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March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hightower reaches 400 wins

Jackson High School Head Baseball Coach Barry Hightower recently reached a milestone few in his profession ever see. A victory over Thomasville gave Hightower his 400th win and added another accolade to his long and decorated career. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Trey Morgan More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Registration in progress for Mom’s Day Out/ 4K programs First Baptist Church in Jackson has begun registration for their 2015-2016 Weekday Preschool Ministry. Mom's Day Out meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. More...

Coming Events

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JMC Auxiliary Cookbooks for sale The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary Cookbooks have been reprinted, complete with some of the original recipes from the 1956 cookbook plus lots of new recipes. More...

Education

JA announces 3rd nine-week honor roll

With the conclusion of the third nine-weeks of the 2014-2015 school year, the Jackson Academy administration has released the names of those students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls. 1st Grade More...

JA students qualify for TIP program

Several Jackson Academy students have qualified for the 2014-2015 Duke University fourth through sixth-grade talent search program. More...

Parenting Day at Jackson schools

Schools in Jackson participated in Parent’s Day on Thursday, March 19. Parents were encouraged to visit their children’s schools and meet with teachers and administrators. More...

Sports

Aggies bounce back for big wins

After a tough start, the Jackson High School Aggies’ baseball team is flying high. The Aggies scored their sixth straight victory over the past week, including a stretch of four in six days. More...

Lady Bears’ softball remains undefeated

Tuesday, March 17 Leroy 12, Flomaton 0 The Leroy High School softball team improved to 18-0 with a 12-0 win over area rival Flomaton. More...

Bears fall short in search for wins

Saturday, March 14 Faith Academy 10, Leroy 0 A big third inning from Faith Academy was too much for Leroy High School to overcome. The Bears had a slow day at the plate and fell to their Class 5A foe 10-0. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Officers responded to a call on March 11 for a juvenile issue in the 100 block of McIntyre Avenue. Officers responded to a call on March 11 for soliciting funds in the 2000 block of College Avenue. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated March 12-18 Millie Doggett, to Helen Skipper. Margaret T. Boteler-As Trustee, to MCR Properties LLC. Myles Edward Williams Jr., to Kitty Lorena Blackledge. William Curtis Fowler, to Alton Scott Lewis. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 17-24 include: Timothy Terill Beasley, 37, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

TIME TO RAISE THE BAR

School board sets principal as highest paid school employee

The Clarke County Board of Education approved March 19 a policy statement that the principal must be the highest paid employee at a school. More...

JPD relieves Patrick of duties after investigation

A recent investigation by the Jackson Police Department resulted in the termination of Officer Robert Patrick. More...

Sunday accident on County Road 2 leaves four injured

An early afternoon accident on Sunday, March 22 led to multiple injuries. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, four people were injured in an accident at about 12:55 p.m. More...

Arc of Clarke will host special event on March 26

The Arc of Clarke County is hosting a special event today, Thursday, March 26, to recognize Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Resource Development Coordinator Katie Clark said they are also selling orange bows for the remainder of March. More...

News

Jackson council makes donations to schools, chamber

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and members of the Jackson City Council again showed their support for public schools within the city by making a large donation to all four during Tuesday night’s meeting. More...

Robinson’s Selma trip brings back memories, builds friendships

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma was special for people of all ages. It was especially enjoyable for Jackson resident Jesse Robinson. More...

Photo

The White Smith Memorial Library recently awarded certificates for the completion of its free computer class. More...

Editorials

Congratulations, JHS Scholars' Bowl team!

We are always proud of our local schools’ achievements on the athletic field. But equally impressive and worthy of recognition are the academic accomplishments of the Jackson High School Scholar’s Bowl team this year. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

1908 postcard shows Washington County Courthouse being built

I’m a history nut, always have been and an extension of that love is that I collect antiques and “stuff.” I love antique stores and junk stores but my collecting has slacked off in recent years as I’ve forced myself to realize More...

People

Jacqueline and Bobby Bolen celebrate 62 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Bolen exchanged wedding vows 62 years ago on March 27, 1953 in Longview, Wash. Both veterans, the couple met while serving in the military. They have lived in Jackson for more than 50 years. More...

Descendants of 38th Alabama Infantry to meet

A weekend of activities is planned in Grove Hill March 27, 28 and 29 in conjunction with the reunion of descendants of the 38th Alabama Infantry, a Civil War regiment comprised largely of Clarke County men. More...

Pringle – Rowland to wed Saturday

Final plans have been announced for Bailey Louise Pringle and Edward Lewis Rowland. The wedding will be an event of Saturday, March 28, 2015, at two o’clock in the afternoon, at Rockville Baptist Church. More...