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April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Road projects getting closer to starting point and completion

A number of road projects are on the horizon for the city of Jackson. More...

Vice uses faith, determination to overcome cancer diagnosis

The following is the second in series of cancer survival stories leading up to the May 1 Relay for Life event. Jackson Academy junior Bailey Vice is not your typical teen. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Amazing Grace hosting Men & Women’s Conference Amazing Grace Deliverance Church in Thomasville will host their annual Men and Women’s Conference Saturday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m. Speakers will include Min. More...

Petite Miss LHS winners

Petite Miss LHS winners are, from left, Ellie Busby, 4th runner-up; Sophie Massey, first runner-up; Leah Ott, Petite Miss LHS; Daci Thompson, second runner-up and Ellie Reed, third runner up. More...

Class Beauties

Chosen as Class Beauties for kindergarten through second grade at Leroy High School are, from left: Kindergarten Beauty Lillie Rone, First Grade Beauty Cadence Walter and Second Grade Beauty Gracie H More...

Education

JMS Scholars Bowl teams place in district

Congratulations to the Jackson Middle School Scholars Bowl teams for their outstanding performances for the 2014-15 school year. More...

First in district

The JMS Scholars Bowl B Team had an impressive first place finish for the district. More...

BASF connects classroom learning to real world applications

When high school students take math and science, it can be difficult to link classroom learning to real world applications. More...

Sports

Aggies honor senior baseball players

The Jackson High School baseball team recently honored its senior players following Saturday’s 6-1 win against Escambia County High School. More...

Aggies win area championship

Jackson High School completed area play with an unblemished 5-0 record on Senior Day with a 6-1 win against Escambia County on Saturday. More...

Eagles ready for first round of playoffs

The Jackson Academy baseball team fell just short of an area title last week. After opening with a win over Lowndes Academy, the Eagles came up short in extra innings in the second game. More...

No arrest made in Friday’s operation

A Friday morning disturbance on McKee Drive was later revealed to be a joint operation between the Jackson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. More...

Money from school bonds to be used on Gillmore project

The Clarke County Board of Education approved Tuesday the issuance of $2,805,000 in 2015 capitalized warrants, which includes a refinancing of previous warrants (2004 school bonds). More...

Alpha Center is going mobile

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center is going mobile. The public is invited to an informational meeting on Tuesday, April 21 in Jackson and Thomasville. The unit will be in Jackson at 8:30 a.m. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Makhiya Weaver More...

News

‘Peggy Dow’ returning to Old Saint Stephens

History records that the famed Methodist Circuit Rider Lorenzo Dow visited Old St. More...

Lifeguard Reunion planned

H.W. Pearce Memorial Park will host a lifeguard reunion on May 23 beginning at 2 p.m. for those who worked from 1990 until now. More...

Photo

An early morning Saturday accident resulted in serious damage to a vehicle and the death of a bear. The accident occurred at 3:15 a.m. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JMC Auxiliary Cookbooks for sale The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary Cookbooks have been reprinted, complete with some of the original recipes from the 1956 cookbook plus lots of new recipes. More...

Editorials

City offers economic developer's services

Clarke County is currently without an economic developer. Debra Mathews resigned a few weeks ago. Jackson Mayor Richard Long and Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day urged commissioners Monday to fill the position. More...

Texting and driving a deadly combo

Texting while driving is against the law in Alabama. Violators can be fined $25, up to $75 for subsequent offenses. More...

Only 573 days but who’s counting?

Presidential politics start early...too early. By the time we get to Nov. 8, 2016 most of us will be sick and tired of the race. Candidates have already started announcing. There is a slew of Republicans likely running. More...

People

Rowland – Brewer to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Rowland of Leroy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brooklyn Rebecca, to Mr. William Jarod Brewer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Brewer of Jackson. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Ramirez, Rodriguez exchange wedding vows

Miss Lauren Elizabeth Rodriguez and Mr. Christian George Ramirez were united in marriage Saturday, March 14, 2015 at two-thirty in the afternoon at Visitation Catholic Church in Jackson. The Rev. Wayne Youngman officiated the ceremony. More...

Pace and Darby to wed Saturday

Sarah Katherine Pace and Matthew McKittrick Darby will exchange wedding vows Saturday, April 18, 2015, at five-thirty in the afternoon, at Highlands United Methodist Church in Birmingham. Parents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. More...

For the Record

Court docket includes abuse of a corpse and attempted murder

Attempted murder charges and the abuse of a newborn corpse are among the cases slated for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court beginning Monday, April 20. More...