News for Monday, August 1, 2011

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Cannon, Jason

Age: 51

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Mount Zion quarterback expected to lead team back to playoff chase

Last season, Montel Buchanan wasn't asked to do a lot from the quarterback position for Mount Zion.

Vaughn, Tom Watson

Tom Watson Vaughn, age 90, of Jackson, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. He was a life-long resident of Butts County, born June 19, 1921 to Ira Lee and Bessie Smith Vaughn. He was in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. Watson served as chief of police in Jackson for 32 years before his retirement. He loved fishing and hunting and went every chance he had. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Marie Pickett; brother, Lindsey Vaughn, and sisters, Bernice Grant and Annie Ruth Vaughn. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gladys Pope Vaughn; son-in-law, Larry Pickett; granddaughter, Lisa Pickett; brother, long-time former Fire Chief W.L. “Cotton” Vaughn; sisters, Sara Hamlin and Janie Carver. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 3 at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home in Jackson. The Rev. Gene White will officiate. Interment with police honors will be at Jackson City Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., and at other times at the residence of Larry Pickett, 510 Kay St., in Jackson. Those wanting to sign the online guest registry may go to www.haistenfuneral.com. Haisten Funeral Home of Jackson, your locally owned funeral home, is in charge of arrangements.

Football not only sport starting

While the school's football and softball teams braved 90-degree temperatures Monday, the Jonesboro volleyball team was comfortably practicing in its new air conditioned gymnasium.

Vaccinations and the ice cream scare - Tina Dupuy

There have been occasional cases of polio (poliomyelitis) throughout human history. The Roman Emperor Claudius suffered from a disease as a child thought to be polio: muscle weakness, severe pain and paralysis.

Ravens relish IWFL championship to cap perfect 11-0 season

Call them what you want — the Atlanta Ravens or The Team Formerly Known as the Xplosion. But whatever the moniker, make sure there's one thing you don't leave out:

Football officially begins

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Dog Days for PETA - Tom Purcell

Ah, heck. I wasn't in Washington, D.C., a couple of weeks ago and missed the Lettuce Ladies.