• By GUY RHODES Editor/Publisher
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With the age-mandated requirement that dictates that must step down as Macon County Probate Judge after reaching the age of 70, seven Democratic candidates have qualified to run for the position being vacated by Alfonza Menefee. 

  • By JACQUELYN CARLISLE Community News Editor
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Work on infrastructure for the Exit 38 development has become evident in recent days. Blue pipes were lined along Highway 81 to indicate that water and sewage lines are ready to be put in place.

  • By JACQUELYN CARLISLE Community News Editor
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The Martin Luther King holiday is a time to reflect on the work of this civil rights icon did and to encourage citizens to practice some of the principles he followed. In Omaha, Neb., Tuskegee attorney Fred Gray did just that with several groups and organizations.

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The T-100 Tuskegee-Leonardo DRS jet trainer project continues to gain support from organizations, friends, community leaders, students, elected officials and others from Tuskegee and across the United States with supporters who are saying “Count Me In”, we support the T-100 project.

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GOODMAN, Ms. Lula M., a resident of Tuskegee, died on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Her funeral was held on Friday, Feb. 9, from the Tuskegee University Chapel. Burial followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

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In the spirit of giving, the Nobles of Shaaban Temple No. 103 in Montgomery and the Mizraim Temple No. 119 in Tuskegee, along with the Daughters of Mizraim Court No. 110, held a combined food distribution on Monday, Jan. 29 at Washington Chapel AME Church in Tuskegee.

  • By ARMANDO VARRICCHIO Ambassador of Italy to the United States of America
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In my travels to the many cities and communities of this great and diverse nation, I am always reminded of the special relationship that unites Italy to the United States. I particularly enjoy visiting the South, where I feel at home among people who treasure friendship and love for family a…

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The National Contract Management Association (NCMA) D.C. Chapter recognizes Lisa P. Grant for earning her Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) designation.

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Cotton grown in Macon County is also ginned in Macon County. Cotton grown in central Alabama is also ginned in Macon County, in Shorter, at the largest cotton gin in the central Alabama at the Milstead Farm Group. Here’s another agriculture fact: 8 percent of the cotton ginned in Alabama is …

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Macon County Emergency Management Director Frank Lee and County Engineer J.D. Smith are working together along with the County Commission to further advance the delinquent repair projects to flood damaged roads, bridges and structures in Macon County.

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On Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, former players and coaches from Notasulga High School were recognized at the halftime of Notasulga High’s 48-46 win over Booker T. Washington High School. The coaches are members of Hall of Fames in three states while the players were the first NHS participants in t…

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The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron ­— America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen — is the proud sponsor of an annual Tuskegee Airmen Essay Contest for students in grades four through 12.

  • By KARIN HOPKINS Special to The Tuskegee News
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Estelle Apperwhite’s house at 1201 Bibb Street burned to the ground on Wednesday, Jan. 3. She escaped but the house and everything in it was destroyed. 

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The Alabama Association of School Boards installed several new members to the association’s Board of Directors during the closing session of the 2017 AASB Annual Convention in Birmingham on Dec. 9.

  • By HENRY PEAVY Mayor of Franklin
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The Town of Franklin looks to move forward in 2018 by building a new Town Hall and working with UBT to seek funding for a sewer line to run from County Road 36 to Exit 32 on I-85.

  • By LORETTA ALEXANDER Chamber President
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When members of the Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) chose me to serve as president of the organization, it was an honor. It is exciting to know I will be working with Roland Vaughan, Bobby Davis and Fred Flowers to lead the Chamber for the next two years. 

  • By LOUIS MAXWELL Macon Commission Chairman
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As I approach the New Year, I am optimistic with the possibility of the T-100 project being approved for our community and the development of Exit 38. These two projects will be the magnet that will boost economic growth of which this community has been lacking. I believe the political clima…

  • By GERALD LONG UBT General Manager
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Before delving into a review of 2017, I will first report on the positive headlines for 2018 associated with the Utilities Board of Tuskegee (UBT). 

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A Montgomery business got veterans in the spirit of the holiday season by giving the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) some support. The Compliance Store played Santa and gifted the veterans’ medical centers in Tuskegee and Montgomery with some new equipment for patients a…

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The Macon County Board of Education (MCBOE) and many entities from Macon County, including churches, organizations, agencies, sororities, fraternities, civic groups, politicians, townships, county government and individual citizens all participated in the 2017 #BECAUSEMACONCOUNTYCARES.

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Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorate of Rev. Jonas E. Rutledge, delighted the citizens of Tuskegee by wrapping their Christmas gifts on Saturdays, Dec. 16 and 23.

  • By KIM DAVIS Special to The Tuskegee News
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The Alabama League of Municipalities, the non-partisan membership association of nearly 450 incorporated Alabama cities and towns, announced its support for the T-100 jet trainer project proposed for the City of Tuskegee at historic Moton Field, according to MCEDA consultant Joe Turnham. 

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The T-100 Tuskegee-Leonardo DRS jet trainer project continues to gain support from organizations, friends, community leaders, students, elected officials and others from Tuskegee and across the United States with supporters who are saying “Count Me In”, we support the T-100 project.

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ROME — A pilot school in Italy built around the M-346 jet trainer and advanced simulators — both on the ground and in the aircraft — will reach its full potential early next year, according to officials, who hope the achievement will boost the M-346’s chances in the U.S. T-X trainer contest.

  • Special to The Tuskegee News
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The Alabama Shakespeare Festival celebrates the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen with the Alabama premiere of a dynamic play, FLY,which showcases the determination of young WWII era aviators who made historic contributions toward the desegregation of the American military and furthering of civi…

  • By GUY RHODES and JACQUELYN CARLISLE
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From museums and schools to public meetings, a nine-person delegation from South Berwick, Maine found much to learn and comprehend from a Dec. 3-6 visit to its Sister City of Tuskegee.