January 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

MLK Day events planned

A number of events are planned for the Jan. 17 observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in memory of the slain civil rights leader and what he stood for. More...

Special Sections

Church

Money for ministry

Motorists driving near the Jackson Walmart on Walker Springs Road, Monday, were given the opportunity to stop and purchase a “tail” in support of their favorite college football team. More...

‘STL Rally’ scheduled at First Assembly of God

On Wednesday, Jan. 19, First Assembly of God in Jackson will be hosting the Demopolis Section “Speed The Light (STL)” rally. More...

Heed the call to go

Spiritual Beliefs

Now the Lord said to Abram, "Go forth from your country, And from your relatives And from your father's house, To the land which I will show you; (Genesis 12:1) More...

Editorials

U.S. Constitution is back in vogue

Viewpoints

Gary Palmer Guest Columnist More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Robert E. Lee remembered as a man of ‘untarnished character’

Dear Editor: Our state will observe a holiday on Jan. 17 for Confederate General Robert E. Lee whose actual birthday is January 19. Someone has said that if the Protestant South had a patron saint, it would be Robert Edward Lee. More...

People

Clolinger-Richardson announce engagement

Nancy Clolinger of Jackson and Randy Richardson of State Line, Miss., formerly of Mobile, announce their engagement and forthcoming wedding. Miss Clolinger is the daughter of the late Edward and Janie B. Clolinger. Mr. More...

I think I am going to enjoy my Christmas gift

Random Ramblings

My spouse and I usually start asking each other about the first of November what we wish to receive for Christmas. More...

Stork Report

Daniel Drury Powell VI Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Drury “Dru” Powell V (nee Jenilee Slayton) of Orange Beach announce the birth of a son, Daniel Drury “Dane” Powell VI, Dec. 27, 2010, 12:43 p.m. More...

Arizona shooting leads to change at Jackson City Council meetings

In light of the shooting, Saturday, that critically injured a U.S. Congresswoman in Arizona and claimed six lives, has led to increased police protection during public meetings conducted at Jackson City Hall. More...

Trucking company takes over old G-1 Mechanical building

P&S Transportation, Inc. has opened a new transportation terminal just below McIntosh on Highway 43 at the location formerly occupied by G-1 Mechanical Company. More...

Former Jackson Police Chief retires from U.S. Marshals Service

Bill Taylor, who served as police chief of Jackson for more than 20 years, recently retired as head of the U.S. Marshals Service’s Mobile office. More...

News

JPD reports burglaries and thefts

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a number of burglaries and thefts, including an automobile reported stolen from a local dealer. •According to police reports, a burglary was reported Jan. More...

Wreck results in minor injuries

An automobile collision, Tuesday, Jan. 11, around 10:37 a.m., resulted in what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries for two people. More...

Wins contest

Shane Roberts (right) of Jackson was the winner of The South Alabamian’s Bowl Game Contest. Out of 44 participants Roberts only missed one; he picked Arkansas to beat Ohio State. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Clean up day at Wagarville park There will be a clean up day in the Wagarville Community Park on Monday, Jan. 17 beginning at 9 a.m. All park supporters are encouraged to come out and help with the clean up. Indian Artifact Show Sunday, Jan. 16 More...

Education

Honor band concert features outstanding high school musicians

The University of Mobile Honor Band will present a free concert Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. in Ram Hall on the university's campus. More...

Weaver sisters take leadership roles at Univ. of Southern Miss

Leanna Weaver and Kristin Weaver, of Jackson, are members of Delta Gamma at the University of Southern Mississippi. The sisters have each taken on leadership roles within the chapter. Leanna has been selected to serve as vice president: programming. More...

January ‘Citizens of the Month’

Students from each class at Jackson Intermediate School who exhibit the characteristics and integrity associated with good citizenship are recognized as “Citizens of the Month” by faculty More...

Sports

There is need for rivalry in the world of sports

SPORTS SCENE

The games have come and gone. There were winners and there were losers. The doomsday pundits made the prediction that Hell would freeze over before Auburn won a football championship. It snowed in Tuscaloosa the day before the big game. More...

Holly announces upcoming chamber of commerce events

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Director LaShaunda Holly recently announced the following upcoming events: •The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. More...

Kelly leaving JHS for Saraland

The Jackson Aggies will be looking to fill the position of head football coach and athletics director after Jeff Kelly resigned from those duties late last week. More...

For the Record

Washington County Sheriff’s Report

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported the following arrests during the past week: *Brandy Johnston Weaver, 32, of McIntosh was arrested Jan. 4 on a warrant and held for the Harrison County, Miss. Sheriff’s Department. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 4-11 include: James Stacy Daniels, 39, resisting arrest, $1,000 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Records

Marriage license applications More...