2006-08-31 E-Edition

2006 Fire Prevention Court chosen

Indictments for murder handed down

Three McIntosh men were indicted last week by a Washington County grand jury in connection with the murder of a McIntosh man who died months after he was allegedly injured by the suspects. Joseph Weaver, 29, and Virgil Weaver, 21, are both charged with capital murder in the November 2005 death of Willis Malone. Randy Snow, 19, is charged with […]

Officials meet on regional hospital issue

It was a short meeting, but Grove Hill and Jackson municipal officials, along with hospital officials and other health care professionals agreed to form committees and formally study the idea of a joint hospital operation. No one from Thomasville was at the meeting but their city and health care leaders will be invited to participate in discussions. Well-attended meeting The […]

JPD finds drugs during traffic stop

Local juveniles charged in burglaries

Special to The South Alabamian Jackson Police charged a Mt. Vernon man with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after he was stopped for not displaying a tag on his vehicle. Officer Jason Thomas arrested Melvin Lephus McConnell, 57, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 25. McConnell was stopped at Highway 43 and McVay Road. During the stop, […]

New Legion Field concession stand ready for business

The new concession stand/ticket booth/restroom facility at Jackson High School’s Legion Field/Simpkins Stadium is ready for business just in time for the first game of the season, which will feature the annual rivalry between JHS and Leroy High School. Jackson Mayor Richard Long and Clarke County Superintendent of Schools Gerald R. Stephens met at the new facility this past Friday […]

WashCo rehires former engineer

Just two weeks after the firing of Washington County Engineer Bob Gunter, members of the Washington County Commission voted Tuesday to hire a former Washington County engineer to take his place. During a meeting continued from Monday, the Washington County Commission unanimously voted, Tuesday, Aug. 29, to hire Jason Sturdivant as county engineer. Sturdivant is at step-12 in the state […]

Two injured in wreck

WashCo schools facing teacher shortage

A teacher shortage has become a problem for the Washington County School System, which is also plagued with teacher resignations. During the Aug. 24 board meeting three more resignations were granted and one medical leave. Superintendent of Schools Tim Savage appealed to the board to help find teachers. “We’re not getting applications,” he said. “Even though six additional teachers were […]

Washington County Public Library had humble beginnings

50th anniversary to be celebrated Sept. 9

The Washington County Public Library (WCPL) officially began at 3 p.m., Aug. 19, 1956 with humble beginnings in one room of the Home Economics Building at Washington County High School. Next week, the library will celebrate its golden anniversary with a “Family Fun Day” for the public on Sept. 9. In the beginning the WCPL was financed by volunteer efforts. […]