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Jackson Jiu Jitsu team earns seven national championships

The name “Big Jay Jiu Jitsu” is now well known in the North American Grappling Association ranks thanks to the Jackson-based gym’s dominant performance at the national championships in July. More...

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Special Sections

Church

Back to School Jamboree

The Back to School Jamboree sponsored by Mt Olive No. 2 Hope Ministry and the Free Mission Association attracted many youth and adults from several communities. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Summer meeting with Bro. Reed   The Summer Camp Meeting in McIntosh, under the big blue Gospel tent, with Bro. Wilbert Reed is Aug. 4-11 at 7 nightly. Prayer meetings 10 a.m. More...

Spectator or participator?

We do not have to look very far to find someone that needs a miracle. More...

Editorials

A campaign Twilight Zone

Are the GOP candidates for U.S. Senate as crazy as bedbugs, or have they made a political calculation that voters are? The latter is probably the right answer, and it’s an answer that should bother all of us. More...

‘Friends and Neighbors’ voting

There is a proven theory espoused by political scholars that has prevailed in southern political history for decades. The premier political scholar, Dr. V. O. More...

Minium wage strike again

In this column, we often discuss the law of unintended consequences. Unintended consequences occur when the actions of people — and especially of government — have effects that are unanticipated or unintended.  More...

People

Summer fun at Music and Arts Camp

Krista Cartwright leads her students through a music class at last week’s Music and Arts Camp conducted at First Baptist Church, Jackson. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Cross celebrate 57 years of marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cross exchanged marriage vows in 1960 in Newark, NJ. The couple has four children and many, many grandchildren said Cathy Cross. A private celebration has been planned in honor of their 57th marriage anniversary.   More...

Card of Thanks

Perhaps you sent a card, or sat quietly in a chair; perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there. Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Theft of property was reported  July 24 in the 300 block of Commerce Street.  A dog call was reported July 24 on Meadowbrook Lane.  A burglary was reported July 24 in the 2000 block of Highway 43.  Suspicious activity was repo More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of July 25-31 include:  Timothy Wayne Baugh, 35, possession of a controlled substance, domestic violence third degree, harassment, burglary third degree, unauthorized use of vehicle, More...

Clarke County deeds

Property deeds listed Dated July 19-28   Walter S. Miller, to James Richard Frost.  Jeremy Davis, to Bennie Oneal Jones.  Earnest L. Mitchell, to Jeffery K. Pugh.  Earnest L. Mitchell, to Jeffery K. More...

JPD asks crime victims to report incidents in a timely manner

If you are the victim of an incident, call the police. Chief Jerry Taylor reminded everyone recently that his department is there to protect and serve. More...

St. Stephens man dies in Highway 56 wreck Wednesday morning

An early morning accident Wednesday, Aug. 2 claimed the life of a St. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

MOWA Choctaw Powwow dates announced

The dates and schedule of events for the 38th annual MOWA Choctaw Powwow have been announced. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 29, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 1080 Red Fox Road in Mt. Vernon. Arts and craft booth rentals are still available. More...

News

Strange But True

* It was aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart who made the following sage observation: “Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn’t be done.”  * You might be surprised to learn that famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wa More...

Johnson excited about new role with extension office

A familiar face has stepped into the role of Washington County’s extension coordinator.  Sabra Johnson, who had been an agent in the county since April of 2015, assumed her new position in July and is excited about the possibilities.  More...

Absentee ballot deadline is Aug. 15

The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot for the Aug. 15 special U.S. Senate election is Thursday, Aug. 10. Absentee ballots may be obtained at the Clarke County Circuit Clerk’s office in the courthouse in Grove Hill.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

JHS season tickets for sale Season tickets for the 2017 Jackson Aggies football games are on sale now. The price is $60 per seat. This will be admission to the five home games. Regular ticket price is $7.00 per person, school age and up. More...

Education

WCBOE: Lost units caused cuts at Leroy

What was described as an ignored application created fireworks during the Washington County School Board’s most recent meeting. More...

Teachers, support personnel gather for in-service day

Clarke County public school teachers and support personnel gathered at Clarke County High School for Teacher Institute and In-Service training Tuesday morning, one of the steps leading up to students returning to the classrooms on Aug. 7. More...

Carter’s goal is to create an environment that makes reading fun

For White Smith Memorial Library Children’s Librarian Teresa Carter, her job is truly a labor of love. More...

Sports

Celebrating Jackson Academy’s top football teams

The Jackson Academy football program has a long tradition of winning on the gridiron.  For the first 30 years, a football state title had eluded the Eagles, but in 2002 the team finally reached the pinnacle of Alabama Independent School Associat More...

Jackson Academy adds new softball coaches

For several years, Jackson Academy has hoped to secure leadership for its softball team that could provide a strong foundation for the construction of a championship program.  Last week, the Eagles took a step forward by hiring Kelly Pitts and h More...

JHS volleyball team opens fall camp with new coach

There were plenty of bumps and bruises when the Jackson High School volleyball team left the court after their first day of practice Monday.  Along with the soreness came knowledge, as the girls moved through several drills with new coach Sara G More...