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May 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Closings slated for Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day and all governmental offices will be closed in observance of the day.  Many businesses, will close, including all banks.  Jackson VFW will host a Memorial Day program at 11 a.m. on City Hall grounds.   More...

Quillen takes job as manager of plant locating in McIntosh

Clarke County Economic Development Director Jesse Quillen is moving on to another work project. 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

Jones Chapel Memorial Day observance May 27   Jones Chapel Methodist Protestant Church will provide a Memorial Day service on Sunday, May 27th, 11 a.m., with lunch following. All are encouraged to attend.  Bro. Benny Crawford is pastor. More...

INCOMPARABLE!

The agnostics wonder if there is a God. The materialists boast that they do not need a god. There are even some who do not want to know if there is a God because they do not want to face Him. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Annual Coffeeville Day Festival scheduled May 26 More...

Editorials

A full circle

Author Mandy Hale once wrote, “When life brings you full circle, pay attention. There’s a lesson there.”  More...

Primaries in less than two weeks

As we get down to the lick log in the 2018 June Primary, there are few if any surprises in any of the major state races. Polling indicates that all of the contests are about where they were three or four months ago when the races began. More...

Lots of changes since 1958

It was a beautiful spring evening in May 1958. And it was a momentous occasion — the long-awaited graduation — for 117 high school students.  More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Auburn Martin to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. More...

Johnson, Gilchrist announce final plans

Victoria Danielle Johnson and Phillip Ray Gilchrist II have announced their final wedding plans. More...

Final plans announced for McConnell, Rodriguez

Final wedding plans have been announced for Samantha Ann McConnell and Matthew Blair Rodriguez. More...

War Memorial’s 20th anniversary

Memorial Day is a good time to visit, remember those listed

It is a cool and shady spot and a good place to go and reflect on the meaning of duty, service and sacrifice this Memorial Day weekend.  The Clarke County War Memorial, on the grounds of Jackson City Hall, marks its 20th anniversary this year. More...

Storm brewing could bring holiday rain

Planning on going to the beach for the Memorial Day weekend? Or maybe the river? More...

Separate arrests made for sexual abuse, rape

A Monroe County man has been arrested on multiple charges of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 in both Clarke and Monroe counties.  J. D. Kelly Jr. More...

Clarke school system retirees recognized

Ten of 18 retiring Clarke County Board of Education employees, teachers and support personnel, were at the May 17 board meeting to receive plaques of appreciation for their service. More...

News

Sheriff Norris details vehicles, usage for Clarke commissioners

Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris gave the Clarke County Commissioners a detailed report on the department’s service vehicles at Tuesday’s commission meeting.  The report included the number of vehicles that are in service, who drives More...

City council discusses incentives for businesses

The Jackson City Council met this week to continue to discuss incentives to draw new businesses to the city and to encourage the growth of existing businesses. More...

Jackson Police Dept. announces “Click It or Ticket” campaign

Deputy Chief Richard Harvey advises the public to be aware of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will begin Friday, May 25 and run through Memorial Day weekend. More...

Education

JHS Class of 2018

The Jackson High School Class of 2018 gathered for a final group picture at Legion Field. Graduation exercises were conducted Saturday morning, May 19. More...

Retiring Clarke teachers and support personnel recognized

Eighteen retiring teachers and support personnel were recognized at the Clarke County Board of Education meeting on Thursday, May 17 at the Central Office in Grove Hill.  More...

Saying goodbye to JA

Jackson Academy valedictorian Macie Eckstien gives parting words to her classmates at the graduation ceremony Friday, May 18. More...

Sports

Aggies battle Spartans on gridiron

The Jackson Aggies closed out the spring campaign with a 35-21 loss at Saraland last Friday night.  The game featured play by the starting groups as well as considerable time from the second units and junior varsity squads as well.  More...

Lady Bears fall at state tournament

The Leroy High School Lady Bears played three games and lost two to get bounced from the AHSAA 2A State Softball Tournament in Montgomery this past weekend.  In the first game, Leroy lost 4-1 to G.W. Long High School, the eventual state champ. More...

Aspinwall signs with Coastal

The Leroy High School Lady Bears had their second softball signing of the year 2018 as Cassie Aspinwall signed with Coastal Alabama Community College in Monroeville recently. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of May 15-21 include the following:  Bradley Robert Wade, 19, speeding less than 25 mph, pornography possession material, transmitting obscene material to a child by computer, arrested by Cl More...

Washington Jail Report

Michael Scott Sullivan, 21, of Chatom, DUI, $1,200 bond.  Heather Elizabeth Elmore, 33, of Chatom, domestic violence, third, $1,000 bond.  Thomas Edward Giles, 32, of Chatom, domestic violence, third, $1,000 bond.  Richard Austin Dees, More...

Jackson Police Report

Jackson Police responded to the following incidents during the week of May 15- 22  Structure fire: 1  Forgery: 1  Domestic incidents: 7  DUI: 2  Vehicle accident without injuries: 1  Shoplifting: 1  LifeFlight medic More...