Local print subscribers can now sign up for free online access to this website.
Please click here to proceed.

June 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police academy gives students a closer look at JPD’s daily routine

More than 30 students from Clarke County schools gathered in the Jackson Police Department’s training room Monday morning for the Youth Police Academy. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by: KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Lewis Grove to celebrate 112th anniversary   Lewis Grove Baptist Church in Wagarville will celebrate its 112th Year Church anniversary on Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m.  Guest speaker for the program is Rev. More...

St. Peter’s annual fish fry

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual fish fry is this Sunday, June 25 at 11 a.m. All friends and guests are invited to attend. The church is located on Hospital Drive in Jackson.   More...

God will never forsake you

Have you ever known someone who was even-tempered and composed even when circumstances seemed to be falling apart all around them? More...

Education

Honored guests

Dr. Stanley Beard of Jackson presents Dr. More...

JMS honor students

At the end of the school year, Jackson Middle School honored some of its top students during its Awards Night ceremony. More...

JA students attend HOBY

Two Jackson Academy students, Tabitha Todd (left) and Maggie Overstreet (right), recently attended the HOBY leadership workshop at Troy University. More...

Sports

Jackson 12-year-old team headed to state

The Jackson 12-year-old All Stars kept their fans on the edge of their seats Saturday, but in the end the team got the hits it needed to claim a 6-4 win against Demopolis and earn a trip to the state tournament in Florence.  Colton Sullivan had More...

10-and Under Softball

The Jackson 10-and under softball team is heading to the state tournament. More...

Jackson 8s season comes to an end

Jackson 8 year olds in action

The Jackson 8-year-old All Stars fell just short of their goal of a state tournament run in a 16-6 loss to Sumter County Saturday in Sweet Water.  The team finished a strong postseason run and created fun memories.  Jackson got off to a hot More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A request to assist a citizen was reported June 13 in the 200 block of Dawson Drive.  A traffic hazard was reported June 13 in the 2700 block of College Avenue.  A requested escort was reported June 13 in the 4200 block of College Avenue.&n More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Mart Rivers, 67, of McIntosh, was booked June 12 for menacing ($2,500 bond).  Priscilla Weaver, 36, of Mount Vernon, was booked June 12 for promoting prison contraband ($3,000 bond).   Fred Edward Bryant, 27, of St. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated June 8-15   Marvin Richardson, to Brandon Reed.  Marvin Richardson, to Billy Rone.  Brantley Woodard, to Raymond Criswell.  Dennis R. Gray, to Ispice LLC.  William C. More...

CCBOE accepts resignation of JHS Principal Stuart Etheredge

The Clarke County Board of Education had just met and acted on a number of personnel items a week ago – new hires, resignations, and such – but a special called meeting was held Monday afternoon to attend to one agenda item: The resignati More...

Firefighters log long hours to battle PCA fire

A late night call for the Jackson Fire Department ignited a battle for firefighters that lasted about seven hours. The department received a fire call at Packaging Corporation of America (Boise) shortly before 11 p.m. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Chatom plans fireworks for Monday, July 3

The town of Chatom has planned its annual Independence Day celebration for Monday, July 3. The event will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Chatom Community Center (233 Dixie Youth Drive). More...

News

Flying Bricks Community Band Independence Day Concert is July 2

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its eighth annual Independence Day Concert, “The British Are Coming”, on Sunday, July 2nd at 3:00 pm in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Simulator offers firefighters realistic road training

The dedication of Jackson Fire Department volunteers was reaffirmed Monday afternoon when several gathered at the downtown station to receive training.  After battling a blaze from 11 p.m. Sunday to about 6 a.m. More...

White Smith Memorial Library recognized as one of the state’s best

The White Smith Memorial Library is offering a place for its visitors to get some cool summer reads. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

CAA accepting applications for Head Start, Pre-K More...

Editorials

Infrastructure needs? Let’s get started with state’s Interstate 65

I do not need expensive studies and consultants to know that Alabama has immediate infrastructure needs. I experienced a major infrastructure problem Saturday afternoon. More...

Next year’s elections will be big

The much-anticipated 2018 election contests have been pushed back by about three months due to the unanticipated race for Jeff Sessions’ senate seat. This ongoing contest will occupy the news through late September. More...

Public funding with a lottery

The Alabama legislature cannot come to grips with allowing the state’s citizens to vote on a lottery. More...

People

JHS Class of ‘67 holds reunion

The 1967 Class of Jackson High School held its 50th Class Reunion during the weekend of June 9-10 in Jackson.Pictured (L-R) front: Martha Bumpers Hayes, Patricia Wheat Paul, Becky Harper Skipworth, F More...

Class of 1966 celebrates 51st reunion

Harper High School Class of 1966 celebrated its 51st class reunion on May 6 at the Jackson Rescue Squad Building. More...

Miss Jones, Mr. McReynolds to exchange wedding vows

Shenay N. Jones and Edward McReynolds will exchange wedding vows July 8 at 4 p.m. at H.W. Pearce Jr. Memorial Park Assembly House, 320 Vanity Park Drive, Jackson, Ala.  More...