Recently, Gardner’s Plumbing donated $1,000 to the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County.
Heavy trucks, with the exception of a few, heading down several Scottsboro streets will be in violation of an ordinance the city council recently passed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Jackson County Revenue Commissioner’s Real Estate and Tag and Title office is temporarily closed after the family member of an employee who works in the department tested positive for the coronavirus.
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.
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.
During a meeting on Sept. 14, the Jackson County Commission approved various annual contracts and discussed various cost saving measures.
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.
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.
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.
Certificates of election were presented to council member-elect Ralph Dawe — who will represent City Council Place 1 — and the City of Scottsboro Mayor-elect Jim McCamy by the city council.
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.
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.
The Stevenson mayoral election is being contested in court. Mike Cloud filed a legal complaint after losing to incumbent Rickey Steele 424-301 on Aug. 25.
Coronavirus cases in Alabama have exceeded 130,000 and deaths exceeded 2,176. In Jackson County alone there have been 1,338 cases and 8 deaths.
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.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce has partnered with various community organizations to provide relief to business and feed at-risk children.
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.
New Board of Education members Patrick Woosley, who will represent Place 4, and Dr. Gary Speers, who will represent Place 5, were sworn in at the Board’s Sept. 3 meeting.
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.
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.
The city of Scottsboro and Jackson County have joined the Rural Accelerator Program administered by Opportunity Alabama. The program assists rural and low-income communities in building the economic infrastructure to deal with the current Coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order that will extend until Oct. 2. The order, issued during a press conference held on Aug. 27, includes new restrictions for restaurants and will take effect on Aug. 31.
Scottsboro City Clerk Whitney Phillips confirmed Wednesday morning that there is 10 provisional votes at the polls and one provisional absentee vote.