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February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Averett seeks return to Clarke County Commission seat

Elma Averett, a former two-term member of the Clarke County Commission, is seeking a return to the office representing District 1.  Averett, of Grove Hill, said, “It was a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of District 1 for eigh More...

NEWS BRIEFS

TRC teams up with Jackson Academy for 5k

The Tombigbee Running  Club has announced an addition to its 2018 race schedule.  The Running with the Eagles 5k and fun run will take place Saturday, March 3, with registration from 7: 30 to 8 and a start time of 8: 30 a. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Little Burrah to honor pastor   The Little Burrah Baptist Church in the Manila community invites everyone to join them in worship and in honoring their pastor, the Rev. Jimmy Snell and his wife Sis. Liza Snell, Sunday, Feb. More...

Practical way to live in God’s peace

It does not take a genius to correlate the world’s anxiety to the daily overload of shocking and discouraging information. Thanks to the ever-increasing wonders of technology, we have a constant access to an endless flow of darkness and strife. More...

Editorials

Remember growing up on AM radio?

I’m driving back from Montgomery tonight. It’s been a long day.  It’s late. Very late.  The FM radio is fading in and out. More...

Guns and schools

It’s easy to tell this is an election year in Alabama by the way some politicians are trying to capitalize on another school shooting. Right on cue, Rep. More...

Short and sweet session so legislators can go politick

The 2018 legislative session will be short and sweet. It is an election year. More...

People

Bagging his first buck

Turner Goldman, the son of William and Kim Goldman, killed his first deer Feb. 8 while hunting with his father. The deer, which was killed in St. Stephens, was a 9-point. More...

Ready to tree

The Clarke-Washington Counties Coon Hunters Association held their annual show and hunt last weekend in Jackson. From left, handler Brad McIntosh and owner Kevin Smith won the grand championship. More...

Handy – Nelson to wed Saturday

Florence S. Handy of Jackson and Walter D. Nelson of Vinegar Bend will exchange marriage vows Saturday, Feb. More...

Flasher targets local fast food restaurants

The Jackson Police Department is seeking help from the community in exposing the identity of a man who has flashed diners at local fast food restaurants.  Jackson Police Department Deputy Chief Richard Harvey said there have been two separate in More...

Chamber chili cookoff gets the go ahead

The teams are aligned and Saturday’s first Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cookoff is set to go.  Chamber Executive Director Katie Clark announced this week that the cook off has received the go ahead and said she is excited to laun More...

Watkins longs for values of days gone by

Saturday’s second annual Black History Parade in downtown Jackson allowed participants time to reflect on the struggles of the past and look toward future possibilities.  Guest speaker and local minister Ted Watkins stressed the importance 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

Alpha Center Walk will expand to two sessions

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center has added a new twist to this year’s Walk 4 Life. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

AseraCare to offer grief support AseraCare Hospice of Jackson will offer a message of grief support today, Thursday, Feb. 22nd at 10 a.m. The focus of the presentation will be coping with grief and how to help others. More...

Education

School safety addressed in the wake of Florida HS shooting

Clarke County Superintendent Larry Bagley addressed school safety issues during his report to the board of education during last Thursday’s meeting. More...

Jackson High crowns Miss Elite Night

Jackson High School held its annual Elite Night pageant Friday night with several girls participating. More...

Jackson Intermediate School 2nd 9 weeks honor roll announced

Students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls at Jackson Intermediate School have recently been announced by the administration.  3rd Grade   More...

Sports

Aggies open baseball season with a pair of wins

The Jackson High School baseball team and new Head Coach Dwain Dorman got their first wins on the board Monday by sweeping a doubleheader against Class 7A Robert E. More...

Jackson Academy Eagles earn victories at Gator Classic

Thursday, Feb. 15Jackson Academy 2,South Choctaw 2 A seventh-inning rally for Jackson Academy came up just short in the Eagles’ final game of the Gator Classic. More...

Lady Eagles come up short against Wilcox

Thursday, Feb. 15 Wilcox Academy 10, Jackson Academy 0   Late hits were not enough for the Jackson Academy softball team to pull out a victory in their 10-0 loss to Wilcox Academy Thursday, Feb. 15.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

An alarm was reported Feb. 12 in the 6400 block of Highway 43.  A traffic hazard was reported Feb. 12 on Industrial Road.  A requested escort was reported Feb. 12 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  Forgery was reported Feb. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Kelly L. Reed, 38, of Wagarville, was booked Feb. 13 for driving under the influence and disorderly conduct.  Jarvis O. Powell, 33, of McIntosh, was booked Feb. 13 for probation violation.  Latoya Wimberly, 33, of Mobile, was booked Feb. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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