September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Women arrested for bank scam

A Jackson woman and a Huntsville area woman have been arrested for an unusual theft attempt at two county banks, Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris reported this week.  Arrested and charged with theft by deception, first degree, were Katherine Hop More...

News Briefs

Heart of Dixie Collectors Club meets monthly   The Heart of Dixie Collectors Club meets at 7 p.m. More...

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Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Summer sale at Caring Hearts Center The end of summer sale at the Caring Hearts Center in Chatom, a ministry of the Washington Baptist Association, will continue through Sept. 13. More...

Coming Events

CALENDAR

CCERA to meet The Clarke County Education Retirees Association will begin its 2013-2014 membership year, Thursday, Sept. 19, 11:45 a.m., at Lil' Cajun Grill in Jackson. More...

Education

Open House announced for Jackson schools

Gillmore Elementary and Jackson High School have respectively set dates and times for their upcoming Open Houses. More...

Promoting litter awareness

The Clarke County Citizens Against Litter and Alabama PALS recently compiled a coloring book targeting litter awareness to give to all the schools in Clarke County. On Monday, Sept. More...

JA 5th graders dissect squid

Ann Smith recently led her Jackson Academy 5th graders through a biology lab in which they dissected squid. Above, Smith instructs Hannah Jackson. More...

Sports

Jordan leads Aggies past Selma

Jackson scores 52 first-half points in 59-21 blowout in region play

The third-ranked Jackson Aggies had little trouble with Selma Friday night at Legion Field as JHS jumped out to a 40-7 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 59-21 victory to improve to 2-0 on the season.  More...

Sweet Water dominates Bears 41-6 at Palmer Stadium

After knocking off thirdranked Linden last week on the road, the Bears had hopes of upsetting Sweet Water Friday night at Palmer Stadium but those dreams didn’t last very long.  More...

Turnovers sink Eagles in 22-7 loss to SCA

Jackson Academy’s defense allowed only one touchdown to 2A South Choctaw Academy last Friday, but seven total turnovers by the offense was too much to overcome as the Eagles dropped a non-region match-up by a score of 22 – 7. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Sept. More...

Deeds & Marriages

AMarriage license applications  Joshua Edward Yates, to Madison Sage Raybourn.  Tony Carlton Dearmon, to Margaret Ann Wilson.  Tommie Lee Welch, to Shirley Ann Blount.  Marriage license applications are just that—application More...

WashCo Jail Bookings

The following persons were booked into the Washington County Jail:  Lecedric D. Thomas, 29, of McIntosh, was booked Sept. 3 for failure to paydriving with a suspended license.  Joshua B. Adams, 23, of McIntosh, was booked Sept. More...

Chatom woman dies in fall near St. Stephens park

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a purported accident Sept. 7, which took the life of a Chatom woman.  The body of Dixie Hearst Kuhn, 60, of Chatom, was discovered early Sunday morning by deputies.  More...

FUEL-UP

Hummingbirds are swarming these days, slurping up the sugary concoctions of feeders as fast as bird lovers can keep them filled. More...

Photo

Paul Jefts shares his story of military service in Vietnam on Page 3A. The Vietnam Moving Wall, a half-size replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. is coming to Jackson Oct. 3-7. More...

Smile of the Week

Landen Smith More...

News

Teenagers arrested at house party in Jackson early Sunday

Nine teenagers were arrested after the discovery of an early morning house party in Jackson.  Jackson Police responded to a call Sept. 8 of a fourwheeler causing a disturbance on Hi-Lo St. The call came in at 12:20 a.m. More...

Baggie of cocaine found on Jackson man at traffic stop

A Jackson man was arrested Sept. 8 for possession of crack cocaine.  Sherman Davis Gamble, 27, of Jackson, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (cocaine); and open container; after a traffic stop on Boyles St. at Depot Road. More...

McIntosh man offers odd reason for home break-in

A McIntosh man, arrested Sept. More...

Editorials

Our Opinions

Congressional candidates scarce and voting is soon

Voter turnout will probably be dismal for the special primary in the First Congressional District Sept. 24 to fill Jo Bonner’s vacancy. The candidates have not helped the situation. More...

Moments In History

President McKinley killed by deranged anarchist in 1901

• On Sept. 14, 1901, U.S. President William McKinley dies after being shot twice by a deranged anarchist. One bullet deflected off a suit button, but the other entered his stomach, passed through the kidneys and lodged in his back. More...

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People

McVay, Lasseter united in marriage

Hannah Alizabethe Lasseter and Benjamin Crane McVay were united in marriage on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Jackson. Officiating the 6 p.m. ceremony were Judge J.R. Morgan, Bro. More...

Brewer - Merchant plan November wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Billy Brewer of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Ellen, to Mr. Dustin Drew Merchant, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Williams - Jackson engaged to marry

Mr. and Mrs. More...