June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Community

Historical marker for Barlow Bend’s Union Chapel Cemetery to be dedicated Saturday, July 2

The Union Chapel Cemetery located at 256 Pops Road in Barlow Bend was added to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register in August, 2015. It was the eighth cemetery in Clarke County for this recognition. More...

Community Calendar

The Wilson Hall High School Alumni Reunion Committee will meet Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Wilson Hall Middle School in Grove Hill. Past Chairman, Mose Chapman will meet with the group. More...

Jackson Mayor Long honored by having pavilion named for him

Years of yard sales, fund-raisers and meetings with city leaders officially came to an end when the Four Seasons Garden Club officially dedicated the Kimbell House’s new pavilion on Sunday, June 5.  Several former club members and supporte More...

JA Class of ’76 holds 40th reunion

The 1976 Graduating Class of Jackson Academy held its 40-year class reunion May 21 at the home of Andy and Phyllis Nelson Kennedy. More...

Coffeeville native Frank Cotten retiring from ‘second career’ as 25-year Brewton councilman

Over the years, Frank Cotten has resigned, been transferred and retired. He has announced another retirement, saying he will not be on the ballot on Aug. 23 for the District 2 city council seat he has held in Brewton for the past 25 years. More...

Ribbon cutting at Animal Shelter

The Clarke County Animal Shelter will have a ribbon cutting and grand opening Friday, June 17 from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.  The facility is located at 169 East Grove Hill Avenue (Highway 84 East), adjacent to the Clarke County Board of Education bu More...

County picks up reading coaches state cut

Unexpected state cuts in funding for reading coaches forced the Clarke County Schools District to find positions for those employees.  In an official “Reduction in Force” resolution, approved by the county Board of Education on June More...

Travis Kidd promoted to rank of Staff Sergeant

Packers Bend native Travis J. Kidd was recently promoted from Staff Sergeant (E-5) to Technical Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.  He is the son of Rev. More...

Commissioners change minds on buying ad for Jackson’s 200th birthday celebration

During Monday’s work session, Clarke County commissioners suggested they would not be buying any more newspaper advertising to promote the county, rejecting requests for an half page ad in a special section coming out next week to recognize Jac More...

Trivia Test

1. HISTORY: What major event in France’s history is marked by the year 1789? 2. GEOGRAPHY: What European city is known as the City of Peace and Justice? 3. More...

Widening 43 for new industry

Work is progressing on expanding the highway in front of the new iSpice plant in Jackson, formerly New Era and before that Vanity Fair. The new plant is readying for production. More...

Hwy. 154 to close for culvert repair

The Alabama Department of Transporation (ALDOT) will begin a culvert repair project on State Highway 154 on Monday, July 5. More...