October 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Champions from several states highlight turkey calling contest

Some of the finest turkey callers in the world will be in Jackson to strut their stuff next weekend for the fourth annual Pine City Classic at the Jackson Fall Festival Saturday, Nov. 4. More...

SMILE OF THE WEEK

Brought to you with a smile by: KEVIN L. PICKETT, DMD, MS Specialist in Orthodontics 2620 College Avenue Jackson, AL 36545 Phone (877) 660-1103 www.pickettortho.com More...

Special Sections

Church

Area churches announce ‘Fall Festivals’

Everyone is invited to participate in the events being offered at Stave Creek Baptist Church, Walker Springs Road Baptist Church and Jackson First Assembly.  More...

Gainestown United Methodist Church announces homecoming celebration

A homecoming celebration is planned for Oct. 29 at Gainestown United Methodist Church beginning with the 11 a.m. worship service. Bro. E.C. Russell will be the speaker for the event with special music by Tessa Reeves. More...

Recalling fond memories with my grandparents

An older man was telling a story the other day about his grandparents and it caused me to think back to when I was a kid and the relationship I had with my mamaw and papaw. More...

Education

JHS honor roll announced

Jackson High School has announced those students achieving the A and A/B honor rolls for the first nine weeks of the 2017-2018 school year.  9th Grade  More...

Jackson Intermediate School October Students of the Month

Jackson Intermediate School recently named its October Students of the Month. More...

Sports

Bears honor seniors, defeat Chickasaw

Friday, Oct. 20, the Class 2A Leroy High School Bears traveled to play the Class 2A Chickasaw High School Chieftains.  The Bears defeated the Chieftains 40-3 to improve to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the region. More...

NOVEMBER 4 AUBURN & ALABAMA FOOTBALL

Alabama vs. LSU ( Nov. 4) Tuscaloosa • 7 p.m. Watch on CBS   More...

Late surge leads Davidson past JHS

A tightly contested game slipped away from Jackson High School Friday night in the Aggies’ 28-6 loss to Class 7A Davidson. More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Suspicious circumstances were reported Oct. 16 in the 2700 block of College Avenue. An accident with no injuries was reported Oct. 16 on Walker Springs Road. A requested escort was reported Oct. 16 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue. More...

Clarke County Jail Reports

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

Washington County Jail Reports

Anthony Jackson, 32, of Eight Mile was booked Oct. 16 for failure to appear for driving while revoked.  Cristi Bishop, 43, of Citronelle, was booked Oct. More...

JMC’s financial impact outlined

Representatives of Jackson Medical Center visited the Jackson City Council’s Tuesday meeting to offer insight on the state of the hospital. More...

Cyber criminals have unique ways of gaining personal info

Merchants Bank Information Technology Officer Alicia Conerly visited the Jackson Kiwanis Club Tuesday to discuss the dangers of providing too much personal information online. More...

Correction

A recent article discussing visits to HOBY by Jackson Academy juniors Maggie Overstreet and Tabitha Todd incorrectly stated that both students were sponsored by the Jackson Kiwanis Club. Todd was sponsored by Dr. More...

NEWS BRIEFS

Drug takeback will have three locations Oct. 28

The Jackson Police Department is gearing up for its annual prescription drug take back, which will be Saturday, Oct. 28. The program, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

News

FBC Jackson participating in Operation Christmas Child

Jackson First Baptist Church is again collecting supplies for its annual operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry. The church and its partners are hoping to build off last year’s impressive numbers. More...

Crosby’s bed and breakfast draws visitors from across the country

Tucked in the woods on U.S. Highway 43 between Jackson and Grove Hill sits an 1800s farmhouse that has quickly become a destination for those seeking an escape from the crowded streets and noise of city life.  More...

Strange But True

* It was 20th-century American author and college professor David Foster Wallace who made the following sage observation: “There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the val More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

‘Aunt Fannie’s Deliverance’ Saturday at JHS to promote breast cancer awareness More...

Editorials

Remembering Amy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With a look like I had never seen in her eyes, she said, “Something is wrong, Johnny. Come here and look and see what you think.”  We were that close. She was like my sister. My buddy. More...

October busy for politics

There have been quite a few political happenings in the Heart of Dixie during October. Birmingham has elected a new mayor. 36-year-old Randall Woodfin defeated two-term mayor William Bell. More...

Social Security increases, but...

Social Security recipients face a two-edged sword. On the one hand, benefits will increase 2.0 percent. But on the other hand, most of the adjustment could be eaten away by the projected increase in Medicare premiums for many recipients. More...

People

Celebrating 90

Jackson resident Jesse Robinson celebrated his 90th birthday this week. Robinson, a World War II veteran, was the first African American elected to the Clarke County Commission. More...

Poster contest winners

The Jackson Fire Department recently announced its winners for the annual Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest. More...

A whole new world!

The White Smith Memorial Library’s adult computer class recently celebrated the accomplishments of its most recent class by awarding certificates. More...