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November 27, 2014


Staying safe during the holidays

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.

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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.

Friday 10/31/2014
Seniors turn Halloween into a gathering of fun
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 5:35 pm

About two dozen residents at Myrick Manor, a small Jacksonville apartment complex for adults 62 and older, celebrated Halloween together for the fourth year Friday with a costume contest and a 12-car trunk-or-treat.

Tuesday 10/28/2014
Auctioneer has a love of horses
Updated: October 28, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Chad Curvin began his life as an auctioneer helping a friend who was in the business who did charity auctions. At the same time he worked at National Cement in Ragland.

Thursday 10/16/2014
Work on new Jacksonville police, fire building could start in January
Updated: October 16, 2014 - 6:17 pm

JACKSONVILLE — With an architect's timeline in hand, city officials here are expecting to begin building their long-planned public safety complex in January.

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