Local and state officials question recent steel mill impact study

Clarke County officials and a state economic developer working on the ThyssenKrupp project question a study that says Clarke, Washington and other area counties will each see less than 2 percent of the money to be spent on the new mega steel plant. Dr. Keivan Deravi, an economics professor at Auburn University Montgomery, prepared the report for the Alabama Development […]

Memorial Day blitz yields 75 citations

According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, officers issued a total of 75 citations for various infractions during the four-day Memorial Day Click It or Ticket blitz, which took place May 25-28. Burge said no officers took days off during that time, with each working full shifts. Officers issued 43 citations for seat belt violations and two child restraint citations. […]

Big cabbage

Johnny Moseley of Salitpa recently grew this big cabbage, which weighed 13.4 pounds, in his garden. He said he has always loved gardening and has had a garden every year for most of his life. This year he grew 26 cabbages, but this was the largest one.

Meeting to develop the Piney Woods Birding Trail

A birding trail is being developed to include Clarke, Conecuh, Monroe and Washington counties. This trail will link the Coastal Birding Trail with the Black Belt Nature and Heritage Trail being developed under the governor’s Black Belt Action Commission. This trail will be called the Piney Woods Birding Trail. Birders in each of the four counties on the trail are […]

Mayor Long addresses JHS co-op students

Cooperative Education students at Jackson High School were honored recently to have Mayor Richard Long as guest speaker. Long impressed upon students the magnitude of the impact of ThyssenKrupp Steel and Stainless USA and what it means to the area. He encouraged students to prepare now for the job opportunities that will be created, not only by the state-of-the-art, $3.7 […]

‘Get a Clue’ events in June at McIntosh Plublic Library

McIntosh Public Library has announced “Get a Clue” for ages 3 years old – 5th grade (3-yearold children must be accompanied by an adult). Monday, June 11 – Registration Day; Wednesday, June 13 – McGruff the Crime Dog; Thursday, June 14 – Flag Day; Monday, June 18 – Walkabout Puppets; Wednesday, June 20-Storytime and Craft; Thursday, June 21 – Awards […]


A recent article in The South Alabamian about the Alabama Girls State incorrectly indicated in the headline that the representatives had been announced by the American Legion. It should in fact have indicated that the announcement was by the American Legion Auxiliary. The information presented for publication mistakenly advised that the young ladies were sponsored by the Jackson Woman’s Club. […]

Clarke County fugitive caught in Texas

A fugitive that Clarke and Choctaw County lawmen have been trying to apprehend for nearly a year now was arrested in Texas last week. According to Clarke County Sheriff’s Department’s Chief Investigator Ron Baggett, the US Marshall’s Fugitive Task Force had adopted the case of Gregory Curtis Gainer. Gainer was wanted in Clarke County on charges of probation violation, possession […]

BOE recognizes local Junior Miss winners

Winners of the recent Clarke County Junior Miss program were recognized by the Clarke County Board of Education during the May 24 meeting. Ellie Wilson, Clarke County’s Junior Miss; Keke Cummings, first runner-up; Whitney Drinkard, second runner up; and Schaefer Bradford, third runner-up, are all students at Clarke County High School. Chelsea Beverly, fourth runnerup is a student at Jackson […]

Grove Hill to participate in county marketing plan

Grove Hill town council members voted to take part in a county wide marketing plan during Monday’s meeting. “In light of the steel mill coming to the Washington County, Mobile County area I think we need it,” Mayor Lamar Hudson said. The plan will be funded by the five municipalities in the county as well as the county. Grove Hill’s […]