January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Additional parking will be provided for youth softball

During Tuesday night’s Jackson City Council meeting, Mayor Richard Long once again confirmed that there would be no stoppage of play for youth league softball games. He also reassured the public that there would be plenty of room for parking. More...

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Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Love program for Dea. Smith   The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Jackson, pastor of Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church in Bladon Springs, invites all to a Love Program for Dea. Shawn Smith on Saturday, Jan. More...

Seek freedom from sin

Hebrews 11:25 says … there are pleasures of sin for a season.   More...

Education

Gillmore brick sale will benefit the school library

Former Gillmore Elementary School teachers, students and supporters have the opportunity to retain a piece of the school’s history. Bricks from the original Gillmore Elementary School building are now on sale for $10 each. More...

Fifth-grade Students of the Month'

  Jackson Intermediate School fifth graders chosen as “Students of the Month” are, Back row: Olivia Ross, Tyler Slayton, Brannon Bayles, Caleb McLaughlin, Abrina McKenzie and Breshun Williams. More...

Fourth-grade Students of the Month'

  Students chosen as “Students of the Month” from the fourth grade at JIS are, Back Row: JaKeria Robinson, Jakyla Jones, Jakayla Portis, Micah Caster and Johnathan Vrocher. More...

Sports

JHS football honors top performers

The Jackson High School football team honored some of its top performers and leaders last week during its annual awards banquet at Jackson First United Methodist Church. More...

Dream comes true for former Aggies standout

Saturday, members of the University of Alabama national championship football team held a formal celebration for players and fans that included a parade through Tuscaloosa. More...

Lady Eagles earn first victory of the season

After almost two seasons, the Jackson Academy girls’ basketball team enjoyed the thrill of victory Friday night.  The 44-28 win was a bit sweeter for the Lady Eagles because it came against their archrivals, the Clarke Prep School Lady Gat More...

For the Record

Afternoon meetings get mixed reviews from commission

Clarke County Commissioners have mixed feelings on a proposal to have one afternoon or evening meeting a month in an effort to encourage more citizens to attend and participate. The commission has for years met at 9 a.m. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

Washington County Sheriff's Reports

Tiffany Reed, of Mt. Vernon, was booked Jan. 13 for careless driving ($237 bond).  LaTerrence Washington, 20, of McIntosh, was booked Jan. 14 for assault third degree and criminal mischief.  John Covington, 56, of McIntosh, was booked Jan. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Planning begins for city’s 200th birthday party

The city of Jackson has begun planning its 200th anniversary celebration. The celebration will take place Friday, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, with several activities planned for each day. More...

Quillen: Client expected for Jackson port in the near future

The county’s new economic developer told commissioners Monday that he’s been busy the first four months he’s been on the job, detailing some of his activities. More...

Bailey travels to London with All-American squad

For years, Jackson High School’s Caroline Bailey has provided the Aggies with plenty of pep from the sidelines of Legion Field and the bleachers of basketball games. More...

News

Clarke Cattlemen elect new officers, award scholarships

The Clarke County Cattlemen’s Association elected new officers at its annual meeting Jan. 16 held in the Clarke Prep School gym in Grove Hill. More...

Wounded Warriors banquet set for Saturday in Chatom

The Chatom Community Center will host the annual Wounded Warrior Banquet this weekend to support soldiers and St. Stephens Historical Park. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., includes a dinner and auction. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Chatom plans 9th annual Mardi Gras parade   Chatom will celebrate their 9th annual Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Sen. More...

St. Jude Coon Hunt planned for Feb. 19-20

The U.K.C. Clarke-Washington Co. Coon Hunters invites all to their 26th Annual St. Jude Coon Hunt Feb. 19 – 20, at the VFW Club in Jackson. All are invited to come and help support a child. More...

Editorials

Commission concerned about animal shelter costs

A general operations manual was approved Tuesday for the new Clarke County Animal Shelter but it is still apparent that a lot of details for running the Grove Hill facility, that hasn’t yet opened, remain to be worked out. More...

Washington County Commission clears the air on HOF plaques

Washington County will continue to honor members of its hall of fame, but there will be changes. More...

Kicking it off in Iowa

All the huffing and puffing is about to come to a head. Starting Monday, voters will get to begin to offer not just opinions but votes on how they feel about the presidential candidates. More...

People

‘Honor Thy Children’ dinner and auction Feb. 20

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is holding its 10th annual “Honor Thy Children” Dinner and Auction fund-raiser, Feb. 20, at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. More...

Woman’s Club meets

The Woman’s Club met Jan. 19 in the Episcopal Church’s fellowship hall in Jackson. Hostesses for the event were Peggy Stewart, Betty Milstead, Betty Powell and Sharon Robison. Vice President Martha Hayes presided.  More...

Miss Callahan, Mr. Knight to exchange wedding vows

Mrs. Sherry Gray and Mr. Mark Callahan, both of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Callahan, to Christopher Knight, son of Horace Knight of Tibbie. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Harvey, and Mr. More...