March 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Complaint filed after Leroy teen is burned at bonfire

Clarke County lawmen believe the severe burning of a Leroy teenager Feb. 28 was an accident but have filed a complaint against the likely assailant.  More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Fund established to aid victim of March 1 fire

An account has been established at Capstone Bank to aid a victim of last week’s fire at the corner of Algiers Street and Hannon Drive.  Jackson native Louise Vaughn lost almost everything she owned when the house next door to her residence More...

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Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Goodwill Missionary to host Men and Women’s Day and Appreciation program The Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church invites all to the 2nd year Appreciation program for The Jackson Angels. This special event will be Saturday, March 15 at 7 p.m. More...

To be featured at Cornerstone Church

Shekinah Glory, an "Impact" ministry team, will be at Cornerstone Church in Linden, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, March 18 and 19. More...

Education

Leroy students celebrate love of reading with parade

To celebrate their love of reading during Dr. Seuss Week at Leroy High School, the kindergarten and first-grade classes had a parade. More...

March ‘Students of the Month’ named at Gillmore Elementary

Gillmore Elementary pre-K and kindergarten students selected as March “Students of the Month” are, front (L-R): Auriah Jackson, Trinity Nicholson, Elizabeth Baugh, Jeni Hatfield and Taya More...

GES registers for 4K March 20

Gillmore Elementary School will hold registration for 4-year-old Kindergarten Thursday, March 20, at 8 a.m. To register, your child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2014 and be fully potty trained.  More...

Sports

Aggies take 11-0 win over Leroy

After falling to Leroy High School 9-1 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday, the Aggies’ bats came alive.  Jackson batters were patient at the plate working several walks and pounding out pitches when they found the zone to clai More...

Wallace fans 11 in 9-1 Leroy win over Jackson

Hot hitting and a near flawless performance from Leroy High School’s Braxton Wallace fueled the Bears to a 9-1 win over rival Jackson High School on Saturday.  Wallace went the distance, allowing one hit and four walks while striking out 1 More...

Lady Aggies’ bats heating up

Thursday, March 6  Jackson 5,  Thomasville 2  The Lady Aggies opened the week with a win over county-rival Thomasville.  Jackson fell behind early when Thomasville scored a run in the second inning before tying the game with a run More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

The following incident reports were recorded by the Jackson Police Department:  Reckless endangerment was reported on March 1 on Jameson Street.  Harassment was reported on March 1 in the 100 block of Kimbrough Street.  Theft of proper More...

ClarkeCo Jail Bookings

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 4 - 11 include:  Rafael Antoine McMillian, 33, solicitation of a child by computer, rape first degree, incest, sodomy first degree, $87,500 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sh More...

ClarkeCo Deeds

Marriage license applications  William Phillip Ruck, to Bobbie Lynn Porter.  Archie Samuel Keel, to Elizabeth Brooke Hayles.  Albert Daffin Hodge, to Rhonda Lee Webb.  Justin Layne Smith, to Apryl Danielle Keene.  Timothy All More...

Close call

Officers with the Jackson Police Department, members of the Jackson Fire Department and Alabama Power linemen responded to this accident on Forest Avenue Monday just after 11 a.m. More...

Quillen meets with city leaders to discuss plans

Jackson’s newest addition, economic developer Jesse Quillen, broke bread on Tuesday with members of the Jackson City Council, the city’s administration, members of the Industrial Development Board and members of the Port Authority.  More...

Housing, farm loans outlined

Representatives of USDA’s Strike Force Initiative recently visited Jackson to outline assistance plans for every scenario from pine beetles to a leaky roof.  Ala-Tom RC&D representative Mike Gunn said the purpose of the meeting was to More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

County provides funding for Cobb St. traffic light

The Clarke County Commission voted Tuesday to provide $10,000 toward the installation of the traffic light at the intersection of Highway 43 and Cobb Street in Grove Hill.  More...

Photo

Jackson Police Department D.A.R.E. officer Arvis Slack recently visited Jackson Intermediate School to give students a first-hand look at a patrol car. More...

Operation Christmas Child plans 2014 campaign kick off March 18

The holiday season might be months away, but the Operation Christmas Child program is ready to take flight.  Organizer Dickie Bridges said a meeting would be held on March 18, 6 p.m., at The Grounds at First Baptist Church with the hope of launc More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Classes at Studio 122 Piano Lessons with Kathryn Harper in Studio 122 on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-9 with half-hour lessons at $50 a student per month, with a two-month contract; students must purchase their own music book, Primer by Bastein from we More...

Editorials

Report from Congress

Time for budgetary leadership

Since arriving in Washington, I have been encouraged in conversations with other Members at the desire to work together to achieve positive results for our country. More...

Capital View

Media buys into Holmes’ rhetoric

When State Rep. Alvin Holmes the bombastic state lawmaker from Montgomery makes one of his frequent outrageous statements even the best of the state’s news media go into an apoplectic state of mind.  More...

Political Cartoon

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People

Althams to celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Altham of Jackson will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Friday, April 11, 2014. The former Miss Smith and Mr. Altham were married in Great Harwood, England in 1964.  More...

Briggs-Middleton announce final plans

Final wedding plans for Lacey Bryan Briggs and Brian Michael Middleton have been announced for four o’clock in the afternoon on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Reid Chapel at Samford University in Birmingham.  Mr. and Mrs. More...

Pritchett – Bounds to wed Saturday

Nancy Katherine Pritchett and Christopher Wiley Bounds will be married on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Birmingham.  Parents of the couple are Dr. and Mrs. More...