The Jacksonville News

February 13, 2016

The Jacksonville News

Firemen get OK to carry weapon

Jacksonville Police Chief Tommy Thompson can hear the call already.“Why’s that fireman carrying a gun?!?”

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Local News

Valentines from the Heart

Ninety-seven volunteers showed up at the public library Thursday to make valentines. By the time they had stopped designing and crafting, they had made 600 valentines for the 14th Valentines from the Heart program sponsored by the library. Only 403 were needed to go to the Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Myrick Manor, Meadows of Jacksonville, Legacy Village and Jacksonville Health and Rehab.

Sports

Pleasant Valley girls on winning streak

Head coach Brad Hood’s Pleasant Valley girls finished their 2015-16 basketball season’s regular schedule on a high note last week, recording  a 53-46 win over Ohatchee Monday and downing Glencoe 52-49 Thursday. Both wins came on the road.

Community

PBC volunteer assists in food distribution

Peggy Penny has served on the board of directors at the Piedmont Center for the past four years as a representative of her church, Nances Creek Baptist. She helps with the distribution of food and helps put together boxes that contain the food for distribution. She also helps package bread the center gets from Panera Bread and assists in organizing clothing.

Opinion

There are some statewide races

We are only a few weeks away from our March 1st primary. We have an early primary date this year due to the fact that we are in the SEC Presidential Primary. Therefore, we will have some say in who will be the GOP and Democratic nominees.

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