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The Bears’ LeBrandon Cunningham tries to push his way through the Raiders’ defensive line. (SA photo by Bruce Hansen)041p2_lg.jpg

Athletic club seeks bylaws

   The Washington County High School Athletic Club is searching for any existing bylaws of the organization. If you have a copy or know someone who has a copy of the bylaws, please mail them to: Full Story

New pond owners can get them stocked

   Owners of new or renovated ponds may apply now to stock their ponds with largemouth bass and bream (bluegill and shellcracker). Full Story

Jackson Academy varsity Lady Eagles win two of last three

   The Jackson Academy varsity girls basketball team won two of the last three games they played, beating Marengo Academy, Sumter Academy and falling to Monroe Academy. Full Story

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Members of the 2004 Jackson Middle School Lady Aggies (front, L-R) are Monique James, Iesha Bush, Jasmine Porter, Carnesha McConnell; (middle, L-R) are Sharnae Coleman, Alisha Bernard, Savannah Autry, Coach Monique McKenzie, Delishia Daffin, M.J. Washington, Angelica Leggett; (back, L-R) are Lamisha Parker and Shanavia Ervin. (Photo courtesy of Coach Monique McKenzie)021p1_xlg.jpg
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JMS girls go undefeated for 2004 season

   The Jackson Middle School Lady Aggies had an impressive season, ending with an 8-0, undefeated record. Full Story

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Leroy’s Kyle Wilson (No. 55) and Jackie Daffin (No. 70) pave they way for a first down by Darius Ervin (No. 4), while Josh Reed (No. 11) watches. Leroy’s defense only allowed Southern Choctaw to gain 88 yards of total offense during the contest. Leroy will play host to the Cottonwood Bears at Palmer Stadium Friday at 7 p.m. (SA photo by Bruce Hansen)015p1_xlg.jpg
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Bears head for semi-finals

   The Leroy Bears didn Full Story

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Congratulations Leroy Bears!

2A State Champions 2004 Season recap inside Photos by Bruce Hansen

   Below: These youngsters got their Christmas wish Full Story

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Bears to play for state title

   The Cottonwood Bears looked like teddy bears after a 27-13 beating by the Bears of Leroy last Friday in the semifinal of the 2A state playoffs. Full Story

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Josh Reed (No. 11) picks up some yardage for the Bears. 012p3_lg.jpg
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Quarterback Logan Keith finished Saturday’s game with a total of 240 yards. 012p4_lg.jpg
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Josh McConnico (right) and a teammate put the crunch on the Woodland ball carrier. 012p5_lg.jpg
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True meaning of ‘waking up the echoes’ discovered during title game

Guest Column

   Sports Columnist I have never really understood a saying from my favorite school, I always thought I did, but after the Leroy Bears captured the 2A state title, I now know what Full Story

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Local players win ASWA back, lineman awards

   Two of the six area finalists from this area picked up the big prize as they were named winners in their class Wednesday as the Alabama Sports Writers Association named the Back and Lineman of the Year Award winners at Birmingham Southern. Full Story

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Kills 10-point buck

   Justin Hill, 12, of Mobile, grandson of Brenda and Tommy Hart of Carlton, recently killed this 10-point, 152-pound buck while hunting with his grandfather in Carlton. He shot the deer with a .243 rifle. Full Story

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Performs in NYC parade

   Jackson High School head cheerleader Meredith Butler (third from left) recently performed in the Macy Full Story

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UCA All-Stars perform at Disney World

   These local Junior Varsity cheerleaders performed at the UCA Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. on Nov. 25. Schools represented were Jackson Academy, Jackson High School and Leroy High School. Full Story

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Wins contest with big fish

   Former Jackson resident Brian Roberts, of Mobile, caught this 35-pound redfish at Dauphin Island recently to win the Big Fish contest in a tournament there. He is the son of Sarah Roberts Phillips of Jackson and Henry Roberts of Waynesboro, Miss. Full Story