Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Over 40 arrests were booked through the Clarke County Jail from May 8 through May 15. Those arrested include: Charles Anthony Agee, failure to appear on promoting prison contraband, arrested by Coffeeville Police Dept. Jeremy Jermaine Allen, probation revocation, arrested by Thomasville Police Dept. Joe Dan Barnes Jr., burglary, third degree, domestic violence, third degree/assault, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s […]

New generator tested

The new generator at Jackson’s water treatment plant is now fully installed and operational. The equipment was tested Tuesday afternoon, when the plant was switched over from main power to generator power. The process just took about 20 seconds to complete. During the test the generator operated at 200 kilowatts, enough to run the entire facility, which is good news […]

Paper sheeter operation to relocate soon

Boise will relocate a paper sheeter operation from its converting plant in Salem, Ore. to its Jackson sheeter plant, the company announced last week. The Salem plant will be closed and the property will be sold. The addition of the Salem sheeter, called the #1 Will sheeter, to the Jackson facility will create eight new jobs initially. The equipment will […]

Kidnapping hoax

Two teenage girls initially feared abducted have been located. They may be in almost as much trouble as they would have been had they been abducted. An army of FBI agents descended on the county to help local lawmen in a search and investigation. Reagan Wall, 14, and her cousin, Katelyn Day, 13, were reported missing from their Whatley home […]

Longtime Jackson car dealer, Bud Scogin dies Monday at his home

Harry Andrew “Bud” Scogin III, 70, president of Scogin Motors, Inc., died Monday, May 14, 2007 at his residence. He was a native of Omaha, Neb. and resident of Jackson. Mr. Scogin was an elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Jackson as well as being Clerk of the Session. He is a former member and past president of the […]

JHS students may be drug tested in the future

Clarke County Board of education Members have been asked to consider a pilot program for student drug testing at Jackson High School. “The students that participate in extracurricular activities, drive a vehicle and participate in sports would be tested,” Superintendent Gerald Stephens told board members during the May 10 meeting. The proposed policy on the drug testing procedures was distributed […]

Rep. Keahey continues to question governor’s use of state aircraft

A freshman Grove Hill legislator continues to lob missiles at Gov. Bob Riley’s use of state aircraft. Rep. Marc Keahey, D-Grove Hill, introduced a bill last week that would ban the use of sate aircraft for personal and political use. While the governor isn’t specifically named, he is clearly Keahey’s target. Keahey earlier sponsored a resolution in the House that […]

Accepting Applications

The Jackson Police Department is now accepting applications for the position of police officer. The city of Jackson offers an excellent benefit package with competitive pay. Applications are available at Jackson Police Department, 118 College Ave., Jackson, AL, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The deadline is June 15, 2007 at 5 p.m. Additional information about the […]

Parade recognizes Accelerated Readers

Students of Joe M. Gillmore Elementary School and Jackson Intermediate School participating in the Accelerated Reader program celebrated their accomplishments with a parade through downtown Jackson, Friday, May 11. Gillmore students (bottom, right photo), grades K-2, passed 28,268 Accelerated Reader quizzes and in those books read 19,488,970 words this school year. JIS students (bottom, left photo) read a total of […]

German steel makers choose Calvert

Gov. Bob Riley made the announcement Friday, in a 10:30 a.m. press conference, that German steel makers ThyssenKrupp had chosen Calvert over a site in Louisiana for its massive steel plant. Local leaders from Washington, Mobile, Clarke and other surrounding counties were ecstatic. Riley referred to the decision as a “once in a generation event,” saying that it has the […]