Certain foods can make you recall a loved one, or a favorite event

Memories & Recipes Cindy Garrick Almost all of us have had a loved one serving in the military. The five cousins were no exception. As we grew up our families moved in different directions. My family moved into Baton Rouge, Mike and Ronnie moved all the way to West Palm Beach, Fla. and Jodie and Janie stayed in Denham Springs, […]

Horton wins school geography bee

Jacob Horton, a WHMS 7th grader, recently won the National Geographic Society Bee for this school year. Horton outscored 82 students in grades 5-8 to be declared the school’s winner. He answered 6-of-7 preliminary round questions correctly. He then took a written qualifying examination to determine his eligibility to compete in the state bee to be conducted in Jacksonville in […]

Carter, Williams capture spelling bee title

Nineteen WHMS students were buzzing with nervous excitement recently at the annual Spelling Bee competition. For many weeks, these students studied and prepared for the big day. Some students found the words “overwhelming” and had the “misfortune” of incorrectly “identifying” the spelling of their word. Others, however, quietly “celebrated” after they gave the “appropriate” word spelling. With two remaining, Courtney […]

Students enjoy intra-squad game

The Wilson Hall Middle School recently held an in-house Blue and White Basketball Game. Coach Ted King and Petra Autry selected interested participants from their Physical Education classes. The faculty and the entire student body enjoyed watching our students play. This fundraising event was an effort to support our school in getting new bleachers for the gymnasium.

Principal’s comments

By Larry BagleyWHMS Principal As we head into the second semester of this school year, we are all aware as students and teachers that testing time is on the horizon. The two main areas of focus for all of us according to NCLB are math and reading. One of the greatest tools available for teachers to improve student achievement is […]

Student reflects on WHMS

As an eighth grader at Wilson Hall Middle School, there have been many things that I have enjoyed during my years here. One of the events that every middle school student gets excited over is a Pep Rally. We scream, stomp, clap, whistle, and everything else in our power to help our grade win the spirit stick. Another event that […]

ASCC honors list told

A number of students have been named to honor lists for fall semester at Alabama Southern Community College which offers classes in Monroeville, Demopolis, Thomasville, Gilbertown and Jackson. Students must take at least 12 semester hours of credits to be eligible. Named to the President’s List for achieving perfect 4.0 grade point averages were the following Clarke County students: Kristopher […]

Democrat’s birthday cake would look like hell itself

Alabama Scene

MONTGOMERY—Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court has stirred up a tempest which has brought him under a fierce barrage not only from the press but his own fellow justices on the court. Parker, the only candidate blessed by former Chief Justice Roy Moore in the 2004 election to win, wrote an op ed piece for the Birmingham News […]

Area Church Announcements

Lily Baptist Church to present gospel sing

Lily Baptist Church of Fulton will present the Spiritual Kings of Dixons Mills and The Anointed Angels of Jackson Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2:30 p.m. The sponsor is Mrs. Marie Calhoun. Rev. Wiley McMillian is the pastor. Coffeeville Baptist to have gospel singing Coffeeville Baptist Church will have a gospel music singing featuring Mickey J. Neeley of Huntsville with Mike […]

Mislabeling AU fan, ‘About the worse mistake you’ve ever made’


I messed up big time last week when I called the late Bob Dickinson an Alabama fan. Bob was one of the biggest Auburn fans in Grove Hill. The bad thing is I knew better but I guess I was thinking too hard ahead to my next comments about Bob’s brother-in-law, Jack Chapman — who was about as big an […]