January 3, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Local, state and national races in '08

This year will be a big election year in Alabama and across the nation, with races ranging from the smallest municipalities to the highest office in the nation, that of president of the United States. More...

Special Sections

Church

Former pastor to speak at First Assembly of God

The Rev. Robert Rogers and his family first resided in Jackson from 1954-1959 at the First Assembly of God. The Rev. Rogers said, "The church was a small block building with no Sunday School rooms. The pews were homemade and uncomfortable. More...

Mt. Bethel Baptist Church honors Ellarene M. Houze

Sunday, Nov. 11, prior to the morning message at Mt. Bethel Baptist Church of Frankville, Pastor Anthony Kimbrough, the deacons and their wives, along with the congregation, honored Sis. Ellarene Merida Houze. More...

Inspiration Point

Earl and Arnold

Wonder if you are an old friend? "Who is this e-mail from?" I thought. "Rick, did you grow up in Centreville? Graduate 73? Know a big goof by the name of Earl?" I laughed. Thirtythree years had passed. Off went a quick response. More...

Sports

Powell enjoying time as Bama GA

Dru Powell graduated from Leroy High in 2002 and after spending one year at home in community college, he headed to Tuscaloosa to finish his degree in education. More...

Lady Aggies second in Clarke tourney

The Jackson High School girls' basketball team is 3-1 after recent games and placed second in the Clarke County Christmas Tournament. On Dec. 18, the Lady Aggies beat Leroy 58-49 at home. More...

People

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Spreading Christmas cheer First graders from Gillmore Elementary School visited Jackson Health Care Facility before Christmas. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roberts to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roberts (nee Frances White) of Coffeeville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, Jan. 12 from 2 until 4 p.m. at the Coffeeville Town Hall. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. More...

Tom's Meat Loaf

This main dish gives a different twist to a family favorite. 16 sirloin beef or turkey breast 1 mushrooms, drained 1/2 1/3 1/4 Parmesan Style Grated Topping 1/2 fine bread crumbs 2 Seasoning or any More...

Jackson bachelor's generosity benefits local churches

Wilburn H. McVay was the epitome of a genteel southern gentleman- quiet and soft-spoken, white-haired, most often attired in a white shirt and tie in his small grocery store on Commerce Street in downtown Jackson that he ran for years. More...

Turn signal will help at busy Jackson intersection

During a short meeting of the Jackson City Council, Dec. 26, Mayor Richard Long informed those in attendance that a turn signal would be added to the traffic light at College Avenue and High Acres Drive. More...

Fire lane blockers may be ticketed, police chief warns

The Jackson Police Department will soon begin issuing parking tickets to those who park in fire lanes in front of local shopping centers. More...

News

Jackson man dies 10 days after being found injured in street

A Jackson man died 10 days after he was found injured and lying in the street. According to Jackson Police Detective Richard Harvey, Willard Hazewood Jr., 53, died Dec. 23 in a Mobile hospital. More...

Coffeeville police make drug arrest

Coffeeville Police Corporal Steve Carlisle arrested Dan Thornton on Dec. 29 for possession of a controlled substance after a bag of white powder, thought to be cocaine, was found in his pocket. Cpl. More...

Retirees honored with reception

A reception Sunday at the Coffeeville Town Hall honored retiring Coffeeville Postmaster Linda Mosley and Sam and Mary Alice Shields, longtime local merchants who have sold their business, Shields Feed and Supply, effective later this month. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Magnolia Assembly hosts revival Magnolia Assembly of God, located on County Road 29 (Allen Road), will kick off the new year with a revival beginning Sunday, Jan. 13. David Copeland of Lanett will be the evangelist. More...

Editorials

Financial advice from one who oversees billions

Dr. David Bronner is the CEO of the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the agency that handles billions in investments for state education and government employees. Bronner has made the RSA fund one of the strongest of its kind in the nation. More...

Opting out of pre-approved credit offers

Imagine, if you will, a scenario I'm about to describe. It's one that is quite familiar to all of us. More...

Mardi Gras and presidential politics come to head Feb. 5

The Christmas and New Year's holidays are hardly over and now we run headlong into Mardi Gras and a presidential primary to boot. Mardi Gras is early because Easter is early, on March 23. More...

For the Record

Area Obituaries

Velma Wilson Duke Velma Wilson Duke, a native of Winn and a resident of Jackson, died at the age of 92 on Dec. 30, 2007 at her daughter's residence in Mobile. She was a member of McCann's United Methodist Church in Jackson. More...

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Charles Gene Rice, to Tonya Marcia Rice; Kenneth Wayne Hamilton, to Destiny Dawn Overstreet; David M. Anderson, to Kim D. Tipton; Howard W. Bedsole Jr., to Martha H. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County jail include: Adrinne Leshay Jordan, theft of property, second degree, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. Charles Anchez White, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...