July 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo School Board debates new diploma requirements

At the July 8 work session, the Washington County Board of Education discussed at length the State Board of Education’s changes to requirements for the Advanced Placement (AP) diploma. More...

Jackson council OKs airport improvements

The Jackson City Council approved funding for improvements to the Jackson Municipal Airport.  The council approved the lowest bid of $599,145.30 submitted by McKenneth Contruction of Montgomery to complete work on a total project cost of $900,0 More...

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Spiritual Beliefs

Slanderous tongues destroy lives

James 4:11-12 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou are not a doer of the law, but a judge. More...

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Blueberries for sale at Wagarville Baptist  The youth of Wagarville Baptist Church are selling blueberries. Prices are $3 for a pint, $6 for a quart, and $20 for a gallon. Call 251- 533-7068 and leave a message or contact on Facebook. More...

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Alabama Viewpoint

Where are you Harry Lyon?

Are the Democrats down to Harry Lyon, the Pelham lawyer and Alabama’s perennial candidate for governor to put up against Gov. Robert Bentley in 2014? More...

Congress Reports

Administration delays Obamacare employer mandate

Facing growing protests from America’s small businesses over burdensome requirements set to take effect in 2014, the Obama administration has announced a oneyear delay in Obamacare’s controversial mandate that all but the smallest busines More...

People

Summer Art Camp held at Grove Hill’s Cultural Art Center

Twenty eight students came to Grove Hill this week to participate in a week-long art camp. There were students visiting from California, Georgia, Leroy, Mobile, and from Clarke County. More...

Students must have Tdap vaccine to protect against highly contagious pertussis

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a highly contagious and sometimes fatal bacterial disease which has increased alarmingly in the past decade. More...

Unique Bug

Wayne Campbell of Jackson found this unique creature crawling in the bushes near his home on Tiggs Street. Campbell said this was the first of this kind he had seen. The worm measured approximately 6 inches in length.   More...

Bids for Jackson bridge to be let this month

The Clarke County Commission approved paying a $5,126.25 invoice from Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for the County Road 15 road and bridge project in Jackson at its Tuesday meeting.  The county will be reimbursed by the Alabama Department of Transpo More...

News Briefs

Internet eCommerce classes offered   A free workshop is being offered in Jackson titled “Connecting Alabama: Boosting Broadband to Bridge the Digital Divide.”  More...

Smile of the Week

Levi Dearmon More...

Fireworks

The rain held off for Thursday night’s July 4th fireworks show at the Jackson Fair Grounds. A large number of residents and visitors were on hand to watch the show.   More...

News

USDA-NRCS and ALA-Tom RC&D to conduct outreach workshop today

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service are sponsoring a community outreach workshop for agricultural producers to explain programs that can benefit farming operation for 2013. More...

New businesses set to open in Jackson

Work continues for the opening of Gary’s Place family restaurant that is located in the old Jackson Steakhouse building on Highway 43 North. The restaurant is owned by Barbara Holton. More...

County to phase out its water authorities

Clarke County needs to get out of the water business due to the cost and expenses involved, county utilities superintendent Jack Greer told the County Commission Monday.  More...

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Calendar

Jackson Pee Wee football signups continue  Signups for Jackson Pee Wee football are scheduled for July 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jackson City Hall for ages 5-12 as of Aug. 1. More...

Sports

Jackson girls state runner-up

Rain decides state

The 12-and-under Jackson girls All-Star softball team finished as the runner up in the State Tournament last weekend in Robertsdale.  Jackson got off to a hot start with three straight wins before losing a heartbreaker to Hillcrest 16-13. More...

7-on-7 action

Jackson High School hosted a 7-on-7 tournament Monday at Legion Field. Jackson, Leroy, Clarke County, Demopolis and Linden all participated. The 2013 season is just over a month away from kicking off.   More...

All-Stars rolling through state tourney

Jackson continues its success this summer in All-Star play as the 11-year-old Jackson All-Stars are a perfect 2- 0 in the state tournament in Phoenix City.  After finishing as the runner up in district play, Jackson defeated Huntsville East 12-2 More...

For the Record

Jackson Police

Incidents and arrests reported by the Jackson Police Department during the week of July 1-7 include:  Incidents:   More...

Clarke County

Sheriff   More...

Washington County

Sheriff   More...