No matter who gets elected to the three available seats, the board will gain members who have either spent their lives teaching, have vested interests in the school system succeeding, or both.
After years of farmer’s markets and festivals and hundreds of thousands of dollars in renovations, it took a video game to make the square a true hangout.
Three of the council’s five incumbents are leaving office. Also, of the two incumbent council members running, one is unopposed, meaning up to four seats could have new faces after the election.
According to JSU figures, registration of first-time freshmen and transfer students is up compared to this time last year, as are applications and acceptances to the university.
The Jacksonville City Council declared Mayor Johnny Smith and Councilwoman Sandra Sudduth elected to their seats during its Monday meeting. Both incumbents found themselves unopposed after candidate qualifying ended last week.
The Jacksonville Board of Education hired Mark Petersen as superintendent in November last year on a contract that expires in May 2018. Petersen is set to earn $125,000 by the end of his first year on the job in November.
The White Rabbit, a vintage store on the square in Jacksonville, recently changed ownership and part of it is under renovation.
On the inspectors’ checklists are 1,500 things nursing home staff can get wrong, ranging from physical abuse to failing to sit while feeding a patient. The Star looked at the 2015 and 2016 inspections for the five Calhoun County nursing homes inspected by the state.
Construction began last year on the approximately $13.6 million school, across from Jacksonville High School. The new school, parts of which were still under construction, features an 1,100-seat gym, a built-in tornado shelter and a modernized library and media center.
Jacksonville State University alumnus Jeremy Straub, director of the OpenOrbiter Small Spacecraft Development Initiative at the University of North Dakota, is nearly finished spearheading the design and launch of a new satellite.
After multiple objections from both the defense and prosecution Tuesday, accusations of collusion and complaints that proper judicial procedures were not followed, prosecutors rested their case against a man charged with multiple counts of extortion and attempted theft.
Jacksonville State University’s overseers Monday raised average student costs by about $333 a semester starting next year. The increase includes a 3 percent rise in tuition and hundreds of dollars in new student fees.
Twenty-five middle school and high school teachers on Thursday who were learning cyber security techniques at Jacksonville State University. The new program offers educators training to protect themselves and their students from cyber attacks and private information theft.
It's a time-honored way to get work: Demonstrate your abilities for free to the people who control the money and they just might give you some to do it again. That's what Steven and Jean Ellison have learned during their effort to attract Jacksonvillians to their city's square.
A lawsuit filed last week in federal court alleges that a Jacksonville State University band member was racially harassed by other band members for years and physically threatened, and that university staff knew of the harassment and failed to stop it.
Mollie Abernathy was the guest of honor for the Carpenter and Abernathy family reunion at the Jacksonville Community Center Sunday. Abernathy was surrounded by five generations of family.