October 1, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual drill conducted

In coordination with local emergency and hospital personnel, Boise conducted its annual emergency drill Thursday, Sept. 24. An industrial accident was simulated, with employees posing as mock victims. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Revival service at St. Luke Baptist More...

Bishop visits St. Peter's

The Rt. Rev. Philip M. Duncan III, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, visited St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Jackson for morning worship on Aug. 30. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

‘Life is like a vapor’

My how time flies! In December I will have been here at Stave Creek for a year. What a blessing to live in Jackson, Alabama. It surely doesn’t seem like it has been nearly a year already. More...

Education

Local schools announce upcoming events

JHS to kick off Homecoming Week The Jackson High School Student Government Association will be kicking off Homecoming Week with the traditional raising of the junior and senior tarps, Monday, Oct. 5. More...

CHS Class of ’79

Coffeeville High School Class of 1979 gathered for their 30th year class reunion on Sept. 5, at The Garden Restaurant in Thomasville. More...

Miss Rodeo Alabama visits JA

Debbie Lankford’s 5-year-old kindergarten students at Jackson Academy recently had a special visitor in their class. Miss Rodeo Alabama, Victoria Jeffcoat, stopped by to talk about her many rodeo experiences. More...

Sports

AGGIES TAKE BACK TOMBIGBEE

JHS breaks 29-game Leroy win streak with 27-13 win

The 10th-ranked Jackson Aggies ended four years of frustration Friday night at Palmer Stadium with a 27-13 win over the top-ranked Leroy Bears in the Battle of the Tombigbee. More...

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Carpenter rushes for 233 yards in JA win

Taylor Carpenter rushed for 233 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Jackson Academy JV team to its second win with a 26-0 shutout victory over Marengo Academy. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. 22-29 include: James Anthony Hyde, 34, failure to appear, $276 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: •Tynie Irene Reid, 39, of McIntosh was arrested Sept. 22 and charged with third degree theft of property. Bond was set at $1,000. More...

Police say shooting was attempt at ‘suicide by cop’

By Evan Carden SA Editor A former Coffeeville resident died Wednesday, Sept. More...

Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday, Oct. 4

Fire Prevention Week 2009, will be observed in Clarke and Washington counties Oct. 4-10. This year’s focus is on burn awareness and prevention, as well as keeping homes safe from the leading causes of home fires. More...

Lawmen find accused rapist all bagged up

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Clarke County Sheriff's Department Criminal Investigation Unit received a warrant from Clay County Kentucky on a John Daniel Ebey. More...

Anne Stewart inducted into ODRR Hall of Fame

Anne Stewart of Jackson was honored during the ninth annual Old Drag Racers Reunion (ODRR) this past weekend, by being inducted into the organization’s hall of fame. More...

News

Men on fund-raising mission make emergency landing in Jackson

Two men and their pilot, en route to South Carolina to participate in a fund-raiser for a U.S. Marine recently diagnosed with multiple Myeloma, were forced to make an emergency landing at the William E. Stewart Airport in Jackson. More...

Jury awards $2 million to truck driver in six-year-old civil case

A jury returned a combined $2 million civil verdict after hearing a six-year-old vehicle accident case in Clarke County Circuit Court last week. The case was the Estate of Vernon Lee Croom, Robbin C. Dailey, Executrix vs. More...

Norris to be sworn in as ClarkeCo Revenue Commissioner

Terry Norris will be sworn in as Clarke County’s new revenue commissioner Friday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. A reception will follow until 5 p.m. and the public is invited to attend. More...

Coming Events

Area Meetings

Social assistance on Wednesdays at Salvation Army The Salvation Army Social Service office is open on Wednesdays from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. More...

Mark Your Calendar

Aggie golf 2-man scramble Saturday The Jackson Aggie baseball team's annual golf tournament will be Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Jackson Links. It will be a two-man scramble. For additional information, contact Jackson High School. More...

Editorials

Publisher’s Comments

Take a stroll through downtown in 1968

Let’s take a stroll down Memory Lane, or at least Commerce Street and the various side streets of downtown Jackson as they were in 1968. More...

Good news and bad news on cogongrass

Invasive plants and pests are a real threat to our environment and ecology. One of the worst here in Alabama is cogongrass. More...

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People

McCorquodale honored

Carrah McCorquodale was presented a plaque in appreciation of her 31 years of service to the State of Alabama. Circuit Clerk Jay Duke made the presentation at a reception honoring McCorquodale Friday, Sept. 24 at the Clarke County Courthouse. More...

Brayden Keith Overstreet

Katie Nicole McHaney and Justin Keith Overstreet, both of Jackson, announce the birth of a son, Brayden Keith Overstreet, Sept. 26, 2009, 11:31 a.m., at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 18 ½ inches in length. More...

Celebrates 95th birthday

Mabel Bumpers celebrated her 95th birthday on Sept. 26 with relatives and friends. More...