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October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

NEWS BRIEFS

Pioneer Day festival set for Saturday at county museum

The annual Pioneer Days festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 25 on the grounds of the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Historical Society. Admission is free. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

David Cleveland More...

Special Sections

Church

Sowers for Jesus prepare personal bags

The Sowers for Jesus are seeking help in preparing 125 personal bags to be donated to Wings of Life, 15 Place, Haven of Hope and Chairs. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

McIntosh UMC celebrates 154 years McIntosh United Methodist Church will celebrate 154 years of homecomings Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Earl Watson will be the guest speaker. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Belk Ticket fund-raiser at The Arc of ClarkeCo. Belk Charity Sale tickets are available for $5 at The Arc of Clarke County, 501 Forest Avenue, Jackson. More...

Editorials

Steady leadership needed to address the Ebola crisis

People in Southwest Alabama and across the country are worried about the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. According to a recent survey by the Washington Post, nearly twothirds of Americans are concerned about a widespread Ebola epidemic. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Once dubbed ‘The Real Governor,’ AEA’s Dr. Paul Hubbert succumbs

Paul Hubbert spent his career trying to improve education in Alabama and has often been called in political circles the "real governor of Alabama," but one of the two times he ran for that office he was defeated by someone who didn't attend a day of More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

An arrest was made on Oct. 5 for possession of marijuana at Cleveland Steet and Cherry Street. Theft was reported on Oct. 13 in the 500 block of College Avenue. A Coke machine was broken into and $204 was stolen. More...

Washington County Arrests

Kimberly Harris, 40, of Chatom, was booked on Oct. 8 for theft of property third degree ($1,000 bond). Chad Rutledge, 35, of McIntosh, was booked on Oct. 8 for probation violation ($620,000 bond). More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 14-21 include: Shakeldrick Martez Brown, 25, probation revocation, $580 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

JPD seizes drugs and weapons in traffic stop

A traffic stop at Mayton Drive and College Avenue on Oct. 17 recently led to a drug arrest and the seizure of a stolen firearm for the Jackson Police Department. More...

JWL Casino Night planned for Saturday

The Jackson Women’s League invites the community to step back in time for its first 1920s Casino Night fund-raiser. The event, which is sponsored by the Record & Sound Shop/AT&T authorized retailer, will take place on Saturday, Oct. More...

Saturday walk will raise money, spirits

(SA photo by Rick Couch)

Those who have not registered for Saturday’s Walk to end Alzheimer’s still have time to participate in the event. Peter Cowley, associate director of the Alzheimer’s Association, said registration for the Saturday, Oct. More...

News

More changes announced to athletic ticket prices and policy

Ticket prices: All contests will carry a $4 admission fee except varsity football which remains at $6. All games played during school time will be $1 for students, excluding county tournaments. More...

Discussing Development

The annual meeting of the Clarke County Development Foundation (CCDF) was held recently at the H.W. Pearce Jr. Memorial Park Assembly House. Above, Jackson Mayor Richard Long welcomed the crowd. More...

White Smith hosting fourth annual Spooky Tales Halloween celebration

The fourth annual “Spooky Tales in the Pine City” event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30. The event is sponsored by the White Smith Memorial Library in conjunction with the Kathryn Tucker Windham Storytelling Club. More...

Education

JHS parade will be Oct. 30

Jackson High School will hold its annual Homecoming Parade Thursday, Oct 30. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Gillmore. Following the parade, there will be a powder puff game and the annual bon fire. More...

JIS fifth graders plan Washington trip

Students at Jackson Intermediate School will get a rare opportunity to visit the nation’s capital in April. More...

Science in Motion

As part of National Youth Science Day, students at Jackson Academy recently worked with 4H in an outdoor physics lesson. More...

Sports

JHS rolls past rival Thomasville

The Jackson High School Aggies football team defeated the Thomasville High Tigers 24-7 Oct. 17 at D.F. Anderson Field. It was a hard fought county rivalry game. There were numerous penalties on both sides. More...

Clarke Prep outlasts Eagles, 52-34

After trading blows with Jackson Academy for the first two quarters, the Clarke Prep School Gators shifted into high gear and pulled away for a 52-34 win. More...

Bulldogs, Bears roll to victories

Washington County 49, Southern Choctaw 0 For the fifth straight game, the Washington County High School defense pitched a shutout in a 49-0 region win over Southern Choctaw. The Bulldogs have not allowed a point since their 38-7 win over St. More...