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December 22, 2014


Firemen help residents have merry Christmas

Sandra Caldwell, president of the Daughters of the King at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is grateful for many things at Christmastime. One group she’s especially grateful for is the Jacksonville Professional Fire Fighters Association 3948 which collected enough food to feed 60 families in Jacksonville.

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Wednesday 12/10/2014
Senior Center employee helps lead activities
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 10:51 am

Nicholas Bailey has had a variety of jobs since he graduated from the University of Alabama. He spent most of his time working in graphic design. His job now, although it’s nothing like graphic design, is his favorite.

Tuesday 12/02/2014
Former school principal now mixes paint
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Hugh McWhorter had been in education 24 years when he retired as principal at Piedmont Middle School last year. He had made plans to retire when his younger daughter graduated from high school. He did just that, only to find himself working in a completely different vocation just two weeks after his official retirement.

Wednesday 11/26/2014
Staying safe during the holidays
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 11:54 am

Everyone knows the added danger of being accosted or robbed during the holidays. Former criminal investigator Jim Evancho wants to share his knowledge of keeping yourself and your family safe, while enjoying the season.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Jacksonville board picks firm to build new school
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 11:49 am

The board's vote gives Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell the authority to negotiate a contract with the company, First Team Construction, and specifies that the building cost is not to exceed $11.9 million.

Council considers loosening ordinance concerning liquor sales
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 11:49 am

The City Council on Monday discussed whether Jacksonville should loosen restrictions that keep some restaurants from selling liquor.

Tuesday 11/18/2014
On the Brink brings Rick Bragg home
Updated: November 18, 2014 - 10:50 am

As Rick Bragg walked to the stage in Leone Cole Auditorium Wednesday night, he stopped and greeted some of his relatives in the audience. After being introduced by Gena Christopher, director of the faculty common, Bragg spoke for the next hour and a half about his experiences of writing Jerry Lee Lewis’s biography, “Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story.”

Tuesday 11/11/2014
School board member brought recess back to KSES
Updated: November 11, 2014 - 11:44 am

When Steve Smith was in high school, he took an aptitude test to help determine what profession would best suit him. Biology, forestry and nursing were among the top. Choosing one was easy.

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Thunderettes perform for JCA
Updated: November 04, 2014 - 11:23 am

Dana Barnwell is astonished by a group of young ladies from Jacksonville Christian Academy. Barnwell, Brook Lee and Morgan Guthrie sponsor 17 Thunderettes, K4 through second grade. They perform at halftime during football games and at pep rallies on Friday.

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