2013-02-07 E-Edition

Clarke and Washington roads to get state funds for resurfacing

ATRIP funds ensure projects in many Alabama counties

Additional funding through a state program will help to resurface county roads and replace bridges in Clarke and Washington counties. Gov. Robert Bentley announced Monday the approval of 302 additional road and bridge projects, the largest number of projects announced to date under the Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program (ATRIP). With Monday’s announcement, a total of 439 road and […]

Synthetic marijuana seized in Jackson

Three Jackson residents have been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance in the form of synthetic marijuana and possession of marijuana. Acting on a tip, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Virgil Chapman went to Jackson Sunday night (“I got up and left the Super Bowl,” he said) and at a traffic stop near the intersection of Commerce […]

Around the Area

Sen. Shelby to visit Millry Saturday U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will hold a “Meet & Greet” breakfast in Millry Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be at Sookie’s Country Store. Shelby will talk about legislative issues and hear from constituents. Chatom’s Mardi Gras parade set Chatom will host its sixth annual Mardi Gras parade Saturday, Feb. 9 […]

Man charged in theft of equipment at Boise mill

An arrest of a Jackson man Feb. 2 resulted from the investigation into the reported theft Jan. 30 of electrical equipment from Boise. Over $7,000 worth of equipment was stolen, said Lem DuBose, spokesman for the Jackson Police Department. Gabriel Lashon Bernard, 38, of Jackson, was booked for receiving stolen property, first degree. The investigation was aided by Boise having […]

Leroy residents rally in support of post office

It is that one permanent fixture in every rural community and a part of American lives for so long: the local post office. Some of the buildings in which many local post offices operate, reveal that it is an institution from another age being replaced now by technology of the 21st century. But tradition dies hard, and people cling to […]

Gloria Ann Adams

Gloria Ann Adams, a native and resident of Jackson, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Services are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 9, at Saint Union Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. James M. Howard is pastor. Viewing will be from 10 a.m. until the 11 o’clock service. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Jackson under the direction of […]

James Victor Chivers

James Victor Chivers, born in Florida on Oct. 16, 1920, died at Mobile Infirmary on Jan. 28, 2013, at the age of 92. He served his country in the United States Navy as a sailor working with cargo ships. Surviving Mr. Chivers are nephews, Jimmy Chivers of Daphne and Bill (Colette) Chivers of Gainestown. A graveside service was held at […]

Frederick Daniel Everette

Frederick “Fred” Daniel Everette was born May 27, 1929 and passed away Feb. 1, 2013. He was 83 years of age at the time of his death. A native of Washington County, Mr. Everette was a resident of Millry and a member of the Millry Baptist Church, where he loved serving. He was in the United States National Guard, having […]

John Lucious Little

John Lucious “JL” Little was born Nov. 18, 1935 and passed away at the age of 77 Feb. 1, 2013 at his Leroy home. He was a native and resident of Washington County. Mr. Little retired from Ciba-Geigy Chemical Plant, where he worked in maintenance. He also worked for Sheffield Furniture Co. and the Econo Lodge in Jackson. He was […]