February 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

More than 18,000 names appear on Clarke voters’ list

A list of Clarke County’s registered voters is in this week’s edition. The list contains the names of 18,161 voters across the county, according to Probate Judge Valerie Bradford Davis. More...

Mardi Gras parades roll this weekend

Jackson and Chatom will celebrate Mardi Gras this weekend with their annual parades. Jackson Jackson will conduct its second annual Mardi Gras parade and ball, hosted by the Jackson Women’s League this Friday, Feb. 17. More...

Special Sections

Church

Central Baptist reaches out through ministry for the deaf

Central Baptist Church in Dixons Mills and Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, Tenn. want to reach out to the deaf people in the community by establishing a ministry for the deaf. More...

Church Calendar

Forest Avenue ‘Worship Kidstyle’ Forest Avenue Childrens’ Director Christy Beech will lead Worship Kidstyle as a part of the Sunday morning worship services at 11. All are welcome. More...

Education

Pugh says school superintendents across state opposed to charter schools

Clarke County Superintendent of Education Woodie Pugh told school board members that state school superintendents and public education leaders are opposed to the creation of charter schools in the state, fearing that the schools will take money away More...

Scholarship opportunity for area students announced

Clarke, Washington and Choctaw counties’ students are invited to apply for scholarship opportunities through the Auburn University Pulp, Paper and Bio Resource Engineering Program. More...

JHS announces 2012 ‘Elite Night’

The Jackson High School yearbook staff will host “Elite Night” Saturday, Feb. 18. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the Joe C. McCorquodale auditorium at the school. Girls in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate. More...

Sports

Eagles fall in first round of state tournament

For the second straight year, Jackson Academy’s varsity boys’ basketball team advanced to the Elite Eight round of the AISA 1A State Tournament and for the second straight year the Eagles could not advance further. More...

McIntosh teams win area tourneys

The McIntosh High School Demons and Lady Demons each clinched the 1A area titles Monday, Feb. 13, as they head toward the state title contests. The boys’ team beat St. More...

Jackson Academy Alumni Tournament is this Saturday

The Jackson Academy Alumni baseball and softball tournament will be Saturday, Feb. 18. Participants must arrive by 9 a.m. Due to the large number of players responding, there will be a limit of four baseball and four softball teams. More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Feb. 7-14 include: Dustin Taylor Sullivan, 20, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, $11,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

St. Stephens man charged with sodomy

A St. Stephens man is currently facing sodomy charges after he was accused of committing the act with two children ages 6 and 11. According to Washington County Deputy Ray Busby, who made the arrest, Fred Edward Bryant Jr., 21, was arrested Feb. More...

Pot smoking new dad gets busted

A man celebrating the birth of his child was arrested at Jackson Medical Center Friday, Feb. 10, after he decided to celebrate by lighting what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette. More...

Ground to be broken in Jackson for new Head Start building

Jackson Mayor Richard Long announced, during Tuesday’s meeting of the Jackson City Council, that a groundbreaking ceremony will be conducted today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at the site of the new Head Start building. More...

News

Grant approved for rural sewerage system in WashCo

Herman Williams, commissioner District 5, ordinarily somber, was all smiles at the Feb.13 Washington County Commission meeting as he opened a letter and read it to the governing body. More...

Letters mailed in support of services

Gil Hankinson and Steve Woodyard, who receive services from Clarke County Arc (CCARC), Monday, delivered letters to the U.S. Post Office in Jackson, which are being mailed to State Rep. More...

Juvenile offenders may soon be housed at ClarkeCo Jail

The Clarke County Commission is considering allowing the Clarke County Jail to house juveniles on a temporary basis. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Jackson Women’s League Mardi Gras parade and ball A Mardi Gras parade and ball will be hosted by the Jackson Women’s League on Friday, Feb. 17. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. More...

Editorials

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Government that fits our pocketbooks may turn out to be costly

“The people of this state expect us to live within our means, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do,” Gov. Robert Bentley told legislators as the legislative session opened last week. More...

The voters’ list

In today’s paper is a 20-page copy of the Clarke County Voters’ List, as legally required every two years prior to elections. More...

People

Phillips - Bjelke plan March wedding

Alicia Henson Phillips and Daniel Wayne Phillips Jr., both of Jackson, announce the marriage and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Raven Danielle, to Jason Thomas Bjelke. Mr. Bjelke is the son of Katherine and Thomas Bjelke of Selma. More...

Hovens to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hoven of Grove Hill will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception being hosted by their children and grandchildren on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2 until 4 p.m., at Tompkins Baptist Church. More...

Woman’s Club meets at Clarke Co. Museum

The Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill was the site of the February meeting of the Jackson Woman’s Club. Kerri Reid gave members a tour of the museum and talked about the history of Clarke County. More...