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Plans progress for new LHS building

During its Feb. More...

Brunson to seek Clarke Sheriff spot

Clarke County Coroner Kevin Brunson has announced he will run as a Democratic candidate for county sheriff. Brunson is completing a four-year term as coroner and served as deputy coroner for three years prior to being elected coroner. More...

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Church

Draughon to speak at First Assembly Valentine’s banquet

Valentine's Banquet 2010 will be presented by Jackson First Assembly of God and One99 Student Ministries Feb. 14 at 5 p.m. More...

St. Peter’s announces opportunities to celebrate the season of Lent

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Jackson has announced a variety of activities for the Lenten season and welcomes the community to participate. Beginning Sunday, Feb. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Men’s fellowship being hosted by Restoration Hall Minister Ted Watkins, founder of Restoration Hall, has announced men’s fellowship every Friday at 5:30 p.m. More...

Education

Gamma Epsilon offers ‘grant-in-aid’ to college juniors and seniors

The Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International will award a grantin aid to a junior or senior in college, majoring in education. The $500 grant is awarded biennially to aid a deserving student in furthering her education. More...

2010 Land Judging District Competition

Jackson High School takes first place

The Clarke County and Washington County Soil & Water Conservation Districts recently held their 2010 Land Judging Contest at Bedsole Mosley’s farm in Leroy. More...

2010 Land Judging District Competition

Second place winners

Coffeeville High School’s land judging team took second place in district competition. More...

Sports

Play Ball!

First high school baseball games will be Feb. 15.

Will Blount fires to fellow Aggie J.D. Mitchell in the annual JHS alumni game this past Saturday. The Aggies open the season on Feb. 15 at Andalusia. More...

Seniors, experience vital to Aggies for successful season

Losing in the quarter-finals of the baseball playoffs last year did not sit well with the Jackson Aggies. Coming off the school’s first diamond championship in 2008, JHS was poised to make another run. More...

Young CCHS squad ready to get started

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won the 4A Area 3 race last year, over eventual state runner-up Thomasville, but winning a regular season title will not satisfy this year’s team. More...

Chatom Council could see wet petition Monday

Chatom Mayor Harold Crouch, last week, told a reporter for The South Alabamian that he expects a petition to allow a vote on the issue of legal alcohol sales to be presented during the Jan. 15 town council meeting. More...

Bama coach gets lost in Jackson

Sandra Lofton, a clerk at the Jackson Shell Station, got a surprise visit from Alabama Crimson Tide Coach Nick Saban Monday, Feb. 8, when he came in the store asking for directions back to Tuscaloosa. More...

Open house planned at new library

The public is invited to attend an open house at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson, Friday, Feb. 26 from 3-6 p.m. More...

News

Cattlemen conduct annual meetings

The Cattlemen’s Associations of Clarke and Washington counties conducted their annual meetings last week. Above, the Washington County Cattlemen’s Association’s meeting was Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Chatom Community Center. More...

Remains identified as Thomasville man

According to a report in Wednesday’s Mobile Press Register, the remains of a man found more than a year ago in Choctaw County have been identified as a Thomasville man. Christopher Randolph Hill was reportedly last seen Aug. More...

Man critical following gunshot to head

Jackson Police were called to the Coffeeville Road residence of a man who is now in critical condition in a Mobile hospital from a gunshot wound to his head, believed to be self-inflicted. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

‘Check out’ children’s library The children’s library at White Smith Memorial Library is now open. Books are available for check out with a library card. More...

AREA ANNOUNCEMENTS

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...

Editorials

Editor’s Notes

Emergency frequencies are not for play

Those of you who listen to scanners may have noticed during the past week that someone not authorized to talk on the Jackson Police frequency has been doing so. More...

Letter to the Editor

Recent school board purchase causes concern

A couple of weeks ago, the Clarke County Board of Education purchased a $14,990 GMC Yukon to add to its fleet of vehicles for the superintendent and his staff’s use. On the surface, this may appear to be a normal routine purchase. More...

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People

Gangone - Hundley vows exchanged

Jennifer Elizabeth Hundley and Lucas Gangone were united in marriage in an evening ceremony in Adairsville, Ga. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. More...

Marks to be honored with retirement reception

Margaret Marks will be honored at a reception Saturday, Feb. 13 on the occasion of her retirement from PowerSouth in Leroy after 30 years of employment. More...

White Smith Memorial Library celebrating Black History Month

There are numerous books available at the White Smith Memorial Library by African American authors to assist in celebrating Black History Month. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Hayle Gordon, 19, of Millry was arrested Feb. 1 and charged with DUI. Bond was set at $1,000. (Chatom PD) *Eric L. More...