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On Saturday, November 21, 2015, at approximately 8:35 p.m., officers with the City of Orange Police Department were dispatched to 5725 N. Hwy 87, a Dollar General store, in reference to an aggravated robbery. According to Lieutenant G.D. Keaton, Jr., upon arrival, officers made contact with store employees. The suspect was described by the employees as a white male who entered the business, put on a mask, brandished a firearm and demanded money. The suspect obtained an undetermined amount of currency and fled the store.

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With the arrival of the holiday season, law enforcement officials are ramping up efforts statewide to combat drinking and driving. In Jefferson County, battling drunk driving is an everyday priority, with initiatives such as the county’s “No Refusal” program letting motorists know that officials are steadfast in their resolve.

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The mammoth bones were first thought to be petrified wood. But petrified wood do

Rain has been known to unearth some things thought long lost, and recently, downpours in our region uprooted what Casey Roby – at first – thought was petrified wood.

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An Evadale man whose wife allegedly caught him in the act of sexually assaulting her 14-year-old daughter remains in Jasper County Jail on a $500,000 bond, reports the Jasper County Sheriff's Office.

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Great American Cookie Company franchiser Jeremy Roy

Education is a privilege, not a right, in many countries. And shoes are a luxury.

In countries such as Uganda, both privilege and luxury are rarities. Despite pumping millions of dollars into education every year for government-funded primary education (seven years), many families in the the African country still cannot afford to send their children to school.

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