2020-06-18 E-Edition

Lawmen walk with protestors through downtown Jackson

Jackson police officers rallied with a group protesting the death of George Floyd, marching from Jackson Middle School to city hall Thursday evening, June 11. As marchers passed the police department, police employees passed out bottles of cold water. ‘Senseless, needless’ The group of about 100 gathered in front of city hall and heard several speakers. The first was Police […]

Senate, House races on July 14 ballot

There’s no local county races on either the Clarke or Washington counties runoff ballots for July 14. But the races that are there should be hot ones. Originally scheduled for March 31, the runoff was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. On the Republican ballots are important runoff races for a U.S. Senate seat and a U.S. House of Representatives […]

Municipal elections get green light for Aug. 25

Many Alabama municipalities, including all in southwest Alabama, will hold elections on Aug. 25 as scheduled. The Alabama League of Municipalities had considered seeking a one-year delay because of the coronavirus pandemic but a final decision was made last week to proceed with the elections as planned. Had there been a postponement, elections would have been held next year and […]

COVID-19 cases explode in state

Alabama set a record Sunday, probably not the kind of record wanted but a record nevertheless. The state recorded over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in that single day. It capped the fourth straight day for record high new daily cases. As of Tuesday, the Alabama Department of Public Health’s Dashboard website recorded 25,892 confirmed cases in Alabama. New cases increased […]

Goolsby runs for another council term

Jackson City Elections

Carol Goolsby has announced she is a candidate for reelection to the District 3, Place 1 position on the Jackson City Council. Goolsby is completing the remaining time of her husband, the late Councilman Dwight Goolsby, on the council. “It has been my pleasure to serve on the Jackson City Council these past three years. I am proud to live […]

Bolen seeking re-election to council

Margarette Ann Smith

Margarette Ann Smith, 85, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, June 6, 2020 at her residence. She was born in Grove Hill on Nov. 1, 1934 to William “Sam” James and Mary Lou Odom James. Margarette retired with the credit bureau in Houston, Texas and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Amos […]

Erwin Eugene Tillman Jr.

Erwin Eugene Tillman Jr., 77, of Leroy, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born in Mobile on Dec. 24, 1942 to Erwin E. Tillman Sr. and Etta Elase Hudson Tillman. He was a member of Jackson First Assembly of God. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a member of the West Mobile […]

Mary Frazier Tate

Mrs. Mary Ola Frazier Tate, age 78, a native and resident of Grove Hill, was born July 28, 1941 to the parentage of the late Mr. Brady Frazier Sr. and the late Mrs. Mary Lee Coats Frazier. She departed this life peacefully at her home June 9, 2020. Mrs. Frazier was a member of Mt. Zion No. 2 Baptist Church […]