Jackson’s budget tops $6 million for second year

For the second consecutive year, the Jackson City Council has approved a budget topping the $6 million mark. “Our revenues increased in the double digits,” professed Mayor Richard Long during Tuesday’s council meeting. “I would like to thank this council for staying within our budget during this fiscal year.” The budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2007 totals $6,520,300. Topping […]

Hagood retiring as JHS principal

After Oct. 1, life will be a great deal different for Jackson High School Principal Robert Hagood. The top administrator at the school will retire and begin a new phase in his life. “I’ve been going to school since 1954,” said Hagood. “That’s a long time. It’ll be good to sleep in for a change.” Hagood has walked the halls […]

Jackson woman pleads guilty to FEMA fraud

AJackson woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she defrauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency out of more than $277,000 by filing fraudulent disaster claims following Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast in August of last year. According to an article in the Sept. 21 edition of the Mobile Register, Lawanda Trena Williams, 32, appeared in U.S. District Court […]

Preparing for emergencies

Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge talks with the driver of a truck delivering bottled gases during the annual emergency response training drill conducted in conjunction with Boise. This year’s drill was conducted on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 21 and saw participation from the city of Jackson, Jackson Police Department, Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, Jackson Emergency Transport Service (JETS), Jackson […]

No political candidates allowed in parade

Aspokesman for the Jackson Volunteer Fire Department said several solicitations have been received from political candidates to appear in the Oct. 11 Fire Prevention Parade. He stated that it is the policy of the fire department that no political solicitations of any kind be allowed in the parade because the department does not endorse particular candidates.

Child critical after being struck by car

Seven-year-old Stephon Horn is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Highway 84 in Whatley Tuesday afternoon. Horn, a second grade student at Grove Hill Elementary School, had gotten off the school bus and had cleared the stop, which is in front of the house where he and his mother, Latrice Horn live, according to the bus […]

Clarke and Choctaw counties are aligning for economic development

Clarke and Choctaw County leaders have formed a new nonprofit organization, named Twin Rivers Economic Development Partnership (TREDP), an alliance to leverage the combined resources and assets of Clarke and Choctaw counties and create a regional approach to economic development. This new organization will be the primary driver for industry recruitment and other key initiatives to promote business investment and […]

Surveyors working on interconnect between Clarke and Wilcox counties

Surveyors are at work getting things prepared for the interconnect between Wilcox County and Clarke Mobile Counties Gas District. Tommy Horseley, a member of the three-man management team for CMC Gas reported on the interconnect’s progress during the CMC Gas Board meeting last week. “They’re seeing the landowner for the regulation station and we may have it done before cold […]

Meeting to address erosion problems on Tombigbee

A meeting concerning erosion problems along the Tombigbee River will be held in Livingston Monday, Oct. 2 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the University of West Alabama’s Environmental Training Center. The meeting is sponsored by the Clean Water Partnership Stakeholders. A grant has been obtained to study the erosion problem along the river to see if anything can be […]

‘Chef Ronald’s Family Affair’ will be at Fish House Oct. 3

The Fish House in Jackson will once again host “Chef Ronald’s Family Affair” to benefit Ronald McDonald House of Mobile, Tuesday Oct. 3. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at the McDonald’s restaurants in Jackson and Thomasville, The Fish House, State Farm Insurance in Thomasville and the Radio Center in Jackson. Included in the price is […]