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Poll workers at the National Guard Armory in Jackson began counting votes shortly after the polls closed at 7 p.m., Tuesday. L-R: Sue Thomas, Lucille Carpenter, Ruby Baugh, Marilyn Parker and Poll Inspector Grady Goodman. (SA photo by Evan Carden)001p2_xlg.jpg
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Williams wins House Seat 65 race

First GOP candidate to win local race in predominately democratic region

   Republican candidate Nick Williams edged Gloria Dolbare to win Alabama House Seat 65 in a special election, Tuesday. Full Story

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Election for District 65 seat is Tuesday

   The special election set to fill a vacancy in the Alabama House of Representatives, District 65, created by the death of Rep. Jeff Dolbare, D-Bigbee, in August, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 25. Full Story

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March honors Dr. King on his birthday

   A large number of people turned out to honor the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national observance of his birthday, Jan. 17. Full Story

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Remembering the attack

Washington County

   Walter Warren remembers the events of Dec. 7, 1941 as if they happened yesterday. Full Story

Voters asked to renew school tax

   Clarke county voters will vote on the continuation of existing three mill district school taxes. Full Story

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Spencer Walker (center) was sworn in by Judge Harold Crow as the new district attorney for the First Judicial Circuit. The ceremony took place in the main courtroom at the Clarke County Courthouse in Grove Hill, Friday afternoon. ( SA photo by Evan Carden)001p1_lg.jpg
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Spencer Walker sworn in as district attorney

   Spencer Walker was sworn in as district attorney for the First Judicial Circuit during a brief ceremony conducted Jan. 14 in the main courtroom of the Clarke County Courthouse. Full Story

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Crosbys attend party at the White House

   Mr. and Mrs. Caleb Crosby, formerly of Jackson, attended the 2004 White House Christmas party hosted by President George W. and First Lady Laura Bush. Mr. Crosby is the accounts payable manager for the Bush Compliance Committee. Full Story

Clarke voters asked to consider renewal of school tax Jan. 25

   Clarke County voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of existing school taxes in November and will vote on a final renewal in a special referendum Jan. 25. Full Story

First wave of 711th soldiers return to states

   The first wave of returning soldiers of the Alabama National Guard Full Story

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Larry Jones elected to serve on Ronald McDonald House board

   Local businessman and Jackson resident Larry Jones is among eight of the newest members of the 2005 Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile, Inc. Full Story

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Fire destroys home

   Jackson firefighters were summoned to this residence at the end of East Clinton Street and Linden Avenue last Thursday morning. The home, owned by Ed Rogers, was extensively damaged by the fire. See story on page 3(SA photo by Evan Carden) Full Story

Police chief warns against use of illegal vehicles on streets

   Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge said the department is cracking down on the use of unauthorized vehicles on city streets, especially by underage, unlicensed drivers. Full Story

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Sen. Shelby (right) talks with the Rev. Willie Long Jr. of Sims Chapel during a breakfast meeting in Chatom Saturday morning. (SA photo by Evan Carden)001p1_lg.jpg
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Shelby pledges help for improvements to region

   U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) visited several southwest Alabama counties last week, visiting with his constituents to discuss issues facing the area. Full Story

Coffeeville man shot dead after robbing bank in Monroe Co.

   A Frisco City bank robber who was shot and killed there Tuesday afternoon was from Coffeeville. Full Story

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Raid nets stolen property, drugs

   A Jackson man and a Wagarville man face charges of illegal drug possession following a raid conducted in Wagarville around 4 p.m., Dec. 28. Full Story

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