April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City mulls hiring of lobbyist in Washington

The Jackson City Council met in a special work session Tuesday night to consider hiring a firm to lobby and assist with grant writing.  Representatives from Adams and Reese told city leaders they felt confident they could help Jackson land grant More...

Domestic situation prompts drug arrests

A report of domestic violence Sunday resulted in the drug arrest of two people.  The Jackson Police Department received a complaint from Terionna Thomas, 19, of Jackson, concerning a man assaulting her.   More...

Jackson cleanup this Saturday

Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Spring Clean-Up Kick Off this Saturday, April 20th, at the Chamber. Please come by and pick up supplies while they last and help get Jackson and surrounding areas clean. More...

Smile of the Week

Jordis Fuller More...

Special Sections

Church

Millry’s Sew & Sow, a harvest of service

They call themselves “Sew & Sow.” And the idea for their sewing club grew out of seeing wives of the workers of Campers on Mission sewing garments for Nicaragua. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

Healing Hands Ministry Unity & Love Marriage Conference April 19-21   The Healing Hand Ministry International, 910 Forest Avenue Jackson, will present a Marriage Conference Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Coming Events

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VFW Ladies Auxiliary to install officers   The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW 5355 will conduct its regular meeting on April 18, 6 p.m. at the VFW post on Club Wiley Road. Officers for 2013 will be elected, and all members are welcome to attend.   More...

Education

50 Years of Leroy High School Band

Retired Leroy High School Band Director Rush Gavin leads the high school band during their performance Sunday at the school. The band celebrated 50 years. Gavin was the school’s first band director.   More...

JHS students learn life skills

Mrs. Wade and Mrs.Harrell’s Freshman classes at Jackson High School were treated to breakfast by Alabama Power for having the best attendance for the month of March. More...

Sports

Aggies heading to 5A playoffs!!

The Jackson Aggie baseball team lost a tough series to Satsuma last weekend but still finished the season as the runnerup in 5A Area 3 to advance to the first round of the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s playoffs against No. More...

Lady Bears win Washington County tournament

The Leroy Lady Bears softball team went 4-0 to win the Washington County Tournament Friday in Leroy for the sixth straight season.  LHS defeated McIntosh, Millry, Washington County and then Millry again in the championship game to earn the troph More...

JA wins fourth straight area championship

Jackson Academy’s baseball team won the 1A Region 2 area championship Monday by defeating Sparta in addition to adding three wins last week to their overall record. More...

For the Record

Sheriff

Clarke County Records

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of April 9 – April 16 include: ffi Kemkeshia Lashaye Watkins, 22, disorderly conduct, use/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possession of mariju More...

Marriage

Clarke County Records

ffi Ronnie Dewayne Walker and Lisa Yvonne Deas. ffi Jamie Lee Rush and Cassandra Faye Flint. ffi Doanld Lyray Hosea and Lavesha Wyshea Dailey. More...

Deeds

Clarke County Records

ffi Ben Farmer, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. ffi Ozelle L. Hubert, to Clarke-Washington Electric Membership Corporation. ffi Alice Tolbert, to Clarke- Washington Electric Membership Corporation. More...

Husband injured in domestic incident at Jackson school

A domestic altercation between an estranged couple April 10 resulted in the husband being sent to the hospital with severe head injuries.  No charges have yet been filed in the case.  More...

Circuit clerk eligibility hearing set for April 23

Five months after a contest was filed challenging Summer Scruggs’ eligibility to be Clarke County circuit clerk the matter is set for a “final hearing” by the judge appointed to hear the case.  More...

Living History

Volunteers of the Clarke County Historical Museum entertained and educated students of Jackson Intermediate School and Gillmore Elementary Friday. More...

County cleanup activities planned for Saturday

Most municipalities in Clarke County will dedicate April 20 for cleanup activities.  • The Town of Coffeeville cleanup program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to meet at Town Hall where supplies will be available. More...

Rivers set for duet duel on .The Voice' this week

Justin Rivers, a 2002 graduate of Leroy High School, who selected to be on Blake Shelton’s team in the blind auditions of “The Voice,” is scheduled to appear either this Monday or Tuesday.  It has not been disclosed which NBC e More...

News

Night of bluegrass and gospel planned

A huge night of Bluegrass and Country Gospel music will return to Washington County at the Courthouse Square at 6 p.m., April 27. The Maharreys will be featured along with Winky Hicks and Frontier Bluegrass. More...

Printed books still popular at Jackson library

The printed word is still important at the White Smith Memorial Library in Jackson.  Patrons at the Jackson library prefer printed books over E-books, said library director Debra Grayson. More...

The CCARC Foundation’s 15th Annual Spring Jubilee

Winners List BBQ Cook- Off Chicken • 1st Place- Searious BBQ • 2nd Place- The Barbeque Grillbillies • 3rd Place- Outhouse BBQ • 4th Place- Baas Hog BBQ • 5th Place- Bull ‘n Bones Ribs More...

Editorials

Blue ribbons are for Child Abuse Prevention Month

Guest Column

In 1983 the United States Congress proclaimed April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Since then, child abuse and neglect awareness activities have been promoted across the country during April of each year.  More...

Publisher’s Comments

For some children, monsters are real

It saddens me to think that it exists, but it does.  It pains me to try and reach out to comfort those afflicted by this disease, but I can’t.  It frustrates me to know that it is happening in the community where I live, and the one d More...

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People

Gone Fishin’

Participants from the Jackson Senior Center enjoyed a day of fishing at Bear Lake in Washington County last Friday. The anglers netted bream and bass. The annual event is organized by Jackson City Councilman Paul South. More...

Parden – Harris final plans announced

Allison Annie Parden and Justyn Michael Harris will be married Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. More...

Woman’s Club presents awards

The Jackson Woman’s Club hosted its annual Awards Day Tuesday, April 9 at the Kimbell House. More...