Jacksonville

Homeowners, students at odds over relaxing Jacksonville housing rules

JACKSONVILLE — The City Council isn’t eager to relax rules so college students can more easily find places to live in town after the March 19 tornado...

State party approves Jacksonville Democrat as candidate, despite missed deadline

The Alabama Democratic Party on Saturday approved Jacksonville resident Pamela Howard as its candidate for the District 40 seat in the Alabama House...

No injuries in Jacksonville fire after propane explosion, police say

Jacksonville firefighters quickly put out a fire in a work building behind a house on Ladiga Street in Jacksonville shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday....

JSU ready for students, but recovery not done five months since tornado

Students and faculty alike can expect some growing pains, from relocated classrooms and less parking space to ongoing construction and fewer housing...

Democrat in state House race may be disqualified, perhaps not for long

A Jacksonville Democrat might be disqualified as a candidate in November’s election over a paperwork filing problem, but a judge’s ruling in a...

Jacksonville festival Saturday to benefit storm relief

The public is invited for a day of food and fun that will help raise money for tornado disaster relief in Jacksonville on Saturday.

Teens get ‘hour upon the stage’ with Shakespeare project

“Julius Caesar” is a production of the Shakespeare Project, a Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce Foundation initiative in collaboration with JSU and...

JSU band seeks help, gets nearly $10k in less than a day

On the first full day of the band’s preseaseason camp Monday, Marching Southerners director Ken Bodiford turned to a live Internet video audience...

Jacksonville schools faculty undertake new active shooter response training

Cpl. Duff Manners, who has 20 years of experience as a resource officer for the school system, said he’d prefer if only trained officers like himself...

Jacksonville State University grappling with housing shortage after twister

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama university that’s grappling with a housing shortage after a tornado is purchasing mobile homes to provide living...

Jacksonville Federal-Mogul announces another round of layoffs, will remain open

Auto parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul plans to lay off 47 workers at its distribution center in Jacksonville next month but will keep the site open,...

JSU buying mobile homes to ease student housing shortage

Jacksonville State University has bought 22 mobile homes for students to address the shortage of local rental property since the March 19 tornado.

Granddaughter of Ernest Stone, former JSU president, now dean at university

The Stone Center, home of JSU’s arts and humanities, is the namesake of Stone’s grandfather and former president of the university, Ernest Stone.

Line-up additions announced for Alabama & Friends #JSUStrong tornado relief concert

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. — The legendary country music group Alabama has announced the latest artists to join the Alabama & Friends #JSUStrong tornado...

Funeral arrangements for Dothan man killed in Albany, Georgia

Che’Valier Kenyatta Paul, age 45, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born January 7, 1973 in Jacksonville, Florida. Paul...