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Project Jubilee students try their hands at aboriginal dot art

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Project Jubilee students try their hands at aboriginal dot art

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Project Jubilee students in Gerri McDonald’s classes at Perdido Elementary School recently finished a unit of study on the country of Australia. Their unit covered everything from geography, animals, climate, and culture to music and art. The unanimous favorite area of study was learning about the unusual animals, many of which are found only in […]

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Second annual living history held

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Community  /  Comments Off on Second annual living history held

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By KEVIN MCKINLEY Special to Atmore News The William Carney Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans and local reenactors proudly held their second annual living history at the corner of Highway 31 and Sardis Church Road in Wawbeek on Saturday May 14. The event focused on camp life for the average Confederate soldier. Reenactors such as […]

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Reflections on China

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Reflections on China

By Congressman Bradley Byrne China is the largest country in the world with a population of approximately 1.4 billion people, and I recently had the opportunity to travel there with some of my Congressional colleagues. I want to share a few of my takeaways with you. We must realize that the key to a successful […]

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Inside the Statehouse

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Inside the Statehouse

By Steve Flowers Last week we talked about how difficult it is to win passage of a legislative act. It does not matter if the proposed legislation is for apple pie and motherhood. If for nothing else, the bill has to go before both House and Senate committees, win approval, and not get an amendment […]

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Drinking in the Heart of Dixie

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Drinking in the Heart of Dixie

By Harvey H. (“Hardy”) Jackson (This is the third in a series of columns that trace the history of efforts to regulate the manufacture, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in Alabama. What follows is an updated and expanded version of an article by the author that first appeared in The Anniston Star back in […]

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Education matters

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Editorial  /  Comments Off on Education matters

By Larry Lee Yes. You can get from Montgomery to Packer’s Bend. It helps if you enjoy looking at the country side and the remnants of small villages. Places like Braggs, Furman, Darlington, Snow Hill, Yellow Bluff, Lower Peach Tree. After 114 miles, you come to Monroe Intermediate School in the northwest corner of Monroe County. A 40-year-old […]

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JDCC honors support services students

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on JDCC honors support services students

Jefferson Davis Community College’s Student Support Services Program recently held a TRIO Achiever’s Reception on the Brewton campus to honor program participants in the Student Services Program. Student Support Services, one of five TRIO programs funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a grant program that provides academic and personal […]

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Perdido School ‘Reader Leaders’ rewarded

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on Perdido School ‘Reader Leaders’ rewarded

On Friday, April 29, 171 first- through sixth-grade students (out of 174 students who qualified) were treated to a whole day of skating and bowling, along with lunch, at the Bay Minette Recreation Complex for earning their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal points requirement with at least an 85 percent overall comprehension average. This reading is […]

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JDCC honors students’ accomplishments

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  Education  /  Comments Off on JDCC honors students’ accomplishments

Jefferson Davis Community College recently held its annual Awards Day Ceremonies on the Brewton and Atmore campuses to honor the accomplishments of its students. Administration, faculty, students, families, and friends gathered on both campuses to celebrate achievements of the students through the announcement of transfer scholarships, area awards, college awards, and national award recognitions. The […]

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PCI hosting USET meeting

By   /  May 18, 2016  /  News  /  Comments Off on PCI hosting USET meeting

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Monday, May 16, the USET fire passed from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw, where the last meeting was hosted by a member Tribal Nation, to the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, who host this week’s United South and Eastern Tribes, Incorporated’s (USET) 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting. Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chairwoman Stephanie Bryan welcomed attendees […]

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