April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

NEWS BRIEFS

Youth baseball ceremonies a go, Jubilee postponed

After last week’s rainouts , Jackson Cal Ripken baseball players will officially take the field Saturday, April 14, with opening day ceremonies. More...

Special Sections

Church

First Presbyterian’s history dates back to 1870s

According to Ball’s History of Jackson, First Presbyterian Church is one of the three oldest churches in Jackson; the other two are First United Methodist and First Baptist. Below is a history of its beginnings.  More...

CHURCH CALENDAR

First Churchof God No. 2 to host Colorama The First Church of God No. 2 in Grove Hill will host their Colorama program Sunday, April 15, at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend said Pastor Clifford Mitchell. More...

Coming Events

Community Calendar

Gilchrist family reunion planned   The Edmond Gilchrist family reunion will be Saturday, April 14th at the Union Baptist Church on Allen- Walker Road in Grove Hill. The reunion will begin at 10 a.m.  Bring a covered dish and enjoy the day. More...

Editorials

Gulf Shores, 1964

It seemed like such a long trip to Gulf Shores from Jackson. It was a vacation. Even for only a night or two. Mom and dad would load up the Volkswagen with everything we would need for the trip.  More...

Let’s review Alabama’s congressional delegation

There are dramatic differences between our congressional delegation of the 1940s-1960s and our group on the Potomac today.  More...

How is your financial literacy?

Most of you are familiar with financial guru Dave Ramsey. More...

People

Historical society to meet Sunday at White Smith Memorial Library

The Clarke County Historical Society will have an outing for its Sunday, April 29 meeting. More...

Stork Report

Charlie Renay McKee

Mr. and Mrs. Caleb McKee (nee Lane Schaefer) announce the birth of their daughter, Charlie Renay, March 29, 2018 at Shelby Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster.  Charlie weighed 8 lbs. and 2 oz., and was 20-1/2 inches long.  More...

Miss Guthrie, Mr. Brown announce final plans

Final plans for the marriage of Lacey Guthrie and William Brown have been announced for Saturday, April 14, 2018 at three o’clock in the afternoon, at Katie Hearn Oaks in Leroy.  Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. More...

Looking Back

40 Years Ago, April 1978

From the pages of The South Alabamian

We are proud to sponsor this Looking Back series Over 50 years of serving Jackson and the region. Thank you for your patronage!   More...

LP blaze battlers praised

Clarke County Commissioners praised the action of area firefighters during its work session Monday morning. More...

Rocker recognized for faithful service to Jackson

When most people were driven indoors by the gray skies Saturday morning, a powerful event was taking place at Jackson City Hall.  During Tuesday night’s Jackson City Council meeting, Mayor Paul South acknowledged the Prayer Day that took p 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...

News

Citizen of The Year Banquet Tickets Available Now

Deadline to purchase tickets for the Jackson Citizen of the Year Banquet honoring Helen Skipper is April 16.  Tickets are $25 Each and are available at First United Methodist Church, Jackson City Hall, Skipper Insurance and Realty and Jackson Ac More...

Low rating could mean bigger insurance savings in Leroy

Those in the designated coverage area for the Leroy Volunteer Fire Department should be eligible for a break on their homeowner’s insurance thanks to a lowered Insurance Service Office (ISO) rating.  More...

Strange But True

* I don’t know who studies such things, but those who do say that over the course of a lifetime, you’ll probably spend about three years in the restroom.  * Despite numerous arrests and trials, famed 19thcentury outlaw Frank James wa More...

Education

Third Grade

Jackson Intermediate School recently announced its Students of the Month. Third grade students include, front row from left, Taviya Davis, Hayli Smith, Aja Puller and Malaysia Clarke. More...

Fourth Grade

Fourth-grade Students of the Month include, front row from left, Justice Beverly, Sarah Shewmake, Alyssa Smith and Atia Smith. More...

Fifth Grade

JIS fifth-grade Students of the Month include, from left, John Colby Foster, Rodney Washington, Tecarion Johnson, Nevia Westry, Heather Manchester, Addie Overstreet, Akeiria Jackson and Cynia Wright. More...

Sports

Eagles earn a pair of comeback wins

Jackson Academy had to earn its Thursday, April 5, win against Wilcox Academy the hard way. It took the Eagles nine innings and a few breaks to pull ahead for the 3-2 victory. More...

Lady Aggies compete at Saraland

Saraland Invitational Friday, April 6 Theodore 6, Jackson 3   The Lady Aggies stayed close with their class 7A opponent, but in the end, time and hot Theodore bats were the difference in the 6-3 game.   More...

Aggie baseball falls to Leroy in extra innings

Last week’s game between the Leroy High School and Jackson High School baseball teams was everything a rivalry should be.  Both teams would not give an inch, which resulted in a nine-inning thriller that ended with the Bears on top 3-2.&nb More...

For the Record

Jackson Police Reports

Loud music was reported April 2 at Midway and Vine streets.  Harassment was reported April 2 in the 300 block of Bellview Drive.  Discharging a firearm was reported April 2 on Oak Street.  Loud music was reported April 2 in the 100 blo More...

Washington County Jail Reports

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Clarke County Jail Reports

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail the week of April 3-9, include the following:  Kylen Cortez Daniels, 21, illegal possession of alcohol, unlawful possession of marijuana second degree, drug paraphernalia, use or possession second of More...