January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

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TRAVEL TO INAUGURATION- More than 50 Clarke County residents boarded a bus bound for Washington D.C., Jan. 18, to attend the inauguration of the nation's first African-American President, Barack Obama. More...

Some are confused about digital TV switchover

There are some misconceptions about the national switchover from analog television broadcasting to digital, scheduled to take place Feb. 17. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

St. Paul A.M.E. announces revival services St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Carlton will host revival services at the church through Friday, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. nightly. A different speaker is scheduled for each evening. The Rev. Georgia P. More...

'An exercise in trust'

Ma tt. 14 :27- 32 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid." 28 Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water." 29 He said, "Come. More...

Solidarity with Israel rally Jan. 25

In light of recent events in Israel, it can often be difficult to understand what is happening in the Middle East. Therefore, it is crucial to educate Christians on the Biblical and moral imperatives of supporting Israel. John T. More...

Editorials

Bright spots in Alabama's economy in 2008 detailed

Despite the gloomy economic condition nationwide, Alabama had a lot to cheer about in 2008. Here are 10 of the biggest economic "bright spots" as put together by the Alabama Development Office. 1. More...

Why shouldn't USA trade with Cuba?

Alabama's Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries Ron Sparks has long touted ending the trade embargo with Cuba and has led many Alabama delegations there to meet with the island nation's leaders. More...

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People

Rice - Stevens united in marriage December 20

Sarah Grace Stevens and Adam Kenyon Rice exchanged wedding vows Dec. 20, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. Dr. Timothy E. Huie and the Rev. Arthur Gene Rice officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony. Parents of the bridal couple are Dr. and Mrs. More...

Organizer speaks at Woman's Club

The Woman's Club of Jackson met Jan. 6 at the home of Leslie Savage. Haley Hill, a professional organizer, presented the program, followed by a business meeting conducted by President Martha Hayes. More...

Tarver celebrates 95th birthday

Douglas Tarver was honored by family members with a luncheon on his 95th birthday, January 14. More...

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NEW JUDGE SWORN IN- Newly appointed Circuit Judge Gaines C. McCorquodale (right) was sworn in Friday, Jan. 16, during a private ceremony at his law office in downtown Jackson, which was attended by family and staff members. More...

Brewton's Joyner to seek District 22 Senate seat

Danny B. Joyner of Brewton has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the Alabama Senate seat in District 22. Gov. Bob Riley has not yet set the special election date to fill the vacancy created by the death of Sen. Pat Lindsey. More...

Special election to replace Lindsey

Just a day or two after State Sen. Pat Lindsey was buried, one person has already announced their candidacy for the election that must be held to fill the vacant legislative seat. Lindsey, D-Butler, died Jan. More...

News

Local author to speak at historical society meeting

Local historian and author Joyce Burrage will speak to the Clarke County Historical Society Sunday at Grove Hill Town Hall at 2 p.m. More...

Sen. Shelby to visit area

U. S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) will visit the residents of Clarke and Washington counties on Saturday, Jan. 31. At 8 a.m. he will be at the McIntosh Town Hall, located at 206 Commerce Street in McIntosh and at 10 a.m. More...

JPD investigating several burglaries

The Jackson Police Department is investigating several burglaries which occurred between Jan. 14-17. The first was reported around 7 a.m., Jan. 14, at a business in the 3600 block of College Avenue. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Indian artifact show scheduled The 21st Indian artifact show has been scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 25, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Education

JMS announces honor roll

The following students were recently announced as having achieved the A and A/B honor rolls at Jackson Middle School. More...

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CONSTANCE ROBINSON NETTLES graduated from the University of West Alabama in Livingston. She received a bachelor's of science degree in sociology with a minor in English. The daughter of Daphane Robinson of Jackson and the Rev. More...

JIS honor roll students announced

The following students enrolled at Jackson Intermediate School have been announced as achieving the A and A/B honor rolls for the second nine weeks of classes. More...

Sports

Moseley commits to Auburn Tigers

Leroy quarterback Clint Moseley received a scholarship offer via cell phone from Auburn on Sunday and quickly said yes to the Tigers. "I am going to play football for the Tigers," Moseley said. More...

Aggies defeat Williamson, fall to Rain

The Jackson High School varsity boys basketball team knocked off Williamson and lost to B.C. Rain last week moving to 14-9 on the season. JHS won a low-scoring affair, 47-42, against Williamson Tuesday, Jan. 13. More...

Lady Eagles smash Sumter

The Jackson Academy Lady Eagles (5-10) picked up a big 42-27 win Monday, Jan. 19 at home against Sumter. Laken Harvey erupted for 17 points and four rebounds to lead JA. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 13-20 include: *Mark Thomas Harrison, 39, distribution of controlled substance/ cocaine, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Washington County Sheriff's Report

The Washington County Sheriff's Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Jennifer Lavere, 26, of Citronelle was arrested Jan. 12 and charged with domestic violence. No bond amount was listed. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications Raj N. Varma, to Valsamani Varma; Samuel Paul Dungan, to Amanda Sharee Holley; Trevor Lamont Pugh, to Arlene Frances Coleman. More...