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

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All of the Jackson County Schools are participating in a Healthy and Warm Drive with donations accepted through Dec. 14 at each school. This is part of the Connect Program.

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In a 3-2 vote in Thursday’s Scottsboro City Board of Education meeting, the board voted to end the mask mandate and make masks optional starting Nov. 30. 

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Woodville Public Library has been selected as one of 100 libraries to participate in round three of Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) officials are excited to announce the return of Grand Ole Opry members, The Isaacs, to NACC’s campus for “Christmas with The Isaacs,” on Dec. 16, 2021.

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The Jackson County Masters Gardeners Association has committed to helping high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship to further education in the agriculture and horticultural fields.

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Last week, the Aspen Institute named Northeast Alabama Community College one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America's community colleges.

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The 2022 Miss Northeast Alabama Community College pageant was held on Saturday, Oct. 2 at the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the college’s campus. The event’s organizers were thankful to host the pageant this year as last year’s event was canceled due to COVID-19.

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“I’m ecstatic!” said Skyline High School Principal Drew McNutt about the middle school (grades 4-8) being ranked 18th among the 415 middle schools in Alabama.  He was quick to credit his predecessors, teachers, students, and the community for providing the foundation that has led to this ranking.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) invites everyone to participate in the Mustang 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 30. Presented by First Southern State Bank, all proceeds from the Mustang 5K benefit scholarships at NACC. The race will be held on campus.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Theatre will perform Puffs on Oct. 28-31 and Nov. 4-7. Performances Thursday through Saturday will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday’s performance will be a matinee at 2 p.m.

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Rob Chaney, a Jackson County native, has resigned his position as director of athletics at Tallahassee Community College to take advantage of a new opportunity.  He has been named the associate director with the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA).  October 1 was his first official day on the job in this position.

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Karen Chambers has given over 30 years of service to Woodville Public Library

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On Thursday evening, the Scottsboro City Schools Board of Education voted 3-2 against extending the mask mandate in schools. Board members Lee Benson, Gary Speers and Jason Williams voted no, while Patrick Woosley and Board President Patricia Stewart voted yes. Superintendent Amy Childress reported that during their monitoring of COVID numbers throughout the week, they saw no significant changes.

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During Friday’s called board meeting, the Scottsboro City Board of education voted 3-2 to implement a mask mandate at schools to start the school year. This ruling comes after receiving recommendation from the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) as well as seeing a spike in COVID cases. From Aug. 9 to Aug. 12, students and staff will be required to wear masks indoors.

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It is not too late to make plans to attend college this fall! There is still time to apply and register for classes at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). Tuition at NACC is less than half the cost of four-year colleges and universities, and most classes at Northeast are guaranteed to transfer to four-year schools.

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After it finally seemed the U.S. would return to “normal” after a year dominated by COVID-19, the newest strain of the virus, delta, has begun to spread across Alabama and the country, leaving many to wonder what will come next. The delta strain is found to be far more transmissible than the original COVID-19 strain that left a majority of the country effectively shut down for nearly a month.

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved several personnel decisions at a meeting held July 28.