January 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

City- wide power outage

A fire on a power pole at Boise reportedly caused a city-wide power outage in Jackson Wednesday morning, Jan. 4. More...

Walter Taylor announces for Clarke County Commission District 4

Walter L. Taylor, Jr. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

What are you looking for in the New Year?

The new year has arrived. What are we looking for in a new year? Do we want power to rule over others? Do we want riches? What about special knowlege that no one else has? Do we just want to be left alone? More...

Church Calendar

Gospel singing St. Stephens Nutrition Center The Maharreys will be the featured entertainers at a gospel singing Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6:30 p.m., at the St. Stephens Nutrition Center on Highway 34. All are welcome to attend.   More...

Here we go again; the art of redundancy

Forgive me if I have said this before, but, "Happy New Year." It may be the epitome of redundancy but I have given this greeting for 60 years and I mean it as sincerely this year as I have all the years preceding.  More...

Education

Moving day at Leroy High School

Leroy High School Students retuned to class from Christmas vacation Jan. 3. For those in grades 9-12 at Leroy, it was a new experience; probably a never-to-berepeated experience: moving into a brand new building. More...

People

JA students learn about employment skills

Tonya Faith, a specialist at the Alabama Career Center, recently visited Jackson Academy’s 11th grade Workforce Essentials class to discuss job employment skills. More...

Random Ramblings

Packing up Christmas not as much fun as putting it up

As I was packing up Christmas decorations the last three days I decided it was not half as much fun as putting it up.  When I am decorating for Christmas I look over each ornament and remember who gave it to me or who made it.  More...

Stork Report

Brayden Richard Holland Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Wayne Holland (nee Laura Elizabeth Williams) of Fruitdale announce the birth of a son, Brayden Richard, Jan. 1, 2012, 11:55 p.m., at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz. More...

JPD investigates animal cruelty incident

Jackson Police are investigating an incident of animal cruelty in which a cat was shot with an arrow.  According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Officer Chad Morris responded to a call, around 8 p.m., Dec. More...

Man charged after crashing truck into Malcolm home

A Midfield man has been charged after he crashed a company vehicle into a Bates Lake Road, Malcolm home.  According to investigating Washington County Deputy Shane Thornton, Tommy Lucius, 40, is charged with DUI, reckless endangerment, first deg More...

Sheffield vying for ClarkeCo Probate office

Milton Estes Sheffield announced this week that he is running for Clarke County probate judge on the Republican ticket.  More...

News

Gun with silencer found in man’s possession

McIntosh Police Officer Daniel Byrd made an unusual discovery, Dec. 28, during a routine traffic stop. Like a scene out of a Hollywood movie, he discovered a semi-automatic pistol with a silencer attached.  More...

Child injured in WashCo Christmas Eve shootout

An 11-year-old girl was injured as the result of a Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 incident, when she was caught in the crossfire during a shootout between brothers-in-law on Comanche Road near McIntosh.  More...

5-year-old hit by car in Chatom

A Chatom boy received what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries, around 10:49 a.m., Dec. 29, when he was struck by a motorist while riding his bicycle.  More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Bonner language prompts Justice audit of GCCF

Operating the Gulf Coast Claims Facility with little oversight, Ken Feinberg will finally have to open up his books for independent audit. More...

Cruelty to cat was uncalled for

A story on this week’s front page tells of a house cat that was shot with an arrow and had to be euthanized. More...

Dollars & Cents

Children should be taught the three stages of money

Most of us are familiar with the advice in Proverbs 22:6 about teaching children the proper values in life. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 3 include: Cartyrcus Kelso Franklin, 33, parole violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Ronald Kevin Alford, to Jami Paul Courington; Jeffrey Wilson Jordan, to Rachel Garrett McDaniel. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past two weeks:  *Stephanie Nicole Sullivan Griggs, 37, of Wagarville was taken into custody Dec. More...