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September 2, 2014


Amber Pritchett follows mom into selling real estate

Amber Pritchett feels she’s like her mother, Donna Reger, in many ways. Especially when it comes to choosing a career.

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Wednesday 08/27/2014
Marty Boyles has spent adult life selling cars
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 10:19 am

arty Boyles uses a word when advertising his cars at Jacksonville Auto Sales that hardly anyone uses today. His mother used it a lot when he was growing up, and it’s a word he couldn’t forget if he wanted to.

“When I’d do something wrong and be in trouble, she’d always use the word rigamarole,” said Boyles. “She’d asked me about what it was I had done and say, ‘Now tell me and don’t give me no rigamarole.’ A lot of people argue with me about how to spell it, but that’s the way she spelled it, and that’s the way I spell it.”

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Spirit on Mountain Street benefits JCOC
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 8:54 am

It was a big day in Jacksonville last weekend as Spirit on Mountain Street was held.

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Tuesday 08/19/2014
Piedmont native manages Jacksonville store
Updated: August 19, 2014 - 9:43 am

Jonathan Wood was a 15-year-old student at Piedmont High School when he landed his first job at a grocery store. His mother worked at one in Piedmont, and she suggested he might like to work there also.

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Tuesday 08/12/2014
JSU announces upcoming events
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 5:49 pm

It hardly seems possible that area schools including Jacksonville State University will spring back to life in less than a week. With the return to class comes JSU Move-In and SGA Welcome Week, kicking off a semester full of great activities for students and the community alike.

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Jacksonville Police Blotter for August 12
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 2:26 pm


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Nu-Kleen Cleaners celebrates 47 years
Updated: August 12, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Ed Warmack had a diversified occupation class at Piedmont High School. Back then, it was simply called DO, which meant a student could attend school half a day and work the other half.

Warmack’s job was at Johnson Dry Cleaners in Piedmont. Warmack had no way of knowing that he would work the rest of his life in the dry cleaning business.

After he and Bobbye Murray married, they worked together at a dry cleaners in the county. After it went out of business, they bought Nu-Kleen Cleaners in Jacksonville, which had been closed for a while, from Ed’s sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Dewitt Doss.

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Wednesday 07/30/2014
Griffey family hosts ribbon-cutting ceremony
Posted: July 30, 2014

Ken Griffey has been in the knife business for the past 37 years and he’s not anywhere near getting ready to leave it. Griffey, president of Bear and Son Cutlery Inc., co-hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday for M&J Shipping, a 600 square foot building in front of Bear and Son that will be used for shipping purposes.

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Larry Dixon is spending retirement with his best friend
Posted: July 30, 2014

Larry Dixon’s family moved often and he attended four different schools in the first grade. “That was just life,” he said. “That’s just what we were used to.” 

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