September 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New Head Start building slowed by feds’ sequester

The federal sequester of funding has slowed the construction of the new Head Start building in Jackson.  Students in Jackson are currently bused to the Head Start facility in Fulton.  Head Start is a federal program that promotes the school More...

Smile of the Week

Oliver Wood More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Congregational singing at Grace Chapel Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will have a congregational type singing Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson. Everyone is invited to attend and join in the music. Bro. More...

Coming Events

CALENDAR

CCERA to meet The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will begin its 2013-2014 membership year, today, Thursday, Sept. 19, 11:45 a.m., at Lil' Cajun Grill in Jackson. More...

Education

Tempers flare at WashCo School Board meeting

To state that the Sept. 12 meeting of the Washington County Board of Education was “atypical” is a vast understatement. More...

JHS Open House

Open House was conducted Sept. 12 at Jackson High School. Parents were able to pick up student progress reports, and parents and students spoke with teachers in their classrooms. More...

Parents complain about deficiencies at McIntosh High

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Nettles were on the Washington County School Board’s agenda on September 12 as a non-action item. More...

Sports

CORRECTION

An article in the Sept. 12 issue of The South Alabamian incorrectly stated that Miller McHargue missed a PAT in the Jackson-Selma football game. McHargue was 2- 2 on PAT’s in that game.   More...

‘Little Aggies’ top McIntosh in season opener

The Jackson Pee Wee Football Aggies opened the regular season Saturday, Sept. 9, against the McIntosh Eagles. All four-age teams came away with wins in front of the home crowd.  More...

Longhorns roll over JA

The Marengo Academy Longhorns started fast against Jackson Academy last Friday night in a region game and never let up as they steam rolled to a 64 – 14 win over the Eagles.  More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic situation was reported Sept. 9 at 200 block of West State St.  Identity theft was reported Sept. 9 at 1900 block of College Ave.  More...

WashCo Deeds & Marriages

The following marriage dates were recorded by the Washington County Probate Office:  Wesley Barnett Reynolds of Buckatunna, Miss. and Monica Marshea Andrews of Buckatunna, Miss., Sept. More...

Fire Prevention Queen and Court

In preparation for Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, Miss Fire Prevention and her court have been named. Left to right are Maid Olivia Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Vote set Tuesday for vacant Congress position

Nine Republican candidates and two Democrats are vying to be their party’s nominee and hopefully the next person to represent the First District in the U.S. More...

Whodunnit?

Chief of Police Laurence Law (Brian Raybon) leads audience members in a spoof investigation at the Murder Mystery Dinner last Thursday. The event was sponsored by Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary. More...

News

Synthetic pot arrest in McIntosh

A McIntosh man was arrested Sept. 13 for possession of synthetic marijuana. More...

Moonshine still, marijuana found in Charity Chapel Clarke jury returns man’s 18-wheeler plus over $285,000

Two suspects were arrested Sept. 9 for maintaining a moonshine still and growing marijuana at a residence in the Charity Chapel community.  More...

Salitpa man arrested for recent burglary

A Salitpa man has been arrested in connection with a burglary there. Deron Gilmore was charged with burglary after an investigation by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department. More...

Editorials

Our Opinions

Welcoming PCA to the copier paper business   Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) announced early Monday that it will buy Boise, Inc. for about $2 billion.  PCA is a leader in making boxboard and corrugated packing products. More...

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Capital View

UA, UNA decades apart last week UA, UNA decades apart last week

Last week at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa it was revealed that two black students had been refused admission to a campus sorority because of their race, one who was confirmed as the granddaughter of former State Supreme Court Justice John More...

People

Buchanan - Bravo plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ray Buchanan Jr. of Brierfield, formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Summer McCall, to Matthew Edward Bravo. Mr. Bravo is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Community health fair is Sept. 26 in Chatom

Washington County Hospital and Nursing Home will host a free health fair Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Chatom Community Center.  A healthy lunch salad bar will be offered for $7 by the Washington County Chamber of Commerce.  More...

‘Snapshot Day’ Sept. 25 at White Smith Library

The White Smith Memorial Library is joining public libraries across the state in “Snapshot Day: One Day in the Life of Alabama Public Libraries” on Wednesday, Sept. More...