April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ALDOT to move McVay Road/U.S. 43 intersection

The Alabama Department of Transportation is planning to realign a short portion of County Route 3 (the McVay Road) and its intersection with Highway 43 when it begins the five-laning of 43 from that point southward toward Jackson. More...

Special Sections

Church

First Baptist Adult Choir to present ‘The Risen Christ’

The First Baptist Church of Jackson has announced two upcoming events celebrating Easter. The Adult Choir will be presenting an Easter musical entitled “The Risen Christ” on Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m., at the church. More...

Jackson First United Methodist announces Lenten services

Several special Lenten services are planned at the First United Methodist Church of Jackson. The Chancel Choir will present an Easter concert on Palm Sunday, April 17 at 4 p.m. A covered dish supper will follow the concert. More...

Church Calendar

Revival concludes at Greater Pilgrim Rest The Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs spring revival services continued through Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Guest speaker was the Rev. More...

Education

Second grade

Second grade April “Students of the Month” at Gillmore Elementary School are: Kai Qualls, Coner Porter, Leasia Bryant, Hannah Wade, Maggie Carlisle, Jordan Toliver, Terra Anderson and Mar More...

First grade

April “Students of the Month” from first grade at Gillmore Elementary School are: Jamesha Slater, Hannah Tanner, Jorja Conerly, Jimilya Martin, Jon Griffin Barnes, Jesse Jones, Dawson Hyd More...

Kindergarten

Gillmore Elementary School “Students of the Month” from kindergarten are: Alyssa Clark, Yong Ni, Ethan Milton, Stacey Boykin, Aiden Moore, Carter Davis, Macie Arrington, Emalee Thomas, Ca More...

Sports

Jackson Little League Opening Day

Photos by Charie Tillman More...

Aggies whip Hillcrest-Evergreen in key area matchup

The Jackson High Aggies improved to 16-8 on the season and 4-2 in area play as they swept the Jaguars of Hillcrest-Evergreen last week. In game three of the series, JHS won 11-3 as Caleb Anderson earned the win. More...

Lady Aggies get win over Lady Tigers

The Jackson High School Lady Aggies, for the first time in several seasons, knocked off area and county foe Thomasville 6-2 last Thursday in Thomasville. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 5-12 include: Tonya Renee Odom, 27, manufacturing of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, drug paraphernalia second offense, $111,500 bond, arrested by Clark More...

Plaque dedicated in memory of local icons

On Saturday, April 9 in the Jackson City Hall Council Chambers, Mayor Richard Long unveiled a plaque dedicated in the memory of Troy Jones, Ed Harris, Ray Overstreet, Tom Deas and Billy Jones. More...

McIntosh man charged in fatal hit and run

A teenager is dead and a McIntosh man has been charged as the result of a hit and run that occurred Wednesday, April 6, near McIntosh. According to Alabama State Troopers, Justin Howard, 15, of McIntosh was killed around 8:50 p.m. More...

News

New bid amount approved for Jackson fire station

During its March 12 meeting, the Jackson City Council approved a $1,644,963 bid for the construction of a new downtown fire station. More...

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA in Calvert announces start of coated production

ThyssenKrupp Steel USA has announced that on Thursday, March 31 it marked another milestone as it produced its first coated prime coil on hot dip galvanizing line (HDGL) number 1, which has since been running in steady operation. More...

Grove Hill teen tells police of alleged attack in Jackson

According to Jackson Police reports, a Grove Hill teenager and passengers in his vehicle reported being attacked by a group of men, Saturday, April 9, while in Jackson. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS Class of 1978 reunion meeting There will be a Jackson High School Class of 1978 reunion meeting on Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m., at the Fish House. More...

Editorials

Get out, clean it up and be proud

EDITOR’S NOTES

This Saturday kicks off the annual statewide spring cleanup sponsored by the Alabama Chapter of People Against a Littered State (PALS). A number of cleanups are planned in Clarke County during the upcoming week. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Plaque depicting local icons, in itself, tells a story

Dear Editor: I would like to express my appreciation and heart felt thanks to all of those who contributed to the plaque for Troy Jones, Billy Jones, Ray Overstreet, Tom Deas and Ed Harris. The plaque in itself told a story. More...

People

Miller - Parnell to wed May 14

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller of Millry announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Rachel Hope, to Jacob Sherrill Parnell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Parnell of Tibbie. More...

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to kick off Jackson’s clean-up Saturday

Random Ramblings

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its anti-litter campaign April 16 and will continue through April 23. It coincides with the PALS “Spring Clean-Up” which is scheduled for Saturday, April 16. More...

Slayton-Noble honored at prenuptial parties

Brooke Slayton, brideelect of Justin Noble, was honored with a miscellaneous shower at Gillmore Elementary School on Wednesday, March 30. More...