November 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

West’s memory will forever remain a part of Jackson PD

The Jackson Police Department ensured that the memory of Sgt. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

McCann’s UMC bake sale Nov. 18   McCann's United Methodist Church Women's Missionary Society will be hosting a bake sale Saturday, Nov. 18th, from 8 a.m. until goods are gone. There will be a variety of goodies for sale. More...

A purpose driven life

William Thomas Gaillard was born on Nov. 24, 1948, in Demopolis, to Thomas H. and Mary Beatrice Daffron Gaillard. Growing up in Jackson, Tommy graduated from Jackson High in 1967.  More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Wreaths Across America Wreaths across America is a nationally sponsored program to place a green wreath with a red bow on veterans’ graves in national cemeteries across the nation. More...

Editorials

Helping locally owned businesses

When I ran for Congress, I made clear that I wanted to be a workhorse, not a showhorse. That means my focus has been on actually getting results instead of just talking about problems. More...

Baker’s concern is students

In March of this year, the Alabama Community College System took a giant leap forward when it brought on a giant in state government and one of Alabama’s pre-eminent leaders, Jimmy Baker, to be chancellor.  More...

New fed chair applauded

After weeks of anticipation and speculation, President Trump has nominated a successor to Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairman Janet Yellen. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lankford wedding vows renewed Oct. 14

Mary Ashlyn Anderson Lankford and Raymond Lankford of Lawton, Okla., renewed their marriage vows Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at five o’clock in the afternoon, at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. More...

Cards of Thanks

To all of you who joined me in celebrating my 90th birthday, I am very grateful. It was wonderful to see so many of you and to have you a part of a day and a celebration that will remain in my memory always. More...

Making a difference

HealthActions recently partnered with Jackson schools to collect supplies for the annual holiday food drive. More...

Body found during car search on Highway 43

A Tuesday afternoon traffic stop revealed a tragic situation just south of Jackson.  What began as an arrest for giving a false name to a law enforcement officer soon turned into a much more serious situation when a deceased infant was discovere More...

Radio station hopes to be on the air again

The Jackson Radio Center’s three stations are off the air. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Sewell will visit Clarke County for town hall meeting

Congresswoman Sewell will be in Clarke County on Monday, Nov. 20, at 4 p. m. for her Congress in Your Community town hall. 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

City, JPD honor O’Neal for his years of service

It is never easy to say goodbye, especially when saying farewell to someone who has been a fixture for more than 40 years.  Last week at the Kimbell House, the city of Jackson and Jackson Police Department had the difficult task of bidding Cpl. More...

Heavy truck traffic causing damage to Rockville roads

A Rockville area resident was at the Clarke County Commission work session Monday to complain about road conditions on the unpaved Bankston Road and others off of Lady’s Landing Road in that area.  More...

Strange But True

* It was 17th-century English novelist and politician Edward Bulwer-Lytton who made the following sage observation: “If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.”  More...

Education

JA honor roll released

Jackson Academy has announced the students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls for the first nine week period of the 2017- 2018 school year. More...

GES Students of the Month

Gillmore Elementary School recently named Students of the Month for October. More...

First Grade

Gillmore Elementary first-grade students chosen as October Students of the Month are, back (L-R): Ty’Johun Clarke, Eric Roberts, Parker Ives and Kameron Scott; front: Rodrick Gamble and Verkiya More...

Sports

Aggies fall short on final play at Calera

In a game filled with big plays, Calera High School simply had one more than Jackson. More...

NOVEMBER 18 AUBURN & ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama vs. Mercer Tuscaloosa• 11 a.m. Watch on ESPN  Auburn vs. Louisiana-Monroe Auburn • 11 a.m. Watch on ESPN2   More...

Bears advance with blowout win against Elba

Friday, Nov. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

 A domestic situation was reported Nov. 6 in the 100 block of Woodland Drive.  Interfering with custody was reported Nov. 6 in the 3100 block of Highway 43.  Suspicious activity was reported Nov. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

Washington County Jail Reports

Marquis Mitchell, 25, of Malcolm, was arrested Nov. 7 for menacing ($2,000 bond).  Janice Elizabeth Reid, 23, of McIntosh, was arrested Nov. 8 for probation violation.   Justin Burnell, 33, of Tibbie, was arrested Nov. More...