2023-08-10 E-Edition

More than 180 backpacks distributed

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The Jackson Police Department and Partners for Peace, with assistance from the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted the first “Back to School Bash” on the city hall campus Saturday. Refreshments were provided to students as they prepared to return to school this week. There were inflatables and other entertainment. More than 180 backpacks were given out to students who […]

Clarke sheriff deputies investigating burglaries

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Investigators with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office have been looking into a string of burglaries, thefts and breaking and entering of vehicles. The locations of the offenses include, but are not limited to, Main Street in Whatley, Simmons Creek Road, Old Lock One Road, Church Street in Grove Hill, the Stave Creek community and the West Bend area north of […]

Leroy fire chief remembered

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Rodger Lamar Dean, the chief of the Leroy Volunteer Fire Department, passed away Aug. 5. Dean was a longtime chief of the department and had been a volunteer with the department for 43 years, serving in both Leroy and Wagarville. The recently-built Leroy fire station was constructed during his tenure. The Leroy community is saddened by the loss of Dean, […]

Plans for Sunday alcohol sales in Grove Hill moving forward

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The Grove Hill City Council is proceeding with the legalities needed to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the municipality on Sundays. If adopted, Grove Hill would be the only municipality in the county with Sunday sales. Jackson and Thomasville are wet but sales are only six days of the week. Monday, the Grove Hill council voted to proceed […]

Making old things new again

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Robby Devore taught himself the art of chair caning

The art of caning furniture dates back to ancient Egypt; however, the materials used and the patterns of chair caning have changed very little during the years. The same rattan palm and the same patterns used today are the same ones used thousands of years ago. The practice is not as common as it once was, and finding artisans to […]


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JPD hosts Back-To-School celebration!

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The Jackson Police Department hosted a Back-To-School Bash Saturday, Aug. 5 for area students. There was lots of food and fun activities for the kids to enjoy including sidewalk chalk and inflatables. Katie Soderquist and Courtney Clark from the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce were there to hand out backpacks and school supplies. JPD hopes to make this an annual […]

Retired teachers announce plans for district meeting

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The Clarke County Retired Teachers Association will participate in their district meeting Friday, Aug. 25th. The campus of Coastal Alabama, Thomasville, will be the gathering place. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., the opening program at 8:45. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be a special gift for members attending a district meeting for the first time. The […]

GriefShare weekly seminar announced

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Help and encouragement following the death of a loved one is vital. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help rebuild your life. They know it hurts, and they want to help. This seminar will be offered at the First Baptist Church in Jackson, 214 College Avenue, Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m. Meetings will be Aug. […]