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December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hilda Thomas named JFD Firefighter of the Year

During the Jackson Fire Department’s annual Christmas party and awards ceremony, speakers reflected on past adventures, accolades and incidents. There was also a pair of firsts. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Carter Warrick More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Christmas Sale at Caring Hearts Ctr. There is a Christmas Sale through Dec. 19 at the Caring Hearts Center, a ministry of the Washington Baptist Association. Everything priced $1 and above at half price. The store opens at 9 a.m. More...

Catholic congregations to celebrate the birth of Christ

Join the Catholic congregations of Sacred Heart in Grove Hill, St. Paul in Chatom or St. John the Evangelist in Butler as they celebrate the birth of Christ. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Memorial service honors loved ones All are invited to join in a candlelight memorial service to be hosted by Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Editorials

Red snapper debate a microcosm of government incompetence

If you are like me, you probably enjoy spending some of your free time fishing. We are blessed to live in a place so close to one of our world’s great natural treasures: the Gulf. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

GOP now squabbling like Democrats

Three weeks prior to the state’s general election in November Alabama GOP Chairman Bill Armistead criticized several high ranking members of his party saying they were attempting to "sabotage" the GOP's efforts at the polls. More...

People

BASF contributes $20,000 to the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center

BASF and the Gulf Coast Exploreum will continue to bring the BASF Kids’ Lab, a series of hands-on chemistry workshops for children ages 6-12, to area schools and the community. The $20,000 contribution is funding the award winning program. More...

Thomas graduates from Auburn University

Sydney Thomas graduated from Auburn Saturday, Dec. 13, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work. More...

Wright pinned

LBW Community College in Opp recently recognized graduates of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program with a pinning ceremony. Among those completing the program was Karla Danielle Wright of Jackson. More...

Assault on Forest Ave. still under investigation

An apparent racially motivated assault has the Jackson Police Department searching for suspects. Detective Brian Clark said he has questioned residents of the area where the Nov. More...

Red Kettle campaign hits crucial stretch

Jackson shoppers have likely heard the clanging of the Salvation Army bell ringers during the Red Kettle campaign, and some have made contributions as they visited local merchants. More...

Sewell, Byrne cross party lines for Jackson event

In a time when politicians in Washington, D.C. rarely cross party lines, 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and 1st District U.S. Rep. More...

News

The Journey offers help and healing during holiday season

The holidays can be an extremely lonely time for those battling problems with drugs and alcohol. More...

Penelope House expands service area to include Clarke County

The closure of Harriett’s House on Nov. 21 left a void for victims of domestic violence in Choctaw and Clarke counties. Fortunately, Penelope’s House will step in to serve both areas. More...

Chatom holds Christmas parade

A little rain didn’t stop residents of Chatom from coming out for the city’s annual Christmas parade. There was plenty of candy, smiles and lots of fun. More...

Education

JIS welcomes new Junior Beta Club members

Almost 80 students were recently inducted into Junior Beta Club during a ceremony at Jackson Intermediate School. Principal Gwendolyn Wheeler said she was excited to see parents, family members and friends gathered to share the special moment. More...

Furr encourages USA graduates to take on all challenges

The almost 2,000 students receiving degrees during Saturday’s graduation ceremony at the University of South Alabama received a special sendoff with Jackson’s own Dr. Steven Furr delivering the commencement address. More...

Examiner gives WashCo Board of Ed good report

At the Dec. 16 meeting of the Washington County Board of Education, Ashley Carlyle, of the Department of Public Examiners, reported “no findings” in her annual audit of the record of the Board of Education. More...

Sports

Longhorns outlast Eagles Lady Eagles fall short against MA

A slow third quarter proved to be the difference in the game for Jackson Academy in Monday night’s 53-49 loss to Marengo Academy. More...

Lady Aggies defeat Thomasville, boys fall short

The Jackson High School Aggies varsity boys’ basketball team lost 63-41 Dec. 12 at Thomasville High School. Daron McMullen had 14 points for the Aggies. More...

Sports schedule

December 19 JHS at Saraland Washington County at Mobile Christian December 22 and 23 JHS DeMarquis Besteda Christmas Tournament (varsity boys and girls) More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Theft was reported on Dec. 5 in the 200 block of Beverly Lane. Domestic harassment was reported on Dec. 6 in the 300 block of Commerce Street. Assault was reported on Dec. 6 in the 1200 block of College Avenue. A gas drive off was reported on Dec. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 9-16 include: Gerry Lee Stokes, 31, four counts forgery second degree, theft of property second degree, $37,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Marriage license applications James Christopher Wright, to Samantha Taylor Borst. William Murray Etheredge, to Barabara J. Bush. Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...