December 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Names ‘Officer of the Year’

McIntosh Police Cpl. Recko House (left) is congratulated by Chief Mike Ready for being named the department’s 2011 Officer of the Year. “Cpl. More...

ClarkeCo BOE offers guidelines for gifts to teachers

The Clarke County Board of Education adopted a resolution at its Dec. 15 meeting offering guidelines for students giving teachers and other public employees gifts. More...

Special Sections

Church

Christmas Eve Service

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church welcomes all to come and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. St. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

As you celebrate Christmas, thank God for life-changing gifts

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16) Christmas 2011 is here. More...

Church Calendar

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services at First Presbyterian The Rev. Terry Blevins and the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson will celebrate Christmas at an 11 a.m, service. Sunday School will begin at 9:30. More...

Editorials

Correction

In last week’s story about the Rockville Community academic excellence program the following names were mispelled: Latra Brown should have been Latia Brown, Timilya Martin should have been Jimilya Martin and Margrett Jackson should have been Ma More...

EDITOR’S NOTES

Remember the less fortunate this Christmas

Each year during the Christmas season I have shared a story from my childhood that comes to mind during the holidays. More...

Taxpayers should be thanked for money allocated to schools

Dear Editor: More...

People

Receives 50- year Mason pin

Harry Harrell, of Jackson, is presented with his 50-year Mason pin by his mother Willie Grace Findley during a special ceremony conducted Monday, Dec. 19 at Santa Fe Lodge No. 226. More...

Potter - Lyda vows exchanged

Dustin Potter and Jenny Lyda were united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at an 11:00 morning ceremony. The intimate family ceremony took place on the grounds of the Kimbell House in Jackson. The Rev. Marion O. More...

Operation Santa Claus donation

St. Peter's Episcopal Church recently donated toys to Operation Santa Claus at the Jackson Police Dept. Above are Leah and Nathan Ott, representing St. More...

Shots fired during fight at Jackson VFW clubhouse

Jackson Police responded to a report of a fight during which shots were fired, and several people were injured Saturday, Dec. 17, around 11:55 p.m. at a party taking place at the VFW clubhouse on Club Wiley Road. More...

Arrests made in Whatley home invasion

Two men were arrested Dec. 14 and charged with the Dec. 10 invasion and armed robbery of a Whatley resident in his home, according to the Clarke County Sheriff's Department. More...

Robinson seeks election to former Clarke County Commission post

Jesse Robinson is seeking election to a fourth term as Clarke County Commissioner representing District 4. More...

News

Toys distributed

The Jackson Police Department conducted its annual Operation Christmas toy distribution Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the DuBose Complex across from Ace Hardware. Above, from left, Latrice S. More...

Stolen utility trailers sold to Grove Hill scrap yard

A Clarke County woman and juvenile face charges after an investigation led to their arrests for the alleged thefts of several utility trailers. More...

One charged in burglary

An investigation began on Dec. 5 into a burglary of a residence on Piney Woods Road. It was discovered that the residence was broken into while the family had been in Mobile for several days with a sick child. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Holiday Cookbooks by Clarke County Extension The Clarke County Extension Office has its annual Holiday Cookbooks available for the upcoming holidays. This year’s cookbook features a wide array of Thanksgiving and Christmas dishes. More...

Education

4th graders donate toys

Mrs. Doggett's 4th grade class at Jackson Intermediate School donated toys to less fortunate children this year for Christmas. Mrs. More...

Keahey to propose legislation to allow teachers, education employees to receive gifts

Senate Minority Whip Marc Keahey (D-Grove Hill) announced today that he will be introducing a bill in the coming legislative session that clarifies the ethics law and allows teachers and other education employees to receive gifts from students and pa More...

Sports

Jackson teams honored with ‘Parade of Champions’

Photos by Evan Carden More...

Writer’s Association picks backs and linemen finalists

The Alabama Sports Writers Association has chosen the three back and three lineman of the year finalists for the 2011 high school football season. More...

Former JHS basketball coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Jackson High School basketball coach Ned Harbuck joins 11 major contributors to prep athletics in Alabama who have been selected to the 22nd class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame. More...

For the Record

WashCo Sheriff reports multiple drug arrests

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department reported a total of five drug arrests during the past weekend. More...

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Dec. 13-20 include: Jonathan Lamont Bettis, 31, failure to pay, display of invalid insurance, $746 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff's Dept. More...