Sgt. Winston Waite was welcomed home by family and friends, Friday. (SA photo by Evan Carden)003p2_lg.jpg

Back home: Soldier gives account of serving in war

   Sgt. Winston Waite, like many soldiers who returned home to Washington and Clarke counties last week, is glad to be back on American soil. Full Story

Jackson to enforce ordinance to remove unsafe structures

   The Jackson City Council took action, Tuesday, designed to force owners of properties deemed unsafe to clean them up in order to comply with City Ordinance 08-11-04. Full Story

Tag fee would generate an estimated $700,000

   The proposed $25 tag fee to assist with economic development in Clarke County would bring in an estimated $720,425 annually with a large portion of that going to pay for a 1,185 acre industrial park where a new industrial mill will be built. Full Story

Burglars hit Grove Hill businesses

   Burglars hit four Grove Hill businesses sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning but they did considerably more damage than the money they stole. Full Story

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge (left) presents Officer Kevin Brunson with the Sgt. Douglas William West Officer of the Year Award. (SA photo by Evan Carden)002p1_lg.jpg

Brunson named JPD’s ‘Officer of the Year’ for ‘04

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This soldier holds his daughter shortly after arriving home from Iraq with the Alabama National Guard’s 711th Signal Battalion, Friday. Troops from the unit’s Company A arrived at their home armories in Grove Hill and Chatom, where they were greeted by crowds of family members, friends and supporters.003p1_xlg.jpg

Frank Barbaree chosen 2004 Citizen of the Year

Former JHS principal to be honored at annual banquet Feb. 17

   Many people in Jackson recognize the name and face of Frank Barbaree, who served as principal of Jackson High School for the last 22 of the 37 years he was at the school. Full Story

Former Jackson Councilman J.W. Andrews stood before the council, Tuesday, as they voted to make a formal request that the state Legislature rename Highway 177 in his honor. 003p1_lg.jpg

Council wants state road named for J.W. Andrews

   The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, to request the Alabama Legislature to pass a resolution to name Highway 177 in honor of former Councilman J.W. Andrews. Full Story

This sign is one of many dotting Highway 56 in Chatom, welcoming the troops of the 711th Signal Battalion home. (SA photo by Evan Carden)004p1_lg.jpg

Troops to be home Friday

   The 711th Signal Battalion troops are back in the U.S.A.! Full Story

Poll workers at the National Guard Armory in Jackson began counting votes shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m., Tuesday. L-R: Sue Thomas, Lucille Carpenter, Ruby Baugh, Marilyn Parker and Poll Inspector Grady Goodman. (SA photo by Evan Carden)001p2_xlg.jpg

Williams wins House Seat 65 race

First GOP candidate to win local race in predominately democratic region

   Republican candidate Nick Williams edged Gloria Dolbare to win Alabama House Seat 65 in a special election, Tuesday. Full Story

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Election for District 65 seat is Tuesday

   The special election set to fill a vacancy in the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65, created by the death of Rep. Jeff Dolbare, D-Bigbee, in August, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25. Full Story


March honors Dr. King on his birthday

   A large number of people turned out to honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national observance of his birthday, Jan. 17. Full Story


Remembering the attack

Washington County

   Walter Warren remembers the events of Dec. 7, 1941 as if they happened yesterday. Full Story

Voters asked to renew school tax

   Clarke county voters will vote on the continuation of existing three mill district school taxes. Full Story

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Spencer Walker (center) was sworn in by Judge Harold Crow as the new district attorney for the First Judicial Circuit. The ceremony took place in the main courtroom at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill, Friday afternoon. ( SA photo by Evan Carden)001p1_lg.jpg

Spencer Walker sworn in as district attorney

   Spencer Walker was sworn in as district attorney for the First Judicial Circuit during a brief ceremony conducted Jan. 14 in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. Full Story

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Warren (third row, third from right) and the other members of his dunison aboard the USS Pennsylvania. 002p2_xlg.jpg

Crosbys attend party at the White House

   Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Crosby, formerly of Jackson, attended the 2004 White House Christmas party hosted by President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush. Mr. Crosby is the accounts payable manager for the Bush Compliance Committee. Full Story