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November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JMS sixth-grade students visit space camp

Adam Andrews conveyed to the Clarke County Board of Education his excitement about visiting the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville recently. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Cedar Point love program supports Amazing Grace   More...

Let us exalt His name together

I’ve always enjoyed Thanksgiving with my family but many times I become distracted from the intended purpose. I confess that sadly between football, conversations, and pumpkin pie there is not always a lot mentioned about being thankful.  More...

Seeds of Hope

Exit from death is entrance into heaven

“The one inescapable fact of life is death. Yet, man usually refuses to face it,” wrote a psychologist recently. More...

Education

DARE graduates honored at JIS

One of the largest groups to ever graduate from Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) classes in the Pine City was celebrated last week at Jackson Intermediate School.  DARE and School Resource Officer J.T. More...

Sports

NOVEMBER 25 AUBURN & ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama at Auburn Auburn• 2:30 p.m. Watch on CBS  Auburn vs. Alabama Auburn • 2:30 p.m. Watch on CBS   More...

Bears claw past Ariton to advance

Friday, Nov. 17, the Class 2A Leroy High School Bears traveled to and defeated the Class 2A Ariton High School Purple Cats 35-21 to improve to 10-2 overall and advance to the third round of the playoffs. The Purple Cats dropped to 10-2 overall.  More...

Junior varsity Aggies defeat Saraland, McIntosh

Jackson 60, McIntosh 57   The Demons gave the Aggies a run for their money for all four quarters, but in the end the junior varsity Aggies held on for a 60-57 win.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Harassment was reported Nov. 13 in the 100 block of Windsor Circle. Suspicious circumstances were reported Nov. 13 in the 200 block of Hospital Drive. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Patrick Phillips, 28, of Thomasville, was booked Nov. 13 for possession of a controlled substance.  Hali Marie Young, 21, of Foley, was booked Nov. More...

Authorities awaiting the results of an autopsy on deceased baby

An investigation into last week’s tragic story involving a deceased infant discovered in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop continued this week as law enforcement agencies await the results of an autopsy. More...

Burpo named JIS Teacher of the Year by her co-workers

During last week’s DARE graduation ceremony at Jackson Intermediate School, the students weren’t the only ones receiving accolades.  As the program came to a close, Principal Gwen Wheeler announced that Teressa Burpo had been selecte More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Jackson and Chatom announce their Christmas parade dates

The city of Jackson’s Christmas parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8.The parade, titled “Sweet, Southern Christmas,” will begin at 5:30 and proceed through the traditional route downtown. More...

News

Grimes stepping down as UWSWA head to pursue new opportunity

Last week, Charles Hyland, director of Mobile Area Water and Sewer System and the current chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) Board of Trustees, announced that Clifford Grimes, UWSWA President and CEO, will be stepping down. More...

Turning 25

The Jackson Kiwanis Club celebrated its 25th birthday recently. Members of the club shared stories of its humble beginnings and the progress they have made during their 25 years in the Pine City. More...

Strange But True

* It was 20th-century French philosopher, author and political activist Jean-Paul Sartre who made the following sage observation: “If you’re lonely while you’re alone, you’re in bad company.”   More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Story Time for preschoolers!   Join Ms. Teresa each Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschool Story Time. Ages 3, 4 and 5 come together to enjoy Story Time at the White Smith Memorial Library. More...

Editorials

‘Cuckoo-cuckoo’ for Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving. Our family gathers at Grandmother’s house. Grandmother has been busy for weeks planning and preparing for our Thanksgiving lunch. More...

Turnout is key on Dec. 12

The big question in the Senate race is will allegations against Roy Moore and his purported propensities 40-years ago cause him to lose. We will soon see. The election is less than three weeks away.  The book on Moore is easy to read. More...

Thankful for our economic system

As individuals and as a nation, we often take things for granted. We forget that the freedoms we enjoy are not found in many parts of the world. Thanksgiving is an appropriate time to reflect on them.  More...

People

Jackson seniors giving back

Visitors to the Jackson Senior Center have been very busy lately through their various community service efforts. More...

School Lunch Week celebrated

Jackson Middle School recently participated in National School Lunch Week.  The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools.  If provides nutritionally balanced, low c More...

Step Sing is Nov. 26 at FUMC in Jackson

The First United Methodist Church in Jackson will host their annual “Step Sing” on Sunday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. Area choirs are once again asked to participate and sing a selection of Christmas music. More...