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October 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Alzheimer’s walk triples 2013 totals

The beautiful weather for Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s was overshadowed only by the event’s final tally. More...

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Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Peniel Baptist hosts Fall Festival The Peniel Baptist Church, located at 1730 McVay Road in Jackson, will be hosting a Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. There will be games, a hayride and food for all ages. Bro. More...

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Adopt a pet at Fall Festival Adopt a new pet for your family at the Pine City Vet booth, next to Jackson City Hall, at the Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 1. There will be a variety of dogs available to choose from. More...

Editorials

Economic downturn can’t become the new norm

You may have seen some good news recently. The September jobs report for the United States showed the unemployment rate dropping to 5.9 percent with 248,000 new jobs being added. That’s the lowest unemployment rate in a year. More...

State needs a constitutional rewrite

State voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether or not to provide new protections for the state’s public schools against unfunded laws adopted by the state lawmakers. More...

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People

Alexander - Kelly vows exchanged

Ellen Victoria Kelly and Daniel Troy Alexander were wed July 26, 2014 in Townsend, Tenn. The couple exchanged marriage vows at the Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel at four o’clock in the afternoon. Minister Wilbur C. More...

Woman’s Club meets at White Smith Library

The Jackson Woman’s Club gathered Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the White Smith Memorial Library for their October meeting. More...

Restored Faith

On Sunday of last week, a big number of football players, cheerleaders and band members attended First Baptist Jackson (my church). More...

DuBose attends final meeting as a Clarke County Commissioner

Tuesday’s meeting of the Clarke County Commission was the final meeting for Commissioner Patricia Du- Bose, who is retiring from representing District 3. She was elected in 2002. More...

Crowning achievement

Jackson Academy held its annual homecoming celebration on Friday, Oct. 24. Senior Ginny Bradley was crowned as the 2014 Homecoming Queen by 2013 Queen Maci Lankford. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Bailey Grace Bradford More...

News

Drug Task Force, JPD nabs five for spice

Five Clarke County men were recently arrested through a joint effort between the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department and Jackson Police Department and charged with possession of the drug known as “spice.” The investigation was conduc More...

New county shelter will not provide animal control services

The new Clarke County Animal Shelter will not provide animal control services, according to County Commission Chairman Jackie Ray Rush. More...

Study says Wash. Co. ranks high in teen alcohol abuse

Emma Perryman who works in Mobile, Monroe, Clarke and Washington counties with the Drug Educational Council spoke to the Washington County Commission at their Oct. 27 meeting. More...

Education

Honor students announced at Jackson High

Those students achieving an A or A/B honor roll status have been announced by the Jackson High School administration for the first nine weeks of the 2014- 2015 school year. 9th Grade More...

Jackson Middle School honor roll announced

A and A/B honor students have been announced at Jackson Middle School for the first nine-week grading period. 6th Grade More...

JA names honor students

The administration of Jackson Academy has announced the A and A/B honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. More...

Sports

JA holds powder puff football game

The competition was fierce last week when Jackson Academy held its annual Powder Puff Football game. The girls competed until the final whistle, but in the end the red team prevailed. More...

Jackson Academy honors seniors

Jackson Academy recently recognized its senior football players, cheerleaders, dance team, water girls and mascot during a home game against Clarke Prep. More...

Jackson Academy rips RCA

The Jackson Academy Eagles didn’t disappoint the homecoming crowd Friday night. The team came out smoking and jumped out to an early lead in its 40-22 win over Russell Christian. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Officers responded to a call on Oct. 19 for discharging a firearm in the 100 block of Cherokee Drive. Officers responded to a call on Oct. 19 for driving under the influence in the 2000 block of College Avenue. Officers responded to a call on Oct. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 21-28 include: Kalandis Deonte Love, 19, burglary third degree, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Marriage license applications Charles Melvin Baswell, to Rebecca Ann Andrews. Cory Brice Johnson, to Felicia Ann Pugh. Keith Anthony Armstrong, to Pamela Watkins Pritchett. More...