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. Lawanda Williams was sentenced Jan. 24 to six years and three months in prison and ordered to pay back the $267,377 she illegally received […]

Panthers prepare for area playoffs

The Coffeeville Panthers lost an important coin-toss Monday and now the Class 1A Area 1 tournament will be held in McIntosh. Because of that the Panthers will play Sweet Water in the first round of the tourney. Coffeeville clinched the tie for first place by beating Fruitdale 83-50 recently. In the game Trenton Cade led CHS with 21 points. Franklin […]

State tag promotes kid fishing

When it comes time to renew your vehicle tag, consider investing $50 to help ensure that the state’s water resources are protected and enhanced today as well as for future generations. For each “Take a Kid Fishing” tag purchased, $41.25 is allocated to three important water resources programs managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife […]

Pringle to pitch at ASCC

“Alabama Southern Head Softball Coach, Elaine Covin, and Dr. John A. Johnson, President of Alabama Southern Community College, recently announced recipients of athletic scholarships for 2007-2008. Bailey Pringle, a 2007 graduate of Jackson Academy and the daughter of Debbie Seibert and Freddie Pringle has received a softball scholarship from Alabama Southern Community College.” Pictured with Pringle (center) are seated from […]

JA’s Coleman to ASCC

Kayla Coleman, a 2007 graduate of Jackson Academy and the daughter of David and Brenda Coleman has received a softball scholarship from Alabama Southern Community College.” Pictured with Coleman (center) are seated from Left: Brenda Coleman, Coleman, Alabama Southern Coach- Elaine Covin and standing Jackson Academy Headmaster/Coach Lynn Wright and Head Softball Coach, Freddie Pringle.

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. Clayton was dismissed from Thomasville Police Department July 9, 2001 after charges were filed against him for bounced checks and theft of property, second deegree. The city had also had several businesses in the […]

Firemen get to practice

Grove Hill firemen recently burned this unoccupied house on Broad Street as a training exercise. Firemen have burned several old structures in the community in recent weeks and have others targeted to be burned. The burnings serve two purposes- they give firefighters needed hands-on training and also get rid of some unsightly eyesores. Photo by Ross Wood

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. Photo by Jim Cox

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. This is not something I ever expected.” Besides being a teacher, much of her volunteer work includes working with students on extracurricular activities as well as other types of community service. She serves as […]

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. Newly-seated Circuit Judge Stuart DuBose was driving a vehicle that had a bump with a Baber’s Leasing delivery truck on Butler’s Church Street Wednesday, Jan. 24. Butler Police Chief Chuck Breland said […]