jackson Senior Center last week, prior to the state championship game, for a pep rally with the seniors. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 6 include: Acie Lamar Blake, 46, driving under the influence (alcohol), driver’s license suspended/ revoked, $1,000 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Push comes to shove at parade in Chatom

A Millry truck driver has been charged after being accused of pushing an automobile with his rig following Chatom’s Christmas parade Saturday, Dec. 3. More...

TK crane operator killed

ThyssenKrupp company officials, Wednesday, Nov. 30, confirmed that an employee of the company’s stainless steel division in Calvert was killed in an accident that morning. More...

Leggett gets 30 years for murder

Sylvester Leggett was sentenced Monday to 30 years in a state penitentiary for the murder of Maury Jenkins in 2010. Circuit Judge Gaines Mc- Corquodale imposed the sentence following a sentencing hearing. A jury had found Leggett guilty on Oct. More...

Bailey announces for WashCo Probate Judge

Allen Bailey of Wagarville has announced this week that he will be a candidate on the democratic ticket for probate judge of Washington County. More...

News

Drug bust in T’ville results in 4 arrests

The new Clarke County Drug Task Force has been working hard on the drug problem in the county since being reorganized from the First Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force into a county task force and put under the auspices of the Clarke County Sheriff&rsq More...

WashCo Sheriff reports arrest of Mobile man for drug possession

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the Dec. 4 arrest of a Mobile man for illegal drug possession during a driver’s license checkpoint conducted at the intersection of county roads 19 and 20. More...

Burglary suspect apprehended in Greenville

A Bay Minette man believed responsible for a string of burglaries, including one in Chatom, has been apprehended by the Greenville Police Department. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

ClarkeCo ADC monthly meeting The Clarke County Chapter of the Alabama Democratic Committee monthly meeting will be Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m., at the Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Who is ‘doing nothing’ in Washington?

I don’t usually write about votes in the U.S. Senate, because so little ever seems to happen there under Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s control. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congratulations Aggies, Eagles!

No other municipality in the state of Alabama can lay claim to what Jackson boasts this week—two high school football state championship teams! Ain’t it grand! More...

People

Busby - Maroney united in marriage

Hoiston Adair Maroney and Jason Scott Busby were united in marriage at Thomasville Baptist Church Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at six o’clock in the evening. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Maroney Jr. More...

Final plans announced for Jemison - Harris

Amanda Nichole Jemison and James Robert Harris will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 6 o’clock in the evening at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. and Mrs. Brian Jemison of Jackson, and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Schultz - Moseley final wedding plans

The final wedding plans have been announced for Amy Margaret Schultz and Danny Jeromie Moseley. The couple will be wed Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, at the First Baptist Church in Leroy. Parents of the couple are Mr. More...