2023-01-12 E-Edition

Winter guest named Rufus welcomed in Gainestown

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‘Hummer Hosts’ take wayward hummingbird under their wing

Susan and Butch Perkins live in the Gainestown community. Like so many others in this area, they love hummingbirds. Each year, they put out eight or more feeders to attract these “flying jewels” to their deck. The birds eat gnats and other bugs, so the feeders that Susan and Butch put out are “extras” for the hummers. The Perkins family […]

Phone app would offer weather warnings, more info via Clarke EMA

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Jackson Mayor South offers to pay half of cost to get going

Clarke County EMA Director Roy Waite said at the County Commission meeting Tuesday that another storm system with possible severe weather was expected to come through the area Thursday. He urged citizens to be prepared. Severe weather has become a regular occurrence. Waite said that now what has been termed “Dixie Alley” for a path followed by storms across the […]

Clarke sheriff, coroner sworn in Monday

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Many area officials elected or re-elected take office in January. There were two swearing-in ceremonies at the Clarke County Courthouse Monday.

Clarke and Wilcox lawmen investigating man’s death

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Clarke County law enforcement officers are assisting Wilcox County officers in the investigation of an unusual death in that county. A body was discovered in a burned pickup on a dirt road just inside Wilcox County from Clarke County Thursday afternoon, Jan. 5. Wilcox County Sheriff Earnest Evans identified the man as Richard Gilpin, 41. He is Richard Stephen Gilpin, […]


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Celebrating 150 years

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The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson turned 150 years old in December. A special anniversary program will be at the church Sunday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. This bell, now displayed on the church lawn, hung in the steeple of the 1899 church that burned in 1996. It crashed to the ground as the steeple burned and cracked and can […]

Man said stable after being shot Saturday at Depot Rd. pool hall

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The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that injured one man in Jackson on Saturday, Jan. 7. At approximately 8: 30 p.m. on the 7th, officers were called to a disturbance at a pool hall at 909 Depot Road where officers were told there was a fight involving multiple people and one individual had sustained a gunshot wound. Officers […]

150th Anniversary

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First Presbyterian of Jackson dates to 1872; will hold special service Sunday afternoon

The First Presbyterian Church of Jackson is 150 years old. Special service will be Sunday, Jan. 15 A special anniversary program will be held at the church Sunday afternoon, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. All members, past members and pastors and the community are invited to attend, said Pastor Taylor Morgan. A reception will be held afterwards. The church was […]

Inmate from Clarke County dies after assault at Limestone facility

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A Clarke County man incarcerated in the Alabama prison system died after what is being called an apparent inmate-on-inmate assault. Ariene Kimbrough was found dead in his cell Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the Limestone Correctional Facility in north Alabama, the Alabama Department of Corrections reported. Kimbrough was 35 years old. He was serving a 20- year sentence for robbery in […]