Chris Beverly named new Clarke County Revenue Commissioner

Gov. Bob Riley has appointed Chris D. Beverly of Thomasville to the position of Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. Beverly replaces Jay Duke, who moved to the circuit clerk’s post after being elected last November. “I’m very pleased to appoint Chris Beverly to this important position. He brings years of experience and community involvement to the office, and I know he […]

Jackson Relay For Life kickoff

The kickoff for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life Jackson campaign was conducted at HealthActions Thursday, Jan. 11. Team captains were given information about this year’s campaign theme, which is “Indiana Jones and The Quest for a Cure.” Each team will pick a movie theme and decorate their tents based on that theme the night of Jackson’s Relay For […]

Local Republicans call for enforcement of state bylaws

A group of local Republicans who recently complained of what it sees as violations of the state Republican Executive Committee’s bylaws have drafted a resolution calling for their enforcement on the county level. In their proposed resolution, local businessman Billy Dukes and former Clarke County School Board member Dr. Allen W. Savage Sr., both of Jackson, cite several violations of […]

JHS football helmets stolen

According to Jackson Police reports, a burglary was reported at Jackson High School by Coach John Blackmon, Jan. 14 around 3:15 p.m. Chief Charles Burge said 15 gold helmets, valued at $1,800, were taken from the equipment storage area in the gym. He said it was evident the storage area was broken into, but it has not been determined how […]

Jackson High School students active in community service

Students at Jackson High School collected more than 2,500 canned goods in conjunction with the food drive with HealthActions and Catholic Social Services Helping Hands. Representing the students’ endeavors were members of the Honor Society and SGA officers. Jon Luke Jacobs of Jackson High School presents a $250 check to Cynthia Perine of the Salvation Army in behalf of the […]

Howell arrives in Montgomery

Elizabeth Howell, Washington County’s Junior Miss, left, arrived at the Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery to begin nine days of preparation for the state finals on Jan. 19 and 20. She is pictured above with her roommate, Kelsey Sherrod, Lauderdale County’s Junior Miss, right. They are both welcomed by Alabama’s Junior Miss for 2006, Megan Butler. Fifty-three candidates will […]

Jackson Academy student wins AISA state writing contest

Jackson Academy (JA) fourth grader, Luke Scurlock of Jackson, was the state winner in the 3rd-5th grade division in the Alabama Independent School Association Creative Writing contest. Students who entered used any prose form, beginning with the opening line: “This would not have happened if….” He is the son of Pam and Larry Scurlock and the grandson of Ellen and […]

Etheredge kills first deer

Connor Etheredge, 9 years old, killed his first deer on Nov. 20, 2006 while hunting at his PawPaw’s. He shot the deer with a .223 rifle. Connor is the son of Kathy and Kenneth Etheredge of Leroy.

Trophy buck

Daniel Heath of Jackson killed this eight-point buck while hunting in Marengo County recently. He shot the 188 lb. deer with a .357 rifle.

New CCHD building

County Health Department Friday. It will replace a 3,600 square foot building built in 1967 on Clark Street near the courthouse. The new building will be built on Highway 84 East on the edge of the airport and will cost $1 million to $1.5 million. The Town of Grove Hill and the Clarke County Commission were instrumental in helping to […]