2023-03-09 E-Edition

Bridging the Bigbee

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Pushed as early as 1910s, it would be 1930 before a highway bridge opened in Jackson

A few weeks ago, a story featured the history of the Jackson railroad bridge. This week, Jackson’s highway bridge is detailed. Large rivers and streams were complications for pioneers to cross in the 1800s. There were few if any bridges and none in rural areas. Settlers had to put together rafts or find shallow places to ford. The latter was […]

California woman dies in one-car accident on 84 near Coffeeville

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A one-vehicle accident on Highway 84 a few miles east of Coffeeville Friday evening, March 3 was fatal for a California woman. Traffic Homicide Investigator Kenneth Kelly with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office said Sandra Jones was traveling east when her car ran off the roadway and struck some trees. The accident happened about 7 p.m. near Robinson Ridge Road […]


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Jackson’s downtown public clock will be just one of many to be changed ahead for Sunday’s start of daylight saving time. The time officially changes at 2 a.m. Sunday morning when clocks are turned ahead one hour for the summer months to give more daylight in the evenings. Some have advocated for converting full-time to daylight saving time, including Alabama […]

Jackson man gets three years for bank fraud, mail and ID theft

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A Jackson man was sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and aggravated identity theft relating to his repeated theft of mail and use of stolen debit and credit cards. According to court documents, Cary Letorle Wright, 44, was arrested on July 21, 2022, after law enforcement in Jackson located his fingerprints on several pieces of stolen mail […]

Child Advocacy Ctr. benefit to honor Elaine Davenport

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Elaine Philon Davenport of Chatom has been chosen as the 2023 Eddie Slayton Memorial Award winner, the Regional Child Advocacy Center has announced. Davenport will be recognized at the 17th annual Honor Thy Children dinner and auction benefit on Saturday, March 11 at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson. Tickets are $50 and available from Regional CAC […]

Man takes then returns items but still arrested

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A man returned stolen property as law enforcement officers intensified a burglary investigation and later when questioned admitted to the theft. Clarke County Sheriff’s Office Chief Investigator Donnie Floyd said that surveillance cameras at a resident on the McVay Road recorded a white male in a white GMC pickup on the property around 7 p.m. on Feb. 15. The cameras […]


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Clarke County Arrest Report

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Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail Feb. 28-March 6, include the following: Patrick Demario Thomas, 37, permit to carry pistol in vehicle or concealed license required, unlawful possession of marijuana- second degree, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Justin Waldrep, 31, cruelty to animals, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Jason Anthony Renner, 24, fleeing or attempting to elude […]

Jackson Police Report

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Officers with the Jackson Police Department reported the following arrests for Feb. 27 – March 6: Joshua Johnson, 31, domestic violence – assault; Tyree Caves, 28, alias warrant; Latedra Washington, 27, alias warrant; Terrance McClammy, 31, domestic violence – criminal mischief; Alexis Soto, 25, DUI; Calvin Fuller Jr., 44, possession of a controlled substance; Charlie Black, 35, possession of marijuana […]