January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Keahey announces run for Lindsey's state senate seat

District 65 State Rep. Marc Keahey announced, this week, he will be a candidate in the upcoming special election for State Senate District 22. More...

ThyssenKrupp delays opening of portion of plant

During its annual general meeting in Germany, ThyssenKrupp Steel CEO Ekkehard Schulz announced, last week, that the company will delay the planned start of its stainless steel production at its plant currently being constructed in Calvert. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Anointed Angels will celebrate 5th anniversary The Anointed Angels of Jackson will be honored Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs where the Rev. Mulvoy Taylor Jr. is pastor. More...

Leroy Baptist building to be dedicated

First Baptist Church of Leroy will dedicate their newly renovated sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 1. The church began as Leroy Baptist Church in 1904 in a white wood frame building. More...

Kay Crosby will speak at 'Ladies' Day'

The Christian Fellowship Baptist Church, 7641 Tallahatta Springs Road in Thomasville, will conduct its third annual Ladies' Day at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. More...

Editorials

'Good pay' doesn't always come in dollars

This week we recognize Deloris Fleming as Jackson's 2008 Citizen of the Year. Deloris is a prime example of what one person can do to make a difference in his or her community. More...

What they mean by 'faithfully'

Other Newspaper Opinions

The flubbed presidential oath was an embarrassment and a chance to laugh at lawyers. But it really did mean something. We feel sure that John Roberts, a highly accomplished lawyer and judge, regrets that he messed up his big moment. More...

LOOKING BACK

From the files of The South Alabamian

24 years ago Jan. 24, 1985 Marilyn Barrett was named the new editor of The South Alabamian by Publisher Mike Breedlove. Sgt. Francis Mangun Griffin of Jackson retired from the Alabama National Guard. More...

People

Stork Report

Cade Wilson Abston Mr. and Mrs. Chris Abston (nee Jennifer Vann) of Jackson announce the birth of a son, Cade Wilson, Jan. 2, 2009, at USA Children's and Women's Hospital in Mobile. He weighed 6 lbs., 11 oz. and was 20 inches in length. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gates celebrate 50th anniversary

Marcy Bumpers and Jimmy Gates were united in marriage Jan. 31, 1959 at the Church of the Nazarene in Jackson. The Rev. Hubert Thompson officiated the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Gates are now celebrating their 50th anniversary. More...

Inaugural ball is Feb. 1 in Jackson

An evening of entertainment, dinner and dancing to celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama will be presented at the Down South Inaugural Ball. Festivities will be Sunday, Feb. 1, 5- 11 p.m., at the H.W. More...

Governor sets dates for District 22 special election

Gov. Bob Riley, last week, set the dates for the special election to replace the late Sen. Pat Lindsey, who represented District 22 for nearly three decades. Lindsey died Jan. 11 while on a hunting trip with friends. More...

Photo

WASHCO TEACHERS OF THE YEAR- Kim Miller (left) and Pamela Clark (right) were named the 2008-09 elementary and secondary Teachers of the Year respectively for Washington County Schools on Jan. 23 at the central office, Board of Education Building. More...

Deloris Fleming chosen Jackson's 'Citizen of the Year'

On Feb. 12, citizens, community and business leaders of Jackson will gather to honor Deloris Fleming as its 2008 Citizen of the Year. The recognition banquet, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club, will be conducted at the H.W. More...

Photos

THE WASHINGTON COUNTY CATTLEMEN'S ASSOCIATION named its officers and board of directors for the new year during its annual meeting conducted Thursday, Jan. 22, at the Chatom Community Center. More...

News

Bids let for Jackson library expansion

The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, Jan. 27, to let bids for the $1.2 million planned expansion of White Smith Memorial Library. More...

ILLEGAL DUMPING

ILLEGAL DUMPING has been a longstanding problem on Sandy Lane, which connects Highway 69 with Salt Works Road, just north of Jackson. More...

Female teen charged with rape

A female Jackson teenager was arrested Jan. 16 and charged with the rape of an 11- year-old male. According to Jackson Police Det. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

'Resolve to defeat cancer' The Jackson Relay for Life teams will meet today (Jan. 29), 5:30 p.m. at HealthActions. All teams and/or individuals seeking information about forming a team, etc. are invited to attend. More...

Sports

Lady Aggies are area champs

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies basketball team wrapped up the area championship after winning a coin toss against UMS-Wright last week. More...

Play Ball!

BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL PRACTICE kicked off around the state Monday, Jan. 26, under overcast skies and 70 degree weather. "I am just glad it wasn't 40 degrees with 20 mile an hour winds," Aggie baseball coach Jason Jones said. More...

Aggies runner-up in area

The Jackson High School Aggies varsity basketball team spilt last week's games against W.S. Neal and UMS-Wright to finish as the runner-up in area play. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Charles Caleb Murphy, 24, of Citronelle was arrested Jan. 20 and charged with third degree domestic violence. Bond was set at $3,000. More...

Clarke County Grand Jury returns 206 indictments

The recent Clarke County Grand Jury returned 206 criminal indictments out of 268 cases presented. The 206 indictments included 170 felony cases and 38 misdemeanors. More...