November 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

JMS robotics program has students excited about math and science

Tech-savvy teens at Jackson Middle School have had the opportunity to do great things through the robotics program.  More...

Special Sections

Church

Operation Christmas Child

From left, Cindy Baugh, Geneva York, teacher, Peggy Jones, Charles DuBose, Debby Davis, teacher, Jane Milsap and Kathy Jones of the Exeptional Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Jackson fil More...

FUMC assists in local food distribution program

In May of 2017, the First United Methodist Church in Jackson partnered with Feeding the Gulf Coast creating a local food distribution program to help feed the needy. The program is staffed by volunteers from local churches and organizations.  More...

First United Methodist in Jackson announces upcoming holiday events

The First United Methodist Church in Jackson will host their annual “Step Sing” on Sunday, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. Area choirs are once again asked to participate and sing a selection of Christmas music. More...

Education

Giving thanks

Thanksgiving came early this year at Jackson Intermediate School. Students and parents were invited to enjoy a delicious meal and count their blessings. More...

Sports

NOVEMBER 11 AUBURN & ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama at MSU Starkville, Miss. • 6 p.m. Watch on ESPN  Auburn vs. Georgia Auburn • 2:30 p.m. Watch on CBS   More...

Eagles’ season comes to an end

For the second year in a row, Jackson Academy’s dreams of a deep playoff run ended with an overtime loss to Lakeside School.  The Eagles and Chiefs engaged in a back and forth battle that ended with home-standing Lakeside squeaking by for More...

Bears breeze past Wildcats

Friday, Nov. 3, the Class 1A Millry High School Wildcats hosted the Class 2A Leroy High School Bears. More...

People

Dozier Hoggware Wins Best Overall at the AWF Clarke County Wild Game Cook-Off

This past Thursday, the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) Clarke County Wild Game Cook-Off was on fire with 12 cook teams and 375 members and guests in attendance.  More...

Four years cheering on the Tigers!

Jackson Academy graduate Maci Lankford is completing her final season as a University of West Alabama cheerleader. More...

Festival of Lights

Jackson First Assembly of God held its annual Festival of Lights fall celebration with fun, games and fellowship. Above, Clint Odom helps daughter Cadee land a prize at the fishing game. More...

Jackson City Hall will close Friday

Government offices in Clarke and Washington counties have plans to honor the Veterans Day holiday.  Jackson City Hall will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance. They will be open Monday, Nov. More...

JPD planning to meet with clergy members

The Jackson Police Department is hosting a special meeting with all clergy members in Jackson to discuss safety during services.  Churches have called the department to seek advice following Sunday’s shooting in Texas, which prompted them More...

NEWS BRIEFS

HealthActions to host Barber for

Q&A session Dr. Matthew Barber will be available for a question and answer session at HealthActions (1711 College Ave.) Thursday, Nov. 16, at 5:30 p.m. 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...

News

Strange But True

* One of every six Supreme Court justices who have served in the history of the United States have been graduates of Harvard Law School.  * The 1926 Warner Brothers film “Don Juan” may hold the record for the most kissing in any movi More...

Senate candidate visits Fall fest

GROVE HILL - Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones made his first campaign appearance in Clarke County Saturday afternoon where he met and spoke to a couple of hundred voters at S.P. Hudson Park. More...

Lumberjack competition draws top competitors

The Fall Fest Lumberjack competition, hosted by Slayton Brothers, again drew a large crowd.  Competitors traveled to the Pine City from all across the United States to test their skills against the best of the best.  Winners included:   More...

Coming Events

Calendar

ClarkeCo Board Human Resouces to meet   The Clarke County Board of Human Resources will conduct their regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend.  Wreaths Across America   More...

Editorials

Original American veterans remembered

November 11 is Veterans Day. This holiday began as Armistice Day to remember the signing of the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and Germany in WWI. It is a day to honor all veterans who have served our country in war or peace.  More...

Senate race tightening

We still have the culmination of the race for the U.S. Senate seat of Jeff Sessions set to be determined in less than five weeks on December 12. Roy Moore, as the Republican nominee, is the favorite. More...

Should we ditch our SS numbers?

In the aftermath of the massive Equifax security breach that led to disclosure of the identities of 143 million individuals — including Social Security numbers and other personal information — urgent calls have come forth to replace Socia More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Leaving the scene of an accident was reported Oct. 30 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  A medical emergency was reported Oct. 30 in the 100 block of Wilson Court.  An accident with no injuries was reported Oct. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Tommy Jarman, 39, of Citronelle, was arrested Oct. 24 for probation violation.  Justin Weisbach, 30, of Saraland, was arrested Oct. 25 for driving under the influence ($1,200 bond).  Garry Hodge, 60, of McIntosh, was arrested Oct. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 31-Nov. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, November 1977

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 50 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...