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September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Juvenile faces charges after bomb threat

A 17-year-old student was taken into custody last week and charged with making a terrorist threat following a bomb threat at Jackson High School. More...

White Smith Library will offer computer classes this fall

The White Smith Memorial Library will hold registration for two basic computer classes Friday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no fee to participate in the classes, but registration is required. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival / homecoming continue at Midway Assembly Midway Assembly of God in St. Stephens continues its revival services through Sept. 4 at 7 nightly. Guest speaker will be Bro. Jimmy Helms, an Alabama State Trooper from Brundidge. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Murder at a dude ranch at annual mystery dinner The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary will host their annual mystery dinner at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 6-9 p.m. More...

Education

JA welcomes newest Eagles

Jackson Academy welcomed its newest kindergarten class this year. More...

Sports

Aggies blast Bulldogs, 35-0

The Jackson High School football team made the 100th meeting with Clarke County High School a memorable one. The Aggies jumped on the home-standing Bulldogs early and played well on both sides of the ball to cruise to a 35-0 season-opening win. More...

Eagles come up short in overtime loss to Lowndes

The Jackson Academy football team had several odd occurrences leading up to and during their season opening 48-40 loss at Lowndes Academy. More...

Wildcats pile up points in season opening 58-43 win against SCHS

An offensive explosion entertained the crowd as the visiting Millry Wildcats defeated the Southern Choctaw Indians by a score of 58-43, putting up a combined 1,000 yards of offense in the contest. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Assault was reported on Aug. 24 at Oak and Pearl streets. Theft of lost property was reported on Aug. 24 in the 3000 block of College Avenue. Officers responded to a call on Aug. 24 for an alarm in the 1000 block of College Avenue. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1 include: Maurice Darnell Pritchett, 28, probation revocation, $60,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Dated Aug. 20-26 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to Darrell Linder. Curtis Overstreet, to Terri S. Overstreet. Fannie Mae, to James W. McLean. Smoker Properties LLC, to Michael E. Murphy. More...

Washington County voter lists must be updated

An organization that recently found Washington County to have more registered voters than eligible voters in its population has the Alabama Secretary of State’s office taking action. More...

United Way kickoffs begin Sept. 15

The Clarke County United Way fund-raising campaign will hold its annual kickoff Thursday, Sept. 10, at 11:30 a.m., at Grove Hill United Methodist Church. The Washington County campaign’s launch will take place Tuesday, Sept. More...

Richardsons offer Byrne a closer look at the challenges of farming

In his short tenure, Alabama’s First District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne has learned that you have to get your hands dirty to fully grasp what is going on among his constituents. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Sarah Beth Harvey More...

News

Scott, Young excited about new roles with JPD

The Jackson Police Department has again expanded its numbers with a pair of new officers. Shawn Scott and Latisha Young recently joined the force and are anxious to learn as much as possible before they enter the police academy in Selma. More...

Photo

During last week’s Jackson City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Long presented Pilots for Christ representative Johnny Kendrick with an official proclamation of Pilots for Christ Day in the city More...

Chamber members asked to RSVP for banquet by Sept. 8

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. The chairman’s reception will begin at 6 p.m. and the dinner will take place at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Are constant killings numbing us to violence?

As I sat down to write this, I wanted to express horror at the senseless shootings of late. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Alabama gets $3.28 from feds for every $1 in taxes paid in

It is common knowledge that the Indian casinos in Alabama and throughout the country are granted federal sovereignty and are not subject to state intervention and authority. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Gunn celebrate 50th anniversary

Faye Gunter and Johnny Gunn of Jackson exchanged marriage vows Sept. 11, 1965 at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, with Pastor Flanagan officiating. More...

Frank Woodson included in 2016 edition of Best Lawyers

Among the attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America® is Frank Woodson, from Jackson, Ala. He is a 1976 graduate of Jackson Academy, and son of Jackson resident Jane Woodson and the late Ernest Woodson. More...

Quilt donated to Pilots for Christ

The Cozy Quilters Club has donated a quilt to be raffled off on Sept. 20, with proceeds going to the Pilots for Christ. Tickets are on sale now for $5. More...