December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bradford seeks second term on Commission

Clarke County Commissioner Karen Bradford has qualified for re-election to the District 2 seat in the March 13 Democratic primary. Bradford says she enjoys serving the public and considers it an honor to represent the people of Clarke county. More...

McIntosh Christmas Parade is Saturday

Mcintosh’s first ever Christmas parade is planned for this Saturday at 9 a.m. It will begin at town hall and proceed south to McIntosh High School. The public is invited to attend. More...

Special Sections

Church

Christmas day service at FUMC

The First United Methodist Church will celebrate the birth of Christ with a morning worship service on Christmas morning at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Created to worship Him!

Psalm 135:1 “Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord; praise him, o ye servants of the Lord.” More...

Church Calendar

136th anniversary at Wayman Chapel A.M.E. All in the community are invited to worship with the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in Whatley as they celebrate their 136th church anniversary on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Education

O’Neal graduates from Southern Miss

Cameron O’Neal of Jackson received a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary study from the University of Southern Mississippi during graduation ceremonies on its Hattiesburg campus Friday, Dec. 16. More...

Gillmore Elementary ‘Students of the Month’

Second grade students at Gillmore Elementary chosen as December “Students of the Month” are: Timothy Williams, Savanna Sellers, Walter Taylor Jr., Brooke Hensley, Alexzia Jones, Kameron R More...

Christmas benefit presented

T-Pac, The Performing Arts Club at Leroy High School presented their annual Christmas Benefit Show on Dec.13. Mrs. Anita Dees is the director and producer. More...

Sports

JHS basketball in full swing; girls 2-2, boys 1-3

The Jackson High School Aggies and Lady Aggies basketball teams kicked off the season on Nov. 15. As of Friday, following both teams’ losses to McIntosh, the boys’ record stood at 1-3 and the girls’ record was 2-2. More...

JA varsity boys take third in local tourney

Jackson Academy’s boys’ basketball team placed third in the JA Invitational Tournament last week. In the opener, the Eagles dropped a 28-27 decision to South Choctaw Academy on Friday. More...

Places third

The Judson College Equestrian Team traveled to Greenwood, S.C. on Nov. 19-20 to compete at Lander University with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. More...

A visit from Santa

Santa Claus and some of his helpers made an appearance in Jackson Friday, Dec. 9, during the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade. More...

Three men charged with multiple thefts in WashCo

Three Mississippi men were arrested Wednesday, Dec. 7 in Washington County and face multiple charges in the alleged thefts of several automobiles and farm equipment. More...

JFD Firefighter of the Year

The Jackson Fire Department named Mitch Shoultz as the 2011 Firefighter of the Year during its annual Christmas dinner Monday, Dec. 12. More...

Parade today to honor championship teams

There will be a parade honoring the teams today (Thursday) starting at 3:30 p.m. from the Hibbett Sports parking lot to city hall. The teams, cheerleaders and band will be in the parade. More...

News

WashCo commissioner wants to hire personnel manager

At the Nov. 28 Washington County Commission meeting, Commissioner Carl Simpson, District 4, raised objections to the county engineer’s recommendation for the road and bridge secretary position. More...

JFD awards

Full Story

Jackson City Pound’s Web site up and running

The City of Jackson's Animal Control Department now has its Web site up and running for those looking to adopt a dog. The site also features a link to Petfinder.com provided in cooperation with the Pine City Veterinary Clinic. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

McIntosh Rescue Squad Memorial Christmas Tree The McIntosh Rescue Squad is once again sponsoring a Memorial Christmas Tree. More...

Editorials

Congress Reports

Gulf leaders make case for oil spill restoration funds

A year and a half after the devastating Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent six-month fouling of our Gulf waters and beaches, our region’s leaders are asking that the Gulf states not be left out when penalty fines are collected from thos More...

ECI has a lot to be thankful for this year

Dear Editor, We have so much to be thankful for this year at ECI. More...

An apple to GES’ Teacher of the Year

Dear Editor, An apple to Gillmore Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year. Congratulations Vickie Burge. More...

People

Hentschel - Johnston wedding plans announced

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hentschel of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Carli Virginia, to Connie Claiborne Johnston III, son of Ellen Williams of Peavey’s Landing and Claiborne Johnston of Sims Chapel. More...

Stephens-Drinkard announce final plans

Emily Megan Stephens and Matthew Cory Drinkard have announced their final wedding plans. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at 6 o’clock in the evening at the First Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

‘Scenes of the Season’ at First Baptist St. Stephens December 18, 19 and 20

The First Baptist Church of St. Stephens will host a live walk-through nativity, “Scenes of the Season”, Sunday, Dec. 18, Monday, Dec. 19 and Tuesday, Dec. 20. Performances will be at 6 and 7 p.m. each evening. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 6-13 include: Richard Orlando Miles, 34, two counts failure to appear, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...