November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Never too old to vote

Ellen V. Brown of Salitpa is a conscientious voter and was at the Salitpa Fire Station, the community’s voting box, at noon Tuesday to cast her ballot. Mrs. Brown is proof that you are never too old to vote. More...

Around the Area

Veterans to be honored with parade   There will be a Veterans Day Parade Saturday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m. in Jackson. Lineup will begin at 9:15 a.m. through 9:30 a.m. at the Hibbett Sports parking lot.  More...

Special Sections

Church

Church Calendar

9th Pastoral anniversary at Macedonia Baptist The Macedonia Baptist Church is celebrating the 9th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Charles and Sister Cynthia Hurd through Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 nightly and Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. More...

Spiritual Beliefs

Building relationships in the community

Matt. 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”  The church is growing worldwide, but declining in America. More...

Education

Honor rolls announced at JIS

Students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls at Jackson Intermediate School have been announced for the first nine weeks of the 2012-2013 school year.   3rd Grade  More...

Red Ribbon Week observed at JHS

From Staff Reports  More...

‘Tales from the Crypt’ at WSML

White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson hosted a “Tales from the Crypt” storytelling event on Oct. 25 in observance of Halloween. Ghost stories were shared and refreshments were served. More...

Sports

Tigers upset No. 2 Aggies 31-21

The second-ranked Jackson Aggie’s run of 24- straight wins ended Friday night in Thomasville as the sixth-ranked Tigers upset JHS 31-21. More...

Aggies to take on Briarwood in round one of AHSAA playoffs

Briarwood, Jackson coaches talk about the match-up

The second-ranked Jackson Aggies will take on Briarwood Christian (4-6, 4-3) Friday night in the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Associations’ playoffs. It will be the two schools first ever meeting on the football field.  More...

Leroy drops 21-7 game to CCHS; ends season with 1-9 overall record

The Leroy Bears ended a disastrous season with a hard-fought 21-7 loss to the Clarke County Bulldogs Friday night at Palmer Stadium. More...

For the Record

ClarkeCo Sheriff’s Report

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of Oct. 30- Nov. More...

WashCo Sheriff’s Report

The following persons were booked into the Washington County Jail:  Stanley Marquis Malley, 29, of Chatom, was booked Oct. 1 for FTA-disorderly conduct ($500 bond).  William Alan Morris, 19, of McIntosh, was booked Oct. More...

New WashCo probate judge, commissioner

GOP wins offices in two counties

For the first time, there will be two elected Republicans in the Washington County Courthouse.  Nick Williams of McIntosh won an upset victory over Democratic incumbent Charles Singleton of Yarbo. More...

Obama wins re-election but loses Alabama

President Barack Obama was re-elected Tuesday, polling 303 electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206. The state of Florida had not been decided early Wednesday.  Two hundred seventy electoral votes are needed to win. More...

Mayor and council begin new terms

Jackson Mayor Richard Long and city council members were sworn in by Clarke County District Judge J. R. Morgan Monday night during an organizational meeting at city hall.  More...

News

Man dies in house fire in Choctaw Bluff Friday

A Choctaw Bluff man died in a house fire early Friday morning.  Clarke County Sheriff’s Department Chief Investigator Ron Baggette said the autopsy report indicates that Asie Washington, 24, died of inhalation. More...

L-P tells plans to restart OSB mill in second quarter 2013

Louisiana-Pacific is making plans to restart its shuttered Clarke County oriented strand board plant in the second quarter of 2013, L-P Vice President of OSB Jamie Barnes said Tuesday.  More...

This Veterans Day remember World War I soldiers, too, says ‘Doughboy’s’ daughter

Elizabeth Walker of Leroy proudly shows a framed photograph of her father, William C. More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Lock 1 Park   Beginning Nov. 1 the Old Lock 1 Park entrance gates changed to closing at sunset each evening and reopening each morning at 6 a.m.  Masonic Lodge fund-raiser   The Masonic Lodge No. More...

Editorials

Our Opinions

Nov. 11 honors all U.S. veterans

Sunday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. There will be a parade in Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Monday will be a holiday for some.  Too often we confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Memorial Day—in May—is a day to honor U.S. More...

Political Cartoon

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Alabama Viewpoint

Give thanks on Nov. 7 and Nov. 22

Why? It will all be over...maybe, unless there are recounts and court challenges. If I could wave a magic wand I would limit the election process, primaries and all, to four months. Somebody please start a petition drive. More...

People

Bedwell - Hutto to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Bedwell of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca, to Mr. Vic Hutto, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Hutto of Jackson.  The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Savage of Jackson and Mr. More...

Jackson Woman’s Club annual dinner is Nov. 16

The annual fund-raising dinner and bake sale for the Jackson Woman’s Club is Friday Nov. 16, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Christian Life Center at First United Methodist Church. More...

JPD announces sign-up for Operation Christmas

Jackson Police Department spokesperson Officer Lem DuBose, announces sign-up for the 33rd annual Operation Christmas has begun.  Those in need of assistance for toys for their children can come to the Police Station between the hours of 8 a.m. More...