April 19, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

JPD welcomes Gates to its force

A field that has been a very large part of her life has become a career for new Jackson Police Department Officer Heather Gates.  Gates, the stepdaughter of Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Investigator Ron Baggette, officially joined th More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Friendship Missionary Baptist announces Spring Revival   Pastor Charlie J. More...

Education

JHS announces Awards Night

Jackson High School’s Awards Night will be held on May 10 at 6 p.m. If your organization or club will be presenting an award or scholarship, JHS asks that you please notify the school. More...

GES students fly high to celebrate spring

Gillmore Elementary School invited students and their families to grab a kite and enjoy the wonderful spring weather that passed through Jackson last week. More...

April Students of the Month

Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School has nominated Students of the Month for being learners with self-discipline for the month of April. More...

Sports

Lady Bears win Millry tournament

The Leroy High School Lady Bears Class 2A softball team won the Millry High School Softball Tournament Friday, April 13, against the host Lady Wildcats 10-0.  More...

Aggies slam Saraland to gain momentum for playoffs

Saraland’s No. 2 ranking in Class 6A and home field advantage did little to intimidate the Jackson High School baseball team Friday. More...

Leroy Bears’ baseball team hits a speed bump before spring break

Monday, April 9 Sweet Water 1, Leroy 0   Despite solid outings from Daniel Waddill and Solomon Foster, the Leroy High School baseball team could not get the runs it needed in last week’s 1-0 loss at Sweet Water.  The Bulldogs scored a More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Katie Brown, 22, was arrested April 5 on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.  A medical emergency was reported April 9 in the 200 block of Hospital Drive.  An accident with no injuries was reported April 9 in the 3000 block of Gain More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Ernest D. Ott, 37, of Calvert, was booked April 9 for probation revocation.  Charlie Jenkins, 48, of Buckatana, Miss., was booked April 9 for three counts of failure to appear. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of April 10-16, include the following: Kenneth Oneal Beck Jr., 30, sexual abuse first degree, failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Jackson boil water warning has expired

After a tough start to the week, water service was officially restored to Jackson residents Tuesday afternoon.  The only remaining costumers encouraged to observe a boil water notice were in Chilton, but the warning was expected to be lifted Wed More...

Culpepper murder trial receives a change of venue

The capital murder trial of Jarvis Durell Culpepper, charged with the Sept. 10, 2012 shooting death of businesswoman Fredia Collins at her downtown Thomasville insurance office, has been moved to Greenville, Butler County.  More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Cash prizes offered in annual quilting contests

The Clarke County Farmers Federation Women’s Leadership Committee announces its annual contests:  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

Schultz inspires others through actions

The challenges faced by Jackson Health Care resident Betty Schultz have done little to slow her down.  The Grove Hill native who moved into the nursing home a year ago has battled multiple sclerosis since 2000 and learned she had stage-four brea More...

Fiddlers, food and fun coming to Frankville

For the 41st year, some of the top fiddlers in the area and the world will gather in Frankville for the annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention Saturday, April 21. The event, which is hosted by the W.N. More...

First US meetings move to Birmingham

In November 2017, First US Bank relocated its headquarters from Thomasville, where it had been since the bank’s founding in 1952 as the Bank of Thomasville, to a new $14.5 million facility in Birmingham. More...

Editorials

Toscany vase holds lots of memories

It’s a strange looking vase. Hand blown. Clear purple. And kind of lopsided. It’s shaped like a round bubble, blown from a bottle of bubbles using the flimsy plastic contraption in the liquid.  It sits on a pedestal. More...

Entrenched legislators

Our antiquated 1901 Constitution was designed to give inordinate power to the Legislature. More...

Living paycheck to paycheck

Studies reveal about one-third of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. This means such individuals must wait until they get paid each month before they can pay their bills. More...

People

Tops in their field

The Hampton Inn in Jackson was recently recognized with a Circle of Excellence award, given to the top 10 percent of Hampton Inns. More...

Miss Jones, Mr. Harrell wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. David Jones of Leroy announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Bailey Suzanne, to John Ross Harrell. Mr. Harrell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Harrell of Leroy.  Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. More...

Phillips – McIlwain to wed

Final wedding plans have been announced for Ashton Elizabeth Phillips and Heath Randall McIlwain. The couple will exchange vows Saturday, April 21, 2018, at five o’clock in the afternoon. More...