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Alexander County, Illinois

2000 Washington Ave
Cairo, IL 62914
Phone: (618) 734-7000
Fax: (618) 734-7002

On the southwest border southwest of Carbondale; organized Mar 4, 1819 from Johnson County. Name Origin: For William M. Alexander, an early settler and IL legislator (1820-24)

Area (sq mi):: 252.54 (land 236.38; water 16.16) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 8,927 State rank: 89 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.90%; 1990-2000 -9.70% Population 2000: 9,590 (White 62.20%; Black or African American 34.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,084; median household $26,042; Population below poverty level: 26.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,887-$17,525
Unemployment (2004): 9.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 24.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Alexander County, North Carolina

621 Liledoun Rd
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Phone: (828) 632-9332
Fax: (828) 632-0059
www.co.alexander.nc.us

In west-central NC, northwest of Charlotte; established Jan 15, 1847 from Iredell, Caldwell, and Wilks counties. Name Origin: For William Julius Alexander (1797-1857), NC legislator

Area (sq mi):: 263.14 (land 260.18; water 2.95) Population per square mile: 136.40
Population 2005: 35,492 State rank: 65 Population change: 2000-20005 5.60%; 1990-2000 22.00% Population 2000: 33,603 (White 91.00%; Black or African American 4.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 1.00%; Other 2.20%). Foreign born: 2.40%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,507; median household $38,684; Population below poverty level: 8.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,246-$24,486
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 22.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 49.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Governor, one member representing DOC employees, one member representing Shawnee Community College, one member representing SIU, the mayor of Tamms, and one member representing Alexander County.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development had been debating what to do with public housing in Cairo for seven years and two presidential administrations, since federal inspections first uncovered grift, decay, and racial discrimination at the Alexander County Housing Authority.
A similar training program is set to launch in Alexander County, N.C., later this year.
"At West Alexander Middle School, there was an inappropriate video shown in class, outside the bounds of the curriculum that called for disciplinary action last week," Alexander County Schools Associate Superintendent Jeff Peal told the Taylorsville Times.
temminckii in the Mississippi River (Union and Alexander counties), Clear Creek (Alexander County), Heron Pond-Little Black Slough (Johnson County), Loon Lake (Massac County) and Brushy Lake (Massac County); he captured no alligator snapping turtles in 176 net nights of effort (S.
Some of the "green bolts," as the crystals were referred to by the local farmers, were immediately recognized as emeralds, but others were something new--a gem variety of the mineral spodumene that would later become known as "hiddenite." Since those first discoveries, the Hiddenite district of Alexander County, North Carolina is estimated to have produced more than 50,000 carats of emerald and 5,000 carats of hiddenite.
When it comes to hiring principals for his district schools, Hoke, the superintendent of Alexander County (N.C.) Schools, has hit upon a sure bet: Look for graduates of the North Carolina Principals Fellows Program (PFP).
The last known record of a wild mountain lion in Illinois came from Alexander County in 1862.
In sharp contrast, whereas African-American women were only 2% of female prison commitments in the late 1850s, they were 25% of all commitments in the five years after the Civil War, even though the African-American percentage of the state's population had only increased from 1.0 to 1.1%.(64) The evidence suggests that most of these incarcerated black women were former slaves who had just recently entered the state: three-quarters (76%) listed their nativity as one of the former slave states, the majority were sentenced only after the end of the war, when African-Americans were first legally allowed entry into Illinois, and two-thirds were sentenced from Alexander county, Illinois' southernmost county and port of entry into the state.
Small mammals were livetrapped in July, August and September, 1996, as part of a larger investigation on 27 sites throughout the Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area (HLCA), Alexander County, Illinois.
The 11-member task force is comprised of four legislators, the Director of the Department of Corrections or a designee, one member appointed by the lieutenant governor, one member representing DOC employees, one member representing Shawnee Community College, one member representing Southern Illinois University, the mayor of Tamms, and one member representing Alexander County. The task force is required to submit its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by Dec.