2012-02-23 E-Edition

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Living Your Destiny

Seeing other people as we would want to be seen

Too often we judge people before we know their situation. We put a critical or judgmental title on them without knowing why they are the way they are. We need to see things from their perspective instead of stereotyping them. We don’t know what is going on in their life. We just see the addiction, the behavior, the fault. We […]

Congress Reports

Payroll tax cuts must be paid for

On Friday, I joined all five of my House Republican colleagues in the Alabama congressional delegation in voting against an extension of the payroll tax cut without Congress first finding a way to pay for it. While I support continuing the current payroll tax holiday, I do not accept that the tax cut extension must be added to the overall […]

Jackson Woman’s Club tours county museum, learns county’s history

The Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill was the site of the February meeting of the Jackson Woman’s Club. Kerry Reid gave members a tour of the museum and talked about the history of Clarke County. President Jodi Walker presided over the meeting at The Helms House, where lunch was served. Hostesses were Barbara Hundley, Carol Morton and Debbie Bolton.

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ tickets go on sale March 1

The Old Courthouse Museum, on Thursday, March 1, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., will sell tickets for the 2012 production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The play, based on Harper Lee’s best-selling novel, will be brought to life on the stage in the Monroe County Heritage Museum’s 22nd annual production. New for 2012 is the outdoor ampitheater now being […]

Clarke County Cattlemen hold annual meeting

Despite the rain, it was a good turnout for the annual Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association banquet at Clarke Prep School in Grove Hill Saturday night. Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Vice President Jimmy Holliman told the group about the state association’s work following last spring’s tornadoes and its assistance to Texas cattlemen during the drought. Holliman said the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association remains […]

AU pulp, paper, bio resource scholarship offered

Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties’ students are invited to apply for scholarship opportunities through the Auburn University Pulp, Paper and Bio Resource Engineering Program. The key scholarship credentials needed to apply are: acceptance to Auburn with plans to enroll in ChE, ME or EE; a 27 or higher ACT score; ranking in the top 10 percentile of high school grade-point […]

Mardi Gras in Jackson

Heartbreaking upsets!

Montgomery teams knock off Clarke County squads

The second ranked Clarke County Bulldogs saw their dreams of a return to the Class 3A finals dashed Friday night as the visiting Trinity Wildcats won 43-41. Trinity led throughout the bulk of the game when CCHS tied it at 35-35 with 3:26 left to play. The next time the game was tied came when Chris Landrum, returning from the […]

Sports Scene

So thankful for the return of baseball

You have to understand that I usually get in a funk during the tail end of the winter and it takes the early spring to get me out of it. Folks who know me, know this and know that it runs its course. Monday was like a magic drink or something. I woke up feeling giddy because I knew that […]