September 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Large crowd expected at Jackson vs Foley game

Due to the expected crowd attendance at the Jackson vs Foley football game on Friday, Sept. 28, all reserved seat ticket holders must bring and be prepared to show their tickets. More...

Lt. Gov. Ivey visits

Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey (center) was the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Jackson Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. Above, she is welcomed by Kiwanis Club President Evan Carden (left) and Rotary Club President Becky Chastain. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Oak Grove Baptist revival services  More...

Forest Avenue Baptist welcomes new pastor

The congregation of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson recently welcomed their new pastor the Rev. Nicholas Hughes.  Born in Mississippi, Hughes grew up in the Elway community near Panama City Beach, Fla. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

The strategy of Jesus

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and perse More...

Sports

JHS swim team girls win opening meet

The Jackson High School swim team opened the 2012 season against Saraland and Mary G. Montgomery high schools, Sept. 20, with a meet at the Chandler YMCA in Mobile.  More...

WCHS Dawgs run over Choctaw County Tigers

The Washington County Bulldogs rolled up 365 yards in a 40-6 region win over the Choctaw County Tigers Friday night in Butler.  WCHS jumped out to a 27-6 halftime lead and never looked back to improve to 4- 0 overall and 3-0 in region play.  More...

LHS falls to 0-4 with 46-13 loss

The Leroy faithful hit Defcon 4 Friday night after watching their Bears get destroyed 46-13 against crosscounty rival and region foe Millry on Wildcat Hill.  The Wildcat’s victory was the first over Leroy since 1987, although the two teams More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week:  •Gladys Weaver Galloway, 33, of McIntosh was arrested Sept. More...

No arrest report for ClarkeCo

For the third week in a row, the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department has been unable to provide a listing of arrests booked in the county jail for publication.  The staff is trying to master a new computer program that will aid in logging More...

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given of the intention of the Jackson Police Department to dispose of certain firearms listed below. If you have legal claim to any of the firearms now held you may contact the Jackson Police Department between 8 a.m.  More...

WashCo man dies in tractor accident

A Washington County man died Sunday, Sept. 23, as the result of what appeared to be an accident involving a tractor.  According to Washington County Chief Deputy Ferrell Grimes, Dick Dearmon was killed when his tractor rolled over him. More...

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce presented its 2012-2013 board of directors during its annual meeting, Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Bonner, Sewell town meeting is today in Jackson

Congressman Jo Bonner and Congresswoman Terri Sewell, will conduct a joint town meeting today (Thursday) from 10- 11 a.m. in Jackson at the James E. More...

News

Properties donated to City of Jackson

During the Sept. 25 meeting of the Jackson City Council, members voted unanimously to accept properties donated to the city.  More...

Louisiana man faces charges in several states

A Louisiana man arrested Tuesday, Sept. 25, by Jackson Police faces charges in several states and is being investigated for thefts that may have been committed in the area.  More...

ClarkeCo Commission adopts FY 2013 budget

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to pass the $12,183,283 fiscal year 2013 budget.  The balanced budget will feature a $6,859,203.00 General Fund, which includes $1,187,449.00 for debt service; $305,684.00 to subsidize other funds; $2,2 More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Flying Bricks  Community Band  The Flying Bricks Community Band, which is sponsored by the Arts Council of Thomasville, is open to all musicians in the area interested in traditional concert band music.  More...

Editorials

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Gone insane

To get an idea of what’s wrong with Alabama’s budgeting, imagine your family’s budget: The household income each month is $3,000. Expenses – mortgage, utilities, car payment, cable television, etc. – run about $2,000. More...

Editor’s Notes

Recalling flowing wells and long bike rides

Every now and then a story in this publication brings fond memories of my youth flooding back.  Such was the case this week when our reporter Ellen Williams did a story on a break in service for customers of the Wagarville Water System and the u More...

People

Doss - Harrison plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Doss of Tuscaloosa announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Perry Amanda, to Jacob Wayne Harrison. Mr. Harrison is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Bush completes basic training

Markeeta Bush, daughter of Angela Sims of Sunflower and Mark Bush Sr. of Gosport, has completed her basic training at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. She graduated on Sept. More...

Final plans announced for Calhoun-Barrett wedding

Final plans have been announced for the marriage of Anna Jillian Calhoun and Benjamin Charles Barrett.  The couple will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 5:30 in the afternoon, at the Fairhope United Methodist Church. More...