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Carol’s Chicken Basket owner passes away

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Dogwood Hills Golf Course, in Flat Rock, offers some of the best golf in Jackson County

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Little league baseball team shows support for Children’s Advocacy Center

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Mother’s Day is Sunday, which means children young and old will spend all day with their mom and they will do whatever mom wants to do because it is her day.

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Barry Shelton is living his lifelong dream. He always dreamt of owning his own restaurant, and seven years ago his dream finally became a reality. Since then, Holy Smokes BBQ has been the place to go for great barbeque with some serious flavor.

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Cloud’s Pizza has been a staple in Higdon for nearly 30 years

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Sanoh America Inc. has plans for expansion in Scottsboro. Roy Light of the Industrial Development Board came to the Scottsboro City Council meeting on Monday night to discuss the expansion and a bond issue.

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IMPACT Learning Center and the Jackson County Economic Development Authority will partner to host a job fair on April 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Scottsboro Rec*Com.

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Serving more than 20 years, Sue Moore will retire from FNB Bank. Moore, who is the bank’s vice president of marketing, served customers since 1998.

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Turning Point Pregnancy Center opened its doors 10 years ago this month with a mission to help women during pregnancy.  Each year they have around 33 clients who have ranged in age from 13 to 46.  All services are free and everything is confidential. 

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Cumberland Mountain Outdoors is the Swiss Army Knife of local businesses

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Summerhouse Boarding Kennels makes people’s pets feel right at home

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The Highlands Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary is asking the community for newborn baby item donations to benefit the Highlands Maternity Center.

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When people think of a hole in the wall, they don’t picture a literal hole in the wall. Most people think of a small, family owned restaurant that has the best food in town. J’s Hole in the Wall is the picture perfect definition of a hole in the wall.

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IMPACT Learning Center provides many types of workshops for community.  They cover all areas from business, workforce development, health, and other topics. Over the next few weeks IMPACT has several informative events planned.

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For anyone just passing through the small town of Hollywood, the 150 year-old two-story brick building just across the railroad tracks might not look like much more than a relic of days gone by.

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Cox will lead a group of publications in Kentucky and Tennessee. His final day of work in Scottsboro will be Friday, Dec. 14. A search for the next manager of Jackson County’s newspaper of record is underway.

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Ken Bonner will retire as Advertising Director of the Jackson County Sentinel after 24 years of service to his community through local media, nearly 15 of which were spent with the Sentinel. He was integral in the success of several initiatives, such as the launch of Jackson magazine, a focus on digital products such as the newspaper’s website and the adjustment to an abbreviated publication cycle.

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Unclaimed Baggage Center to host their own version of Black Friday this weekend at their 37th Annual Ski Sale event. Shoppers will find winter clothing discounted anywhere from 20-80 percent off beginning on Saturday, Nov. 3.

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Veteran banker Gail Moore has joined First Southern State Bank and will serve as a vice president and loan officer in the bank’s Scottsboro office.

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FNB Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer Mike Blackwell recently promoted three loan operations officers, Marissa Sisk, Amy Morrow and Kim Sargent.

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There will be more than one winner on Friday nights in Scottsboro this football season. A partnership between Scottsboro High School and High Country Toyota will give one lucky fan an opportunity to win a new vehicle during halftime of every home game in the High Country Toyota Touchdown Toss.

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Unclaimed Baggage Center’s (UBC) Reclaimed for Good Foundation will be hosting a ‘Willow Street Serve Day’ this Saturday, Aug. 18, at a vacant rental property at 414 West Willow Street.

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With a cart full of blinders, paper and Clorox wipes, Alan Cox and others from his team at High Country Toyota in Scottsboro take a video of them stocking up on school supplies that they will give to students in need.

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The Sentinel claimed nine awards in the Alabama Press Association’s (APA) annual Better Newspaper Contest for editorial and composing work produced in 2017 on Saturday, July 21 at the 2018 APA Summer Convention at Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach.

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A Main Street resource team provided a presentation Thursday, outlining revitalization suggestions received from meeting and speaking with members of the Scottsboro community.

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Gonzo Tactical LLC, in business since July 2016, expects to entertain a few hundred guests on Saturday, July 14 for their annual Customer Appreciation Day. The business specializes in firearm sales, custom rifles and pistols, Cerakote gun coatings, laser engraving and stippling, high-end knives, tactical accessories and more.

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On a warm, foggy and humid day in May, nearly 20 volunteers are putting in work by planting flowers, pressure washing sidewalks and painting doors at the Scottsboro Boys Museum and Cultural Center.

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Downtown revitalization efforts in Scottsboro gained a major boost Friday morning as the announcement came that Scottsboro will become a designated Main Street Alabama community in the state. The organization announced Scottsboro’s acceptance into the program through by press release and social media posts on June 1.

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Will Whaley has been named the managing editor of the Times-Journal in Selma, Alabama. Whaley, 28, has served as a staff writer and general assignment reporter at the Jackson County Sentinel for nearly two years. Katie Poe, a native of Valley Head, is joining the Sentinel’s newsroom this summer. Poe, 21, is a senior at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi, where she serves as news editor of MSU’s student newspaper, The Reflector.

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Several Alabama lawmakers have voiced concerns regarding the impact of tariffs on imported newsprint. Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) called on Secretary Wilbur Ross of the United States Department of Commerce asking that the International Trade Commission (ITC) consider the impact tariffs on imported groundwood from Canada is having and will continue to have on rural community newspapers. Sen. Doug Jones and Alabama State Representative Tommy Hanes have also written letters of concern on the subject of these tariffs.

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Greater Jackson County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Roden announced that the chamber would officially be changing its name to Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce as of this month.

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Group addresses dog chaining, tethering concerns

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The Jackson County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) has been chosen to receive $27,165 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.