2014-10-02 E-Edition

No foul play in JHS fire

After an investigation from the State Fire Marshal’s office, the fire in the Jackson High School athletic facility has been ruled accidental. The fire occurred after 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, after the football team had returned to the locker room following a football game at Legion Field against Demopolis High School. The flames erupted in a closet on […]

Report says armory will remain open

Recent cutbacks and the announcement of the closure of the National Guard Armory in Monroeville created concerns over the status of Jackson’s facility. Though the long-term future of the armory is uncertain, representatives of the Alabama Army National Guard said the Jackson armory would not follow suit with Monroeville’s closure. “The Alabama National Guard has a number of older armories […]

Vendor deadline approaches for Fall Festival

Deadlines for vendor participation in the annual Fall Festival in Jackson are fast approaching. Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Carolyn Carpenter said space is still available for vendors, but they must be reserved by Oct. 10. This year’s fall festival is expected to draw big numbers because of an appearance by Troy Landry. Landry gained fame on The […]

CCC hopes to eradicate underage drinking

The Clarke County Coalition (CCC) is on a mission to address the issues of underage drinking. During a recent meeting at Clarke County High School, Emma Perryman, who is heading the coalition, said they are gathering support among community leaders and young people to research the cause of the problem and offer solutions. Discussing these issues with students is especially […]


JHS Halloween 5k and fun run is planned for Oct. 25

Runners are invited to run, crawl, float and fly across the finish line on Oct. 25 during Jackson High School’s 5k fun run. Organizer and Jackson High School librarian Erika Sullivan said the run would follow a similar route to that of last summer’s Alpha Run, starting and finishing at Legion Field. Pre-regist ration, which is $25, will continue through […]


Mary Phillips Allday

Mary Lou Phillips Allday was born May 13, 1923 and passed into eternity Sept. 24, 2014. She was age 91 years of age. Mary Lou loved the Lord and was a long-time member of Peniel Baptist Church. She was married to Alex Gunn “Gunny” Allday Sr. for more than 50 years. During their marriage they raised four children, Virginia Price, […]

Wilma Rae Henson

Wilma Rae Henson died Sept. 26, 2014 at the age of 84, at the Washington County Nursing Home. She was a native and resident of Frankville. Wilma was a member of Silas Pentecostal Church; she loved to read her Bible. She and her husband “Bo” where married in 1946. They spent a few years at Fort Benning, Ga., when he […]

Lela Mae Burrell

Lela Mae Burrell, age 66, of Jackson, passed from this life Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born July 24, 1948 to the late Robert Sr. and Eliza Singleton Bracy. Lela was a graduate of Harper High in the Class of 1967. She was a member of Mt. Sinai No. 1 Baptist Church in Jackson, where […]