Mac’s Drugs reaches milestone with 50th anniversary celebration

   Mac Full Story

Bonner says President Bush does not want war

   "President Bush is not a man with an itchy finger waiting to go to war." Full Story

Local father and son enjoy spreading a joyful sound

   Paul MaHarrey and his son Daniel are living out their dreams and receiving recognition for doing what they love, singing bluegrass gospel music. Full Story

Cattlemen praised for strong membership

   The executive vice president of the Alabama Cattlemen Full Story

Cave-in buries two men Monday

   Rescue workers had to be called to a construction site Monday afternoon to rescue two men completely buried under a wall of dirt. Full Story

Jackson tent manufacturer awarded $6 million contract

   U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) was at AC Fabricated Products in Jackson Tuesday to view plant operations and thank them for answering the call of their country Full Story

Accidents are fatal for Alma, McIntosh men

   Two area men are dead following separate automobile accidents, one in Clarke County and the other in Washington County. Full Story

Purple martins return to Jackson

   Spring is not far away, according to the purple martins. Full Story

Relay For Life

kicks off Feb. 25

   Individuals and teams have begun planning Jackson Full Story

Carpenter named Jackson Police Officer of the Year

   Officer Aaron Carpenter was named Jackson Police Department Full Story

Gov. Riley attends Thomasville’s farewell to its troops of the 1166th

   As Detachment 1 of the 1166th Military Police Company of the Alabama National Guard stood in formation on one side of a packed Fort Blakeney-Kerby in Thomasville Sunday, Gov. Full Story

Boys and Girls Club now active in Jackson

   Jackson City Councilman Eddie Huggins told the mayor and other council members during Tuesday Full Story

Attending the check presentation (L-R) were Jack Bailey of Bailey Construction Co., SSHC employees Wanda Braun, Leon Cox and Jean Parnell, State Rep. Jeff Dolbare, SSHC Director Jim Long, State Sen. Pat Lindsey, Washington County Probate Judge John H. Armstrong, Resource Conservation and Development Coordinator Norman L. Burton, SSHC member Mike Breedlove and Area Conservationist Carl Pennington.036p1_xlg.jpg

Work begins on boat

landing at St. Stephens

   Construction of the long awaited boat ramp at St. Stephens began Feb. 5, as bulldozers began clearing the area where it will be located. Full Story

Flu, virus result in absences

   Schools in Clarke and Washington counties experienced a large number of absences last week due to illness, with symptoms ranging from flu-like to those of a stomach virus. Full Story

Sen. Shelby gives full support to war with Iraq

   U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby was in Clarke County Saturday morning to discuss several issues facing Alabama and the United States, with those who turned out to meet with him. Full Story

Clarke County school board reviews new elections policy

   A new policy for school elections, choosing homecoming queens and cheerleaders was given to members of the Clarke County School Board for them to review, during their regular meeting Jan. 30. Full Story

SA changes ownership for first time in 28 years

   After 28 years as owners and publishers of The South Alabamian, Linda and Mike Breedlove have sold the newspaper to James A. "Jim" Cox. Full Story

McIntosh man found shot to death Monday

   The dead body of a McIntosh convenience store manager was found by an employee Monday morning when she opened the store around 5:50 a.m. Full Story

Suspected shuttle debris found

   Could a piece of space shuttle Columbia that exploded over Texas Feb. 1 have fallen in Grove Hill? Full Story


Troops bid farewell

   The soldiers who make up the 778th Maintenance Company of the Alabama National Guard, located in Jackson and Monroeville, were bid farewell by friends, family members and members of the community during a special ceremony at F. Full Story

Council presents checks to schools

   The Jackson City Council presented the local public schools with checks in the amount of $15,000 each during Tuesday Full Story

WashCo’s Trans Med ambulance

will discontinue service by Feb.1

   As of the first day of February, Trans Med Ambulance Service, based in Chatom, will no longer be in business, Trans Med President Michael Onderdonk announced Friday. Full Story

Robbery arrests made after robber’s mask falls off face

   Two Jackson men have been arrested and two others are being sought in a strong-arm robbery, which took place at a Whatley residence Jan. 8. Full Story

Local delegation to meet with senators about water authority

   Several local government officials took a trip to the nation Full Story

CWEMC seeks participants for the Washington D.C. Youth Tour

   The race is on and Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation (CWEMC) is looking for the best and the brightest high school juniors to compete in the Washington D.C. Youth Tour Contest. Full Story

Former 1st Sgt. of the 778th Johnny Hudson (right) and unit member Richard McMullin presented 778th Commander Capt. Anthony Ford with the Alabama flag flown by the unit during Operation Desert Storm.022p1_xlg.jpg

778th Maintenance

Company called to duty

   The 778th Maintenance Company in Jackson and Monroeville have joined other Alabama National Guard units to be mobilized in recent weeks. Full Story

Fires destroy area homes

   A weekend fire destroyed the Toddtown home of Tommy E. Roper and his family. Full Story

Gilmore Elementary gets $250,000 grant

   Gillmore Elementary School in Jackson is among 27 schools, in 17 school systems, across the state to receive a portion of $102 million through the Alabama Reading First Initiative. Full Story