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Purple Heart recipient says he wants to return to war

Former U.S. Marine and Purple Heart recipient John Konopka, currently of Jackson, said he wants to return to the battlefield in Iraq to fight for his country. More...

Clarke schools supe to undergo evaluation

Dr. More...

A look back in time at the hanging of Chris Chambliss

Was he a bully? Was he overbearing, trying to take all the turpentine off the free lands (lands not yet homesteaded)? Was he a man used to settling differences by violence? In the days of the open range, did he attempt to take other men's cattle? More...

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Church

Reception at FUMC honors local pastors

A reception in honor of local pastors and sponsored by AseraCare hospice was conducted at the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) in Jackson on Monday, Oct. 30 at 10 a.m. More...

Church Announcements

Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church There will be a gospel singing featuring "The More...

Spiritual Beliefs

How much does a politician cost?

By Rev. James L. Snyder Guest Column Like most Americans, I've been following the political race with great interest. I must confess having a little bit of difficulty figuring out which side is which. More...

Editorials

Publisher's Comments

Election will thankfully end negative ads

I don't know about you, but I will be glad when 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 gets here. More...

'One-vote' myths exposed but your vote still important

+ In 1645, one vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of More...

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People

Moseley - Berry united in marriage Sept. 30

Tara Dionne Berry and Davey Lance Moseley were married Sept. 30, 2006 in an outdoor ceremony on the steps of Coby Hall on the campus of the University of North Alabama in Florence. More...

Five generations gather

Katie Johnson, seated, of Butler, recently gathered with five generations More...

Jackson resident honored

Ellen Donze of Birmingham, right, and John Ryan Colvin of More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court records

The following information has been provided by the Jackson Municipal Court for Oct. 26. More...

Area Obituaries

Jewel Manuel Kennon Jewel Manuel Kennon, 75, a resident of Chatom, died Oct. 24, 2006 at Providence Hospital in Mobile. She was a member of Cooper Lewis C.M.E. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the past week include the following: More...

Fall Festival is this Saturday

Thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of Jackson this Saturday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., for the annual Fall Festival. More...

Fair Queen 2006 named

The annual Fair Queen competition was conducted, Tuesday, during opening night of the Clarke-Washington Counties Fair. Five More...

Clarke-Washington Fair under way

The Clarke-Washington Counties Fair kicked off Tuesday night, with good weather. The annual event, which runs More...

Candidates gear up for Election 2006

Tuesday, Nov. 7 is election day, with several races of local interest topping the bill. More...

LHS Homecoming Court 2006

Top photo: The Leroy High School 2006 Homecoming More...

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Jackson man threatens former employer

The Jackson Police Department recently reported the arrest of a Jackson man after he threatened a former employer where he had been terminated a short time earlier. More...

Grove Hill to receive grant to be used to build senior citizens center

Grove Hill senior citizens applauded the news last week that the Town of Grove Hill has been approved to receive a Community Development Block Grant for $250,000. More...

Coming Events

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Veteran's Day assembly in gym at JA There will be a Veteran's Day Assembly in the gymnasium at Jackson Academy on Friday, Nov. 10 from 10-11 a.m. More...

Education

WOW and JMS students collaborate to provide roses to residents at local health care facility

October was "Make a Difference Month" and in honor of the occasion, the Woodmen of the World (WOW) Jackson Lodge and Beta Club students at Jackson Middle School (JMS) collaborated to present roses to residents at the Jackson Health Care Facility. More...

Coffeeville and Fulton Head Start programs accredited

The Community Action Agency of Baldwin, Escambia, Clarke, Monroe and Conecuh Counties, Coffeeville Head Start Center, Coffeeville Pre- Kindergarten and Fulton Head Start Center have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education More...

Farish Beard recently named Miss Fairhope Middle School

Farish Beard of Fairhope, 13- year-old granddaughter of Vicki and Bobby Farish of Leroy, and Dora and Paul Beard of Silas,was recently named Miss Fairhope Middle School. More...

Sports

Leroy reigns over Red Level

The Leroy Bears came into the homecoming game against Red Level Friday knowing that a win would seal Region 1 for them. The Bears prevailed on that and took a 26-16 victory and the region championship. More...

Aggies play 'smashmouth' with Evergreen

Good football teams figure out a way to win close ball games at the end and the Jackson Aggies did just that Friday as they came from behind to beat the Jaguars of Hillcrest-Evergreen 15-14 on the road in Evergreen last Friday night. More...

Clarke Prep defeats JA, despite a hard fought battle

With a 21-point explosion in the first and second quarter the Clarke Prep Gators downed the Eagles of Jackson Academy 56-6 in the annual county battle at Hamilton Field in Grove Hill. More...