2016-06-30 E-Edition


JPD seizes cocaine during investigation

What began as an investigation into outstanding warrants ended with far more serious charges for a Jackson man. Friday, June 24, the Jackson Police Department’s Sgt. Jonathan Downey conducted a traffic stop of Ronald Dubose, who had seven warrants for his arrest because of past violations. According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Dubose, 31, exited the vehicle and […]

Youngsters serve cool treats

200th Birthday Celebration

Successful hunts

GES adds new playground equipment to its campus

When the 2015-2016 school year began, students at Gillmore Elementary School were excited about the possibilities the new building would bring. When they return in August, the children will again have plenty to celebrate. Throughout the summer, crews have been working to construct the school’s new playground. GES Principal Shannon Odom said generous donations were crucial in making the playground […]


Chatom will host Fourth of July celebration The town of Chatom will hold its Independence Day celebration Monday, July 4, starting at 5 p.m. The event, which will take place at the Chatom Community Center, will feature live music by Cool Rayz. There will be inflatables, and water slides, a trackless train, temporary tattoos and balloons by Sunshine the Clown. […]


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Lilybel Gunn Bounds

Lilybel Gunn Bounds, 89, of Chatom, passed away June 26, 2016 at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was born Aug. 23, 1926 to the late R.H. and Thelma Lee Gunn. A veteran educator with the Washington County Board of Education, she served for 47 years, 37 of those as principal at Chatom Elementary School. She was preceded in death […]

Robert Lance Criswell

Robert Lance Criswell, 32, of Spanish Fort, passed away June 18, 2016. He was born Jan. 4, 1984. A graduate of Jackson Academy, he was employed with Frank’s Body Shop. He especially enjoyed spending time boating, deep-sea fishing and grilling with family and friends; his favorite times were those he spent with his son, Max and his wife, Catie. His […]