January 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Long time WC Sheriff Wheat dies

Washington County said farewell to longtime Sheriff William Jessie Wheat Tuesday.  Wheat, who served as sheriff for 32 years, died at his home in Chatom Saturday, Jan. 6, at 84.  More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

Special Sections

Church

First Baptist Church, Jackson to host health screenings Feb. 20

Residents living in and around Jackson can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Free Mission Women & Youth to honor Dr. King   The members of the Free Mission Women and Youth departments invite the public to join them in their annual Dr. M.L. King Birthday Observance on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. More...

Spiritual Times Showcase draws crowd

The fourth annual Spiritual Times Showcase drew another large crowd this year with acts from all across the country. The packed house welcomed the chance to hear great music and fellowship. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies hold off area rival Wilcox Central

The Jackson High School girls’ basketball team rolled on the road Friday night to defeat Wilcox Central 36-27 and claim the top spot in the area.  Head Coach Trinnia McKenzie Smith said it was not the prettiest win, but she was happy to ha More...

Aggies win thriller against Saraland, fall to WCHS

Despite a great effort, the Jackson High School boys’ basketball team came up short in Friday night’s 48- 42 loss at Wilcox Central.  The Aggies held a slim halftime lead, but a dominant performance from the Jaguars in the final two More...

Bears earn their first win against Washington Co.

Friday, Jan. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A medical emergency was reported Jan. 1 in the 400 block of Jackson Street.  Theft of property was reported Jan. 1 in the 100 block of Wiggins Road.  A property dispute was reported Jan. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

Washington County Jail Reports

Beverly Bradford, 71, of Citronelle, was booked Dec. 29 for domestic violence third degree and assault.  Douglas Taylor, 65, of Mobile, was booked Dec. 29 for domestic violence third degree and harassment ($3,500 bond).  Tyler D. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, January 1978

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 50 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...

Opioid abuse is on the rise in Clarke Co.

The use and abuse of prescription pain medicines — opioids — is at an epidemic stage in the nation and in Alabama. More...

Repairs for Forest Ave. and Carrol St. coming

A project to bring repairs to Forest Avenue and Carrol Street edged closer to becoming a reality during Tuesday night’s meeting when members of the Jackson City Council voted to enter into a contract for engineering and design services with Civ More...

Qualification is underway for Alabama’s 2018 election cycle

Alabama’s Democratic and Republican parties have opened qualifying for the 2018 elections. Primaries are slated for June 5.  Both of the state parties began qualifying candidates for state and federal-level offices Monday. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Full weekend of events celebrate King’s legacy

Several events in the Jackson area will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

News

Strange But True

* According to historians, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill slept on silk sheets and wore silk underwear. More...

Motorists asked to avoid motor graders

Motorists are warned not to drive too close behind working county motor graders.  Clarke County Engineer Jake Bailey told commissioners at Monday’s work session that there have been two minor accidents caused by motor graders backing up an More...

Wounded Warrior banquet returns Saturday, Feb. 3

Former members of the armed forces will have an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors of Washington County soon through the return of the annual Wounded Warrior Banquet.  The banquet which will return after a one-year hiatus, will take place S More...

Editorials

Saban’s right, it is more than a game

Nick Saban rarely gets emotional. More...

Keeping resolutions realistic, managable

It’s that time again.  Time to make your resolutions for the upcoming year. More...

State’s greatest U.S. senator

A few months back the Jefferson County Republican Party honored our Senior U.S. Senator, Richard Shelby. It was held at The Club in Birmingham. More...

People

McKee – DeBerry plan March wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Robbin Alan McKee of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brittnie Alane, to William Taylor DeBerry. Mr. DeBerry is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Dennis DeBerry of Murfreesboro, Tenn.  More...

Steele, Milstead to wed February 3

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Steele of Foley announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Roxanne, to Mr. John Phillip Milstead. Mr. Milstead is the son of Ms. Kim Milstead of Gulf Shores and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Gilmore Law offers scholarships to Clarke and Wilcox seniors

A new scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors in Clarke and Wilcox counties. More...