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July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission approves agreement with ALDOT to repave Allen-Walker Road

Clarke County commissioners Tuesday approved an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation to resurface County Route 19, the Allen-Walker Road. The resurfacing project has been estimated at just over $1.27 million. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

FBC will host Back to School Bash Aug. 6 First Baptist Church of Jackson will hold its annual Head to Toe Back-To-School Bash Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Special Sections

Church

Jackson is familiar territory for Burnett

The Rev. Travis Burnett’s title and duties might be new, but Clarke County is familiar territory to the Mobile native. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

First Baptist announces registration for preschool program Registration for First Baptist Church of Jackson's Weekday Preschool Program is going on throughout the summer. More...

Tutoring program announced

The New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson will offer tutoring to students who are ages 5-18 who need help in certain subjects or wish to increase their knowledge. More...

Editorials

Standing up for state’s Gulf Coast

I am so proud to live on the Gulf Coast. From our delicious food to the abundant natural resources, our part of the country is unlike any other. My family has called this area home since the 1780s. More...

Naming Supreme Court justices

As we have watched and participated in the presidential foray this entire year, an equally important event occurred. The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February is a very important event in American government. More...

Higher Medicare premiums coming

Some seniors should get ready for higher Medicare premiums. That is the message contained in the required annual report of the Medicare Trustees: “In 2017 there may be a substantial increase…for some beneficiaries.” More...

People

Cards of Thanks

Our family would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of the many acts of kindness shown to us since the passing of Leslee Clolinger Garner. More...

Washington County graduate thriving in naval training

A 1997 Washington County High School graduate and Chatom native is serving in the U.S. Navy and is participating in the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC). More...

Miss Green crowned Outstanding Teen 2017

Mary-Coker "CoCo" Green of Citronelle was crowned Miss Tuscaloosa's Outstanding Teen 2017 at the Bama Theatre in Tuscaloosa on July 16, where she received more than $2,000 in awards and prizes. More...

Spreading the love

The outpouring of support continued for the Jackson Police Department last week. These young ladies dropped by the department to share some fresh-baked goodies with the officers. More...

JFD responds to helium leak at Jackson hospital

After decades as a firefighter, Jackson Fire Chief Bobby Brooks said he once again learned you never know what to expect. More...

Keyboard display will clarify typing lessons for students

Keyboarding lessons will take on a new and interesting angle when students return to classes at Jackson Intermediate School in August. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

Summer road and bridge projects at the top of the list for Overton

Road and bridge projects have kept Washington County crews very busy throughout the summer, and county engineer Danny Overton said this will continue. More...

Jackson council approves poll workers for Aug. 23

Qualification for offices in the city of Jackson has ended, and absentee ballots are now being accepted. Jackson City Clerk Betty Powell said the city received absentee ballots Tuesday, and all of the applications have been prepared. More...

Contact Your Officials

President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-224-5744. E-mail: senator@shelby.senate.gov. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

FBC ‘Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 6 Got any school uniform pants that don’t fit or you don’t need? Why not donate them? More...

Education

Jackson family selected to participate in 529 Plan

Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer recently announced the statewide winners of the CollegeCounts Alabama’s 529 Plan promotion, two of whom were newborns welcomed by Michael Austin and Tiana Thomas of Jackson. More...

Jackson schools announce registration dates

Registration will begin for Jackson High School students next week. Seniors and juniors will register Wednesday, Aug. 3. Seniors are slotted for 8 to 11 a.m. Juniors will register from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Clarke school bus fleet among top in Alabama

The Clarke County school system is one of only six statewide that meets the state’s requirements for having a bus fleet that falls within a 10-year age limit. More...

Sports

SLAM DUNKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Hoops tournament helps students prepare for the first day of school

The fifth annual Extraordinaire Back to School Bash Basketball Tournament in the Jackson High School gym was another huge success. More...

Jackson 14s fall just short of state title

The Jackson Dixie 14- year-old All-Stars traveled to Dothan to compete for the state title, but fell just short in a loss to Enterprise. More...

Sports briefs

Chatom to host youth fishing tournament Long Leaf Land and Timber, LLC will give young anglers a chance to pull in a trophy lunker through their Junior Anglers Fishing Tournament Saturday, July 30. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Reckless endangerment was reported July 18 in the 1900 block of Commerce Street. Theft of property was reported July 18 in the 2400 block of College Avenue. An arrest was made July 18 for shoplifting in the 400 block of East State Street. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail July 19-July 25 are detailed: Loretha Denise Doss- Andrews, 48, county inmate, negotiating worthless instrument. Sandra Cowan Pace, 55, county inmate, health violations. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

John Daniel Harper, 34, of Creola, was booked July 18 for harassing communications ($500 bond). Shaun Lynn Johnston, 37, of McIntosh, was booked July 18 for harassment and no child restraint ($300 bond). More...