The Jacksonville News

October 6, 2015

The Jacksonville News

Budget passes with no cuts to school funding

The Jacksonville City Council on Monday night approved a 2016 fiscal year General Fund budget that includes $220,000 in direct support funding to city schools — a line item that the council had considered slashing by $100,000.

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  • Pumpkin Patch to open Oct.7

    The days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to turn, and pumpkins are sprouting up on store shelves.

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  • Gathering around the pole

    A group of children and adults on the morning of Sept. 23 gathered around the flagpole at Kitty Stone Elementary to pray, just as others did s…

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Eagles, Tigers to meet in key area game

The run of four consecutive Class 4A, Region 6 games which will determine Jacksonville’s postseason playoff fate begins Friday in Heflin where the Golden Eagles meet the Cleburne County Tigers. Jacksonville is 4-2 overall, after picking up a forfeit win over S.R. Butler last Friday, and 2-1 in Region 6 games. Cleburne County, 4-1 overall, is 3-0 in region action. Saks is the only other team undefeated in region games.     


Long-term scout gets recognition, surprise

In August, DeArmanville resident Olan Sheets, 95, made a 17-hour, round-trip bus ride to the National Council of the Arrow Conference in Lansing, Mich. While there, he was recognized for his long-term volunteerism to Boy Scouts of America, particularly with local scouting.


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