April 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Griffin wants Republican tax supporters and ‘scumbags’ out of office

There’s a little disharmony among Clarke County Republicans these days.  On Monday, April 3, Ivy Griffin, the owner of WJDB Radio in Thomasville and a big Republican, blistered the Republicans on the Clarke County Commission for endorsing More...

Jackson City Council mourns the loss of Goolsby

Tuesday’s Jackson City Council meeting took on a somber tone as city leaders remembered District 3, Place 1, Councilman Dwight Goolsby. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Maundy Thursday at First Presbyterian   Pastor Taylor Morgan has announced there is a Maundy Thursday observance today, April 13, 6 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson.  All are welcome. More...

COUNTDOWN TO CALVARY

… Recounting the events of Jesus’ last days.
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A ‘rummage sale’ in the church

A number of years ago, in her book The Great Emergence, Phyllis Tickle made a perceptive observation about the history of the church. More...

Editorials

Abuse of authority and power was Bentley’s downfall

The Robert Bentley house of cards started to slip Friday when the House Judiciary Committee released its damning report of the governor and his affair with aide Rebekah Caldwell Mason.  More...

Alabama edging right up there with Louisiana, corruption-wise

Editor’s note: This column was written late last week, before Gov. Bentley’s resignation on Monday.  Well our good ole Dr. Governor, Robert Bentley, is headed to the same fate as Guy Hunt and Don Siegelman. More...

Better financial literacy needed

It’s that time of year again. April is when we observe National Financial Literacy month, an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A suspicious person was reported April 3 in the 200 block of Hospital Drive.  A dog call was reported April 3 in the 100 block of Chickasaw Drive.  A requested escort was reported April 3 in the 1800 block of College Avenue.  An accid More...

Washington County Jail Reports

James Andrew Casey, 27, of Leakesville, Miss., was booked April 3 for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia ($2,500 and $2,000 bonds). Devonte E. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated March 30-April 6  Linual Vergle Goodman Jr., to Rebecca D. Hutchinson.  Rena M. Kiel, to Charley O. Coates.  Ouida H. McNider, to Ouida H. More...

Camden’s Ivey steps in as new governor

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday evening after agreeing to a deal with lawyers from the state’s Attorney General’s office. More...

Brooks honored for his commitment to Jackson

During last week’s Citizen of the Year banquet, the people of Jackson had an opportunity to formally let Fire Chief Bobby Brooks know just how much he means to the city.  More...

Byrne will host town halls in our area next week

Congressman Bradley Byrne will hold a pair of town hall meetings in each of the six counties that make up Alabama’s First Congressional District.  This will include a pair of meetings in our area. More...

News

Off and running

The Arc of Clarke County kicked off its Spring Jubilee with a Friday afternoon 5k. Brandon Armstead took the overall title, followed by Trey Conerly. Stephanie Noble was the top female winner. More...

Denson arrested again on theft of property charges

A man who has been to prison numerous times on theft-related charges and is out on what has been said to be 17 different paroles was arrested again last week in connection with numerous thefts.  More...

News briefs

Kindergarten registration   Gillmore Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration April 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  In order to register a child, parents will need: nA certified birth certificate. nA Social Security card. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS to present ‘The Lion King Jr.’

JHS students are beginning dress rehearsals for the upcoming musical, “The Lion King Jr.” which will be presented at Jackson High School on April 20 and 21. Performances will be presented for students only at 9 a.m. both days. More...

Education

WCBOE receives updates on McIntosh High

Plans and programs are in place to give McIntosh High School teachers and students the materials they need to work toward higher test scores.  More...

Sports

Youth baseball teams hit the field

Jackson youth baseball teams hit the field to officially open the season Saturday. Games took place from 9 a.m. until the lights came on. More...

Yankees, Braves and Tigers earn opening day wins

Yankees 8, Red Sox 0   The Yankees scored early and often to take an 8-0 opening–day win against the Red Sox.  More...

Aggies demolish Saraland with 12-2 home victory

Jackson High School opened up what will be a busy week of baseball with a bang, scoring a 12-2 victory against Class 6A powerhouse Saraland.  Senior Sam Sellers had one of his best outings of the season for Jackson. More...

People

Whitehead – Donald to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Whitehead Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Margaret Ivy, to Sawyer Steven Donald. Mr. Donald is the son of Dr. and Mrs. More...

Bake sale supports Pilots for Christ

A bake sale is scheduled for Friday, April 14, 9 a.m., in the Christian Life Center at Jackson First United Methodist Church. More...

Do you know what is on your child’s electronic devices?

The Jackson Police Department in conjunction with the Clarke County Board of Education invites the general public to a community forum on a subject which should be near and dear to our hearts if you are a parent of school aged children. More...