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Accused shoplifter arrested after fight with JPD detective

A Jackson man faces felony charges following an alleged shoplifting incident at a local tobacco and alcohol store. Dejoun Ontario Taylor, 23, of Jackson is charged with second degree assault, two counts of third degree theft of property and resisting arrest after he allegedly entered the Smoke Shoppe two days in a row and stole alcoholic beverages. Following the second […]

Fish fry at senior center

Taylor hired to lead Millry Wildcats

At their June 27 meeting, the Washington County Board of Education hired Charles Taylor to be head football coach, boy’s basketball coach and P.E. instructor at Millry High School. Taylor is a graduate of the University of West Alabama and brings 10 years coaching experience to the Wildcats. He was previously employed at Southern Choctaw Academy. He said, “I am […]

July 4th events planned in Thomasville and Chatom

For those wanting to attend July 4th events, Thomasville and Chatom are the only towns in the immediate area offering activities for the observance of our nation’s birthday. Thomasville The City of Thomasville and the Southwest Alabama Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Independence Day celebration downtown, Saturday, July 2, beginning with a flag raising ceremony at 10 a.m. […]

Robbie Estelle Granade

Robbie Estelle Granade, 82, was born Jan. 10, 1929 and died June 11, 2011 at her Millry home. Mrs. Granade was a housewife and a member of St. Stephens Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, Samuel P. (Sue) Granade of Saraland; two daughters, Elaine (Joe) Goldman of St. Stephens and Cornelia (Henry) Moseley of Semmes; three brothers, Joseph […]

Rev. Earl Wayne Hall

The Rev. Earl Wayne Hall, age 64, born July 28, 1946, passed away June 25, 2011 at his Jackson residence. A native of Winslow, Ind., the Rev. Hall was a veteran of the Vietnam War, served in the United States Navy and was a member of the American Legion. He was a pastor for the Jackson Church of the Nazarene […]

Theresa Toone Dolbear

Theresa Toone Dolbear, 50, of Petersburg, Va., passed away June 24, 2011 at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She was a school bus driver for many years with Chesterfield County Public Schools and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Petersburg, where she was active in the music ministry. Mrs. Dolbear is survived by her […]

Ella Taite Baldwin

Ella Lucresia Taite Baldwin, age 79, was born Feb. 3, 1932 and died at her Winn home on June 23, 2011 surrounded by family and friends. A native of Grove Hill, she was the daughter of the late Earnestine Coates and Elmore Taite. Affectionately known as “Mo-dear”, “Lil-Sis” and “Sis-Sis” by family members, many referred to her as “the lady […]

Frazier Bryant

Frazier “Tad” Bryant of Jackson died June 24, 2011 at Grove Memorial Hospital at the age of 70. He was a member of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, where he sang in the choir. Mr. Bryant had been employed at Scogin Motors. Family and friends share that singing was his passion. Preceding him in death were his mother, […]