January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Millers turn Ace over to new owners

For nearly 33 years, Sam and Flo Miller have been icons in the Jackson business community as the owners and operators of Miller’s Ace Hardware. More...

Special Sections

Church

Karen Peck and New River

The southern gospel group Karen Peck and New River will be in concert Saturday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at Heritage Church of God in Gilbertown. For additional information or to purchase tickets call (251) 843-5300, (251) 843-5872 or (251) 843-5516. More...

Desire to be like Christ

Mark 2: 15-17 And as he sat at dinner in Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were also sitting with Jesus and his disciples— for there were many who followed him. More...

Tompkins Baptist Church to host women’s retreat

Do you know anyone in need of a ‘good dose’ of joy? If you are one of those people, the Women’s Ministry of Tompkins Baptist Church invites you to an event that will definitely fill that prescription. More...

Editorials

Publisher’s Comments

Lots of candidates but few choices

This is an election year. The big race, of course, is for governor to succeed two-termer Bob Riley who might run again if he could but he can’t by law. More...

Political Cartoon

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Congress Reports

The Haitian disaster

On Jan. 12, the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti was struck by a catastrophic earthquake which, according to reports, leveled most of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. More...

People

Miss Potter - Mr. Kearley engagement announced

Mr. and Mrs. Gary DeJaynes of Gautier, Miss., announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Erica Dawn Potter, to Christopher Michael Kearley, both of Gautier. Mr. Kearley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Kearley of Jackson. More...

Sweeney - Stanley vows exchanged

Elizabeth Grey Stanley and Sean Francis Xavier Sweeney were married on Nov. 21, 2009, at Saint Monica and Saint James Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Father Milton Williams officiated the ceremony. More...

Celebrates 96th birthday

Douglas Tarver, a resident of Washington County Nursing Home, was honored by family members with a luncheon on his 96th birthday, Jan. 14, 2010. More...

MLK Day speakers emphasize efforts to ‘keep the dream alive’

Keeping the dream alive was the main theme for events conducted Monday, Jan. 18 celebrating the 81st birthday of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Caustic soda spill at Olin damages workers’ autos

A pressure valve blew open Thursday, Jan. 14 at Olin Corporation’s McIntosh plant, spilling caustic soda onto employees’ vehicles. More...

News

WashCo sheriff awakened by night hunters near his home

Five people were arrested in Washington County this past week and charged with hunting at night. One incident imparticularly hit close to home for Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer who was awakened the night of Jan. More...

Scotch & Gulf restarts Fulton sawmill

Scotch & Gulf Lumber LLC restarted the Fulton sawmill Monday after it had been down for several months. Scotch Lumber Co. and Gulf Lumber Co. merged last year to form Scotch & Gulf. More...

Man assaulted in sneak attack at Bright & Clean Laundromat

Jackson Police are in search of a couple responsible for the alleged assault on a Camden man, Friday, Jan. 15 at the Bright & Clean laundromat. More...

Education

JHS announces first semester honor rolls

Jackson High School recently announced the A and A/B honor rolls for the first semester of the 2009- 2010 school year. Grade 9 More...

JA Spelling Bee winners

The Jackson Academy Spelling Bee winners are front, (L-R): Alex Brown, 5th grade; Quinn Finch, 4th grade; and Haley Horton, 6th grade; back: McKenzie Donald, 7th grade and Raegan Anderson, 8th grade. More...

Fall honor students announced at JIS

Jackson Intermediate School has announced those students achieving all As or all As and Bs during the fall quarter. 3rd grade More...

Sports

Aggies receive awards at annual football banquet

Program Monday night honors JHS players and cheerleaders for ’09 season

Team Captains Jackson High School team captains for the 2009 season are (L-R): Laprentiss Morris, Jeremy Armstead, Damion Bracy, Sam Harbuck, Decatur Goodwin and John David Mitchell. More...

JHS Aggies win heartstoppers

The Jackson High School Aggies’ basketball team won two heartstoppers against B.C. Rain and the Clarke County High School Bulldogs. JHS faced B.C. Rain Friday, Jan. 15, edging past them by a score of 54-52. More...

Bears fall to Bulldogs, Southern Choctaw

The Leroy High School Bears suffered losses in their last three games. The first came Friday at the hands of Southern Choctaw, when they fell by just three points, 59-56. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 12-19 include: Edwin Sconiers, 25, probation violation, arrested by Life Tech. More...