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Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan sits at his desk, hard at work, as paperwork covers it. It’s election season, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are voting absentee this year.

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A Section man is facing theft and burglary charges related to a break-in that occurred on McGee Street in Powell around two weeks ago.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that Alabama Highway 117, at the railroad crossing in Stevenson, will be closed this weekend for railroad work, weather permitting.

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Have you responded to the 2020 Census? It only takes about ten minutes, and it is important to the state of Alabama as well as your local community. Take the time and be counted. You have exactly one week from today to respond with the September 30 deadline fast approaching.

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In a September report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined the Jan. 27 boat dock fire at Jackson County Park Marina that claimed eight lives was contributed to the marina’s limited fire safety practices.

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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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Three local citizens who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide order to wear face coverings in public to fight the spread of the coronavirus, only to see Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin dismiss the lawsuit, is not giving up just yet.

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Currently, 197,946 Americans have died from the deadly COVID-19 virus. Deaths in the United States make up roughly 20% of total coronavirus deaths in the world.

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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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Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a donation of $6,549 from the Bikers Against Meth group and Scooters Sports Grill. This year's donation was almost three times the amount of last year before which raised $2,705 for the department.

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Mayor Robin Shelton declared the week of Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 Constitution Week in Scottsboro. The proclamation, signed on Monday Sept.14, commemorates the importance of the 233rd anniversary of the drafting of the US Constitution.

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Brittany Smith, facing a Nov. 2 murder trial in the 2018 death of Joshua Todd Smith, 38 of Jasper, Tennessee, will remain out of jail despite failing to comply with conditions of her bond, according to Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt.

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Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan said absentee ballots will begin being mailed out Sept. 9 and absentee voting will be made available in the circuit clerk’s office, beginning Sept. 14.

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Jackson County Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt has set a trial date in the case of Brittany Smith, who is charged in the 2018 death of Joshua Todd Smith, 38 of Jasper, Tennessee. Brittany Smith has maintained she was raped and acted in self-defense when she shot and killed Todd Smith.

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Doctors say getting a flu shot this year very important

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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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Jackson County Presiding Circuit Judge Jenifer C. Holt announced this week, that effective Sept. 14, new procedures designed to keep jurors, other court participants and the public safe from COVID-19 have been put in place to allow jury trials to resume beginning the week of Oct. 5.

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At their Monday, Aug. 31 meeting the Scottsboro City Council approved the election results from the Aug. 25 municipal elections.

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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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Construction has begun on a third storm shelter for the City of Scottsboro. The storm shelter, located at Hollis United Methodist Church on Broad Street, will increase the city’s capacity to protect residents in case of severe weather by adding 95 additional spaces.