August 28, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Cement company provides St. Stephens free land lease

Cemex, the world's largest ready-mix cement company, has agreed to a 75-year lease of approximately 400 acres in St. Stephens, free to the state of Alabama. More...

Fay soaks region, causes some damage

It seemed that Tropical Storm Fay just would not go away, with her remnants soaking the southwest Alabama region for days. The strongest winds blew through the area Saturday, with top known gusts in Clarke County estimated at 30 mph. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Rev. Gaillard to speak at Perry's Chapel UMC Perry's Chapel United Methodist Church will present revival services Sept. 14-17. Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. Sunday through Wednesday evenings at 7, the Rev. More...

Fifth Sunday singing at Rockville Baptist

The Rockville Baptist Church will host a fifth Sunday singing featuring the Providential Quartet of Mississippi, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. Pastor Mark Dunn invites the community to come and enjoy. More...

Grace comes to the humble

Spiritual Beliefs

You have probably heard GRACE is God's Riches At Christ's Expense. Meditating on this statement would profit us immensely. At a basic level, grace comes as a gift from a greater to a lesser. More...

Editorials

City elections exhibit true democracy

Editor's notes

As I waited at Jackson City Hall, Tuesday, for the results of the Jackson city elections, I realized that this was democracy in its truest form. More...

A good newspaperman and a great Alabamian

Editorial

A leader in Alabama politics, newspaper publishing (including The South Alabamian at one time), radio broadcasting, business, education and so much more died Friday. James H. More...

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Sports

Aggies' varsity scalps Indians

The Jackson Aggies traveled to Gilbertown to take on the Southern Choctaw Indians Friday, Aug. 22 in a preseason scrimmage. The varsity played two and a half quarters, dominating the Indians 31-0. More...

Bears' first stringers destroy No. 2 Tigers

The top-ranked Leroy Bears shocked the No. 2 team in 4A, Thomasville, Friday Aug. 22 at Palmer Stadium. In the varsity game that lasted two and a half quarters, Leroy sprinted out to a 27-7 win behind Clint Moseley's 306 yards passing. More...

Sweet Water knocks off Maplesville, Brantley

The Sweet Water Bulldogs hosted a three-team jamboree last night, featuring three of the top teams in Class 1A from last year in Maplesville (13-1), Brantley (12- 2) and defending state champion Sweet Water (14-0). More...

For the Record

Municipal Court records released

The Jackson Municipal Court, for cases heard Aug. 21, has released the following information. Kristy Shante Gamble, assault, third degree, guilty. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Gardner Weaver, 42, of Sunflower was arrested Aug. 19 and on a probation violation charge from Mobile County. More...

Budget woes plague WashCo commissioners

The Washington County Commission has five weeks in which to prepare and submit a budget for adoption. More...

Wreck injures seven

A three-vehicle collision, Thursday, Aug. 21, on Highway 43 sent seven local students to the hospital and blocked the northbound lanes for approximately two hours. According to Jackson Police reports, the incident occurred around 3:26 p.m. More...

Murders under investigation

Huntsville police are continuing an investigation into the shooting death of a Clarke County man and his college roommate in the north Alabama city over the weekend. More...

Gov. Riley signs lease agreement with Cemex

Gov. Bob Riley signed for and accepted on behalf of the state of Alabama a 75-year free lease from Cemex, USA for nearly 400 acres which expands the St. Stephens Historical Park to about 600 total acres. More...

News

WashCo Grand Jury returns indictments

A grand jury returned a large number of indictments to circuit court of Washington County and made nine recommendations to the court last week. The jury returned 160 indictments, which include 131 felonies and 34 misdemeanors. More...

Clarke to participate in 'Community Correction'

The Clarke County Commission passed a resolution, Tuesday, Aug. More...

Ribbon cut at new CMCG building

Above, a ribbon cutting and open house was held at Clarke- Mobile Counties Gas District's new office on College Avenue in Jackson last Friday morning. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Homecoming and revival at Mount Sinai Baptist Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m., at Mount Sinai Baptist Church on Evergreen Road. The Rev. Eddie Pierce of White's Chapel Baptist Church in Lucedale, Miss. will be the guest speaker. More...

Education

Bolen named 2008 Ricky Warren Elmore Alumni Honors Scholar

Andrea Bolen, honor student and 2008 graduate of Jackson High School, has accepted the Ricky Warren Elmore Scholarship to the University of Alabama. She also received a four-year book scholarship and the Alumni Scholar Award. More...

USM awards Bryan Leadership Scholarship

Amanda Lynn Bryan, a 2008 graduate of Leroy High School, has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship in the amount of $44,612 from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is attending USM this fall pursuing an interest in pre-veterinary medicine. More...

Jessica Brewer awarded USM Bryan Leadership Scholarship

Jessica Brewer has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship and an Academic Excellence Scholarship in the total amount of $44,612 from the University of Southern Mississippi. More...

People

Young - White exchange vows in beach ceremony

Christine Dale White and Zachary Lorne Young were united in marriage at 7 o'clock in the evening on Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Bon Villa Gulf Shores. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. Stain Clayton of Citronelle. More...

Reception announced for Mr. and Mrs. Richardson

Shanaye Taylor, daughter of Willie Taylor of Calvert and Bernadene E. Raymond Johnston of McIntosh, and Brandon Richardson, son of Sara Richardson of McIntosh and Dan Richardson of Leroy, were united in matrimony on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. More...

Recent parties honor Miss Stout and Mr. Walker

Saturday, Aug. 23, Trista Annette Stout and Eric Maybanks Walker were honored with a cocktail party at the Kimbell House. More...