Along with the athletic teams, all 22 of the school’s clubs were represented at the event. Several programs were also on display, including the school’s health-science pathway program, which began this year.
The Jacksonville Planning Commission approved the comprehensive plan during its Thursday meeting. The plan must receive final approval from the Jacksonville City Council before its adoption.
The Jacksonville Board of Education added more cuts and bumped up projected revenue to reduce a $481,000 deficit that was in a budget members rejected last week. The board plans to draw from the school system’s reserves to balance the budget.
The public is invited to attend the forum starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Jacksonville Community Center to listen and ask questions.
The six candidates in runoff races for Jacksonville City Council seats last week spent only small amounts of money, from a low of $16 to a high of $228.50. Contributions and expenditures for each candidate for Sept. 12-18, as reported on campaign finance disclosures filed Monday, are below. …
Cable One began launching the new service, branded as GigaOne, in January and plans to expand it to all its markets by the end of the year. The company serves nearly 700,000 customers in 19 states.
“I didn’t file at the proper time,” said Tony Taylor, who is also chief of the Anniston Fire Department. “It was just ignorance on my part … it was my fault for not having filed at the proper time.”
The Jacksonville Board of Education tasked school system staff to reduce the deficit and bring another proposed budget to a called meeting next week for approval.
Jacksonville State University enrollment is up 5.6 percent this semester over the fall term last year, the school announced Tuesday, reversing a five-year decline in students that hit a 15-year low last year.
“We’ve kind of already cut to the point where we’d have to cut back on services,” Mayor Johnny Smith said of the proposed budget. “When you get right down to it, to save any big bucks, we’ve got to cut salaries.”
“I’m trying to figure out what happened that caused us to be in these large six-digit negative budgeted numbers,” board member Mike Poe said. “What could change next budget year that would make this better?”
As she has each year since 2001, Pearl Williams on Sunday asked her son be remembered at Jacksonville City Cemetery, near the black granite monument to him there.
A Jacksonville production studio starting Sept. 16 will host six movie screenings as part of a film festival touring the South.
The two former Marching Southerners named in the lawsuit, Mark Knauss and Austin Waits, also deny that they physically threatened or racially harassed Green.
Pearl Williams will honor her son and the more than 3,000 other Americans who died in the terrorist attack 15 years ago during her annual Remembrance and Healing Ceremony Sunday. The remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville City Cemetery.
While wreck numbers appear to be down for the Labor Day holiday weekend as compared to 2015, crashes for 2016 have surpassed the numbers as compared to this time last year, according to state troopers.
Labor Day is a day off for the American workforce, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t those who must still do their jobs. Many area first responders worked Labor Day to ensure everyone else had a safe holiday.
Five of the six candidates vying for the three open council seats say they want to improve the relationship between JSU and the city. Still, they don't want to do it at the expense of permanent residents, meaning they don’t want to reverse a city decision that limits how many students can live in a house together.
The University Police Department, campus administration and the Student Government Association are working together to offer new initiatives this year to improve the relationship between officers and students.