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The Hibachi Sushi Buffet held its grand opening Monday, Dec. 10. Owner Xin Shen Wang cuts the ceremonial ribbon alongside partner Bin Wang (pictured to the left of Wang) and Hibachi Head Chef Wei Lin (pictured to the right of Wang). Hibachi owners were accompanied by the Lawrence County Cham…

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Lawrence County Industrial Development Board President and CEO Tabitha Pace spoke to the Rotary Club on Thursday, Dec. 6. 

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The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce held an open house and member appreciation night at its new location on Thursday, Dec. 6. The chamber, now located at 15379 AL Hwy. 24, Suite 4 in Moulton, also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its grand opening. The Lawrence County Chamber of Commer…

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A Lawrence County sheriff's deputy was fired Thursday for failing to notify the Department of Human Resources after he responded to a call involving a 12-year-old girl found wandering unclothed in a neighbor’s yard on Thanksgiving morning, the sheriff said.

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The Lawrence County Board of Education approved the purchase of three certificates of deposit with Regions Bank totaling $2 million in its regular board meeting Monday night, Dec. 3.

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Life South is hosting a blood drive on Monday, Dec. 10 in memory of Makenzie Farley, who tragically lost her life after a car accident on Oct. 19. 

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Speake School recently held its Harvest Festival. Pictured are the winners from the annual harvest court. Standing in the back row, from left: First-grade King Ayden Way, Kindergarten Queen Kali Tucker, Second-grade King Troy Salazar, Fifth-grade Queen Karlee Blelew, Second-grade Queen Kamry…

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Local Pastor Mark S. Milwee, who has been serving as pastor for Mount View Baptist Church in the Caddo Community since May, recently self-published his inspirational Christian book, Grow Old along with Me: Aging Gracefully in a Graceless Age, with Westbow Press.

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Mount Hope Elementary School entered the Lawrence County Auxiliary Unit #25 Poppy Poster Contest. Pictured from left are winners Gracie Treadway, Destiny Carter and Aubrey Wyman. 

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The Lawrence County Extension Office is pleased to announce the Lawrence County 2018 Farm-City contest winners.

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No matter where in the world ‘home’ is at the moment, the one thing Gwendolyn (Shelton) Slife makes sure to put up first in each new residence, is a memento made for her by her father, Billy Warren Shelton. The delicate chain of wooden hearts has the names of all of the places she and her hu…

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The Moulton City Council decided not to renew a contract with Municipal Judge Joseph Propst in its regular meeting on Monday, Dec. 3. 

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Christmas parades occurring throughout Lawrence County are listed in order by date.

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A Hillsboro man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on County Road 438 Sunday night, about one mile east of Hillsboro, according to a report from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

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John Hardin, Museum Services Coordinator at Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the guest speaker at the upcoming meeting of the Lawrence County History and Preservation Society (LCHPS). The meeting will take place at the LC Archives at 9 a.m. on Monday…

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month. November 14 is celebrated as World Diabetes Day in honor of Dr. Frederick Banting, the physician who discovered insulin in 1921. Banting won the Nobel Prize for Medicine and sold the patent for $1 million. 

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Friends of General Joe Wheeler and the Alabama Historical Commission invite you to the annual Pond Spring Christmas Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m.

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The Lawrence County Commission is partnering with Kuranda USA—a leading manufacturer in pet beds—to hold a bed drive to benefit the animals being housed at the Lawrence County Animal Shelter. 

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12-year-old Jayla Capri Sutton of Hatton was killed Friday, Nov. 23, while attempting to cross Highway 157 near Calvary Baptist Church, officials said. 

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The Lawrence County Public Library is allowing borrowers of an overdue library item to return the item without a penalty or fine, excluding the $12 agency fee, Dec. 17-21, according to the library’s executive director.

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The internationally acclaimed artist, Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas paid Speake School students a two-day visit on Nov. 15 and 16 and held an art session, teaching them to seek value in recycled materials and allowing them to explore their creativity.

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Each of the Lawrence County schools recently nominated a teacher of their own to be recognized as Teacher of the Year. 

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In their first meeting, the new Lawrence County Commission approved the adoption of the same chair rotation, meeting schedule and rules and procedures as used by the previous commission. However, District 4 Commissioner Bobby Burch motioned to adopt the same rules and procedures on the condi…

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Christy and Marty Frakes call themselves parents to many children who have entered their lives either temporarily—or in the case of their adopted children, permanently—through the fostering systems of Lawrence County, Alabama and Clay County, Florida. 

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Wild South is proud to partner with the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Alabama’s Honors College in screening The Road to Restoration: Our Path to a Sustainable Tomorrow, an exploration of some of today’s most urgent topics about the environment and huma…

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The Jackson House Foundation will be hosting its Annual Fundraiser Concert featuring Replay, the Band on Friday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence County High School Auditorium. 

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Speake School students celebrated Veterans Day last week with a Veterans Program and a Poppy Poster Contest with the American Legion. Pictured from the left are Poppy Poster winners: Evan McWhorter, who won second place, third-place winner Luke Coker, Jordan Garrison, Speake’s honorable ment…