February 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Gillmore’s Mullinex recognized by school board

Teachers of the Year were recognized prior to the Feb. 16 meeting of the Clarke County Board of Education. Donnette Mullinex was selected as Elementary Teacher of the Year and Keller Monet L. Davis as Secondary Teacher of the Year. More...

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Revival continues in McIntosh   The Bethel Lighthouse of Prayer, 53 Johnston Road in McIntosh, is hosting a revival with Bro. Wilbert Reed through Feb. 25 at 7 nightly. Prayer is at 6.  All are invited to join in. More...

Morgan assumes duties as First Presbyterian pastor

Assuming the duties of pastor for Jackson First Prebyterian Church has been a homecoming of sorts for Tommy Morgan.  Morgan, who grew up in Thomasville, but now lives in Spanish Fort, said he has fond memories of Jackson from his youth. More...

Seeds of Hope

When do we start getting smaller?

When he was a child Little Tommy was fascinated as he stood in the backyard and watched airplanes get smaller as they disappeared over the horizon. More...

Editorials

It’s Saturday night in Jackson, Alabama

Nearly 300 people were squeezed into Jackson’s H. W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House on Saturday night for the 11th annual fund-raising dinner and auction to benefit the Regional Child Advocacy Center. More...

2018 will be big election year with major state and county offices up

As I have suggested to you, we are looking at one momentous 2018 election year, and it has begun. Get this folks, we have an open governor’s race.  More...

Groceries, car from Walmart

To paraphrase Bob Dylan, “The times they are a-changing” in the automobile market. The market is about to become more competitive.  More...

People

Cards of Thanks

To everyone who has supported us in our time of loss, we would like to express our sincere gratitude. Your many acts of kindness continue to be a great comfort to us in our time of sorrow. More...

Jackson Rotary Club 2016 Citizen of the Year nominations due by March 8

The Jackson Rotary Club is seeking nominations for the 2016 Citizen of the Year. The deadline for nominations is March 8. More...

Clarke Co. Animal Shelter to celebrate 1st anniversary

The Clarke County Animal Shelter will celebrate its first anniversary Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. The shelter is located on Highway 84 in Grove Hill. More...

For the Record

Arrest total grows in Washington County dog fighting case

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has continued to gather evidence in a dog fighting ring that was discovered in January and added another arrest in the case last week.   Jennifer Stewart, 34, of McClain, Miss., was booked Feb. More...

Jackson Police Reports

A domestic situation was reported Feb. 13 in the 300 block of Walnut Street.  An alarm was reported Feb. 13 in the 4000 block of College Avenue.  A welfare check was reported Feb. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Stacey Snow, 46, of McIntosh, was booked Feb. 13 for probation revocation.  Lonnie Lofton, 37, of McIntosh, was booked Feb. 14 for domestic violence third degree ($2,500 bond).  William Frost, 66, of Buckatunna, Miss., was booked Feb. More...

Jackson family foils scam with quick thinking

A scam that recently cost a Fairhope family $5,000 has made its way to Jackson.  A Jackson woman said she received a call last week from a man claiming to be her grandson. The caller used her grandson’s name and was crying. More...

Black History Tea will take place Saturday

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the past and the future will come together through the annual Clarke County Voters League Black History Tea at the H.W. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

White Smith Library plans computer classes The White Smith Memorial Library will accept registration for its basic computer classes Friday, Feb. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no fee, but registration is required. More...

News

Three-cent sales tax could open the door for road projects

It didn’t take long to convince members of the Washington County Commission to offer their backing of a 3-cent statewide sales tax during their Monday meeting.  More...

WC Commission receives update on Five Points Sewer project

The Five Points Sewer project in McIntosh is coming to a close. More...

CCHS meeting will focus on McFadden family

In recognition of February being Black History Month, the Clarke County Historical Society will meet at the A. L. Martin Historical Museum in Thomasville Sunday, Feb. 26.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Class of ‘77 to meet Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.   Members of the Jackson High School Class of 1977 are encouraged to participate in a meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 4 p.m., at Subway in Jackson.  More...

Education

JMS students learn about Herblock, environment

A trip to the White Smith Memorial Library last week proved to be an educational experience for Marsha Walker’s eighth-grade history class. More...

Former Clarke County educator, coach and retired Army officer still changing young people’s lives

Lt. Col. Alfred Donald, former administrator, teacher, coach, CSI/Boys and Girls Club director, is now teaching JROTC in Waynesboro, Miss. at Wayne County High School.  Lt. Col. More...

JHS to present The Lion King Jr.

The musical, “The Lion King Jr.” will be presented at Jackson High School on April 20 and 21.  Performances will be presented for students only at 9 a.m. both days. More...

Sports

JHS baseball opens with a victory

An excellent effort from true freshman pitcher Kade Moseley and a strong close from Sam Sellers allowed the Jackson High School baseball team to get off to a good start with a 3-2 win at Millry.  More...

Aggies’ season comes to an end at Faith

A tough end to the season for the Jackson High School basketball team did not diminish the accomplishments and the progress the team made this season.  The Aggies finished 18- 13 (their best record in several years), were minutes away from winni More...

Lady Aggies finish season 22-8

The season did not come to the ending that the Jackson High School girls’ basketball team had hoped for, but it did reflect the progress the young Lady Aggies’ squad has made this season.  Faith Academy eliminated the Lady Aggies in More...