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Harvard bound!

Jackson High School senior Dalton Brunson received the news on Tuesday that he had been accepted to Harvard. More...

Three injured in traffic accident

The Jackson Police Department is investigating a traffic accident from Sunday, March 29, that left three people injured.  Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge said the accident occurred at about 3:23 p.m. on Highway 69 near Wiggins Road.  More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Emilia McDonald More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Peniel Baptist announces events The Peniel Baptist Church, located at 1730 McVay Road in Jackson, will host an Easter egg hunt for children on Saturday, April 4th at 2 p.m., at the church. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets. More...

Tammy Sullivan to perform at Victory Grove Homecoming

Victory Grove Pentecostal Church in Wagarville will conduct homecoming services on Easter Sunday. The service begins at 10 a.m. followed by a singing at 11:30. More...

Coming Events

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JMC Auxiliary Cookbooks for sale The Jackson Medical Center Auxiliary Cookbooks have been reprinted, complete with some of the original recipes from the 1956 cookbook plus lots of new recipes.  More...

Editorials

Alabama would be in a pickle without feds' financial help

A lot of Alabamians have a deep resentment of the federal government. More...

‘Betcha can’t eat a dozen Easter eggs!’

With Easter Sunday coming in a few days, I’ve noticed announcements for church and community Easter egg hunts.  You know you’re becoming an Old Goat when you begin a story, “Back when I was a kid” or “Back in my day More...

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People

Weaver, Meeks to wed May 16

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Weaver of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Felicia Kay, to Mr. Vincent Peter Meeks, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Wilson of Nauvoo and the late Mr. More...

Litter continues to be a big problem here

It seems about once a year I get on my “soapbox” and complain about all the trash along the streets and highways. For the past several weeks, I have traveled Hwy. 43 on my way to work at The Thomasville Times. More...

Jackson Art Festival planned for May 16

Area artists are invited to bring their art to the “Jackson Art Festival” to be held Saturday, May 16 in the Jackson Intermediate School gymnasium from 2 until 7 p.m.  Retired educator David Wilhelm is coordinating the event and said More...

HELPING HAND

GES establishes fund to help students injured in accident

Gillmore Elementary School has established a fund to assist the family of two students with medical bills.  The girls, 8-year-old Zoey Black and 7-year-old Lacie Black, were seriously injured in an automobile accident on Sunday, March 22.  More...

CCC uses new approach to address underage drinking

The Clarke County Underage Drinking Coalition took a major step in its media campaign on Tuesday with the placement of a billboard on Highway 43 near Walmart.  Coordinator Emma Perryman said the group teamed with Chris Bumpers to design the bill More...

JPD warns merchants to watch out for forged checks

A check-writing scheme that has spread throughout the state of Alabama has also made its way to Jackson.  Jackson Police Department Detective Richard Harvey said they received a report on Thursday, March 26, of forged checks that appear to be fr More...

Jackson’s Allen to intern in Singapore

Jackson High School graduate and University of Alabama junior Doc Allen was recently given an incredible opportunity to continue his studies and embark on an amazing adventure.  Allen, a business administration major, earned a summer internship More...

News

Jackson resident launches shoe ministry

A student at Clarke Preparatory School has created a ministry devoted to donating shoes to needy Third World people.  More...

JIS Young Gentlemen program provides positive influences

At Jackson Intermediate School, students spend much of the day on reading, writing, arithmetic and other important lessons to further their education.  More...

Flags and crosses still on sale for Memorial Day weekend display

Flag and cross combinations are still on sale and will be available to honor veterans on Memorial Day.  Army veteran and Jackson Rotary Club member James Wheeler, who has helped head up the project with Jackson City Councilman Paul South and oth More...

Education

Students should learn about credit scores

Students should be familiar with credit scores, according to KHEAA– Alabama.  Your credit score is a three-digit number that has a long-lasting effect on your buying power. When you apply for credit, your credit score will be checked. More...

Photo

Members of the Jackson High School and Jackson Middle School Concert Bands attended the Thomasville Flying Bricks Honor Band March 6 & 7. More...

Pvt. Criswell completes basic training

Army Pvt. Austin W. Criswell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.  More...

Sports

Bears' baseball team on a roll

The Leroy High School Bears’ baseball team completed a tough stretch of games to pull to a .500 record at 13-13 with Monday’s 10-2 win over Jackson High School.  The win was Leroy’s fifth in its last six games after a brief los More...

Lady Bears win WC tournament title

Tuesday, March 24  Mobile Christian 5, Leroy 3  After leading for most of the game, the Leroy High School softball team fell just short in a 5-3 loss at Mobile Christian School.  More...

JA's Jackson aiming for state tournament bid

The Jackson Academy golf team fielded a very young team this year, but has the potential to send at least one player to the state tournament.  Senior Kurt Jackson shot an 86 in a recent match to finish in the top eight of more than 30 golfers at More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

A medical emergency was reported on March 23 in the 100 block of Miller Street.  Discharging a firearm was reported on March 23 in the 200 block of Landing Road.  Medical emergency was reported on March 24 in the 100 block of Miller Street. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of March 24- 31 include:  Brandon Troy Cook, 25, possession of marijuana second degree, use/ possession of drug paraphernalia, $1,500 bond, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept.  More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated March 19-26  Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance Inc., to Mitchell L. Overstreet.  W.W. Moore Jr., to Christopher Hughes.  Van Chapman Payne- Other, to Garrie L. Wheat III. More...