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Robert Howell shares stories and memorabilia of wife’s family history

   One day when I was outside working in my yard, my neighbor, Robert Howell, stopped to chat with me. He said he had read my story last fall about Mr. McVay and his donation of the Jesse James artifacts. Full Story

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WashCo to get new E-911 facility

   Beech Construction of Chatom won the contract for erecting the first building of the Washington County E-911 Communication District with a quote of $523,591. Full Story

Former Jackson car thief at it again

Suspect confesses to police after witnesses place him behind the wheel

   A man previously convicted of a number of auto thefts in the Jackson area has been arrested once again after allegedly stealing an automobile from in front of a downtown building early last Thursday, Feb. 24. Full Story

Petitions seek Jackson wet/dry vote

   Petitions have been circulating in Jackson for several weeks now requesting a referendum on the legalized sale of alcoholic beverages within the municipality. Full Story

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Baseball in full swing

Aggies now 6-0 after defeating CCHS

   The 2005 high school baseball season is now under way, with the annual Tombigbee Classic taking place all this week. Full Story

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‘Cat-In-The-Hat Council’ formed

   For one day, there was a different type of rule in Jackson, when Mayor Richard Long (back) appointed four temporary Full Story

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Jake Pugh was the winning pitcher in Tues-day’s game against Clarke County High School. (SA photo by Evan Carden)004p1_lg.jpg
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Library auction draws large crowd

   The Friends of the Library hosted the annual benefit art auction, which raises money for the Washington County Library, this past Friday night. Full Story

St. Stephens Historical Park to reopen mid-March

   The St. Stephens Historical Commission (SSHC) heard from State Representative Nick Williams about funding possibilities for the park, during a meeting at the Washington County Public Library, Monday. Full Story

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Convicted sex offender tries to entice child

   A Jackson man previously convicted of raping three minors, was arrested following what police are calling an attempted kidnapping and enticement of a child. Full Story

Senior citizens would be exempt from new tag fee

   Special to The South Alabamian The proposed tag fee legislation to benefit economic development in Clarke County, most specifically the purchase of an industrial park where Louisiana-Pacific will build a new plant, has been rewritten to inclu Full Story

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Barbaree honored at annual COY banquet

   Frank Barbaree, who served as principal of Jackson High School for 22 years, was honored last Thursday night during the Jackson Civitan Club Full Story

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Annual St. Jude Coon Hunt

   The Clarke Washington Coon Hunters Full Story

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Frank Barbaree (right) is presented a plaque by Jackson Civitan Club president Bubba Deas. (SA photo by Evan Carden)003p1_xlg.jpg
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Recko House chosen as McIntosh 'Officer of the Year'

   To be singled out as an exceptional person by those you work with can be a very satisfying experience. Full Story

Four arrested for drugs

   Clarke and Washington County law enforcement officers made several drug arrests during the past week, involving cocaine and crystal methamphetamine. Full Story

Planning commission approves new strip mall

Mobile restaurant owner can set up shop temporarily

   Jackson City Councilman Daron Bolen told other members of the council, Tuesday, that the city Full Story

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This was what was left after a log truck, driven by Ronny P. Johnson Sr., failed to get out of the way of an oncoming train at the Walker Springs railroad crossing, late Monday afternoon. 002p1_lg.jpg
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Rescue personnel work to free Johnson from the mangled wreckage. (SA photo by Evan Carden)002p2_xlg.jpg
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Train hits log truck in Walker Springs

   A freight train hit a log truck in Walker Springs Monday afternoon. The truck and trailer were demolished and the driver was airlifted to a Mobile hospital but apparently survived the accident with only limited injuries. Full Story

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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