The little church that could:

Peniel Baptist Church dedicated to shoebox ministry

The members of Peniel Baptist Church, located in the McVay community near Jackson, have been participating in the international shoebox ministry, known as Operation Christmas Child, for three years, sending 500 shoeboxes to needy children in other parts of the world. They, perhaps, send the largest number of shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts, than any other church or organization in […]


Jackson A.O.H. hosting revival The Jackson A.O.H. Church of God are conducting revival services through Friday, Nov. 5, at 7 nightly. There is a different speaker each night. Events will climax on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. with Bishop George W. Ayers as the guest speaker. All churches in the area are encouraged to attend. Fall sale continues at […]

Clarke Baptist Association to collect shoebox gifts

The Clarke Baptist Association, located at 16183 Hwy. 43, Grove Hill, will once again host the local site for organizations and churches to drop off their Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts the week of Nov. 15-21. Hours of operation for that week are: Monday- Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday collection […]

Pre-election prayer breakfast

Americans send a message to Washington

Congress Reports

In a recent interview, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed disappointment that the work of her Democrat Congress isn’t getting proper recognition. “…We haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done,” the speaker lamented to the political Web site Politics Daily. One has to wonder if the speaker is spending too much time in Washington, DC. Were she to […]


Forget politics… come enjoy the Fall Festival!

A hard fought and mean-spirited election cycle has ended. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Tea Partier or whatever, it is time to take a break from politics and relax a little. There’s no better way than loading up the family and turning out for the Fall Festival this Saturday in downtown Jackson. The weatherman has promised a beautiful day—although […]

GOP dog catches car: Now what happens?

Publisher’s Comments

There’s an old joke about the dog that was always chasing cars. The punch line goes, “What is he going to do when he catches one?” Tuesday, the Republican dog caught the car—or several cars. Here in Clarke County, voters elected the first countywide Republican official, Ray Norris, to the office of sheriff. At the state level, the GOP’s wins […]

Let’s talk a little football

Alabama Viewpoint

There is nothing political on this Halloween Sunday night I can write that will convey any information about Tuesday’s election that most of you don’t already know, make the prospects for any candidate any clearer, or make the possibilities less scary…so let’s talk a little football. For the first time, at least in modern gridiron history, the Auburn Tigers and […]

JIS honor roll students announced

The following students have been announced as achieving the A or A/B honor rolls at Jackson Intermediate School. Grade 3 All As: Madilynn Alford, Connor Beck, Brihstyn Bell, Sally Bowman, Kiara Boykin, Alayiah Bryant, Jaden Campbell, Shanna Collier, Michael Conerly, Jamie Cotten, Lillie Cotten, Maggie Cotten, Antavion Crayton, Yalyn Davis, Jessica Dickinson, Lauryn Donner, Logan Fields, Christopher Horn, Dearies House, […]