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September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo commissioners hear more road concerns

The Sept. 10 meeting of the Washington County Commission began with a work session that provided an update on road and bridge conditions in the county following Tropical Storm Gordon, which yielded localized flooding throughout the area. More...

Two arrested, one escapes in drug bust

A Clarke County Drug Task Force officer found an apparent drug sale in process near Scyrene in the early evening of Friday, Sept. 7 that resulted in two arrests while a search is on for a third suspect.  More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Singing plans at Grace Chapel Grace Chapel Church of Coffeeville will host a congregational singing Saturday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m., led by Donald Jackson. The Rev. Renea Henderson, pastor, invites all to come and join. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

JMC Auxiliary meets monthly   The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary meets the first Tuesday of each month in the JMC conference room. Their next meeting will be Oct. 9 at 12-noon.  New members are always welcome. More...

Education

Future nurse encourages local students to participate in hospital volunteer program

Jackson High School graduate Madison Bailey is looking forward to her graduation from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in August. Bailey currently serves as the president of the UAB Nurses Association. More...

Reed crowned Miss Football

Leroy High School hosted their annual Miss Football pageant on Sept. 6. Heaven Reed (center) was elected Miss Football by the football team. More...

Miss Football beauties

Leroy High School hosted the annual Miss Football pageant on Sept. 6. More...

Sports

JHS Cross Country Team season begins

The JHS Cross Country Team opened its season Sept. 1 at the Challenge of Champions in Mobile. The rain allowed cooler but soggy conditions. The next race is the Battle of the Bay in Loxley Sept. 15. More...

Thomasville’s Lady Tigers win in tri-match volleyball competition

A Volleyball Tri-Match was conducted Monday, Sept. More...

JA’s Lady Eagles’ volleyball lose to the Lady Longhorns

Jackson Academy Lady Eagles hosted the Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns Thursday, Sept. 6, playing both varsity and junior varsity volleyball games.  The Lady Longhorns won the JV game in straight sets 25-16 and 25- 16. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of Sept. 4- 10 in clude the following: Rodney Steele, 47, escape first degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff ’s Dept. More...

Jackson Police Report

Jackson Police Department responded to the following calls for service this week. Citizens are encouraged not to leave personal belongings in their vehicles and to keep their vehicles locked as vehicle break-ins continue to be an issue in the city. More...

Washington County Jail Report

Curtis Ray Phillips, 64, of Jackson, possession of marijuana, 2nd; giving false information to an officer.  Roy Antonio Traylor, 36, of Millry, DUI, $1,200.  Christopher Adams, 38, of McIntosh, failure to appear. More...

News Brief

Additional driver’s license testing day announced

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency announced on Sept. 10 that the Washington County driver’s license examining office will be open twice monthly beginning in October. More...

Clarke commissioners debate travel expenses for EMA director, staff

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11 Tuesday, Clarke County Commissioners debated sending the county 911 director and three employees to a continuing education training course but eventually decided to do so.  The training is for required credit hour 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...

News

Council reflects on progress, looks forward to projects in new fiscal year

Mayor Paul South opened the Sept. More...

Lathan honors first responders

In memory of the many first responders who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Lathan Funeral Home honored first responders in Clarke and Washington counties by providing lunch for More...

Man wanted for attempting to run over trooper turns himself in

Norris Leaborn Thomas, who has been sought since Sept. 1 for trying to run over a state trooper, turned himself in at the Mobile Metro Jail Tuesday.  As reported last week, an unidentified state trooper attempted Sept. More...

Editorials

The importance of grandparents

Until I had kids, I didn’t realize that Grandparents’ Day was a holiday, even though President Jimmy Carter signed the legislation to recognize the first Sunday after Labor Day as such in 1978. More...

Illegal immigrants and census

Conservative Republicans, like Jeff Sessions, have been obsessed with illegal immigrants for years. Sessions is and has always been a stickler for obeying the laws of our land. More...

Ill prepared for retirement

An entire generation of Americans is in a unique position. They will retire in worse financial condition than the prior generation. This has not happened since Harry Truman was president. Moreover, this group is saddled with debt.  More...

People

The MaHarreys in concert

The MaHarreys, along with other performers, will be sharing their talents in concert at a 5th Sunday singing, Sept. 30, 5 p.m., at Cathedral of Praise in Sunflower. More...

Rotary guest speaker

Guest speaker for Jackson Area Rotary Club last week was Emma Perryman, left, representing the Underage Drinking Coalition. More...

Clarke Baptists join effort to form local disaster relief team

The Clarke County Baptist Association has joined the Southern Baptist/Alabama Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry to form a team that can assist people in crisis situations anywhere they are needed.  More...

Looking Back

50 Years Ago, September 1968

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series  Over 55 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...