July 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

WCSD deputy critical after Tuesday accident

A Tuesday afternoon crash left Washington County Chief Deputy Deshone Holloway in critical condition.  According to Sheriff Richard Stringer, Holloway was involved in a crash on Highway 45 near the Mississippi state line at about 5 p.m. More...

Summer program allows students to keep learning

Students from Jackson and other areas of Clarke County had an opportunity to become more wellrounded members of the community through a summer camp conducted by the Dannon Project.  Participants were mentored by staff members Ebony Leggett, a re More...

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

VBS comes to First Assembly All children ages 2  through 12 are invited to take part in “Hero Central – Discover Your Strength in God!” this year’s Vacation Bible School at Jackson First Assembly. More...

Sharing stories with area children

Educators and members of Jackson churches have travelled to Friendship Circle each Thursday throughout the summer to share educational and spiritual stories with several young people in the area. More...

Editorials

Faith and fiction in Alabama politics

Many politicians in Alabama and much of the Bible Belt present their Christian faith as a political virtue. For some, it is merely a passing mention. More...

Caretaker or reactionary?

As the horse race for our open U.S. Senate seat heads down the stretch, let’s look at the lay of the land.  All indications are that Roy Moore and Luther Strange are headed for a one-two finish on Aug. 15 and ultimately a runoff on Sept. More...

Rebuilding, reforming, repairing

There is no greater responsibility of the federal government than to provide for the safety and security of the American people. I have found myself making this point over and over again throughout my short time in Congress. More...

People

A nice thank you note is sufficient

I have heard it asked several times in recent years, “Why does a bride or a groom think it is necessary to give a gift to hostesses or hosts of a shower or a prewedding party instead of a simple heartfelt-written thank you note?”  More...

Phi Theta Kappa officers installed

Coastal Alabama Community College Phi Theta Kappa New Officer Orientation and Installation was conducted recently on the Monroeville campus. More...

Local student performs at Carnegie Hall

How do you get to sing at Carnegie Hall? Ask any of the 41 members of Mobile's Singing Children's concert choir and they will tell you, "Practice. Practice. Practice". More...

Argument between brothers ends with fatal shots

The two brothers lived together at 755 Church Road “up the hill” from Fulton. But they often argued. More...

Close call at Jackson Walmart leads to arrest of Mt. Vernon man

A scary situation in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday, July 11, ended with one arrest and no injuries.  The Jackson Police Department received a call at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Correction

A photo in the July 13 edition of The South Alabamian incorrectly identified Will Windham as Mathew. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

St. Stephens hopes to make a splash Aug. 3

St. Stephens Historical Park will host a splish splash party Thursday, Aug. More...

News

Youth conference shows participants the keys to success

Jackson-area students attending the Depot Reunion Committee’s first Teen Conference received tips from speakers that will help them in their spiritual, academic and professional lives.  The purpose of the conference, committee member Harri More...

Harbuck returns to serve as interim principal at Jackson High School

It seems like the summers get shorter and shorter for both students and teachers. At the July 13 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education, Superintendent Larry Bagley outlined the upcoming opening dates for county schools. More...

Sheriff’s office relocated from jail complex to Clarke County Courthouse

Sheriff Ray Norris relocated his office from the jail complex to the courthouse in 2015. More...

Education

Summer Reading Program comes to an end in Chatom

The Washington County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program came to an end last week in grand fashion. More...

Sports

Aggies, Bears get their first taste of football

Jackson and Leroy high schools hit the field last week for their first taste of competitive football when the Aggies hosted a 7-on-7 camp. Other participants included Clarke County High School, W.S. More...

Jackson’s Jordan nominated for AFCA Good Works Team

Former Jackson High School standout and current Georgia Tech junior quarterback Matthew Jordan is one of 146 student-athletes that has been nominated for the 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, the American Football Coaches Association announced rece More...

JHS volleyball team goes back to the basics

The Jackson High School volleyball team began its quest for an area championship last week with a summer skills camp at Gillmore Elementary School.  The camp was a family affair for junior varsity player Jessie Tucker, whose cousins and former h More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A medical emergency was reported July 10 in the 300 block of High Acres.  A requested escort was reported July 10 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  Theft of property was reported July 10 at the Jackson Police Department. More...

Washington County Arrests

Derrell McCrory, 42, of McIntosh, was booked June 28 for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana first degree, persons forbidden to carry, possession of prescription medication and possession of drug paraphernalia (four $7,500 a More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

John Darren Drinkard, 45, negotiating a worthless instrument, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Dejoun Taylor, 29, domestic violence third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...