February 1, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Singing Valentines

These Grove Hill folks are practicing to get their voices in shape to offer "Singing Valentines" Feb. 14 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center. From left are Leann Floyd, Marion Hearn, Tom Daffin, Bobbie Keller and Mary English. More...

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Community

Raybon chosen Jackson's Citizen of Year for 2006

Jackson High School history teacher Audra Raybon has been named the Jackson Civitan Club's 2006 Citizen of the Year. Raybon said, "I am overwhelmed with honor. More...

Apartments going up in Thomasville

Work has started on the foundation for the new Boardwalk Cottages apartments on the east side of the railroad tracks in downtown Thomasville. This view is looking toward the south and shows some of the dirt work in progress. More...

Arts Council sponsoring another photo contest

The Grove Hill Arts Council will again sponsor a photography contest in April 2007. Last year's initial contest was a big success. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Washington County Cattlemen meet The Officers and Directors of the Washington County Cattlemen's Association have set Thursday, (today), February 1 at 7 p.m. as the date and time of their annual meeting and steak banquet. More...

Editorial

The Decision-Maker

Our Opinions

"I'm the decision-maker," President Bush declared as he drew a line in the sand against congressional leaders and others opposed to an escalation of troops in Iraq. More...

Dragging out wet-dry

The wet-dry debate is being dragged out in Thomasville to no good conclusion for either the wet or dry sides and certainly not for the overall community's well-being. More...

Legislative pay raise

The Alabama Legislature had hardly convened for its organizational session before efforts started circulating for a pay raise for legislators. More...

Pardoned ex-cop to be director of alternative school

The Clarke County Board of Education hired former Thomasville police officer Carey Clayton as the alternative school director for the Grove Hill area during Thursday's meeting. More...

Daughter gets six years for defrauding FEMA, mother gets probation

Lawanda Williams received $267,377 in Katrina funds

A Jackson woman who admitted to defrauding FEMA of over $267,377 in Hurricane Katrina assistance funds received a sixyear prison sentence last week and her mother was given three months probation for illegally taking nearly $23,000. More...

Purple martins are 'early birds' this year!

Sammy Hutto called from Chance shortly after 5 p.m. Monday to report a purple martin sitting on the power line at his home. Tuesday morning, Larry Newsom called to report martins in his backyard on the Allen-Walker Road in Helwestern. More...

Judge's fender bender draws attention

No one was hurt and damages were minor in a two-vehicle "fender bender" on the courthouse square in Butler last week but the incident made the news anyway. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

AREA OBITUARIES

Jackson Alonzo "Big Hoss" Jackson Sr., 71, of Jackson died Jan. 25, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1935. He was a native of Barlow Bend. He was a member of Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Barlow Bend. More...

CARD OF THANKS

CARD THANKS The Jesse Ray Jordan family would like to express their appreciation for all the prayers, food, flowers, cards, donations, love and support. Our community has been so generous through our hardship. More...

Sports

Lady Bulldogs lose in county tournament

The Clarke County High School Lady Bulldogs lost 41-34 to the Aggies of Jackson High School last Thursday night in the first round of the Clarke County Tournament in Thomasville. More...

Bullodgs fall to JHS

James Burroughs lays in two points for the Clarke County Bulldogs last Thursday night in the first round of the county tournament. More...

State champs recognized

The 2006 Clarke Prep School Lady Gator's volleyball team was recognized with a resolution from State Representative Marc Keahey (D) last week at the ring ceremony. More...

Church News

Area Church Announcements

Greater Pilgrim's Anointed Angel's third anniversary Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church of Walker Springs will have the third year anniversary of the Anointed Angels of Jackson Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Prayer Changes Things

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. More...

1. Is the book of James in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Acts 20:3, how many months did Paul stay in Greece? 3, 5, 7, 9 3. Who was the only woman to rule over Judah? Deborah, Dorcas, Eunice, Athaliah 4. More...