2011-12-29 E-Edition

Looking back at sports in 2011

From a state championship, to the agony of defeat and losing coaches, 2011 was a wild roller coaster ride for Southwest Alabama. Who knew that in January that one move would lead to the biggest win in one school’s history? January The year started with successful Jackson High School football coach Jeff Kelly resigning to take the head coaching job […]

Stressful 2011 could make for a depressed 2012

2011 has been a turbulent one for the people of Alabama, and a professor in The University of Alabama Capstone College of Nursing thinks many people will feel the effects mentally during 2012. “I predict an increase in the number of patients seeking care for a new-onset of depression, anxiety and mental health conditions,” says Dr. Amy Bigham, assistant professor […]

All-state players named

SW Alabama has 32 athletes honored

With the closing of the 2011 football season, this area’s high school players have once again been recognized for their hard work on the field as the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association all-state football team. Highlighting the team is the Super 12 team that features Jackson High School quarterback Dustyn Moseley and Thomasville High Tyler Hayes are among the top […]

Jackson police make drug arrest

A search warrant executed Dec. 23 at an apartment in the Cottonwood Estates apartment complex, resulted in the arrest of a Jackson man who has been charged with felony marijuana possession. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Officer Albert Washington Jr. received information that Blake Harrington, 24, a resident of the apartment complex, located at 520 East Pearl Street, […]

Lakeside Steel sold for $77.5 million but T’ville projects secure

Purchase erases $22.5 million loan at 15 percent interest

Lakeside Steel announced late last week that it has entered into a non-binding agreement to sell its operations to an anonymous buyer for $77.5 million. Lakeside is a Canadian company based in Welland, Ontario, and it manufactures pipe and tubing for domestic natural gas drilling. Last year, the company announced it would be building a steel casing mill in Thomasville. […]

Thomasville Arrests

Thomasville Police Department released the following for the week of Dec. 12-18. There were three accidents, 22 complaints, 10 felony arrests, three misdemeanor arrests, 11 traffic tickets, one warning ticket, 177 special details. Jessie Norwood, domestic violence second degree, arrested Dec. 12 by Thomasville Police Dept. Eric Dewayne Norwood, domestic violence second degree, arrested Dec. 12 by Thomasville Police Dept. […]

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 20-26 include: Brandon Leroy Foxx, 25, burglary third degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Bert Kennedy Garrick Jr., 23, theft of property second degree, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Frances Coleman, 50, negotiating a worthless negotiable instrument, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Allen […]

Jordan stationed at Keesler

SrA Ashley Jordan, daughter of Kevin (Tammy) Jordan and Faye Norris (Danny) Shaper who is stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi Mississippi, is the Outstanding Base Bioenvironmental Engineering Airmen of the Year! The Medical Service Award period was covered from Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011. SrA Jordan will go on to compete at the AF Headquarter level (highest […]

Female VP running mate may decide presidential election

Whereas many eyes were on presidential candidates in the final days of 2011, one University of Alabama professor believes the vice presidential race is the one to watch. Dr. Janis Edwards, associate professor of communication studies, says the VP slot may actually determine the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. “On the Republican side, none of the current candidates is […]