December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa letters and holiday greetings coming next week

The South Alabamian’s annual Christmas greeting issue will be next week, Dec. More...

City advertises for economic developer

The city of Jackson is advertising for an economic developer. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

‘Bethlehem Morning’ to be presented at Mt. Gilead Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Walker Springs will present the Christmas cantata “Bethlehem Morning” on Sunday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. Pastor William Allison welcomes all to attend. More...

Children’s musical presented at FBC

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Just a second

On Saturday, November the 30th, a large portion of Alabama came to a screeching halt. It happens every year about this time; the Iron Bowl. More...

Editorials

From the Publisher

Betting on Auburn to make Alabama proud

I talked ugly to Auburn during the Iron Bowl on Nov. 30 and when they beat Alabama I swore I was going to pull for Missouri the next week in the SEC championship game.  But I cooled off and on Dec. More...

Political Cartoon

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Capital View

Auburn going for the crown

Congratulations to Gus Malzahn and the Auburn football team for securing the football championship of the Southeastern Conference against the University of Missouri this past weekend at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.  More...

People

Godbold, Noble united in marriage

Haley Shawn Noble and Wesley Fountain Godbold were united in marriage on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at half past six o’clock in the evening on the Grand Lawn of the Grand Hotel in Point Clear with the Rev. Scott Armstrong officiating. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Pettis celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Flo and Roger Pettis of Leroy celebrated 50 years of marriage Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.  Their children honored the couple by hosting a reception at the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Leroy on Sunday, Dec. 1.  More...

Rachael Gregson places in Indian Princess competition

Rachael Maria Gregson has been selected as 2nd alternate in the Poarch Creek Indian Princess competition, Junior Division 2013. More...

Man beaten with ax handle

A Choctaw County man was arrested Dec. 4 for the assault of a Wagarville man in Jackson.  Joseph Neil Miller, 68, of Needham, was booked by Jackson Police for burglary, first degree.  More...

Settlement reached in Boise tax dispute

The Jackson City Council approved Tuesday night a sales tax settlement between the county, City of Jackson and Boise White Paper, LLC.  The Clarke County Commission also voted in favor of the settlement earlier in the day.  More...

First District voters to elect Bonner’s replacement Tuesday

The First Congressional District of Alabama will elect a new congressman Tuesday, Dec. 17 to replace Jo Bonner who resigned in early August to take a position with the University of Alabama System. More...

Smile of the Week

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News

WashCo engineer not into moving water lines

Construction on bridges on Deer Park Road has caused an increase in traffic on the Deer Park/Vinegar Bend access road.  More...

Participant in theft ring sentenced to 33 months

One of the participants in a large theft ring that hit Clarke County and other parts of the state, stealing riding lawn mowers, tractors, trailers, wreckers and other items earlier this year pleaded guilty to his role in the crimes in federal court i More...

Lawmen looking for Peterbilt truck stolen in Grove Hill

Second Frances Powell Enterprises truck burns

Frances Powell Enterprises has had a string of bad luck in recent days.  More...

Coming Events

Calendar

‘Sweet Dreams Candyland’ to be presented tonight The White Smith Memorial Library will present “Sweet Dreams Candyland” on Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. There will be music,  Christmas stories and a visit from Santa. More...

Education

Second- grade ‘Students of the Month’

Second-grade students chosen as Gillmore Elementary December “Students of the Month” are: (front L-R): Jamya Young and Layah Rozier; back row: Vincent Morris, Hayden Terrell, Dillian Over More...

First- grade ‘Students of the Month’

First graders selected as “Students of the Month” for December are: (front L-R) William Simmons, Sharmilla Simmons, James Simmons, Anne Lynn and Kierstin Beard; (Back L-R) Alaysha Westbro More...

Kindergarten ‘Students of the Month’

Gillmore Pre-K and kindergarten December “Students of the Month” are: (front LR) Cayden Colbert, Kaden Nettles, Rose Tanner, John Neal and Jalayzia Hunt; (back L-R) Brielle Green, Kalia M More...

Sports

Tanner 21, WCHS 13

WCHS falls to Tanner; runner-up in 2A

The Tanner Rattlers scored 14 unanswered points in the second half Friday afternoon at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa to defeat Washington County 21-13 for the second straight year in the 2A State Championship game.  More...

Besteda honored at Senior Day at USA

The University of South Alabama football program honored 28 seniors prior to Saturday night's game against Louisiana-Lafayette at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. More...

JHS swim team competes at Auburn, Bishop State

JHS swimmers compete in State  Championship  More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

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

ClarkeCo Deeds, Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications  Robert Craig Mozingo, to Morgan Kaitlan Ramsey.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   Property deeds listed  Nov. 26-Dec. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Domestic criminal mischief was reported Dec. 2 at 500 block of Depot Road.  Domestic violence - menacing was reported Dec. More...