December 7, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Jackson is excited about the possibilities ahead of The Arc

When The Arc of Clarke County began its most recent search for an executive director, many on staff and on the organization’s board knew they had a prime candidate already on staff. 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

Mt. Olive No. 2 announces classes   Mt. Olive No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson has invited all pastors, members and Christian educators to attend their Christian Leadership School on Friday, Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. More...

Education

Jackson Academy students participate in Soles4Souls program

The Jackson Academy student body recently got into the giving spirit of the holidays by participating in the Soles4Souls campaign.  Student Government Association President Macie Eckstein said the school chose the charity because it gives the st More...

Sports

ON TO THE SUPER SEVEN

Leroy will face Lanett Friday for the 2A state title

The Leroy High School football team is headed to the Class 2A state championship game. More...

Browning breaks state records on the way to two titles

For the second year in a row, Jackson High School swimmer Dexter Browning finished at the top of his game. The junior not only won the Class 1A-5A state titles in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events, he broke his own state record from 2016. More...

Aggies top Thomasville 43-34

For most of Friday night’s game at Thomasville, the Jackson High School squad played evenly with their host and rival Tigers.  However, a strong push in the fourth period allowed the Aggies to pull away for the low-scoring 43-34 win.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Criminal mischief was reported Nov. 27 in the 1100 block of College Avenue. An alarm was reported Nov. 27 in the 300 block of Wiggins Road. Suspicious activity was reported Nov. 27 at Oak and East Clinton streets. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. 28- Dec. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

James E. Smith, 62, of Deer Park, was arrested Nov. 27 for menacing ($2,500 bond).  Eric Lang, 25, of McIntosh, was arrested Nov. 27 for possession of drug paraphernalia ($522 bond).  More...

WC man faces first degree rape charges

A sexual assault reported to the Jackson Police Department last week led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Washington County man.  Tyler Wheat was taken into custody Thursday, Nov. More...

Passage of tax could lead to road repairs

Tuesday’s special election to determine whether Republican Roy Moore or Democrat Doug Jones will fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions has created buzz nationwide.  More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Use caution when driving in town Friday night

Motorists are asked to use caution when driving downtown Friday night.  The city of Jackson’s Christmas parade is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 8, and will proceed through the usual route from Gillmore Elementary School to city hall. More...

News

Safe Haven gives infants a chance at life

The recent discovery of a deceased infant in the trunk of a vehicle by the Jackson Police Department prompted discussions of a nationwide program that some might not be aware of.  The Safe Haven Law, which is enforced in all 50 states, gives new More...

Aggies will see a big change in their football region

If the Jackson High School football team makes another run at the Class 5A state title, their path will not lead them through St. More...

Picture from the Past

The South Alabamian of Nov. 10, 1955 carried a photo of this little store building and a story that it had recently been purchased by the Church of Christ for a church home. More...

Editorials

An incandescent man in a LED world

“I need to get some light bulbs,” I said to the associate after I finally get his attention in the massive home improvement store.  “Well, where are you going to use this light bulb?” he asks. More...

It’ll all depend on turnout

The final vote for the remaining three years of Jeff Sessions six-year term in the U.S. Senate will be next Tuesday. More...

Millennials’ misconceptions

They are the largest generation in this country, approximately 80 million strong. Confident, politically liberal, opinionated, free-spending, and open to change, they are the millennials. More...

People

Christmas on the Corner

A festive crowd gathered on Depot Road Sunday night to celebrate Christmas on the Corner. Several performers helped bring the holiday to life with outstanding songs and interpretive dances. More...

Master Sgt. Washington retires

Master Sgt. Patrick Washington of the Unites States Air Force retired Dec. 3 in Washington, D.C., following 20 years of dedicated and honorable service. Master Sgt. More...

Fall concert to follow Christmas parade

The Jackson Cultural Arts Center, located at 223 Commerce Street in Jackson, will be hosting their fall season concert following the Dec. More...