Alabama House’s youngest legislator picked for important committee assignments

Newly elected state legislator Marc Keahey was named to two important committees during the Alabama House of Representatives’ organizational session. House Speaker Seth Hammett, D-Andalusia, appointed Keahey, D-Grove Hill, to the Judiciary Committee and the Agriculture and Forestry Committee. The Judiciary Committee is one of the most powerful committees in the House, responsible for reviewing all bills pertaining to changes […]

Evergreen Trucking to locate terminal in Jackson, employ 55

Economic growth was the focus of the Jackson City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday, announcing another business which plans to locate to the area. The council voted to pass a resolution designating 27 acres on Highway 43 South as the first of the city’s enterprise zone. The first business announcing its intention to locate there is Evergreen Trucking, which […]

Fruit of the Loom buys Vanity Fair Intimates

The VF Corp. has sold its Vanity Fair Intimates division, which includes operations in Monroeville and Jackson, to Fruit of the Loom, Inc. for $350 million. The sale was announced Tuesday. Jackson Plant Manager James Wilson said no changes are planned locally. The Jackson knitting facility employs less than 100 people. The Monroeville operation has about 1,000 employees. VF’s intimate […]

Jackson Walgreens coming

The City of Jackson Planning Commission approved plans for a new Walgreens pharmacy on College Avenue Tuesday. Mayor Richard Long said demolition of the old shopping center and armory where the store will be built will be completed soon and constructed started. The store is expected to open by August. Shown are members of the Planning Commission with the developers, […]

Area Church Announcements

Bassett Creek hosts singing Bassett Creek Baptist Church will be hosting its first singing of the New Year, Friday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Special guests will be the “Tribute Quartet” of Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly known as the “Monument Quartet,” the Tribute Quartet has developed a national reputation for being one of the finest Southern Gospel groups on the road […]

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1. Is the book of Colossians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From I Samuel 4, what did Eli’s daughter-in-law name her son? Barsabbas, Didymus, Ichabod, Naboth 3. Which “Mount” is the highest hill in Jerusalem? Zion, Tabor, Moriah, Mizpah 4. What is the longest book in the New Testament? Acts, Galatians, James, Revelation 5. Of these, […]

Alabama Scene

Polls tell story on Iraq

Via the magic of e-mail I received this week the results of two polls done by my buddy Dr. Gerald Johnson of the Capitol Survey Research Center and neither of them bode well for the Republican Party in Alabama. While some of you may not put much stock in political polls, I do, and I might add that Dr. Johnson’s […]

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Good news starts '07

Just weeks into the new year, there’s plenty of good economic news for the area. Three great stories appeared just last week. Toddtown native Richard Pugh is the CEO of a new plastic injection molding plant that will locate in Thomasville. The $8 million plant will be built in the new South Industrial Park and will employ 75 to 100 […]

Replacing Tutwiler

And speaking of progress, we must comment on Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day’s efforts to secure a new women’s prison facility for the Thomasville area. Word is out that the aged and deteroriating Tutwlier Prison for Women in Wetumpka must be replaced. Prison Commissioner Richard Allen has said he would like to see a new facility by as early as 2008. […]

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  “If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets!”                                   Mel Brooks   “Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”                                     Babe Ruth   “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”                                   Mark Twain