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May 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Monuments will be dedicated in Jackson on Memorial Day

During Tuesday night’s Jackson City Council meeting, Mayor Paul South again encouraged everyone to attend Monday’s Memorial Day service at 9 a.m.. The program will take place at the intersection of highways 177 and 43. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Musical legends will be honored this weekend

Two individuals have been selected for induction in the Washington County Musicians Hall of Honor during the May 27, Music Around the Courthouse program.  The two late individuals are Fiddler Joe Richardson of Chatom and musician and singer Amo More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Sis. Maxwell to be honored at Lewis Grove Baptist Church   Lewis Grove Baptist Church in Wagarville will honor Sis. Dorothy Griffin Maxwell Sunday, May 28, 2:30 p.m., at a Musician Appreciation program.  The Rev. More...

Living in the awareness of God’s presence

Here is a touching story found in John chapter 12 about humble servants love for her Lord.  More...

Seeds of Hope

Everyone is searching

Devotionals from SowerMinistries.org or Guido Ministries Not everyone knows what they are searching for. Most people seem to have an “emptiness” that they can’t fill. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

First Baptist Leroy plans VBS   The First Baptist Church of Leroy will conduct Vacation Bible School June 5-8 from 6 until 8:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Do what’s right and fix prison problem - before judge’s order

The Alabama Legislature has adjourned for the year with, as usual, mixed accomplishments. Budgets were passed with less agony than usual but only because $105 million in one-time BP oil spill money helped to prop it up. More...

A ballot full with 19 candidates hoping to be next U.S. senator

Well, folks, the field is set for the sprint to fill the open U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions.  More...

Working past retirement age

Some baby boomers — people born between 1946 and 1964 — find themselves at a crossroads in their work lives. They have reached a point where they need to decide to retire or to work beyond normal retirement age.  More...

People

Meitzler – Robinson plan July wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Meitzler of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna, to Chase Robinson. Mr. Robinson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Huntsville and Mr. and Mrs. More...

Cotten, Thomas announce final wedding plans

Final plans have been announced for Cammie Cotten and Kristian Thomas. The couple will exchange their marriage vows Saturday, May 27, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Dr. Charles E. and Patricia H. May Scholarship awarded to Emily Stewart of Jackson

The Community Foundation of South Alabama is pleased to announce that Emily Stewart is the 2017 recipient of the Dr. Charles E. and Patricia H. May Scholarship.  More...

Crash landing

Two accidents moments apart on Walker Springs Road resulted in severe damage to three vehicles and minor injuries. More...

McIntosh teen loses life after weekend accident

A 14-year-old from McIntosh died following a Saturday night crash.  According to a news release from the Alabama Department of Public Safety, the teenager was a passenger in a Chevrolet Silverado when the truck left the roadway and hit a tree.&n More...

Jackson Intermediate students are learning through playtime

Jackson Intermediate School students are urged to take their studies seriously, but its leadership also understands all work and no play can create restless students.  The addition of playground equipment will allow the school’s administr More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

News

Lupus support welcomes new members

A lupus support group, established in 2014, continues to have an impact on its members.  Monday, members gathered at the White Smith Memorial Library to remember those who have died and encourage others to keep fighting.  More...

New leadership excited about JHS band’s new show

New leadership and a new routine have members of the Sound of the Aggie Nation extremely excited about fall and football season.  Tyya Rocker, who will be a sophomore, has risen quickly through the ranks to drum major. More...

Medical expenses for Clarke County inmates are mounting

In approving bills Tuesday, Clarke County commissioners questioned more than $6,000 in medical bills for several jail inmates to Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.  “Who decides who goes to the hospital, who needs dental work,” Commission More...

Education

Jackson Academy honors its top students

Several students at Jackson Academy were honored for their academic excellence last week during the school’s Awards Day ceremonies. Headmaster Suzanne Bailey thanked everyone who supported the students and the school. More...

Sports

Playmakers emerge in JHS football scrimmage

The score of last week’s spring football scrimmage did not end in favor of Jackson High School, but the Aggies and their coaching staff learned a lot about what to expect when fall drills begin. More...

Eagles use Tuscaloosa Academy scrimmage to build depth

Tuesday’s spring scrimmage against Tuscaloosa Academy gave Jackson Academy Head Coach Jacob Webb a solid look at his team’s strengths and weaknesses heading into the 2017 season. More...

Jackson Academy players will play in All-Star games

For two Jackson Academy seniors, their high school baseball careers will continue. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A domestic disturbance was reported May 15 in the 200 block of Mc- Gowin Street.  Unlawful entering of a motor vehicle was reported May 15 in the 200 block of Commerce Street.  An accident with no injuries was reported May 15 in the 1500 bl More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 16-22 include:  Michael James Southall, 28, unlawful distribution of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, probation revocation (technical violation), a More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 11-16   Mattie Lee Scott, to Amie N. Jackson .  William F. McCorquodale Family Limited Partnership, to Christopher A. Bailey.  William F. McCorquodale Family Limited Partnership, to Craig L. More...