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December 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Council praises city, chamber for a job well done on Veterans Day program

The city of Jackson has a proud tradition of honoring its veterans. During last week’s Jackson City Council meeting this continued through discussions of the most recent Veterans Day celebration. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Depot tree lighting set for Sunday night   Several holiday events are on the horizon fro the coming week. Listed below are a few local opportunities to get everyone into the Christmas spirit.  Chatom parade   More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Lilly Grove announces events   The Lilly Grove Church Family invites the community to their Watch Night service Saturday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. More...

Step Sing

Jackson First United Methodist Church welcomed hundreds of spectators and several performers to its annual Step Singing Sunday night. More...

What is a step-sing anyway?

Have you ever wondered what a step-sing really is? You might ask the hundreds of people who gather by the steps of the First United Methodist Church each year on the evening of the first Sunday of Advent season. More...

Editorials

Early voting for Alabama?

There’s nothing more American than going to the polls on Election Day and casting your vote. I love Election Day! But I don’t love waiting in line for hours before I get to cast my ballot.  More...

Jeff Sessions’ early support for Trump rewarded with AG nod

It is definite, our Junior Senator, Jeff Sessions, is going to be President Donald Trump’s Attorney General, as well as his closest advisor.  More...

Challenges for Pres. Trump

The euphoria of the shocking win by Donald Trump is beginning to wear off as reality sets in. Despite recent reports indicating growth, the Trump administration will inherit several major economic challenges that must be addressed. More...

People

Heath, Thornhill united in marriage

Anita Marie Thornhill and Stephen Daniel Heath exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 15, 2016, with the Rev. Garet Aldridge officiating. The 4 p.m. outdoor ceremony was held at Katie Hearn Oaks in Leroy. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Miss Armstrong, Mr. Gill announce wedding plans

Leigh Anne Armstrong of Auburn and Henry H. Armstrong III of Tallassee announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Abigail, to Gray Gill, son of Mr. and Mrs. More...

Briggs receives ‘White Coat’ at University of Kentucky

Henry Briggs III, the 2007 Clarke County High School valedictorian, son of Gwen and Henry Briggs of Grove Hill, has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the College of Arts and Science at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and a master’s d More...

Juvenile located and returned to her family

A juvenile female who was reported missing Sunday night has been located and returned to her family.  Jackson Police Department Detective Brian Clark said they attempted to locate the girl throughout the night Sunday and later found her at a res More...

Holiday spirit

Full Story

New JPD chief says Jackson is a special place

It didn’t take long for new Jackson Police Chief Jerry Taylor to embrace the Pine City and its citizens.  During last week’s Jackson Kiwanis Club meeting, Taylor introduced himself to the club and was on hand to discuss the departmen More...

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News

Tombigbee Running Club wraps up 2016 season

The Tombigbee Running Club closed out its fall season by honoring runners from its Saturday race and those who have had strong performances throughout the year.  More...

City of Jackson sponsors CCC prevention programs

Clarke County Underage Drinking Coalition members Emma Perryman and Rosalind Henley met with Jackson Mayor Paul South recently to discuss some of the efforts the group has put forth to educate young people on the dangers of drugs and alcohol. More...

Honoring heroes

The White Smith Memorial Library recently celebrated Veterans Day by welcoming Mary Beth Marshall. Marshall, a veteran of the U.S. More...

Coming Events

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Amazing Grace Deliverance Church announces events The Amazing Grace Deliverance Church community will celebrate a pre-anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 p.m., for Elder Georgia Nash Jackson. The Rev. Gary Jackson, pastor of St. More...

Sports

DECEMBER 3 ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama vs. Florida SEC championship game, Atlanta, Ga. • 3 p.m. Watch on CBS   More...

Aggies’ run ends in semifinals

The Jackson High School football team used a furious second-half comeback to take the lead with 8:39 remaining in Friday night’s semifinal playoff game against Beauregard, but the Hornets would not be denied.  More...

Lady Aggies have strong showing in Robertsdale Thanksgiving tournament

The Jackson High School girls’ basketball team continued to make strides last week, winning two of three in the Robertsdale Pre-Thanksgiving Day Tournament.  More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

A requested escort was reported Nov. 21 in the 100 block of Chestang Quarters.  A medical emergency was reported Nov. 21 in the 500 block of Commerce Street.  Harassment was reported Nov. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Nov. More...

Washington County Jail Reports

Tommy Jarmon, 38, of Atmore, was booked Nov. 21 for probation violation ($5,000 bond).  Oscar Travis Reed, 19, of McIntosh, was booked Nov. 21 for possession of marijuana second degree ($2,500 bond).  Edward Berryhill, 34, of Mt. More...