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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.

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Course registration is underway for the fall 2021 semester at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). Now is the time to take advantage of flexible class schedules, online courses and degree programs, certificates and short-term certificates and additional financial aid opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Board of Education meeting, the board approved Collins Intermediate School Principal Jason Hass’ promotion to the Director of Federal Programs/Secondary Instruction.

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Every freshmen entering Scottsboro High School needs to mark July 29 on their calendar as the day for Camp Wildcat. This is freshmen orientation and is designed to help incoming freshmen get off to a good start.

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Caldwell Elementary School has a new principal, and he is a familiar face to the students and staff there. Zachary B. Holt was named the school’s new principal with July 1 being his first official day in his new position.

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As time draws near for the 2021-2022 school year, the Scottsboro City School System has announced the requirements for virtual learning. This option will be available for families, and the requirements have been announced for parents who choose this option for their children.

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A familiar face will be missing in the Scottsboro City School System when school opens in August.  Long time nurse Wendy Hastings has announced her retirement effective at the end of this month. She came to work in the schools as the school nurse when that was a relatively new concept.

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When the students enrolled in the Summer Reading Camp at Caldwell Elementary School, they did not realize that some special guests would be visiting them. 

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The Jackson County Board of Education is currently in the process of selling five acres of property in Hollywood. The property includes the old material center and alternative school buildings, which have been unoccupied for years.

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Around 130 students enrolled in grades K-3 in Scottsboro City Schools will have the opportunity to attend a Summer Reading Camp next month.  This will be like a regular school day with buses transporting students and meals being served at school. Many fun activities are being planned so the students will have fun while working on their reading skills.

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After Superintendent Jay Reyes announced his official retirement last week, the Scottsboro City Board of Education announced on Thursday that Amy Childress would be the interim superintendent.

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Scottsboro City Schools Superintendent Dr. Jose Reyes will be leaving the system to pursue other opportunities.  He has announced his retirement from education effective Aug. 1.

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Board of Education meeting, a group of around 14 citizens attended to speak against the plans to open curbside parking at Page Administration Building. The group originally seemed to believe it to be a parking lot being built over what they consider to be a historical site.

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Skyline seniors honored for their accomplishments as they sign tech scholarships