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HOMES RIPPED APART- Several McIntosh homes took devastating hits during Saturday's tornado, causing extensive structural damage. (Photo courtesy of Washington County EMA) 001p1_xlg.jpg
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JHS student in running to sing at Senior Bowl

    Jackson High School senior Anna Reid is one of three finalists chosen to compete for the opportunity to sing the national anthem during the opening of the Senior Bowl later this month. Full Story

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A 1943 photograph shows a busy downtown Jackson when the main highway used to run right along Commerce Street and College Avenue. This picture is in the book, "A Pictorial History: Clarke County, Alabama," available at The South Alabamian. 003p2_xlg.jpg
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Jackson bypass 50 years old

Business leaders feared losses in '59 but city survived and has prospered

    A couple of generations—at least that many—don't remember when the main highway used to come right through the middle of downtown Jackson. It's been 50 years—today, Jan. Full Story

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JACKSON BYPASS IS 50- A view looking south shows the U.S. Highway 43 bypass and the turn onto College Avenue, which used to be the main route through Jackson. (SA photo by Evan Carden) 003p1_xlg.jpg

WashCo E-911 director accused of eavesdropping on private phone calls

    At its January 5 meeting, the problem-plagued Washington County E-911 Board instituted a "restructuring of employees" in an attempt to solve festering problems and make the agency more effective. Full Story

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McCorquodale appointed new circuit judge

Gov. Riley selects local attorney to succeed retired Judge Thomas Baxter

    Jackson attorney Gaines C. McCorquodale was appointed to the position of circuit judge for the First Judicial Circuit, Monday, Jan. 5, by Gov. Bob Riley, to fill the slot left open with the retirement of Judge Thomas "Tom" Baxter. Full Story

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Baxter to retire from judgeship

    Presiding Circuit Judge Thomas "Tom" Baxter will retire Jan. 2, creating yet another vacancy in the First Judicial Circuit of Choctaw, Clarke and Washington counties for Gov. Bob Riley to fill by appointment. Full Story