August 12, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Dutch journalists visit Jackson

A Dutch couple who work as freelance journalists, traveling the globe writing about poverty, paid a visit to Jackson the weekend of July 31.   More...

ABC agent charged in thefts

A lieutenant with the Alabama Alcohol Beverage Control Board (ABC) has been arrested and charged with stealing cash from the agency.   Andy David Lard, 30, was arrested Friday and charged with five counts of theft of property, second degree. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

New Bible study   at Cathedral of Praise   Bro. Johnny Staples of Laurel, Miss., will conduct a Bible study on “A Walk Through the Tabernacle,” at the Cathedral of Praise on Highway 43 in Sunflower. Classes will be Aug. More...

Be still and hear God’s gentle whisper

Spiritual Beliefs

Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”   More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

2010 JHS Aggie   football info   Season tickets for the 2010 Jackson Aggie football games are on sale now for $60 per seat. The pass will admit the holder to six home games. More...

Editorials

Citizens should decide on city school system

EDITOR’S NOTES   Tuesday, Jackson Mayor Richard Long presented the council with a consideration for a feasibility study for a city school system in Jackson. The council will vote on allowing the study at its next meeting Aug. 24.   More...

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Full Story

Pressing BP for claims payments

Congress Reports

Given the cavalier attitude of BP’s corporate brass, it is obvious the oil company thinks that by plugging its Macondo oil well - which has gushed uncontrollably for nearly three months – it has also capped the urgency of an economic cri More...

For the Record

Clarke Co. deeds, marriage licenses

Marriage license applications   Patrick Ashe Powell, to Bridgett Bonner Pezent; Mark Antonio Chaney, to Cassandra Lanette King. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Aug. 3-10 include:   Michael Washington, 48, burglary third degree, probation violation, $7,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...

Clarke County Grand Jury returns 257 felony indictments

Two hundred and fifty-seven criminal indictments were issued by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week out of 286 presentations by District Attorney Spencer Walker and his staff. One hundred ninety of the 257 were felonies and 70 were misdemeanors. More...

Looking Back

Old Photo Treasures

Benny Dumas, Ivy Dumas, Bill Spurlin, Tom Spurlin and Jerry Dumas, owners of Dumas Upholstery, that was in Jackson in the early ’60s. More...

Jackson to study moving to city school system

The idea of Jackson moving to a city school system has been tossed around several years and was brought up during Tuesday’s Jackson City Council meeting.   More...

Clarke BOE members reject Pugh’s recommendations

Clarke County school board members went against Superintendent Woodie Pugh’s recommendation on two items last Thursday— assistant football coaches as well as his choice for a new science teacher at Jackson Middle School.   More...

Fire damages Wagarville home

A fire shortly after 2 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 10, heavily damaged the U.S. Highway 43, Wagarville home of Linda and Jim Ready. More...

Evacuation bus driver training to be conducted at Fort Guy French

By mandate of Gov. Bob Riley, evacuation bus driver training will be conducted by members of the Alabama National Guard at Fort Guy French in Jackson this weekend.   More...

News

Chatom man faces drug distribution charges

A three to four month undercover operation by agents with First Judicial Drug Task Force led to the Aug. 4 arrest of a Chatom man on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance charges.   More...

Donates to JFD

Walmart Personnel Manager Lisa McRae presents a $1,000 donation to Jackson Fire Department Captain Mike Furr. The money will go toward the purchase of a much-needed multi-gas monitor. More...

Forged checks land Jackson man in jail

A Jackson man was arrested July 28 on warrants charging him with second degree possession of a forged instrument. More...

Education

LHS students attend summer music camp

Several students from Leroy High School attended Troy University’s Sound of the South summer music camp. Those attending included the dance line, color guard and drum major. More...

WashCo School System makes AYP, FHS does not

At the Aug. 5 Washington County School Board meeting, Superintendent Tim Savage presented a computer presentation of how the system’s schools performed in regard to Average Yearly Progress (AYP).   More...

ClarkeCo schools only system in state cited for improvement needs

Clarke County was the only school system in the state to be cited for School Improvement needs in the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. More...

Sports

Completes fourth golf tour

Jesse Grimes (right), 13, of St. Stephens, recently completed his fourth season on the Jimmy Green Junior Golf Tour in Mobile. More...

People

Wood receives Paul Harris Fellow

Rotary Club of Jackson President Steve James recently presented club member Donice Wood with a Paul Harris Award. More...

McKenzie-House to wed Saturday

Dave McKenzie of Jackson announces the forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Mary Jean, to Recko Martin House, son of Mr. and Mrs. Houston House of Jackson.   Miss McKenzie is also the daughter of the late Ethel L. McKenzie. More...

Madison Grace Newton

Mr. and Mrs. Justin Newton (nee Kimberly Danielle Webb) of Thomasville announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Grace, July 26, 2010, 8:03 a.m., at Jackson Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz. and was 17-1/2 inches in length.   More...

Senior Living

Cell phone coaching class for seniors

AT&T will partner with Record & Sound Shop/Radio Shack to offer a cell phone coaching class for senior citizens, Aug. 31, 9 a.m.-noon at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson.   More...