Earthquake shakes the ground near Coffeeville

   People in and around Coffeeville had a rude awakening about 2 a.m. Tuesday as an earthquake rattled houses, shaking pictures off walls and knocking dishes off countertops. Full Story

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Robert Lee is a resident at CCARC’s newest group home, which opened in 1996. He enjoys sports magazines and television programs.003p2_lg.jpg

CCARC group homes offer independent living and transitional opportunities

   Many people may not realize that living on their own and taking care of themselves is a challenge for those who are mentally challenged. Full Story

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Jackson Food World to close

   It was announced last week that the Food World in Jackson will be one of 20 stores across the Southeast closed by Bruno Full Story

Wildfires wreak havoc in south WashCo

   Firefighters in south Washington County were kept busy through the weekend fighting wildfires, two of which were determined to have been intentionally set. Full Story

McIntosh mercury levels in question


   An article which appeared in the Mobile Register Full Story

Pit bull attacks and mauls child

   A Chatom resident and her 3-year-old son were attacked and severely injured by a pit bull Wednesday afternoon in front of their residence on Court Street just north of Chatom. Full Story

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Robert Howell shares stories and memorabilia of wife’s family history

   One day when I was outside working in my yard, my neighbor, Robert Howell, stopped to chat with me. He said he had read my story last fall about Mr. McVay and his donation of the Jesse James artifacts. Full Story

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WashCo to get new E-911 facility

   Beech Construction of Chatom won the contract for erecting the first building of the Washington County E-911 Communication District with a quote of $523,591. Full Story

Former Jackson car thief at it again

Suspect confesses to police after witnesses place him behind the wheel

   A man previously convicted of a number of auto thefts in the Jackson area has been arrested once again after allegedly stealing an automobile from in front of a downtown building early last Thursday, Feb. 24. Full Story

Petitions seek Jackson wet/dry vote

   Petitions have been circulating in Jackson for several weeks now requesting a referendum on the legalized sale of alcoholic beverages within the municipality. Full Story


Baseball in full swing

Aggies now 6-0 after defeating CCHS

   The 2005 high school baseball season is now under way, with the annual Tombigbee Classic taking place all this week. Full Story

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‘Cat-In-The-Hat Council’ formed

   For one day, there was a different type of rule in Jackson, when Mayor Richard Long (back) appointed four temporary Full Story

Jake Pugh was the winning pitcher in Tues-day’s game against Clarke County High School. (SA photo by Evan Carden)004p1_lg.jpg

Library auction draws large crowd

   The Friends of the Library hosted the annual benefit art auction, which raises money for the Washington County Library, this past Friday night. Full Story

St. Stephens Historical Park to reopen mid-March

   The St. Stephens Historical Commission (SSHC) heard from State Representative Nick Williams about funding possibilities for the park, during a meeting at the Washington County Public Library, Monday. Full Story

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Convicted sex offender tries to entice child

   A Jackson man previously convicted of raping three minors, was arrested following what police are calling an attempted kidnapping and enticement of a child. Full Story

Senior citizens would be exempt from new tag fee

   Special to The South Alabamian The proposed tag fee legislation to benefit economic development in Clarke County, most specifically the purchase of an industrial park where Louisiana-Pacific will build a new plant, has been rewritten to inclu Full Story


Barbaree honored at annual COY banquet

   Frank Barbaree, who served as principal of Jackson High School for 22 years, was honored last Thursday night during the Jackson Civitan Club Full Story