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Granddaughter of Scottsboro couple leads top fundraising team in charity event

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One of Cathy Mitchell’s dreams for the Jackson County community is coming true.  Mitchell, executive director of the IMPACT Learning Center, has long had a vision of a van equipped with computers that could travel to industries and other areas throughout Jackson County.  Presently, this van has been purchased and is being prepared for just this.

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is losing a “very good and seasoned” deputy, and Sheriff Chuck Phillips is hearing that four or five others are interviewing for jobs.

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February 2020 is closing in on being the wettest February on record in Scottsboro, according to WWIC owner Greg Bell, who records the weather each morning.

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The Alabama Literacy Act became law in September.  This was the theme of a Literacy Lunch-n-Learn program sponsored by Impact Learning Center and the Scottsboro Board of Education.  Various members of the community joined with some educators to learn more about this new law and how it will affect the children.

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At the Scottsboro City Council’s Feb. 3 work session, Mayor Robin Shelton asked the council to consider either reallocating funds set aside to renovate batting cages to go towards the purchase of two fire boats or use funds from surplus sales tax to purchase the boats.

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HTPG is hosting its second annual 5K race to benefit the American Heart Association on March 7, 2020. The race will begin at HTPG, will go through the Scottsboro industrial park, and will end at HTPG. The race will kick off at 8 a.m.

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Jackson County Strong, a relief concert to help the people impacted by the boat dock fire at Jackson County Park, will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 at Collins Intermediate School in Scottsboro.

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Courses have officially begun for students completing the Google IT Support Professional Certificate at Northeast Alabama Community College. NACC is administering the certificate through the Coursera online learning platform, where students will access self-paced courses with interactive assessments and videos.

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Google has announced that three organizations in Jackson County have been awarded grants through its Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund.

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State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) has pre-filed a bill in the Alabama House of Representatives that would nullify any federal act that unconstitutionally infringes upon the right to keep and bear arms.

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Have you ever wondered what a school counselor actually does?  Well, that question was posed to the counselors in the Scottsboro City and Jackson County Schools during National School Counselor Week. 

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The Jackson County Commission voted to move forward with a safety project for County Road 21. The county was awarded a grant through the High-Risk Rural Roads Program. The estimated total amount for the project is $35,000.

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Northeast Alabama Community College’s Diversity Committee has announced several events on campus in celebration of Black History Month. Events will be both educational and entertaining, and all events are open to the public.

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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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The Scottsboro City Council held a work session Monday evening and discussed several items including a municipal court update, equipment auction and city policies.

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The Jackson County Healthcare Authority has named John D. Anderson as Interim CEO of Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, effective Tuesday, Feb. 11.