2018-11-15 E-Edition

Veterans honored

Military veterans were recognized with a parade followed by a program at Jackson City Hall Saturday ahead of Sunday’s Veterans Day.

JPD investigates robberies; urge vigilance during holidays

Thursday, Nov. 8, was a busy day for Jackson Police. JPD received a call reporting a robbery at the Shell Station. A male suspect entered the business and overtook the clerk, placing an unknown object in her back. He ordered her to empty the cash register and then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect’s direction […]

X’Zavier Scott to face Madison Co. grand jury in capital murder case

One of the two people arrested in connection with the murder of a Huntsville woman appeared in court in Madison County last week. X’Zavier Scott, 20, of Jackson was represented at the hearing by attorney Bruce Gardner. Scott and his 16- year-old girlfriend, Domanek Jackson were arrested in Clarke County on Sept. 25 and charged with capital murder for the […]


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Local veterans recall Vietnam

Vietnam. The name alone conjures images of jungles, troops, tents and helicopters. The name of the country has become synonymous with war. Although 45 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War, the mention of it in conversation will still bring out strong opinions and even stronger division. This conflict began in 1955 between Communist North Vietnam […]

Geneva Gates Taylor

Geneva Gates Taylor “Jean,” “Maw-Maw,” “Noot,” 88, died peacefully at Baton Rouge General Medical Center on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. She was a lifetime resident of Jackson, but spent much of her time with family in Baton Rouge, La. Jean was the daughter of Lillie Lou Hicks Gates and Christopher Monette Gates and one of six siblings. She was preceded […]

Bobby Clifton Moore Sr.

Bobby Clifton Moore Sr. passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Visitation will be Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5 until 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 16, from 10 until the 11 a.m. service, all at Lathan Funeral Home in Grove Hill. The funeral service, at 11, will be officiated by the Rev. Leon Harrison. Interment will follow in the Amity Baptist […]

Melissa Watts Smith

Melissa Jeanelle Watts Smith, age 40, a native of Mobile, departed this life at a local hospital in Mobile on Wednesday evening the 7th day of November. A graveside service was celebrated Saturday, Nov. 10th, 2018 at the Richardson Cemetery in Rutan, near Chatom. Melissa was born in Mobile on the 25th day of March 1978 to Sharon Jeanelle Swartz […]

Woodie Earl Coates

Woodie Earl Coates, 62, a resident of Grove Hill, answered the Master’s call on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his residence with his wife by his side. He was born Oct. 6, 1956 to Paul Sr. and Minnie Mae Law Coates in the Ebenezer community. He was a loyal and faithful member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church where he […]