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August 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson police officers assist with drug bust in Lower Peach Tree

Two Jackson police officers recently assisted the state Narcotics Task Force in a drug bust in Lower Peach Tree.  Investigators Kevin Wright and Brent Dukes helped seize approximately $3,000 in drugs and cash from a residence.  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...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Mt. Gilead hosts revival Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, located on Walker Springs Road on the left prior to the railroad tracks, continues their revival through Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Evangelist is Johnny Tucker. Appreciation plans to honor Rev. Moore More...

LifeLine Ministry visits Rotary

Last week’s guest speaker at the Jackson Area Rotary Club meeting was Minister Vicki Smith Moore, president and founder of LifeLine Ministry, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization in the Toddtown More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Good Hope hosts homecoming/ revival services   Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating homecoming and revival services beginning Sunday, Aug. 12.  More...

Editorials

School should be starting later

I actually wrote this editorial last year. But since school is starting back for most students next week, unfortunately it still applies:  "A New School Year Is Starting, But It Should Be Starting Later"  More...

Primary political potpourri

Now that the dust has settled on the primaries, allow me to share with you some thoughts on the Alabama political stage. There is an old saying that says the more things change, the more they stay the same. This old adage is true in Alabama politics. More...

Good news on economic front

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released a much anticipated report on July 26. And it revealed the economy experienced the largest rate of growth in almost four years. More...

People

Little accepted at UA Honors College

Luke Little, the son of Neece and Scott Little of Madison, Miss., will be a freshman at the University of Alabama this fall and a student in the University Honors College.  He is the grandson of Frances and Harvey Little of Jackson.  More...

‘Benefit for Bull’ big success

JPD officers banded together and with the help of their wives and citizen’s police academy alumni organized a “Community Day” as a fund-raiser for the family. More...

Federal government offers student loan forgiveness for teachers, nurses

The federal government may forgive all or part of teachers’ and nurses’ federal student loans if they meet certain requirements. The forgiveness options, according to KHEAA–Alabama, include: More...

Looking Back

50 Years Ago, August 1968

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 55 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...

Jackson Fire Chief Everhart resigns post

After only eight months in position as Jackson’s Fire Chief, Harold Everhart has announced his resignation, effective Friday, Aug. 10. More...

Jackson’s William E. Stewart Airport is only public one in Clarke County

Jackson’s William E. Stewart Airport is the only public airport in Clarke County. More...

State celebrates 200 years

The “Making Alabama: A Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit” opened Friday at the Kathryn Tucker Windham Library and Museum on the campus of Coastal Alabama Community College in Thomasville.   More...

News

Recent card skimming incidents hit bank accounts of local residents

“Until today, I’d have advised you not to pay at the pump, but to go inside and pay. More...

Fair Board presents check

Clarke/Washington County Fair Board member Bill Higginbotham recently presented Tyrone Moye, president of the Jackson Area Rotary Club a check for $19,000. More...

Registration open for JPD Citizen’s Police Academy

Registration is now open for the next session of Jackson Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy. The program will begin Tuesday, Sept. 11.  The purpose of the Citizen’s   More...

Education

School bells ringing for Jackson students

It’s thumbs up for the new year in Mrs. Tyalor’s classroom. Below, bright and cheerful decorations welcome new students to Mrs. Carter’s classroom at Gillmore Elementary School. More...

Students earn scholarships

The Jackson Street Baptist Church held its 5th annual Larry Gene Purifoy, Sr. Memorial Scholarship program this past Sunday. More...

Teachers honored at Back-To-School Breakfast

Chamber hosts annual breakfast for teachers

H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House buzzed with excitement on Aug. 3, as nearly 200 area educators gathered to enjoy breakfast together before the start of a new school year. More...

Sports

Aggies, Bears among ranked

The annual Alabama Sports Writer’s Association preseason football poll was released Sunday and several area schools were picked either in the top 10 or just outside in their respective classes. More...

Let’s get ready for football

Being a creature of habit, I have a sort of ritual that takes place as the high school football season gets ready to get started. Practice officially started all over the state Monday when the AHSAA joined the AISA in taking to the gridiron. More...

Watching Red Sox beat the Yankees

Doug Christian along with his sons Brannon and Cooper ventured to Boston’s historic Fenway Park this past weekend to watch part of the four game series between the Red Sox and the Yankees. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of July 31- Aug. 6 include the following:  Tameka Shanta Williams, 35, identity theft, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Washington Jail Report

John Logan Stagner, 21, of Fruitdale, contempt of court, no bond.  Clarence Lavender, 51, of Tibbie, harassing communications, $500 bond.  Christopher Newman, 25, of Gettysburg, Pa., hold for other agency.  James Mitchell, 29, of Millr More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated July 26-Aug. 1  Nell C. Smith, to Richard G. Morrison.  William S. More...