January 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Boater rescued from flooded Tombigbee River

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department put two recently acquired boats to good use Saturday night when the boats were utilized to find and rescue a missing boater on the flooded Tombigbee River. A man had dialed 911 in distress. More...

Old C’ville school to be sold

The Clarke County Board of Education voted Jan. 17 to sell the Coffeeville High School building and property to the Town of Coffeeville for $45,000. More...

Special Sections

Church

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Grandpa’s Heart

Encounter with a ‘dangerous alien’

It surprised me to see him standing there in the middle of my backyard. But, there he was, looking at the dandelions that I could not seem to kill off. More...

Valentine dinner to support Nicaragua Mission Trip

The First Baptist Church in Jackson will host a Valentine dinner on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Tickets are available for $20 per person, with all proceeds supporting the Nicaragua Mission Trip. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

TCDC Mardi Gras Ball The Toddtown Community Development Center’s Annual Mardi Gras Ball is Friday, Jan. 25. The ball will begin at 9 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Editorials

Dollars and Cents

Reasonable thoughts for Medicare reform from surprising source

The editorial board of The Washington Post, noted for its liberal viewpoint on most issues, has published recommendations that both liberals and conservatives can embrace. More...

Southern Style

In defense of the 1950s

It is the new year and I am getting something off my chest. There really are privileges that come with age and one of them is the liberty to “speak one’s mind” with impunity. More...

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People

Plans announced for Jackson Women’s League Mardi Gras parade and ball

The Jackson Women’s League has announced their 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Parade, Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $25. Beginning at Gillmore Elementary School, the parade will follow the regular route and conclude at Jackson City Hall. More...

John Woodyard to graduate from Fortis College Jan. 25

John Woodyard of Wagarville will graduate from Fortis College in Mobile on Friday, Jan. 25 as a medical assistant. Commencement exercises will be conducted at Davidson High School in Mobile at 6 p.m. More...

Andrews - Skipper to wed March 16

Mrs. Brenda Overstreet Andrews and Mr. Mack Charles Andrews Jr., both of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tabitha Sha’re, to Jonathan Carmichael Skipper. Mr. Skipper is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

City Renews chamber's contract

The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to renew the annual Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce contract in the amount of $60,000. That amount includes the city’s sponsorship for the annual Fall Festival. More...

Zimco hunters say their deer dogs deliberately killed

A $1,000 reward is being offered by a state association for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who shot and killed three deer hunting dogs near Zimco on Jan. 5. More...

Increased police patrols at area schools

New Clarke County public schools superintendent Larry Bagley told the board at the Jan. 17 meeting that patrols of local schools have been stepped up as a result of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. in December. More...

Around the Area

Dr. Bridges to speak to historical society The Clarke County Historical Society will meet Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. The speaker will be Dr. More...

News

T’ville man charged with capital murder

Indicted for Fredia Collins’ murder; state trooper indicted; grand jury report detailed

Jarvis Culpepper has been indicted on two counts of capital murder in the Sept. 10, 2012 shooting death of Thomasville businesswoman Fredia Collins inside her insurance office in the downtown business district. More...

ASCC prez speaks

Dr. Reginald Sykes, president of Alabama Southern Community College, spoke Jan. 10 at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club at the Lil’ Touch of Cajun Grill in Jackson. SA Photo by Barry H. Hendrix More...

McIntosh’s PowerSouth Plant celebrates 15th consecutive year of calendar year safety

In keeping with Power- South’s number-one corporate value – safety – PowerSouth employees have completed two consecutive calendar years of working safely. Employees at the McIntosh Power Plant contributed to this milestone. More...

Education

Grimes, Becton named WC Teachers of the Year

Dr. Barbara Waite of the Washington County Board of Education announced the elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year winners at a reception at the Washington County Library on December 18. More...

Honor roll students announced for 2nd 9 weeks at Jackson Academy

The Jackson Academy administration has announced the students who have achieved the A and A/B honor rolls in the second nine-week grading period of the 2012-2013 school year. More...

New Beta Club members inducted at JIS

Jackson Intermediate School students inducted into Beta Club, Friday, Jan. More...

Sports

Aggies blast CCHS in second meeting

Jackson improves to 19-2 with wins over Saraland, CCHS and 6A Murphy

The fifth-ranked Jackson Aggies had a huge week on the basketball court with wins over Saraland, Clarke County and the Murphy Panthers who were ranked No. 10 in Class 6A. More...

Eagles drop two close area games

Jackson Academy’s varsity boys’ basketball team had a good opportunity last week to improve their region standings by hosting two area games against rivals Sparta and Meadowview. However, they dropped both games in close scores. More...

WCHS wraps up area championship

The No. 4 Washington County Bulldogs (12-1, 5- 0) wrapped up the 2A Area 1 regular season championship with wins over Flomaton and Leroy last week. WCHS also knocked off Southern Choctaw in an out of area game. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Records

Marriage license applications Andrew Graham Chesser, to Katelyn Nicole Shaw. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Jan. 10-15 More...

WashCo Records

Marriages The following marriage dates were recorded by the Washington County Probate Office: Jason Archie Pearce of Petal, Miss. and Tamra Alane Shows of Moselle, Miss., Jan. 17. Bobby Dean Strickland of State Line, Miss. More...

ClarkeCo Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 16-22 include: Joseph Taylor Spenard, 19, manufacturing of a controlled substance first degree, transferred for housing by Dept. of Corrections. More...