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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

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JMS Lady Aggies undefeated so far

Team has won four games over area teams since Nov. 15

   The Jackson Middle School Lady Aggies remain undefeated for the season, pulling down four victories in the past three weeks, with an overall record of 7-0. Full Story

Alabama Dept. of Conversation encourages mentoring

   The Alabama Department of Conversation and Natural Resources has launched a new mentoring campaign called Full Story

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JA defenders on the girls junior varsity team, Evin Bowling, Amy Thomas, Sydney Thomas, Kellen Overstreet and Kayla Lowery try to stop the advance of the Marengo Academy team. 066p2_xlg.jpg
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Jackson Academy basketball at full throttle

   The Jackson Academy boys junior varsity basketball team collected a big victory Dec. 2 over Marengo Academy by a final score of 19-17. Full Story

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Hunters go through several stages

   As people progress through life, they usually learn from their experiences and change their ways to better themselves and those around them. These developmental periods or "stages" also hold true for most hunters. Full Story

The ballots are in and I win

   Every week during the high school football season nine regulars and one innocent bystander picked who they thought would win under the lights on Friday nights. Full Story

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Darius Ervin (No. 4) plows through a Cottonwood defender to gain some extra yardage for the Bears. Ervin rushed for 174 yards against CHS. (SA photo by Bruce Hansen)015p2_xlg.jpg
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   No. 8 from Cottonwood was greeted with open arms many times during the game by Patrick McConico (No. 40). (SA photo by Bruce Hansen) Full Story

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No. 8 from Cottonwood was greeted with open arms many times during the game by Patrick McConico (No. 40). (SA photo by Bruce Hansen)015p1_lg.jpg
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Congratulations and Good Luck Bears!

Photos by Bruce Hansen

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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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Logan Keith (No. 16) follows the blocking of Darius Ervin (No. 4), Craig Weaver (No. 67) and LeBrandon Cunningham (No. 9) on a bootleg that gave the Bears a first down. (SA photo by Bruce Hansen)009p1_xlg.jpg
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Congratulations Leroy Bears

Good Luck in the Semi-Finals GO BEARS! Friday, Dec. 3 - 7:00 p.m. Palmer Stadium - Leroy

   Good Luck in the Semi-Finals GO BEARS! Friday, Dec. 3 - 7:00 p.m. Palmer Stadium - Leroy    Full Story

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First deer killed

   Danlee Eckstein, 8, recently killed his first deer while hunting with his dad on his Uncle Lewis McIntyre Full Story

Deer use a wide variety of communication techniques

   All wildlife species communicate with other animals of the same species. Communication is important for breeding, feeding, and many other things necessary for an animal%27s survival. Full Story

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Danlee Eckstein, 8, recently killed his first deer while hunting with his dad on his Uncle Lewis McIntyre’s land in McIntosh. The 6-point buck weighed 124 pounds. He is the son of Danny and Malissa Eckstein. 035p1_lg.jpg