December 13, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Local hospice's woes get national attention

The plight of a Jackson-based hospice has gotten the attention of national media such as The New York Times, CBS Radio News and Oprah Winfrey. In a Nov. More...

CSI program receives first private donation

During the Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting of the Jackson City Council, Councilman Eddie Huggins reported that the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) program is receiving its first private donation since attaining nonprofit status. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

A musical celebration at First Baptist An ensemble from the First Baptist Church of Jackson adult choir will present a video program with music before the Senior Adult Choir performs "Once Upon a Miracle" Sunday, Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. More...

Inspiration Point

Vegas isn't working out

"Rick, I just wanted to let you know how I'm doing," Thomas' letter said. "Vegas isn't working out." I told Thomas when he moved to Las Vegas, it would be a gamble. More...

Chancel Choir at FUMC to present 'Concert of Carols'

The Chancel Choir of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson will present its Christmas "Concert of Carols" Sunday night, Dec. 16 at 6 with Elaine Carr directing. Soloists include Dianna Brown, Stanley Beard, the Rev. More...

Education

JMS hosts annual Mr. and Miss JMS

Jackson Middle School hosted its annual Mr. and Miss JMS Pageant at Jackson High School on Thursday, Nov. 15. There were 51 contestants, with three winners from each grade level and one young man and young woman chosen as Mr. and Miss JMS. More...

Gillmore students contribute to Salvation Army

The November character education word of the month for Gillmore Elementary students was "generosity". Gillmore students collected $761 for the Salvation Army. More...

CHS gets grant from ExxonMobile

Coffeeville High School recently received a $500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program. GOC, Ltd of Goco's No. 206 in Coffeeville worked with school officials to secure the grant. More...

Sports

Lady Eagles win Southern Tourney

Laken Harvey buzzer beater and 52 forced turnovers propel JA to championship

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles improved to 3-4 on the season after falling to Patrician 48-29 (Dec. 4), knocking off Sparta 71-35 and Pickens 46-44 to win the Southern Academy Baseball Tournament (Dec. 7- 8). More...

Lady Aggies top Leroy

The Jackson Lady Aggies fell to McIntosh and knocked off the Leroy Bears to improve to 2-5 on the season. McIntosh 64, JHS 38 The McIntosh Demons routed the Jackson Aggies 64-38 in Jackson Dec. 8. Vechonda Martin led the Aggies with 12 points. More...

Aggies blast Bears

The Jackson Aggies knocked off the McIntosh Demons and the Leroy Bears to improve to 5- 2 on the season. JHS 87, McIntosh 70 Jackson defeated the McIntosh Demons for the second time this season 87-70 Dec. 8 in Jackson. More...

Domestic disturbance leads to bust

A couple landed in jail on drug possession charges following a domestic disturbance call to the Royal Inn on U.S. 43 in Jackson, Saturday, Dec. 8. According to Jackson Police reports, dispatch received a call around 8:42 p.m. More...

C'ville teacher gets three years

Sharon Rutherford was sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary and given five years probation for child molestation in a split sentence issued in Clarke County Circuit Court Monday. Her attorney gave notice of an appeal of the sentencing. More...

Property tax deadline approaching

Clarke County Revenue Commissioner Chris Beverly reminds property owners that Dec. 31 is the deadline to pay ad valorem taxes. He points out that paying taxes by mail avoids lines at the courthouse. More...

Leroy 25, Fyffe 20: Back-to-Back

Bears rally from 10 down to win second straight state championship

Clint Moseley and the Leroy Bears (14-1) rallied for two fourth quarter touchdowns to knock off the previously unbeaten Fyffe Red Devils (14-1) 25-20 to win their second straight state championship, the third in four years. More...

News

Long asks commission to help fund industrial prospect

Jackson Mayor Richard Long asked the Clarke County Commission Monday to contribute approximately $250,000 in a project to bring a mill prospect (New Gas Concepts (NGC), Inc.) to the city's Industrial Park. More...

Graham honored

Judy Graham (right) was honored with a surprise farewell reception, Dec. 6, at the Kimbell House in Jackson. Graham has served as the local manager for Alabama Power's Jackson, Grove Hill and Thomasville offices for several years. More...

Man found injured in street

AJackson man was transported to a Mobile hospital via helicopter, Monday, after he was found lying in the street with a severe head injury. More...

Coming Events

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Christmas celebration at historic Locke Theatre AChristmas celebration will be presented at the historic Locke Theatre in Jackson Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. More...

Editorials

The newspaper business must evolve with the times

Ahh, the times they are a changin'. That saying could never be more true, especially in the newspaper business. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help with Jackson Christmas parade Dear Editor, The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce's Christmas Parade was a great success. More...

Congress has much work before year's end

It is becoming increasingly apparent that the American people and many in Congress are frustrated with the lack of accomplishments achieved by the 110th Congress. More...

People

Robinson-Walton announce wedding plans

Overseer and Mrs. Jessie Henry Sr. of Toddtown are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Dorothy "D.H." Robinson of Zimco, to Darrell Walton of Mobile. Walton is the son of Rosetta Coleman of Mobile. More...

Christmas celebration at historic Locke Theatre

A Christmas celebration will be presented at the historic Locke Theatre in Jackson Sunday, Dec. 16 at 5 p.m. More...

Reeds exchange vows

Lori A. Reed, daughter of Adell Adams of McIntosh and the late Leo Adams Sr., and Ronny L. Reed, son of Iletha Reed of McIntosh and the late Dan Reed Jr., exchanged vows Dec. 8, 2007 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Coma L. "Pee Wee" Hoven Coma L. "Pee Wee" Hoven, a native and resident of Jackson, died Dec. 6, 2007 at his residence at the age of 79. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail include: Darren Levon McCaskey, theft of property, third degree, drug paraphernalia, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. More...

Clarke deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Thomas O. Culpepper, to Stephanie N. Griggs; Terry William Carpenter, to Andrea Keeley Parham. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...