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October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Visitors take a trip back in time at St. Stephens

More than 200 years of history was on display in the St. 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

Revival continues at Greater Pilgrim Rest   Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs will continue its fall revival through Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. The Rev. More...

Two-day celebration planned for Ulcanush Baptist’s 200th anniversary

The Alabama Territory was created on March 3, 1817. Statehood would come in 1819.  On Oct. More...

‘Fire in the Field’ planned Oct. 15 - 19 in Choctaw Co.

A group of church leaders in Choctaw County is organizing an event they hope will draw hundreds to an empty field on Highway 10, just west of downtown Butler. More...

Editorials

Time to ‘do something’ about mass shootings but what is something?

The mind boggles at the horror of Las Vegas, where Stephen Paddock perched himself in the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel and sprayed bullets into a crowd of outdoor concertgoers in the worst mass shooting in American history. More...

Jefferson County in a mess

Jefferson County is transitioning from a Republican to a Democratic county. In the process, they are having an interesting array of intriguing political happenings. More...

Two success stories unite

Two American success stories joined forces the latter part of September. Bass Pro Shops acquired Cabela’s in a deal worth about $5 billion — $4 billion in cash and the assumption of $1 billion in debt.  More...

People

A fun night out

The city of Jackson and Jackson Police Department celebrated National Night Out last week in eight neighborhoods. More...

Celebrating 100 years!

The city of Jackson presented Boots Henley with a proclamation Tuesday in recognition of her 100th birthday. Jackson Mayor Paul South visited Henley to present her with the proclamation. More...

Celebrates 100th Birthday

Wilcy Mae Fox Boykin celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 9 at her home in Choctaw Bluff with family and friends. Clarke County Commissioner Tyrone Moye presented her with a proclamation from the county in honor of her birthday. Mrs. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, September 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

JA HOMECOMING COURT – 1977 Jackson Academy Homecoming Queen Louanne Lewis is shown with her court and escorts. Representing the senior class were Jim Bolen and Lewis. More...

Clarke, Washington counties escape major damage from Hurricane Nate

Hurricane Nate hurriedly blew through Saturday night and before daylight Sunday, dumping more than 6 inches of rain and bringing top winds of at least 50 to 60 mph.  More...

City of Jackson avoids serious damage from weekend storm

Heading into the weekend, Jackson leaders did not know what to expect from Hurricane Nate. Fortunately, the worst-case scenario did not become a reality. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Sponsorship opportunities for Fall Fest remain

Sponsorships are still available for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Fall Festival. The festival, which will take place in downtown Jackson Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature something for everyone. More...

News

Work ready population needed to move Washington County forward

Workforce in rural areas is one of the most urgent hindrances to economic development according to a recent study. More...

Strange But True

* It was beloved 20thcentury American poet, memoirist and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou who made the following sage observation: “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, More...

Tax abatements outlined for Clarke County Commission

Clarke County commissioners heard some tax abatement guideline proposals for existing businesses and industries at Tuesday’s meeting. The proposals were simply for discussion and consideration and no action was taken.  More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Okalona Methodist Protestant to host homecoming Okalona Methodist Protestant Bible Church, located on Swimming Pool Road north of Grove Hill, will host their annual homecoming service on Sunday, Oct. 15, beginning at 10 a. m. More...

Education

JIS students participate in exciting new program

The excitement on the faces of Jackson Intermediate School students and teachers Friday proved that a new program and learning technique had been a huge success. More...

Every second counts

The Jackson Fire Department got an early start on Fire Prevention Week with visits to Jackson Academy and Gillmore Elementary School last week. More...

Show Your Colors!

Students from Jackson High School, Jackson Academy and Leroy High School gathered in the JHS auditorium last week to promote their faith and school spirit during the annual “Show Your Colors&rd More...

Sports

OCTOBER 14 AUBURN & ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama vs. Arkansas Tuscaloosa • 6:15 p.m. Watch on ESPN  Auburn at LSU Baton Rouge, La. • 2:30 p.m. Watch on CBS   More...

Aggies fall on the road to St. Paul’s 17-6

Several times throughout last Friday’s 17-6 loss at St. More...

Bears breeze past SCHS for 41-0 win

Friday, Oct. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

An alarm was reported Oct. 2 in the 6400 block of Highway 43. Criminal trespass was reported Oct. 2 in the 500 block of Jackson Street. A medical emergency was reported Oct. 2 in the 100 block of Downing Place. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

Washington County Jail Reports

Carla Reed, 22, of McIntosh, was booked Sept. More...