May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CORRECTIONS

CHS closed in 2011   In the article last week about the new prep school that will utilize the old Coffeeville High School, it was incorrectly stated that the school closed in 2008. More...

Lieut. governor candidate has local ties

Rusty Glover’s grandfather was a local businessman, state senator, whose prodding helped restart the Alabama-Auburn football game

A candidate for lieutenant governor has Leroy and Jackson roots. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel to host singing   Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville will host a congregational singing on Saturday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson.  The Rev. Renea Henderson is pastor. All are invited to join in. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Annual Coffeeville Day planned for May 26

The Coffeeville One Community organization is sponsoring the third annual Coffeeville Day Festival on May 26 at the town hall on Highway 69. More...

Education

Charter school approved for Washington County

Scheduled to open for 2019-2020 school year

The Alabama Charter School Commission approved the application for a charter school in Washington County on May 15. More...

Hard work pays off for two JHS cheerleaders

Hours of hard work from Jackson High School senior cheerleaders Christen Taylor and Camryn Donner have paid huge dividends.  The girls, who have been cheering together for most of their lives, will continue to provide pep for fans this fall whe More...

Clarke County native interns with Ala. Farmers Federation

The Alabama Farmers Federation welcomed Clarke County native Ginny Bradley to an internship with its Alabama Wheat & Feed Grain and Soybean Producers May 14. More...

Sports

Leroy advances, others fall at Regionals

Last Thursday Class 1A Millry High School, Class 2A Washington County High School and Class 5A Jackson High School all traveled to Gulf Shores to play in the AHSAA Regional Softball Tournament in their respective classifications. More...

SPORTS QUIZ

1. Who was the first player to hit his 499th and 500th career home runs in the same game? 2. Name the player who led the American League in both doubles and triples in 1970. Hint: He played for the Minnesota   More...

Millry playoff run ends

The Millry Wildcats, playing in their first baseball semifinal since 2007, battled but came up short at Sweet Water, dropping both games 4-1 and 8-5, last Thursday on the road. Back in 2007 Millry advanced to the state title game. More...

Fruitdale student beaten at school

A 15- year- old Fruitdale High School student is recovering from a violent incident that was captured on video by students in the school’s gymnasium. More...

More local primary races in washington than Clarke

There are a few more local races on the Washington County ballot for the June 5 primary than Clarke County’s, but not many.  And all of the local races for the two counties are on the Democratic ballots. More...

High school graduation season here!

McIntosh High School and Leroy High School held graduation exercises Monday night, marking the beginning of commencements in Clarke and Washington counties.  Fruitdale High School and Washington County High School seniors received their diplomas More...

She grew up in the newspaper and now she’s working here

Shannon Wynn Courington has joined The South Alabamian as a news reporter and feature writer.  More...

News

Area Meetings

Clarke Co. Board of Human Resources   The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will conduct their regular meeting Thursday, May 31 at 10 a.m.  The public is invited to attend.  Lupus Support Group to meet at WSML   More...

Sunflower Road repairs should be a priority, says Commissioner Abston

During their most recent work session, the Washington County Commission discussed the importance of assessing and prioritizing roads that need repair by the use of traffic counts.  More...

Clarke April Drug Arrests

Drug related arrests made by Clarke County law enforcement agencies in April:  Corey Allen Lucus, distribution of a controlled substance.  Gequanzie Lamar Robinson, possession of marijuana first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia sec More...

Editorials

Letters to the Editor

For economic growth but not for giving property to retailers

Dear Editor,  I applaud our mayor and council for working hard to make Jackson grow, as a citizen and business owner in Jackson I too want Jackson to grow. I want our young people to find jobs here if they choose to stay. More...

Worrisome growing debt

Politicians and commentators these days like to point to an array of threats to our constitutional system. There’s one, though, that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should: our national debt.  More...

Secondary races on the ballot

Steve Flowers

Folks, we are less than three weeks away from our June 5th primary. Besides the governor’s race, all of our secondary constitutional races are on the ballot.  More...

People

Backing the Blue

JPD officers Heather Gates, Chris Shoultz, and Lee Hutto enjoy lunch provided by AllState Insurance/ The Chastain Agency. More...

Fiddlers convention in Frankville

The Old Time Fiddlers Convention in Frankville was again another smashing success. Performers of all ages traveled to the small Washington County community to play well into the night. More...

Middleton, Matheson plan June wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Scott Middleton of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Taylor Marai, to Jordan Thomas Matheson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of May 8-14 include the following:  Patrick Dewayne Phelon, 36, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, arrested by Clarke Co More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 3-9

Richard W. Pugh, to Wiseco Properties LLC.  Wiseco Properties LLC, to Patti Mayton.  Charles W. Fendley Jr., to Charles W. Fendley Jr.  Aemco Inc., to Debault Resources LLC.  Susan B. Long, to Jerry L. More...

Washington Deeds

(Warranty Deed) Alan B. Weaver to Bonnie Weaver.  (Warranty/Survivorship Deed) Kimberly A. Webb to Ralph W. More...