March 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Citizen of the Year’ to be honored tonight

Jackson Citizen of the Year Brian Jemison will be honored tonight (Thursday) at the annual banquet, sponsored by the Jackson Rotary Club. The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center. More...

Moore wants second term as sheriff

Clarke County Sheriff Bobby Moore is seeking reelection to a second term. Moore was elected in 2006. He had been a sheriff’s deputy since 1990 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1998. More...

Steiner seeks full WashCo BOE term

Lillie Steiner is a candidate for Washington County School Board, District 2, which includes Leroy High School and McIntosh Elementary School. Steiner brings a strong managerial-business background to the board, as well as financial experience. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

First Assembly presents ‘The Trashman’ First Assembly of God and ONE99 student ministries will present “The Trashman” April 4 at 10:45 a.m. in the church’s Family Life Center. More...

Jackson First Assembly to host Easter Extravaganza April 4

First Assembly of God will host an Easter Extravaganza Sunday, April 4 at 2 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be 4,000 eggs hidden, free popcorn, cokes, and a large inflatable slide and bouncer for children 12 years of age and younger. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Jesus did it all for you and me

But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 (NIV) More...

Editorials

EDITOR’S NOTES

It makes sense to participate in U.S. Census

During Tuesday’s Jackson City Council meeting, Councilman Paul South said he had heard a number of people express concerns about the U.S. Census, currently under way. Some believe the government intends to use the census to track them. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Congratulations, JMS scholars!

Wow! Jackson Middle School’s team won top honors in the 13th annual Bay Area Scholastic Challenge Super Tournament held last week at the University of South Alabama in Mobile! More...

People

Giuliani - Burnette announce wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond A. Giuliani Jr. of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Meredith Cathleen, to Bradley Burnette. Mr. Burnette is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Burnette of Jackson. More...

July wedding planned for Ladner - Recore

Lynne Coleman and Thomas Gerald Coleman Jr. of Decatur and formerly of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Michelle Ladner, to Thomas Vincent Recore, son of Eugene Thomas Recore and Mary Gail Recore of Ocean Springs, Miss. More...

Holland - Tarver to wed April 3

Amber Lynn Holland, daughter of Darryl W. Holland of Vinegar Bend and the late Anita Gay Holland, will wed John Henry Tarver, son of Helen and Robert Tarver of Wagarville. More...

No opposition voiced at Chatom alcohol hearing

The town officials of Chatom conducted a public meeting on March 22 to answer questions about the upcoming June 1 alcohol referendum. The Chatom Planning Commission passed out maps showing the C-Zone where alcohol could be sold. More...

Pickin’ at the park

The St. Stephens Music Festival was March 19-21 at St. Stephens Historical Park. Area musicians gathered for informal pickin’ sessions throughout the weekend. More...

JMS team takes top spot at scholastic competition

For the first time, Jackson Middle School won top honors in the 13th annual Bay Area Scholastic Challenge Super Tournament conducted on the campus of the University of South Alabama. More...

Paul looks to fill Clarke Coroner spot

Brack Paul has qualified as a Democratic candidate for the office of Clarke County Coroner. Paul, a Clarke County native, moved back home four years ago after a 36-year career as an airline pilot. He lives in Allen. More...

Jackson vying for Clarke County Sheriff’s Office

Michael R. Jackson has announced his candidacy for Clarke County Sheriff. Jackson has served on the Clarke County Sheriff's Department since 2007 beginning as a booking officer, then deputy sheriff and now currently a reserve deputy. More...

News

Couple charged with possession of steroids and pot

A South Carolina couple faces drug charges following a traffic stop by Jackson Police Sgt. Josh Garrett. According to Jackson Police reports, Sgt. More...

Mayor and council urge participation in Census

During the Tuesday, March 23 meeting of the Jackson City Council, Councilman Paul South said he had been hearing unfounded complaints from citizens who were questioning participation in the U.S. Census, which is currently under way. More...

Wilbert Dixon appointed to replace Middleton on McIntosh Town Council

During its monthly meeting, March 9, the McIntosh Town Council voted to appoint Wilbert Dixon to fill the District 1, Place 1 council seat left vacant by the death of Councilman Joe Middleton, who died Jan. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Swim team seeks members The Jackson Swim Team is currently seeking members, ages 4-18, for the 2010 swim season. Families must be members of the Jackson Facility Committee (H.W. Pearce Memorial Park). More...

Education

JMS district scholastic winners

The Jackson Middle School scholastic B-team was recognized for recently winning second place at the district competition in Brewton. The team competed against eight other teams from the region. More...

UM announces fall 2009 Dean’s and President’s lists

The University of Mobile has released the Dean's and President’s lists for the 2009 fall academic period. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must maintain a 3.5 grade-point average or higher while enrolled as a full-time student. More...

Honor roll students announced at JA

Students achieving the all A or all A/B honor rolls have been announced by Jackson Academy for the third nine-week grading period. More...

Sports

CCHS wins T’ville series

The Clarke County High School Bulldogs won both games of a Friday doubleheader to win a key area series over the Thomasville Tigers at Gerald H. Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill. More...

Sports Scene

Big NCAA dance full of surprises

No disrespect to anyone or any school, but the NCAA men’s basketball tournament may be the most Democratic thing about our country. More...

Aggies remain perfect in area play

The top-ranked 4A Jackson High Aggies rolled through the Millry Wildcats 12-0 Monday afternoon. J.D. Mitchell had a 2-run homer and an RBI single. Jeremy Armstead and Jo Jo Jackson each had two hits and two RBI. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Willie F. Williams, 51, of Coffeeville was arrested March 15 and charged with reckless driving. Bond was set at $500. *Arron H. More...

ClarkeCo Records

Property deeds listed Dated March 10-17 Nathaniel Collins Jr., to Lorenzo Collins. Nuss Lumber Co., Inc., to First United Security Bank. Bradford Properties, LLC, to Earl Terry James Sr. Pearl S. Lewis, to James F. Lewis. Pearl S. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 16-23 include: Jami Carol Samples, 24, drug court, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...