Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Thursday in The Star

Coming Thursday in The Anniston Star:

Both Jacksonville and Clay County are dealing with depleted water supplies because of the drought. We have two stories about the challenges they are facing.

Steve Ivey writes about Fruithurst Elemtary School which has some of the best test scores in the state, despite being a small rural community with three-fourths of its students on free or reduced lunch. Locals and experts say the school's small size may be helping them.

Markeshia Ricks follows up on the Wednesday meeting of the Joint Interim Patriotic Immigration Commission. Commission members heard from public health, education and law enforcement leaders about challenges they face in dealing with a growing population of immigrants. The common theme: They all need more money or more power to do what they think needs doing.