Neighbors Speak out About Dale County Shooter

By: Devin Smith   Neighbors of the Midland City man who kidnapped and is holding hostage a five-year-old boy have begun to speak out. Authorities have still not officially released the names of the shooter or the hostage, but neighbors have identified the shooter as Jimmy Lee Dykes, a retired truck driver and Vietnam veteran, and have held candlelight vigils in the child’s name. Negotiations continue to move slowly as no developments involving the progress of the hostage situation have arisen in the past 24 hours. Dykes has also allowed…

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S.C.A.D.A Revived

By:Kelsey Vickers Students Concerned about Disability Awareness, S.C.A.D.A. for short, is an organization on campus with the purpose to promote and raise disability awareness, has become an official organization as of last Thursday. S.C.A.D.A. is an organization on campus that was founded about 8-9 years ago, according to faculty advisor and Adaptive Needs Program director Deborah Sellers. The organization worked with administration and accomplished a lot; however, the club fell by the wayside when the group leaders graduated. “The group is meant to bring awareness to issues that other students…

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SGA President Not Seeking Re-Election

By: Cody Muzio   photo by: Kelcie Hathcock Absent from February’s Student Government Association election ballots will be one name many expected to see: current SGA president Will Thompson. “After much thought and prayerful consideration, I have decided to serve one term as SGA president,” Thompson said. Thompson, a junior political science major from Montgomery, is eligible to run for a second term, but said that other opportunities would hold his attention after his term expires. “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Mayor (Jason) Reeves’ staff and…

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