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Jacksonville panel approves expansion at assisted living facility
"We're ready to break ground. we're ready to get going," said Barry Ray, president of Legacy Senior Services, the company that owns the assisted living facility.
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Pleasant Valley grad is instructor at Piedmont
During and shortly after high school, Jake Green of Jacksonville contemplated going into the computer science program at Jacksonville State University. This past year, teaching at Piedmont High School, has made him realize that wasn’t the profession for him.
Apr 15, 2014 |  0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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JCA continues to be accredited
Every five years Jacksonville Christian Academy comes up for accreditation. In the 26 years that Dr. Tommy Miller has been at the helm of the school they have always been accredited.
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Williams learns value of work ethics early in life
Not long after Jacksonville’s building inspector, Mark Williams, was born in Sylacauga, his family moved to Lenlock. He attended first and second grade at Johnston Elementary.
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Sherry-Go-Round: In memory of Betty and the fantasy dress
High school is almost over for seniors. I know a certain few who have been counting down the days since Christmas. As their teacher at Trinity Christian Academy, I see their joy regarding the next steps they plan to take.
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Jacksonville police blotter for April 15, 2014
The Jacksonville police and arrest reports for April 15, 2014.
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Jacksonville community calendar beginning April 15, 2014
Upcoming community events in Jacksonville.
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JSU Field School Director Renee Morrison wins Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award
Renee Morrison, director of the Jacksonville State University Field Schools, was one of seven individuals or businesses honored recently in Asheville, N. C., as a recipient of Wild South’s Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Awards. The awards honor outstanding conservation work in the South and were presented at the Sixth Annual Green Gala on March 21.
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Barbara Lewis-Fleetion is fulfilling dream
While growing up in Jacksonville, Barbara Lewis-Fleetion always aspired to be a dancer or choreographer. Going away to a dance school or school of art in Atlanta was always her dream.
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Forney Chapter welcomes new member
Membership enrollment papers for the Gen. John H. Forney Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy were signed at the April meeting by the president, Sharon Dasinger, and the district director Sonja Randall for Toni Box as a new member.
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Jacksonville annexes land for new school site
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 14, 2014 |  0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
The 65-acre lot of city-owned property is on the southwest corner of Jacksonville and includes about 30 acres of land that school leaders plan to use for a new elementary school.
Holocaust remembrance set for tonight at JSU
by Eddie Burkhalter
eburkhalter@annistonstar.com
Apr 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Each year the number of living Holocaust survivors declines, and each year their stories are in peril of being lost to time. Denise Lewis, daughter of Holocaust survivor Roger Blum, says that can’t happen.
JSU educator receives conservation award
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Renee Morrison, assistant director of the Jacksonville State University Field Schools, received the Roosevelt-Ashe Conservation Award for Outstanding Educator in Conservation.
Three area 5k runs set for weekend
by Laura Gaddy
lbgaddy@annistonstar.com
Apr 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
The events include New Desire’s Run to Reach at Southside High School in Etowah County Friday evening, the first Foothills Family Festival Run for Funds 5k at McClellan on Saturday and the inaugural Jax Dash 5k and Fun Run in Jacksonville, also on Saturday.
Brenda Ladun shares her story: ABC 33/40 anchor woman visits area
by Margaret Anderson
Special to The Star
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s an agency in Calhoun County that helps women who are down on their luck. That agency, the Calhoun County Women’s Job Corps, a branch of the nationwide Christian Women’s Job Corps, had a fund-raiser Saturday morning with ABC 33/40 anchor Brenda Ladun as the guest speaker.
JSU’s new coach talks football; John Grass invites Kiwanians to J-Day game
by Rip Donovan
Special to The Star
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
With spring practice well underway, new Jacksonville State University head football coach John Grass was a guest of the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club Wednesday . He characterized his presentation as “informal” and began by inviting his audience to Saturday’s J-Day game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. and is open to the public.
Plastic surgeon and family move to Jacksonville
by Margaret Anderson
Special to The Star
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. David Thomas Chandler of Jacksonville worked his way through college as a firefighter. That’s when he began entertaining the idea of being a doctor.
Event will benefit Venecia’s Foundation
by Margaret Anderson
Special to The Star
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Jackie Law, who manages the Willow Tree in Jacksonville and Gadsden believes she’s come up with the perfect way to welcome spring and help a good cause at the same time.
Sherry-Go-Round: God’s not dead movie showcases creative process
by Sherry Kughn
sherrykug@hotmail.com
Apr 08, 2014 |  0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
I am almost finished taking an online course called The Psychological Principles of Learning at Jacksonville State University.
Jacksonville police blotter for April 8, 2014
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The Jacksonville police and arrest reports for April 8, 2014.
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    by Margaret Anderson
    Special to The Star
    04.08.14 - 08:46 am
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    Special to The Star
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