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March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Alcohol legislation will bring mixed results to towns

The Alabama League of Municipalities is drafting legislation to correct municipal option alcohol laws after the state Supreme Court struck down the law that allowed alcohol sales Friday. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Gena Richardson More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Register today 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...

Valentine's Day banquet a success

The Jackson Street Baptist Church Scholarship Committee hosted a Valentine’s Day banquet at Jamie’s Wee Care Day Care Center, located on Highway 43 in Jackson. More...

Jon Russell to speak at Awakening Revival

First Assembly of God will host an “Awakening Revival” on March 8th at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. J.E. Russell. More...

Education

Parenting Day schedules announced

Parents will have an opportunity to visit with teachers on March 19th at all Clarke County schools on Parenting Day. The times and schedules for the schools are included below. Gillmore Elementary More...

Weaver returns from overseas deployment

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard V. Weaver has returned to the U.S. after being deployed overseas at a forward operating base to serve in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. More...

Photos

The Jackson High School Marching Band participated in the Mobile 2015 Crewe of Columbus Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 13. More...

Sports

Aggies defeat Mobile Christian

After earning their second straight win on Friday night with a 5-3 victory over Mobile Christian, the Jackson High School baseball team hit a snag on Saturday with a pair of losses to Saraland. Friday, Feb. 27 Jackson 5, Mobile Christian 3 More...

Eagles earn thrilling win over South Choctaw Rebels

The Jackson Academy Eagles finished a tough week with a loaded schedule 4-1. The Eagles only loss came to perennial state championship contender Edgewood Academy in the Morgan Academy Tournament. Thursday, Feb. 26 Jackson Academy 1, South Choctaw 0 More...

JA’s Hutchinson earns softball scholarship to Judson College

Three years ago, Jackson Academy center fielder Joycelyn Hutchinson had never competed in softball. Now, the senior has not only worked her way into the starting lineup, she has used the game to land a college scholarship. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Child abuse was reported on Feb. 23 in the 500 block of East Pearl Street. Officers responded to a call on Feb. 23 for an accident with injuries in the 3500 block of College Avenue. Officers responded to a call on Feb. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

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

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Property deeds listed Dated Feb. 19-25 Regions Bank-Other, to Hamilton Timber LLC. John F. Day, to Robbie Kennedy. Scarlett K. Bledsoe, to Fannie Mae. Betz Farm LLC, to James Jackson. Betz Farm LLC, to David Bryant. Ann R. More...

Dean: We still have a long way to travel

During Saturday’s Clarke County Voter’s League Black History Tea, those in attendance were reminded of the progress African Americans have made in America and the struggles that continue. More...

JPD’s Morris arrested and placed on leave

Jackson Police Officer Chad Morris has been placed on administrative leave following an incident on Wednesday, Feb. 25. According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Morris was involved in a traffic accident at about 11:15 p.m. More...

Tickets remain for NWTF banquet

Tickets are still available for the Clarke County National Wild Turkey Federation’s 20th annual membership superfund banquet on Friday, March 6, at the H.W. Pearce Jr. Memo- rial Park Assemb l y House. More...

News

Boykin accepts new DHR position in Conecuh Co.

Lou Boykin, director of the Clarke County Department of Human Resources, has turned in her resignation. Her last day working at the county office was Feb. 27. She will take over the DHR directorship in Conecuh County. More...

Jackson SONIC is back in business

The Jackson SONIC Drive-In located at 2035 College Ave., is open as a new and more “digital” restaurant. More...

Agents warn of new narcotics in Jackson

The battle to remove drugs from the streets has never been tougher than it is today, according to representatives of the Clarke County Drug Task Force. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

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...

Editorials

Veterans deserve more choices

We all have special veterans in our life. These are the countless men and women across the country who sacrifice so much in defense of our nation. They serve valiantly in conflicts across the globe as part of the United States military. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Legislature facing myriad of problems

The first regular legislative session of the quadrennium has begun. Legislators have arrived in Montgomery for their three and a half month session and they will face a myriad of problems and issues. More...

People

Miss Pringle, Mr. Rowland wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Seibert of St. Stephens and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Earl Pringle Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Louise Pringle, to Edward Lewis Rowland, son of the late Eugene Rowland. More...

Pickard, Hancock plan April wedding

The Rev. and Mrs. Gary Pickard of Calvert, formerly of Grove Hill, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Brianna, to Edward “Heath” Hancock. Mr. Hancock is the son of Sfc. and Mrs. More...

Wedding plans told for Miss Sellers, Mr. Long

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Sellers of Wagarville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Marie, to Joseph Brian Long, the son of Brenda Long of Jackson. Miss Sellers is the granddaughter of Mr. More...