February 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

McMillan urges farmers to think outside the box

The future of agribusiness is bright, according to Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries John McMillan.  More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Le’Shawn Sims More...

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Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Benefit scheduled for Bro. Madison  Join the Jackson Male Chorus as they sponsor a benefit program for Bro. LaDredge Madison on Saturday, Feb. 21st, 6:30 p.m., at the Jackson Street Baptist Church in Jackson.  The Rev. Dr. More...

Use your gifts for God’s glory

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. 2 Timothy 4:6   More...

Coming Events

Jackson Rotary Club to host ‘Run for your Life’

The Jackson Rotary Club will host “Run for Your Life” for Heart Disease Awareness Month. The 5K run will be Saturday, Feb. 28th. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. More...

Cultural Arts Center honors Black History Month

The Grove Hill Cultural Arts Center is hosting its annual Black History Month event at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Studio 122 on Main Street.  More...

Historical Society to meet Sunday

The Clarke County Historical Society will meet this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m., at Grove Hill Town Hall. The speaker will be society president, Dr. More...

Sports

Bagging a big one

Michael Seth Newton killed this eight-point buck on Sunday, Feb. 8, while hunting in Scyrene. The buck weighed 190 pounds. Newton is the son of Laura and Michael Newton. More...

Eagles looking for runs in early season

The Jackson Academy baseball team had trouble waking up their bats in the opening game of the Gator Classic at Clarke Prep School on Monday but came away from the 5-0 loss to Autauga Academy with a few positives.  Eagles’ Head Coach John D More...

Lady Bears use late runs to take 2-1 win over Jackson

Monday’s season opener for the Jackson High School and Leroy High School softball teams ended with a 2-1 win for the Lady Bears and plenty of frustrated batters on both sides.  Leroy’s Brittney Minor and Jackson’s Lara Casey Hi More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Domestic assault was reported on Feb. 9 in the 200 block of College Avenue.  An arrest was made on Feb. 9 in Grove Hill for two counts of failure to appear from Jackson.  Theft was reported on Feb. More...

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Marriage license applications  James Adam Reid, to Leigha Blaire Steinberg.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages.   Property deeds listed  More...

Washington County Marriages and Deeds

Washington County marriage license apps for Feb. More...

A close call

Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation on Upper Ferry Road in Leroy last week when a vehicle fire almost caused major damage. More...

JPD urges offenders to clear warrants

By Rick Couch The South Alabamian

The Jackson Police Department is warning anyone with warrants that they could soon find their name and possibly photos listed in The South Alabamian.  More...

Chamber opens applications for 2015 PCA program

Applications are currently being accepted for the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Pine City Ambassadors program.  Applications should be hand-delivered to the chamber office at 500 Commerce St. in Jackson by Friday, March 13.  More...

Photo

See page 8B for pictures from Saturday’s Chatom Mardi Gras parade. More...

News

Jackson High School holds Elite Night pageants

Jackson High School held its Elite Night pageant on Saturday, Feb. 14. Camryn Donner was named the overall winner. More...

Coastal Gateway urges business owners to take advantage of programs

Business owners in Jackson had their first opportunity to meet face to face with representatives of Coastal Gateway, USDA, ADECA and others to discuss low-interest loans and grant opportunities.  The regional energy summit targeted existing busi More...

Tickets now on sale for NWTF banquet

The Clarke County National Wild Turkey Federation chapter will hold its 20th annual membership superfund banquet on Friday, March 6, at the H.W. Pearce Jr. More...

Education

JA students celebrate School Choice Week

Jackson Academy celebrated School Choice Week Jan. More...

Editorials

Time to reform our nation’s education system

Back in December, President Obama gave a major speech regarding the United States policy toward Cuba. More...

Legislature facing ominous problems

As the Legislature and governor prepare for the upcoming initial legislative session of the quadrennium, they are facing ominous and obvious problems. More...

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People

Powell, Sellers united in marriage

Chelsea Sellers and JD Powell are happy to announce they were joined in matrimony in a private ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on the island of St. Lucia in the Bahamas. After a honeymoon in St. More...

Eugenia and Clenton Collins celebrate 30 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Clenton Collins of Leroy celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Feb. 19th. Married in 1982, the couple has three children, Kevilon Collins and LaToya Collins, both of Leroy, and Clenton Collins Jr. More...

Photo

The Pine City Ambassador's Valentine Basket winner is Helen Howard. The basket was given away on February 13th. More...