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Kidnapping suspect being housed in Clarke Co. Jail

   A Louisiana man wanted for the May 3 kidnapping of a Chatom banker Full Story

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Celebrates 20 years of service

   A celebration in observance of the Jackson Nutrition Center Full Story

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Louisiana man and Chatom man held in kidnapping

   A Louisiana man was arrested by FBI agents last Thursday, and charged with the May 3 kidnapping of a Chatom banker Full Story

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JA hires combo coach, headmaster

   Current Pickens Academy Headmaster and Head Football Coach Lynn Wright has accepted the position of headmaster and head football coach at Jackson Academy for the 2005-06 school year. Full Story

Jackson Nutrition Center plans big celebration to mark 20th anniversary

   The Jackson Nutrition Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary, May 17, with a program featuring local entertainment and a picnic lunch. Full Story

May 10 vote focus of council meeting

   The May 10 vote, which allows the legal sale of alcoholic beverages in Jackson, was the number one subject at last Thursday Full Story

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Junior Miss is from Jackson

   The winners in the 2006 Clarke County Junior Miss competition (L-R) are third runner-up Delisa Pugh (JHS), first runner-up Katie Higginbotham (JHS), Clarke County Junior Miss (and Spirit of Junior Miss) Jessica Williams (JHS), Full Story

Jackson juniors win big in Clarke Junior Miss

   The 14 Clarke County Junior Miss contestants displayed a variety of talent performances during the pageant at Clarke County High School in Grove Hill Saturday evening. Full Story

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‘Yes’ to Jackson alcohol sales

Beer sales by the Fourth of July?

   Jackson citizens endorsed legalized alcohol sales in a historic referendum Tuesday. Full Story

Votes by district

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Drys spend most money

   The "drys" outspent the "wets" on the alcoholic beverage referendum in Jackson over the past four to five weeks. Full Story

Banker’s wife talks about life-threatening kidnapping

   Being kidnapped was the last thing Virginia Beech ever thought would happen to her, but she is grateful to be alive after she was taken from her Frankville home on the morning of May 3. Full Story

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Ree Anne enjoys the physical contact she has with the horses. Above: her mother Debbie Steed (back) and riding instructor Leigh Meyer assist her in petting “Sassy,” one of the horses used in the Dreams program. 006p2_xlg.jpg
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Riding program helps children with disabilities

   Dreams Therapeutic Riding Center, located at Rhapsody In Blue Stables just outside of Chatom, is making dreams come true for some children with cognitive disabilities. Full Story

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Students benefit from Fawn Program

   Sixth grade students from Clarke and Washington counties schools were given lessons, last week, on the forests in Southwest Alabama through the annual Fawn Program, which is conducted at the Upper Wildlife Sanctuary, located off Highway 69, just outs Full Story

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Ree Anne Anderson, 10, who has cerebral palsy, gets a riding lesson from instructor Leigh Meyer (front). 006p1_xlg.jpg

Wet or dry?

Jackson voters to decide alcohol question May 10

   It has been a rough-and-tumble four or five weeks. The issue, as it always has, brings out strong emotions in people. Full Story

Banker’s wife kidnapped from home in Frankville

   Local, state and federal law enforcement officials are on the hunt for a man suspected of kidnapping a Chatom bank vice president Full Story

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McIntosh pharmacy, video store lost to fire

   An early morning fire, May 1, destroyed a row of buildings that housed McIntosh Drugs, C & S Vital Care and Hodge Full Story

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Sixth grade students from Clarke and Washington counties schools were given lessons, last week, on the forests in Southwest Alabama through the annual Fawn Program, which is conducted at the Upper Wildlife Sanctuary, located off Highway 69, just outside of Jackson. They learned about forestry techniques, protection and management of wildlife and recognizing the importance of soil conservation.004p1_xlg.jpg
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‘Wet’ cities report no major problems from decision to allow alcohol sales

    The decisions by voters of at least two cities that lie within dry counties in Alabama allowing the legal sale of alcohol have caused no major problems, according to city officials and police departments there. Full Story