January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Corrections

In the Jan. 22 edition of The South Alabamian, the pastor pictured speaking at the Inaugural 2015 Quartet Gospel Music Spiritual Time Showcase was incorrectly identified as Sharrod Colemen. He was actually the Rev. Darryl Perryman. More...

Wounded Warriors banquet will take place on Feb. 7

For the second year, military veterans will receive the unique experience of a weekend in the woods that hold some of Alabama’s finest deer hunting.  St. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Lily Anderson More...

Special Sections

Church

CHURCH CALENDAR

Holy Ghost Revival Hosted by New Testament Holiness Church   The New Testament Holiness Church, 2729 Reaves St., Mobile, will host a Holy Ghost Revival Monday, Jan. 26 through Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 nightly. More...

Celebration to honor Pastor and Mrs. Chapman

Pastor Darious Chapman, the officers and members of A.O.H. Church of God Mexia invite all to the celebration of Pastor Chapman and his wife’s 13th pastoral appreciation Wednesday, Jan. More...

Education

JA celebrates National School Choice Week

Jackson Academy is currently participating in a special event to celebrate National School Choice Week.  This event features a student poster and essay contest.  Jackson Academy is a private independent school serving grades Pre-K, kinderg More...

JHS announces honor roll

Students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls have been announced by the administration of Jackson High School for the first semester of the 2014-2015 school year.   Grade 9  More...

Leroy High lists honor roll

The A and A/B honor rolls have been announced by the Leroy High School administration. More...

Sports

JHS boys dominate Petal, 57-32

The Jackson High School boys’ basketball represented its school and state well Saturday with a 57-32 win over Petal High School in the Mississippi- Alabama Classic at Wayne County High School.  Despite some early struggles in the Waynesbor More...

Eagles cruise past Clarke Prep School

The Jackson Academy boys’ basketball team completed a clean sweep of its county rival on Friday night with a 73-54 win on the road at Clarke Prep.  The win ended a string of four games in five days for the Eagles. More...

Photos

Tyrone Grayson killed this 10-point buck on Saturday, Jan. 24, while hunting in the Walker Springs area. The deer weighed in at 202 pounds. More...

For the Record

Police Incident Reports

Criminal mischief was reported on Jan. 17 in the 900 block of Bolen Drive. A truck was shot with a paintball gun.  An arrest was made for shoplifting on Jan. 20 at Walmart.  Officers responded to a call on Jan. More...

Clarke County Sheriff's Reports

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

Clarke County deeds and marriages

Marriage license applications  William Patrick Paul, to Rachael Dawn Moseley.  Terry Mann, to Sammie Jean Kennedy.  Marriage license applications are just that—applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. More...

Sykes outlines the role of ADCNR in conservation

State rules and regulations can sometimes be confusing for Alabama hunters and fishermen.  More...

Williams vows to stand strong against gay marriage in WC

After striking down Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage, U.S. District Court Judge Callie Granade said an order issued on Sunday, Jan. 25 would give the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals until Feb. More...

PFC participates in a pair of Jackson fund-raisers

The effort to keep the planes used for the Pilots for Christ program in the air in 2015 began on the ground last week. A pair of events took place in Jackson to raise awareness and funding.  More...

News

Butts had filed counterclaim to complaint in 2014

A partner in a Jackson hospice company who has recently been indicted on criminal charges for theft regarding company funds was first sued in a civil complaint.  More...

More teacher cuts are ahead for Clarke school system

Clarke County School Superintendent Larry Bagley expressed concern to the school board Jan. More...

Bond produces favorable numbers for city of Jackson

The city of Jackson received good news during its Tuesday night meeting regarding the refunding portion of bond issues from 2006 and 2009.  Bob Young, of Frazer Lanier Co., said the savings came out at $389,000.  More...

Coming Events

Mark Your Calendar

Sign-ups announced for Little League   The Jackson Little League baseball sign-ups for the 2015 season will be Jan. 29th, Feb. 3rd and 5th, from 4:30 – 7 p.m., at the Jackson Little League concession stand.  More...

Editorials

State of the Union just a liberal wish list

Article II, Section 3 of the United States Constitution reads: “He shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union.” In that spirit, last week President Obama traveled to the Capitol to deliver his State of More...

Building a local economy in rural South Alabama is challenging work

Previously, I had the good fortune of writing an article that addressed “Shopping at Home.” Certainly, shopping at home is one way to help build a local economy but I would like to take this opportunity to drill a bit deeper and talk in m More...

Are Fannie and Freddie courting disaster

Spanish philosopher George Santayana wrote, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Some commentators argue that the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Mortgage Association (Fre More...

People

Bowerman, Allen to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Nial Chastain Bowerman of Gilbertown are pleased to announce the engagement and forth-coming marriage of their daughter, Chesley Addison, to Jimmy Pippin Allen III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Pippin Allen Jr. of Jackson.  More...

‘Honor Thy Children’ fund-raiser is Feb. 21

The Regional Child Advocacy Center, Inc. is holding its 9th annual “Honor Thy Children” Dinner & Auction fundraiser, Feb. 21, at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Park Assembly House in Jackson.  More...

Women’s League announces Mardi Gras parade and ball

The Jackson Women's League has announced their third annual Mardi Gras parade will be Feb. 7th at 10 a.m. More...