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Research being done on SW Alabama armadillos

Researchers will pay those who supply them with the animals

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No 4-wheelers on city streets

   Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge issued a warning to those who drive 4-wheelers and other vehicles deemed not legal for streets and roadways on city streets. Full Story

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The first beer since prohibition was sold Friday at the Smoke Shoppe in Jackson. Chelsea Harvey (left) co-owner and Krystle Martin (right) thank (L-R) Will Harrell and Anthony Sterle, both of Antioch, for being the first customers to purchase beer from the store. 001p1_lg.jpg
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The first load of beer to be delivered to Jackson from Budweiser–Busch Distributing Company, Mobile was received at the Smoke Shoppe in Jackson this past Friday afternoon. Gulf Distributing Company, Mobile, which distributes the Miller brand, also delivered beer to the area beginning Friday. 001p2_xlg.jpg
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Wheat named WashCo Junior Miss

   Tiffany Carol Wheat (center) was chosen Washington County Full Story

2-year-old child drowns in pool

   A two-year-old girl drowned Saturday in a neighbor Full Story

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JPD welcomes new police officer to force

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Valdosta State University Biologist Jim Loughry captures an armadillo as part of his research on the animals, which is being funded by National Geographic.005p1_xlg.jpg
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Reese joins

The South Alabamian staff

   A new writer has joined the editorial staff of The South Alabamian Full Story

McIntosh man dies in crash

   An elderly McIntosh man was killed Sunday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 43 and State Route 56. Full Story

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Dump truck pulls down power lines

   Crews from Alabama Power and Bellsouth were called to Hospital Drive in Jackson around 9:20 a.m. last Thursday, when a dump truck pulled down several electrical and telephone lines. Full Story

New LP plant paperwork filed

   Clarke County officials executed final paperwork for the new Louisiana-Pacific Corp. mill Tuesday. Full Story

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Joe Mathews (seated) is administered a dialysis treatment while his wife, Jean checks the fluid bag. (SA photo by Evan Carden)005p1_xlg.jpg
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Joe Mathews on waiting lists for new kidney

   Joe Mathews (seated) is administered a dialysis treatment while his wife, Jean checks the fluid bag. (SA photo by Evan Carden) Full Story

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A large crowd of citizens filled the council chambers at McIntosh Town Hall Tuesday night to hear a report by environmental officials on mercury levels in the town. (SA photo by Randy Reese) 005p1_xlg.jpg
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ADEM: Mercury levels are safe in McIntosh

   Tempers at times flared and Mayor Carrol Daugherty threatened to close the meeting down, but state and federal officials were finally able to complete a three-hour public meeting Tuesday night concerning mercury levels at nearby Olin Corporation. Full Story

Alcohol licenses approved by council

   The Jackson City Council approved license applications for the sale of alcoholic beverages at nine of the city Full Story

Supt. Savage hopes to improve McIntosh H.S.

    As McIntosh High School enters its third year in the public school choice program, Washington County Superintendent Tim Savage hopes the exodus has ended and better days are ahead. Full Story

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Jackson Police Chief Charles Burge (left) and Officer Kevin Brunson display two of the AEDs recently acquired by the de-partment through a grant from the Ala-bama Department of Public Health. 003p1_lg.jpg
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Defibulators could give JPD ability to save lives

   The Jackson Police Depart-ment just took a step forward in an effort to help save the lives of cardiac arrest victims by equipping its police cars with automatic external defibulators (AED). Full Story

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Joan Bowe (left) talks with bus driver Albert Arnold (center) as she waits for a relative to disembark from a recent Greyhound bus stopping in Jackson. Service will end in the area on June 20. 004p1_lg.jpg
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No more bus service to Clarke Co.

Greyhound will not pick up passengers here after June 20

   On June 21, Greyhound bus service to Jackson and two other locations in Clarke County will cease to exist, a company official in Dallas said earlier this week. Full Story

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Damage was done to Regions Bank in Jackson, when Lois Pitock of Grove Hill lost control of her 1999 Ford Taurus and slammed into the front of the building while in reverse. Far right photo: She put her car in forward gear and sped across the parking lot where she knocked down a light post, bringing her to a stop.001p1_xlg.jpg
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Car crashes into Regions Bank

   The employees at Regions Bank in Jackson received a jolt last Thursday afternoon when an automobile crashed through the front window of the building. Full Story

Local businesses apply for alcohol sales licenses

   Applications for alcohol licenses for nine Jackson businesses and three Mobile distributors were accepted for consideration by the Jackson City Council during a special meeting Monday. Full Story