January 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Nominations sought for Jackson's top honor

Nominations are being sought for Jackson's 2008 Citizen of the Year, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club. For more than 50 years the Jackson Civitan Club sponsored the annual program. More...

Special Sections

Church

In need of a good ear

Matt. 11:15-17 (NRSV) "Let anyone with ears listen! But to what will I compare this generation? More...

Church Calendar

Donations being accepted for the needy Trumpet Ministry of Jackson, 204 Broad St. in Jackson, is collecting donations of clothing and food for the needy. More...

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THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson presented special Christmas music during the morning worship service Dec. 14. Children singing are Max McKee, Kylie Walker, A.J. Savage, Bailey Rokohl, P.J. More...

Editorials

Success is a matter of personal perspective

Many of us make New Year's resolutions. Often we don't fully reach the ultimate goal. Taking that into consideration, it may be better to set smaller goals that are more realistic. Take for instance, weight loss. More...

Moon Pie for Mobile; how about pine cone drop for Pine City?

If you've read the Mobile paper or watched the TV news, you probably know that Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson spent $9,000 of his councilman's discretionary money to buy a big electronic Moon Pie to "drop" over the Port City to ring in the More...

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People

Litter seems to be everywhere during the holiday season

Everywhere I look lately it seems that trash litters the highways and streets throughout Jackson and Clarke County. More...

Banks - Krout united in marriage

Sandra Krout of Jackson and Mack Banks of Irvington were united in marriage Nov. 22, 2008 at the Jackson Golf House. Family and friends of the couple attended the ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Jim DuFriend. More...

Butler graduates from UAB

Mary Kendall Butler, a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School, recently graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in business management. More...

WashCo moves forward with sewerage initiative

At their special-called meeting on Dec. More...

Curry named MPD 'Officer of the Year'

For the second time in three years members of the McIntosh Police Department have chosen Johnny Curry as the Officer of the Year. Curry said he was honored and shocked at the same time to be chosen again so soon. More...

Baxter to retire from judgeship

Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas "Tom" Baxter will retire Jan. 2, creating yet another vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties for Gov. Bob Riley to fill by appointment. More...

News

CWEMC employees recognized for years of service to company

Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation awarded 17 employees for their years of service to the electric co-op. Individuals were recognized during the annual Awards Dinner on Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Chatom Community Center. More...

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DONATIONS FOR LITERACY- The two Jackson Dollar General Stores recently presented checks to the local public schools in support of literacy programs. More...

Coastal Gateway and Remington College partnering to sponsor regional job fair

The Coastal Gateway Regional Economic Development Authority is sponsoring a regional job fair on two dates. The authority is partnering with Remington College's Mobile campus for the events, which will take place on Jan. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Ad valorem tax deadline is Dec. 31 Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly reminds property owners that Dec. 31, 2008 is the deadline to pay ad valorem taxes. You may avoid the lines at the courthouse if you pay by mail. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies smoke Millry

The Jackson Lady Aggies improved to 7-8 on the season with a 57-26 victory over the Millry Wildcats (2-6) Monday, Dec. 29 in the Jackson Christmas Classic. More...

Aggies blow past Bahamas

The Jackson Aggie boys basketball team picked up an easy 64-32 win Monday night in the Jackson Christmas Classic. "I wasn't satisfied defensively," Aggie coach Marcus Caster said. "We scored 32 points but we could have done better. More...

Did Andre Smith tarnish his legacy at Alabama?

Alabama offensive tackle Andre Smith has been a Crimson Tide favorite ever since he pulled a houndstooth hat from under a table during his signing day press conference in 2006. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Billy Jomelra Moody, 21, of Waynesboro, Miss. was taken into custody Dec. 22 to serve 10 days on a charge of making harassing communications. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 23 through 29 include: •John Marion Jordan, 39, nonchild support, $28,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Looking Back on 2008

Looking Back 2008

Jan. 3 •A woman reported missing in Millry Dec. 27 was found safe, Dec. 29, following a three-day search. •Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge warned that those parking in fire lanes in front of local businesses would be ticketed. More...