Some Jacksonville residents have organized to have the Confederate monument at the center of the city's Public Square removed. One of them asked the City Council recently: “Does this monument in 2020 represent the diversity, the neighborliness and the kindness of Jacksonville?”

Regional Medical Center’s chief executive Monday urged the Jacksonville City Council to consider an ordinance requiring masks to be worn in public to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and a majority of the council seemed open to the idea.

One of Alabama's leading newspapermen didn't even get started in the business until his early 40s -- and then he put a whole other lifetime into the endeavor. Phil Sanguinetti died Thursday at age 100.

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