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May 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Council names DuBose JPD’s interim chief

When Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge officially retires Tuesday, May 31, Deputy Chief Lem DuBose will immediately rotate into the department’s top spot. More...

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Special Sections

Church

AWANA training completed

Jackson First Baptist Church recently celebrated the completion of its annual Awana training. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Peniel Baptist Church hosting singing Pastor Carey Howard invites everyone to attend a convention style singing on Saturday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall after the singing. More...

Education

JA seniors complete their high school careers

Jackson Academy’s Class of 2016 and graduation speaker Chief Charles Burge have a lot in common. After many years of school, the graduates will enter a new world. More...

Bailey challenges JHS seniors to prove their critics wrong

The Jackson High School Class of 2016 gathered to celebrate a major milestone in their lives Saturday morning at Legion Field, when more than 140 students walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. More...

JIS fifth graders are ready for the next step

There was plenty of excitement at Jackson Intermediate School Friday as the fifth-grade Class of 2016 prepared to take a major step in their academic careers. More...

Sports

Aggies hammer LeFlore 34-7

Jackson High School football fans had plenty of reason to leave Legion Field with high hopes after the Aggies’ 34-7 throttling of LeFlore High School last Thursday, May 19. More...

Millry honors senior softball players

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Jackson Academy honors top athletes

As the school year came to a close, Jackson Academy recognized its male and female athletes with the school’s annual sports banquet. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Commission addresses personnel issues

The Clarke County Commission attended to personnel matters and other business during Tuesday's regular meeting. Anthony Pendleton was promoted to Equipment Operator II in the Road and Bridge Department. More...

Jackson Police Reports

A medical emergency was reported May 16 on North Kimball Avenue. Found property was reported May 16 at the Jackson Police Department. A citizen turned in a wallet that was found in the northbound lane of the river bridge on Highway 43. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Willie Perry Jones, 68, of Prichard, was booked May 16 for possession of marijuana second degree ($2,500 bond). Torrence Givian, 50, of Mobile, was booked May 16 for possession of marijuana second degree ($2,500 bond). More...

NO HUNTING

Landowners terminate Scotch WMA lease

The 19,480-acre Scotch Wildlife Management Area (WMA), in existence for nearly 60 years, is being taken back by the owners, Scotch Land Management, LLC announced this week. More...

The search begins ...

The city of Jackson’s 200th anniversary celebration has begun with its scavenger hunt. Each week, clues will be read on the Rooster Crow Morning Show on 106.1 between 6 and 9 a.m. More...

Graduation Day!!!!

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Dedication ceremony planned for Kimbell House pavilion

The Four Seasons Garden Club began exploring ideas for a club project in 2000. The club wanted the project to feature its interest of gardening and outdoor entertainment. More...

News

Deal increases CMC’s gas supply

The Black Belt Energy Gas District (Black Belt Energy or BBE), the natural gas supply arm of the Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District (CMC), completed the acquisition of a 30-year supply of natural gas at discounted prices for CMC Tuesday in New York. More...

Jackson history sought

Jackson will celebrate its 200th anniversary in June and The South Alabamian and The Clarke County Democrat will produce a special historical issue to mark the milestone. More...

Washington commission eyes new fuel plan

Changes in the way Washington County vehicles fuel up could eventually bring big savings at the pump. During Monday’s Washington County Commission meeting, the board learned that fuel cards will no longer be used. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Beckham Family Reunion Saturday & Sunday Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, members of the Beckham Family will gather for their reunion at the Jackson Municipal Pool beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Editorials

Observe Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. To many it is the first holiday of summer, a time to go to the river or the beach, to grill out and to drink a cool one or two. But it is so much more. More...

Combating drug problems

I recently saw a local news story about a young 18-year old boy from Southwest Alabama who struggled with prescription drug abuse. More...

Late Perry O. Hooper Sr. was a good man and a good judge

A few weeks ago former Alabama Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper Sr. died at his home in Montgomery at age 91. He was the epitome of the Southern gentleman. He was also one of the founding fathers of the modern Republican Party in Alabama. More...

People

Miss Loper, Mr. Dunagan announce wedding plans

The Rev. and Mrs. Larry Sullivan and Mr. Waine Loper, all of Jackson, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Darlene Loper, to Mr. Collin Davis Dunagan. Mr. Dunagan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Humphres welcomed as new music, children’s minister at Stave Creek Baptist Church

Stave Creek Baptist Church welcomes Bro. Justin Humphres, their new minister of music and children. Bro. Humphres is accompanied by his wife, Janessa, and their daughter Maddison. More...

Beard hosts reception for UAB Dean

UAB Dean of Dental School Dr. Mike Reddy attends a reception hosted by Dr. Stanley Beard on May 19. Local dentists also attending are Dr. Jimmy White, Dr. Leanne McDonald, Dr. Champ Bowling, Dr. More...