May 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘National Night Out’ in planning stages

On Tuesday, Aug. 3, neighborhoods throughout Jackson will join thousands of communities nationwide for the annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. More...

Special Sections

Church

Spiritual Beliefs

Attitude determines actions

Romans 8:6 (NAS) “For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace.”   More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

‘Walk for Life’   next Saturday, May 15   More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

‘Walk for Life’ next Saturday, May 15   More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Oil spill control and clean-up are top priorities

On Friday, British Petroleum (BP) lowered a 100 ton pollution control chamber, 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico in order to stem the oil flow that has gushed from a damaged well for over two weeks now. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Letter to the Editor

Thanks to all who helped with RFL

Dear Editor, On behalf of the Jackson Relay For Life Committee, I would like to thank everyone who assisted with the 2010 Jackson Relay For Life "Characters For A Cure" event this past Saturday, May 8, 2010.   More...

Sports

Double duty athlete

Left, Jimmy Martin (No. 71), a 2009 graduate of Jackson High School, is making his mark as a collegiate athlete. Before graduating last year, he signed a football scholarship with Concordia College in Selma. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of May 4- 11 include:   Markeus Demonta Bivins, 23, fraudulent use credit/debit card, giving false identification to a police officer, possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia 2n More...

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week:   •Nicholas O’Neal, 30, of Chatom was arrested May 3 and charged with third degree domestic violence. Bond was set at $1,000. More...

Larry Odom retiring as Millry principal

On June 30, Larry Odom, principal at Millry High School, will retire officially from a career in public education, which spans 41 years and three months.   More...

Bears play for state title

Leroy first baseman Clifton Covington takes a throw last Friday against Mobile Christian. The Bears lost 5-4 in game one of the championship series, Tuesday night, to Mars Hill Bible. More...

Jackson Relay For Life a success

Jackson’s Relay for Life raised a total of $47,100, which will be used for the fight against cancer.   The Boise team raised the most money. More...

News

Toddtown business owner questions city’s policies

Michael Pugh, the owner of a Toddtown wrecker service, questioned the City of Jackson’s policies on wrecker rotation and hiring practices at the police department during Tuesday’s city council meeting.   More...

Computer class graduates

Those who completed a three-week computer basics class were awarded their certificates Thursday, May 6 at Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC) in Jackson. More...

Mayor Long urges census participation

During his comments at the Tuesday, May 11, meeting of the Jackson City Council, Mayor Richard Long urged those who have not participated in the U.S. Census to do so when census takers come to their doors.   More...

Education

Perine graduates from Bishop State

Charles Mark Perine, son of Geraldine and Jim Perine of Jackson, received an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Funeral Services at Bishop State Community College on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.   More...

Students visit Dauphin Island

Jackson Academy 5th and 6th grade students recently visited the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and Estuary. Students had a first-hand experience of the recent disaster in the Gulf. More...

JIS names ‘Citizens of the Month’

The Jackson Intermediate School “Citizens of the Month” for May have been recognized at JIS.  More...

People

Engagement announced for Miss Ivey - Mr. Atkins

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ivey of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hicks of Mobile announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Peyton Ivey, to Trey Atkins. Mr. Atkins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Atkins of Bay Minette.   More...

Jackson-Knight to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jackson Jr. of Walker Springs announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lakeitha Temeke, to Renard Demond Knight, son of Ms. Marcelene H. Dennis of Mobile and the late Bobby Knight Jr. More...

Jones-Pugh announce May 29 wedding plans

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Jones of Wetumpka announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Jeanette, to Jacob Scott “Jake” Pugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Pugh of Jackson. More...