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March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Mentors and teens discuss Jackson’s assets and challenges

Students and adults in Jackson and the surrounding area had an opportunity to sit down and discuss the challenges and opportunities they face through a forum at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House last week.  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

Jackson First United Methodist Church to conduct 'Whale of a Sale' April 1

The First United Methodist Church of Jackson will sponsor a "Whale of a Sale" Saturday, April 1, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., in its Christian Life Center.  More...

Easter cantata to be presented Sunday, April 2 at FUMC

The Chancel Choir at the First United Methodist Church will be present its pre- Easter cantata Sunday morning, April 2 during the 11 a.m. worship service. More...

COUNTDOWN TO CALVARY

… Recounting the events of Jesus’ last days.

Palm Sunday and the Olivette Discourse   Palm Sunday falls on April 9 this year, just over two weeks from now. So many things happened during that week. We begin with the triumphal entry.  More...

Education

JHS Class of 2017 raising money for auditorium curtain upgrades

As Jackson High School students prepare for their upcoming performance of “The Lion King,” it has been hard to ignore the wear and tear on the auditorium stage’s curtains.  The auditorium was contracted when the school was buil More...

Improvement project will make schools more energy efficient

The Clarke County Board of Education has approved a massive capital improvement project totaling approximately $7 million that will make school buildings more energy efficient and reduce operations costs by at least 38 percent.  In fact, that pr More...

JA students rock colorful socks for Down syndrome awareness

Students from Jackson Academy took a walk on the wild side Tuesday as part of the “Rock Your Socks” campaign to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Participants wore colorful socks to promote Down syndrome awareness and show their support. More...

Sports

Eagles earn road win at CPS

A two-run homerun from Keagan Guthrie in the top of the third inning and a dominant performance on the mound from Luke Lankford were complimented by strong defense and timely hitting in Jackson Academy’s 4-3 win at Clarke Prep.  Despite th More...

Aggies defeat Thomasville 9-3, fall to T.R. Miller

The Class 5A, 10th-ranked Jackson High School baseball team ended the week with a 12-2 record after defeating Thomasville and falling to T.R. Miller Friday. Sophomore D.J. More...

Lady Aggies defeat Murphy and Fruitdale

Saturday, March 18 Sweet Water 7, Jackson 2   The Lady Aggies’ run in the Tombigbee Tournament came to an end with a 3-1 record Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 loss to Sweet Water.  More...

Recovered body could be Boman

Sheriff Ray Norris knows the body found on the lower Alabama River Friday is that of the missing Anita Boman but the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences had not confirmed her identity as of early Wednesday.  More...

Brooks humbled by Citizen of the Year selection

Bobby Brooks is many things to many people in the city of Jackson. He holds the title of son, father, grandfather and husband. Most people know him for his role as the Jackson Fire Chief and a devoted member of Jackson First Baptist Church. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

The Arc of Clarke County Jubilee is Saturday, April 8

Sponsorships are still available for the Arc of Clarke County’s 19th annual Spring Jubilee. The Jubilee, which will be held Saturday, April 8, will take place at the Jackson Fairgrounds near the youth baseball fields. More...

News

Becoming tech savvy

The White Smith Memorial Library has consistently provided the community opportunities to become more tech savvy through its beginning computer classes at Alabama Southern Community College. More...

Gym offers an opportunity to learn discipline

Jackson, which is known as a sports town, has another opportunity for people of all ages to compete and get into shape.  The Workshop, located next door to the HealthActions 24-hour facility on College Avenue, offers its students the unique oppo More...

Moments in Time

* On March 23, 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published, in The Boston Morning Post. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Jackson Dixie League tryouts and draft Tryouts and the draft for 13 and 14-year-old players who signed up for the Jackson Dixie League will be Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m., at the Dixie League Field, rain or shine. More...

Editorials

Outlook: Seeing the firm highway, not a lone pothole

We all like to moan and complain. I confess I’m no different. Too often, it seems, we’d rather complain about the one pothole in the highway than be thankful for the miles of firm and smooth pavement.  More...

Judge Moore an early favorite!

We are on the cusp of one of the best political years in modern political history in the Heart of Dixie. Prior to the 1970s our constitution disallowed succession of office for our state constitutional offices. More...

U.S. household debt is climbing

President Trump — in his recent speech to Congress as well as on the campaign trail — has called for measures to reduce the ever-increasing price of drugs. More...

People

McCully, Smith to wed April 22

Mr. and Mrs. Searcy Slayton Jr. of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Leland McCully of Silverhill are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Brooks McCully, to Blake Allen Smith. Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Alabama archaeology subject of Historical Society meeting

The Clarke County Historical Society will hear about Alabama archaeology at the March meeting scheduled Sunday, March 26, 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Happy to see changes taking place along highway median in Jackson

Many years ago the median along Highway 43 in Jackson was enhanced with numerous crepe myrtles and day lilies. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A traffic hazard was reported March 13 in the 6400 block of Highway 43.  An open door was reported March 13 in the 3500 block of North College Avenue.  A request to assist a citizen was reported March 13 in the 7200 block of Highway 43.&nb More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 14-21 include:  Rufus Jermaine Grayson, 38, promoting prison contraband (weapons) first degree, promoting prison contraband (drugs) second degree, promoting prison contraband More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Rebecca Lynn Harrison, 48, of Vinegar Bend, was booked March 13 for continue to delinquency ($500 bond).  Arthur Dale Young, 36, of Coffeeville, was booked March 13 for burglary third degree ($7,500 bond).  Christopher Ray Lewis, 38, of Lau More...