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May 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson Academy students graduate from DARE program

Members of Ginger Sheehan’s fifth-grade class at Jackson Academy ended the school year well-armed for the challenges they will face moving forward.  The students held their annual DARE graduation ceremony Monday afternoon and were presente 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

E.C. Russell retiring after 23 years of service to Jackson First Assembly, Jon Russell to serve as interim pastor

After 23 years of ministry at Jackson First Assembly of God, Pastor E.C. Russell is retiring. His last service will be Sunday morning June 4th. His son, Pastor Jon E. Russell, will serve as interim pastor beginning Sunday, June 11.  More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grace Chapel to host singing   Grace Chapel Church in Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, May 20, at 6:30 p.m. Donald Jackson will lead the singing.  All are invited to come and join in. More...

There is comfort in knowing we will see loved ones again

Through the winter months, I had been thinking about how I was going to tackle the huge project of replacing our privacy fence in the spring. More...

Education

LHS graduates encouraged to chase their dreams

For the last time, 51 members of the Leroy High School senior class walked onto campus as high school students.  For 13 years, the students had worked toward the moment when they would receive their diplomas, and Monday night that moment finally More...

Readers are leaders!

Jackson schools held their annual Accelerated Reader Parade Monday morning. The students marched from Jackson Middle School to a reception at Jackson City Hall. More...

JHS students honored at Awards Night

Editor’s note: Additional scholarships and National Honor Society members will be listed in the May 25 edition of The South Alabamian.  Several Jackson High School students saw their hard work in the classroom pay off Friday night during t More...

Sports

BEARING DOWN TO GET A WIN

Leroy survives two close calls before cruising to regional title

After two closely contested games, the Leroy High School softball team dominated the regional title game at Gulf Shores last week to punch their ticket to the state tournament in Montgomery.  The Lady Bears were set to open play Wednesday morni More...

Lady Aggies fall in regional tournament

Jackson High School’s season came to an end last week at the regional tournament in Gulf Shores, but not without a fight.  The Lady Aggies won a pair of games before falling to state powers Rehobeth and Eufaula. More...

Spring football!!!!!

The first phase of football season has officially arrived! Tonight, Jackson High School football fans will get their first look at the Aggies when they take on Saraland at Legion Field. The game will begin at 7 p.m. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Criminal mischief was reported May 8 in the 100 block of Grove Drive.  Harassment was reported May 8 in the 100 block of Grove Drive.  Unlawful entry of a motor vehicle was reported May 8 in the 100 block of East Country Place.  An ala More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 9- 15 include:  Frank James Edwards, 53, probation violation (new charge-felony), arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  Terra Lasha McDonald, 26, unlawful posse More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated May 5-10   Martha P. Roberts, to Laurie L. Roberts.  Derick Alday, to Annie Mae Bradley. More...

Taking the next step

Leroy High School handed out diplomas to 51 graduates Monday night. Among them was Mollie Foster, pictured above with her grandmother JoAnne Foster. More...

St. Stephens man faces rape charges

A St. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Ducks are still available for Saturday’s race

There is still time to adopt a duck for Saturday’s race at St. More...

News

WCHOF welcomes six new members

Six individuals who brought positive change to the citizens of Washington County were honored Friday during their induction ceremony into the county’s hall of fame. More...

CCC unveils new billboard to help spread their message

The Clarke County Coalition to End Underage Drinking has taken an aggressive approach to teaching students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  Last week, with the unveiling of their billboard on Highway 43 in front of the Hampton Inn, the g More...

CMC implements new meter reading process

It is Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District’s vision to lead in natural gas service for commercial, industrial and residential needs in south Alabama. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CHS Class of 1974 announces reunion The 1974 graduates of Coffeeville High School will come together for a weekend of friendship, laughter and remembrance of the 43 years since graduation. The event will be May 19-21 at the Hampton Inn in Jackson. More...

Editorials

Old Greer’s demise a reminder of career start of 40 years ago

The demolition of the old Greer’s grocery store building on Kimball Avenue prompted me to remember when I started working in the newspaper business. More...

Who will be senator? Governor?

The race for our open U.S. Senate seat will be the marquee political event for the remainder of this year. It will be a great show. However, we have a sensational and pivotal 2018 governor’s race evolving simultaneously. More...

More info needed on tax proposals

Several readers posed the following question: “Why haven’t you written something about the Trump tax reform proposal?” That’s certainly a valid question.  More...

People

Cost of razor blades is shocking

I don’t know about most women but if they are like me they usually purchase their husband’s shaving cream, after shave lotion, hair spray, razor and razor blades. More...

Beck – Arnold announce final plans

Final plans have been announced for Dana Dorman Beck and John Wesley Arnold. Family and friends are invited to attend a reception in honor of the bridal couple Saturday, May 20, 2017 at seven o’clock in the evening, at the H.W. More...

Tucker competes in pageant

Victoria Tucker competed in a local pageant recently and was chosen Grand Supreme, People’s Choice, Most Photogenic, Overall Best Modeling, Best Dressed, Overall Best Dressed, Most Beautiful and Overall Most Photogenic. More...