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June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

200th birthday celebration kicks off Friday

Plans for the city of Jackson’s 200th birthday party continue to take shape as the Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, celebrations approach. Cemetery tours, guided by Wayne Roney, are scheduled for Friday. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Arc program will outline the details of the ABLE Act

The Arc of Clarke County’s Family Education Committee will host a meeting on the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Act and Alabama Family Trust Thursday, June 23. The meeting, which will take place at The Arc’s 501 Forest Ave. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

FBC to host Back To School Bash August 6 Several area businesses and churches are hosting a Back to School Bash Friday, Aug. 6, at First Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

Annual Fish Fry this Sunday

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church’s annual fish fry is Sunday, June 26 at 11 a.m. All friends and guests are welcome. The church is located on Hospital Drive in Jackson. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

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

Editorials

Happy 200th Jackson, Ala.!

Our Opinions Jackson is celebrating its 200th birthday this weekend. See the front page for a list of activities that begin Friday and will conclude with a big fireworks show on Saturday night. More...

Good years in Ala. House

One of my most cherished lifetime memories is the almost two decades I served in the Alabama House of Representatives. It was because of the lifetime friends made during that era. More...

Spending habits of the elderly

If you are near retirement age, it may be worthwhile for you to read a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) publication, “A Closer Look at Spending Patterns of Older Americans.” The report sheds light on what to expect in your golden y More...

People

Harding, Brown united in marriage

Leslie Diane Brown and Casey J. Harding were united in marriage on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Gabrella Manor in Birmingham. Officiating at the 10:30 a.m. ceremony was the Rev. Kevin Bowman of Empire. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. More...

Pickens, Bennett plan July wedding

Gail Pickens of Barlow Bend and Rufus Scott Jr. of Walker Springs announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, April D. Pickens, to Derrick L. Bennett. Mr. More...

Morseth graduates from U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Ben Morseth, son of Judith and Gordon Morseth of Zachary, La., formerly of Jackson, has graduated with honors from the U.S. More...

Boating accident claims two Clarke County men

Family and friends of two young Clarke County men killed in a boating mishap near Gulf Shores Saturday night were shocked and grieved to hear the news that night and Sunday morning. More...

Well, well, well ...

This week’s scavenger hunt prize winners were Kagan Beauchamp and Demi Blackmon, who discovered the clue near the old well at the Episcopal church. More...

Pugh announces his candidacy for mayor of Jackson

Woodie E. Pugh Jr. has announced that he will be a candidate for Jackson mayor in the Aug. 23 municipal election. Pugh is a former Clarke County superintendent of education. He was elected in 2008 and served one four-year term, from 2009 to 2013. More...

News

White Smith Library makes summertime blues disappear

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Long reflects on changes within city and his 28 years of service

From the time Jackson Mayor Richard Long first visited the Pine City with then girlfriend Susan in 1963, he said he knew there was something special about this place. More...

Your Elected 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...

Education

WCBOE hires new head football coaches for Millry and Fruitdale

During last week’s Washington County Board of Education meeting, a pair of new football coaches were hired to lead their teams on the gridiron. More...

Richey resigns from post as Wilcox Central principal

The Democratic nominee for Clarke County superintendent of education has resigned as principal in a neighboring county. Dr. More...

Sports

Waverunners host first home meet

The Jackson Waverunners swim team recently held its first home meet. Below are the results from Saturday’s meet and a previous meet: Jackson vs Bishop, CGST, Woodland, YMCA, June 18 More...

JHS girls' hoops team hosts Saturday tournament

The Jackson High School girls’ basketball team continued a busy week of play by hosting several games Saturday morning. The team took part in 22- minute scrimmages with Linden, B.C. Rain, UMS-Wright and rival Clarke County High School. More...

LHS softball hosts play dates

The Alabama High School Athletic Association allows high school softball teams in the month of June to schedule play dates. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A gas theft was reported June 13 in the 3600 block of North College Avenue. A requested escort was reported June 13 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. A domestic situation was reported June 13 in the 200 block of Hunt Drive. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 14-21 include: Barry Dewayne Williams, 50, school employee deviant sexual contact with student, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Charles Jackson Turner Jr., 21, of Chatom, was booked June 14 for rape second degree ($20,000 bond). Tracie P. Weaver, 43, of McIntosh, was booked June 14 for illegal possession of a credit card ($5,500 bond). Christy Parnell, 36, of Mt. More...