August 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

News Briefs

Whatley man charged with rape and sodomy

A Whatley man has been arrested and charged with raping and sodomizing two small children. The Clarke County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Unit charged Jamie Lambert of the Whatley community with the crimes. More...

New company signs agreement with Jackson

Cox Aggregate, a Panama City, Fla. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival at Union Grove   Revival services conclude tonight at Union Grove Baptist Church in Coffeeville at 7 p.m. Randy Byrd will be the evangelist and Brian Jemison will lead the music.  Pastor Cleon Kyles welcomes all to participate. More...

Mt. Olive No. 2 Hope Ministry

Mount Olive No. 2 Baptist Church Hope Ministry recently visited the Ronald Mc- Donald House Charities in Mobile. More...

Editorials

Alabama Viewpoint

Who will be the next state office holders to resign?

Speculation in some Montgomery circles is that both Attorney General Luther Strange and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard will be resigning in the very near future.  I am told that Sonny Reagan, one of Strange’s deputy attorney generals h More...

Political Cartoon

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Letters To The Editor

Local concerns of residents on Highway 69  To the Editor:  About 30 years ago I found out about how dangerous the water following a hard rain on Highway 69 is in front of the National Guard Armory, hitting the standing water my car was turn More...

People

Shields - Hunter to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lee Shields of Coffeeville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Amanda, to Christopher David Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Hunter of Louisville, Ky.  More...

Farrior – Trujillo announce final plans

Final wedding plans have been announced for Jessica Farrior and Justin Trujillo. The couple will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at 6 o’clock in the evening, at the Salitpa home of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Hannah Lasseter honored at shower

At ten o’clock, on the morning of July 13, 2013, Hannah Lasseter, bride-elect of Crane McVay, was honored with a Miscellaneous Bridal Shower. The guests gathered at the home of Mrs. Glen Bridges. Hostesses also included Mrs. More...

Looking Back

Summertime entrepreneurs

Mary Helen McCorquodale (left) and Carrie Coate try their hand at personalizing plastic tumblers as an end-of-summer money making project. More...

Synthetic marijuana dangerous, but county deaths not confirmed

Reports from both WKRG-TV and Fox 10 TV news in Mobile are attempting to link seven deaths in Clarke County to the use of synthetic marijuana, a designer drug often called “Puff Puff,” “Spice” or “Scooby Snax.”&nbs More...

Puff blowing its way into Jackson

The past week has seen a significant increase in the number of arrests in Jackson for possession of marijuana with an alarming amount being synthetic, sometimes referred to as “puff”.  Police reports indicate the following drug-relat More...

WashCo Commission supports sheriff

Showing their support for Sheriff Richard Stringer, the Washington County Commission voted Monday to pay for the sheriff’s legal defense.  More...

Juveniles arrested in rash of break-ins

Three Jackson juveniles have been arrested with burglary and attempted burglaries, according to Lem DuBose of the Jackson Police Department.  More...

News

County asking for annual funding of animal shelter from municipalities

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a “memorandum of understanding” for funding of the new county animal services shelter located in Grove Hill. More...

50 years since pulp-making mill announced

It was 50 years ago this year that a pulp-making plant was announced for Jackson. Work started that fall and the plant, Allied Paper Co., opened in 1964. Today the facility is known as Boise.  More...

Man turns self in for sodomy

A 19-year-old Jackson man, Trenton Barnes, turned himself into the Jackson Police Department Wednesday and was arrested for sodomy. The incident involves a 12-year-old girl who was first reported being raped Friday afternoon. More...

Coming Events

Calendar

Murder Mystery performers needed  More...

Mark Your Calendar

Mr. Whiskers returns to StoryTime at WSML  Mrs. Cyndi and Mr. Whiskers look forward to seeing 3 and 4-year-old boys and girls when StoryTime resumes Sept. 4. More...

‘Murder Mystery Dinner’ comes to Jackson

A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre will be presented by the Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary on Thursday, Sept. 12. More...

Sports

Cook replaces Davis at McIntosh

Former Mississippi State tight end Kendric Cook hired as new football coach

The McIntosh Demons hired former Mississippi State tight end Kendric Cook to replace Renard Davis back in July. Cook, who played high school ball at Etowah in Gadsden, was a 2008 signee of MSU. More...

Eagles host Clarke Prep tonight in volleyball

The Jackson Academy Eagles will kick off the 2013 volleyball season tonight when they host Clarke Prep at 4:30 p.m.  The Eagles have 15 players on the roster with only two seniors, Bethany Todd and Gena Bradley.  “We are really young, More...

Leroy to honor past champions

Leroy High School will celebrate their past state championships Friday, Aug. More...

For the Record

Washington County

Sheriff The following persons were booked into the Washington County Jail: More...

Jackson Police

Incidents More...

Clarke County Sheriff

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 6-14 include: More...