2022-11-03 E-Edition

Pioneer Day a salute to heritage

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Pioneer Day was held at the Clarke County Museum this past Saturday and a lot of people turned out to see old-timey crafts and work skills demonstrated. Depsite the forecast for rain and bad weather, the morning dawned with a clear blue sky. It clouded up in the afternoon but never rained. Demonstrations included cornshelling, above, shingle splitting, right, stiltwalking, […]

Sheriff election Tuesday

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County Commission race pits Republican and independent candidates

Clarke County voters will elect a sheriff and a county commissioner in the General Election this coming Tuesday, Nov. 8 as well as a governor, U.S. Senator, state officers and state judges. Many offices were decided between Republican candidates in that party’s primaries earlier this year. While there are some Democrats, Libertarians and others running Tuesday, in many instances the […]

Arrest made in Whatley shooting

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An arrest has been made in the Oct. 1 shooting in Whatley that injured an individual. Deontae McGrew, 22, was shot twice and suffered serious wounds to his back and arm, lawmen reported at the time. He continues to recover from his injuries. The shooting happened at a party at the Bridge Community Center on Highway 84 about 1 a.m. […]

Community health fair in Grove Hill Nov. 10

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Grove Hill Memorial Hospital and participating partners will host a Community Health Fair Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. All of the services to be offered are free. “It has been a number of years since the community of Grove Hill has held a community health fair,” said Chase […]

Voters to decide 10 amendments and revised constitution

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In addition to electing candidates for various offices, Alabama voters will have an opportunity to vote on updating the state’s 1901 constitution plus 10 statewide amendments. The proposal regarding the State Constitution does not have a number. It seeks to remove racist language that is in the 1901 document and reorganizes the constitution by topic to make it easier to […]

Terri Slayton to be remembered at Jackson Forestry Festival’s Lumberjack Competition

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The Jackson Fall Festival has been rebranded the Jackson Forestry Festival this year, in honor of its original name and as a salute to the 40th year of the event. The Forestry Festival is this Saturday, Nov. 5 in downtown Jackson. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The popular Lumberjack competition has been a part of the festival since […]

Push on for Jackson Depot area drainage project

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Mayor Paul South opened the Oct. 25 meeting of the Jackson City Council by extending condolences to the Skipper family. Helen Skipper passed away after a brief illness. The mayor said that she will be missed tremendously. He commended her involvement in many worthy causes in the city and county. Drainage project The mayor said that he had contacted the […]

Helen Skipper’s death stuns and saddens region

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The unexpected death of Helen Skipper shocked and saddened the Jackson community and the larger region last week. Helen Skipper was known for her volunteerism and community involvement, her many friends say. She was honored as Jackson’s Citizen of the Year in 2018 and a lot of her work was highlighted then. Skipper’s volunteerism included the Department of Human Resources, […]

Harrisons make a joyful sound

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What a special moment when the Harrison family cousins joined together to sing a song that their grandfather had taught their parents! This happened at the Community Singing at Springfield MP Church on Sunday. Pictured are, from left: Donnie Hutto, Jody James, Josh James, Timbo Harrison, Billy Harrison, Bonnie Harrison, Sandra Kelley, Lula James; (back) Jerry Hare, Leon Harrison. They […]