February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Party in the streets!

Thousands of spectators turned out, Friday, Feb. 18, for Jackson’s first ever Mardi Gras parade sponsored by the Jackson Women’s League. More...

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Church

Women in Winter Ministry to meet at Stave Creek Baptist

The Women in Winter Ministry will meet on Wednesday, March 2 at 10 a.m., at the Stave Creek Baptist Church located on Coffeeville Road in Jackson Evelyn Jackson and the Springfield Methodist Singers of Salitpa are slated to sing. More...

Dr. Paul Carlisle to speak Sunday at First Baptist Church

Dr. Paul Carlisle, Christian counselor and life coach, will be the guest speaker Sunday, Feb. 27 at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services at the First Baptist Church of Jackson. Dr. Carlisle will address the theme of spiritual warfare. More...

Church Calendar

Red Springs Assembly to host revival The Red Springs Assembly Church will host a revival Monday through Friday, Feb. 28-March 4, at 7:15 nightly. Special guests will be The Millikan Family. Bro. Jerry Turner, pastor, (205) 673-2284 and Bro. More...

Editorials

Many on Gulf Coast still suffering from failed BP claims process

Congress Reports

The one year anniversary of the tragic BP oil spill is fast approaching. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Lost wallet proves Jackson is a good place to live

Dear Editor: I want to thank the Jackson’s Womens League for sponsoring Jackson’s first Mardi Gras Parade. Thanks to the many participants and law enforcement who made the parade a safe, fun and successful event for Jackson. More...

People

Mr. and Mrs. Holder celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Holder of Jackson celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. The couple was married by the Rev. R.P. Cochran. Mrs. Holder is the former Minnie Mae Carlisle. More...

CCARC Annual Spring Jubilee is Saturday, April 2

CCARC is gearing up for the 13th Annual Spring Jubilee on Saturday, April 2. This year’s theme is “Smokin’ in the Pines”. Scheduled Events More...

TCDC Mardi Gras king and queen selected

The Toddtown Community Development Center has selected Sonya and Maze Stallworth as the 2010-2011 Mardi Gras Queen and King. More...

Financial woes may spell end for Coffeeville school

Approximately 200 to 250 concerned citizens, teachers and others turned out last Thursday to hear Superintendent Woodie Pugh and Custodian of Funds Carmen Rotch highlight the difficulties of keeping Coffeeville High School open as finances continue t More...

Spat ensues over water tank for WashCo business park

There was a great deal of back and forth talk between Washington County commissioners Herman Williams and Carl Simpson about providing a raised water tank for fire protection for 80 acres designated an Advantage Site (industrial park) near McIntosh d More...

Man claims to be victim of strong-arm robbery

A Jackson man claims he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery around 1 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 19. More...

News

Motion dies for Cane Creek bridge guardrail

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone who has been lobbying for guardrails for a Cane Creek bridge culvert on County Route 1 for several weeks now, saw his motion to spend $12,800 on guardrails die for lack of a second at Tuesday’s commissio More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 15-22 include: Kevin Lamar Pritchett, 18, distribution of a controlled substance, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Clarke-Washington EMC turns 75

On March 2, 1936, Clarke-Washington EMC was formed as an electric cooperative to bring electric service to rural south-west Alabama. The incorporators of the cooperative were Joe C. McCorquodale Sr. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Storm Spotter training at Clarke County EMA More...

Education

Marks chosen Miss JMS

Jackson Middle School conducted its annual Miss JMS pageant on Jan. 27. This year’s winner was Madison Marks. More...

Essay contest winner

Luke Scurlock, 8th grade student in Solid Rock Christian Home School, was a winner in the Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest for the 6th District VFW. The 6th district encompasses seven counties. More...

Historical Society to hear about Rosenwald Schools

The Clarke County Historical Society meets this Sunday, Feb. 27 at Grove Hill Town Hall to hear a program titled, “Thank you, Mr. Rosenwald: A Chapter from the History of Alabama Education and African-American Education in the South.” More...

Sports

Baseball started Monday, softball to follow soon

JHS Aggies see mix of youth, experience

The Jackson Aggies will be a diverse mix of experience and youth as they look to go past their 25-8 record from 2010. We have some experience and a lot of youth on this team,” Head Coach Jason Jones said. More...

CCHS Bulldogs return bevy of talent for 2011

With one infield position open from last year, and the entire pitching staff returning, expectations are high for the Clarke County High Bulldogs baseball team in 2011. More...

CPS Lady Gators return eight starters off state tournament team

The Clarke Prep School Lady Gators enter the 2011 softball season with a eight of nine returning starters as well as younger players who will be looked on to help. More...