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Students are working hard at Scottsboro Junior High School to see who can bring in the most blood donors. Blood Assurance will be at Scottsboro Junior High School on Saturday, May 8 and Friday, May 14 to collect life-saving blood donations. The health classes will be competing for bragging rights and a pizza party. The May 8 drive will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the May 14 drive will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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After the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly slowed society to a halt last year, the annual Catfish Festival would have to be cancelled. However, it makes its return in 2021, for what will be its 20th year.

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The Beta Club at North Jackson High School had 11 students to place in the top three during recent competition at the Alabama State Beta Convention.  Of this number, six were first place winners.

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Sheriff’s Office adds K9 Riley

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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with Scottsboro Electric Power Board and Bicentennial Volunteers Incorporated (a TVA retiree organization) recently awarded Scottsboro Junior High School $5,000 for a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education project.

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Mark Christensen, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro and Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman was recently selected as one of five 2020 Facility Medical Directors of the Year by Alteon Health, the industry-leading national medical group that manages these emergency medicine programs.

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The annual Inspire Life 5K Walk/Run sponsored by Turning Point Pregnancy Center is scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at Goose Pond Colony Amphitheater beginning at 8 a.m.  The registration is $20 before the day of and the participant will receive a race t-shirt.  The day of the event will be $30.  

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Like many others, 2020 was a difficult year for Stephanie Urquhart. While most struggled with social lives being disrupted due to the pandemic, Urquhart’s was a different one: She felt she didn’t have enough time for her dog Bailey. That guilt led her to creating something she believes dog owners could use: a set of self-care cards for both dog and owner.

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On Sunday, Axxeum held a demonstration to showcase the capabilities of their Medium Lift Bell 412EP helicopter in both fire fights and rescue missions. Senator Steve Livingston arranged this demo and decided to make it a multi-county event.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) administrators have announced the college will hold its commencement ceremony virtually this spring. The ceremony will be available for viewing on the college’s social media channels and will honor students who have completed all requirements as part of the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 semesters.

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The Scottsboro City Council approved two items during Monday’s meeting that would fund two fishing tournaments, one being a contract for the AL B.A.S.S. Nation High School Fishing Tournament and the other being a tourism grant for the Scottsboro Jackson County Rescue Squad’s (SJCRS) 10th annual 10k Bass Tournament.

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Scottsboro City Schools will be hosting a parent informational meeting on Sunday at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at Page Administration Building to try and teach parents what they can do for their kids about the Alabama Literacy Act.

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Alabama voters are one step closer to voting on whether to create a state lottery for education and casinos like the one the Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PCI) want to build in either DeKalb or Jackson counties due to proximity to Chattanooga.

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The National Honor Society (NHS) at Scottsboro High School will be conducting their annual canned food drive on Sunday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the NHS will be out in the community collecting goods for local food banks.

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The ARC of Jackson County will host its eighth annual Luminary service on May 1, beginning at 7 p.m., at Pine Haven Memorial Gardens. The service was canceled last year due to COVID.

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On Saturday, get rid of old or unwanted medications by bringing them to the courthouse

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Scottsboro Senior Center has long been a place where senior citizens can socialize and enjoy activities. When COVID-19 began to make its way stateside, senior citizens were immediately placed near the top in vulnerability and measures needed to be taken to ensure their safety.

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Local businesses struggling to find employees

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As crimes happen in Jackson County, Shelia Morris is constantly on the go helping those who have been affected.

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The Scottsboro City Council passed a vote on Monday to accept a bid that would allow them to re-pave multiple roads across the city. The streets included in this are Kyle Street, College Street, Garland Ferry, Bynum Avenue and King Street.

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Early last month, Alabama Community Colleges Chancellor Jimmy Baker announced tuition will not increase for the 2021-2022 academic year. In addition, as a result of the declining number of reported COVID cases and an increase in the number of students, faculty and staff taking advantage of access to the COVID vaccine, the ACCS anticipates all community college campuses in the state will resume normal, on-campus operations for the Fall 2021 semester.