October 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual Fall Festival and fair highlight upcoming events

Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Cecil McMullan Fairgrounds, located on Stanley Drive in Jackson.   More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

Foreman Chapel   serving the needy   Pastor Vera Mitchell of the Foreman Chapel Baptist Church Outreach Ministry in Jackson has announced that the church is giving away free sweaters, coats and shoes to the needy, Monday through Friday More...

FUMC ‘Trunk or Treat’

Youth, children and many parents gathered in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for “Trunk and Treat” . More...

‘O Lord, my strength’

Spiritual Beliefs

Psalm 18:1 “I will love thee, O Lord my strength.”   There is a place of strength that is only found in God! Psalm 18:32 says, “It is God that girdeth me in strength…”   More...

Editorials

Old cemetery a pretty, peaceful place

Publisher’s Comments

It had been 68 years since anyone has been buried in the old Cox Cemetery, near Satilpa Creek, south of Center Point and just off County Road 21. More...

Helen Keller statue unveiled in Capitol

Congress Reports

A rare event occurred recently at the U.S. Capitol—the unveiling of a new addition to the Statuary Hall Collection; in this case, a statue of Helen Keller representing the state of Alabama.   More...

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People

Moye - Flowers united in marriage

Stephanie Rebecca Flowers and David Hunter Moye were united in marriage at the First Baptist Church in Jackson on Saturday, July 25, 2009.   The Revs. Keith Pugh of Tuscaloosa and Chris Weide of Jasper officiated the 3 p.m. ceremony. More...

Miss Norman - Mr. Warren plan December wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reynard Norman III of Greenville announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alice Dunn, to Dr. Andrew Wesley Warren. Dr. Warren is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Charles Warren of Northport, and Ms. More...

Stork Report

Jayden Malik Collins   LaToya Dione Collins of Leroy announces the birth of a son, Jayden Malik, Oct. 5, 2009, 2:29 a.m., at Jackson Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. and was 19-1/2 inches in length. More...

County Champs!

Jackson High School’s Damion Bracy breaks out for a big gain during Friday’s game against county rival Thomasville. The Aggies beat the Tigers to claim the county championship title. More...

LHS teacher wins transfer appeal

Kathy Sturdivant, sixth grade teacher at Leroy High School, appealed an in-school transfer and will remain in the sixth grade.   More...

Revisit Alabama’s early days Saturday at St. Stephens Historical Park

A day of fun, food and reflections of the state’s early history will be featured on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Old St. Stephens, Alabama’s territorial capital.   More...

News

Aggies’ locker room burglarized during Friday’s game

The Jackson High School football team returned to their locker room following Friday’s game against Thomasville to discover some of their personal belongings had been stolen.   More...

Clarke County Museum’s Pioneer Day & Tractor Show is Saturday

The Clarke County Historical Museum in Grove Hill will host its 10th annual Pioneer Day Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free living history event features costumed re-enactors demonstrating ear-ly life in Clarke County.   More...

McIntosh man charged with cocaine possession

A McIntosh man was arrested Friday, Oct. 23 after police discovered what they believed to be crack cocaine in his possession.   Thomas A. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Fruit sale begins at Jackson Academy   Orders for the annual Jackson Academy fruit sale will be accepted through Nov. 12. Delivery will be in the first week of December. More...

Education

FBLA officers installed

The Jackson High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Officer and New Member Induction Ceremony was recently held at Jackson City Hall. More...

Jackson Intermediate School honor roll announced

The following students’ names were recently announced for the A and A/B honor rolls at Jackson Intermediate School.   3rd Grade   More...

4K class gets pumpkin

Laura Binion’s 4K class at Joe M. Gillmore Elementary recently received a pumpkin for their classroom. The pumpkin was grown by Brody Moseley (front row with pumpkin) and his grandaddy, Steve Williams. More...

Sports

Jackson topples T’ville

JHS: 39 • THS: 20

I f 6,000 Jackson Aggie fans, Thomasville Tiger   fans and the general curious   went to Legion Field last Friday to see a good ball game, they got their money’s worth. More...

Leroy hosting Sweet Water

N o. 2 Leroy rolled over Mobile Christian last Friday 48-13.   The win gives the Bears a perfect   record in 2A Region 1. More...

JHS defense credited for win over T’ville

“It was a great atmosphere for football.” — JHS Coach Jeff Kelly

The Jackson Aggies used a swarming defense that produced six turnovers and a pounding ground game as they upset the top-ranked Thomasville Tigers 39-20 last Friday night at John D. Simpkins Stadium-Legion Field.   More...

For the Record

Clarke County Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 20-27 include:   Valerie Southall, 22, theft by deception second degree, $10,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. More...

Senior Living

Making a difference in their communities

A large number of senior citizens are choosing to remain active after they retire. Some take on a second career, while others devote themselves to serving their communities in some volunteer capacity. More...

The ‘squeaky wheel’

In 1989, Vivian Dickey heard about communities getting nutrition centers for senior citizens. She had the idea that her hometown of Wagarville needed one. Her next step was to gather names on a petition to get a center for Wagarville.  More...

Jackson Health Care strives to create a caring home setting

The key to quality care at Jackson Health Care Facility (JHCF), located at 2616 College Avenue, is making its residents feel as comfortable as possible by creating a caring home setting. More...