September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

ClarkeCo hospitals part of statewide trauma system

Two Clarke County hospitals are among 12 in southwest Alabama named to a new statewide trauma system that directs emergency medical personnel to the nearest medical center ready to treat victims. More...

UW kickoff tonight in Jackson

The United Way Clarke County Campaign kickoff event will be tonight (Thursday) 5:30-8 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. The theme for this year is "Clarke County - A Community Living United. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

RCIA classes to begin at Sacred Heart The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are classes for both Catholics and non- Catholics who desire a deeper understanding of the Catholic Church. Fr. More...

Yielding to the Holy Spirit

Isaiah 10:27 "And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing." Isaiah gives us a great illus More...

University of Mobile Chamber Orchestra to perform free concert Sept. 22

The University of Mobile Chamber Orchestra will present a free concert which will include students, student soloists, adjunct faculty and friends from Mobile Symphony. More...

Education

Technology literacy lacking in WashCo school system

It should have been the most routine Washington County School Board meeting of the year with an agenda of products bids to be voted upon; however, Betty Brackin of Leroy High School not only urged the adoption of the System Technology Plan, but she More...

Sports

Aggies crush 'Dawgs

Jackson shut out Clarke County 50-0 to move to 3-0

The Jackson Aggies used a strong and opportunistic defense to dispatch the Clarke County High School Bulldogs 50-0 last Friday night at John D. Simpkins Stadium, home of Legion Field. More...

Are the Tigers as good as they look?

In case you missed it, the Auburn Tigers' offense is chewing through defenses like Mike Tyson on an ear. More...

Bears rally past WCHS

The Leroy High School Bears pulled out a close game Friday night at Palmer Stadium 28-21 over the Washington County High School Bulldogs after giving up 239 yards rushing on 26 carries and two touchdowns to Devonta Parker. More...

For the Record

PETS

FREE TO GOOD HOMETwo 8-year-old AKC Bassett Hounds in excellent health. Need a big place to run and play. Female is neutered. Brother/sister combination. Must be placed together. 251-246-2356. More...

Man accused of theft from WashCo work yard

A McIntosh man was arrested Sunday, Sept. 13, after Washington County lawmen discovered items stolen from a county work yard building in his possession. According to Sheriff Richard Stringer, Carl M. More...

Fire Prevention Court 2009

The Jackson Fire Department's 2009 Fire Prevention Court was announced this week. Those chosen (L-R) are Maid Samantha Slayton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Slayton; Maid Bridget Chancey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Supports RMH

The ninth annual "Chef Ronald's Family Affair" was conducted Tuesday, Sept. 15, at The Fish House in Jackson. The event raises money for Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Mobile, which has been utilized by many local families throughout the years. More...

News

Frankville VFD announces fund-raiser

Ronny Courtney, Frankville's 1st responder and an avid fireman, recently underwent lifethreatening emergency surgery. With his spleen removed and liver damaged, he received more than 10 units of blood during the procedure. More...

Barbs exchanged at WashCo Commission work session

Three ranking members of the Mobile Community Action's Board appeared at the Sept. 9 work session of the Washington County Commission. More...

Fran Street Fire

Jackson firefighters responded to a house fire, Sunday, Sept. 13, around 10 a.m., at the 149 Fran Street residence of Barbara Dalhaus. The cause of the blaze was undetermined at press time. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CCERA to conduct first meeting of 2009-2010 The Clarke County Education Retirees Association's first meeting of the 2009-2010 year is today (Thursday, Sept. 17), 11:45 a.m., at the Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Editorials

Directory offers '68 Jackson snapshot

The ad that ran in the local newspapers said the sale was for the estate of the late Coma L. Hoven. I didn't know who this Coma Hoven was but later found out it was Pee Wee Hoven. Why didn't they say so to begin with? More...

Sex toys and washing machines

The Alabama Supreme Court last Friday affirmed a state law passed in 1998 that bans the sale of "sex toys." A Hoover business appropriately named "Love Stuff" had challenged the ban, but the operators of the store say there are no plans to obey the More...

Letter to the Editor

Save Alabama PACT seeks to make sure state honors its commitments

Dear Editor, Save Alabama PACT (Pre-paid Affordable College Tuition) is a volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to one goal: making sure that all tuition contracts sold by the state of Alabama are honored. More...

People

Stringer - Latham nuptials announced

Rebecca Stringer of Jackson and Phillip Stringer of Coffeeville announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah-Sue Annie Stringer to Charles Robert Latham, son of Anne and C.D. Latham of West Bend. More...

Brooker-Robertson united in marriage

Amy Lane Robertson and Kyle David Brooker were united in marriage at Grove Hill Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Aug. 15, 2009. The father of the groom officiated the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. More...

Miss Singleton - Mr. Booth announce wedding plans

Shirley and Stanley Singleton of Chatom announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Janae Singleton, to Shane Booth, son of Sherri and James Booth of Wagarville. More...