Local print subscribers can now sign up for free online access to this website.
Please click here to proceed.

January 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

JHS to host antibullying program

Students in the Jackson area who have been bullied or have witnessed bullying in their schools or neighborhoods are asked to take action and let their voices be heard. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brooke Powell More...

Special Sections

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Stave Creek hosting Pilots for Christ benefit Jan. 24th More...

Hundreds attend 2015 Gospel Explosion

Pastor Thaddeus Douglas recently presented the inaugural 2015 Gospel Explosion at Jackson High School. Groups and speakers from all over the area converged for an afternoon of music, fellowship and fun. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Stave Creek hosting Pilots for Christ benefit Jan. 24th More...

Editorials

House act to halt executive amnesty

Just last month, the Republican Congress made a promise to the American people. We promised to fight the Obama administration’s decision to give executive amnesty to many of those in this country illegally. More...

Letters to the Editor Things that happened were by a grand design

Stop littering ‘God’s living room floor’ Dear Editor, More...

We welcome Letters to the Editor

All letters need to include a name and contact number. We reserve the right to reject any item submitted. Letters may be edited for content, style and length. email: news@thesouthalabamian.com More...

People

Excessive speed still a problem in downtown

Several years ago I wrote a column about people driving too fast in the downtown area; especially around the curve dear Mac’s Drugs and Bloomers. People are still driving too fast. More...

Photo

Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson recently held a continuing education seminar for local hospice workers. The topic was Demystifying the Funeral. More...

Historical Society to hear histories of wooden churches

The Clarke County Historical Society meets Sunday, Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. The guest speaker will be Martha L. Dickson, author of Anchors of Faith: Wooden Churches in the Deep South. Mrs. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

An arrest was made on Jan. 5 for shoplifting at Walmart. Wire fraud was reported on Jan. 7 in the 100 block of Bell Place. Cruelty to animals was reported on Jan. 8 in the 200 block of Hunt Drive. Shoplifting was reported on Jan. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 13-20 include: Shelitha Chantrell Jones, 30, probation violation misdemeanor, harassing communications, $2,107.40 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Marriage license applications Harold Lassiter, to Donna Lynn Lowy. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 8-13 More...

Butts indicted by Grand Jury on multiple theft charges

Among the indictments returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week were theft of property charges against a Jackson businesswoman and a former Jackson banker. The charges are in separate cases. More...

First Baptist to host its health clinic on Jan. 24

First Baptist Church will once again host its free medical clinic on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During the clinic, which will take place at the church’s 214 College Ave. More...

Power Team shares secrets to success with students

Students at Gillmore Elementary School, Jackson Academy and Jackson Intermediate School received a strong message this week about achieving their goals. More...

News

Dees objects to schools supplement proposals

There was much discussion at the Washington County Board of Education meeting Jan. 15, about supplemental salaries (money above state salaries). As supplements for each school are different, they had to be taken up one at a time individually. More...

Coastal Gateway will hold Jackson summit on Tuesday, Jan. 27

Businesses in Jackson will soon have an opportunity to improve energy efficiency and their bottom line. More...

Jackson’s Sonic expected to re-open for business in mid-February

Jackson’s 2035 College Avenue SONIC location, which has been closed for the past two months, will reopen in mid-February according to its new ownership. More...

Education

Former Leroy residents take part in UCA National Championship

Former Leroy High School cheerleading standout Hannah Daugherty competed with the East Mississippi Community College cheer team this past weekend at the 2015 Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) College National Championship in Orlando, Fla. More...

Photo

On Saturday, Jan. 17, (L - R) Demarcus Jones from Jackson Middle School, Jessica Hall, Antonio Jones, and Andrew Hall from Jackson High School auditioned for the All-State Honor Band. More...

Photos

Students at Jackson Academy and AT&T representative Gigi Armbrecht recently worked with senior citizens in the area to help them learn more about iPad and tablet technology. More...

Sports

JHS earns huge area win over Vigor

The Jackson High School varsity basketball team continued its trend of taking wins in revenge games this season. More...

Christian signs letter of intent with ASCC

For almost four years, Alabama Southern Community College baseball coaches have had their eye on Jackson High School senior Brannon Christian. More...

Eagles fall to Lowndes, Southern

Thursday, Jan. 15 The Jackson Academy boys’ basketball team capped an up and down week by falling in a close area game 55-47 to Lowndes Academy on Thursday, Jan. 15. More...