January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

First ClarkeCo district judge seeks bench

Clarke County’s first district judge is seeking election to the post 35 years after initially holding the position.  Billy Max Paul of Grove Hill is running for the judgeship in the Democratic primary March 13.  More...

Williams seeks re-election to WashCo Commission

Herman Williams of Leroy will seek re-election to commission seat District 5 on the Democratic ticket. Williams has served since appointed by Governor Bob Riley in July, 2008 and was elected the following November.  More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Break the chains of ‘busyness’ and listen for God’s whisper

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”  More...

West Bend Baptist Church to host singing

Singer Susie Seal will be the featured entertainer at the West Bend Baptist Church on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5 p.m.  The congregation encourages all to bring a favorite finger food to share and join in an evening of singing and fellowship.   More...

Church Calendar

MMAD 12th anniversary at Spencer Chapel Men Making A Difference (MMAD) will celebrate their 12th anniversary at Spencer Chapel A.M.E. Church of Fulton on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. More...

Editorials

President shuts off pipeline to new jobs

Congress Reports

The old cynical line “Do as I say, not as I do” was dusted off and made official White House policy last week when President Obama announced that his administration would not approve a permit for a new energy pipeline from Canada to the U More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

More animal cruelty reported

It is a shame that there are people who think so little of domesticated animals that they would harm them without thinking twice about it. More...

People

Reed signs with Faulkner

Leroy High School senior Brent Reed received a baseball scholarship from Faulkner State. The scholarship covers tuition, books and fees. More...

Four Seasons Garden Club conducts meeting

The Four Season Garden Club met at the First Presbyterian Church for their January meeting.  President Virginia Hughston called the meeting to order and welcomed guest Lisa Rowland.  Vice President Ellen McVay introduced Suzanne Bailey, who More...

Freshman beauty

Makagan Griffin, daughter of Jennifer and Will Pearce of Saraland, was recently named Freshman Beauty in the 2012 Miss Saraland High School pageant. The pageant was conducted on Saturday, Jan. 14. More...

Jackson Police rescue allegedly mistreated dog

According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the department is investigating a report of alleged animal cruelty after rescuing a dog that showed signs of being mistreated.  More...

ClarkeCo Commission contributes to SET rail spur

The Clarke County Commission Tuesday agreed to contribute $250,000 to help construct a new rail spur to serve a new Jackson industry that is expected to open later this year.  The new spur will serve SET Enteprises’ new plant, being constr More...

Tate & Lyle says more jobs coming to McIntosh

David Huggins, attorney for Tate & Lyle, McIntosh Plant, appeared before the Washington County Commission at its Jan. More...

Pugh wants second term as Clarke schools superintendent

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh has qualified for a second term as a Democratic candidate. He has no Democratic opposition but will face a Republican opponent in the Nov. 6 General Election.  More...

Simmons looks to fill WashCo schools super. spot

Henry “Coach” Simmons Jr. has qualified as a Democrat to seek the Washington County Superintendent of Education office. He issued the following statement upon making his announcement:  More...

News

Jackson continues contract with local veterinarians

The Jackson City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 24, voted to continue the city’s contract with local veterinarians at the Pine City Vet Clinic for treating dogs picked up by the city’s animal control officer.  More...

House damaged by fire

Jackson firefighter Robert Dean’s home, located at 105 Center Street, Jackson, was heavily damaged by fire, Jan. 17. Jackson Fire Department trucks 701, 702, 703, 704 and 706 responded. More...

Warrant issued for Mississippi man in connection with heavy equipment theft in Jackson

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Mississippi man in connection with the theft of a track loader that occurred in Jackson Nov. 26.  According to Jackson Police Detective Derek Powe, Richard Salmon, 37, is sought for the theft. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

‘U12 Hot Stuff’softball team has open spots U12 Hot Stuff, a fully sponsored traveling softball team, is looking for hardworking girls, 12 and under, that are dedicated to softball to fill last spots for this year’s season, which is More...

Education

JHS 1st semester honor roll announced

The following students at Jackson High School have achieved the A and A/B honor rolls for the first semester of the 2011/2012 school year.   Grade 9  More...

Honor roll announced at JMS

Students named the the A and A/B honor rolls for the second nine week period of the 2011-2012 shool year have been announced at Jackson Middle School.  6th Grade  More...

Area students among UWA fall graduates

The University of West Alabama’s fall commencement exercises were Dec. 10, 2011, with President Richard D. More...

Sports

Powell inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

The Alabama Baseball Coaches Association recently honored Danny Powell with induction into the Alabama Baseball Hall of Fame. More...

Lev Holly to be honored as ‘Assistant Coach of the Year’

“There are 24 hours in a day and if you can make a difference in one kid’s life then you will have helped 365 people in one year,” Jackson High School Defensive Coordinator Lev Holly said Monday. More...

JA Eagles fall by one to Ellwood, blast Meadowview

Special to The South Alabamian   More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past two weeks:  *William Drew Reynolds, 26, of Chatom was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $1,000. More...

Cuts hair to honor memory of daughter

Heidi Gaillard recently had her hair cut and donated to Locks of Love to honor the memory of her daughter, Jamie, who lost her battle with cancer on Jan. 3, 2011. More...