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July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Byrd recovering after lightning strike

A local man is recovering after being hit by lightning during last week’s thunderstorms. More...

Jackson, Chatom will hold July 3 fireworks shows

The city of Jackson will host a Fourth of July fireworks show Friday, July 3, at the fairgrounds. The Independence Day fireworks show will take place on Highway 43. Activities will begin at 4 p.m. More...

Special Sections

Church

St. Peter’s celebrates anniversary

Members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jackson helped themselves to fresh fish and a history lesson as they celebrated the church’s anniversary on Sunday. More...

God loves this senior saint

I enjoy going to my mailbox to see what may arrive. So many times I have found to my delight a lovely handwritten note from my good friend, Betty Jo Hardy. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Faithful Temple / Lifeline Outreach hosting feeding program The Faithful Temple Christian Church, along with Lifeline Outreach Ministries, are hosting a summer feeding program. Lunch and snacks are provided Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Revolutionary War patriots made county their home in 1800s

We all know the big news headlines of the past week: Obamacare, the Confederate battle flag, same-sex marriage. The news divided many of us with heated opinions on the issues. I thought Facebook was going to explode a time or two. More...

World War II hero gets to fly his flag

A friend recently forwarded an article to me about a World War II hero; an ordinary Southern boy who did his duty as he saw it and became a hero, typical of what we remember on the 4th of July. More...

Congress must use power of purse

Article I, section 9, clause 7 of the Constitution says that “no money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by law.” That provision of the Constitution outlines one of the most important tools of Con More...

People

Mitchell, Turner to wed July 25th

Mr. and Mrs. John Keith Mitchell of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Morgan, to Mr. Will Turner, son of Jennifer Overstreet of Jackson and Dean Turner of Chatom. Miss Mitchell is the granddaughter of Mrs. More...

Ice, Ferguson final plans announced

Megan Brooks Ice and Daryl Dewayne Ferguson have announced their final wedding plans for Saturday, July 4th, 2015, 10 o’clock in the morning at the Kimbell House in Jackson. Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Ralph E. More...

Photo

Jessica Zakary, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ray Zakary III, graduated from the University of South Alabama on May 9, 2015 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. More...

GRIDLOCK FOR WEDLOCK

Clarke and Washington counties will not issue marriage licenses

Couples seeking marriage licenses in Clarke and Washington counties will have to look elsewhere for now. More...

JPD ends Ohio man’s run during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop brought a long run to an end for Kinney D. Jackson. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Amelia Legere More...

Correction

Kathy Dumas Coffman was incorrectly identified as Mary Finley in the Looking Back portion of last week’s issue of The South Alabamaian. More...

News

Seniors raise more than $2k for Pilots for Christ

The Jackson Senior Center was rocking last week. Several frequent visitors to the center spent the afternoon enjoying fellowship, live music and fun as they lounged in their rocking chairs to raise money for Pilots for Christ. More...

Stabler, Pugh teach students financial responsibility

In high schools and colleges, students have access to more educational tools than ever before. Unfortunately, lessons in money management and budgeting are not always part of the lesson plan. More...

Park and Rec Board approves money for GES playground equipment

The Clarke County Park and Recreation Board approved $10,000 each in funding for two separate projects at their June 23 meeting in Grove Hill Town Hall. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

‘Jesus: The True Superhero’ at Mt. Olive No. 1 Preschool children to adults are invited to participate in the fun-filled Bible program “Jesus: The True Superhero” at Mt. Olive No. More...

Education

Class of ’85 meets

Jackson High School’s Class of 1985 gathered for their 30th class reunion on June 27. More...

Cardai Lacy receives Ms. Willie Rocker Award

The Ms. Willie Rocker Award is presented for academic excellence and Sunday School attendance. This year the award has been presented by Ms. Rocker’s daughter and son, Rose Haynes and Q.V. More...

Clarke County Health Department schedules school vaccination clinic

The Clarke County Health Department will offer a walk in vaccination clinic for students on Aug. 3, from 8:30 to 11a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. The clinic will be open to students needing to complete required vaccinatons to attend school this fall. More...

Sports

Waverunners still making waves

The Jackson Waverunners competed June 22 in Oakwood and June 27 at home. Oakwood vs Jackson, Bishop & Alpine Hills June 22 Boys 25 Free 6 & Under: Jacob Esker, 3rd, 37.24. More...

A happy camper

Walter Taylor III of Jackson recently attended Auburn University’s Junior Tiger Camp June 8 and 9. During the camp, he worked on passing drills, catching drills, footwork and defensive drills. More...

Jackson cheerleaders shine at camp

The Jackson Middle School cheerleaders traveled to the University of Alabama recently to attend the Universal Cheerleader Association Cheerleader Camp. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Identity theft was reported on June 12 in the 200 block of Gillmore Lane. Menacing was reported on June 17 in the 100 block of Grove Drive. Officers responded to a call on June 19 for an accident with no injuries in the 1500 block of College Avenue. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Estate of Oliver R. Head Jr., to Hamilton Timber Company. Woodco LLC, to Mc- Nider Marine LLC. John Derrill Larrimore, to Rodney Calvin Mullins. Milton Estes Sheffield, to Johnny Sheffield. Joseph Campbell, to Joseph Campbell. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 23-30 include: Taylor Anne Coston, 20, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Tashaun Dareise Mack, 35, probation violationfelony, arrested by Lifetech. More...