2020-01-16 E-Edition

Jackson hospital seeks $250,000 from Clarke Comm.

The administrator of Jackson Medical Center was at the Clarke County Commission’s work session Monday, along with a number of hospital supporters, to ask for a $250,000 appropriation from the county. Jennifer Ryland detailed statistics and finances of the hospital and its services and in closing said she would be supportive of some kind of county tax that could benefit […]

Storm damage

Augustine Jemison’s mobile home on the Walker Springs Road was crushed by a falling tree during Saturday’s storm. People were in the home and on the porch but no one was hurt. No tornadoes were reported locally but straight line winds of 60 to 65 mph downed trees and power lines. See a story inside for more on the storm.

Wood pellet plant prospect opts for Demopolis instead

It seemed surely that the third time would be the charm for a wood pellet plant for Jackson but it fell through, too, when the prospect announced that it would locate in Demopolis instead of at the Jackson Port. Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced in late December that it would build a $99 million plant on the Tombigbee River in Demopolis. […]

Local teacher to receive Slayton Award for her dedication to children

Darlene Jacobs is recipient of the 2020 Eddie Slayton Memorial Award, the Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. announced this week. The award was established to recognize someone who has benefitted the children of Choctaw, Clarke or Washington counties above and beyond their job duties or has been exemplary in their volunteer service to children. It is named for the late […]

Fatal Texas church shooting renews emphasis on safety

A man pulled a shotgun out from under his coat at a church in White Settlement, Texas on the last Sunday in 2019 and fired on worshippers, killing two, before a church member shot and killed the man. It all happened within seconds. Mass shootings in public places are far too commonplace and houses of worship have not been spared. […]

Stephens runs for Clarke revenue commissioner

Kliff Stephens is a candidate for Clarke County Revenue Commissioner. He is running as a Republican and will be on the March 3 primary ballot. Stephens said, “I was born and raised in Clarke County and have been in various businesses in the county for 40 years. I managed sawmills for 15 years and worked a number of years with […]


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Joseph Ira Smith

Joseph Ira Smith, 59, passed away on Jan. 11, 2020. He was a native and resident of Grove Hill and attended Clarke County High School. Joseph worked as a carpenter in construction and the building of houses. He also built swimming pools. Joseph always planted a garden when his health permitted it. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. A homebody, Joseph […]

Terri Crosby Taylor

Terri Gale Crosby Taylor passed away. She was a native and resident of Chatom. A graduate of Washington County High School, she later earned her Registered Nurse degree from Coastal Alabama College, formerly Monroeville Trade School. Terri held medical positions for more than 25 years at Providence Hospital, Washington County Hospital and Washington County Nursing Home. Her last employment was […]