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Aline R. Davis, 82, of Jacksonville

Aline R. Davis, 82, of Jacksonville died on Friday, August 10, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She was born in Moniac, Georgia to the late Hardy Raulerson and Rachel Mixon Raulerson. Mrs. Davis was raised in the Moniac and Baxter communities and lived in Jacksonville since 1953. She retired in 1984 from the Duval County School Board after over 30 years. Mrs. Davis enjoyed canning, cooking, quilting and sewing when able. She was preceded in death by her four siblings.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Harmon “Boot” Davis of Jacksonville; son Warren Darrell Davis of Callahan; daughters Marilyn Raulerson (Delleanor) of Baxter and Melanie Faye Davis of Jacksonville; step children William Lesley Davis of Macclenny, Nettie Jean Strickland of Leesburg, FL and Maybell Fraser of Macclenny;  grandchildren Sherrie Dale Foresi, Anthony Warrenn Davis and Racheal Faye Elizabeth Davis, all of Jacksonville; three great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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Doug Dugan, 50, dies in Illinois

Paul Douglas Dugan, 50, of Macclenny died August 10, 2012 at Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia, IL. He was born in Vandalia on December 17, 1961 to Harold Roger Dugan and Janet Ann Maitland, and had been a resident of Macclenny for seven years after moving from Jacksonville. From a very young age

Doug was a hardworking, productive gentleman working three to four jobs at once. He was a graduate of Trinity Baptist College in Jacksonville and was the pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania for 10 years. More recently he was a truck driver for SLT Trucking. He was an active member of Faith Baptist Church and an avid Tennessee Titan fan who enjoyed golfing, cycling, scuba diving, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

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Evelyn Mann, 84, dies on August 9th

Evelyn Couey Mann, 84, of Glen St. Mary died Thursday, August 9, 2012 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Jacksonville after an extended illness. She was born in Dublin, GA to the late Leroy Bryant Couey and Molly Lee Etheridge Couey and lived the last 40 years in Glen. Mrs. Mann was a Baptist and for years was a hotel clerk.

She was predeceased by children Mancy Mann, Judy Mason, Lawrence Stains and Sherman Mason. Mrs. Mann is survived by daughters Gloria Faye (Johnny) Williams and Rose Mary Roland, both of Jacksonville; sons Wade (Sylvia) Mason Sr. of Maxville, Clifford Mason Jr. and Shelton (Debbie) Mason, both of Jacksonville; son-in-law John Mann; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Break tradition: lengthen annual school term

Every year about this time the nagging feeling comes around that perhaps we should re-think traditional school calendars, or more specifically, the nine-month school year broken by a nearly three-month summer vacation.

The majority of industrialized countries don’t use it because that large gap between grade levels is believed to be too lengthy. It breaks the learning cycle and puts the burden on teachers to bring students “back to earth” on vital matters like concentration, recalling what they learned last year and delving into new material.

China, for instance, has a school year that runs from early September to mid-July — some six weeks longer than ours (school days run from 7:30 am-5 pm!).

Japan requires 240 days (vs. 180 here) and gives students three equal breaks from April when new levels begin through March.

In South Korea, the year is divided into two semesters — March to July and September to February — with intervening one-month breathers.

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