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May 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunting leases a possibility at industrial park

The Clarke County Commission discussed Tuesday leasing portions of the North Clarke Industrial Park for hunting. The recommendation to lease the land was previously made by Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush. More...

JPD, city court warn residents of new phone scam

The Jackson Police Department and Jackson Municipal Court are warning residents to be aware of a new scam circulating over the phone. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Mt. Olive No. 1 revival continues Pastor Kevin Jackson, along with the officers and members of Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church, invite all to join them at their revival services continuing thru Thursday, May 28th at 7 nightly. More...

Fifth Sunday fellowship at Mt. Olive No. 2

The Free Mission District Baptist Association invites everyone to their fifth Sunday fellowship, May 31, 4 p.m., at Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church. Dr. Stevenson Tullis is pastor. The Youth Department will be in charge and the Rev. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Summer Reading at White Smith Library The White Smith Memorial Library is registering children for their annual Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has a Story.” The program is open to children currently in 5K through the fourth grade. More...

Editorials

Despite the rain, Memorial Day cross display impressive

Our Opinions

It rained on Memorial Day and put a damper on Jackson’s salute to area deceased veterans. Even so, the display of 120 or more crosses with the names of individual servicemen and accompanying U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Clarke courthouse long an important part of mom’s, family’s life

For as long as I can remember, whenever I’ve heard the word “courthouse” used in any context, I’ve pictured in my mind the massive, red brick building in Grove Hill, Alabama — the building that has been a part of my worl More...

People

Myer, Isom exchange vows

Ashlyn Elizabeth Isom and Kent Jacob Myer were wed Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at the Arab First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Steve West was the officiating minister of the five-thirty in the afternoon ceremony. More...

Walker, White to exchange vows

Carrie Ann Walker of Bashi and James Harold White Sr. of Salitpa will join their lives together in holy matrimony Saturday, June 6, 2015, at two o’clock in the afternoon at River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa. The Rev. More...

Jackson Woman’s Club installs new officers

The Jackson Woman’s Club met for their final meeting of the 2014-2015 year on Tuesday, May 19, at the homes of Debbie Parham Bolton and Molly Parham. Hostesses were Gretchen Heathcock, Betty Gahlinger, Betty Powell and Sharon Robinson. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Domestic violence was reported on May 12 on Murphy Street. Domestic harassment was reported on May 14 in the 300 block of Commerce Street. Domestic harassment was reported on May 14 on Wiggins Road. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 19-26 include: Zavier Juan Williams, 18, attempted-theft of property second degree, $500 bond, arrested by Jackson Police Dept. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Reports

Stacy Quentin Snow, 44, of Mobile, was booked on May 10 for robbery first degree. Barry Bosarge, 48, of Theodore, was booked on May 13 for possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,500 and $2,500 bonds). More...

Ilkhani and city officials excited about bringing iSpice to Jackson

After months of meetings and negotiations, iSpice is on the path to production in Jackson. More...

Walker wore many hats at Jackson High

For more than 21 years, Patsy Walker has represented many different things to many different people at Jackson High School. Her official title prior to her retirement was secretary, but through the years she became so much more. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

Andrews named new JMS principal

Personnel matters were the chief concern of the May 21 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education. Adam Andrews was named as the new principal at Jackson Middle School. More...

Plans underway to hire animal shelter director

Construction on the Clarke County Animal Shelter is expected to be completed by the end of June, County Commissioner Jackie Ray Rush said Tuesday. “It is 95 percent complete,” he said. More...

Photo

The Jackson Social Security Administration participated in “Take Our Daughters to Work Day recently. The theme this year was #MPOWER. More...

Education

JA holds kindergarten graduation

Jackson Academy’s kindergarten class held its graduation ceremony recently. More...

Aggies in Action teams up with Pilots for Christ

Since its beginning at Jackson High School, Aggies in Action has teamed up with several worthy causes. The group sent care packages overseas to soldiers and held blood and bone marrow drives. More...

JA graduates encouraged to dream big

An old friend and mentor returned to offer words of wisdom to the Jackson Academy Class of 2015 during graduation ceremonies on Friday. More...

Sports

JHS honors baseball team

The Jackson High School baseball team and coaching staff recently reflected on a season that included an area championship and another trip to the playoffs. More...

McNair will lead JA football program

When the Jackson Academy football team hits the field in August, a familiar face from Clarke County will lead the charge. More...

Softball All-Stars win tournament title

The Jackson 10-and under All-Star team got off to a fast start this summer with a tournament title. The girls traveled to Grand Bay and won four straight games to leave with the top spot. More...