2012-07-19 E-Edition

History comes alive with local collector’s display at library

Local history buffs got a treat this week when Ronnie Williams of Jackson displayed a portion of his collection of bayonets, some dating back to the 1800s, at White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson. Those wanting to view the display, which was first set up Monday, July 16, can still view it today (Thursday) until 4 p.m. The collection includes […]

St. Stephens woman shoots husband, self

A St. Stephens woman attempted to kill her husband, Thursday, July 12, then turned the gun on herself, taking her own life. According to Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer, the incident took place at the County Road 34 residence of Elaine and Larry Perkins around 8:50 a.m. He said Mr. Perkins, 70, was alert and talking at the scene following […]

Fun in the mud

Leroy man accused of buying and selling synthetic marijuana

Washington County authorities have charged a Leroy man with buying synthetic marijuana from a source in New Jersey and having it shipped to himself via the United States Postal Service, an act that could also result in federal charges. According to Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer, deputies Ray Busby and Billy Brown had been conducting an investigation during the past […]

Qualifying ends for city elections

Qualifying for the Aug. 28 municipal elections ended Tuesday, July 17, with at least two area towns having no incumbents opposed. Jackson In Jackson, incumbent Mayor Richard Long is being challenged by Michael W. Parham, who qualified shortly before Tuesday’s 5 p.m. deadline. Several city council incumbents are being challenged. Jane James will face Kedrick Bettis for District 1, Place […]

Sokoll announces for District 3, Place 1 on Jackson council

Richard Sokoll, this week, announced his intent to seek the District 3, Place 1 Jackson City Council seat currently held by Dwight Goolsby. “I am a 47-yearold father of four and have lived in Jackson for three years,” said Sokoll. “I work at Jackson Medical Center as a certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA).” Sokoll has been a CRNA for 19 […]

Bettis seeks for District 1, Place 2 Jackson council seat

Kedrick Bettis announced, this week, his candidacy for the District 1, Place 2 seat on the Jackson City Council currently held by Jane James. Bettis, 23, is a native of Jackson and a 2008 graduate of Jackson High School. He earned an Associ- ate of Science Degree from Alabama Southern Community College and has pursued a degree in nursing. “I […]

John Christopher Milstead

John Christopher Milstead, age 84, was born Aug. 2, 1927 and passed away July 10, 2012 at his Coffeeville home. Mr. Milstead retired as a right of way foreman with Clarke-Washington Electric. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church and the Masonic Lodge No. 122 in Coffeeville. Survivors include his wife, Evonne D. Milstead of Coffeeville; three sons, […]

Myles Virty Overstreet

Myles Virty “Pete” Overstreet, a native of Dallas County and a resident of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. Mr. Overstreet was a disabled construction worker with G.A. West Construction and Pete’s Septic Tank Service. He was a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. Cherishing his memory are his wife, Michelle […]