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Gov. Riley (right side, center) was greeted by local citizens in Chatom, Friday, along with new State District 65 Representative Nick Williams (back) and U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner (forefront, right). (SA photo by Evan Carden)001p2_lg.jpg
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New plant will mean more jobs

AC Fabricated Products expanding operations to old CAM building in Chatom

   Gov. Bob Riley was in Chatom Friday, Feb. 11, to announce the opening of a new plant which will eventually employ 225 workers. Full Story

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2005 officers named

   The Washington County Cattlemen Full Story

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Gov. Bob Riley was in Chatom Friday to announce the opening of a new plant there by AC Fabricated Products. 001p1_lg.jpg

L-P benefits estimated at $7.8 million over 10 years

   The projected benefits from a new Louisiana-Pacific OSB mill in Clarke County have been calculated at nearly $7.8 million over a 10-year period. Full Story

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Members of a committee promoting the upcoming Regional Public Transit Summit by participating in Congressman Jo Bonner’s bus tour of the First Congressional District (in no particular order) were Val Webb, Hiram Maddox, Edna Rivers, Rosemary Butler, Charlene Lee, Wendy Allen, Elisha Morgan, Landra Day, Cheryl McClary, Raphael Maharaj, Stan Virden, Bob Williams, Ron Martin, Phil Norris, Kyle 003p1_xlg.jpg
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Bus tour promotes public transit summit

   McIntosh Town Hall was the first stop last Thursday along a rural bus tour of the First Congressional District, to promote the upcoming Regional Public Transit Summit to be held in Mobile later this month. Full Story

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Sgt. Winston Waite was welcomed home by family and friends, Friday. (SA photo by Evan Carden)003p2_lg.jpg
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Back home: Soldier gives account of serving in war

   Sgt. Winston Waite, like many soldiers who returned home to Washington and Clarke counties last week, is glad to be back on American soil. Full Story

Jackson to enforce ordinance to remove unsafe structures

   The Jackson City Council took action, Tuesday, designed to force owners of properties deemed unsafe to clean them up in order to comply with City Ordinance 08-11-04. Full Story

Tag fee would generate an estimated $700,000

   The proposed $25 tag fee to assist with economic development in Clarke County would bring in an estimated $720,425 annually with a large portion of that going to pay for a 1,185 acre industrial park where a new industrial mill will be built. Full Story

Burglars hit Grove Hill businesses

   Burglars hit four Grove Hill businesses sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning but they did considerably more damage than the money they stole. Full Story

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Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge (left) presents Officer Kevin Brunson with the Sgt. Douglas William West Officer of the Year Award. (SA photo by Evan Carden)002p1_lg.jpg
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Brunson named JPD’s ‘Officer of the Year’ for ‘04

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This soldier holds his daughter shortly after arriving home from Iraq with the Alabama National Guard’s 711th Signal Battalion, Friday. Troops from the unit’s Company A arrived at their home armories in Grove Hill and Chatom, where they were greeted by crowds of family members, friends and supporters.003p1_xlg.jpg
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Frank Barbaree chosen 2004 Citizen of the Year

Former JHS principal to be honored at annual banquet Feb. 17

   Many people in Jackson recognize the name and face of Frank Barbaree, who served as principal of Jackson High School for the last 22 of the 37 years he was at the school. Full Story

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Former Jackson Councilman J.W. Andrews stood before the council, Tuesday, as they voted to make a formal request that the state Legislature rename Highway 177 in his honor. 003p1_lg.jpg
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Council wants state road named for J.W. Andrews

   The Jackson City Council voted, Tuesday, to request the Alabama Legislature to pass a resolution to name Highway 177 in honor of former Councilman J.W. Andrews. Full Story

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This sign is one of many dotting Highway 56 in Chatom, welcoming the troops of the 711th Signal Battalion home. (SA photo by Evan Carden)004p1_lg.jpg
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Troops to be home Friday

   The 711th Signal Battalion troops are back in the U.S.A.! Full Story

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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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