February 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man charged in theft of equipment at Boise mill

An arrest of a Jackson man Feb. 2 resulted from the investigation into the reported theft Jan. More...

Special Sections

Church

First Assembly to host comedy dinner theatre

First Assembly of God will host a Comedy Dinner Theater With Rollin’ Joe Phillips on Saturday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in the church Family Life Center. Tickets to this event are $5 each with children 10 and under free.  On Sunday, Feb. More...

Church Calendar

Services announced at St. Matthew Baptist  The Rev. Peter Rocker, pastor of the Old St. More...

Grandpa’s Heart

Stones of our lives

The old story about stone soup by an unknown writer always comes to my mind this time of year. You know the one, a stranger comes into town and begins boiling a big pot of water - then adds stones. More...

Editorials

Moments In Time

After 19 years in prison, Mary Queen of Scots was beheaded 426 years ago

• On Feb. 8, 1587, after 19 years of imprisonment, Mary Queen of Scots is beheaded in England for her complicity in a plot to murder Queen Elizabeth I. More...

Congress Reports

Economy still big concern but White House nixes Job Council

Last Thursday, the White House confirmed it is mothballing its Jobs Council which met just four times since its creation more than two years ago. More...

Alabama Viewpoint

Background check? Look at Midland City

Jimmy Lee Dykes, a deranged 65 year old from Midland City, has made himself into a national poster boy for congressional action to require background checks for those who purchase handguns. More...

People

Miss Toole, Mr. Douglas wedding plans announced

Ms. Vanessa Faye Toole of McIntosh announces the engagement of her daughter, Xiomara Kanessa, to the Rev. Thaddeus John Zerion Douglas, the son of the Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Thamus Levert Douglas Sr. More...

Miss Hooks, Mr. Dixon wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hooks of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Deborah Leigh, to Marvin Todd Dixon. Mr. Dixon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon of Millry.  Grandparents of the bride-elect include Mrs. More...

Miss Thornton - Mr. Chancey to exchange vows Feb. 16

Kevin and Renee Thornton of Frankville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Lee-Ann, to Anthony Braxton Chancey. More...

Synthetic marijuana seized in Jackson

Three Jackson residents have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in the form of synthetic marijuana and possession of marijuana.  More...

Around the Area

Sen. Shelby to visit Millry Saturday   U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will hold a “Meet & Greet” breakfast in Millry Saturday, Feb. More...

Leroy residents rally in support of post office

It is that one permanent fixture in every rural community and a part of American lives for so long: the local post office. More...

News

Coffeeville buys old CHS; for $45,000 with help from parks & rec board

The Coffeeville Town Council is awaiting official confirmation that the Clarke County Park and Recreation Board will provide a grant to pay half the $45,000 to purchase the old Coffeeville High School property.  The council voted at a special ca More...

WashCo Grand Jury issues 100 indictments; makes courthouse repair recommendations

The Washington County Grand Jury met last week, returning 100 indictments and making recommendations concerning courthouse maintenance.  The jury considered 129 cases and of the 100 indictments, 75 are felonies.  The jury, headed by Stanley More...

WashCo indictments are detailed

The following indictments or “true bills” were among 100 handed down Jan. 28 by a Washington County Grand Jury.   Judge C. Robert  Montgomery  Douglas Emanuel Anderson of Millry, theft of property, first degree.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Elvis Roberts  St. Jude Coon Hunt scheduled for Feb. 15 & 16  The Clarke-Washington County Coon Hunters U.K.C. will host the Elvis Roberts St. Jude Coon Hunt on Feb. 15 and 16 at the VFW Post on Club Wiley Road in Jackson.  More...

Education

Local students ‘March for Life’ in Washington

Five students represented Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Grove Hill as they participated in the “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., Jan. 25. More...

JHS honor roll announced

The Jackson High School administration has announced the names of the students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls for the first semester.  Grade 9  More...

Sports

Lady Eagles finish fourth in regionals; head to Elite Eight

Jackson Academy’s varsity girls are making their fourth consecutive trip to the state basketball tournament after finishing fourth in the AISA 1A West Regional Tournament held on the campus of Alabama Southern in Monroeville last week. More...

Lady Aggies win area championship

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies pushed their winning streak to four games with wins over Saraland and Thomasville last week to improve to 19-4 on the season. More...

Lady Bears sign scholarships

Caitlin Jones (sitting, left) and Ashlee Vick (sitting, right) signed scholarship papers at Leroy High School last week with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College to play softball. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 30-Feb. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The following persons were booked in the Washington County Jail:   Tynie Reid, 42, of McIntosh, was booked Jan. More...

WashCo Records

Marriages  The following marriage dates were recorded by the Washington County Probate Office:  Malcolm Cory West of Canton, Ill. and Erica Marie Beguin of McCook, Neb., Jan. 29.  Michael Scott Schaff Jr. More...