June 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Ivey, Maddox face off for gov.

Gov. Kay Ivey outpolled four opponents to win the Republican nomination for governor statewide. Likewise, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won the Democratic nomination outright in a six-person race. More...

He helped keep the peace in Philippines, Japan

Dan Outlaw got in on tail-end of World War II

At the age of 18, Curtis “Dan” Outlaw registered with the government in hopes that if he was drafted, he would get into the Navy. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Greater Pilgrim Rest Vacation Bible School   All are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. VBS continues through Friday, June 8 at 12-noon.  The Rev. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Performing arts camp announced   Ezell’s Performing Arts Camp will be using the theme of “Preacher Preach It!” for ages 7 – 18, through June 8, from 8 a.m. More...

Education

Washington Co. School Board meets, Thomas and Dees object to transfer

Ten contracts were approved for non-renewal from the 13 that were offered for non-renewal. More...

JHS announces honor roll

Those students receiving all As or all A/Bs were announced this week by the Jackson High School administration.  Grade 9  All As: Lindsey Bolen, Cadyn Caver, Jerimiah Cody, Madelyne Hilt, Maggy James, Nadia Jones, Aaron McLaughlin, Justin More...

Chapman named Coach of the Year

In his first year as the Millry High School softball and for the first time since getting his first high school head softball coaching job in 2018, Head Coach Ronnie Chapman was named Washington County Coach of the Year by his peers. More...

Sports

Jackson High holds camp for youth

The Jackson High School football coaching staff started a camp for area kids Monday with a strong turnout. Players were taught how to get in various stances. They were drilled on fundamentals in moving towards the football.  More...

Cheerleaders attend camp, win awards

Jackson High School cheerleaders, along with the middle school and JV squads went to camp May 31- June 1 and received all superior ribbons. More...

Softball squad named by WashCo coaches

In mid May, the All Washington County Softball team was announced. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of May 29-June 4 include the following:  James Stacy Daniels, 46, failure to register vehicle, illegal possession of alcohol, reckless driving, driving while license suspended, arrested by C More...

Washington County Deeds

Week of May 28   Survivorship Deed: David Gardner and Janice Gardner to Mark Platt and Stefanie Platt.  Warranty Deed: Angela Reed and Johnny E. Reed to Johnny E. Reed, Sr.  More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated May 24-30  Joe B. Kelly, to Desak Hicks.  Frederick L. Criswell, to Paul L. Criswell.  Jennifer Westmoreland, to Roy A. McDonald.  Jackie Ray Rush, to Thomas E. More...

Alice Carleton Williams

Alice Carleton Williams, 99, of Jackson, passed away June 5, 2018 at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1918 to Byard and Mazie Downey Carleton. More...

84 year old dragged into a dump in McIntosh

A McIntosh woman took an 84-year-old wheelchair-bound woman to a dump and dragged her out of the car with the intentions of leaving her there. More...

High speed chase races from Leroy into Choctaw

Two suspects were arrested after a high speed chase from Leroy through St. Stephens, Bigbee and Frankville before ending in Choctaw County. Arrested on June 1 and charged with a variety of offenses were Herles Bolden, 45, of Mt. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

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Ambulance involved in wreck

A two-vehicle accident in front of the post office on College Avenue Tuesday afternoon involved an ambulance that was said to be headed toward a wreck in the Antioch community on Highway 43. No one appeared to be seriously hurt.   More...

Moments in Time

* On June 2, 1865, in an event marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. More...

Editorials

One man’s trash

I have a wonderful friend who lives in a border town in South Dakota. She can literally walk across the railroad tracks at the end of town and be in North Dakota.  More...

Losers head for Buck’s Pocket

You voted Tuesday on a crowded ballot.  More...

Some relief for community banks

It was not all that community bankers wanted. But it was better than nothing. That seems to be the consensus regarding the financial regulatory reform bill passed by Congress about two weeks ago and signed into law by President Trump. More...

People

Newspaper party hats

Mary Allison Haynie, Ed Williams and Deborah Rankins donned homemade party hats made from issues of The South Alabamian Saturday, June 2 at the Kathryn Tucker Windham 100th birthday celebration in Th More...

Wit, whittling, wisdom and writing

John M. Alday of Leroy is a man of many talents. A naturally gifted storyteller and a preserver of the past, Alday and his wife Jan have built a life in his hometown of Leroy. More...

Middleton – Matheson to wed Saturday

Taylor Marai Middleton and Jordan Thomas Matheson have announced their final wedding plans. The couple will exchange marriage vows Saturday, June 9, 2018, at five o’clock in the afternoon at Leroy First Baptist Church. More...