Jackson’s allocation to chamber of commerce increases over last year

Economic development efforts in Jackson seem to be moving in the right direction, evidenced by an increase over last year in the city’s annual allocation to the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. During its Jan. 25 meeting, the Jackson City Council voted unanimously to approve the city’s annual contract with the chamber in the amount of $52,000, a $3,100 increase […]

Mardi Gras coming to Jackson

Revelers who normally travel out of town to celebrate Mardi Gras will have a chance to enjoy the season in Jackson this year. The Jackson Women’s League is currently organizing the town’s first Mardi Gras parade and ball to be conducted Feb. 18-19. The parade is planned for Friday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. and will follow the normal parade […]

One charged in cutting of Jackson man

A Jackson man is charged in the cutting of another, Jan. 21, in the Depot area of town. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, Golden Phelon is charged with second degree assault after he allegedly cut Cecil Wayne King Jr., 30, during an altercation at the City Limits Laundromat on Depot Road. Burge said officers Chad Morris, Darrell Jackson […]

McIntosh sewerage line a ‘go’

When told of action by the Washington County Commission at their Jan. 24 meeting to bring a sewerage line throughthe town of McIntosh, Mayor Carroll Daugherty said, “It’s the greatest thing that ever happened! I hope it opens the door to growth for the town.” The mayor said that an investment firm bought some acreage across Highway 43 from McIntosh […]

Burglars strike seven businesses

Six Jackson businesses reported being burglarized, Tuesday, and one reported an attempted break-in. According to Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge, the businesses burglarized included Ben Kelly’s law office at 216 Commerce Street, the AT&T building on Church Street, Quality Cleaners at 136 Carrol Street, Moore’s Tax Service at 360 Carrol Street, Divine Hair & Style at 108 Carrol Street and […]

Benjamin Broadus Elmore

Benjamin Broadus Elmore, a native and resident of Frankville, died at 80 years of age on Jan. 13, 2011. He was a welder for Brown and Root Construction Company. Mr. Elmore was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church congregation in Frankville. He is survived by his wife, Juanita H. Elmore of Frankville; four sons, Billy Roy Elmore […]

Columbus Collie Hartley

Columbus Collie “Ce Ce” Hartley, 50, died Jan. 6, 2011 in a Mobile hospital. He was a native of Waynesboro, Miss. and a resident of Millry. Survivors include two daughters, Kristen Soetaert of State Line, Miss. and Jennifer Cook of Chickasaw. Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 9, at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom. Interment was in the Jones Hill Cemetery […]

George Lawrence Hayes Jr.

George Lawrence Hayes Jr., 89, died Jan. 22, 2011 at the Washington County Infirmary. Mr. Hayes was a self-employed truck driver and a member of Cedar Curve Church of God in St. Stephens. Surviving Mr. Hayes are four sons, Caron Simpson Hayes and Otis Dean Hayes, both of St. Stephens, Troy Dales Hayes of Jackson and George Lawrence III of […]

George Franklin Reynolds Sr.

George Franklin Reynolds Sr. died Jan. 19, 2011 at a Mobile hospital. Born April 1, 1928, he was 82 years of age at the time of his death. Mr. Reynolds was a native of Bibb County and a resident of Bigbee. He worked as a farmer and was the former owner/operator of Chatom Livestock Operations. Mr. Reynolds was a member […]

Ann Klepac Roberts

Ann Klepac Roberts died Jan. 22, 2011 at Mercy Medical in Daphne at 81 years of age. A native of Jackson and resident of Mobile, Mrs. Roberts worked as a clerk for the Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation for 25 years. Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Pine Grove United Methodist Church in Leroy where she was active in the […]