2015-11-19 E-Edition


Edgewood Circle fire was likely no accident

A fire that occurred in the 400 block of Edgewood Circle Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as an arson. Jackson Police Department Detective Richard Harvey, who is investigating the case, said Frederick Williams, 40, was arrested and charged in the incident. Harvey said they are awaiting the fire marshal’s assistance in the investigation, but he said all signs point to […]

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Patrick arrested on charges of possessing child pornography

Former Jackson police officer Robert Patrick, 29, was arrested Monday afternoon by the Jackson Police Department and charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of a multi-agency investigation, which was conducted by the Jackson Police Department with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, Clarke County Child Advocacy Center, […]

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Relay for Life will hold its kickoff meeting tonight

The Jackson Relay for Life kickoff meeting will take place today, Nov. 19, at Jackson First United Methodist Church. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. During the meeting, organizers will discuss the date, theme and procedures for the 2016 Relay for Life effort. Salvation Army seeks bell ringers In one week, the Salvation Army of Jackson will once again […]

Argument over basketball game leads to assault

A Monday afternoon altercation over a basketball game led to injuries for one Jackson man and the arrest of another. According to reports from the Jackson Police Department, Kenneth Russell Jr., 22, of Jackson, received multiple scrapes and lacerations when he was struck by a Toyota driven by Olijuan Jamal Pierce, 20, also of Jackson. Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge […]

City says ‘thanks’ to those who selflessly served their country

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of November, the city of Jackson joined the rest of the nation in recognizing those who sacrificed to keep their country free. Jackson Mayor Richard Long, a veteran of the United States Navy, said it is always inspiring to see veterans and their families return for the ceremony. “It’s great to have […]


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Alice Vivian Beech

Alice Vivian Beech, 88, of Wagarville, passed away Nov. 11, 2015 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1926. A member of Victory Grove Church, she enjoyed singing and Auburn football. She had been employed with Vanity Fair as a seamstress. Preceding her in death were her husband, Johnnie Ray Beech; son, Wayne Beech; and brothers, Cecil Tarver, […]

Edward Lee Burrell

Edward Lee Burrell, age 62, was born Feb. 9, 1953 in Choctaw Bluff, the oldest of 10 children born to loving and devoted parents, Arile Burrell Taylor and Jimmie Lee James. His grandparents, Rena and Charlie Caves; parents Arile Burrell Taylor and Jimmie Lee James; and a sister, Thelma Law Richardson, preceded Edward in death. Edward was a 1971 graduate […]