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James McKenzie addressed the Jackson County Board of Education at its meeting Thursday night to discuss concerns with changes that have affected his classes.

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Jason Davidson was named the principal at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening. Davidson, who is currently the principal at Skyline High School, will take over at EPCOT on March 30.

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The Scottsboro City Council set aside $231,565 for road repairs at its regular meeting on Monday evening. The council earmarking the money for road repairs from its recent bond repayment.

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Teachers at Scottsboro Junior High School will receive training this summer in preparation for the implementation of a more vigorous curriculum for their students beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

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A senior at Scottsboro High School has won the 2019-2020 VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest at the state level after taking the top spot in the post and district competitions. 

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Incumbent Melinda Gilbert is seeking re-election to the Jackson County Commission District 3. Gilbert, a Scottsboro High School Class of 1986 graduate, is from Hollywood and currently lives in Scottsboro. She is a teacher and bus driver at Bridgeport Elementary School.

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Charles Cobb’s most cherished memory from his high school  playing career in the early 1960s at the G.W. Carver School in Scottsboro was the one game his mother, Mary Marie Harris Cobb, got to see him play.

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According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, a vigorous line of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move eastward across the Tennessee Valley Saturday.

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Jackson County voters, planning to vote by absentee, can begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan.

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Scottsboro High School English Teacher Amanda Wilbanks was able to provide her students with the opportunity for a video chat with Erin Gruwell, teacher and one of the founders of the Freedom Writers Foundation. 

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As teachers in the Jackson County School System returned to work after the holiday break, many found themselves spending their first day away from their home school. 

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The Scottsboro City Council held a short work session Monday evening. It discussed an alcohol license, invoices for the Scottsboro Jackson County Heritage Center project and updated job descriptions. 

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Jacksonville State University named 2,216 students to the President's and Deans' Lists for their outstanding academic performance during the Fall 2019 semester. Honorees included:

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Jackson County Schools teamed up with The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) nursing and Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) to host a Mass Casualty Simulation/Training for nurses, teachers and administrators on Monday. County Schools Superintendent Kevin Dukes said the training was “eye-opening.”

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved the purchase of the spec building and 30 acres of land located in the Jackson County industrial Park at its meeting on Dec. 19. The board purchased the building and land in Hollywood for a total of $850,000.

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On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed legislation to raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for retailers to sell any tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) nursing and Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) are teaming up to bring a Mass Casualty Simulation/Training Day to Nurses and teachers in Jackson County. The training will take place at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology on Jan. 6.

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A bake sale put on by the custodial staff at the Jackson County Courthouse raised $1,271 for the Felix Jackson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Held last Friday in the courthouse from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the bake sale had a variety of baked goods including cakes, pies, cookies, candy and so much more.

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Connie Carter, who served 12 years on the Pisgah Town Council before being ousted by other council members earlier this year, has her job back following a court order Thursday.

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A Bryant man remains in jail a week after being arrested and charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old female.

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Getting people together to decorate cookies for Christmas is always a fun time.  This tradition starts with the adults inviting the children to decorate cookies.