2018-02-22 E-Edition

Hensleigh named this year’s Eddie Slayton Award winner

Another overflow crowd gathered for Saturday’s annual Child Advocacy Center “Honor Thy Children” banquet to thank those who do their part to keep children in Clarke, Choctaw and Washington counties safe. CAC supporter and board member Gil Gilmore said it is always encouraging to see so many smiling faces in the audience for this event. “There is nothing that we […]

Flasher targets local fast food restaurants

The Jackson Police Department is seeking help from the community in exposing the identity of a man who has flashed diners at local fast food restaurants. Jackson Police Department Deputy Chief Richard Harvey said there have been two separate incidents involving a black male in an older model white sport utility vehicle who has exposed himself at local eateries. Harvey […]

Chamber chili cookoff gets the go ahead

The teams are aligned and Saturday’s first Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cookoff is set to go. Chamber Executive Director Katie Clark announced this week that the cook off has received the go ahead and said she is excited to launch a new fun, family event for the Pine City. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample a wide […]

Averett seeks return to Clarke County Commission seat

Elma Averett, a former two-term member of the Clarke County Commission, is seeking a return to the office representing District 1. Averett, of Grove Hill, said, “It was a privilege and an honor to serve the citizens of District 1 for eight years. I believe my experience as a commissioner and my knowledge of county government can again be put […]

Watkins longs for values of days gone by

Saturday’s second annual Black History Parade in downtown Jackson allowed participants time to reflect on the struggles of the past and look toward future possibilities. Guest speaker and local minister Ted Watkins stressed the importance of the black community’s values from history and heritage. “If we only knew the value of our history,” he said. “Many of us do not […]


TRC teams up with Jackson Academy for 5k

The Tombigbee Running Club has announced an addition to its 2018 race schedule. The Running with the Eagles 5k and fun run will take place Saturday, March 3, with registration from 7: 30 to 8 and a start time of 8: 30 a. m. The preregistration fee is $25 for the 5k and $15 for the fun run. Preregistration is […]


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Lucille Morgan Deas

Lucille Morgan Deas, 97, of Coffeeville, passed away Feb. 15, 2018 at Jackson Health Care Facility. She was born April 22, 1920 to Geneva and Frank Morgan. A member of New Prospect Baptist Church in Coffeeville, she taught Sunday School there for 60 years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing and cooking among her many other hobbies. She […]

Eunice Packer Chapman

Eunice Grey Packer Chapman, a resident of the Zimco community of Jackson, answered the Master’s call on Sunday morning while at Mobile Infirmary Hospital in Mobile. Born July 13, 1943 to Roosevelt Sr. and Maggie Pugh Packer, she was 74 years of age. A faithful and dedicated member of Pine Chapel No. 1 Baptist Church in Grove Hill, she enjoyed […]