2017-08-03 E-Edition

Wilson Hall reunion brings alumni from all over

Meet & Greet Banquet “In Our Hearts Then and Now”

Graduates from Wilson Hall High School enjoyed three days with members of classes from 1950 through 1970. The first graduating class was in 1949 but no members from that class were present. Friday night many came to a meet and greet and were welcomed by Dr. Carolyn Taite, principal at Wilson Hall Middle School. They had a meal and danced […]


“If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay…Any effort to go after Mueller [Robert Mueller, the special counsel] could be the beginning of the end of the Trump presidency, unless Mueller did something wrong. Right now, I have no reason to believe that Mueller is compromised.” U .S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC “I’m the best governor […]

Trivia test

1. GEOGRAPHY: Which is the largest of the U.S. National Parks? 2. MYTHOLOGY: Whose kidnapping was said to trigger The Trojan War? 3. AWARDS: Who was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Prize? 4. MOVIES: Which 1988 movie starred a character named John McClane? 5. MATH: How would you write the number 1015 in Roman numerals? 6. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: […]

Jackson Police Calls

Jackson Police answered the following calls this past week: Theft of property was reported July 24 in the 300 block of Commerce Street. A dog call was reported July 24 on Meadowbrook Lane. A burglary was reported July 24 in the 2000 block of Highway 43. Suspicious activity was reported July 24 in the 200 block of Wildwood Drive. A […]

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 25-31 include: Timothy Wayne Baugh, 35, possession of a controlled substance, domestic violence third degree, harassment, burglary third degree, unauthorized use of vehicle, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Danielle Langley, 36, criminal mischief second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Gequanzie Lamar Robinson, 21, youth offender, […]

Great stories told by Wilson Hall High alumni

Sports Scene

This past weekend I had the privilege to attend a majority of the three-day Wilson Hall High School Reunion. Better yet, I was able to share a good portion of the time with Carson, my college daughter, in attendance as well. I was surprised, but not completely shocked to learn that Carson had no idea the school she knows at […]


A Florida tractor-trailer rig overturned on Highway 84 east of Grove Hill Thursday afternoon, July 27 at the intersection of Wizard Road. The driver was not injured (back to camera) and said he braked and overturned when a car stopped and turned ahead of him. The trailer was not loaded. Clarke County deputies, ambulance personnel and Grove Hill firefighters responded.

Republicans: Still the Stupid Party?

National Review

The ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perhaps one very important thing hasn’t: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party. That Obamacare repeal has one or maybe two feet in the grave, depending on how you’re counting, is testament to jaw-dropping disarray and bad faith. On the cusp of […]

FUSB credits loan growth for uptick

First US Bancshares, Inc. (FUSB) (the “Company”) recently reported net income of $416,000, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 and $820,000, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2017. The six-month results represent an increase of $0.01 per diluted share compared to the same period of 2016. The improved […]