2015-08-20 E-Edition


CAC wants to remove anxiety from the process of reporting abuse

The anxiety faced by children who are victims of physical and sexual abuse can be overwhelming. The decision to come forward can be extremely difficult because of threats or the possibility of splitting up a family. Representatives of the Regional Child Advocacy Center in Grove Hill and local law enforcement agencies said social networking has increased the ways a predator […]


Byrne fields questions on VA and Iran nuclear deal

First District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne met with constituents at the Jackson Senior Citizens Center as part of his Conservative Solutions Tour and discussed everything from retirement funding to foreign policy and veterans’ affairs. During the meeting, Jackson Mayor Richard Long expressed his concerns with the disbursement of Social Security funds. Long said he had no problem with a system […]

Hunter education classes offered this weekend in Chatom

A hunter education class will be offered at the Washington County Public Library in Chatom Saturday, Aug. 22. The class will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and students must be at least 10 years old to register. The program covers the skills, regulations and responsibilities of hunting, and wildlife conservation that help to secure our hunting heritage. […]

Rockville Community Center officially opens

After three years of fund raising, construction, patience and prayer, the Rockville Community Recreation Center held its grand opening Saturday. Several members of the community, county and state leaders gathered to honor those who contributed to the project and tour the new facility. Alesia Burrell, who was instrumental in pushing the project forward, said the center is a source of […]



In an article on the county commission in the Aug. 13 issue, the total amount of outstanding bills for the county animal shelter was incorrect. The correct total was $5,339.

Thomas Bedford Gates

Thomas Bedford Gates, 72, passed away Aug. 17, 2015 at his Whatley residence. He was born March 4, 1943. A former bridge tender for Norfolk Southern Railroad, he loved to work with his animals and enjoyed gardening, woodworking and being outdoors. He loved his family, especially children, and always made people laugh. He is preceded in death by his first […]

Thomas Branton Gilchrist

Thomas Branton Gilchrist, 68, of Grove Hill, passed away Aug. 17, 2015 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born Oct. 15, 1946. A proud U.S. Army veteran, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and was a big Alabama fan. He also enjoyed collecting numerous items and was considered a very generous and forgiving man who never complained. He […]