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July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Holloway is on the road to recovery

During Monday’s Washington County Commission meeting, Sheriff Richard Stringer offered an update on the condition of Chief Deputy Deshone Holloway.  Holloway, who was injured last week while on duty, remains in critical condition.  More...

Police department building will honor Douglas West

Soon, the Jackson Police Department’s Commerce Street facility will forever honor the memory of a man who died while protecting and serving the people of the Pine City. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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Special Sections

Church

‘Hero Central’ at First Assembly

Jackson First Assembly held its annual Vacation Bible School last week, which was themed “Hero Central.” The children learned how they can all be heroes by serving God. The boys raised $441, while the girls brought in $381.05. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Frost Bridge Camp meeting continues   The Frost Bridge Camp meeting will continue through July 30. Speaker for the balance of the camp is Dr. George Mathison.  Dr. George Mathison serviced Auburn United Methodist Church for 26 years. More...

Meeting to address new ways to deal with poverty

All churches, pastors, organizations and other community stakeholders are invited to attend a Communities of Transformation, organizational and informational meeting Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Parole of O.J. way down list of worries these days

O. J. Simpson was released last week after serving nearly nine years for his part in a failed burglary to retrieve sports memorabilia he claimed was stolen from him.  More...

BCA may be losing clout

During my tenure in the Legislature in the 1980s and 1990s, political party affiliation was not as pronounced as it is today.  We were identified within the Montgomery/Capitol arena as either a conservative pro-business legislator or a liberal p More...

Income not up with jobs

On the heels of a solid jobs report for June — employers added 222,000 jobs — came a rather dismal report on income earned by workers. More...

People

Higginbotham, Reid to wed Saturday

Final wedding plans have been announced for Lara Casey Higginbotham and Ethan James Reid for Saturday, July 29, 2017. The reception will be at three o’clock in the afternoon at the H.W. More...

‘Chitty, Chitty, Bang Bang’ coming to Thomasville

There will be lots of local children, teens and adults starring in the upcoming musical performance of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in Thomasville but one of the biggest starts will be an ac More...

JHS Class of 1982 hosts 35th reunion

The Jackson High School Class of 1982 celebrated its 35th reunion Saturday, July 1, at the VFW Post in Jackson. More...

Jackson man dies in Friday crash

The cause of an accident that claimed the life of a Jackson man remained under investigation as of Monday.  The Jackson Police Department and Jackson Fire Department were dispatched to a serious accident just after midnight Friday, July 21.&nbs More...

We were rocked!

This rock, which was painted by MaKenzie Etheredge, was found at The South Alabamian office Monday morning. Small painted rocks are being stashed in public spaces throughout Clarke and Washington counties as part of the Kindness Rocks Project. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Alpha Run to the Light is next Friday at 6 p.m.

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center’s Run to the Light 5k is fast approaching.  The race will take place Friday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. More...

News

CCDF seeking board members and volunteers

The Clarke County Development Foundation, like so many other community and civic organizations, has fallen on hard times because of a lack of participation and volunteers.  More...

Clarke Commissioners approve travel, hire new engineer

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday approved for four of the five members to attend the annual conference of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach.  More...

Jury duty scam has been reported by Clarke County residents

A scam that has been in other areas has made it into Clarke County.  Several citizens have received phone calls from an authoritative- sounding male claiming to be with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department (In one instance he identified More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

AAMU Meet and Greet is Saturday Alabama A & M University Alumni Meet and Greet will be this Saturday, July 29, at 6 p.m. at Down South Nutrition Center 3744 North College Street in Jackson. You are invited to bring an alum with you. More...

Education

Bishop State invites the public to Friday open house

During Tuesday night’s Jackson City Council meeting, Chamber of Commerce Director Katie Clark reminded everyone that one of the city’s newest additions, Bishop State Community College, will open its doors and welcome the community this we More...

Sports

New Eagles

Jackson Academy recently announced the hiring of Kelly Pitts and her husband, Raymond. Both come with impressive coaching resumes. Kelly and Raymond will coach softball and girls’ and boys’ basketball.  More...

A look back at JHS state championship teams

Soon, teams from Jackson and Washington County will hit the field on their quest for a state championship.  Fans’ desires for football is already at fever pitch, so in order to satisfy the need for a little pigskin chatter, we thought it w More...

Dixie All Stars compete for state championship in Dothan

Saturday, July 15 Jackson 10, Bellingrath 2   After falling behind early, Jackson stormed back to score a 10-2 win against Bellingrath in the opening game of the state tournament.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A requested escort was reported July 17 in the 1800 block of Highway 43.  A 911 hang up was reported July 17 in the 700 block of East Clinton Street.  Criminal mischief was reported July 17 in the 3500 block of North College Avenue.  More...

Washington County Arrests

Anthony Richardson, 49, of Leroy, was booked July 17 for harassment ($500 bond).  Jessica Berislarich, 26, was booked July 17 for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Patrick E. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated June 29-July 13   Regina K. Howell, to Thomas Harold Howell.  Roland J. Guy, to Gene L. Guy.  Roland J. Guy, to Roland J. Guy.  Alice Robinson, to Essie French Preston.  Lee B. More...