November 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Commission votes to clear Ind. Park timber

The Clarke County Commission voted Wednesday morning to advertise bids to clear-cut a 155-acre parcel of timber in the North Clarke Industrial Park for sale.  The parcel is northwest of the road to the Louisiana Pacific mill. More...

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Church

Forest Avenue Baptist to host patriotic and gospel concert

Local veterans will be honored at a patriotic and gospel concert Saturday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m., in the pecan orchard next to Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. More...

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Jackson First Assembly of God hosted a National Guard luncheon recently for local Guard members along with our veterans. More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

City-Wide Thanksgiving service at Mt. Olive No. 2 Mt. Olive No. 2 Missionary Baptist Church Pastor’s Support Ministry is planning a City-Wide Thanksgiving Service to be held Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m. More...

Education

JA announces good citizens

Jackson Academy recently named its October Good Citizens. These students were all seen doing good deeds around the school. More...

ASCC Phi Theta Kappa students volunteer at Ronald McDonald House

Alabama Southern Community College’s Phi Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society traveled to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Friday, Nov. 14. More...

Windham items donated to ASCC Library and Museum

Dilcy Windham Hilley (shown at right), Kathryn Tucker Windham’s daughter, and Deborah Rankins (at left) \ of Alabama Southern’s Kathryn Tucker Windham Library and Museum, were facilitator More...

Sports

JHS seniors honor educators

The Jackson High School senior football players recently honored their favorite teachers by asking them to wear their jerseys. More...

Jackson tames Tallasee, 34-12

Jackson High School got the plays they needed – mostly in the clutch – to cruise past Tallassee 34- 12 and setup a third-round home matchup against Greenville.  The Aggies converted three-of-six fourth-down plays, and all three conve More...

Leroy falls in second round, 44-12

The Leroy High School Bears football team lost 44-12 Nov. 14 to the G.W. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

A lewd act in public was reported on Nov. 10 in the 2000 block of College Avenue.  An arrest was made on Nov. 10 for two acts of failure to appear on warrants from the Jackson Police Department. More...

Washington County jail report

Lloyd Edward Henderson, 62, of Silas, was booked on Nov. 10 on a hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  Joshua Lee Overstreet, 22, of Tibbie, was booked on Nov. More...

Washington County deeds

(Warranty deed) Jearleen Moss and Ronald Wesley Moss and J.J. Moss to Jean Cooley.  (Warranty deed) Jessica Dawn Curry Overstreet to Elizabeth Leigh Ann Curry.  (Survivorship warranty deed) Billy N. More...

Chatom ready to begin work on sidewalk, airport projects

The Chatom City Council took the final steps toward starting work on sidewalk and airport resurfacing projects.  The council voted unanimously to enter into an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for its upcoming sidewalk pro More...

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Residents of Jackson got into the holiday spirit on Tuesday night with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at the Junior Fire Department in the downtown shopping area. More...

Salvation Army prepares to launch red kettle campaign

A familiar noise will soon greet shoppers at the Jackson Walmart and Pic-NSav.  The Salvation Army will launch its bell ringing campaign – the organization’s biggest fund-raiser – through Dec. More...

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The Alpha Women’s Resource Center and Goody’s recently teamed up through the store’s “30 Days of Giving” program, which raised $445.50. More...

News

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For the remaining pageant pictures, see the Nov. 27 edition of The South Alabamian. More...

Fun at the library

The staff and visitors of the White Smith Memorial Library have been very busy with plenty of fun activities this fall. Recently, readers were challenged to share some of their favorite spots to enjoy a good book. More...

CCC collaborates with students to combat underage drinking

Since its beginning, the Clarke County Coalition has worked to fight underage drinking in the community.  The group has established strategies to combat the problem, discussed ways to spread their message and conducted surveys from teens that se More...

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‘What’s Cooking In Jackson’ JMC Auxiliary “What’s Cooking in Jackson” cookbooks are for sale at the following locations: Jackson Medical Center, Bloomers and The South Alabamian. Great Christmas Gifts!   More...

Editorials

Elections are over, it’s time to get to work

The next two years are shaping up to be very interesting on Capitol Hill. As you have probably heard by now, for the first time since 2006, Republicans will control both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate.  More...

A visit with my colleague, friend and former boss ‘Bo’ Torbert

For several years I have been meaning to visit my friend and former boss Clement Clay ‘Bo’ Torbert of Opelika who served Alabama as a state representative, a state senator, chief justice and chief administrator of Alabama’s Judicial More...

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People

Miss James, Mr. Johnson exchange wedding vows

Miss Amber Louanne James and Mr. Davis Tyler Johnson were united in marriage Sunday, June 15, 2014, at six o’clock in the evening at Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation in Gurley. More...

Elmore selected by Delta Epsilon Iota

The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Jenna Elmore for membership in the local chapter at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Miss Elmore is the daughter of Jana and Don Elmore of Leroy. More...

BTAPC and BTAS announce upcoming ‘Blithe Spirit’ and ‘Shrek the Musical’

The Ballet and Theatre Arts Performing Companies (BTAPC) is once again trying to cast Noel Coward’s hit comedy “Blithe Spirit.” There are wonderful parts for five women and two men, including: Charles, a writer; Ruth, his wife; Edit More...