December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Clarke’s wood industries, Jackson port doing well

For Clarke County Economic Development Director Jesse Quillen, 2016 was a good year for most of the county’s employers, including those in the critical wood products sector. More...

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Community

Four arrested and charged with burglaries of churches and businesses in region

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Department was called to Good Hope Baptist Church on Christmas Eve in reference to a burglary at that church. A door was found to be pried open but initially nothing was determined to be missing. More...

President Trump and Republican Congress likely won’t mix well

Despite a Republican-controlled Congress, President-elect Donald Trump will find obtaining common ground with them difficult, predicts Dr. Joseph Smith, associate professor and chair of the political science department at The University of Alabama. More...

Supreme Court nominee could seek to weaken nation’s press freedom

Whomever President-elect Donald Trump selects as his nominee for the Supreme Court, the person could possibly help him weaken freedom of the press protections by strengthening libel and slander prosecutions, predicts Dr. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Shake It Off – Kick-start your fitness with free line dancing and walking groups. Looking for a fun way to get in shape and stay healthy? Join the Dannon Project of fun group class. More...

Church News

Church News

New Testament Tabernacle will continue its Winter Campmeeting 2016. Prayer meetings will also be at 10:30 a.m. daily in McIntosh. Speakers for services include Wilbert Reed, Thursday, Dec. 29 through Saturday, Dec. 31. More...

Lifestyle

Strange BUT TRUE

Few make resolutions for the new year and even fewer keep them

* It was American cartoonist Bill Watterson who, in his much-loved comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes,” made the following sage observation: “It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightnin More...

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Clarke County athletes were part of upset 1926 Rose Bowl win that put UA, South on the map

No. 1-ranked Alabama and No. 4-ranked Washington will be playing in the Peach Bowl and College Football Playoff semi-finals in Atlanta New Year’s Eve. More...

‘Christmas Miracle’s’ homecoming!

Sadie Margaret Richardson back home after successful surgery

Pruitt Road in Leroy is normally a quiet section of the Washington County farm community where there is little traffic most of the time.  Monday, however, was a different story following what many have referred to as a Christmas miracle. More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Slaughter - Free Access

Ronnie Wayne Slaughter Sr., 63, died Jan. 7, 2017 in Mobile.   More...

Dickinson - Free Access

Shelton Dickinson, 67, died Jan. 16, 2017 in Thomasville.  He was born July, 21, 1949. He is survived by two sisters, Alice Parker, Thomasville and Jennifer Hawkins, Grove Hill and one brother, Michael “Andrew” Dickinson, Thomasville.   More...

Stadtlander - Free Access

Charles Emile “Bo” Stadtlander, 87, of Jackson passed away Dec. 28, 2016 at his residence.  More...

Sports

Area all-state football players

Jackson High had three players recognized on the annual Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State football team that was released on Christmas Day.  More...

Final set of bowl games set to start

Dec. 29 Birmingham Bowl South Florida vs. South Carolina 2 p.m., ESPN Birmingham, Ala.  Belk Bowl Arkansas vs. No. 22 Virginia Tech 5:30 p.m., ESPN Charlotte, N.C.  Valero Alamo Bowl No. More...

Rare Piebald deer taken in Calvert

Joshua Williams couldn’t believe it when a rare piebald deer stepped out of the woods in Calvert, Alabama early Saturday morning.  “I thought it was a ghost at first,” Williams said. “I just watched it and watched it. More...

Editorial

A wild roller coaster ride of highs and lows in 2016

Editor’s Notes

The final days of 2016 are ticking away. Time flies too fast. It has been a tumultuous year of highs and lows on so many fronts. More...

Remembering those we lost

Inside the Statehouse

At the close of every year my tradition is to acknowledge the passing away of significant political players from the political stage in Alabama. We have lost some Icons from politics in the Heart of Dixie this year.  More...

That first Christmas Tree

Gone South

Wasn’t even Thanksgiving, and Christmas lights were up. In general, I’m against this. More...

Records

Jackson Police Calls

Calls answered by the Jackson Police Department this past week include:  An accident with no injuries was reported Dec. 19 in the 4200 block of North College Avenue.  A request to assist a motorist was reported Dec. 19 at J.W. More...

Clarke Arrests

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

Deeds

Property deeds listed  Dated Dec. 15-21  Doris Brooks Henderson, to Doris Brooks Henderson.  Marc S. More...