2011-10-06 E-Edition

WashCo E-911 board members resign positions

The Washington County Commission met Thursday, Sept. 29, in both a work session and a called special meeting. In the special meeting, commissioners stated that there was possibly a mass-resignation of 911 board members imminent. Commissioner Herman Williams began the discussion saying that board chairman D.R. Stallworth indicated he is willing to resign so that the commission can assume control […]

Group donates doghouses for Jackson’s city pound

Improvements continue to be made at the Jackson dog pound, with the recent donation of several doghouses for the facility. On Thursday, Sept. 29, several local residents donated six igloo style doghouses to be used at the pound. Mayor Richard Long and Animal Control Officer Lee Hutto thanked Angela Pugh, Shawn Harrison (Harrison & Harrison Insurance and Realty), Suzanne Glass […]

Fall Festival entertainment plans told

Jackson’s 29th Annual Fall Festival, planned for 9 a.m.-4p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, is taking shape to be a huge community event. The entertainment lineup is almost complete and will feature well-known local bluegrass musician Winky Hicks with Frontier Bluegrass. Many may know Hicks as the host of the local radio show Dixie Outdoors on Bama 106.1 and Dixie 94.5. He […]

Keahey bill targets fake marijuana

Alabama Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) recently announced he is preparing legislation to introduce in the 2012 regular legislative session that will ban certain chemical compounds that are used to make synthetic cannabinoid, and would specify that any other compound capable of exhibiting cannabinoid-like psychoactivity would also be prohibited. “Marijuana is illegal not because of where it comes […]

Thinking pink starts young

Fire Prevention Week to begin Oct. 9

Bruce Robinson Courington

Bruce Robinson Courington, a native and resident of Coffeeville, passed away at Mobile Infirmary on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011. Mr. Courington was born Nov. 27, 1962, and was 48 years of age at his death. He was a member of Jones Chapel Church of Christ in Coffeeville. Survivors include his mother and father, Faye R. Courington and Bruce E. Courington […]

Billy Frank Hall

The Rev. Billy Frank Hall, age 80, was born Feb. 13, 1931 in Woodland to the late Frank T. and Willie Mae Foster Hall, and passed away on Oct. 1, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. The Rev. Hall had been a resident of Jackson since he was 6 months old. He was a retired Methodist minister, having served the […]

Martha Elizabeth Kinman

Martha Elizabeth Kinman, age 88, was born March 6, 1923 and passed away Oct. 1, 2011 at Jackson Health Care Facility. Mrs. Kinman was a resident of Whatley. She was a clerk with the United States Postal Service and was a member of the Church of Christ in Grove Hill. Survivors include four sons, Robert G. Kinman and John C. […]