June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

New police station nearing completion

The new Jackson Police Department complex, located next to Jackson City Hall, is nearing completion with much of the exterior work finished as well as a good portion of the interior. More...

WashCo reserve deputy dies in crash

President of the Washington County Sheriff's Department's Reserve Deputy Unit was one of two people killed in an automobile crash around midday, Sunday, June 10. More...

Store owner stabbed in robbery

A Calvert store owner was flown to a Mobile hospital after being severely cut during a robbery Friday, June 8. More...

One cut, two arrested at local swimming hole

Two people were arrested at a swimming hole near McIntosh, Thursday, June 7, with one of them needing medical attention after being cut in an altercation. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Depression often misunderstood

Let me throw a few names at you. What do Elijah, King David, Charles Stanley, Martin Luther and Charles Wesley all have in common? They were great men of God? Yes, but that isn't the only thing they have in common. More...

Church Calendar

Homecoming and revival at New Union The New Union Baptist Church on Highway 69 South in Coffeeville announces homecoming and revival services July 1-6. Sunday, July 1, 11 a.m., Pastor Donald Reed will preach the morning service. More...

Church of the Week

Coffeeville Methodist Church

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Editorials

Publisher's Comments

Cleaning out and clearing up my notebook

It is time to clean out my notebook and clear my desk of odds and ends that have caught my eye in recent weeks. **** One little jab on the floor of the Alabama Senate got a lot of attention the last day of the session. More...

Other Opinions

Needless election? Blame Alabama's crazy constitution

If you did not know there was an election on June 5 - or didn't care - then you were not alone. Statewide voter turnout was light for the special election, which included no candidates and only two propositions for voters to accept or kill. More...

Alabama makes national headlines with 'brawl'

There have certainly been incidents in the past of near fistfights in the hallowed halls of the Alabama Legislature. More...

Sports

Speedboat races near Morvin this weekend

The Thomasville High School Quarterback Club will sponsor Hole Shot 2007- the Larry Stephens Memorial Boat Race on Saturday, June 16, at noon and Sunday, June 17 at 1 p.m. at Campbell's Landing on the Tombigbee River near Morvin. More...

Boise tax litigation may cause county to have budget shortfall

Clarke County Commissioners worried Tuesday about a budget shortfall this year due to Boise's taxes being tied up in litigation. More...

Little League All-Stars announced

All-Star announcement draws big crowd

Fans packed Charles W. Burge Field Thursday night in anticipation of the Little League All-Star announcement. Before the announcement was made at roughly 9 p.m. several teams wrapped up their season. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Linda K.C. Anderson Linda K.C. Anderson, 53, a native of Stanton Island, N.Y. and a resident of Jackson, died June 6, 2007 in Leroy. She was a dental hygienist for Dr. Walton and Dr. Demeranville and a member of Stave Creek Baptist Church. More...

Overpass work causes increase in Depot Road traffic

Residents on Depot Road, as well as motorists who utilize it, were warned, Tuesday, to be aware of an increase in traffic due to the closing of Industrial Road where the new overpass is being tied in. Jackson City Councilman Eldridge Jackson Jr. More...

Task Force One makes multiple drug arrests

After receiving information concerning a large amount of illegal drugs that was expected to be at the Royal Motel on Highway 43 in Jackson on June 8 at approximately 1:20 a.m., Commander Hunt with Task Force One along with Auxiliary Agent Charles T More...

Royal Inn robber gets stiff sentence

Conducting the first sentence hearing since his term of office began in January, Judge Stuart C. DuBose imposed a stiff prison sentence against the convicted robber, Emmanuel Thomas. The state, represented by District Attorney Spencer B. More...

Schell named WashCo Junior Miss

Top photo: Julia Schell (center) was named Washington County's 2008 Junior Miss during the annual county pageant conducted Saturday night in the Washington County High School auditorium. More...

News

New search for missing Whatley man conducted

The search continues for a Whatley man who has been missing since September of last year. More...

Navy ship rare sight on river

This huge U.S. Navy barge was seen heading north on the Tombigbee River Saturday, June 2, on its way to Memphis, Tenn. where, according to a U.S. Navy representative, plans were to scrap it. More...

Corrections

Debra Fox, the economic developer for the city of Thomasville was omitted from the list of task force members working on ways Clarke County can benefit from the new ThyssenKrupp steel mill detailed in an article in last week's paper. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CCHS Class of 1978 meets The Clarke County High School Class of 1978 will meet on June 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson Steakhouse to discuss plans for a 30th class reunion. All classmates are encouraged to attend. More...

Education

Murphy receives numerous scholarships and awards

A 2007 Jackson High School graduate, Logan Murphy, has been awarded scholarships and awards totaling $256,000. More...

Rance Carr joins staff at Jackson Academy

Rance Carr has been hired by Jackson Academy as advisor to the board. A well-known educator in the Jackson area, Carr received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a master's and specialist in education from the University of Alabama. More...

Coleman graduates U of A School of Medicine Birmingham

Ashley Dan Coleman, a graduate of Jackson High School in 1994 and the University of South Alabama in 1998, graduated May 20, 2007 from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. More...

People

Cards of Thanks

Matthew Blake Hartley and family would like to thank everyone who helped him during his wreck on May 14, 2007, on Gainestown Road. More...

Chance - Crouch announce June 23 wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Chance of Jackson, Miss. along with Mayor and Mrs. Harold Crouch of Chatom proudly announce the forthcoming wedding of their children, Jamie and Josh. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

June 23 wedding ceremony will unite Daffin - Braddock

Anise and Edward Daffin of Warren, Mich. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sophia L'Chelle, to Hakim Braddock son of John and Beverly Braddock of Detroit, Mich. More...