February 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Eight injured in Highway 43 wreck

Eight people were injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment following a collision Sunday, on U.S. Highway 43 in the Leroy area. More...

Black History Tea planned for Feb. 26

The Annual Black History Tea, hosted by the Clarke County Voter’s League, is planned for Feb. 26, 6 p.m., at the Pearce Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

140th anniversary celebration for Cedar Fork Baptist More...

Russell is revival speaker

First Assembly of God will be in revival Sunday and Monday, March 6 and 7, with the Rev. Jon Russell as guest evangelist. The services on Sunday will be at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. More...

Only Christ can fill your life with enduring substance

Spiritual Beliefs

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:2). More...

Editorials

Locals invited to attend Humane Society seminar

Dear Editor: I am extending an invitation to our neighbors in Clarke and surrounding counties who have questions and concerns about animal issues. More...

Political Cartoon

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Shutting down the Joe-Ron Room

Alabama Viewpoint

First, a bit of history: The Alabama State Capitol served as home to the State Legislature until 1985 when lawmakers moved into their newly renovated quarters called The Alabama State House, formerly a building that housed the State Highway Departmen More...

Sports

Powell move big ‘home run’ for JHS

SPORTS SCENE

I guess it can be called one of those surreal moments that you can recall where you were and what you were doing when you heard the news... one of those earth-shattering events that can define a point in time. More...

Aggies fall to Tigers in tourney

Lady Aggies roll to win over Thomasville in title game

The Jackson High Aggies, ranked seventh in Class 4A, blew past the sixth-ranked Class 3A Clarke County Bulldogs 46-33 last Friday night in the first round of the Clarke County Tournament in Thomasville. More...

Jackson Academy Eagles are state bound

Jackson Academy’s boys’ basketball team advanced to the 1A AISA State Basketball Tournament this past weekend by finishing third in the Region 2 tournament. The Eagles will play Dixie Academy today (Thursday), at 4:30 p.m. More...

Auction raises money for RCAC

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Juvenile charged in WashCo truck theft

A 17-year-old Washington County juvenile is accused of stealing a pickup from the Vinegar Bend area and taking it mud riding before being apprehended by authorities. More...

Jackson reports increase in tax revenue

During his comments at the Jackson City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 8, Mayor Richard Long reported that the city’s sales tax revenue had significantly increased when compared to figures from the same time last year. More...

News

Plans for renovations at Jackson Square revealed

Tuesday, Feb. More...

Truckers oppose WashCo Commissioner Williams’ permit/bond system

In a Feb. 7 meeting in which voices were raised and accusations hurled, approximately 100 truckers, voiced strong opposition to Washington County Commissioner Herman Williams’ (district 5) permit/bond system. More...

Commissioner Rhone pushes for guardrails at Cane Creek

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone is adamant that guardrails be put up along a concrete culvert spanning Cane Creek on County Route 1 in the northeastern corner of the county north of Chance, even though the Alabama Department of Transportatio More...

Coming Events

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White Smith Memorial to support local food pantry More...

Education

JA students make donation

Jackson Academy Student Government Association officers, from left: Taylor Carpenter, secretary; JP Allen, president and Matt Beech, vice president, delivered 1,136 items of food to the Rev. More...

Second grade

Gillmore Elementary School second grade students chosen as February “Students of the Month” are: Tyler Thompson, Mia Williams, Luke Corley, Chase Langham, Iyanna Phillips, Jahne Whittaker More...

Raise money for Salvation Army

The Salvation Army had another successful bell ringing season at local schools. The top fund-raising school was Sweet Water High School. Runner-up, Jackson Intermediate School, collected $694.94. More...

People

Sherrer-Dixon to wed April 16

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Sherrer of Hayden announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristen Danielle, to Joshua Franklin Dixon. Mr. Dixon is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dixon of Jackson. More...

Kayla Powell honored at recent bridal showers

Kayla J. Powell, now Mrs. Zachary C. Roberts, has been the honoree of numerous bridal showers in recent months Household Shower The ladies of Stave Creek Baptist Church in Jackson hosted a household shower for Miss Powell on Sunday, Oct. More...

Daspit-Jones vows exchanged

Kelly Jones and Tom Daspit were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 2010. Miss Jones, a native of Jackson, is the daughter of Brenda and Johnnie Jones, and the granddaughter of Joan and Clyde Dolbear and Eldred Jones, all of Jackson. Mr. More...

For the Record

JPD reports arrests of accused shoplifters

Jackson Police reported the arrests of several people last week accused of shoplifting items from several stores in town. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, CVS, Ramey’s Pic-N-Sav and Walmart stores reported thefts. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 1-8 include: Sherwood Parnell, 44, theft of property first degree, $15,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...