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January is Gifted Education Month, and the gifted students in Scottsboro City Schools have been working on some special projects. 

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The month of February is nationally recognized as Spay and Neuter Awareness Month to encourage people to have their sterilized. Animal shelters kill around a million cats and dogs each year, most are healthy and adoptable but there are not enough homes. This tragic overpopulation of pets also costs citizens and taxpayers millions of dollars annually.

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Jason Pierce has spent the majority of his career in the Jackson County District Attorney’s office, first as an assistant district attorney and now as the district attorney.

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Correction: In the Jan. 8 edition of the Jackson County Sentinel, Alonzo Herbert Adkins was incorrectly charged with chemical endangerment of a child. Adkins’ charge should have been criminal endangerment of a child.

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A Woodville woman was fatally injured in a two-vehicle crash late Tuesday night, Jan. 4, according to state troopers of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division.

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A Scottsboro man is facing numerous drug-related charges, including trafficking following a year-long investigation conducted by members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) Region F Drug Task Force, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Scottsboro Police Department and other task force member agencies.

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For this school year the Woodville High School Connect Program has chosen to focus on Panther Pride knowing the importance of school pride in building a successful school community. 

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At Monday’s Jackson County Commission meeting, Sheriff Chuck Phillips and Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen recognized and honored three deputies for going above and beyond the call of duty.

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Jackson County Circuit Judge John Graham granted a request by attorneys for Keith Shirey in continuing his sentencing date.

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Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan has closed his office to walk-in traffic due to a COVID outbreak. Buchanan said the office will be closed at least until Thursday, Jan. 13.

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Students at North Jackson High School joined with people across the nation by giving back to their community on Nov. 30, 2021, which is also known as Giving Tuesday.

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The area woke up, or went to be really late, to a snowfall Sunday night into Monday morning. By all accounts, places in Jackson County, especially on higher levels such as Sand Mountain, saw up to four inches of snow.

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On Dec. 10, the state of Kentucky was ravaged by a devastating tornado cluster. As of Monday, the death toll is at 77, making the tornadoes the deadliest in the state’s history.

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Property owners in Jackson County that have yet to pay their taxes will have until Jan. 3 to pay their taxes without penalty according to Jackson County Revenue Commissioner Jeff Arnold.

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Tolar Construction has been making their footprint on Jackson County for 25 years. With little to nothing when it started, Ken Tolar stepped out to do something different. The northeast Alabama community has greatly benefitted from his work and commitment to this area.

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Two outstanding Scottsboro Junior High School students have been selected as the Student Spotlight for December. 

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Our Mennonite neighbors in the Dutton/Section area are grading the site for their new store.