2020-09-17 E-Edition

Hurricane Sally will be big rainmaker

Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, Hurricane Sally was off the coast of Alabama, crawling at a speed of 2 to 3 mph toward landfall. Landfall was expected Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Because of the storm, this newspaper went to press a day early, on Tuesday, instead of its normal Wednesday printing day. Tuesday morning, Sally was a Category 1 […]

Fire at Jackson fire station

A fire at Fire Station No. 3, located on the old National Guard Armory property on Highway 69 North (the fire station has a nearby Club Wiley Road address), caused considerable damage to the building Friday night, Sept. 11. Two trucks housed there suffered smoke and soot damage but luckily were not otherwise severely damaged. Public Safety Director Jerry Taylor […]

Chatom’s Community Center proclaimed courthouse annex by Wash. Co. Commission

The Chatom Community Center has been officially named an annex of the Washington County Courthouse. The County Commission issued a resolution to that effect at its meeting Monday so that the center’s larger meeting space can be used for courts. Law requires that courts be held at county courthouses. Court scheduled for October includes some cases that could be big […]

No Covid-19 reported among Clarke students

Nearly two weeks into the new school year, the Clarke County system has had no known Covid-19 cases among students, Superintendent Larry Bagley told school board members at their Sept. 10 meeting. Bagley said there have been a few cases where students had been sent home because they had been exposed to the virus through a family member or someone […]

Alabama dead last in Census response

Alabama has the worst Census response rate in the nation, as the Sept. 30 deadline draws closer. As of last week, less than 80 percent of Alabamians had completed the Census survey. Comparatively, the national average is almost 90 percent. The above numbers are all responses, self-responses by citizens as well as proddings and personal contacts by Census workers. The […]


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Community Calendar

Jackson AgTECH program in session The Jackson AgTECH program is now in session. STEAM activities, homework help, remediation and enrichment in math and reading, health and physical fitness classes for grades two through eight are now being offered. There is a before school program from 6:15 until 7:15 a.m. and after school program from 3 until 5:30 p.m. All COVID […]

Judith Sheppard Morrison

Please note, the memorial service for Judith Shepperd Morrison originally scheduled for Sept. 15 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 p.m., at Lathan Funeral Home in Jackson due to weather concerns.

Daisy Caten

Daisy Caten passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. She was a member of Spring Bank Baptist Church. Daisy taught preschool and was a homemaker who loved to cook for her family. She loved to travel with friends, her husband Edgar and his Navy buddies. Daisy also loved to shop. She was called “MawMaw” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Daisy is […]