2017-09-14 E-Edition


Traffic stop ends with marijuana bust

What began as a routine traffic stop Friday night ended with the seizure of a large amount of marijuana for Jackson Police Department Officer Lee Hutto. Hutto, who was patrolling Highway 177 when he spotted a speeding vehicle, seized 1.6 pounds of marijuana and arrested Quintin Crowell and Cedric Garraway. Crowell, 32, was charged with possession of marijuana first degree, […]

Jackson residents rally to provide support for Florida Irma evacuees

Throughout the weekend, evacuees from areas impacted by Hurricane Irma began rolling into Jackson. Many of the travelers from south Florida did not know what to expect, but by Monday afternoon the southern hospitality of the Pine City had them feeling right at home. Members of local churches and city leaders headed to hotels and recreational vehicle parks (which allowed […]

Waite discusses Irma and other weather issues

Seven cents proved lucky for a local fire department in sealed bids submitted to purchase an old county generator. Helwestern Fire Department bid $527.50 for the generator while County Commissioner Stan Hutto bid $527.43 — a difference of only seven cents. The bids were opened at Monday’s work session. The county had tried to sell the generator on a governmental […]

Sisson says big things are coming to the Mobile-area

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Katie Clark took time during Tuesday’s annual membership dinner to reflect on some of the office’s successes over the past 12 months. October will mark Clark’s one-year anniversary after replacing former director Carolyn Carpenter. She said she was grateful to Carpenter for staying on board during the first three months of her tenure. […]


Arc invites friends and family to tailgate party

The Arc of Clarke County is inviting everyone to come tailgate and celebrate Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p. m. as they reflect on the successes of the past year at the Friends and Family Membership Dinner. The event will take place at the H. W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (251) […]


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Ruby Lee Chancey

Ruby Lee Chancey, 82, a native of Coffeeville and longtime resident of Satsuma, passed away Sept. 9, 2017 at Mobile Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Oct. 26, 1934 to Richard and Lena Bell Dunagan. She loved being outdoors and particularly enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. A homemaker, she was also a member of Bethel Baptist Church. In addition […]

Ralph Dewey Neal Jr., M.D.

Ralph Dewey Neal Jr., M.D., age 79, a longtime resident and native of Grove Hill, passed away at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. He was born July 9, 1938 and was preceded in death by his parents, Pearl Kirkland Neal and Ralph Dewey Neal Sr., M.D. Ralph was greatly loved and is survived by his beloved […]

Jewell Batley Taylor

Jewell Batley Taylor, 87, of Leroy, passed away Sept. 4, 2017 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born Jan. 16, 1930 to Joseph and Jewell Gill Batley. A Daughter of the Confederacy, she was also a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church. She loved planting flowers and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death […]