2014-04-03 E-Edition


Higginbothams are an inspiration to others battling cancer

This story is the first in a series leading into Jackson’s Relay for Life event on May 2. The stories will highlight those who have survived bouts with cancer and the importance of community support. A cancer diagnosis brings forth a wave of emotions for the patient and their families. No one knows this better than the Higgin- bothams. Shan […]

Flying high


Cleanup gives Jackson residents a chance to be hometown heroes

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is asking residents to help the city put its best foot forward through the “Don’t Drop it on Alabama” campaign. Chamber Director Carolyn Carpenter said the official cleanup would be April 19 through 26, but encouraged people to organize cleanups throughout the month. During this time, Carpenter said citizens, clubs and organizations are asked […]

Pilots for Christ invites public to join its mission

The cost of treatments for cancer can be overwhelming for patients and their families. However, an often-overlooked expense is the cost of transportation to and from treatments. On Monday, April 7, Pilots for Christ will hold a meeting in the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. to discuss how the group helps patients with transportation […]

Plant sale highlights annual Jubilee

As The Arc of Clarke County’s 16th annual Spring Jubilee approaches, participants in the gardening program are hard at work preparing for the plant sale. The Jubilee, which takes place on Saturday, April 12, is one of the biggest days for The Arc’s gardening program behind Easter and Mother’s Day. Charlotte Childs, who coordinates the program, said a lot of […]


Tickets to May 9 rodeo and ride are now on sale

The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce announced that tickets are now on sale for its first rodeo. The rodeo, known as the Southwest Alabama Regional Rodeo, will be held on March 9 and 10 at the arena near Jackson Academy on Highway 69. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo begins at 7:30 each night. This is […]


Michael Lee Wilson

Michael Lee Wilson, age 50, died at his home in Sevierville, Tenn., March 25, 2014. He was a native of Fulton. Michael was a construction worker and also worked for National Boiler. He loved the mountains. Survivors include his wife, Donna Wilson; son, Michael Lee (Morgan) Wilson Jr.; daughter, Heather Maria (Josh) Petty; brother, David Wilson; sisters, Patricia Hudson and […]