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April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Neugent recognized for hurricane research

When most students have their head in the clouds, it can be very frustrating for their teachers. However, in Kelly Neugent’s case, it is a must. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Depot reunion features a full day of festivities

Stories from past generations will again be passed down to the current residents of Jackson next weekend during the third annual Depot Reunion. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Upcoming events At Mt. Olive No. 2 Pastor Stevenson E. Tullis DD and the congregation of Mt. Olive No. 2 invite the community to join them in Youth Day on Sunday, April 27, with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 with Min. More...

Dove Award-winning Christian singer to make local appearance

Ann Downing, a popular soloist on the Gaither Homecoming video series, will appear May 25 in Jackson at City Hall at 10 a.m. and First Baptist Church Jackson at 4 p.m. There will be a community choir rehearsal at First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. More...

What about the Resurrection?

For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:16-17. More...

Editorials

Red snapper season on the line

On March 27, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia found that the federal government failed to properly regulate the established quotas for red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Are Feds investigating Alabama officials?

There is speculation in some state political circles this week that the U. S. More...

Political Cartoon

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People

Lewis, Odom exchange wedding vows

Catherine Grace Odom of Spanish Fort and Brandon Richard Lewis of Daphne were wed November 29, 2013 at a quarter past four in the afternoon, at the Fairhope Pier. The Rev. Holly Morales officiated the marriage ceremony. More...

Drinkard-Faircloth to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Drinkard of Fulton announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Cameron, to William Merrill Faircloth III, son of the Rev. and Mrs. William Merrill Faircloth Jr. of Thomasville. More...

Thames – Motes plan May wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Thames of Irvington announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lindsey Brooke, to Mr. Jonathan Tyler Motes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Motes of Salitpa. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Job creation, health care top Sewell’s priority list

Topics that dominate national headlines were also on the table when 7th District U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell visited the Jackson Nutrition Center recently. More...

Long: City’s finances are holding strong

Jackson Mayor Richard Long brought good news to the Council regarding the city’s finances. During Tuesday night’s Jackson City Council meeting, Long announced the city is in sound financial shape heading into the rest of the year. More...

James is living proof that cancer can be defeated

Many people in town know Steve James for his role as Area Sergeant with the Alabama Department of Conservation and as an officer in the Jackson Rotary Club. But James holds another important title. Cancer survivor. More...

News

JMS students treated to pizza party

A group of Jackson Middle School students was recently honored for raising awareness on bullying in schools. More...

Commission votes to support Clolinger Road improvements

The Clarke County Commission approved Tuesday a letter of support for providing a portion of county federal road funds to improve Clolinger Road in Jackson. More...

Photo

During the community-wide egg hunt on Saturday, Charlotte Clark, Kali Clark and Ava Nelson pooled their efforts to see how many eggs they could find. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

1st Annual Rodeo comes to Jackson The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 1st Annual Rodeo, Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. The Southwest Alabama Regional Rodeo will take place in the arena at Jackson Academy on Highway 69. More...

Education

Computer programmer finds ‘second wind’ with robotics

Mention anything about computers in Clarke County and most people automatically think of John Postlewaite. Mention anything about computers and programming in Thomasville, and one name pops up: John Postlewaite. More...

JIS Boss Boys attend Auburn A-Day game

The Jackson Intermediate Boss Boys attended the Auburn A-Day game on Saturday, April 19. Approximately 40 boys and 10 chaperones attended the game. The Boss Boys are students who exhibit good behavior and make good grades in the classroom. More...

Award’s Night is May 8 at JHS

Jackson High School’s Awards Night will be Thursday, May 8 at 6 p.m. Organizations or clubs presenting an award or scholarship should notify the school at 246-2571, ext. 100, by May 5. More...

Sports

Aggies advance to round two

A two-game sweep of Carroll High School came a day later than most Aggies’ fans had hoped, but was right on time for the Jackson High School players. Rain delayed Friday’s first two games of the bestof three series. More...

Bears beat Sweet Water in two

The Leroy High School Bears’ baseball team won the first two games of the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs April 19 at Sweet Water. Leroy (21-10) will travel April 25 to face the Mobile Christian Leopards (15-9) in the second round. More...

Eagles return to action today

Jackson Academy heads into the second round of AISA 1A baseball playoffs. The Eagles will host the second round as they entertain Abbeville Christian. A doubleheader will begin on Thursday, April 24 at 12:30 p.m. More...

For the Record

Veteran’s RV to visit Jackson today

Vet Centers service veterans and their families providing care that includes outreach, brokering of services with community agencies and providing an access link between veterans and other services in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. More...

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department: Harassment and reckless endangerment were reported on April 14 in the 100 block of Guy Avenue. More...

WashCo Jail Bookings

Correction: A report in the April 17 edition incorrectly listed Bobby Jeter. The report should have read: David Leon Weaver Sr., 57, of McIntosh, was booked on April 8 for failure to appear for theft of property third degree. More...