June 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Dropped cell phone leads to arrest for Polaris theft

An accidentally-dropped cell phone near a crime scene led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a Polaris General ATV valued at $20,000.  Ron Baggette, chief investigator for the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, assisted Jackson Po More...

Wagarville residents want safety measures

Rain-slicked roads and vision impaired by relentless storms contributed to an accident at the intersections of Alabama Highways 43 and 56 on Wednesday, June 14. More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Vision Life announces revival   Vision Life Family Worship Center Church invites all to their 5th annual Next Level Revival, with a theme of “Back to Holiness.” The revival continues through Friday night; guest speaker is Bishop Greg More...

New church in Barlow Bend

Indian Grave Missionary Ministries is helping to build a new church for United Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Barlow Bend. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Gulley to be featured at GH Library   Alabama author and storyteller, Lawrence Gulley, will be at the Grove Hill Public Library June 28, from 4-6 p.m., for a book signing. He will be autographing his latest novel, Green Briar. More...

Editorials

Thoughts on a 4-day tour

Last week, I spent four days on tour with the concert choir of Mobile’s Singing Children. The 29-member auditioned choir traveled through Mississippi and into Memphis, performing at five different venues along the way.  More...

Reviewing judicial races

This is not just a gubernatorial year in the Heart of Dixie.  We have every constitutional office up for election which includes Lt. More...

Bad news for SS and Medicare

The condition of the two bedrock programs that are so fundamental to older Americans deteriorated significantly from last year. That is the finding of the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. More...

People

Salitpa Day held Saturday at Old Lock One

The Salitpa community hosted its second “Salitpa Day” at the Old Lock One Park Saturday. A large crowd turned out for fun, fellowship and good food. At left,Alabama A & M University alumni and supporters were promoting their school. More...

Boy Scouts invest in the elderly

Recently around 350 Boy Scouts gathered at Maubila Scout Reservation and assembled bags of toiletry items for the benefit of those served by the Jackson Senior Center and other local senior centers. More...

Mayton’s Music Masters

Here’s a blast from the past — Mayton’s Music Masters. On the bandstand at Vanity Fair Community House in Jackson sometime around 1954 are these young musicians and their leader, Henri Mayton. More...

87 year old drowns in Tombigbee at McIntosh

Fishing outing turns tragic for Lucedale, Miss. father and son

Lucedale, Miss. residents Odie Davis, 87, and his son, Owen, loved fishing and spent much time traveling into Alabama and fishing the waters of the Tombigbee. On June 14 as the pair traveled back to McIntosh landing tragedy struck. More...

Cannon a defense against Yankees during Civil War

Today, the old Civil War cannon guards Jackson City Hall. Over 150 years ago it guarded against Yankee gunboats coming up the Tombigbee River from a perch at Oven Bluff in southern Clarke County. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by:  KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660- 1103 www.pickettortho.com   More...

News

Flying Bricks concert announced

The Arts Council of Thomasville will present their ninth annual Independence Day concert entitled “Favorites of (the) US,” Saturday, June 30, 7 p.m., in the Bedsole Theatre at the Thomasville Civic Center. More...

Strange But True

* You might be surprised to learn that the largest irrigated crop in the United States isn’t soybeans, wheat or even corn; it’s grass — mostly in lawns, parks and golf courses.  More...

Protecting against elder abuse, neglect

In society, elders have traditional roles to play and usually there exists an understood respect for the wisdom gained from the lives they have lived. More...

Education

Representing the Pine City

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Pine City Ambassadors. These 16 students represent the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and The city of Jackson. More...

Be wary of student loan repayment companies

If you owe money on federal student loans, you should be wary of sales pitches from companies offering to help borrowers lower their payments, KHEAA–Alabama warns.  Such companies charge fees — sometimes high fees — for filling More...

Sports

Waverunners hit the Water!

The Jackson Waverunner Swim Team held their first match this past Saturday at home. They will be back at Pearce Park again this Saturday for their next match! More...

Jackson 8U All-Stars advance to state

On June 9, the Jackson 8U All-Star baseball team secured their place in the Alabama State Baseball Tournament. With just over a week to prepare for the opportunity to play in the district games, they did so in a winning fashion. More...

Football players begin to report at GCP

The football players for the 2018 Gulf Coast Prep Sports Academy reported for fall camp this past weekend. Parents were able to see the dorm rooms and other parts of the school. The Sharks gridiron squad will still be housed in Mt. More...

For the Record

Clarke Jail Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of June 12-19 include the following:  More...

Washington Jail Report

Ray Anthony Reed, 38, of Citronelle, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, $3,000 bond  Damarco Brown, 24, of Thomasville, careless driving, $287 bond.  Eric Prewitt, 44, of Mobile, failure to appear, drivers More...

Clarke Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated June 7-14  Estate of Leon S. Smith, to Sheryl S. Revette.  William C. Parker, to James Hyde.  April Horn, to Mario Horn.  Brenda Gray Timber LLC, to Kenneth S. More...