May 4, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Local teams raise money to fight cancer

Jackson's Relay For Life was conducted Friday on the grounds of New Era Cap Company. The annual event raised approximately $61,000 for the American Cancer Society's fight aginst cancer. See photos of this year's teams on page 1-B. More...

Special Sections

Church

Five-Night Holy Ghost Explosion

A 2006 Five-Night Holy Ghost Explosion is set for May 1-5 at the Trumpent Ministries No. 2., located at 211 East Ross Street in Jackson. Services will begin at 7:30 nightly and will feature evangelist Eva Hines of Mobile. More...

Bashan Baptist Church conducting Spring Revival

The Rev. Jimmy Simpkins and the members of Bashan Baptist Church would like to invite everyone to a Spring Revival. More...

Bassett Creek Baptist Church celebrating 196th anniversary

Bassett Creek Baptist Church will be celebrating its 196th anniversary and homecoming with two services on Sunday, May 7. More...

Education

Washington County High School announces honor roll for third quarter

Washington County High School recently announced students named to the honor roll for the third quarter. More...

JA teachers chosen

Brenda Schell and Coach Bobbie Carpenter were chosen as "Teachers of the Year" at Jackson Academy. Schell, a fifth grade teacher, has been a teacher at JA since 1971. Carpenter is the head baseball coach and teaches senior high social studies. More...

Local student receives honors

Kimberly Erin Skinner of Jackson, the daughter of Cathy and Robert Skinner of Jackson, was among those students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, an International Honor Society for Collegiate School of Business. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

The family of McKenzie Smith would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone in the community for their help and support and especially for their prayers. A special thank you goes out to everyone at Hub Construction Company in Jackson. More...

Williams Jackson to wed Saturday

Krystal Williams of Grove Hill and Kendrick Jackson of Jackson will be united in marriage on Saturday, May 6, 2006, 5 p.m. at H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Williams Hudson united in marriage April 8 at Stave Creek Baptist Church

Callie Rae Hudson and David Isaac Williams were united in marriage on Saturday, April 8, 2006, at Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Kidnapper gets 22 years

Michael Duncanson, 57, of New Orleans, La. was sentenced to 22 years for his role in the May 3, 2005 kidnapping of Virginia Beech, of Frankville, wife of now retired banker Ted Beech. More...

Man suspected of terrorist activity questioned at courthouse by FBI

Last week, a man who was known to have contact with a "subject" of interest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was stopped in the parking lot in front of the courthouse and held by deputies until the FBI could send an officer to question him. More...

Loophole puts extra money in WashCo coffers

A loophole in a piece of state legislation related to the licensing of those involved with the construction of homes in Alabama has inadvertently put in excess of $143,000 extra into Washington County's general fund. More...

Forestry festival Saturday

On Saturday, May 6, the Alabama Treasure Forest Association (ATFA) will be hosting a forestry festival in Grove Hill at the Clarke Prep School grounds. This actionpacked event will kick off at 9 a.m. and wind down at 5 p.m. More...

News

Traffic stop leads to cocaine arrests

Two men stopped for speeding in Washington County ended up going to jail for possession of cocaine. More...

Career Center services still available despite fire

Services are still available for customers of the Jackson Career Center and Alabama State Employment Service, despite a fire on Monday, April 24, that forced the closing of the office at 3090 Highway 43, Jackson, in Clarke County. More...

Aggie Journal wins top award

Jackson High School's Aggie Journal won the top honor as the best newspaper in the sixth annual University of South Alabama (USA) More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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

Editorials

Editor's Notes

I'm all for immigration, but....

Let me make one thing clear right from the start, I am all for legal immigration to this country. What I am against are those who come here illegally and expect to be treated as if they didn't. More...

Alabama Scene

Siegelman case causing Democrats sleepless nights

It is perfectly understandable that leaders of the Alabama Democratic Party are having a few sleepless nights as the June 6 primary election draws nearer. More...

Opinions

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Sports

Aggies fall to Bibb Co. in first round of playoffs

The Jackson Aggies had their season put to an end by the Choctaws of Bibb County High School last Tuesday in a game that was close early on. More...

Powell named LHS head football coach

The Washington County Board of Education announced last Thursday that Danny Powell would be taking over as head football coach and athletic director for Leroy High School in the 2006-2007 school year. More...

Wins weightlifting meet

The Jackson High School weightlifting team recently won first place at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Weightlifting Meet conducted at Thomasville High School. Teams from five schools competed. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Alston Flora Lucille Faith Alston, 93, born April 15, 1913 in St. Stephens, Alabama to Hiram Melton and Annie Shoultz Faith died April 27, 2006 at her daughter's home in St. Stephens, Ala. More...

Jackson Police Report

The following information was reported by the Jackson Police Department for the two-week period ending May 1. More...

Criminal court term begins in Washington County

By Frank Harwell SA Correspondent Criminal jury week began Monday, May 1, in circuit court of Washington County. More...