October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Man flees authorities at checkpoint but captured

A Dixon Mills man was arrested early Monday morning when he attempted to elude a safety checkpoint in McIntosh.  Radford Earl Parker, 26, of Dixon Mills, was booked into the Washington County Jail for unlawful possession of marijuana, second deg More...

Celebrating Fire Prevention Week

Former Jackson Fire Chief Neal Bradley was presented with a plaque dedicating the new fire station in his honor at Sunday’s open house. Bradley served the department for 25 years. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival continues at St. Union Missionary The pastor and congregation of St. Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson welcome all to attend their revival services continuing through Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 nightly with the Rev. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Let’s be friends

A friend loves at all times, Proverbs 17:17a A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24   More...

Coming Events

Calendar

Mark Your Calendar

Archaeological dig rescheduled for Saturday Due to the threat of inclement weather last Saturday, an archaeological dig at Old St. Stephens was canceled. The dig is rescheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Top-ranked Bulldogs blast Millry

Washington County routs Millry 52-7 to remain undefeated

The top-ranked Washington County Bulldogs officially clinched a playoff spot on Thursday night with a 52-7 win over their Highway 17 rival, the Millry Wildcats.  The win marked the second highest margin of defeat over Millry in 64 attempts. More...

Aggies bag Gators; Saraland up next

The second-ranked Jackson Aggies scored 35 points in the first half en route to a 47-7 win on the road against Satsuma Friday night. More...

Here’s My Take

Press pass affords a ‘War Eagle-eye view’

Call me lucky. Call it a perk of the press. Call it what you will, but I got to see your Tigers live and in person, War Eagle fans, with a reserved seat in the press box at Saturday night’s barnburner against Ole Miss.  More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 1-8 include:  Egypt Williams, 45, contempt of court, $128 bond, arrested by Clarke County  Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic situation was reported Sept. 30 at 500 block of Club Wiley Road.  Domestic situation was reported Sept. More...

WashCo Jail Bookings

The following persons were booked into the Washington County Jail:   Robert Glen Estes, 48, of Gulf Shores, was booked Sept. More...

ATRIP funds may repair culverts on Clolinger Rd.

The Clarke County Commission formally approved a request Tuesday that will be made to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to alter funding from one county District 4 project to another.  More...

Separate arrests for synthetic marijuana

Two separate arrests were made Oct. 4 by Jackson Police for possession of synthetic marijuana.  Kenneth Ethan Allday, 20, of Jackson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  More...

Smile of the Week

John Daryl Dukes More...

Coming Events

Run for the Arts Saturday in Grove Hill   The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Council’s “Run for the Arts” 5K run and 2-mile fun walk will be this Saturday.  For more information call the Cultural Arts Center at 251-275-4278. More...

News

Downtown Fire Station Open House conducted

The Jackson Fire Department welcomed the public to its new building for Sunday’s open house event from 2-4 p.m. More...

Grove Hill man pleas to enticing a child, gets a 12-year prison sentence

Petro Deran Pugh of Grove Hill, also known as Randy Pugh pleaded guilty to “Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes” on Monday, Oct. 7 and was sentenced to 12 years in the state penitentiary. More...

Jackson Council to meet with school supt. to address security for Gillmore Elementary

The City Council meeting for Oct. More...

Editorials

Guest Column

Celebrating newspapers

Where was it that you heard about the so-called demise of the newspaper?  Probably, you read about it in your daily newspaper; because, as Mark Twain, a journalist himself, was able to write to a friend: “The report of my death was an exag More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Capital View

Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard said last week that certain people are trying to defame him and he has employed a lawyer to file lawsuits, if necessary, to stop them. More...

People

McIlwain - Taylor plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. McIlwain of Silas announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kacie Renee, and Ryan Luke Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Cannon Monroe Hutto and Barrett Stone Hutto Mr. and Mrs. Terry Lee Hutto (nee Jennifer Brown) of Jackson announce the birth of twin sons, Cannon Monroe and Barrett Stone, Sept. 26, 2013. More...

‘Mama Red’ celebrates 95th birthday

On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, Louise Dungan Thomas, known as “Mama Red,” celebrated her 95th birthday. A party was given in her honor Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Thomasville Nursing Home. More...