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July 26, 2014


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Mother of four knows expense of clothing children

Colleen Ledbetter knows what it’s like to shop for four children. She has four of her own, ranging in age from 15-6.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
‘Send Cancer Floating’ will benefit Venecia’s Foundation
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:08 pm

No Worries Kayak Rental and Venecia’s Foundation are sponsoring the first “Send Cancer Floating” at 3 p.m. Aug. 1 on Terrapin Creek. A portion of the proceeds will go to support Venecia’s Foundation which provides care packages for cancer patients.

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Hood teaches, coaches and builds houses
Posted: July 23, 2014

Brad Hood is a teacher and a coach. And, though he enjoys it immensely, it’s not the only thing he can do. Hood can also build houses. He has his homebuilders license and builds at least one home a year.

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International House Dr. John Ketterer reflects on time at JSU
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm

Since he became director of the James and Myra Hume Jones International House Program at Jacksonville State University fourteen years ago, Dr. John J. Ketterer has spent 5,110 days on the job, has seen at least three classes of college students through their entire college careers, and has directly impacted the lives of at least five hundred students.

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Monday 07/21/2014
Jacksonville council receives personnel study, considers changes to salary schedules
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 2:44 pm

The City Council on Monday heard the results of a personnel report that suggests city administrators extend the period of time needed for employees to reach their maximum salary, a move they hope will encourage longtime workers to stay and seek promotions.

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Meehan to retire as JSU president in 2015
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 3:49 pm

JACKSONVILLE —  Jacksonville State University President Bill Meehan told announced that he will retire next summer making public a decision that will end a 16-year stint as the chief executive of the institution.

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Tuesday 07/15/2014
Five candidates seek place on Jacksonville school board
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 2:08 pm

The qualifying period for Jacksonville’s school board races closed Tuesday, with two incumbents and three challengers vying for two seats.

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New doctor in town
Posted: July 15, 2014

Brooklyn, N. Y., born and bred Dr. Stephen Babbino never thought he’d end up in the South. He did though, and he’s loving every minute of it. Dr. Babbino is Jacksonville’s newest doctor, transferring here a month and a half ago from Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

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First Presbyterian Church to dedicate ‘new’ organ
Posted: July 15, 2014

Members and guests at the First Presbyterian Church will soon have an opportunity to listen to music from a newly-renovated organ that was installed in the church in 1972.

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