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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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Theaters across the country are reopening after being closed for months. Many, like Hollywood 10 Cinemas in Scottsboro closed early in March and haven’t been able to open their doors since. Now the locally owned theater has reopened for business.

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Andrew Hodges, MD, FACP, an internist practicing in Scottsboro has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the society of internists. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of adult medical care.

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Alleo Health System, the parent organization of Hospice of Chattanooga, has entered into an agreement to add ABC Hospice of Rainsville to its growing family of not-for-profit service organizations across the Southeast.  

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Owning his own business came with some tough challenges for Heath Lokey. Lokey took over the Wright family’s All-State Insurance Agency in April. For starters, he took over a family business that spanned 56 years in Scottsboro. If that wasn’t enough, the literal flood gates opened.

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Highlands Medical Center takes additional measures to ensure patient and staff safety

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While Highlands Medical Center (HMC) has continued to perform surgical and diagnostic procedures in urgent and emergent cases, all elective procedures were stopped on March 19, at the order of Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health. Per her announcement on April 28, hospitals across the state are now able to get back to work performing all procedures for patients. 

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Some towns are known for a signature dish. Corinth, Mississippi is known for the slug burger. It was called the slug burger because it consisted mostly of meat substitutes that during the depression could bring the price down to a nickel (or a “slug” as it sometimes called). Auburn is renowned for lemonade from Toomer’s Corner. Nashville features hot chicken. Louisville, KY popularized the hot brown sandwich. Chattanooga has the Moon Pie. Decatur, courtesy of Bob Gibson, is known for its unfairly maligned white barbecue sauce.

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Stevenson Volunteer Fire Department cleaning local storefronts to combat COVID-19

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Another popular community event has fallen victim to the coronavirus (COVID-19). It is with great disappointment that the annual IMPACT Low Country Luau has been canceled. This event was scheduled for May 1.

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Wright family sells All-State Agency after serving customers for 56 years

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The city of Scottsboro announced Monday morning that City Park will be closed to vehicle traffic. In a press release, the city said it was still encouraging people to use the walking trails within the park but asking that everyone comply with social distancing policies and no more than 10 people in a group or space at a time.

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Locally owned restaurants across Jackson County are adapting to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to serve their customers and to help keep their businesses afloat. A majority of the restaurants are offering curbside pickup, and some are offering delivery.

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Local funeral services are being altered or changed altogether during the COVID-19 outbreak as gatherings of 10 or more people has been discouraged by state health officials.

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The city of Scottsboro will be continuing basic services, and city hall will remain open at this time, according to Mayor Robin Shelton.

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Morris Necklaus confirms he is closing Recycling for Scottsboro

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Jack Lovelady, president and chief executive officer at First Southern State Bank, has announced that Barry Kennedy, CPA, has joined the bank and will serve as chief financial officer/senior vice president.

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Rick and Judy Baugh bought R&J Café in September of 2017. They wanted to spend more time together, and they live two doors down from the restaurant. Rick retired from Lozier after 31 years, and Judy retired from Maples after 28 years. The two decided they wanted to try owning and operating a restaurant, and they decided to go for it.

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The biggest shopping day of the year has everyone looking for discounts

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The Scottsboro City Council approved a shared sales tax agreement with Hutton, a development group out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, at its meeting Monday evening. The council approved the agreement with a 4-1 vote, with councilman Greg Mashburn being the only opposition to the agreement.

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Go Native app gives customers the chance to stay home and small business an opportunity