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July 31, 2014


JSU to offer hundreds of high school students dual enrollment scholarships

This fall Jacksonville State University is using money from a federal grant to offer as many as 500 scholarships to high school students. Through the dual enrollment program, named CORE Scholars, JSU plans to offer fall scholarships to students for the next three years.

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Tuesday 07/29/2014
Judge moves bond hearing for Georgia man charged with attempted murder, robbery
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A judge on Tuesday rescheduled a bond hearing for a Georgia man charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a Jacksonville State University student in June.  

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Jacksonville land deal to move forward
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:55 pm

JACKSONVILLE — The City Council learned Monday that 7.4 acres of land it agreed to purchase earlier this month is divided by property owned by a metal casting company with a local presence.

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Monday 07/28/2014
Grand jury to hear cases against two Jacksonville teens in alleged rape
Updated: July 28, 2014 - 6:55 pm

Two Jacksonville teens, charged with raping an Anniston woman in June, will have their cases heard before a grand jury next month.

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University officials expect 4 percent more students this fall
Updated: July 29, 2014 - 12:43 am

Jacksonville State University leaders are expecting 4 percent more students this fall, a prediction that, if it holds true, would mark the school’s first enrollment increase in four years.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Alabama 21: From panhandle to Piedmont, it's a route of history
Updated: July 27, 2014 - 9:31 pm

 Atmore Mayor Jim Staff mostly just thinks about the parts of Alabama 21 that matter to him — in his town, it’s called Main Street. Before a phone call Thursday, he said he’d never considered that there was a town something like his at the other end of the line.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Damage from Wednesday’s blast reportedly widespread, says state Fire Marshal's Office
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 6:48 pm

Local, state and federal authorities on Friday continued investigating an explosion Wednesday in the Angel community near Jacksonville.

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Fifty local teachers compete in robotics exercise
Updated: July 26, 2014 - 12:59 am

After a week of hands-on training, building and programming robots, more than 50 local teachers Friday got a chance to compete against one another as part of Jacksonville State University’s Vex robotics training course.

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Wednesday explosion in Angel community the result of explosives training
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:46 am

Ryan Morris, the CEO of Pennsylvania-based Tripwire Operations Group, which trains law enforcement in explosives and firearms, said the blast in an old rock quarry on Angel Drive was necessary to safely dispose of unsafe explosives.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
Officials look into Wednesday explosion in Angel
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:56 pm

State and local officials on Thursday were investigating an explosion in the Angel community near Jacksonville on Wednesday that shattered window glass and sent pets into hiding.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Georgia man faces attempted murder charge in Jacksonville shooting
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Jeremee Bernard Griffin, 21, of Douglasville, Ga. turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon, according to  Jacksonville police.

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JSU leaders consider deal to expand campus
Updated: July 30, 2014 - 3:52 pm

Jacksonville State University leaders are discussing the possibility of buying land that would expand the perimeter of campus.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Jacksonville man arrested on child pornography charges
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm

A 49-year-old Jacksonville man was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of possession of child pornography.

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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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BOE moves forward with Kitty Stone amenities
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 9:10 pm

Two of the biggest components of the project, a competition gymnasium and a storm shelter within the school, were both discussed.

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Auburn moving company expands to Jacksonville
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 6:11 pm

With Bellhops, students in the area estimate the time needed to move, and a flat rate is charged per hour.

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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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Anniston schools starting year-long initiative to improve attendance
Updated: July 21, 2014 - 2:54 pm

The system is planning a year-long program, beginning with a community summit meeting Thursday, that will include education for students and parents on the importance of attendance, incentive initiatives at every school to encourage students to attend class and better attendance monitoring of the entire district.

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Alabama Power Foundation awards tree-planting grants to Anniston, Jacksonville, JSU
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm

The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded $1,000 grants to the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the city of Jacksonville and Jacksonville State University to purchase and plant trees.

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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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Former Cherokee County GOP head arrested on marijuana charges
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 8:53 pm

John Lloyd Ellis has been an adjunct instructor of political science at Jacksonville State University and is listed in press accounts as chairman of the Cherokee County Republican Party.

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