April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NEWS BRIEFS

Citywide cleanup will take place Saturday, April 22

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting everyone to participate in the annual Spring Cleanup.  The event is planned for Saturday, April 22, at 8:30 a.m. and will begin at the chamber building.  There will be games and prizes. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Family & Friends Day announced St. James AME   The Rev. Ivory James, pastor, and the congregation of St. James A.M.E. Church in Choctaw Bluff have announced that Family and Friends Day will be Sunday, April 23, at 2:30 p.m. More...

Parents can guide but children make their own choices

How many parents have waited for the day when their child’s eyes would suddenly be opened and like the prodigal they will finally see the truth and change their ways? More...

COUNTDOWN TO CALVARY

… Recounting the events of Jesus’ last days.
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Sports

Aggies send seniors out winners

The Jackson High School baseball team swept a doubleheader from Washington County High School to top the 20-win mark on Senior Day. More...

Lady Aggies top rival Clarke County 5-4

The Jackson High School softball team arrived in Grove Hill on a mission Monday and turned that focus into a 5-4 win against rival Clarke County High School.  The Lady Aggies rode the arm of seventhgrader Savannah Downey, who took the mound on t More...

Jackson Academy sweeps Sumter

Tuesday, April 11  Jackson Academy 11, Sumter Academy 0   Despite a slow start, the Jackson Academy offense came alive late to power the Eagles to an 11-0 win at Sumter Academy.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Vanecia Calhoun, 46, was arrested April 9 on charges of failure to appear.  Criminal mischief was reported April 10 at the Jackson Police Department. More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated April 6-11   Bobby Ray Gwin Jr.-Other, to Bobby Ray Gwin Jr.  Bobby Ray Gwin Jr., to Michael Roy Gwin.  Bobby Ray Gwin Jr., to Bobby Ray Gwin Jr.  Andrew M. More...

Washington County Deeds

(Timber deed) Roberta L. Abrams and Jewell M. Ferguson to Hamilton Timber LLC.  (Mineral deed) Bradley Goodyear Smith to Susanne Smith McAvoy and Jeanette Goodyear Weldon.  (Warranty deed) Ellerene W. Hauze to Amanda J. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, April 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

1977 LEROY BEARS – The 1977 Leroy High School Bears’ baseball team, pictured with Head Coach Tillman Parnell, included, sitting from left, Robert Fields, James Nash, Ronnie Richardson, Ke More...

Heroin and marijuana seized during traffic stop

What began as a routine traffic stop ended with a unique seizer of narcotics and a pair of arrests Monday morning.  While working school zone traffic, Jackson Police Department Officer Brent Dukes stopped a motorist for speeding on Highway 43.&n More...

JIS students take another step toward becoming super citizens

Jackson Intermediate School students moved one step closer to becoming super citizens Tuesday morning when they celebrated the completion of the Liberty Legacy program.  Principal Gwen Wheeler said the children approached their lessons with grea More...

News

April is National Digging Month CMC Gas offers safety tips

In observance of National Safe Digging Month in April, Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District today announced results from a recent national survey.  More...

Washington County Commission hopeful ambulance service will return to McIntosh

The possibility of a new tax that would provide funding for road work in Alabama counties remains on the table during the legislative session. More...

Moments in Time

* On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution begins when 700 British troops march into Lexington to find 77 armed Minutemen waiting for them on the town's common green. Suddenly, the "shot heard around the world" was fired. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Cyber Security seminar canceled   The Jackson Police Department’s cyber security event for Friday has been canceled due to the baseball playoffs.  Guy Reunion plans for Saturday   More...

Editorials

Remembering good visits with Joe McCorquodale

I used to enjoy going by Joe McCorquodale’s office in downtown Jackson every now and then when I was in town.  Mr. More...

Politics in Alabama would make for a good movie

We in the Deep South have a unique history of political theatrics. The only northern states that rival our colorfulness are New Jersey and Illinois. In those two states you are expected to be corrupt, especially Chicago.  More...

Community Banking Month Wayne Curtis

In addition to being Financial Literacy Month, April is also Community Banking Month. This is the time designated to salute the nation’s 6,000 community banks. More...

People

Spring Jubilee dog show winners

The Arc of Clarke County held its annual dog show during the Spring Jubilee April 8. Several puppies came out to compete with their families. More...

First Assembly hosts Easter egg hunt

Jackson First Assembly held its annual Easter egg hunt with another great crowd. Children of all ages participated in the egg hunt, cake walk, games and other activities. More...

Lashanda Chapman and Randy Dean to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Chapman of St. Stephens announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Lashanda, to Randy Dean of Jackson. Parents of the groom are Sarah Howard of Jackson and Randy Nettle of Carlton.  More...