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July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson police ask motorists to know the rules when light is out

The Jackson Police Department would like to offer a reminder to motorists on the proper procedure when a traffic light is disabled. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Jesse Jones More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

VBS at Mt. Olive No. 1 Mt. Olive No. 1 Baptist Church in Rockville continues their Vacation Bible School through Friday, July 25, from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The theme is “The Jesus Connection”. More...

FUMC Jackson to host missionary July 29

The Rev. More...

Definition of a ‘spiritual’ person

Gal. 6:1 “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.” More...

Editorials

Airshow put Alabama in the spotlight

Last week, I joined officials from throughout Alabama at the Farnborough International Airshow outside of London, England. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Birmingham in running for Demo Convention

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida congresswoman who leads the Democratic National Committee, says the Party has received proposals from six cities to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. More...

People

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Pernell Jr. celebrate 60 years of marriage

Dr. and Mrs. Eugene Pernell Jr. of East Lansing, Mich., were married in Jackson in 1954. They celebrated 60 years of marriage on July 10, 2014. Eugene and Yvonne became sweethearts in the second grade. Both Dr. and Mrs. More...

Stork Report

Ezekiel Anton Pezent

Mr. and Mrs. Shane Pezent (nee Lauren Emory) of Demopolis announce the birth of a son, Ezekiel Anton “Zeke”, July 15, 2014, at the Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 20-3/4 inches in length. More...

Richardson – Scott announce final plans

Final wedding plans for Ieacha C. Scott and Jerry Richardson have been announced for Saturday, July 26, 2014, 6 o’clock in the evening, at the home of the groomelect in Mexia with the reception to follow. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Chatom Council approves new water rates and 2014-15 budget

Chatom Mayor Harold Crouch said he dreaded raising the rates and added the city has done what it could to prevent an increase. More...

Jackson Council sets sights on retail business development

When municipalities work to give the local economy a shot in the arm, recruitment of industry is always at the top of the list. Jackson Economic Developer Jesse Quillen said the same is true for the Pine City. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Gospel concert to benefit JHS student Matt Bryan

A gospel concert will he held in the Jackson High School auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. to benefit Matt Bryan. On April 17, Bryan, a student at JHS, was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma. More...

JPD warns seniors to beware of scams that target the elderly

Seniors are often popular targets for scammers of all kinds. Tuesday, Jackson Police Department Officer Arvis Slack met with seniors at the Jackson Nutrition Center to discuss how these scams are presented and how they can be avoided. More...

News

Wright earns superior scores for JHS band

In a little more than three years, Jackson High School student Delia Wright has made the transition from learning a new instrument to leading the entire band. More...

Rockville community’s basketball court vandalized

The new basketball court in the Rockville community continues to be vandalized. More...

Bagley proposes capital improvements at county schools

Larry Bagley, superintendent of the Clarke County Schools System, reviewed Tuesday afternoon capital improvements made at county schools since the spring. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Mixed media class at The Arc The Arc of Clarke County is hosting a mixed media class with Sharon Dozier on Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. This will be using acrylic paints and paper, supplies will be provided. More...

Education

Morris to receive Bachelor of Science

Wynita R. More...

Schedule announced for UM performing arts series

Season tickets are on sale now for the University of Mobile Performing Arts Series featuring jazz, musical theatre, opera, classical masters, sacred music and drama, plus the university’s popular Christmas Spectacular. More...

Dollars and sense

Back to school savings

By David Uffington "Back-to-school shopping" ... the phrase sends shivers of dread down the spines of most parents. While some expenditures can't be avoided, planning can go a long way toward minimizing the damage to your wallet. More...

Sports

Jackson 12s win state title

Jackson 3, Inernational 0 The next stop for the Jackson 12-year-old All- Stars will be Warner Robbins, Ga. The team played its way into a shot at the Southeast Regional crown and a trip to Williamsport, Pa. More...

Leroy hosts 7-on-7 football drills

Leroy High School recently held a 7-on-7 passing tournament with Jackson and Clarke County high schools and several other Washington County schools attending. More...

Sports briefs

Jackson Academy opens pee wee signups Tiny mite and pee wee football signups are underway at Jackson Academy. Anyone with a child in first through sixth grades can sign up. For more information, call the office at (251) 246-5552. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

An auto burglary was reported on July 14 at Jackson Middle School. A purse was reported stolen. An auto burglary was reported on July 14 in the 2000 block of College Avenue. A purse was reported stolen. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 15-22 include: Alton Lamont Clark, 31, possession of marijuana first degree, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

ClarkeCo Deeds and Marriages

Marriage license applications Nesbit J. Singletary, to Chanda L. Gatson. Samuel Gallas Harbuck, to Jamie Elizabeth Williams. Roosevelt Marquis Davis, to Arlene Marrie Jones. Andrew Floyd Brown, to Sharee Curry. More...