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December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow results in fatal Friday truck accident

A rare December snowstorm blew through Clarke County Friday, Dec. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Snow delays Jackson parade until tomorrow

After last week’s surprise snow storm, the city of Jackson and Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce opted to delay the annual Christmas parade one week.  The parade will now take place Friday, Dec. 15, at 5: 30 p. m.  More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Grief Ministry to begin at FBC   A Grief Share support group will be starting at First Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

SHINE event planned for March 3

Cottage Hill Baptist Church women’s ministry invites the ladies of your church to register for SHINE Women’s Event which will take place March 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m.  More...

The Arts Council of Thomasville to present ‘So This Is Christmas’

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present its 2017 Christmas concert “So This Is Christmas” Saturday, Dec. More...

Education

JIS chooses November Students of the Month

Jackson Intermediate School recently announced its Students of the Month for November. More...

December Students of the Month at JIS

Jackson Intermediate School recently announced its Students of the Month for December. Third-grade students of the month are, front row from left, Kaila Robinson, Michael Garrett and Carly Griffin. More...

Fourth Grade

Fourth-grade Students of the Month are, front row, from left, Joseph Taylor, Ivy Criswell and Trevor Tillman. Back row, Arianna Foreman, Madison Sims, Angela Reed and Auburn Atchison. More...

Sports

Leroy’s spectacular run ends at state

Leroy High School’s bid for another Class 2A state championship fell short Friday, Dec. 8, with a 33- 15 loss to the Lanett High School Panthers at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.  More...

Aggies win fourth straight by defeating McIntosh

A week slowed by Friday’s snow storm kept the Jackson High School basketball team from working in an extra practice before traveling to McIntosh Saturday afternoon, but it was hardly visible to spectators after the Aggies’ 64-38 win.  More...

Lady Aggies mash McIntosh and slam Lady Saints

When the Jackson High School girls’ basketball team traveled to McIntosh Saturday to take on the Lady Demons, it would have been understandable for them to take their Class 1A foes lightly.  The Lady Aggies were coming off a huge upset win More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A request to assist a citizen was reported Dec. 4 in the 1800 block of College Avenue. Harassment was reported Dec. 4 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. Shoplifting was reported Dec. 4 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 05-11 include: Adrianna Niome Cortinas, 26, criminal trespass third degree, damaged property destruction of property by prisoner, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Nov. 30-Dec. More...

Alabama voters say no Moore

Jones wins Senate seat, and Washington County passes sales tax

Doug Jones defeated Roy Moore in the special election Tuesday that has garnered national and even world attention and controversy. Jones polled 50 percent to Republican Roy Moore’s 48 percent. More...

Cat burglar?

When the Jackson Police Department was called to Jackson Academy Monday morning regarding a suspected burglary, they quickly responded and began an investigation. More...

JFD Chief Bobby Brooks named Firefighter of the Year

It has been an eventful year for Jackson Fire Chief Bobby Brooks. In March, he was recognized as the city’s Citizen of the Year, and during Monday night’s annual Christmas party, he was dubbed Firefighter of the Year. 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...

News

Operation Christmas still seeking toys, gifts

The spirit of giving is always alive and well through the Jackson Police Department’s Operation Christmas program. More...

Overton staying ahead of the game on road repair planning

If money becomes available to tackle some pressing projects in Washington County, Engineer Danny Overton said he wants to be ready. More...

Grant surprises some Clarke County commissioners

A grant that is made annually to Community Action agencies in the state to help low-income families with energy bills became somewhat of a bone of contention at Tuesday’s Clarke County Commission meeting.  More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Used book sale at White Smith Memorial White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson is offering a huge used book sale during the holidays! Stop by and find a wonderful used book to make your own. Temple of God’s Harvest hosts revival More...

Editorials

Santa, Sears, cotton balls and masking tape

“Christmas! It seems like years since last Christmas!” I thought to myself as I turned page after page in the Sears Christmas wish book. More...

Citizens must lay groundwork for reforming Congress

The first three words of the U.S. Constitution are, “We the People.” The Constitution itself, our institutions of government, the democratic process — all were established to give Americans a voice in their own governance.  More...

Losing a congressional seat

The legendary Speaker of the U.S. House, Sam Rayburn, coined a famous phrase he used often and imparted to young congressmen when they would arrive on Capitol Hill full of vim and vigor.  More...

People

A happy birthday!

Jackson Heath Care resident Ida Mae Jackson was recently surprised with her first birthday party at the age of 93. Jackson was born at home with a midwife Nov. More...

Saturday singing in Grove Hill will aid Winky Hicks

There will be a benefit singing for Winky Hicks this Saturday, Dec. 16 at Sage Auditorium in Grove Hill from 1 until 6 p.m. Hicks, of Grove Hill, is a well-known musician, turkey hunter and is known for his comic humor. More...

Snow day brings plenty of smiles to Jackson

A rare occurrence Friday, Dec. 8, gave Jackson residents plenty of reason to smile. More...