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August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Dukes sets a positive example by quietly giving of his time

The job of a police officer is an extremely stressful occupation. Criticism is at an all-time high across the country, and gratitude seems to have reached an all-time low.  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

Bible & Religion studies offered by Dr. Tullis   More...

Friendship homecoming and revival

The Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Leroy will host its annual homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 27 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Tommie Moore, pastor of Union Chapel Baptist Church in Barlow Bend, will be the homecoming speaker. More...

Seeds of Hope

A straight line

When the first railroad was built in Russia, the Czar wanted train tracks to be laid from Moscow to another city that he enjoyed visiting. “Where do you want me to lay the tracks?” asked the engineer, unrolling a map before him. More...

Editorials

Bigotry, hatred have no place in our great nation

I was a bit taken aback Friday night when I turned on the news and saw scenes of extremists carrying torches (tiki torches but torches nevertheless) in Charlottesville, Va. More...

It doesn’t matter who new senator is as long as we still have Shelby

You know the results of Tuesday’s primaries for our U.S. Senate seat. I had to go to press before the vote. However, the assumption was that there would be a runoff in the Republican primary.  More...

Why is the stock market so high?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 22,000 on Aug. 2. Why is it so high? When will it fall?” These are timely questions from a reader.  More...

People

Miss Chapman, Mr. Reeves wedding plans announced

The engagement of Jennifer Kathryn Chapman and Jeremy Wayne Reeves is announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chapman of Centreville, Va.  Mr. Reeves is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Reeves of Jackson. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Lem Finney to celebrate 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago on Sept. 2, 1967, Martha Roe and Lem Finney exchanged marriage vows at Magnolia Assembly of God in Grove Hill. The Rev. James Ballard, pastor, officiated the celebration. More...

Benjamin, Grayson to wed September 23

Ms. Belinda Law of Malcolm and Mr. Reginald Benjamin of Sunflower announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dekaylynn Benjamin, to Shane Grayson. Mr. Grayson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Williams Jr. More...

When the king came to town

Elvis Presley, seen waxing one of his famed pink Cadillacs, paid the Pine City a visit in 1955. For a full account of his visit, see page 5A of this week’s edition. More...

Dees named principal at Leroy High

Former Leroy High School Assistant Principal Stacy Dees has been selected to replace former Principal Danny Patterson. During a Tuesday morning meeting, Dees was selected by the Washington County School Board to step into the vacant slot. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Moore, Strange will face off for open Senate seat

Twice-removed Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore won Clarke County and led the state in Tuesday’s Republican primary for a seat in the U.S. Senate.  Moore pulled in about 38 percent of the Republican votes cast statewide. More...

News

Washington commission working to alleviate road issues

Extremely wet summer conditions have been a continued challenge for road crews in Washington County. During Monday’s meeting, Gibbs-Simpson Road resident Hugh Randall requested help for his ¼-mile stretch as well. More...

Pay raise proposed for Washington County Coroner in upcoming term

When the next Washington County coroner is elected there will likely be a little more incentive for the job. More...

Strange But True

* It was 18th-century American novelist and poet Herman Melville who made the following sage observation: “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by t More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

ABBA Shriners host Sportsman’s Giveaway and BBQ, Nov. 10   In conjunction with Academy Sports & Outdoors, the ABBA Shriners are hosting a Sportsman’s Giveaway and BBQ on Friday, Nov. More...

Education

Roney works daily to make the most of his ‘dash’

- The following is part three in a series of stories highlighting those who make the White Smith Memorial Library special.  For 10 years, Wayne Roney has forged new friendships with the citizens of Jackson through his job at the White Smith Memo More...

Sports

Lady Eagles split in home-opener against Marengo

The Jackson Academy volleyball team battled hard in its first match of the season, but in the end the Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns came away with a 3-1 win in four sets. More...

Celebrating the best of the Bears: A look back at 2008 and 2010

Editor’s note: The following is continuation of last week’s look back at some of Leroy High School’s championship teams.  2008 Class 2A state champs   More...

Massey pleased with Bears’ effort

After a full week on the practice field, Leroy High School Head Coach Jason Massey said he feels good about the direction of his team. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Criminal trespass was reported Aug. 7 in the 200 block of Beverly Lane. A requested escort was reported Aug. 7 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. An alarm was reported Aug. 7 in the 6400 block of Highway 43. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. More...

Washington County Arrests

Peter B. Luker, 40, of McIntosh, was booked July 31 for probation violation.  Darrell Williams, 49, of Fruitdale, was booked July 31 for harassment ($500 bond).  Lonnie Lofton, 37, of McIntosh, was booked Aug. More...