October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

This Weekend

Lumberjack competition is Saturday in Jackson More...

Smile of the Week

Ella Clark More...

Runoff is Tuesday

There will be a special Republican runoff to decide the nominee for the First Congressional District Tuesday. The candidates are Bradley Byrne and Dean Young. The winner will face Democratic nominee Burton LeFlore on Dec. 17. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Wagarville Baptist hosting Fall Festival On Thursday, Oct. 31, Wagarville Baptist Church is hosting their annual Community Fall Festival. The event is from 6 – 8 p.m. More...

Coming Events

Calendar

Boys & Girls Club sponsors talent show The Boys and Girls Club is sponsoring “Southwest Alabama’s Got Talent” Thursday, Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m., at the Clarke County High School auditorium. More...

Sports

Aggies stiff-arm Tigers upset bid

Jordan drives JHS 65 yards in two minutes for game-winning TD

For 47 minutes the Jackson Aggies saw the unbeaten season on the brink as they fought back from behind in the closing minute to beat upsetminded Demopolis 22-21 to move to 9-0 on the season last Thursday in Demopolis.  More...

Eagles upset Lowndes

After securing a playoff berth, Jackson Academy picked a big win over a 2A team for a homecoming victory last Friday night. The Eagles defeated Lowndes Academy by a score of 35 – 20. More...

Bulldogs whip Bears 46-6

The Leroy Bears closed out their region slate of games with a 46-6 loss to longtime county foe Washington County last Friday night at Jordan-Wilcox Stadium in Chatom.  “We got beat by a better team,” Head Coach Jason Massey said. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. More...

WashCo Jail Bookings

The following persons were booked into the Washington County Jail:   Robert Vinson Weaver, 35, of Theodore, was booked Oct. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:   Domestic situation was reported Oct. 20 at 200 block of Maple Drive.  Menacing was reported Oct. More...

WashCo sheriff cleared

Federal jury finds Stringer not guilty of fraud charges

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer was found not guilty of Social Security fraud Oct. 25 in U.S. District Court in Mobile. Stringer learned of the verdict in the early afternoon. More...

‘Business as usual’ as PCA completes Boise acquisition

Jackson one of three paper operations of mostly corrugated company

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) announced Friday, Oct. 25 that it had completed its acquisition of Boise, Inc., including the Jackson paper mill and sheeter operation. More...

Fall Fest will fill downtown this Saturday

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s 31st Annual Fall Festival is this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured along with the old favorites will be the first ever Miss Fall Festival pageant with six divisions from birth to age 18. More...

Police officers save lives with AEDs

Jackson Police officers have saved lives of local residents in recent weeks with the help of the AED (automated external defibrillator) device. More...

News

St. Stephens’ Stoker Road stays open despite heated WashCo Commission meet

Before a standing-room-only crowd, the Washington County Commission voted at its Oct. 28 meeting not to close Stoker Road in the St. Stephens community, but not before both sides “raised sand” in a heated debate. More...

New venue for public to use in Grove Hill

The newest former National Guard Armory in Grove Hill is now available for rent to the public. More...

JPD shares Halloween safety tips

From Staff Reports  The members of the Jackson Police Department hope that all children have a safe and happy Halloween and offer the following safety tips: Children should-  •cross streets only at street corners.  •never cro More...

Editorials

Southern Style

Many religions but only one way

I write in response to Mr. Hoyle’s appeal to “tolerance” in last week’s TSA concerning his experience at a Trialogue dealing with three of the world’s great religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  More...

Capital View

Does higher education need a different type of governance?

As the problems and revelations about Alabama State University make the headlines every day or so, it has occurred to me that they probably aren’t exclusive and also brings up the question of whether or not our institutions of higher learning n More...

Political Cartoon

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People

Atchison – Reeves to wed Saturday

Final wedding plans for Kristian Grace Atchison and Matthew Likens Reeves have been announced as an event of Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at 5 o’clock in the afternoon at the Kirk House in Axis. More...

St. Stephens dig is Saturday

Persons interested in Alabama history and archaeology have an opportunity to assist in the excavation of a historic former hotel building in old St. Stephens on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. No experience is required.  More...

WashCo Nursing Home receives ‘Excellence in Action’ award

The Washington County Nursing Home has received an award signifying exemplary service and customer satisfaction.  More...