Contractors approved to bid on LP site prep

   The Clarke County Commis-sion Tuesday approved a list of six contractors qualified to bid on a massive site preparation job for the new Louisiana-Pacific OSB mill. Full Story

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Members of the Sullivan family of Wagarville work hard on repairs to the roof of their home off Highway 43 after Hurricane Dennis caused a tree to fall on the roof Sunday. (SA photo by Randy Reese)004p1_xlg.jpg
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Jacksonian assumes command of U.S. Army battalion in Kuwait

   Special to The South Alabamian Jackson native Lt. Col. Law-rence W. Fuller assumed command of the U.S. Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait on July 2. Full Story

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Jake Pugh hopes to find ‘balance’ at AUM

   Sports and academics have long been considered foes on college campuses throughout the country, but one Jackson High School graduate thinks he can balance the two for the next four years. Full Story

Storm causes damage in area

   Early morning rain and wind from Tropical Storm Cindy knocked down trees and caused sporadic power outages in the area Wednesday as the storm passed through Clarke and Washington counties. Full Story

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Hurricane Dennis hit the Gulf Coast Sunday, but brought a lot less damage to the area than was expected. This large oak on State Street in Jackson was one of the few casualties of the storm. It pulled down power lines, causing a number of outages in town. (SA photo by Evan Carden)001p1_xlg.jpg
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America’s birthday celebrated

   Fourth of July celebrations took place all over the United States Monday, and this area was no exception. Those looking for fireworks displays didn Full Story

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During a recent special ceremony, Jackson native Lt. Col. Lawrence W. Fuller assumed command of the U.S. Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.003p1_xlg.jpg
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Woman killed on Byrd Jackson Road

   A Clarke County woman was killed in a single vehicle accident around noon Tuesday. Full Story

Clarke Co. men charged with attempted murder

   Clarke County Sheriff Full Story

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Alcohol sales begin in Jackson

   And, for some Jackson residents the news was worth celebrating with an extra beer or two during the first weekend of sales. Full Story

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Jessica Rone (left), 17, an 11th grader at Jackson High School, was recently stopped by Jackson Police Officer Darrell Jackson and issued a ‘good citation’ for wearing her seat belt. 002p1_lg.jpg
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Law enforcement stresses highway safety for July 4th

   With the roads and waterways in the area expected to be chock-full of Fourth of July travelers this weekend, county and city law enforcement personnel say they will be out in strength for the upcoming three-day weekend. Full Story

County may have to revamp its construction plans

   The addition for the Clarke County Courthouse is on hold until county commissioners, judges and architects can find a way to build and furnish the needed courtrooms for the $3.175 million appropriated for the job. Full Story

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Research being done on SW Alabama armadillos

Researchers will pay those who supply them with the animals

   When you hear the term, Full Story

No 4-wheelers on city streets

   Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge issued a warning to those who drive 4-wheelers and other vehicles deemed not legal for streets and roadways on city streets. Full Story

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The first beer since prohibition was sold Friday at the Smoke Shoppe in Jackson. Chelsea Harvey (left) co-owner and Krystle Martin (right) thank (L-R) Will Harrell and Anthony Sterle, both of Antioch, for being the first customers to purchase beer from the store. 001p1_lg.jpg
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The first load of beer to be delivered to Jackson from Budweiser–Busch Distributing Company, Mobile was received at the Smoke Shoppe in Jackson this past Friday afternoon. Gulf Distributing Company, Mobile, which distributes the Miller brand, also delivered beer to the area beginning Friday. 001p2_xlg.jpg
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Wheat named WashCo Junior Miss

   Tiffany Carol Wheat (center) was chosen Washington County Full Story

2-year-old child drowns in pool

   A two-year-old girl drowned Saturday in a neighbor Full Story

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JPD welcomes new police officer to force

   There Full Story

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Valdosta State University Biologist Jim Loughry captures an armadillo as part of his research on the animals, which is being funded by National Geographic.005p1_xlg.jpg
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Reese joins

The South Alabamian staff

   A new writer has joined the editorial staff of The South Alabamian Full Story

McIntosh man dies in crash

   An elderly McIntosh man was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and State Route 56. Full Story