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With the coronavirus closing schools, the Class of 2020 has been left wondering about graduation and other senior related activities.  This was especially important for Theo Durliat, a foreign exchange student attending Section High School.

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Local leaders hold panel discussion on response efforts to COVID-19

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In light of recent recommendations by Gov. Kay Ivey, the Alabama Public Library Service, the Alabama Department of Public Health, the CDC and the decision of the Scottsboro Library Board of Trustees, the Scottsboro Public Library will remain closed to the public through Friday, May 1.

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The Alabama Department of Transportation will make drainage improvements on Alabama Highway 35, between Alabama Highway 40 in Scottsboro and Alabama Highway 71 in Section, beginning Wednesday, April 1.

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Lauren Lackey loves teaching Pre-K at Woodville High School because she gets to see her “babies” grow from four-year-olds to young adults.  She has been teaching the Pre-K class for all of her 12 years at Woodville.

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Locally owned restaurants across Jackson County are adapting to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic to serve their customers and to help keep their businesses afloat. A majority of the restaurants are offering curbside pickup, and some are offering delivery.

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The Rec*Com, in Scottsboro, will remain closed until April 17, per the latest order from Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Public Health, according to Scottsboro Parks and Recreation Director Yvonne Yockel.

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The Jackson County Courthouse will remain closed until April 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced Commission Chairman Tim Guffey Monday afternoon.

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The city of Scottsboro, in coordination with Highlands Medical Center, Northeast Alabama Health Services, Scottsboro City Schools, and the Jackson County Commission will be holding a panel discussion about the various efforts being taken in response to COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 31, at 1 p.m.

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Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said on Friday that the seven members who were placed on self-quarantine, were cleared to return to work.

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Highlands Medical Center and Northeast Alabama Health Services, in coordination with city and county agencies, are working together to provide drive thru screening and collection sites for COVID-19 for the remainder of this week and through the weekend. Both sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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As part of the Co-op Program at Scottsboro High School, senior Alison Maynor works at the Scottsboro City Board of Education Central Office.  Alison serves as the afternoon receptionist and says she loves her job. The employees at the Central Office have good things to say about this young lady.

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Highlands Medical Center, in coordination with city and county agencies, is preparing a drive-thru screening and collection site for patients with a physician order for influenza and COVID-19 testing.

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Gov. Kay Ivey and the Alabama Department of Revenue announced today that the state income tax filing due date is extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, the demand on health care clinical staff will increase as they spend more time working to meet the health needs of our community. 

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Local funeral services are being altered or changed altogether during the COVID-19 outbreak as gatherings of 10 or more people has been discouraged by state health officials.

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Russell Cave National Monument is modifying operations to implement the latest guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) and local and state authorities to promote social distancing.

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A teacher at Bryant Elementary is excited that she will be attending the Alabama Space Academy for Educators this summer. Anne Monroe has received a scholarship to attend this space camp for teachers and will participate in the June 24-30 session.

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On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that the March 31 runoff election in Alabama has been postponed until July 14 due to the concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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The Jackson County School System is opening one lunchroom in the county as a central location to help feed as many students as possible. The lunchroom at Dutton Elementary School will be open from 10 a.m. to noon until county schools are back in session.

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The city of Scottsboro will be continuing basic services, and city hall will remain open at this time, according to Mayor Robin Shelton.