Head-on collision claims life of Jackson man

By Evan CardenSA Editor A head-on collision on Highway 177 in Jackson, around 3:33 p.m., Saturday, claimed the life of a Jackson man and hospitalized another. Harry Oliver Puller Sr., 63, died while being treated at Jackson Medical Center (JMC) for injuries he received in the crash. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Puller was headed north on Commerce […]

Clarke Co. man shot to death

A Fulton man was killed Saturday night in a nightclub in Choctaw County. Timothy Lamont Perkins, 25, was shot while at the VIP Club, on Highway 84, west of Coffeeville. Choctaw County Sheriff Don Lolley would not elaborate on exactly where Perkins was shot, or by what type firearm. He also would not comment on whether his department had any […]

Sting operation closes down illegal movie/music discs sales

By Evan CardenSA Editor An 18-month investigation resulted in the arrest of a Clarke County man and the continuing investigation of a Birmingham man for the illegal production and sale of bootleg DVDs and CDs in Jackson and Butler. Jackson police officers, agents from the Alabama Bureau of Investigations (ABI) and the district attorney’s office converged on Phasions by P.J. […]

Gov. Riley attends conference

Gov. Bob Riley was the first speaker Wednesday for a Rural National Supplier Conference on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. Riley told the large gathering that rural Alabama’s workforce and businesses can compete on a national and international level and suggested that the conference would be a catalyst for great things for the region. Representatives of […]

Boat trip completes Jackson man’s dream of a lifetime

By Randy ReeseSA Reporter It took three men 15 days to travel down rivers and streams from Nebraska to Jackson on a journey that has been many years in the planning stage. Pat Rone, a retired riverboat captain from Jackson, joined a friend from Nebraska and a friend from Iowa on a trip that started out on the Missouri River […]

ClarkeCo. Career Tech teachers earn Computing Core Certification

The Clarke County Career Tech teachers recently earned Computing Core Certification (IC3). The IC3 certification demonstrates achievement of broad-based skills and productivity in hardware, software and the Internet. Business and marketing education teachers, Betty P. Hentshel, Leigh T. Henson and Betty D. Washington from Jackson High School and Ashlie A. Flower from Clarke County High School, all received the certification. […]

Mayor Long proclaims day in honor of Jones

Jackson’s Mayor Richard Long, left, proclaimed Sunday, Aug. 7 as “Olive Sherman Jones Day” in the city of Jackson. Mrs. Jones, center, celebrated her 89th birthday with a party for family and friends. She taught the second grade in the Jackson school system from 1938 until 1975. Betty S. Powell is her daughter and John Douglas McGowin of Jackson, a […]

IDEA training planned Aug. 15 at WashCo. Library

The SEAC Parent as Partners in Education and the Alabama Department of Education encourage the public to attend an upcoming training regarding IDEA 2004. Emily Graham and Mabry Whetston of the Alabama Department of Education will be conducting this seminar on the new laws that went into effect on July 1, 2005. The training will be from 6-9 p.m. at […]

Commission asked about damming Old Lock One

Special to The South Alabamian Clarke County Commission-ers were addressed during Tuesday’s meeting about damming up the lock channel at the Old Lock One to make a fishing area. “I love to fish and I love to hunt. Clarke County doesn’t have any other recreation as far as fishing to offer, other than the river,” Dwight Walker said. “We could […]

Clarke Co. Records

Marriage license applications Billy Joe Pugh, to Myrna Susan Lyles; Arthur Wayne Smith Jr., to Pamela Christine Barlow; Jamie Leondra Abrams, to Anthonell Charmain Chapman; Brandy Chastain Wright, to Keshia Brooke Branson. Property deeds listed Dated July 21-26 Steve Roberts, to John Barry Fowler. Fred Adams, to Earnest Taylor. Earnest Taylor, to Robert Taylor. Jean Marc Prescott, to Alex K. […]