November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Tree lighting ceremony Friday

The City of Jackson and Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will host the city’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony this Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. downtown in front of the old fire station. More...

Operation Christmas observes 30th year

This year, the Jackson Police Department’s Operation Christmas marks its 30th year of providing toys for the children of less fortunate families who live within the city limits. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Greeting cards for US Servicemen More...

Annual pre-Thanksgiving service

The Pastor's Assistance Committee of the Mt. Olive No. 2 Baptist Church invites everyone to their third annual pre-Thanksgiving service, Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. Special guests will include the Jackson Male Chorus in concert. The Rev. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

First Baptist and City of Jackson will host Thanksgiving meal In an expression of “thanksgiving” and “sharing”, the First Baptist Church of Jackson and the city of Jackson are hosting a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, Nov More...

Editorials

Editor’s Notes

Give thanks by giving to others

A week from today (Thursday) families and friends all across our nation will sit down together and enjoy a meal in observation of Thanksgiving. But, there will be many who can’t afford to have a Thanksgiving meal. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Congress Reports

Narrow margin not a mandate

A year’s worth of heated health care debate finally came down to a late night vote in the U.S. House on Nov. 7. More...

People

Rivers - Vaughn to wed Nov. 28

Bessie Rivers of Gainestown and Hoover Rivers of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Mattie, to Embrel L. Vaughn Jr. Mr. Vaughn is the son of Louise Vaughn of Jackson and the late Embrel L. Vaughn Sr. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Thames celebrate 55 years of marriage

Izola and Leon Thames, of Jackson, celebrated 55 years of marriage on Nov. 13. They were united in marriage Nov. 13, 1954 in Gulfport, Miss. More...

Stork Report

James Maddox Gates Russ and Tara Cooper Gates of Liberty announce the birth of a son, James Maddox Gates, Oct. 14, 2009, 1:29 p.m., at Mobile Infirmary. He weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz. and was 21 inches in length. More...

Man claims he doesn’t know who stabbed him

An altercation that occurred around 11 p.m., Nov. 13, left a Jackson man stabbed and claiming he did not know who wounded him. More...

Lean times ahead for WashCo schools

Chief Financial Officer Larry Moss tried to make the news as palatable as possible to the Washington County Board of Education at their Nov. 17 meeting; while at the same time trying to prepare board members for lean times ahead. More...

Jackson artist has continued success

Jackson artist Jannette Stoker continues to see success with her paintings, with her latest sponsorship from the Arkansas chapter of Ducks Unlimited. More...

News

Jackson residents can use Web to find crimes near their homes

Thanks to the Jackson Police Department’s participation in an Internet-based program, residents of the city can find out how many and what types of crimes have occurred within the local police jurisdiction for the past 30 days. More...

Thomasville E-911 circuit down as calls are routed through Grove Hill

The Thomasville circuit for E-911 calls has been down for several weeks, 911 Director Becky Neugent told Clarke County Commissioners Monday, Nov. 9. More...

WashCo to permanently reduce polling places

A public hearing was held November 17 in the courthouse as part of the approval process toward Washington County’s changing from 33 polling places to 16 centralized voting centers. More...

Education

Jackson teacher posts request on ‘DonorsChoose.org’; donations needed

DonorsChoose.org, an online education charity, is highlighting a request for classroom materials submitted by Lee Conerly, a 12th grade teacher at Jackson High School. More...

Daugherty is LHS Jr. High Miss Football

Hannah Daugherty was chosen as Leroy’s 2009 Junior High Miss Football. She is the daughter of Gina and Tony Daugherty and the granddaughter of Sybil and Dean Daugherty of McIntosh and Dianne and Rushing Allday of Hawthorne. More...

JIS celebrates National Education Week

Jackson Intermediate School students gathered around their school building, Monday, Nov. 16 to give the school a hug. The collective hug was part of the recent National Education Week celebration. More...

Sports

Round Three charge!

Aggies continue 4A march

T he Jackson Aggies became road warriors with their 45-13 shellacking of the Opp Bobcats last Friday night. Damion Bracy had 154 yards on 19 carries and three scores to pace the offense. More...

Bears blank Houston Ac.

Leroy, 29; Houston Ac., 0

T he Leroy Bears advanced to the third round of the playoffs for the fourth straight year as they beat Houston Academy 29-0. More...

Jackson explodes in third quarter to win

The Jackson Aggies overcame a sluggish first half, then exploded in the second half to beat the Opp Bobcats 45-13 last Friday night at Channell-Lee Stadium in Covington County. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past two weeks: *Cindy Lollar Loper, 51, of Mobile was arrested Nov. 2 and charged with failure to appear on a harassment charge. Bond was set at $334.10. More...

McIntosh PD reports drug arrests

The McIntosh Police Department reported the Nov. 13 arrests of two men on separate drug possession charges. According to reports, Jacques Demon Milhouse, 35, of Loxley was arrested around 3 p.m. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the past two weeks include: Gerry Crosby, 47, assault second degree, $5,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...