April 27, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Murder under investigation in WashCo

A Washington County man is dead after a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon in the Topton community near McIntosh. More...

Mrs. Looper turns 104

Flora May Rimer Looper, a resident of the Jackson Health Care Facility (JHCF), celebrated her 104th birthday on Thursday, April 20, 2006. A native of Tennessee, she said she lived in the suburbs of Nashville. Mrs. More...

Go-Zone seminar tonight in Jackson

Regions Bank and Morgan Keegan & Company, both part of Regions Financial (NYSE: RF), are teaming up to help businesses and local governments learn how to take advantage of the new More...

Jackson Police to get Tazers

The Jackson City Council voted unanimously, Tuesday, to spend at least $20,000 for the purchase of Tazers for Jackson police officers. More...

New ball fields at CCHS to be named for Superintendent Gerald Stephens

Bruce Wilson, who represented the Clarke County High School Quarterback Club, presented Superintendent Gerald Stephens with a proclamation to name the new ball fields the Gerald H. More...

Clarke Co. Commission given new GPS map

Clarke County Commissioners were presented a copy of the completed Geographical Information System (GIS) map by Clarke County E-911 Director Becky Neugent. More...

WashCo Commission applies for more than $3 million hurricane relief

The Washington County Commission took the following actions Monday: More...

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JMC offers diabetes classes Diabetes classes are offered at Jackson Medical Center on Tuesday nights. Please call 251246-9021 for class schedules. More...

Education

Melissa Stringer accepted into honors program at USA

The University of South Alabama is pleased to announce that Melissa Stringer, a graduating senior at Jackson High School, has been accepted to the USA Honors Program. More...

Students complete adult computer class

Students completed an adult computer class at White Smith Memorial Library in March taught by technology coordinator Cora Enfinger. Students (L-R) are Johnny Reid, Ray Zakary, Martha Parker, Marie Howard, Ann Lambard, Lula Worthy and Enfinger. More...

JMS students participate in research project

Students in Mrs. Sullivan's seventh grade geography class at Jackson Middle School participated in a research project for three weeks. The project consisted of three parts, a one-page essay, poster and oral presentation. More...

Sports

Aggies enter first round of playoffs

The Jackson Aggies ended their regular season with a week of big wins over Monroe County, Millry and Clarke County. This sent them into the playoffs with a 21-9 record. More...

Bears help push Aggies into first playoff round

They say politics makes strange bedfellows. The same can now be said about the high school tiebreaker rules. Leroy traveled to Gulf Shores last Thursday for what was originally a tune-up game for the Dolphins. More...

JHS athletic trainers attend camp

Six students were selected as charter members of the new Athletic Training Program at Jackson High School. L-R: Lexi Stewart, Heather Overstreet, Kamisha Carson, Dr. R.T. Floyd, Monisha Ervin, Caroline Waugh and Andrea Bolen. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Fleming Bobbie Joe Fleming, 72, died April 18, 2006 in an automobile accident. He was a native and resident of Salitpa. A former pilot with Warrior Gulf Navigation, he was retired from Ciba Geigy Corp. He was a former master of the H. More...

Jackson Municipal Court

The following verdicts were recorded in the Jackson Municipal Court Record for April 13 and 20, 2006. More...

Pedestrian killed when struck by car

A Jackson man died Sunday hours after being struck by an automobile. More...

Council votes to shut down Creepers

Citing illegal alcohol and drug activity, as well as a violent environment, the Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to revoke the business license of Creepers Pool Hall and Game Room, located on Depot Road near the railroad tracks. More...

Man dies in shooting

AJackson man died shortly after what appeared to be an accidental shooting that occurred around 3 p.m., April 19 inside a vehicle in the downtown Exxon station parking lot. More...

Cruisin' for CCARC

Motorcycle enthusiast from around the area converged on Jackson, Saturday, to join the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club in its annual "Cruisin' for CCARC" ride. More...

Wright found guilty of 2003 murder

Ladarius Wright, formerly of Grove Hill, was found guilty of murder by a jury in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. More...

Council votes for change in garbage service

Following some discussion, the Jackson City Council voted 6-1 to approve an agreement with Allied Waste (formerly BFI) to change the garbage service for city residents from two to one day per week pickup. More...

Alabama follows Miss. and La. in outlawing hog-dog fighting

Gov. Bob Riley recently signed a bill passed by both houses of the Alabama Legislature making it illegal to fight trained attack dogs with trapped feral pigs, a "blood sport" known as hog-dog fighting. More...

McReynolds gets 25 years after no-show for original sentencing date

James McReynolds was sentenced to 25 years in the state penitentiary during a hearing in Clarke County Circuit Court Friday. More...

Church

First Baptist Church conducts first annual 'Amazing Race'

Pie-eating, canoe racing and puzzle solving were only a few of the tasks you may have seen going on around town last Saturday during First Baptist Church's first annual "Amazing Race". More...

Old St. Matthew Baptist Church conducting spring revival May 1-5

A spring revival is planned at Old St. Matthew Baptist Church, located on the Old St. Matthew Rd. in the Lily Valley community May 1-5 at 7:30 nightly. More...

Tent revival planned in Mobile May 2-13

A tent revival is planned for May 2-13 in Mobile featuring Pastor Wilbert Reed. More...

Editorials

Congressional Report

Act aimed at cutting imported oil dependency

Any of you who have stopped at a service station in recent days to fill up your car's gas tank have probably noticed that you're paying a much higher price for fuel. More...

Alabama Scene

Democrats hope Siegelman case settled before election

You have to believe that the legal eagles of the Alabama Democratic Party are already poring over the law books and party rules to see what their recourse would be if the trial of Don Siegelman has not come to a conclusion by June 7...the date of the More...

Legislative Update

Roads are vehicles for economic development

As the summer vacation season grows closer, many Alabamians will pack up their vehicles and hit the roads throughout our state and nation. It only takes a few potholes or traffic jams to remind us of the need for quality roads. More...

People

Gilmore Waller engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Gilmore Jr., of Birmingham, announce the engagement of their daughter, Haver Peerson Gilmore, to William David Waller, son of the late William L. Waller Jr. and the late Helen B. Patterson. More...

Odom McCain to be united in marriage May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Odom of Chatom announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Holly Kay, to Rodney Paul McCain of Oxford. More...

Garrick Andrews will exchange vows June 24

Jenny Smith Garrick and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth James Garrick, all of Jackson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Heather Alicia Garrick, to Blane Alexander Andrews, son of Roseann Raughton Andrews of Chattanooga, Tenn. More...