February 24, 2011 RSS feed / Community

Mardi Gras comes to the Pine City!

Jackson held its first Mardi Gras parade and ball this past weekend. Above, Mayor Richard Long, councilmen Eldridge Jackson and Paul South ride in the Friday parade. More...

Sen. Marc Keahey grants standing appointment to every constituent

Counters move to limit access to State House

In a letter addressed to Secretary of the Senate Pat Harris, Senator Marc Keahey (SD-22) granted each registered voter and every school in his district a standing, daily appointment with his office 365 days a year. More...

Commissioners won’t go along with Commissioner Rhone’s request for Cane Creek culvert guardrails

Clarke County Commissioner Rhondel Rhone has been lobbying for guardrails for a Cane Creek bridge culvert on County Route 1 for several weeks now, saw his motion to spend $12,800 on guardrails die for lack of a second at Tuesday’s commission me More...

Special computer line will connect 911 and lawmen

A computer communication line called a T1 line will be installed between the Clarke County E-911 Center and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department, county commissioners decided Tuesday, acting on a request from Sheriff Ray Norris. More...

Commissioners OK $10 rate instead of $20 for housing Choctaw inmates in Clarke Jail

‘A Good Neighbor’

In an effort to be a “good neighbor,” Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris and county commissioners Tuesday backed off of an earlier commitment to charge Choctaw County $20 a day to house its inmates and instead agreed to a $10 a day fee, the More...

Jax police investigate robbery

A Jackson man claims he was the victim of a strong armed robbery around 1 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. More...

Clarke held up as example of lack of broadband service across rural United States

New York Times reporter visits for story

COFFEEVILLE, Ala. — After a couple of days in this part of rural Alabama, it is hard to complain about a dropped iPhone call or a Cee Lo video that takes a few seconds too long to load. More...

State’s General Fund likely to see big cuts

Gov. Bentley predicts 15% cut now; another 15-20% in next fiscal year

Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday that the state’s General Fund is in “dire straits” and he expects to soon have to cut, or prorate, this year’s budget by about 15 percent. More...

El Camino group promotes four laning 84 in D. C.

A group of dedicated community leaders from the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana gathered in Washington, D. C. the week of Feb. 7 - 10 in support of an ongoing project to four lane U. S. More...