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September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson City Council approves budget

During Tuesday night’s meeting, the Jackson City Council approved a new budget for the year ending 2017. Mayor Richard Long said he again expects the city to have money to carry over. More...

Jackson chamber celebrates accomplishments of 2016

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce reflected on some of the accomplishments of the past year and gained insight on the ups and downs of the timber and lumber markets during its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 22. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:Ernest C. McCorquodale Attorney-At-Law LLC 2007 College Avenue Jackson, Alabama 251-246-3093 More...

Special Sections

Church

Come and see

When Jesus met His first disciples, He asked them, “What are you looking for?” In response to this fundamental question of faith, the two ask what might seem to be a strange question: “Where are you staying?” John 1:38 It seem More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Homecoming plans at McIntosh FBC McIntosh First Baptist Church will host homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 2, with the Rev. Ernest Tucker presenting the message. Singing will begin at 10:30 a.m., with the sermon following. More...

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Only nations that honor God, survive

He who created all things rules everything! Kingdoms that were once great and powerful can no longer be found on a map. Nations that were once feared and wealthy are now weak and impoverished. More...

Editorials

Alabama needs better leadership at the top

According to Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Alabama has one of the most corrupt governments in the nation, and that’s not a list we’re proud to top. More...

Montgomery’s Elite had good food, plenty of politicking too

Alabama’s most famous political restaurant and watering hole for 50 years was Montgomery’s Elite Restaurant. Until it closed about 1995, the Elite (pronounced “E-light”) was the place to eat and be seen. More...

Midwest farmers not doing too well

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.” This quote from President Dwight Eisenhower is especially relevant in today’s agriculture, which is basically a boom or bu More...

People

Picking a peck of peppers

Lewis Copeland, a resident at The Meadows, shows off some of the bell peppers he produced in his garden at the home. More...

Waller-Dunegan announce final plans

Final plans have been announced for Shafer Nicole Waller and Mathew Chase Dunegan. The couple will exchange marriage vows Oct. 1, 2016, at five o’clock in the afternoon, at Katie Hearn Oaks in Leroy. Miss Waller is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Reeves - Leonard plan October vows

Mr. and Mrs. Renny Reeves of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Sydney Brooks, to Colby Wayne Leonard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Leonard of Vineland and Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Knight of Thomasville. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

An arrest was made Sept. 12 for theft of property first degree, possession of marijuana and possession of a pistol without a permit and theft of an article from a vehicle in the 100 block of Wilson Court. An arrest was made Sept. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 20- 27 include: Tracy Arnette Nicholson, 46, health violation regular solid waste, arrested by the Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

James Nicholas Henderson, 21, of Citronelle, was booked Sept. 19 for domestic violence third degree ($3,000 bond). Carlton Rasberry, 25, of Chatom, was booked Sept. More...

Queen for a day

Jackson Academy honored its homecoming queen and her court Friday night during the game against Lighthouse Christian. More...

Parnell arrested on attempted murder charges after shooting

A shooting in Sunflower left one woman with serious injuries and a Wagarville man facing attempted murder charges. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

The Arc of Clarke County will host Tuesday job fair

The Arc of Clarke County will host a job fair Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. The job fair will take place at The Arc’s 501 Forest Ave., office. More...

News

Pay raises prompt WCC to delay budget approval

Pay raises that were approved by the Washington County Commission during its Monday meeting eventually caused officials to take a step back on the upcoming budget. More...

Adult computer classes open up exciting, new opportunities

The White Smith Memorial Library has consistently provided the community opportunities to become more tech savvy through its beginning computer classes at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Youth hunts scheduled for Jackson

The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) announces the 2016-17 youth and archery hunt schedules for the Fred T. Stimpson Community Hunting Area (CHA) in Clarke County. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Family Fun & Moonlight Run Wilcox Gallery's Family Fun & Moonlight Run will be Oct. 22, starting at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy music from the Coleman- Mason Band. Take part in the Moonlight 5K and 1-mile Costume Fun Run. More...

Education

Silver Ring Thing' program presented at Jackson High

Students gathered inside the Jackson High School auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 21, to receive a serious message regarding the consequences of premarital sex. More...

Fifth-grade Students of the Month

Jackson Intermediate School recently announced its Students of the Month. They include fifth graders (back, L-R): James Nord, Lazaarus Crowell, Jakeria Robinson, Willard White and Abriel Washington. More...

Fourth-grade Students of the Month

Jackson Intermediate School fourth-grade students chosen as Students of the Month are: (back row L-R): Omarion King, Chelsea Watters, Markevian Blake, Cyerra Martin and Kennedy Grayson; Front Row: Br More...

Sports

The 2016 Jackson Academy homecoming court

The Jackson Academy homecoming court and their escorts were recognized during halftime at Friday night’s game against Lighthouse Christian. More...

Aggies trample Thomasville 47-26

When Jackson High School traveled to Thomasville Friday night for a battle of top 10 teams, the Aggies knew they would face a tough challenge. More...

Eagles power past Lighthouse for a big homecoming victory

Jackson Academy fell into a familiar trap for homecoming teams Friday night but came together in the second half to score a 48-18 victory against Lighthouse Christian. More...