July 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Swim team wants indoor facility

Parents and supporters of the Jackson Waverunners swim team attended Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting to ask for the city's help in getting an indoor pool facility for local swimmers. More...

Vandals strike at McIntosh High School

Vandalism was the apparent motivation for a weekend break-in at McIntosh High School, according to McIntosh Police and school officials. More...

Some opposed for city elections

Qualifying for municipal elections closed Tuesday, July 15 at 5 p.m., and all three mayors in Washington County and a number of town council members have opposition for the Aug. 26 election. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Alpha announces benefit singing A southern gospel benefit singing featuring Glory Road and benefiting the Alpha Pregnancy Testing Center in Jackson will be Saturday, Aug. 2, 6 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 6084 Hwy. 5, Thomasville. More...

Rev. Sullivan ordained

The Rev. Larry Sullivan, left, was ordained into the ministry at Okalona Methodist Protestant Bible Church July 20, 2008. The pastor at Land Methodist Protestant Bible Church in Butler, the Rev. More...

God offers victory over discouragement

Spiritual Beliefs

Psalm 42:5 (LIV) "Why am I discouraged? Why so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again - my Saviour and my God! More...

Education

Henderson graduates from Univ. of Alabama

Heather Louisa Henderson, daughter of Sissie and Rick Grant of Jackson, graduated May 3, 2008 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Henderson graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. More...

White Smith Memorial Library completes summer reading program

White Smith Memorial Library held its Annual Summer Reading Program during the month of June. The theme was "Catch the Reading Bug". There were 70 children in attendance - grades 5K-4. More...

Jackson native named to AUM Dean's List

Auburn Montgomery student and Jackson native Deidra McGhee has earned a place on the School of Business Dean's List for spring 2008. Students selected for the dean's list must have maintained a 3.5 gradepoint average or higher for the semester. More...

People

Steed - Roberts exchange wedding vows June 28

Rachael Marie Roberts and Charles Daniel Steed Jr. were united in marriage at 4 o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Officiating the ceremony was the Rev. More...

August wedding announced for McFarland-Harrison

Kathy and John McFarland of Rainbow City announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Olivia, to Ellis Patrick Harrison, son of Nancy and John Harrison of Wetumpka. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hazel Perkins and the late W.C. More...

Bumpers - McClain exchange wedding vows

Stephanie Leigh McClain of Marbury and Wesley Glover Bumpers of Jackson were united in marriage on the beach at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort in Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., May 17, 2008 at 6:30 in the evening. More...

Suspects in Wal-Mart attempted theft caught

Warrants were issued for three suspects in an attempted theft that took place last week at the Jackson Wal- Mart Supercenter. More...

Pursuit of new senior citizens center begins

The Jackson City Council officially began its pursuit of funding for a new senior citizens center, Tuesday, July 22, with a vote to apply for a $250,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). More...

Two injured in separate wrecks

Two people received what appeared to be minor injuries in separate automobile crashes that occurred within the last week. More...

The Batley sisters: local 'Rosie the Riveters'

Most of us are familiar with the heroic effort of our armed services in WWII when men between the ages of 18 and 45 were eligible for the draft. More...

News

Citizen pins commission down about license inspector

A Clarke County citizen asked county commissioners Monday why they aren't following the law by employing a license inspector and collecting license fees for all manufactured homes (mobile homes) in the county. More...

Knights of Columbus donate to CCARC

The Knights of Columbus organization, Mobile chapter, recently donated $1,471 to Clarke County Arc (CCARC) to be used for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the benefit of its consumers. More...

JPD chaplains attend international conference

The Jackson Police Department's four chaplains attended the International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC), conducted July 7-11, in Mobile. Those from Jackson attending included Chief Chaplain the Rev. E.C. More...

Coming Events

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Homecoming and revival to be at St. Luke Baptist St. Luke Baptist Church of Grove Hill will conduct homecoming Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Naamen Barnes will be the speaker. A revival will be Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. More...

Editorials

Listen to what candidates are really saying

Editor's notes

During election years voters hear all kinds of things come out of candidates' mouths. This holds true from the national level on down to the local ranks. The municipal elections in Jackson this year are certain to be interesting to say the least. More...

Reader responds to 'wet-dry' column

Dear Editor: I would like to applaud you on your column of July 10 regarding the wet-dry issue. As someone who recently moved to Jackson from the north, I was surprised that there was an "issue" at all. More...

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Sports

Seventh Annual Pine City Rodeo this weekend

The annual Pine City Rodeo is back for its seventh season at the Jackson Academy Rodeo Arena July 25-26, at 8 p.m. More...

Aggies receive grant to help with lights

Jackson High School's baseball team recently received a $5,000 grant check to help upgrade the lighting at Spec McCants Field. More...

Softball tourney August 2 will benefit Wagarville Community Park

Saturday, Aug. 2 is the date for a softball benefit to help raise funds for the Wagarville Community Park. The park now has new swings, newly painted basketball goals; and picnic tables, park benches, grills, seesaws and climber have been ordered. More...

For the Record

Jackson Municipal Court records

The following information was released by the Jackson Municipal Court for cases reviewed July 10. Elroy Wade Jr., possession of marijuana, second degree, guilty. Terry Roderick Barnes, public intoxication, guilty. More...

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications Zachary Lorne Young, to Christine Dale White; Geoffrey Jaye McKee, to Anna Marie Lanford; James Roger Martin, to Molly Haghighi Roberts; Keith Wayne Dailey II, to Kelli Elizabeth Lang; Terrence Leon Bruno, to Trishee More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail for the past week include: •Michael Anthony Wright, 42, theft of property, third degree, failure to appear (traffic) contempt of court, escape, third degree, escape, third degree, $10,490.40 bond More...