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February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

NEWS BRIEFS

Runners will ‘ruff’ it Saturday at HealthActions

Saturday, March 12Voice for the Animals 5k atthe Fulton walking trailSaturday, April 9Spring Jubilee 5k at The Arcof Clarke CountySaturday, April 30Run the Hill at the GroveHill Arts Center More...

Chastain hunts provide plenty of smiling faces

There is no greater joy for an avid outdoorsman than passing on their knowledge and experience to the next generation of hunter. The thrill is magnified when sharing these adventures with a few special guests. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Hope celebrates choir’s anniversary New Hope No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Thomasville will celebrate their choir’s anniversary Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. More...

Seek freedom from sin

Ec 3:1-2 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted… More...

Education

JIS students cut a rug for a good cause

Mothers, sons, daddies and daughters hit the dance floor at Jackson Intermediate School Friday night to raise money for some of the school’s programs. More...

The Arc helps students plan for their futures

The Arc of Clarke County and its partners are hoping to help new graduates spring into the future with a special education resource fair. The fair, which is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Celebrating School Choice Week

Jackson Academy recently celebrated School Choice Week. National School Choice Week spotlights public support for increased educational options for children. More...

Sports

A VERY GOOD SIGN

Jackson High School’s Pernell, Williams sign scholarships

Area Sports A pair of Jackson High School football standouts saw their dreams of playing at the next level come true last week on National Signing Day. More...

Anderson remembered as a great father and friend

Lefty Anderson came a long way from his humble beginnings in Coffeeville. The man who made a name for himself on the athletic fields of Clarke County eventually created a legacy that is remembered throughout the state of Alabama. More...

Leroy High School holds Senior Night

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For the Record

FEMA could force counties to pay disaster deductibles

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking at changing its mitigation liability process and it could force counties in Alabama to pony up funds to pay deductibles in case of a disaster. More...

Jackson Police Reports

An arrest was made Jan. 24 for failure to appear first degree at the Jackson Police Department. Harassment and a domestic incident were reported Jan. 30 in the 100 block of Miller Street. An arrest was made Jan. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 2-9 include: Kristal Philon, 41, probation violation-felony, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County Commission rejects a pair of travel requests

Clarke County Commissioners Tuesday rejected two requests from department heads to attend out-of-state meetings. More...

Byrne will host town hall meeting in Jackson Feb. 16

United States Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-Mobile) will hold a town hall meeting in Jackson Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. at the Jackson Senior Center (1701 College Ave.). More...

JCC addresses Depot drainage issues

Heavy rains have caused problems for property owners in the Depot area, and the city of Jackson is looking for solutions to the problem. During Tuesday’s meeting, Jackson City Councilmember Jane James said the issues would not be ignored. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

United Way closing in on 2014 totals and 2015 goal

The United Way of Southwest Alabama is offering several sponsorship packages to increase its ability to provide support for communities and programs. More...

Exemption applications create complications for waste management dept.

Elderly citizens in Clarke County who draw more than a Social Security check as part of their income will have to keep a watchful eye on their waste disposal bills. More...

Chatom hosts Mardi Gras parade

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Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Two Rivers Arts Council starts 2016 season The Two Rivers Arts Council in Marengo County (TRAC) is starting their 2016 season with a membership drive and concert with “2Blu” and “The Lucky Stiffs” on Thursday, Feb. More...

Editorials

New biography of Bush ‘41’ suggests greater appreciation

George H.W. Bush was the last of a generation — the last World War II president and perhaps the last moderate Republican president. More...

Presidential candidates get the attention but more on the ballot

We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees. More...

This nation’s road to a balanced budget

I’m going to start by telling you something we all know: Washington has a spending problem. The federal government is trillions of dollars in debt and that number continues to rise. More...

People

Miss Bolen, Mr. Skipper wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Leigh Bolen of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lea Stevens Bolen, to Mr. Jonathan Carmichael Skipper, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Skipper of Jackson. Miss Bolen is the granddaughter of Mr. More...

Pre-nuptial parties honor Miss Bolen, Mr. Skipper

Engagement Party Stevi Bolen and Jonathan Skipper were the guests of honor Saturday, Jan. 9, for an Engagement Party given in their honor at the home Kim and Jim Bailey. More...

Miss Schwarz, Mr. Edge announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Schwarz Jr. of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa, to Mr. John Edge, son of Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Edge of Jackson. Miss Schwarz is the granddaughter of Mrs. Robert A. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, February 1976

From the pages of The South Alabamian

TIRE CHECK – Jackson Police Chief Bill Taylor is shown checking the tires of his vehicle in February of 1976. More...