February 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Davis plans to pursue another term in office

Judge Valerie B. Davis has announced her intention to run for re-election as Clarke County Probate Judge. She was appointed probate judge in March 2009 by Gov. Bob Riley after the retirement of then Judge Becky Presnall. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Cal Ripken adds sign-up day for Thursday, Feb. 8

Jackson’s Cal Ripken Baseball League has added an additional signup day for today, Thursday, Feb. 8. Anyone interested in signing their child up for summer baseball can visit the concession stand at the fields from 4 to 6 p. m. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Cedar Fork celebrates 147 years   The Rev. LaKendrick Howard and the congregation of Cedar Fork Baptist Church invite the community to join them in worship as they celebrate their 147th church anniversary on Sunday, Feb. More...

As far as the east is from the west

God’s plans and ways are bigger than our mistakes and lost opportunities. He is not only ready to forgive and restore us, He can fill our life with confidence, hope, and victory! More...

Education

Scholarships presented

Left, Clarke County Cattlewomen’s President Ann Harrison is shown with this year’s scholarship recipients. From left: Katherine Lee Bishop, Tayla Wood and Noah Gibbons. More...

New programs will allow JMS to take learning to another level

Jackson Middle School students will soon be testing their skills at the highest level.  Partnerships with the Huntsville Space and Rocket Center and NASA will give students the opportunity to help astronauts solve some of their pressing problems More...

Ramirez chosen Teacher of the Year

Lauren Ramirez, formerly of Jackson, was honored at an award ceremony on Jan. 27 as Secondary Education Teacher of the Year for Phenix City Schools. She will now compete for Alabama Teacher of the Year. More...

Sports

Aggies honor senior basketball players

In a heavyweight fight, boxers toe the line to begin a contest. More...

Lady Aggies hammer Williamson

The Lady Aggies ended the regular season winning 13 of their last 14 games with a 39-10 pounding of Williamson.  The game was a blowout from the opening tip. More...

Getting ready for the season

The Jackson Academy softball team hosted a Saturday camp for young players to teach the fundamentals of the game. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, February 1978

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...

Clarke and WC schools receive scores

The Clarke County public school system earned a “C” letter grade from the state in report cards issued by the state last week.  “We would have liked to have done better, of course,” said Clarke County Superintendent of Ed More...

Padgett will seek re-election as Clarke Circuit Clerk

Clarke County Circuit Clerk Summer Scruggs Padgett has announced she will seek re-election to a second term this year.  A Republican, she will be running in the June 5 primary.  She was first elected in 2012 as Summer Scruggs. More...

Hutto hopes to secure second term in District 1

Stan Hutto has announced that he is seeking re-election to a second term on the Clarke County Commission, representing District 1. He is a Republican.  “It was a tremendous honor to be elected by the people of District 1 back in 2014. 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

Chastain hunters enjoy another successful weekend

The green fields of Clarke County were alive once again when several special hunters came to town to join Jerry Chastain Jr. More...

Strange But True

* It was 19th-century French novelist and poet Victor Hugo who made the following sage observation: “Men hate those to whom they have to lie.” More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Sean Dietrich speaks at Grove Hill Library The Grove Hill Public Library is hosting columnist and novelist Sean Dietrich today, Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. More...

Editorials

Watch your back at swimming lessons

I thought every town had a swimming pool like the one in my hometown. You know, a pool as big as several city blocks and thousands of feet deep. I spent a few weeks there, every summer, taking swimming lessons.  More...

Taking a swing at Shelby

A few weeks back my column illuminated the career and influence attained by our senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. More...

State of Union is strong

Last Tuesday, President Donald Trump came before Congress and the American people to deliver his first State of the Union Address. More...

People

CARD OF THANKS

The family of Joan Allday Dolbear wishes to thank all of you who lifted our spirits with your prayers, cards, flowers, food and encouragement during her illness and death. Clyde Dolbear,Pat DolbearDavid Dolbear,Brenda Dolbear Jonesand Family More...

JMS Top Beauties

Jackson Middle School recently held its annual pageant last week in the Jackson High School auditorium. This year’s Miss Jackson Middle School is Jaci Johnson, third from the left. More...

Giving back to the community

The Jackson Woman’s Club recently distributed its annual donations to several nonprofit organizations in the Jackson area. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Unlawful entry was reported Jan. 29 in the 1700 block of North College Avenue. Unlawful entry was reported Jan. 29 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. A fight was reported Jan. 29 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Johnny McDonald, 46, of McIntosh, was booked Jan. 29 for domestic violence third degree ($2,500 bond).  Arderian Jordan, 25, of McIntosh, was booked Jan. More...

Clarke County Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Jan. 26-31  Cynthia M. Powell-Other, to State of Alabama.  Donald C. More...