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New St. Stephens artifacts unveiled at USA

   Friday was an exciting day for archeologists at the University of South Alabama and historians from Washington County, when thousands of new artifacts unearthed during the most recent digs at the Old St. Stephens town site, were unveiled. Full Story

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Many pieces of broken china were uncovered. 004p3_lg.jpg
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USA archeologist George Shorter holds what is believed to be a “bleeding bottle” used for medical purposes during the early 1800s. 004p2_lg.jpg
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Former Jacksonian Ann Bedsole vying for Mobile’s mayor seat

   Former Jacksonian Ann Bedsole has a long history of helping preserve the history of and motivating the restoration of the city of Mobile. Full Story

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St. Stephens Historical Commission members (L-R) Doris Brown and Edith Wilcox view some of the thousands of artifacts recovered during recent archeological digs conducted at the old town site by the archeological departments of the universities of South Alabama and Alabama.004p1_lg.jpg
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Mobile mayoral candidate Ann Bedsole (right) talks with Lois Wims, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Alabama, during a viewing of artifacts from St. Stephens. 003p1_lg.jpg
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Top Photo: Colors were posted by members of Jackson Boy Scout Troop 55, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by VFW member Gay DeWitt. Bottom left photo: The ceremony was concluded with the honoring of VFW Post 5355 members who died during the past year by the placing of flowers on a memorial wreath by Joe and Gene Mathews. 003p2_xlg.jpg
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Rep. Frank McDaniel of Albertville and Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe, the sponsors of the new law, joined Alabama Attorney General Troy King, Representative Barbara Boyd of Anniston and Nick Abbett of the Alabama District Attorneys Association to watch as Governor Riley signed the bill into law. 002p1_xlg.jpg
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Local and state officials continue fight against meth

Law enforcement agencies and Gov. Bob Riley hope to shut down illegal drug makers

   Many people think that drug use does not affect them. That may have been the case in years past, but not today Full Story

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A day at the beach in St. Stephens

   First grade students from Leroy learned about local history and enjoyed splashing in the water at the Historic Old St. Stephens Park this past Friday. Students toured the old courthouse museum and enjoyed a picnic lunch at the park Full Story

Memorial Day observances and closings are detailed

   Memorial Day will be observed Monday, May 30, locally and around the nation. All local, county, state and federal government offices will be closed. Full Story

Woman pleads guilty to embezzlement from McIntosh bank

   An employee of Southwest Bank in McIntosh pleaded guilty in federal court, May 26, to charges of embezzling $20,000 while working at the bank. Full Story

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Monument memorializes soldier buried in California

Lieut. E. Glover Wing a 1900 casualty of Philippine War

   A visitor to the Pine Crest Cemetery in Jackson would probably observe that one marble tombstone in the oldest section towers over all the others. Full Story

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Impressive marble shaft stands tall in Pine Crest Cemetery. 004p1_xlg.jpg
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Some Pine Crest Cemetery Graves. At far left, Pomroy Fleming died serving his country in 1947. He was 19. Above, Pvt. John Coxwell. At left, Thomas Kimball was a Confederate Army veteran. 004p4_lg.jpg

Alcohol regulations put into place

   The Jackson City Council approved a lengthy ordinance governing the regulation of alcohol beverage sales and distribution within the city limits during Tuesday Full Story

Millry man drowns in Tibbie fishing lake

   A Millry man drowned while fishing with a friend on a privately owned lake in Tibbie last Friday Evening. Full Story

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A large crowd filled the council chambers at McIntosh Town Hall Monday morning to air grievances about funding cuts to the town’s rescue squad. 003p1_lg.jpg
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McIntosh Rescue Squad upset about funding cut

   Members of the McIntosh Rescue Squad conducted a public meeting/press conference at the McIntosh Town Hall Monday morning to express their displeasure in receiving an approximately $11,000 annual funding cut by the Washington county Emergency Medical Full Story

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Jackson High Salutatorian Sarah Stevens 005p9_lg.jpg
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Jackson Academy Salutatorian Nick Evans 005p10_lg.jpg
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Coffeeville High Salutatorian Sierra Cade 005p11_lg.jpg
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Leroy High Salutatorian Haleigh McLain 005p12_lg.jpg
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WashCo. High Salutatorian Hannah Hubbard 005p13_lg.jpg