November 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

WashCo woman accused of income tax refund thefts

A Chatom woman is accused of scamming a number of people out of thousands of dollars of income tax refund money. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Greeting cards for U.S. Servicemen More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Give thanks continuously

1 Thess. 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” More...

BIBLE TRIVIA

1. Is the book of Jeremiah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What's the finish to this Proverbs 14:23 verse, "In all labor there is ..."? Profit, Righteousness, Grace, Rewarding 3. At whose well did Jesus meet the Samaritan woman? More...

Education

LHS students study Greek mythology

Middle school students at Leroy High School recently completed a unit on Greek mythology. As the final activity, students portrayed gods, goddesses and creatures by giving a one to three minute monologue. More...

D.A.R.E graduation essay winners

Students at Jackson Intermediate recently participated in a D.A.R.E. essay contest. Winners were named during the D.A.R.E. graduation program. From left are: Principal Gwendolyn Wheeler, Chief of Police Charles Burge, D.A.R.E. More...

D.A.R.E. graduation at JIS

Fifth graders at Jackson Intermediate School who participated in the Drug Awareness Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, sponsored by the Jackson Police Department, received graduation certificates for their efforts during a special program, T More...

Sports

Jackson Aggies one game away from Tuscaloosa!

JHS: 25 • Bibb County: 22

T he Jackson Aggies are closer to a state championship game than they have been in 15 years. The fifth-ranked Aggies battled out a 25-22 win over fourth-ranked Bibb County in the 4A playoffs last Friday at Legion Field. More...

Powerhouse teams Leroy, Sweet Water, UMS sidelined

Pickens, 19 • LHS, 12 Loachapoka, 19 • SWHS , 17

I t was a bitter night for longtime powerhouse teams Leroy and Sweet Water Friday as they saw their hopes for another championship trophy crushed in close games. More...

Defense, special teams key Aggies to win

The Jackson Aggies came out on top of the Choctaws of Bibb County 25-22 as they out-lasted the previously unbeaten team in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A playoffs last Friday at John D. Simpkins Stadium Legion Field. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Bryan Chestang, 25, of Mt. Vernon was arrested Nov. 16 on a probation revocation charge. *Jesse Ketchum, 26, of Calvert was arrested Nov. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 17-23 include: Norman Clay Ready Jr., 23, domestic violence third degree, $1,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

JFD Report

*Friday night the Jackson Fire Department was paged to a fire at Windsor Manor. The blaze started in and was contained to the laundry room. Trucks 701, 702, 703, 704, and 705 responded. More...

Closing signals end of ‘Era’ in Jackson

New Era Cap Company announces closing of Jackson and Mobile facilities

New Era Cap Company announced Thursday, Nov. 19, it would close its Jackson and Mobile facilities, blaming the current global economic slump. The decision affects 325 employees in Jackson. More...

Murder of McIntosh man tops ClarkeCo court docket

The murder trial of a Grove Hill man accused of shooting a McIntosh man and stuffing his body into an old refrigerator is on next week’s docket for the criminal jury term of Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Former Jacksonian critical after beating

A father and son have each been charged with attempted murder in the beating of a man in the Lower Peach Tree area Nov. 13. William E. Williams Jr., 63, and David L. More...

News

Three arrested in Jackson drug raid

A convicted felon was among three people arrested as the result of the execution of two search warrants in Jackson, Friday, Nov. 20. More...

Tour Hampton Inn

Investors in the new Hampton Inn in Jackson toured the project last Thursday. Tom Bolton, the principal investor in Rabbit Creek Properties, LLC, led the tour of the $8 million, three-story, 70-room hotel. More...

Juvenile charged in thefts from JHS locker room and vehicle

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge reported the Nov. 18 arrest of a 16- year-old Jackson juvenile in connection with the Oct. 23 burglary of the Jackson High School football team’s locker room and the Nov. 13 theft of $3,000 from a vehicle. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Upward Soccer returning Registration is underway for boys and girls in 5K-6th grade. Registration forms are available at the following locations: Pic-N-Sav, Family Medical of Jackson and Jackson Academy. Registration deadline is Nov. 30. More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Taking time for Thanksgiving

Too often, the seemingly never ending political rancor in Washington tends to color the mood of our nation, distracting our attention from the positive impact each of us can make on the lives of our neighbors. More...

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Publisher’s Comments

Despite setbacks, we can’t quit now

It came as a big surprise...like a hard punch in the stomach...New Era Cap’s announcement last Thursday that it will close its Jackson manufacturing plant by early 2010, leaving 325 people without jobs. More...

People

Random Ramblings

We have lots for which to be thankful this Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving we have much for which to be thankful. More...

Operation Santa donation

Jackson High School SGA recently donated $200 to Operation Santa Claus. The SGA thanked Officer Arvis Slack for his many years of dedication to this cause. More...

Collier Lee Bubrig

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis “Denny” Bubrig II (nee Kathryn Roberts) of Bowling Green, Ohio announce the birth of a son, Collier Lee, Nov. 14, 2009 at Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, Ohio. He weighed 7 lbs., 6.5 oz. More...