2018-06-21 E-Edition

Jackson All-Stars and the Brooke cannon

The Jackson 8 and under All-Stars attended the Jackson City Council meeting on June 12 where they were congratulated and lauded by the mayor and council members for winning at the district level. The recognition was nice but the most fun seemed to be before the meeting as they ran and played on the front lawn of city hall and […]

87 year old drowns in Tombigbee at McIntosh

Fishing outing turns tragic for Lucedale, Miss. father and son

Lucedale, Miss. residents Odie Davis, 87, and his son, Owen, loved fishing and spent much time traveling into Alabama and fishing the waters of the Tombigbee. On June 14 as the pair traveled back to McIntosh landing tragedy struck. The boat carrying the two struck a large log and then struck the riverbank. The elder Davis was thrown from the […]

Cannon a defense against Yankees during Civil War

Today, the old Civil War cannon guards Jackson City Hall. Over 150 years ago it guarded against Yankee gunboats coming up the Tombigbee River from a perch at Oven Bluff in southern Clarke County. The cannon, called a Brooke for the man who designed it, Capt. John M. Brooke, has been in Jackson for 95 years. It was moved from […]

Dropped cell phone leads to arrest for Polaris theft

An accidentally-dropped cell phone near a crime scene led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a Polaris General ATV valued at $20,000. Ron Baggette, chief investigator for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, assisted Jackson Police with the case that happened about the same time as a murder in the city on May 25. A resident of the […]

Wagarville residents want safety measures

Rain-slicked roads and vision impaired by relentless storms contributed to an accident at the intersections of Alabama Highways 43 and 56 on Wednesday, June 14. As locals gathered to comfort family members and accident victims, frustration was clearly expressed. A gentlemen who did not wish to be identified asked rhetorically, “How many more wrecks is it going to take? There […]


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Kenneth Lee Anderson

Kenneth Lee Anderson, 81, of Gainestown, passed away June 11, 2018 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born April 25, 1937 to Roy and Bertie Bazzel Anderson. A member of Perry’s Chapel United Methodist Church, he had retired as a delivery/merchandising representative with Eli Whitt Tobacco Co. and a school bus driver with the Clarke County Board of Education. He enjoyed […]

Arnold Douglas Rynders

Arnold Douglas Rynders, 87, of Jackson, passed away June 17, 2018 at his residence. He was born April 27, 1931 to Carlie and Arnold Rynders in El Dorado, Ark. An avid fan of Alabama football, he enjoyed reading, history and crossword puzzles. He had also been a member of the Masons for 60 years. In addition to his parents, he […]

Lena Jeannie Howard

Lena Jeannie Howard, 80, passed away June 15, 2018 at Grove Hill Hospital. Jeannie was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. She loved fishing, flowers and canning. Jeannie always loved a good joke and telling good jokes. She will be sadly missed by all of her family and friends. Survivors include her son, James (Jane) Howard of Tibbie; daughter, Debbie […]