2012-11-01 E-Edition

White House to courthouses, several races on Nov. 6 ballots

The presidential knock down-drag out between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may be the headliner for Tuesday’s General Election but local races will also be decided in Clarke and Washington counties. Clarke County races There are six contested local races in Clarke County. Valerie Bradford Davis was appointed probate judge by Gov. Bob Riley when incumbent Becky Presnall retired. […]

Fall Festival is Saturday in downtown

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 30th annual Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 3 in downtown Jackson. The event will feature a 5K run, the Bob Smith Memorial Antique Car Show, hot air balloons, a rock climbing wall, a golf ball drop raffle, downtown market, arts and crafts, children’s games, and the Southwest […]

Clarke- Washington Fair Queen

Woman charged with endangering her unborn child through drug abuse

Kimberly Lane Craddock, 25, of Jackson, was booked Oct. 26 in the Clarke County Jail for chemically endangering a child. The child she endangered is her own child yet to be born. The pregnant suspect came to the emergency room at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital a few weeks ago “wanting to find out if her baby was still alive,” said […]

Saluting the old ways in Grove Hill

The Pioneer Days celebration at the Clarke County Museum in Grove Hill Saturday featured everything from handmade dolls (above) to reenactors dressed in frontier garb (right). Frontier work from clothes washing to blacksmithing and shinglemaking was demonstrated. It was a cool and cloudy day but the turnout for the annual event was good. See more photos inside.

Theft alleged at closed restaurant

A theft was reported Oct. 22 at the now closed Jackson Steakhouse on Highway 43. According to police spokesman Lem DuBose, the owner of the establishment, Barbara Holton, reported that approximately $5,000 had been taken Oct. 20 from deposits to be made to the bank, the restaurant safe and the cash register. The theft is believed to be an inside […]

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Woman’s Club dinner is Nov. 16

The Jackson Woman’s Club will host its annual dinner Friday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center of the First United Methodist Church. The meal includes chicken and dressing casserole, sweet potato souffle, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and pound cake for dessert. Baked goods will also be available. Tickets are $8 from any […]

Sylvia Lynn Beech

Sylvia Lynn Beech was born on Aug. 8, 1944 and died Oct. 24, 2012 at Andalusia Regional Hospital. A native of Fruitdale and former resident of Chatom, Mrs. Beech was currently a resident in Andalusia. She was 68 years of age at the time of her passing. She had worked as a secretary for Auburn University and was a member […]