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April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

JHS students stay a step ahead through online courses

The scope of education is constantly changing. Laptops and tablets are replacing the traditional setup of classroom lectures, blackboards and textbooks. This change is opening the door to new possibilities at Jackson High School. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Austin Deas More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Join St. Peter’s for Holy Week St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Hospital Drive in Jackson will host the following services for Holy Week: Maundy Thursday, April 17, 5 p.m.; Good Friday, April 18, 12 noon; and Easter Sunday, 11 a.m. More...

Jerry and Tammy Sullivan to visit Victory Grove Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, April 20, at the Victory Grove Pentecostal Church in Wagarville will not only be Homecoming, with guest speaker Kim Tarver, but Jerry and Tammy Sullivan will also be featured. The day’s events will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Lily Baptist Church to host Women In Winter

Women in Winter will gather for a brunch and meeting in the fellowship hall at Lily Baptist Church in Fulton on Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Prophetess Cedora Wright; special music will be presented by Kim Dunagan and others. More...

Editorials

House passes responsible, balanced budget

Our country is on an unsustainable fiscal course. On our current trajectory, the debt will reach nearly 170 percent of our national Gross Domestic Product by 2040. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Was Rep.Wren just the first domino to fall?

When dominos fall, they usually fall in multiples. “Mommas don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys” is a line from one of my favorite old western songs. More...

People

Kayla Coleman - Golden Coleman announce May 24 wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Richard David Coleman of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Michelle, to Mr. Christopher Golden Coleman, son of Ms. Kathy R. Coleman of Jackson and Danny D. Coleman of Mobile. More...

Finch - Sloat announce final plans

Jessica Nicole Finch and Jeffery Wayne Sloat will exchange marriage vows Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 6 o’clock in the evening, at the Chatom Community Center. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mrs. Cindy Faith of St. Stephens and Mr. More...

Kilpatrick-Dye to wed

Mother Estelle Maybin Dye, a resident of Detroit, Mich., and Elder Curtis H.B. More...

Horton’s hobby has given her a new outlook on life

When Kay Horton sits down to customize one of her porcelain eggs, each experience is completely different. More...

Drug take back will help JPD remove narcotics from the street

The Jackson Police Department will partner with local pharmacies and the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, April 26, in the National prescription Drug Takeback Day. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

JA collecting donations for May fund-raising ride

Jackson Academy will host its Ride- A-Thon fund-raiser on Tuesday, May 6. Students are currently collecting sponsors, and standings will be updated daily on the sign in front of the school. More...

News

Dees objects to $6 athletics tickets

At the April 10 Washington County Board of Education meeting, board member Nollie Dees strenuously objected to leaving the cost of a ticket to any athletic event at $6. More...

Washington County meets requirements, closes grant

The Washington County Commission breathed a collective “sigh of relief” at their April 14 meeting when they voted to close out the G-1 Mechanical Community Development Block Grant. More...

Photos

Members of the Leroy Fire Department were on the scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Monday to extinguish this blaze. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Vidalia onions for sale The Jackson Rotary Club is conducting its annual red Vidalia onion sale. The 10 lb. bag can be purchased from any Rotarian and at several Jackson businesses. The onions will be available May 2. More...

Education

Photos

The Jackson Academy Yearbook recently presented the 2014 Miss La Aguilita pageant. More...

UM students named to Dean and President’s lists

The University of Mobile has released the Dean and President’s lists for the 2013 fall academic period. To achieve the Dean’s List, students must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average while enrolled as a full-time student. More...

Clarke County 2014 4-H Chick Chain registration

The Clarke County 4-H Club 4-H Chick Chain project registration deadline is Friday April 18th. More...

Sports

Aggies win area championship

It seemed appropriate for a team that has battled all season to nail down the area championship with another uphill climb. That’s exactly what the Jackson High School baseball team did on Thursday, April 10. More...

Eagles sweep through area to claim title

The Jackson Academy baseball team once again swept their opponents in their area to claim another championship as they defeated Sparta Academy by a score of 13 – 9 last week. More...

JA Eagles celebrate Senior Day

Jackson Academy recently celebrated its seniors on the diamond during the final home game against Patrician. The players, supporters and their families were honored during a pre-game ceremony. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: An auto theft was reported on April 7 in the 100 block of Miller Street. A 2000 Honda Civic was reported stolen. The car was later recovered on Salt Works Road. More...

WashCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Washington County Jail include: Bobby Jeter, 57, of McIntosh was booked on April 8 for failure to appear for theft of property third degree ($239.20). More...

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 8-15 include: Aaliyah Shardai Johnson, 19, criminal mischief second degree, $500 bond, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...