• Sheriff Jimmy Thornton, seated left, filed for reelection on Monday, accompanied by his wife, Betsy, and their son, Brian. Top, from left: Sampson Register of Deeds Anita Lane, Clinton City Councilman Daniel Ruggles, Brian Thornton, Sampson County Commissioner Jerol Kivett and Sampson Republican Party chair Telia Kivett look on.
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    Thornton files for reelection

    CLINTON — Early afternoon Monday longtime Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton filed for reelection, seeking his sixth term. He is in his 19th year.

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  • Family tradition: boy catching ball is Bill, the son of Arnold Autry, and the great nephew of Charlie Nixon. Charlie got Arnold involved in baseball, who later grew up and got his own son, Bill, involved in the game.
                                 Fred Burgess|The Sampson Independent, 1977
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    Pearl Harbor, baseball and charity

    Former Autryville area resident Charlie Ford Nixon was born in Alabama in 1920 and spent his childhood growing up in Georgia. He came from humble beginnings and lived through the Great Depression.

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  • Mary Brown gave a scripture reading during the World AIDS Day Observance.
                                 Michael B. Hardison | Sampson Independent
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    World AIDS Day: ‘We need to remember’

    On Wednesday, a small but important gathering was held on the steps of the courthouse in observance of World AIDS Day, organized by the Sampson County HIV/AIDS Task Force. The purpose was to remember and pray for those who suffer and lost their battle to the deadly disease.

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  • Folks gathered for a reception for the Town of Garland incoming and outgoing board.
                                 Emily M. Williams | Sampson Independent
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    Garland gets new leadership

    GARLAND — The Board of Commissioners for the Town of Garland saw a restructuring Thursday night as incoming folks took the oath of office, including the election of the town’s youngest ever mayor.

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