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SMILE OF THE WEEK

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Congregational singing scheduled at Grace Chapel   The congregation of Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville invites all to join them in a congregational singing on Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson. More...

The Greatest Commandment is Love

In Matthew 22, Jesus was asked, “Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the law?” Jesus replied, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind … the second is like More...

Seeds of Hope

Columns from SowerMinistries.org or Guido Ministries

ONE ANSWER It was the first day in her new position as the secretary to the president. As she was being given her first task, she wanted to appear confident and competent. More...

Education

Gillmore Elementary School names February Students of the Month

Gillmore Elementary School recently named its Students of the Month for February. More...

JHS student named to Troy Honor Band

Demarcus Jones, a sophomore Bari saxophone player at Jackson High School, was chosen to participate in the Troy University Honor Band Feb. More...

Sports

JHS basketball teams make playoffs

What appeared to be a blowout heading into the fourth period quickly turned into a fight for the Jackson High School boys’ basketball team’s playoff hopes to stay alive.  The Aggies, leading by 20 points with one period remaining, ga More...

Jackson Academy duo make All-Star team

Throughout the year, teams had problems matching the Jackson Academy basketball team’s size in the paint.  More...

Bears win area tournament title

This past Friday, Feb. 10, was the championship game of the Class 2A, Area 2 High School Basketball Tournament that started Monday, Feb. 6. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A requested escort was reported Feb. 6 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  A suspicious person was reported Feb. 6 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  Criminal mischief was reported Feb. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Jason L. Cunningham, 46, of Wagarville, was booked Feb. 6 for criminal trespass third degree ($500 bond).  Thelma Odom, 37, of Citronelle, was booked Feb. 7 for possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,500 bond).  Dasmine J. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 6-13 include: More...

Sullivan’s book focuses on faith and friendship

Washington County author Mel Ann Sullivan never dreamed when God called her to take a closer walk with Him more than 10 years ago that it would launch a writing career.  Sullivan, who is currently working on her second book, is now using the les More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Washington Co. Cattlemen will meet Saturday

President Mark Dees and the Washington County Cattlemen’s Board of Directors has set the place, time and date of the 2017 Annual Meeting and Steak Banquet for the Fellowship Hall at the First Baptist Church in Chatom at 7 p.m. More...

News

Dirty work is paying off for city of Jackson

Efforts to repair streets that were damaged during the Jan. 2 storms are making progress. More...

Strange But True

* The next time you’re dining at a seafood restaurant, consider this tidbit: Those who study such things say that 80 percent of a crab or lobster’s dry weight is wax.  More...

Reynolds earns Chatom’s Medal of Service

The theme for the Washington County Public Library’s 24th annual art auction and dinner was “Build a Better World,” and judging by the crowd in attendance, they are off to a great start.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Jackson Dixie League signs up 13 & 14 year-old-players More...

Editorials

Do we really want to survive in a $3 million windowless silo?

Doomsday gloom and doom sells and is apparently a big business. I realized this after reading a recent issue of New Yorker magazine with a long article entitled “Survival of the Richest.”  More...

Don’t look for a lot of big changes when legislative districts redrawn

This third year of the quadrennium Regular Session of the Legislature has recently gotten a lot more complex. These next four months will be trying times for the Alabama Legislature.  More...

Financial habits you should avoid

Like many people, you may be struggling with money problems. Do you run out of funds before the end of each month? If so, you may have some bad financial habits that are creating problems. More...

People

Motes, Gissendanner announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Lamar Motes of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Shannon René, to James Earl Gissendanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gissendanner of Leroy.  Miss Motes is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Library hosts mini- health fair

White Smith Memorial Library hosted a “To Your Health” mini-health fair in which library patrons could get their blood pressure checked, talk with Walgreens’ Pharmacist Terry Caldwe More...

Historical Society to meet Sunday at A.L. Martin Museum

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26.  More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, February 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

LEROY FOOTBALL BANQUET – Leroy High School honored its top football players with an awards banquet in February of 1977. Wayne Brunson was the guest speaker. More...