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A Jackson County Jail inmate was captured Thursday after escaping the facility early that morning.

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COVID-19 cases in Jackson County have officially crossed 2,000 — 15 people have died from COVID-19 in Jackson County. New cases and hospitalizations have trended upward since Oct. 8.

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The Scottsboro City Council discussed a potential grant that would bring over a million dollars to the city to fix roads at its meeting Monday. The city council also presented certificates of election to Nita Tolliver and Dr. Gary Speers.

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Tommy Upton shows up each October to bring smiles to people and bring awareness

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The Jackson County Commission discussed a change to the county’s emergency alert system as well as a possible grant through the Rebuild Alabama Act that would assist in paving County Road 47.

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Dutton native Randall Rush says he has spent a lot of his life writing, but never wrote a book. At 72, that changed when he chose to write a parting memo to his descendants to help them understand how the country came about and some of what needs to be done to keep it.

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The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) – in alignment with Alabama Counts! – announced today that the U.S. Census Bureau has now appointed the final deadline for the 2020 Census as tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15. This new date was set after a previous Oct. 31 deadline was announced by the Bureau last week.

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The new flu season is upon us and positive COVID-19 cases have been slowly increasing in the state of Alabama. Some symptoms of the flu and the coronavirus are very similar, which could make it challenging to distinguish between the two. Medical providers across the country are urging people to get a flu shot.

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In a case that drew national attention and a trial only weeks away, Brittany Smith accepted a plea agreement in the 2018 death of Joshua Todd Smith.

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The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) has now extended the free meal program through the end of this 2020=2021 school year.  This means that all students qualify for free meals through June 30, 2021.

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Through the efforts of Secretary of State John Merrill, following his appointment to chairman of the Economic Development Committee for the United States Heartland China Association (USHCA), Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro is one of 17 state hospitals to receive masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The annual Jackson County United Givers Fund (UGF) campaign is underway with a goal of raising $120,000. To date, the campaign is at $3,500, according to Ellie Smith, the UGF executive secretary.

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A Texas man was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning, according to Alabama State Troopers.

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Nita Tolliver and Patrick Stewart will compete in a runoff election for Scottsboro City Council Place 2 on Oct. 6. The original election was held on Aug. 25 and saw Stewart, Tolliver and Dale Langella compete for votes. Langella was eliminated after receiving the least votes.

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Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said on Friday morning that two local sex offenders are in jail after violating sex offender laws.

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After responding to a call Thursday afternoon, local authorities located at body in a ditch off County Road 8 in Woodville.