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June 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

‘The House that Love Built’

1910 Jackson landmark repurposed to house Jackson business

A quiet, unique home on College Avenue has recently received new attention when the well-known Jackson floral and gift shop, Bloomers, moved from its downtown location into it. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Jackson COG VBS set   The Jackson Church of Christ will conduct its Vacation Bible School on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Orange Hill BC celebrates St. John’s Day   District 1, 3 and 4 have announced there will be a St. John Day program on Sunday, June 24, 3 p.m., at Orange Hill Baptist Church in Grove Hill. The guest speaker will be James L. More...

Education

Clarke Board of Education sells old C’ville Elementary School to town for $25,000

The town of Coffeeville previously purchased the old high school property from the Clarke County Board of Education. More...

Jackson First United Methodist Church offers food, literacy programs to children

The congregation of Jackson United Methodist Church is offering free lunch and a literacy activity program for the second year in a row. Fortune Sheffield coordinates the program which takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. More...

Walker to attend Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists

Kylee Faith Walker, an upcoming sophomore at Mary G Montgomery High School in Semmes has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists in Lowell, Mass., a suburb of Boston, June 28 – 30, 2018. More...

Sports

Area players named to all-state team

Jackson High School and Jackson Academy saw players recognized on the annual ASWA all-state baseball team released this past Sunday.  Aggie outfielder Nehemiah Pritchett was selected to the first team in Class 5A.  More...

Teams using summer to prep next year’s players

Teams from Jackson, Grove Hill, Millry, Leroy and Citronelle are playing a schedule of games featuring the 13-15 players.  The players will spend three weeks playing doubleheaders twice during the course of each week.  More...

Eagles play in all-star games

JA players Mathew Windham, Devin Pitre and Chipper Tucker, along with John David Philips, head JA baseball coach, participated in the annual Senior-Junior AISA all-star game last week. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 5-11 include the following:  Charlie Emerson Mc- Gaster, 38, carrying pistol without a license, loitering, unlawful possession or receipt of a controlled substance, unlawful possessi More...

Washington Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Washington County Jail the past week include: Barry Middleton, 43, McIntosh, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. More...

Jackson Police Report

The Jackson Police Department made the following arrests this past week:  Robert Kinman, 29, failure to appear.  Tyree Caves, 24, failure to appear.  Israel Brown, 48, receiving stolen property fourth degree, giving false information t More...

Jackson Fire Dept. busy with over 80 calls this year

Jackson Fire Chief Harold Everhart told city council members at their meeting Tuesday that the department has been busy this year. More...

Walker Springs railroad crossing closed one day, June 19, for maintenance

Clarke County Engineer Jake Bailey said the Walker Springs Road will be closed next Tuesday, June 19, so Norfolk Southern Railroad can do maintenance work on the railroad crossing. 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...

Moody to run as Independent for Clarke school board seat

An Independent candidate, Brenda Pace Moody, has qualified for the Clarke County Board of Education, District 3 seat. Moody, of Coffeeville, worked for the Clarke County Board of Education Central Office for 23 years. More...

News

WashCo commissioners consult in private with economic developer

The Washington County Commission held a brief open session meeting Monday, attending to only a handful of routine items before going into executive session to confer with Mel Ann Sullivan, the county’s economic developer, presumably on some eco More...

McBride edges McDonald to make runoff for WashCo school board seat

“Every vote counts.” That is preached over and over in elections and in a Washington County school board race last week, every vote did count.  Keith Beech led the balloting for the District 4 seat in the June 5 primary, earning 359 More...

Mississippi man drowns in Tombigbee

A Waynesboro, Miss. man drowned in a boating mishap in the Tombigbee River near Bobby’s Fish Camp Saturday, May 26.  The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) identified the victim as Donald A. Wilson, 54. More...

Editorials

Make an effort to be kind

Each week, I say to myself, my co-workers, my husband and anyone who will listen, “I need something good to write about.” So often it is hard to find good in the media, but because I truly believe that there is good in the world, I want t More...

Shopping with Claude

“Claude! Keep your dress on until you get back in the dressing room!” Mom urgently whispered as my Great-Grandmother made her way back to the curtain covered doorway.  It was a quite an experience taking Claude downtown to shop. More...

Letter to the Editor

SNAP important to many

Dear Editor,  In May, the U.S. More...

People

Taylor, Savell united in marriage

Jerry Keith Taylor and Barbara-Ruth Tiffany Savell were united in marriage Friday, June 1, 2018, in the chapel at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Ms. Savell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Slay Savell Jr. of Jackson, formerly of Mobile. Mr. More...

Rodriguez, McConnell exchange wedding vows

Samantha Ann McConnell and Matthew Blair Rodriguez were united in marriage on May 27, 2018 at Manchester State Park in Port Orchard, Wash. The bride’s uncle, Anthon Hall, officiated the 1 p.m. ceremony.  More...

Paul Strickland graduates from UA School of Medicine

On May 19, 2018, Dwain Paul Strickland graduated from The University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) in Birmingham.  The son of Nan and Dwain Strickland of St. More...

Looking Back

50 Years Ago, June 1968

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 50 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...