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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

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New St. Stephens artifacts unveiled at USA

   Friday was an exciting day for archeologists at the University of South Alabama and historians from Washington County, when thousands of new artifacts unearthed during the most recent digs at the Old St. Stephens town site, were unveiled. Full Story

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Many pieces of broken china were uncovered. 004p3_lg.jpg
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USA archeologist George Shorter holds what is believed to be a “bleeding bottle” used for medical purposes during the early 1800s. 004p2_lg.jpg
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Former Jacksonian Ann Bedsole vying for Mobile’s mayor seat

   Former Jacksonian Ann Bedsole has a long history of helping preserve the history of and motivating the restoration of the city of Mobile. Full Story

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St. Stephens Historical Commission members (L-R) Doris Brown and Edith Wilcox view some of the thousands of artifacts recovered during recent archeological digs conducted at the old town site by the archeological departments of the universities of South Alabama and Alabama.004p1_lg.jpg
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Mobile mayoral candidate Ann Bedsole (right) talks with Lois Wims, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Alabama, during a viewing of artifacts from St. Stephens. 003p1_lg.jpg
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Top Photo: Colors were posted by members of Jackson Boy Scout Troop 55, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, which was led by VFW member Gay DeWitt. Bottom left photo: The ceremony was concluded with the honoring of VFW Post 5355 members who died during the past year by the placing of flowers on a memorial wreath by Joe and Gene Mathews. 003p2_xlg.jpg
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Rep. Frank McDaniel of Albertville and Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe, the sponsors of the new law, joined Alabama Attorney General Troy King, Representative Barbara Boyd of Anniston and Nick Abbett of the Alabama District Attorneys Association to watch as Governor Riley signed the bill into law. 002p1_xlg.jpg