Lounge license denied in split vote

A lounge liquor license for the Downtown Grill’s Back Porch Lounge was denied in a 4-3 split vote during the Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday, Jan. 8. Voting against the measure were councilmen Robert Marks, Daron Bolen, Paul South and Eldridge Jackson Jr. Councilmen Eddie Huggins, Anthony Jackson and Mayor Richard Long voted in favor. Owner Johnny Miller appealed to […]

Beech kidnapper pleads guilty

A Chatom man pleaded guilty to his part in the 2005 kidnapping of a local banker’s wife after jurors were seated in preparation for a trial in Washington County Circuit Court Tuesday. The jury was selected and seated late Monday and the trial was to start Tuesday morning. William Evan Deese pleaded guilty to conspiracy to kidnap. District Attorney Spencer […]

Geaux Tigers

Boise tax hearing set for Jan. 15

A hearing on the appeal of 2006 property tax appraisals of one of the largest employers and largest taxpayers in Clarke County is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 before Circuit Judge Thomas Baxter. In 2006 Boise challenged the appraised tax values on various parts of its Jackson paper mill operation. The challenge seeks to reduce some $297 million in appraised […]

‘Parent’s night’ designed to show industrial job opportunities in area

Boise and other local industries will host “Parents Night” Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jackson High School auditorium. According to Boise’s Marty Parker, who is also serving as this year’s president of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Boise and many of the other local industries have an interest in the development of local students and citizens into […]

Homes burn near McIntosh

Three flown to Mobile for fire-related injuries

By Evan Carden SA Editor  Last week’s cold weather is being blamed for fires that destroyed two homes near McIntosh and sent three people to a Mobile hospital. The first fire occurred Thursday, Jan. 3, around 4:30 p.m. on Buite Road, which is located off John Johnson Road. According to McIntosh Fire Department Captain Steven Griffin, fire trucks were on […]

Deputy recovers stolen motorcycle

A motorcycle reported stolen from Biloxi, Miss. in February of 2007 was recovered by a Washington County deputy Sunday, Jan. 6 in Leroy. Deputy Ferrell Grimes said he received a tip that the 2005 model Suzuki was being ridden by a subject on the Powell Cutoff Road around 4:30 p.m. “I had received information that this person was in possession […]

ThyssenKrupp begins hiring process

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA and ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA recently announced the beginning of the hiring process for professional salaried positions. This process will continue over the next three years until the $3.7 billion state-of-the-art carbon and stainless steel processing facility commences operations in 2010. When fully operational, the plant will employ 2,700. Both companies are seeking qualified professionals to fill jobs […]

Nelson named president of state NMA

McIntosh native Dr. Hunter Ben Nelson Jr. was recently elected as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) for the state of Alabama. Nelson, who is the son of Ruby R. and Hunter Ben Nelson Sr. of McIntosh, is a graduate of Leroy High School. He recently relocated to Mobile after operating a private practice in Columbus, Ga. for approximately […]

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