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April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Drug take back will take place Saturday, April 30

The Jackson Police Department and Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association will conduct their National Drug take back Saturday, April 30 at Walmart and CVS. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:ERNEST C.MCCORQUODALE III, ATTORNEY AT LAW LLC, 2007 College Avenue, Jackson, Alabama More...

Special Sections

Church

Cantuchee/Overstreet Cemetery Decoration Day is May 1

Dress cool and casual and take part in the Cantuchee / Overstreet Cemetery Decoration Day on Sunday, May 1st from 11 a.m. until. Bring your covered dish, plates, forks, ice, drinks, etc., and there will be fellowship following our clean up. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Cobb-Wilson plans cemetery work day There will be a workday at the Cobb-Wilson Cemetery, located on the Annie Wilson place, Saturday, April 30. Bring tools and a lawn chair. Lunch will be after the work is complete. Oak Grove conducts singing More...

Memories of swimming in Satilpa Creek

We jumped into the old blue 1965 Mustang and started up the highway, then turned right, down a narrow grassy passageway, which eventually wove around to the banks of Satilpa Creek. More...

Editorials

Obamacare is fatally flawed

Last week, UnitedHealthcare, our nation’s largest health insurance provider, announced it would be pulling out of the federal Obamacare insurance marketplace and also backing out of most state health care exchanges. More...

Alabamians want to vote on lottery

As the budget hearings began for the 2016 Legislative Session in January the largest Powerball lottery sweepstakes in American history was playing out. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, thus far. More...

Record settlement for housing lender

The last of the major banks – the nation’s largest mortgage lender – recently agreed to a record $1.2 billion settlement. More...

People

Clarke’s DYW program Saturday in T’ville

The Distinguished Young Woman pageant will be Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Thomasville Civic Center. Tickets are sold out. Jessica Richardson, daughter of Gladys Kidd and Robert Richardson, attends Jackson High School. More...

Skipper, Bolen united in marriage April 2

Lea Stevens Bolen and Jonathan Carmichael Skipper exchanged vows Saturday, April 2, 2016, at First United Methodist Church of Jackson, Alabama. Reverend Alan Gantzhorn officiated the marriage ceremony. Mrs. More...

Prenuptial parties honor Miss Brown, Mr. Harding

Leslie Brown and Casey Harding were honored at two recent events celebrating their upcoming marriage. More...

Senior Living

‘Blaze A Trail’ during Older Americans Month

This year the Administration for Community Living (ACL) has dedicated the month of May to raising awareness about issues facing older adults and highlighting the way older Americans are advocating for themselves, peers and communities. More...

Burge reflects on his 45 years of service to JPD

During his more than four decades of service in the Pine City, Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge has seen his fair share of changes. Some have been positive, while others have made the job much tougher. More...

Overton headed to Washington County as its next engineer

Clarke County is now looking for a new county road engineer. More...

Furr urges PCA members to tackle tough tasks and never stop trying

For almost a year, members of the Pine City Ambassadors have attended workshops, volunteered and used field trips to become better citizens and leaders. More...

News

Jackson’s Depot Reunion will welcome home old friends

The sixth annual Depot Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with some special events planned for Friday, May 6. The weekend’s events will kick off Friday night at 6 p.m. More...

Your Elected Officials

President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-224-5744. Email: senator@shelby.senate. gov. More...

Early days in Jackson

Travelers had to take ferry across river; country stores all had slot machines

Roads and highways were different than today and people just did not travel often. We did not even have a bridge connecting Clarke and Washington counties. There was a ferry where the sawmill is and an upper ferry off Club Wiley. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Support Relay for Life prepare for Mothers’ Day More...

Education

Former Bama, Cowboys star coming to JHS

Former University of Alabama and Dallas Cowboys star Sherman Williams will appear at Jackson High School Tuesday, May 3, to discuss the importance of making good decisions. More...

GES presents .The Night of the Arts'

Gillmore Elementary School recently held “The Night of the Arts” in its gym where students were able to show off their creations to parents, teachers, administrators and friends. More...

ASCC presents Spring Art and Music Show

Alabama Southern’s Art and Music Departments held the annual Spring Art and Music Show Thursday night at Nettles Auditorium. More...

Sports

JHS softball team honors seniors

Thursday, April 21Leroy 19, Jackson 7 The Lady Bears scattered runs throughout the game to take a 19-7 win at Jackson in the first of a doubleheader. Leroy got on the board with five runs in the top of the first inning. More...

Eagles sweep Cornerstone to remain unbeaten in playoffs

The Jackson Academy baseball team moved one step closer to competing for a state championship with 5-4 and 10-4 road wins against Cornerstone Christian. More...

Lady Bears sweep through Washington County Tournament

Wednesday, April 20Leroy 7,Washington County 0 More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A residential burglary was reported April 12 in the 100 block of South Portis Avenue. Officers responded to a call April 18 for an accident with no injuries in the 300 block of Commerce Street. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 19-26 include: LaJodie Myesha Foxx, 22, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated April 15-21 Jimmie Barnes, to Tonya Michelle Moseley. Renee Luker-Other, to Jagruti S. Patel. Tim Lane, to Tammy Young. Randall Scott Jackson, to Randall Scott Jackson. Sid Crosby, to Brian E. Woodham. More...