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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) is welcoming Rachael Graham as assistant foundation fundraiser. Graham, from Stevenson, is a 2013 graduate of Scottsboro High School. She participated in NACC’s Dual Enrollment program while in high school and attended the college as a fulltime student in 2013 and 2014.

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Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, officials at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) announced this week that the college will extend the use of online courses through at least January of the 2021 Spring term.

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The Google IT Support Professional Certificate program at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) provides a fantastic opportunity for local residents to train for a new career or improve their IT skills. This program continues to catch the attention of local residents, as 95 students have enrolled in the five-part program since the program began in January this year.

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Thanks to two Bynum Foundation grants and the partnership of donations from State Sen. Steve Livingston, Scottsboro City Board of Education, Jackson County Board of Education and IMPACT Learning Center, the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) with county schools and Scottsboro High School have a new, valuable piece of equipment to teach fundamental skills of healthcare.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has established the NACC Community Scholarship program to help local residents train for a new career or return to college after an extended break. Many residents of DeKalb and Jackson Counties have been impacted by job loss and setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Scottsboro Board of Education recognized various members of the Scottsboro High School Volleyball Team and a member of the High School Football team for their accomplishments during the season.

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On Tuesday, Kevin Dukes won another term as the superintendent of Jackson County Schools. Dukes defeated challenger Kimberly Pair-Coates, who ran as an independent, in the general election 12,439 to 2,983, winning just over 80%.

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The USDA (U.S. Department of Agriculture) has now extended the free meal program through the end of this 2020=2021 school year.  This means that all students qualify for free meals through June 30, 2021.

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At the Scottsboro Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jose Reyes, Scottsboro City Schools superintendent, mentioned that the school system’s COVID-19 measures were going well. He noted that e-learning days have been going well for the school system.

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The TVA STEM Classroom Grant Program is open for applications with $800,000 in funding available for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics learning projects in classrooms and schools in areas served by TVA across the Tennessee Valley.

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After provisional ballots cast in the Aug. 25 Scottsboro municipal election Dr. Gary Speers has won the election for Scottsboro Board of Education Place 5 by one vote. Speers received 1,628 votes to his opponent, Julie Gentry, the incumbent representative’s 1,627 votes.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Foundation’s annual Mustang Scramble golf tournament and golf ball drop is set for Thursday, Sept. 10, at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort and Gardens in Flat Rock. This year, teams will tee off at either 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

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On Aug. 20, Esslinger was presented with a plaque commemorating his service to the Scottsboro City School System. Earlier this year, Coach John Esslinger announced that he would not be seeking reelection as the representative for Place 5 on the Scottsboro Board of Education.

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Scottsboro High School’s “Camp Wildcat” freshmen orientation will be Wednesday, Aug. 26. The orientation will be incorporated into the first day of school for freshmen students.

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Jackson County Schools are using an innovative way to ensure the protection of its employees and students. The Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) is 3-D printing face shields for employees of the Jackson County School System.

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On Friday, June 26, the Scottsboro City School Board convened for a called board meeting, at noon.  This comes in the wake of State Superintendent Eric Mackey’s press conference, earlier that day.  In his adjournment comments, Dr. Reyes had conducted a survey for the school district, with roughly 40% of the Scottsboro community participating.