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January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Clark excited about opportunity to lead chamber

New Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Clark is excited about the opportunities on the horizon for the city of Jackson.  Clark officially assumed the role of executive director earlier this month, replacing outgoing direct More...

Correction

In last week’s edition of The South Alabamian, Lizi Marks was accidentally omitted from Jackson Academy’s A and B Honor Roll for the 10th grade.   More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

‘Prayer for Christian Unity observation at First United Methodist   More...

Seeds of Hope

God gives us strength

Are we failures if we fail or do we fail because we are failures?  All of us fail at one time or another or at one task or another. Not because we do not try - because trying is not the problem. More...

Remembering my first job

At the tender age of 16, I searched the Houston Chronicle want-ads looking for a summer job. More...

Education

Farmers Federation announces winners

Winners in the Farm-City Poster contest sponsored by the Clarke County Farmers Federation from Jackson Academy are: 1st place, 4-6th grades, Jordan Wiggins; 2nd place, Kennedy Hite. More...

Evan Garrett Walker delegate to Congress of Future Science and Technology Leader

Evan Walker, a sophomore at Mary G Montgomery high school in Semmes is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., a suburb of Boston, on June 29th-July 1st. Evan is a former resident of Jackson.  More...

JIS honor roll announced

Students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls have been announced by the Jackson Intermediate School administration.  Third Grade   More...

Sports

Aggies outlast Leroy for win

It took a full 32-minute effort for Jackson High School to put visiting Leroy High School away Monday night, but with help from a late run the Aggies prevailed for the 61-53 win.  The Aggies scored early and often to build a big early lead, but More...

Lady Aggies roll to win over Leroy

After several schedule changes, the Jackson High School girls’ basketball team still trying to get back into their groove after returning from the Christmas break.  Cancellations due to weather made it tough for the Lady Aggies to find the More...

Sports news

TRC race schedule   The Tombigbee Running Club’s race schedule will continue with the HealthActions Ruff Run 5k taking place Saturday, Feb. 11, in Jackson and the FOP 5k will be held in Grove Hill Saturday, Feb. 25.  More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, January 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

TWO FOR ONE – James “Baby Ray” Foster of Jackson showed off two bucks he killed with a single shot in January of 1977. More...

Martin: True freedom comes from God, not a government

During Sunday’s annual birthday observance honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church, guest speaker the Rev. More...

Ephriam urges audience to keep King’s dream alive

The overflow crowd at U and I Events for Saturday morning’s Clarke County ADC Prayer Breakfast celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed their dedication to keeping his dream alive.  Guest speaker Troy L. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Learn more about your roots at Jackson library

The White Smith Memorial Library would like to invite everyone to join them for genealogy classes each Friday in February from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  The classes will be taught by Wayne Roney.  Participants will learn to find clues left by anc More...

News

Jackson MMA team earns top honors

The Workshop competition jujitsu team from Jackson has been racking up the medals in recent tournaments including matches in north Alabama, Georgia and Nashville, Tenn. This weekend, the group competed in Demoplis. More...

Alabama Career Center programs can benefit businesses

The Alabama Career Center in Jackson is sometimes overlooked by businesses seeking employees to fill open positions, but there are a number of programs that can be very beneficial to both parties. More...

Up in smoke

The Jackson Fire Department responded to this East Church Street blaze Monday afternoon at a little after 2 p.m. The blaze erupted near the back of the home causing the fire to spread. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Story Time for preschoolers!   Join Ms. Teresa each Wednesday at 10 a.m. for preschool Story Time. Ages 3,4 and 5 come together to enjoy Story Time at the White Smith Memorial Library. More...

Woodard reflects on his journey and challenges

Sometimes the path of a leader can take many twists and turns. During Monday’s Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 139 commemorative march and retreat ceremony honoring Dr. More...

Editorials

Letters to the Editor

Agree or disagree but remain friends  Dear Editor:  More...

Alabama baked the pie for Trump

The passing of Governor Albert Brewer on January 2nd at 88 years old, marks the passing of an era in Alabama politics.  Albert P. Brewer was a good man and a true public servant. More...

Teaching children about money Wayne Curtis

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (ESV). Most of us are familiar with the advice in Proverbs 22:6 about teaching children the proper values in life.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

An accident with no injuries was reported Jan. 9 at North College Avenue and Industrial Road.  A request to assist a motorist was reported Jan. 9 in the 3600 block of North College Avenue.  An alarm was reported Jan. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 10-16 include:  Tommy Earl Roper Jr., 29, motion to revoke, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...

Washington County Arrests

Rocky Dwain Knight, 58, of Thomasville, was booked Jan. 10 for contempt.  Ronald Alan Loper, 47, of Chatom, was booked Jan. 10 for driving under the influence ($1,200 bond).  Jason Carl Caver, 24, of Irvington, was booked Jan. More...