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Citronelle police seek suspects in check forgery scheme

Staff Report The Citronelle Police Department is investigating a forgery case which occurred at Andrews Hardware in Citronelle, according to police chief Chris McLean. A female purchased several items from the store using a check later determined to have a fake name and address and a stolen account number, McLean said. Surveillance photos show a…

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Chickasaw Public Safety Director Keith Miller fired by city council

  By EMMETT BURNETT Chickasaw Public Safety Director Keith Miller was fired Tuesday night by the city council after a hearing in a three-hour executive session which was closed to the public. After emerging from the closed-door session, the council publicly voted 4-1 to remove Miller, with many in the packed chambers shouting their disapproval…

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Africatown Heritage House museum opens to honor the story of slaves

By ARTHUR L. MACK A longtime Africatown dream became reality Friday as dignitaries and descendants of slaves brought to Mobile on board the Clotilda gathered for the dedication of the Africatown Heritage House. The Heritage House, which officially opens Saturday, contains artifacts from the Clotilda, the ship that brought 110 Africans from the west African…

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Sale of Ladd-Peebles Stadium hits snag as Mobile councilmembers halt meeting

By ARTHUR L. MACK Three Mobile City Councilmembers stopped Wednesday’s meeting before it got started over dissatisfaction of a proposed sale of Ladd-Peebles Stadium to the Mobile County Public School System. Councilmembers Cory Penn and William Carroll, along with Council President C.J. Small, abstained from voting to pass the agenda, causing the meeting to be…

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Saraland’s K.J. Lacey blends instincts, mechanics and hard work to succeed

By JIMMY WIGFIELD Saraland sophomore K.J. Lacey’s physical artistry is what fans see but he knows no successful quarterback can rely on that alone. His mechanics, formed through an incessant desire to be great, give him distinct advantages, particularly his ability to throw effectively from different angles, shape his trajectories and having the footwork to…

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