2013-07-11 E-Edition

12-year-old All-Stars win district

11-year-olds in state tournament

The Jackson 12-year-old All-Stars won the District 3 Little League championship last week in Jackson. The team now advances to Phenix City this weekend to play for the state championship. The All-Stars were undefeated during the tournament beating Monroe and South Monroe twice to claim the title. “We are hitting the ball really well right now,” said Coach Tim Windham. […]

Bids for Jackson bridge to be let this month

The Clarke County Commission approved paying a $5,126.25 invoice from Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for the County Road 15 road and bridge project in Jackson at its Tuesday meeting. The county will be reimbursed by the Alabama Department of Transportation, said county engineer Danny Overton. Bids for the $6 to $7 million project should be let July 26, he said. […]

News Briefs

Internet eCommerce classes offered A free workshop is being offered in Jackson titled “Connecting Alabama: Boosting Broadband to Bridge the Digital Divide.” The program will begin Wednesday, July 17 with the focus on “Broadband 101,” that will focus on applications, technologies, online safety and security. On Tuesday, July 23, an “eCommerce” class will highlight using the Internet to expand customer […]

Smile of the Week

WashCo School Board debates new diploma requirements

At the July 8 work session, the Washington County Board of Education discussed at length the State Board of Education’s changes to requirements for the Advanced Placement (AP) diploma. The valedictorian and salutatorian come from the AP track, which formerly included the requirement of two foreign language credits. The State Board has issued new AP guidelines, which now allow students […]

Jackson council OKs airport improvements

The Jackson City Council approved funding for improvements to the Jackson Municipal Airport. The council approved the lowest bid of $599,145.30 submitted by McKenneth Contruction of Montgomery to complete work on a total project cost of $900,000. The city’s portion of the tab is $45,000, the same as the state. Federal funding will pick up the remaining $810,000. The project […]


The rain held off for Thursday night’s July 4th fireworks show at the Jackson Fair Grounds. A large number of residents and visitors were on hand to watch the show.

USDA-NRCS and ALA-Tom RC&D to conduct outreach workshop today

The United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service are sponsoring a community outreach workshop for agricultural producers to explain programs that can benefit farming operation for 2013. Conducted by the USDA-NRCS and ALA-TOM RC&D, the workshop is today, July 11, from 6-8 p.m., at the MOWA Reservation, 1080 Red Fox Road, Mt. Vernon. Representatives from the NRCS, […]

Vayton Chapman

Pastor Vayton Chapman, age 70, was born Feb. 22, 1943 in the Winn community to the parentage of the late Mr. Pearlie Chapman and the late Mrs. Ollie Chapman. A resident of Coffeeville, he departed this life July 3, 2013 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. At an early age, Pastor Chapman united with Mount Zion Baptist Church of Grove Hill. […]