Scottsboro Public Library gets ready with events
The Scottsboro Public Library celebrated its 90th birthday on Sunday, March 3 with an open house event to commemorate the hard worked and efforts of the Young Women’s Book Club that paved the way for a library in Jackson County.
Several amateur astronomers from the Von Braun Astronomical Society, as well as hobby stargazers, gathered at Camp Maranatha Wednesday night to observe the peak of winter’s most spectacular meteor shower, the Geminids.
As a small child Kalyn Rouse, of Skyline, wanted a horse. She had been around family members who rode, and she wanted desperately to ride as well. For a long time her dad told her she couldn’t have one, but when she turned nine he came around and Rouse got a mare.
When you turn from Highway 79 onto Word Road to visit John’s Native Gardens you might expect to be greeted by an ordinary nursery. But a large greenhouse with plants for sale is not the first thing you will see. Instead, you will find something almost magical.
Stray or lost animals in the city can sometimes need a little help to find a forever home or a missing owner. It is not an easy task, but the people at the Scottsboro/Jackson County Animal Shelter are always on the lookout.
For Shannon Haston, becoming physically fit has been a life changing personal journey. With 30 pounds to lose, she had already tried countless quick fixes, yet none seemed to work.
Too much or not enough water and never when you need it. That seems to be the longtime plight of gardeners. Add to this the extended droughts, flooding and watering bans, and what is a gardener to do? Become a waterwise gardener.
For 33 years, Linda Lee has been a proud employee of Walmart. Starting in the sporting goods department and working her way up to department manager, Lee is a familiar face to the customers.
February is Black History Month, and several local African-Americans have stories to tell about growing up in Jackson County during a time of segregation. Local resident and retired teacher Tiajuana Cotton is one such individual. Cotton is currently writing a book focused on this subject matter, but to recognize Black History Month, she stopped by The Daily Sentinel on Monday to share her recollections on going to the movies and being an integrator.
On December 3, 2014, Fay Saint told her husband, Billy, that if something were not done soon, she would not be alive much longer. Just one day later, her right leg was amputated above the knee in a difficult surgery that saved her life, but left her handicapped and in need of immediate assistance. That is when CASA of Jackson County and the volunteers who work there quickly came to her aid.
It’s that time of year again when the grass no longer needs cut and the lawn mowers can be stored away for the winter. But putting your mower away for winter storage isn’t as simple as placing it in the shed or garage and not looking at it for several months, as improper winter preparation can lead to serious problems in the spring.
Halloween is popularly associated with costumes and trick-or-treating, but no Halloween is complete without a little scare. Haunted houses are always a favorite scare-inducing attraction, and there are countless horror movies featuring a wide variety of ghosts, ghouls and monsters that can provide a spook. But the classic art of storytelling also lends itself well to the Halloween holiday, and Jackson County is home to one of the more talented storytellers in the region, Lee Piskorz.
Traveling to a foreign country can prove to be a fascinating experience. Leaving the familiarity of American customs, lifestyles and foods behind, you can learn a lot and grow more aware of other countries and cultures by traveling abroad. For Langston native and travel enthusiast Jeremy Campbell, a recent four-day trip to Bangalore, India proved to be a very rewarding, eye-opening experience.
Just the words, ‘human trafficking,’ send chills up the spine and bring to mind movie images of abduction by force and the sale of human beings into unspeakable horrors in far away places.
Rock the South is an outdoor festival in that celebrates life, food and music while memorializing heroes and honoring historic achievements with some of the best bands and musicians around.
Inside the colorfully decorated classrooms at Cumberland Presbyterian Church’s ‘Mother’s Day Out’ program are a whole lot of happy kids.
Mother’s Day Out has been a pre-school at the church for around 50 years and was started by a former pastor who wanted to reach out to the community and help children.
What could be better than the delicious smells of Starbucks Coffee, freshly baked cookies and over-the-top sandwiches and salads?
Combine them with a shopping trip to Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, and you will have your answer.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scottsboro celebrated the one-year anniversary of its community food pantry on May 3, 2014, with a breakfast of sausage biscuits and coffee or juice.
The 14th annual Catfish Festival, sponsored by the Scottsboro Small Business Council, will be held on Saturday, at the Jackson County Park.
Catfish plates with all the sides will be available from any Jackson County Shriner before the festival for $7 each, or at the festival for $8.
Mother’s Day around the table at the home of Dennis and Mary Miller, of Scottsboro, is a large, happy event.
The Millers have seven grown children, all but two of which are married, and 10 grandchildren.
On the outside, Mary is poised, graceful and beautiful, with sparkling eyes and an easy smile. But there is a lot more to her than meets the eye.
A lifelong member of the Catholic Church, she is a firm believer in faith, family, hard work, and above all – love.