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Since the beginning of 2019, Jackson County has lost 42 employees. These employees are not leaving because they are disgruntled or because they do not like their supervisors. They leave because they can go work for other counties or cities for better pay.

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Rick and Judy Baugh bought R&J Café in September of 2017. They wanted to spend more time together, and they live two doors down from the restaurant. Rick retired from Lozier after 31 years, and Judy retired from Maples after 28 years. The two decided they wanted to try owning and operating a restaurant, and they decided to go for it.

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Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt ruled late Wednesday that Probate Judge Victor Manning is prohibited from placing Democrat Kimberly Paris Coates on the 2020 election ballot as a candidate for Jackson County Superintendent of Education.

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If you need help getting into the Christmas spirit this year, take a ride to Section High School.  SHS teacher Susan Stockman and her seniors got things going with the third annual Senior Christmas Village this week. 

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The Jackson County Commission approved a one-time pay increase for all county employees at its regular meeting Monday afternoon. All county employees and elected officials will receive a $600 bonus.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Scottsboro Public Library in anticipation of Santa’s arrival. From hanging snowflakes to decorated trees, the atmosphere inside the building is one that even Buddy the Elf would approve of.

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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will host the performance of Romeo + Juliet by the world renowned Alabama Ballet on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum.

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A Jackson County high school student enrolled in the drafting program has been selected as the Student of the Month for November at EPCOT (Earnest Pruett Center of Technology). 

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Hundreds of people roamed Main Street in Stevenson last Tuesday night at the city’s third annual Lighting of Main Street. Local businesses decorated their windows for Christmas. Main Street looked like a Christmas card.

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Some 675 Jackson County Schools fifth and second grade students and their teachers filled the auditorium at Stevenson Middle for the culmination of their ten week Super Citizen Program. 

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The Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center will hold its annual Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 2-5 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come see the decorations provided by the Scottsboro Garden Club and enjoy refreshments provided by the Museum Board and entertainment provided by local talent.

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Jackson County Commissioner Mike Sisk is seeking a second term on the county commission. Sisk announced he has qualified to run in the Republican Primary for the District 4 seat.

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The biggest shopping day of the year has everyone looking for discounts

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The fifth-graders at Collins Intermediate School recently completed a 10-week Super Citizen Program.  At the end of the course, they had a special ceremony where they honored some hometown heroes.

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Ken Bonner loved his community, the newspaper business and the Tennessee Volunteers, family and friends remember. They also remember that voice and laugh.

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Anthony Buckner is seeking the District 3 seat on the Jackson County Commission. Buckner announced he has qualified in the Republican Primary, set for Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

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Randall’s Chapel invites everyone to a Thanksgiving meal today

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The turkey has become an icon of Thanksgiving. Whether the festive bird is being featured as a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, pardoned by the President of the United States or on the dining room table, turkey has become a staple of Thanksgiving. 

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The 11th annual Jackson County Drug Court Graduation is set for Tuesday, Nov. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Scottsboro.

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Brent Benson, who has served as an assistant district attorney since 2009, has announced he qualified to run for circuit clerk judge in the Republican Primary, set for Tuesday, March 3, 2020.