December 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SET construction progressing

Construction on the SET Enterprises plant in Jackson’s Paul Parham Industrial Park, located off Industrial Road, appears to be right on schedule. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Watch Night at Greater Pilgrim Rest The Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs will conduct their Watch Night Service on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, beginning at 10 p.m. Special guests will be the Rev. Bobby J. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

“Eternal” New Year’s resolutions

The best resolutions are the ones that we’ll enjoy throughout eternity. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

What you see is what you can be

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. More...

Education

Financial woes foretell end for Coffeeville school

Approximately 200 to 250 concerned citizens, teachers and others turned out to hear Superintendent Woodie Pugh and Custodian of Funds Carmen Rotch highlight the difficulties of keeping Coffeeville High School open as finances continued to tighten. More...

Mayor says Jackson is doing fine

“As it takes a community to raise a child it also takes a community to run a city,” said Jackson Mayor Richard Long during the third annual “State of the City” address hosted by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sports

Alabama Sports Writers name all-state players

With the closing of the 2011 football season, this area’s high school players have once again been recognized for their hard work on the field as the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State Football Team. More...

JHS teams prevail in Second Annual DeMarquis Besteda Christmas Tournament

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies defeated the Lady Bears of Leroy 42-37 in the 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Records

Marriage license applications Willard Eugene Motes Jr., to Lisa Marie Corriston; Arnold Ray Parnell, to Pamela Newsome; Russell Edward J. Hancock, to Elizabeth Bartlett Humphrey. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 20-26 include: Brandon Leroy Foxx, 25, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson man faces drug charges

A search warrant executed Dec. 23 at an apartment in the Cottonwood Estates apartment complex, resulted in the arrest of a Jackson man who has been charged with felony marijuana possession. More...

Former journalist stops in Jackson on last leg of cross-country trek

For the past three and a half years and some 17,000 miles, former journalist William Minor of Pennsylvania has been traveling around the country on his bicycle, staying in local fire departments along the way and observing weather patterns. More...

News

Girl Scouts selling cookies

Local Girl Scouts will kick off their annual cookie sale Jan. 1, offering several varieties in both Clarke and Washington counties. More...

Former JPD Chief retires from U.S. Marshals Service

Bill Taylor, who served as police chief of Jackson for more than 20 years, retired as head of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Mobile office. More...

McIntosh sewerage line a ‘go’

The Washington County Commission passed a resolution to issue a “Notice to Proceed” on to Speaks and Associates, Consulting Engineers of Mobile, for a sewerage line to extend north along Highway 43 from the P & S Transportation termin More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Wimberly to autograph ‘Playbook of Champions’ Scott Wimberly, author of Playbook of Champions, will be autographing copies of his book Monday, Jan. 16, 4 p.m., at HealthActions in Jackson. More...

Editorials

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Congress Reports

House works to pass extension of payroll tax relief

Editor’s Note: This column was written prior to the passage of the payroll tax relief extension. Harry Reid plays Scrooge More...

Congratulations to Coach Ned Harbuck

Dear Editor, More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Meyer celebrate 70th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Meyer of Jasper, Ind., will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Friday, Dec. 30. Wilma and Paul exchanged marriage vows Dec. 30, 1941. More...

Guest Column

Holidays a time to love and remember family and friends

Christmas has come and gone but it is one of the best (and, sometimes, the most painful) of times. As I think back on Christmases past, I am reminded of the loved ones who are no longer with us with whom I have shared Christmas joy. More...

Card of Thanks

Thank you for your kind expressions of sympathy and prayers at the death of our precious Baby Aiden, who went to be with Jesus on Dec. 13. You rejoiced with us at her birth on Dec. 6th. More...