New plant will mean more jobs

AC Fabricated Products expanding operations to old CAM building in Chatom

By Evan CardenSA Editor Gov. Bob Riley was in Chatom Friday, Feb. 11, to announce the opening of a new plant which will eventually employ 225 workers. AC Fabricated Products, which has a plant just north of Jackson, is expanding its operations to the Washington County town, where combat uniforms for the U.S. Army will be manufactured. The plant will […]

Train hits log truck in Walker Springs

A freight train hit a log truck in Walker Springs Monday afternoon. The truck and trailer were demolished and the driver was airlifted to a Mobile hospital but apparently survived the accident with only limited injuries. The driver, Ronny Johnson of Walker Springs, had to be cut from the wreckage following the collision shortly after 4 p.m. Clarke County Deputy […]

Recko House chosen as McIntosh ‘Officer of the Year’

By Evan CardenSA Editor To be singled out as an exceptional person by those you work with can be a very satisfying experience. That’s what happened to Jackson native Recko House recently, when he was chosen as McIntosh’s Officer of the Year for 2004. Each year the honoree for the award is voted on by the employees of the small […]

Four arrested for drugs

By Evan CardenSA Editor Clarke and Washington County law enforcement officers made several drug arrests during the past week, involving cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. In Washington County, two traffic stops on Feb. 8 and 10 resulted in three drug-related arrests. Around 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8, Washington County Deputy Donnie Sullivan said he was on routine patrol in the Charity Chapel […]

Report of fake police officer concerns Jackson PD chief

Man flees scene of wreck after being thrown from vehicle

By Evan Carden SA Editor Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge said a call from a woman Monday afternoon has prompted him to issue a warning to motorists to be on the lookout for anyone impersonating a police officer. The complaint came in shortly after 4 p.m., from a female who said she had been driving down County Road 2 when […]

Roads and bridges focus for WashCo Commission

By Frank HarwellSA Correspondent Members of the Washington County Commission and their engineer held a lengthy discussion on the condition of roads and bridges around the county Monday, and they were informed of the resignation of the assistant county engineer. Matthew Rhouse said he is leaving this week to become Chilton County’s engineer. Commissioners wished him well in his new […]

Clarke County Grand Jury hands down indictments

Here is a partial list of indictments issued by the recent Clarke County Grand Jury. More will be published later. Doris Ann Agee, possession of controlled substance, possession marijuana, second degree. Nolan J. Atkins Jr., DUI, possession prohibition. Telena Marie Berry, possession cocaine. Jonathan Lamont Bettis, possession drug paraphernalia/use, possession of controlled substance, possession marijuana, first degree. Benjamin Blackmon, receiving […]

Williams sworn in

Nick Williams (left) was sworn in as House District 65 Representative, Feb. 1, in Montgomery. Speaker of the House Seth Hammett (right) performed the swearing in. Williams was elected in a special election Jan. 25, and replaces the late Jeff Dolbare.

Qualifying begins for senior legislative positions in Silver-Haired Legislature

Alabamians 60 years of age and over interested in running for a position in the Alabama Silver-Haired Legislature can begin qualifying for election in February and March. Monday, April 4, is the deadline for filing for the upcoming legislative sessions. Information and applications are available at the Alabama Department of Senior Services (1-800-AGELINE) or the Alabama-Tombigbee Area Agency on Aging […]

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests Jan. 24 – Feb. 13: *Roy K. Hill, 52, of Chesla was arrested Jan. 24 on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $7,000. *Benji Covington, 33, of Mt. Vernon was arrested Jan. 25 and charged with third degree escape, carrying […]