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   Students participating in the summer program at Leroy High School learned that exercise can be fun. By using a parachute, students exercise a number of muscles on their bodies while enjoying the activity. (SA photo by Evan Carden) Full Story

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The bridge over Pine Barren Creek has been closed for more than a year and a half. (SA file photo)003p1_lg.jpg
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WashCo may close CR 34 bypass

   Washington County Engineer Bob Gunter told county commissioners Monday that continued use of a bypass bridge across Pine Barren Creek on Highway 34 between Millry and St. Stephens could cause the road to be closed to all traffic. Full Story

Summer program at LHS offers lots of learning fun

   Betty Bracken, who is overseeing the summer program at Leroy High School, said the goal is to teach children while making what they learn an enjoyable experience. Full Story

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Stephens retires as LHS head

   Cleophus Stephens has been there and done that as far as education is concerned. Full Story

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Jim DuFriend: “I give for lots of reasons. People need blood due to illnesses and injury. If I can help someone else by sharing my blood, I am happy to.”005p2_lg.jpg
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Donors share reasons for giving blood

   It is a known fact that giving blood can save lives. Full Story

City annexes 150 acres for waterfront access

   The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, to annex 150 acres located on the south side of Highway 177, for the purpose of bringing an area along the Tombigbee River into the city limits. Full Story

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Students participating in the summer program at Leroy High School learned that exercise can be fun. By using a parachute, students exercise a number of muscles on their bodies while enjoying the activity. (SA photo by Evan Carden)002p1_xlg.jpg
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Solving of case gets two officers state recognition

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These are just some of the items recovered from Rogers’ residence. 004p1_xlg.jpg
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Burglary arrest nets items allegedly stolen in 1990s

   SA Editor The execution of a search warrant July 7, resulted in the arrest of a Jackson man for burglary and the recovery of some items allegedly stolen as far back as the early to mid-1990s. Full Story

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Freddie Wiley: “I work in the health care profession in the emergency room at JMC and see a lot of need for giving blood. I’m just doing my part.”005p3_lg.jpg
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Bob Bumpers: “I think it is important to donate because of the threat of natural disasters, like hurricanes, during this time of year.” 005p1_lg.jpg
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Homecoming soured by second hurricane in 10 months

   Dallas and Cameron Sullivan thought they had finally gotten over their storm related problems when the couple moved back into their home just north of Wagarville on Highway 43 only days before Hurricane Dennis hit the Gulf Coast. Full Story

Jackson man wounded by gunshot following domestic disturbance

   SA Editor A domestic dispute during the early morning hours, Saturday, left a Jackson man with a gunshot wound to his leg and resulted in the arrest of his girlfriend for the shooting. Full Story

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Pine City Rodeo July 29 & 30 at JA

   Get ready! The fourth Annual Pine City Rodeo is planned for July 29 and 30 at the Jackson Academy Rodeo Arena located on the school Full Story

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Dennis no Ivan

   County and municipal leaders gave a sigh of relief Monday, as minimal damage was reported in the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis. Full Story

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This old blue barn on Carroll Street has been deemed unsafe by the city, as part of the effort to improve the appearance of the town. (SA photo by Evan Carden)002p1_xlg.jpg
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Jackson continues effort to rid town of unsafe buildings

   The Jackson City Council took another step, Tuesday, to rid the town of buildings it declares unsafe and unsightly. Full Story

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