October 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Work started on new 43- McVay Rd. intersection

The Alabama Transportation Department has started work on realigning the Highway 43- McVay Road intersection. The intersection will move a short distance to the north. ALDOT says it offer better visibility and be safer than the current location. More...

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Church

Church Calendar

Sunflower AOH revival continues   Everyone is invited to attend a revival that is continuing through Friday, Oct. 19. Overseer Christopher Smith, pastor of Refuge Temple Holiness Church in Yellow Bluff, is the revivalist.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Clarke Prep fund-raiser Clarke Prep School is currently selling Little Ceasars pizza kits. Deadline for orders is Nov. 2. Pick-up will be Nov. 14. To order, call the school office at (251) 275-8576.   More...

Editorials

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Running state by amendment

Proponents of constitutional reform in Alabama have plenty of ammunition on the Nov. 6 General Election ballot. Eleven amendments crowd the ballot for voters’ approval  More...

Political Cartoon

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Alabama Viewpoint

Alabama’s well paid public employees

Not many Alabamians would be surprised to learn that Nick Saban takes home $5 million plus each year and Gene Chizik, a meager $3.5 million. But what about the compensation paid to other state and local public officials and employees?  More...

People

Miss Parker, Mr. Perry to wed November 3

Mr. and Mrs. William Carey Parker of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Danielle, to Joshua William Perry, son of Ms. Barbara Russell of Rochester, Minn. More...

Thrash - Stewart to wed Saturday

Misty René Thrash and James Christopher Stewart will exchange vows Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 4:30 in the afternoon, at the Kimbell House in Jackson.  The bride-elect is the daughter of Linda Heath of Jackson and William J. More...

Final plans announced for Maxson, Bullard

Final wedding plans have been announced for Jennifer Maxson and Mark Bullard. The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, 6:30 in the evening, at Carahills II Estate in Memphis, Tenn.  Miss Maxson is the daughter of Ms. More...

Second try for murder trial

McCollum case set for trial again after mistrial declared in 2011

Emmett McCollum’s case of murder is again on the trial docket for next week’s criminal term of Clarke County Circuit Court. More...

Around the Area

OId Timers gather at CHS this Saturday Coffeeville High School 2012 “Old Timers” Reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 20. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A covered dish luncheon is planned and everyone is encouraged to bring your favorite dish. More...

Hunter ruptures discs and breaks ribs in tree stand fall

Shortly after 7 a.m. Monday, the Clarke County 911 dispatch center received a call from a hunter who had fallen out of a tree stand.  It was the first day of deer bow season.  More...

News

Leadership class visits Jackson

The Leadership Clarke County 2012 class has started classes and toured the county last week. One of the stops was in Jackson where they visited with Mayor Richard Long at city hall.  More...

Circus performers joining spooks for T’ville Ghost Walk

The annual Ghost Walk festival will be presented from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 20 in downtown Thomasville.  A special feature of this year’s event will be a free performance by the Infinity Circus from Atlanta, Ga. More...

Clarke-Washington Fair slated for Oct. 30-Nov. 3 at Jackson Fairgrounds

The Clarke-Washington County Fair will be held from Oct. 30 to Nov. More...

Sports

Sweet Water wins ‘Dawg fight 20-6

Washington County drops first game; SWHS takes control of 2A Region 1

Sometimes the best offense is a good defense, but for the Sweet Water Bulldogs, a good offense was good enough to keep the Washington County offense off the field as they won the Class 2A, Region 1 battle 20-6 last Friday night at Atkins Stadium-Vict More...

Eagles playoff hopes end with loss to SA

Sumter Academy came to Jackson Academy and spoiled homecoming by a score of 16–7 last Friday night. More...

Aggies plow over Saraland 42-14

The Jackson Aggies knocked off region foe Saraland 42-14 Friday night on the road to pick up their 22 straight victories. The win kept the Aggies undefeated at 7-0 overall and 5-0 in 5A Region 3.  More...

For the Record

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012

STATE OF ALABAMA PROCLAMATION BY THE GOVERNOR   More...