April 30, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Precautions stressed in wake of swine flu outbreak

There are no cases of swine flu in Clarke County or Alabama but people should still take precautions, Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite said Tuesday. More...

Jackson Relay For Life this weekend

The Jackson Relay For Life event will take place this Saturday, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., at the fairgrounds located behind Jackson Steakhouse. More...

Library foundation meets

The White Smith Memorial Library Foundation's Board of Directors conducted its first official meeting Monday, April 27, for the purpose of selecting officers and conducting other business related to the improvement of the facility. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Youth Day program scheduled at Mt. Olive No. II The community has been invited to celebrate Mt. Olive No. II's spring revival. The theme is "The church reaching out to an unsaved technological age" (Rom. 10:9). More...

We must live a holy life

"Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?" Psalm 15:1 This is the greatest question of man. Who will be able to live in the heavenly Mt. Zion or the city of God? More...

Our trials will never surpass Him

Spiritual Beliefs

Matt. 8:24 "And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep." Christ's presence with the disciples did not keep the storm away. More...

Education

First Choice legislation gives new opportunities to high school students

"Alabama's 'First Choice'" legislation goes into effect this fall for students entering high school as freshmen, but it also has ramifications for students already in high school. More...

Jackson High School Library receives grant

Jackson High School Library received a grant from the Laura Bush Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative Grants Program for $25,000. Gay H. Lynn, librarian at Jackson High School, applied for the grant in the spring of 2008. More...

UA College of Continuing Studies awards scholarship to local student

On Friday, April 17, the University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies awarded the Colonel Floyd H. Mann and Grace L. Mann Memorial Endowed Scholarship to Joshua Garrett of Jackson at its annual Honors Day Luncheon in Tuscaloosa. More...

Sports

Aggies advance past UMS

Jackson takes two-of-three from Dawgs, move to round three

The Jackson Aggies (20-13) took two-of-three games from the second-ranked UMS-Wright Bulldogs this past weekend in Mobile to advance to the third round of the AHSAA playoffs. "Huge," Jackson coach Jason Jones said. More...

Third round AHSAA baseball pairings

Class 1A J.U. Blacksher at Brantley, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. (Saturday, 1 p.m. Talladega County Central at Sweet Water, 4 and 6:30 p.m. (Saturday, 2 p.m.) South Lamar at Ragland, 5 and 7 p.m. More...

Top-ranked Bears crush Long

The No. 1 ranked Leroy Bears (30-3) swept the second ranked G.W. Long Rebels (26-7) 5-3 and 17-5 Friday, April 24 in Leroy. "We played pretty well," Leroy coach Danny Powell said. "We had some good pitching performances from Ervin and Moseley. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff's Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 21-28 include: Jerome Robinson, 30, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. Jimmy Devane Blanks, 28, failure to pay, $326 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

ClarkeCo property deeds listed for April 8-15

Property deeds listed Dated April 8-15 Floyd Moody Jr., to Edwina Hart. Kylia H. Smith, to Lee Ann Ross Crutchfield. Richard A. Douglas, to Robert S. Bowling. R. Wade Dukes, to Teddy R. Cornelius. More...

Wreck injures JHS coach

Jackson High School's Trinnia McKenzie, who coaches the Lady Aggies basketball team, was injured in an automobile crash, Friday, April 24, while returning home from a game in Mobile County. More...

Woman dies in WashCo wreck

According to a report released by the Alabama Department of Public Safety, a wreck, Saturday, April 25, claimed the life of a Wyoming woman. More...

Brown welcomed as new JA headmaster

It was announced this week that local educator Dick Brown will return to Jackson Academy as the school's new headmaster. Brown, who is a Jackson Academy graduate, taught social studies and served as a coach at the school from 1998-2001. More...

Well-known Jackson native Jerry Chastain Sr. dies

Well-known and well-liked Jackson native Jerry Chastain Sr. lost his battle with two debilitating diseases, Monday, April 27. He was 68. Born in 1940, in Dr. James G. More...

News

Man hides drugs in WashCo patrol car

A Mt. Vernon man is being held in the Washington County Jail following two arrests in the past week including eluding police and hiding drugs in a patrol car. More...

Pancake tickets on sale

On behalf of the Jackson Kiwanis Club (L-R) members Dorothy Wiggins, Nancy Wolfe and Ernestine Gartman are spreading the word that tickets are now on sale for the club's annual Pancake Breakfast. This year things are a little different. More...

Presents grant money

Woodie Pugh (right), superintendent of education for Clarke County, recently traveled to the Selma office of State Senator Hank Sanders to accept a $7,500 check presented by Sanders, whose district includes part of Clarke County. More...

Coming Events

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JHS schedules meetings to explain First Choice legislation "Alabama's 'First Choice'" legislation goes into effect this fall for students entering high school as freshmen, but it also has ramifications for students already in high school. More...

Editorials

Like or dislike the Civil War, but let's quit fighting it

Publisher's Comments

Several news items prompt thoughts on the Civil War this week (or the War Between the States, the Late Unpleasantness or whatever you want to call it). Monday was Confederate Memorial Day. I'm not opposed to Confederate Memorial Day. More...

Free school lunches available

Dear Editor, I would like to share some information with you that I believe will help many citizens of our county. More...

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People

Miss Mitchem - Mr. Snyder to exchange vows June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Brian Gunter Sr. of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Danny Neil Mitchem of Bay Minette announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Lauren Mitchem, to Justin Lewis Snyder. Mr. More...

Gunter - Templeton plan Jamaican wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gunter of Andalusia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brandy Charmain, to Jason Scott Templeton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Templeton of Hazlehurst, Miss. More...

Plans announced for Miss Smith - Mr. Rivers

Renee McCaa Smith of Jackson announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth of Purvis, Miss., to Reginald Jay Rivers III of Oxnard, Calif., son of Reginald Jay Rivers Jr. More...