Drivers hurt when trucks collide on 43

Two truck drivers were injured, with one being airlifted to a Mobile hospital, following the collision of a cement truck and dump truck, Friday, at the intersection of Highways 177 and 43. According to Jackson Police reports, William L. Tucker, 40, of Mobile was driving an International 760 dump truck for Salley Trucking, when he failed to yield the right-of-way […]

DuBose removed as circuit judge

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary removed Circuit Judge Stuart C. DuBose from office last Thursday, June 5 for violating the Judicial Canon of Ethics. The decision followed a daylong trial the day before. His removal ended a tumultuous year-plus stint as a First Judicial Circuit Judge. The seven-member court found that he verbally abused and intimidated attorneys and judicial […]

School burglaries may be related

Evidence collected from two break-ins at both Jackson Academy and Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill, have local investigators thinking the crimes could be related. Jackson Police Inv. Richard Harvey is investigating the burglary of the Jackson Academy gymnasium and field house, which is believed to have occurred between June 5 and 7. Damage to the buildings and two soda […]

Goolsby announces for District 3

Dwight Goolsby, this week, announced his intentions to seek the District 3, Place 1 Jackson City Council seat currently held by Robert Marks, during the Aug. 26 municipal elections. “I pledge to work hard and represent the citizens of this city,” said Goolsby. “Our city faces many challenges in the days ahead and everyone working together can make it a […]

Boise makes tax payment to county

Local Boise Inc. representatives on Monday delivered tax checks to Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly totaling $3,069,483. The money represents settled disputed tax bills but doesn’t completely resolve the matter as the checks did not include delinquent interest and penalties. The payments are $855,197.98 for the 2006 tax year and $2,214,286.42 for the 2007 tax year. The increase in […]

Citizens get look at plans for turn lane

Local citizens were given the opportunity, June 5, to view the plans for the coming turn lane to be constructed on U.S. Highway 43 north of Jackson. Representatives from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) were on hand with an aerial map of the proposed stretch of road to receive the turn lane laid out on a long table in […]

Schmitz still paid despite sentencing

Charlene Schmitz, a former middleschool teacher at Leroy High School, who was convicted in February on federal charges of enticing a child using a computer and cell phone will remain on the payroll of the Washington County Board of Education indefinitely. Schmitz was sentenced on June 2 to 10 years, one month in federal prison. Although the Washington County Board […]

Annual MOWA Choctaw Pow-Wow June 19-21

The 29th annual MOWA Choctaw Pow-Wow is scheduled for June 19-21 at the MOWA Reservation located on Red Foxx Road, three miles from U.S. Highway 43. Admission is $5 each, with children age 5 and under free. Todd Johnston is serving as headman for this year’s event. He is a member of the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians and is […]

Vehicle burns south of river bridge

Wagarville teen charged with sodomy of child

A Wagarville teenager has been charged with first degree sodomy following an incident that allegedly occurred June 2. According to Washington County Deputy Sonya Gillam, a 16-year-old male juvenile was arrested June 6 and charged in the incident, which allegedly took place at a Wagarville residence and involved a 10-year-old female. The deputy stated that she made contact with the […]