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Alabama readies for primaries

Iowa residents voted Monday. New Hampshire will vote this coming Tuesday and then other states. Alabamians will have their say as to who they want the Democratic and Republican nominees for president to be in primaries to be held March 1. More...

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Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Benefit singing planned at Lighthouse Fellowship   There will be a benefit singing for Lily Parnell Saturday, Feb. More...

Mexia AOH to honor pastor's pastoral anniversary

The officers and members of Mexia AOH Church of God, Inc., invite all to join them as they celebrate the 13th anniversary of Overseer Darious Chapman and his wife, Mother Evette Chapman. More...

Coming Events

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Chatom plans 9th annual Mardi Gras parade  Chatom will celebrate their 9th annual Mardi Gras Parade Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. Sen. Jeff Sessions will be the grand marshal. More...

Editorials

Lose placing second but win placing third

I thought of the old Abbott and Costello routine, “Whose on First,” Monday night as the political commentators were trying to explain how Donald Trump lost by placing second in the Iowa Republican caucus and how Marco Rubio won by placing More...

Global growth may be slowing

Disturbing news has surfaced as international financial turbulence continues. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently revised its forecast of economic growth downward for 2016.  More...

1948 U.S. Senate race in Texas had big impact on U.S. history

There are a good many stories about elections of the 1940s and 1950s where votes were bought and elections stolen. The most brazen and blatant stealing of an election occurred in the 1948 race for the U.S. Senate in Texas. More...

People

Ask The Vet

Q. I have an 8-month old Yorkie and it still has some baby teeth next to the adult ones. Is this normal?   More...

Ralph Daniel Garrick to be honored by the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Ralph Daniel Garrick is receiving the 2016 "Eddie Slayton Memorial Award" for his outstanding service to children as Washington County's Juvenile Probation Officer for more than 20 years and going "above and beyond" his job duties. Mr.  More...

Scurlock named to President’s List

Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, named Lucas Adam Scurlock to the President’s List for academic achievement during the 2015 fall semester. This was a result of maintaining an A average. He is the son of Mr. More...

Senior Living

City, seniors thank Dean for her service

Maragaret Dean’s impact on the Jackson Nutrition Center was evident by the many friends, family members and supporters who gathered to bid her farewell during her Thursday, Jan. 28, retirement party. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Chatom Mardi Gras parade will be this Saturday

The streets of Chatom will be alive with revelers this weekend when the city hosts its annual Mardi Gras parade. The parade, which is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m., will follow the town’s traditional parade route. More...

Rotarians thank nonprofits for their service with donations

The Jackson Rotary Club has always prided itself on staying involved in the community and supporting nonprofits. More...

Wounded Warriors thank WC supporters

For wounded military veterans, the battle never ends. A return to civilian life is often accompanied by the challenges of physical and mental scars. More...

News

Hunt honored as The Arc’s Employee of the Year

The Arc of Clarke County’s staff is filled with hard-working team players who do not always get the recognition they deserve. More...

Jackson port welcomes first barge

The wait is over. More...

Alpha Center sweetens its fund-raising efforts with chocolate fest

The Alpha Women’s Resource Center has vendor openings for its Saturday, Feb. 13, Chocolate Festival. More...

Education

Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs

The federal government sponsors numerous financial aid programs that can help students and their parents pay college expenses. This brief summary from KHEAA–Alabama describes the more common federal grant and loan programs. More...

Third-grade Students of the Month'

  Jackson Intermediate School recently named its January Students of the Month. Third-grade students are front row, Taylor Wilson, Ann Pearce Lynn, Essie Lynn, Trevion Robinson and Cardai Lacy. More...

Fourth-grade Students of the Month'

  Front row, Lazaarus Crowell, Raelyn McKenzie, QuinDarrius Jackson and Delonte Moore. Back row, Abriel Washington, Braylen Leggett, Kaiden Walker, Haley Rooks and Gracie Conerly. More...

Sports

First deer!

Chloe Bozeman, 8, a student at Jackson Academy, killed her first deer recently. Chloe shot the deer with a 7mm-08 while hunting with her dad in Coffeeville.The157- pound buck had eight points. More...

Millry crowns basketball homecoming queen

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JHS recognizes senior athletes

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For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Assault was reported Jan. 19 at College Avenue and Cedar Street.  Officers responded to a call Jan. 19 for reckless driving on Walker Springs Road.  Officers responded to a call Jan. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Jan. 26-Feb. 2 include: Nickey Lashowdre Washington, 30, driving with suspended license, $626.50 bond, arrested by Grove Hill Police Dept. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed Dated Jan. 21-27   Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. McCorquodale III.  Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. McCorquodale III.  Ernest C. McCorquodale Jr., to Joseph C. More...