2018-06-14 E-Edition

Appointments for area United Methodist pastors are announced

The Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church was held June 3-6 in Montgomery where pastor appointments were announced throughout the conference. New appointments for this area include: Grove Hill. Christopher D. Walker will succeed Mike Pearson who is being transferred to Graceland, Fla. This Sunday will be Pearson’s last day and a covered dish luncheon will follow […]

Nation’s Report Card not good

Dollars & Cents

A national crisis is brewing. That is the only conclusion one can reach from the results of the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), a congressionally mandated project within the U.S. Department of Education. The assessment is called the “Nation’s Report Card.” NAEP is the largest continuing and nationally representative assessment of what our nation’s students know and can […]

Catholic Social Services invests in local community

The office is busy. Parking spaces are full. The building is small, but inside there is a whirlwind of activity. Applications for food assistance are being completed. Many are shopping in the thrift store. An employee is assisting someone via telephone. It’s just another day at the office of Catholic Social Services/Helping Hands Thrift in Jackson. Sheila Smith has been […]

Church News

Grove Hill Baptist Church will have its Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 15. At Shipwrecked, kids discover that Jesus rescues them when they’re lonely, when they worry, when they struggle, when they do wrong and when they are powerless! Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, have a delicious […]

Miss. man drowns in Tombigbee near Bobby’s Fish Camp

A Waynesboro, Miss. man drowned in a boating mishap in the Tombigbee River near Bobby’s Fish Camp Saturday, May 26. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) identified the victim as Donald A. Wilson, 54. He was a passenger in a boat that was headed upriver near Turkey Creek. Witnesses say Wilson emptied his pockets and jumped from the boat, which […]

Strange BUT TRUE

Criminals need to call ahead

* It was French author, philosopher and journalist Albert Camus who made the following sage observation: “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” * Famously flamboyant country singer and songwriter Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-alike contest — and she lost. * If you’re a sailor you’re probably familiar with the hazards of […]

Analyzing gubernatorial primaries

Inside the Statehouse

Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impressive victories. Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents without a runoff. She trounced them. She garnered 56 percent of the vote to 25 percent for Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. Evangelist Scott Dawson and Mobile […]

Political Cartoon

Clarke Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 5-11 include the following: Charlie Emerson Mc- Gaster, 38, carrying pistol without a license, loitering, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of marijuana first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Ray Hall, 55, adult sex offender violation of loitering in certain areas, arrested by […]