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December 22, 2014


Jacksonville weighing a round of changes to alcohol laws

The Jacksonville City Council is considering two measures: one would allow restaurants near JSU to sell liquor, while the other would allow all restaurants to sell liquor, regardless of how close they are to schools and churches.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Father of Jacksonville man killed by police hopes for reform of mental health laws
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 12:11 am

The father of a man fatally shot by Jacksonville police in November wants to see changes in the way Alabama treats the mentally ill.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Two men arrested, charged in connection with two armed robberies in Jacksonville
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with two armed robberies in Jacksonville in recent weeks, according to court records and police.

Monday 12/15/2014
Jacksonville school board discusses tuition for out-of-district students
Updated: December 15, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Schools Superintendent Jon Paul Campbell on Monday asked board members to begin weighing whether the system should open enrollment to more out-of-district students.

Tuesday 12/09/2014
City postpones bid-opening date for public safety complex
Updated: December 10, 2014 - 12:17 am

City leaders on Tuesday decided to push back the date on which city leaders will open bids for the construction of Jacksonville’s public safety complex.

Jacksonville council votes to waive fees for companies building school, safety complex
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:17 am

The City Council here on Monday unanimously voted to waive building permitting fees for upcoming projects, in part, to spare its own bottom line. 

Sunday 12/07/2014
Coroner: Motorist likely died prior to accident
Updated: December 07, 2014 - 1:54 am

Details of accident near Germania Springs Saturday

Got juice? Charged devices needed at the ready in today's schools
Updated: December 07, 2014 - 1:39 am

JACKSONVILLE — Erin Onan almost forgot to charge her son’s iPad Thursday night.

Friday 12/05/2014
JSU football bringing in more money from tickets sales
Updated: December 06, 2014 - 12:39 am

Jacksonville State University has added some heft to its football program’s bottom line, bringing in hundreds of thousands more dollars through ticket sales each year since a 2010 stadium expansion.


Tuesday 12/02/2014
RMC operating Jacksonville hospital without license, state health agency says
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 10:35 pm

The state's health agency notified Regional Medical Center last week that it has been operating Jacksonville's hospital without a license since September due to a paperwork discrepancy. The agency states that to resolve the matter, the board should file an application, along with a license fee, on or before Dec. 12 to receive a license by Jan. 1.

Four companies to compete for construction of Jacksonville Public Safety Complex
Updated: December 02, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Architects and city officials on Tuesday said four companies have qualified to compete for the project and are expected to submit bids on Dec. 18. The companies will meet with Gadsden-based architects Tom McElrath and David Oliver on Dec. 9 to review the plans before providing their final submissions.

City of Anniston agrees to resolve legal disputes with RMC
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 1:29 pm

City Manager Brian Johnson said the board must also approve the agreement to fully settle the matter. Johnson said the board had met Monday evening to vote on the agreement.

Friday 11/28/2014
State Mental Health Department underfunded, advocates say
Updated: November 28, 2014 - 4:07 pm

State funding to that agency was cut by $40 million, or 36 percent,  between fiscal 2009 and 2012, but has been level for the last three fiscal years, said Jim Reddoch, commissioner of the Mental Health Department, speaking by phone Wednesday.

Tuesday 11/25/2014
Jacksonville officials change up Christmas lights
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 2:19 am

Alabama 21 in Jacksonville will be decorated with fewer Christmas lights this year, but the Public Square will be brighter than ever for a lighting ceremony Monday.

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.

Monday 11/24/2014
Jacksonville hunter in good condition after Thursday fall
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 4:17 pm

A Jacksonville man was recovering Monday in a Birmingham hospital after falling about 30 feet from atop his tree stand in Pelham Range on Thursday morning.

Friday 11/21/2014
RMC applies to move 15 beds to Jacksonville hospital
Updated: November 22, 2014 - 1:12 am

It's a proposal that triggered some of the conflict between the city of Anniston and RMC's board and landed both in court earlier this year.

Faculty, alumni, students want JSU president’s successor to have same traits
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A search firm tasked with helping Jacksonville State University find its next president met with alumni, faculty and business leaders this week to find out what they want the institution’s next chief executive to be like.

Thursday 11/20/2014
Kingston keeps Jacksonville students’ tablets connected
Updated: November 20, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Anthony Kingston stepped into Leah Henderson’s first-grade classroom at Kitty Stone Elementary this week for a one-on-one session with the teacher.  

Three from local schools attend White House summit
Updated: November 26, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Three area superintendents were among 100 from across the nation to attend the National Connected Superintendents Summit at the White House Wednesday.

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