2014-03-13 E-Edition


Rotary honors Wheeler as 2014 COY

When the Jackson Rotary Club sought entries for 2014 Citizen of the Year, the requirements stated that the work done by nominees should, “be above and beyond one’s own vocation, which benefited the people of the Jackson area.” With these qualifications, it came as no surprise when James Wheeler’s name was called. It appeared the only one caught off guard […]

Close call

Quillen meets with city leaders to discuss plans

Jackson’s newest addition, economic developer Jesse Quillen, broke bread on Tuesday with members of the Jackson City Council, the city’s administration, members of the Industrial Development Board and members of the Port Authority. The meeting, which was held at the H.W. Pearce Jr. Memorial Park Assembly House, was an opportunity for Quillen to break the ice with those he will […]

Complaint filed after Leroy teen is burned at bonfire

Clarke County lawmen believe the severe burning of a Leroy teenager Feb. 28 was an accident but have filed a complaint against the likely assailant. Cordell Ferrell, 16, came home from the hospital Monday. He was with a group of friends at an outdoor gathering in the Winn area when the fire occurred. The group had a bonfire going and […]

Housing, farm loans outlined

Representatives of USDA’s Strike Force Initiative recently visited Jackson to outline assistance plans for every scenario from pine beetles to a leaky roof. Ala-Tom RC&D representative Mike Gunn said the purpose of the meeting was to inform people on programs they might not know are available. “People didn’t know a whole lot about us and didn’t know a lot about […]


Fund established to aid victim of March 1 fire

An account has been established at Capstone Bank to aid a victim of last week’s fire at the corner of Algiers Street and Hannon Drive. Jackson native Louise Vaughn lost almost everything she owned when the house next door to her residence caught fire. Vaughn, who was staying with her daughter, returned home the next day to find her home […]


James W. Knight

James W. Knight, age 49, was born Sept. 12, 1964 and passed away at USA Medical Center on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Mr. Knight was a resident of Frankville. He was a logger with Lower Dixie Timber Company and served in the Army National Guard. Survivors include his mother, Thelma Knight of Frankville; his brother, Kenneth Knight of Millry; sisters, […]

Carlos Cox

Carlos Cox, age 59, a native of Toddtown, departed this life March 4, 2014 at his Malcolm home, surrounded by his family. He was born to the parentage of Alma Todd Cox and the late Charlie Cox Sr. Earlier in life he was a member of Pine Chapel No. 2 Baptist Church in Toddtown. Later he met and married Ida […]