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Katrina causes widespread damage

   Thousands in the area were without power Monday as Hurricane Katrina became the third major storm to affect the area in less than a year. Full Story

Jackson native missing in Biloxi

   The last thing Angela Scott said to her mother and her four young children in Jackson before the worst of Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi, Miss. was that she loved them. Full Story

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Gov. Bob Riley (right) talks with Chatom Mayor Harold Crouch during his visit to Washington County, Tuesday. (SA photo by Evan Carden)011p1_lg.jpg
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Gov. Bob Riley promises help for WashCo

   Tuesday, Alabama Governor Bob Riley, accompanied by U.S. Senators Jeff Sessions and Richard Shelby, surveyed the areas of the state hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, landing at the Chatom airport in a Blackhawk helicopter around 2 p.m. Full Story

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Our area of state spared from devastating Katrina

Random Ramblings

   Monday night while I was tossing and turning in my not so cool bed, I once again realized how spoiled and pampered a society we are. One night without air conditioning surely made me appreciate all the modern conveniences we have. Full Story

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Electrical crews from Clarke Washington Electric Membership Cooperative worked to repair a large number of downed lines in Chatom, Tuesday. The company reported approximately 4,500 of its customers were without power as a result of Hurricane Katrina. (SA photo by Evan Carden)009p1_xlg.jpg

Man killed when hit by watercraft

   Randy Reese SA Reporter A 39-year-old Mobile man was killed on Aug. 22 on the Tombigbee River in southern Washington County in an accident that was not reported to authorities until the next day. Full Story

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Reminding drivers to buckle up and not to drink and drive, or they could end up in the Jackson Medical Center’s emergency room or worse, (L-R) are Chief Charles Burge; Sgt. Josh Garrett; posing as a patient, Jimmie Lee Mansley; nurse Myra Faith and Dr. Ikram Hussain. 004p1_xlg.jpg
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JPD plans month-long traffic blitz

   The Jackson Police Depart-ment will conduct a traffic blitz Aug. 26-Sept. 30 in coordination with the national Full Story

Jackson council votes to have study done for waterfront development

   The Jackson City Council moved ahead with its plan, Tuesday, to develop the city Full Story

Bedsole won’t be in runoff for Mobile mayor

   Ann Bedsole, who grew up in Jackson and owns property in Clarke County, placed third in a four-person race for mayor of Mobile Tuesday. Full Story

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Jackson man accused of sexually abusing child

Child porn found at home after search by Jackson Police

   A Jackson man was arrested last week and charged with the alleged sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl and could face an additional charge after child pornography was discovered at his residence. Full Story

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Meet the Aggies

   Fans and supporters of the Jackson High School football program were given the chance to meet this year Full Story

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Jackson Area COC presents 2005 Pine City Ambassadors

   The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented the Pine City Ambassadors, which is made up of seniors from several area high schools. This year Full Story

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‘Freedom Salute’ honors the soldiers of the 711th, Grove Hill and Chatom units

   Members of the 711th honored during Saturday’s Freedom Salute awards ceremony (in no particular order) were SPC Quinten Abston, SPC James D. Full Story

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Wright wants to continue academic excellence at JA

   Upon taking over as the new headmaster at Jackson Academy, Lynn Wright said his main goal is to continue the school Full Story

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Boat trip completes Jackson man’s dream of a lifetime

   It took three men 15 days to travel down rivers and streams from Nebraska to Jackson on a journey that has been many years in the planning stage. Full Story

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Jackson Middle School sixth grade teacher, Regina Robinson (right), greets new students on the first day of school and explains her classroom rules as students look on attentively. JMS is one of the schools on the list. 001p1_lg.jpg
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Jackson schools placed on improvement list

   All four Jackson public schools and five high schools in Washington County have either been added to the just-released school improvement list based on test scores and dropout rates from the 2004-05 school year or have been notified of failed test sc Full Story

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Members of the 711th honored during Saturday’s Freedom Salute awards ceremony (in no particular order) were SPC Quinten Abston, SPC James D. Adams, SFC James Kenneth Atchison, SSG Mildred Jackson Barnes, SGT Tony Carl Barnes, SPC James D. Batley, SPC Helen Marie Benjamin, SPC Timothy Adam Bozeman, SGT Felton Maurice Burroughs, SPC William B. Carpenter, SPC Jamaris S.002p1_xlg.jpg
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Gov. Riley attends conference

   Gov. Bob Riley was the first speaker Wednesday for a Rural National Supplier Conference on the campus of Alabama Southern Community College in Thomasville. Riley told the large gathering that rural Alabama Full Story

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Pat Rone of Jackson, and his two friends, Don Williams of Pacific Junction, Iowa and Billy "White Shoes" Johnson of Omaha, Neb. recently completed a 15-day trip traveling the waterways from Nebraska to Jackson. (SA photo by Randy Reese)005p1_xlg.jpg
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A variety of newly released movies and music discs were available at both the Jackson and Butler stores. (SA photo by Evan Carden)003p2_lg.jpg