July 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Legislation sets stiff penalties for street racers

Each week, the Jackson Police Department and Clarke County Sheriff’s Department field calls of drag racing on city streets and county roads.  Last summer, residents of Choctaw Bluff reported weekly races on County Road 19, and many feared More...

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Church

No time for sidelines

Pastor’s Corner

Too many believers today are like a football player who doesn’t practice with the team, and they do not play in the game. They just show up in their uniform on Sunday and stand on the sideline! More...

Stave Creek VBS

Stave Creek Baptist Church recently held its annual Vacation Bible School which was themed “Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power.” More than 100 children attended More...

First Assembly children raise $1,900

G-Force Ministries at First Assembly of God conducted a "Water Ballooning for BGMC" event on Sunday, July 5th. The goal of the event was to raise $500, but instead the event raised $1,900 for BGMC.  More...

Editorials

Business creation still flat in Alabama; must work to improve

Despite the sunny picture Alabama politicians like to project, the harsh reality is that our state’s economy is not performing well. More...

Your Elected Officials

President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-456-1414.  U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, 304 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C., 20510, Ph. 202-224-5744. More...

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People

Milstead, Sullivan to wed July 25th

Mary Catherine Milstead of Coffeeville and Jeffrey Scott Sullivan of St. Stephens have announced their forthcoming marriage.  Parents of the bridal couple include Evonne Milstead of Coffeeville and the late John C. More...

Jackson’s Beard receives honor from Dental Association

Stanley R. More...

Recent showers honor Katrina Gilchrist

Katrina Gilchrist, brideelect of Ethan Passmore, was the guest of honor at recent events.  Gift Card Party  More...

High speed chase ends with Grove Hill crash

A Pine Hill man is in custody after leading authorities from three departments on a highspeed chase.  Robert Dunn, 29, of Pine Hill, was booked on July 2 for attempting to elude, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.  He is More...

Man survives jump from James Folsom Bridge in Coffeeville

A man jumped off the James Folsom Bridge into the Tombigbee River at Coffeeville Tuesday and survived.  It is at least 100 feet to the river from the Highway 84 bridge.  Cory Nichols of Thomasville was conscious but appeared to be hurt when More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

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News

City celebrates Independence Day

The city of Jackson held a grand celebration at the fairgrounds for Independence Day. Families enjoyed food, inflatables and a fun afternoon of fireworks. More...

Thomasville man charged in Fulton murder

A Thomasville man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a Fulton woman who had been living in Mobile.  Sheria McFadden, 34, died of a gunshot wound to the neck sometime Sunday afternoon, said Chief Investigator Ron Baggette o More...

Coastal Gateway updates first-year projects

Coastal Gateway EDA’s inaugural Energy Efficiency Initiative helped local businesses across the region fund more than $2.5 million in energy projects in its first year.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Classes at Arts Center Summer Art Camp will be July 13-17 and July 20-24. Fees are $75 per week or $125 for both weeks. Visit the Arts Center's website for more details at www.grovehillartscouncil.com/events. More...

Education

Jackson performs with RamCorps

Joshua C. Jackson, a Jackson High School member of the Class of 2015, performed in concert with the University of Mobile’s RamCorps. More...

Jackson to graduate Virginia College in Mobile

Auther Jackson has completed a program of culinary arts and will graduate from Virginia College in Mobile September 14th at the Mobile Civic Center.  Jackson is a disabled veteran of the Persian Gulf War and Iraq. More...

JA releases final 2014-2015 honor rolls

The final honor rolls for the 2014-2015 school year have been announced by Jackson Academy.  1st Grade  All As: Brodie Chancey, Callie Childs, Bethany Clayton, Ivy Criswell, Coleman Deas, Olivia Garris, Rylan Gates, Bradford Harrell, Bryce More...

Sports

Jackson wins state championship

After a long and grueling week, the Jackson 11-yearold All-Star team put the finishing touches on a state championship with a 4-0 win against Huntsville-International Tuesday morning.  The team will now head to North Carolina for the Southeast More...

Scenes from the 2015 swim season

The Jackson Waverunners recently completed their home swim schedule for the summer of 2015. Members of the team from all ages competed hard and brought home several top finishes. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Domestic menacing was reported on June 20 in the 1300 block of McKee Drive.  Harassing communication was reported on June 25 in the 100 block of Woodland Drive.  Property damage was reported on June 29 in the 2000 block of College Avenue.&n More...

Clarke County Deeds

RBM Enterprises LLC, to Minnie P. Sheffield.  James S. Stoker Jr., to Daniel A. Bowman.  Charles J. Davis, to Peyton Baugh.  Ronald L. Chancey, to Bradley J. Parnell.  Michael B. Morton, to Michael B. Morton. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 30- July 7 include:  Chrissy Stewart Wheless, 50, probation revocation, $1,913.50 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept.  More...