May 3, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Culture Fest set for Saturday

The annual Culture Fest, sponsored by Genesis Inc. and the city of Jackson is planned for Saturday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the grounds of Jackson City Hall and offers a fun time for the entire family. More...

Jackson Relay For Life is Friday

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Jackson will be Friday at New Era Cap Company on Highway 43. The event is a celebration of cancer survivors and the culmination of months of fund-raising for cancer research and programs. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Be happy! Join the Wednesday Worry Club

Of all the people who know me, no one would say I am afflicted with worryitis. They may say other things about me, which may or may not be true, but that's another story. More...

Union Grove Baptist Church revival set for May 20-23

Revival services are planned for May 20-23 at Union Grove Baptist Church near Coffeeville. The service on Sunday, May 20 will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday through Wednesday services are 7 p.m. More...

St. James AME Church hosting Annual Women's Day

St. James A.M.E. Church of Jackson will conduct its annual Women's Day program on Sunday, May 20 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. "Fruit of the Spirit" will be the theme of the program. Sister Winnie A. Taylor will be speaking at the 11 a.m. More...

Editorials

Guest Column

Democrats can still do a lot of good for Alabama

Now that the Alabama State Legislature is halfway through the 2007 legislative session, it seems appropriate to take a look at what they have accomplished so far. Their biggest accomplishment thus far is they gave themselves a 62 percent pay raise. More...

Letter to the Editor

Opposed to House Bill 98

House Bill 98 (HB) has been voted out of committee in Montgomery. The next step is for this bill to be put on the calendar and then goes to the House for a vote. More...

Congressional Report

Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind Act

As you may know, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act is scheduled for reauthorization this year. Over the past year, Congress has been evaluating the successes and shortcomings of NCLB. More...

Sports

Big gobbler

Clifton Brown (right), of Sunflower killed this big gobbler while hunting with his cousin, Alan James. The turkey weighed 23 lbs., had 1 1/4 inch spurs and a 9 7/8 inch beard. This was Brown's second bird for the season. More...

Mrs. Schell's class dresses in character

After reading a biography book in Mrs. Schell's fifth grade class at Jackson Academy, the students were asked to dress as the book's main character. They visited the elementary school classrooms and presented information about their character. More...

White Smith Memorial Library continues registration for Summer Reading program

Summer Reading registration at White Smith Memorial Library is continuing. There is currently space in the kindergarten, third and fourth grade groups. First and second grades are "full". More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

LATHAN FUNERAL HOME, INC. Peggy McLendon Bolen Peggy McLendon Bolen, 92, a native and resident of Jackson, died April 26, 2007 at her home. She was a retired seamstress for Vanity Fair Mills where she was employed for 43 years. More...

Video shows JHS computer theft

Jackson Police are investigating a weekend burglary of Jackson High School (JHS) in which two laptop computers were stolen. More...

Steel plant location may be announced this week

The estimated value of the anticipated ThyssenKrupp steel mill for the Calvert area has grown from $2.9 billion to $3.5 billion to $4 billion, the head of the Alabama Development Office told Clarke and Choctaw countians Tuesday. More...

New animal control officer: 'This is a 7-day-a-week job'

There is more to being Jackson's animal control officer (ACO) than just chasing down stray dogs, according to the new man in that position, Lee Hutto. More...

News

Rep. Keahey wants to audit governor's plane rides

State Rep. Marc Keahey of Grove Hill has introduced a resolution in the Alabama House of Representatives that seeks an official audit of Gov. Bob Riley's use of state aircraft. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Clarke County lawmen made a number of arrests for alcohol related offenses during the past week. The offenses included DUIs, public intoxication, violation of the prohibition law, illegal use of alcohol and contributing alcohol to a minor. More...

Kills big rattlesnake

As the weather gets warmer, the snakes begin to crawl. Luther Williams Jr. of Jackson can attest to this. He killed this big rattlesnake on Sullivan Road Monday, April 30. The snake was 5 feet long with 8 rattles and a button. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Four-wheeler ride and horse show There will be a four-wheeler ride and horse show on Saturday, May 19 at Sunflower Ball Field in Sunflower. Admission is $7 adults and $3 children. First ride will begin at 10 a.m. More...

Education

Lauren Rodriguez named to U.S. Achievement Academy

The U.S. Achievement Academy has announced that Lauren Rodriguez of Jackson has been named as a U.S. National Award winner in science. A student at Jackson High School, she was nominated by science teacher, Kim Ketchum. More...

Davis awarded scholarship

Takila M. Davis of Whatley has been awarded a $6,000 Trustees Scholarship to attend the University of West Alabama in Livingston. Davis, a senior at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill, plans to major in computer information systems. More...

Ladies complete computer classes at WSML

Students recently graduated from computer classes at White Smith Memorial Library. More...

People

Kimbell - Johnson to marry May 12

Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Kimbell Jr. of Jackson announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Wendy J. Kimbell of Mobile to Anthony D. Johnson of Birmingham. Parents of the groom are Norma McKinney of Florida and Terry Stodghill Sr. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Bayles celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Frances and Jimmy Bayles of Monroeville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, April 28 at the Monroeville Church of the Nazarene. The couple was married April 27, 1957 at the Jackson Church of the Nazarene. More...

STORK REPORT

John Michael Tarleton Mr. and Mrs. Mike Tarleton (nee Lynn Skipworth) of Jackson announce the birth of a son, John Michael, April 16, 2007 at Mobile Infirmary. He weighed 6 lbs. and 7 oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. More...