December 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Boise to resume fourth shift on J-1 paper machine beginning this Saturday

With all the bad economic news going around, here's a bit of good news: Jackson Operations Manager Rick Grant announced last week, "Strengthening demand and lower input costs have enabled Boise Inc.'s Jackson operation to resume a fourth shift on More...

Community rings bell for Salvation Army

The economy isn't so good this holiday season, there's no getting around that. Charitable giving is down in many places and the Clarke County United Way campaign is working diligently to make its $150,000 goal. More...

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Community

Courthouse Christmas Party

Employees of the Clarke County Courthouse enjoyed Christmas lunch last Thursday, Dec. 18. The License Commissioner's office coordinated the event and The Courthouse Deli catered the lunch. More...

City Drugs to host discussion on health care issues Saturday

The Presidential Transition Health Policy Team is encouraging Americans to host/attend Health Care Community Discussions across the country between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31. More...

How the big news might have been told by a conventional newspaper that very first Christmas Day.

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Community Calendar

Sunny South offers lights—Sunny South United plans to offer for Christmas 2008, and Easter 2009, the lease of individual solar lights. More...

Church News

a Savior is Born

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger." -Luke 2:7 More...

Church Announcements

Winter camp meeting 2008 continues - A winter camp meeting will be held in McIntosh continuing Tuesday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. A different speaker will be featured each night. Bro. Kitchens will be Tuesday, Bro. More...

Lifestyle

A Wonderful Christmas

Icy wind whipped around Elizabeth's bare knees between the top of her socks and the bottom of her skirt. "Why can't girls wear pants like boys?" she asked. "It's not lady like," answered her Great Aunt Sarah. More...

Does your Christmas cactus know that it is time to do its thing?

Gardening With Dora

By now our Christmas cactus has bloomed - or it hasn't. If it hasn't set flowers it is because ours didn't enjoy the nurture that professional growers give theirs to induce them to bloom during the holiday season. More...

Robertsons announce birth of a daughter on Dec. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Robertson of Smyrna, Georgia announce the birth of a daughter, Lily Elizabeth, born Dec. 11, 2008. She weighed six lbs. 10 ozs. and measured 19 inches. Lily is welcomed home by a brother, Pace, and sister, Chloe. More...

Schools

Students do well in art competition

At the Clarke-Washington County Fair, students in Jaimi Bradford's art class submitted their artwork. Caroline Harvey won first place for her watercolor painting. Lashaundra Cowen placed second for her watercolor painting. More...

Mr., Miss CCHS named

Seniors are nominated by faculty for the honor of being Mr. and Miss CCHS. The nominations are compiled and seniors are presented ballots to elect the winners and runners-up. This year's Mr. and Miss CCHS are Curian McCaskill and Minetre Martin. More...

Memory Tree fund progressing

The Memory Tree Fund (in memory of Brenda McIntyre) is now $3,165.40! We only have $584.60 to go to reach the halfway mark! Spanish Club students have worked very hard with bake sales and other activities! More...

Found bones may belong to missing T'ville man

A skull and other bones found near Barrytown in Choctaw Count may be the remains of a Thomasville man missing since 2003. More...

Two arrests in slaying of Wagarville store owner

A McIntosh man and a Wagarville man have been charged with capital murder in the robbery and murder of a Wagarville store owner. More...

Property taxes due by Dec. 31

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly reminds property owners that Dec. 31, 2008 is the deadline to pay ad valorem taxes. You may avoid the lines at the courthouse if you pay by mail. More...

Police chief wrecks new cruiser

Grove Hill Police Chief Leo Frazier was the driver of a police crusier that struck the end of the abutment that divides Highway 43 near the Highway 84 overpass Monday morning, severely damaging the new Dodge Charger he had just started driving. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Slater

Willie Mae Heartfield Slater, 73, of Coffeeville died Dec. 15, 2008 at Jackson Medical Center. She was a member of Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville, where she was a deaconess and served in the choir, Sunday school and missionary society. More...

Bumpers

Robert Lee Bumpers Jr., 54, of the Winn community near Jackson died Dec. 16, 2008 at a Jackson Medical Center. He was a resident of the Winn community near Jackson. He formerly lived in Dayton, Ohio, for 21 years. More...

Pugh

Bama Ann Duff Pugh, 76, of Coffeeville died Dec. 11, 2008 at her residence. She was born March 4, 1932. She was a member of Church of the Living God of Coffeeville, where she was a choir member. More...

Sports

Bulldogs are county hoop champions

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs captured the 2008-09 Clarke County Tournament titles as they beat the host Aggies of Jackson High School 80-61 last Saturday night. More...

Moseley area's first Mr. Football

What is the criteria for being named Mr. Football in Alabama? Is it eye-popping stats? Is it the ability to lead a team to greatness? Or is it the top college prospect in the state? More...

Southwest Alabama places 40 on the ASWA all-state team

In many years, the Alabama Sports Writers Association's Super 12 football team is made up of big-ticket recruits from larger schools. This season, smaller is the new larger. Led by Mr. More...

Editorial

Reporting unusual news

Editor's Notes

Christmas is about Christianity and the birth of a savior. More...

Cartoon

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Shoe throwing an ironic sign of Iraqi freedom

Congress Reports

As you no doubt have seen on the news in recent days, a young Iraqi reporter, Muntander al-Zaidi, threw his shoes at President George Bush during a press conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki inside Baghdad's Green Zone. More...

Records

Arrests booked through county jail Dec. 17-22

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 17 through 22 include: Edward Lemond Hughley, 30, drivers license suspended/ revoked, $718.50 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds and Marriage Licenses

Marriage license applications Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...