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July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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Bivens receives Red Cross’ top honor

Like most effective volunteers, Brenda Bivens goes about her work quietly. The Washington County native is more concerned with results than fanfare when she raises funds and awareness for the Red Cross. More...

Special Sections

Church

Back to School Bash 2015 Aug. 8 at First Baptist, Jackson

A communitywide school ministry will be hosted at the First Baptist Church of Jackson on Aug. 8, Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

New Beginning Church raises funds for missions, feeding programs

New Beginning Church is raising awareness about two projects to benefit people both in Jackson and abroad. The church recently held a yard sale to benefit a mission trip to Nicaragua through Baptist Medical Dental Mission International. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival continues at Union Baptist Revival services will continue at Union Baptist Church in Coffeeville through July 31 at 7 nightly. The Rev. William Jackson, pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Grove Hill, is the evangelist. The Rev. More...

Editorials

Legislators appear no closer to a solution

Alabama legislators return to Montgomery Monday for a special session to see if they can agree on a workable General Fund budget. More...

We're pulling for our 11-year-old champs!

Good luck and safe travels are in order for the Jackson 11-year-old All-Stars, the state champions in Little League, as they prepare to pull out Friday for Greenville, N.C. to play in the Tournament of State Champions slated Aug. 1- 5. More...

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Sports

Eagles show improvement in 7-on-7

The Jackson Academy Eagles traveled to Butler to take on Patrician Academy and Russell Christian School Monday in 7-on-7 drills. More...

Softball All-Stars finish third in World Series

The Jackson 10-andunder softball All-Stars represented their hometown well by finishing third at the World Series Tournament in Gulf Shores. More...

Sports schedules

Back 2 School basketball tournament The fourth annual Back 2 School giveaway and men’s basketball tournament will take place on Saturday, Aug. 1, at Jackson High School. More...

Commissioners disagree over another DHR appointment

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to appoint Tami Dixon of Thomasville to the board of directors of the county Department of Human Resources (DHR). More...

City of Jackson will participate in tax-free holiday

Jackson will participate in the 10th annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday begins Friday, Aug. 7, at 12 a.m. and ends Sunday, Aug. 9 at midnight. More...

Jackson council seeks grant for iSpice project

The Jackson City Council will pursue funds to help with its share of the iSpice project in the former New Era building. More...

News

Washington County Commission seeks solutions to speed up dirt road repairs

Keeping pace with clearing brush, limbs and cutting grass on some Washington County roads has proven to be a nearly impossible task for county crews. More...

Cyclist's 2,000-mile journey will bring relief to Nepal

Andrew Hadlock, dressed in his cycling gear, looked and probably felt a little out of place when he stopped to take a break at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson last Friday. More...

Friday, July 31, marks final day for $25 tag fee

Tomorrow, July 31, will be the last day for a $25 fee to be added to vehicle tag purchases in Clarke County. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Need home repair/ want to own a home? If you are in need of home repair or want to own a home, contact Thomasville’s Community Development for more information, (334) 637-3379. More...

Education

Getting ready for the new school year

Parents, students, administrators and supporters gathered at Jackson High School on Saturday to get everything in order for the first day of classes. More...

2015 Scholarship Recipients

The 2015 SWAMC medical scholarship winners recently announced include: The University of Alabama School of Medicine - Trey Pritchett (Not Shown); School of Nursing University of Alabama - Lexie Brewe More...

Jordan attends Lott Leadership Institute for High School Students

The Lott summer scholars program began in 2000, providing a unique experience in which students come to the UM campus, earn college credit and hone their leadership skills. More...

People

Quilt of Valor presented

On July 5, 2015 Cozy Quilters of Thomasville presented a Quilt of Valor to Ann and Reggie Rivers. This quilt was made by the Cozy Quilters to honor Jay Rivers, who served in the United States Navy. More...

Jackson schools prepare for new school year

Heading back to school is just around the corner. Schools are preparing for students to return with their registration dates set to get the ball rolling. We were unable to reach all the schools, but here’s what we have to share. More...

Correction

An article in last week’s South Albamian about the Dannon Project’s Healthy Living Summer Camp stated that Dr. Kimberly Leslie - Patton was the Executive Director and Project Coordinator for The Dannon Project. Dr. More...

For the Record

County hires EBS to consult on solid waste program

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to hire Environmental Business Services (EBS) of Brentwood, Tenn. to consult on customer compliance with the county solid waste collection and disposal program. More...

Police Incident Reports

Criminal mischief was reported on July 20 in the 100 block of Jones Drive. A four-wheeler complaint was reported on July 20 in the 100 block of Jackson Street. A traffic hazard was reported on July 20 in the 5500 block of Highway 43. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 21-28 include: Troy James Pugh, 44, domestic violence (strangulation or smothercation), burglary second degree, $40,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...