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The North Alabama Electric Cooperative board of directors canceled the August annual meeting of the membership, a decision to protect the health and safety of members, employees, and the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Can the government force you to wear a mask?

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The Jackson County Commission discussed the possibility of changing its meeting schedule because of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) concerns at its work session Monday afternoon.

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The city of Scottsboro announced Wednesday morning that it will resume its residential curbside recycling program starting Monday, July 13 with cardboard, plastic, metal and mixed paper products.

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Nita Tolliver announced her intention to run for Scottsboro City Council Place 2 on Wednesday. Tolliver was born and raised in Scottsboro. Her family has lived in Scottsboro her entire life where they value their faith, family, self and community. 

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Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Russell Cave National Monument is increasing recreational access and services. 

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On Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey announced an extension to the state’s Safer-at-Home order that was implemented on May 22.  The original extension was originally set to expire on July 3, however, due to the increase in cases in the state, the new order has been extended to expire July 31, at 5 p.m. 

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On Friday, June 26, the Scottsboro City School Board convened for a called board meeting, at noon.  This comes in the wake of State Superintendent Eric Mackey’s press conference, earlier that day.  In his adjournment comments, Dr. Reyes had conducted a survey for the school district, with roughly 40% of the Scottsboro community participating. 

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Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Driver License Division has continued to serve the citizens of the state of Alabama while resuming face-to-face operations and making safety a top priority. 

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The Jackson County Sentinel garnered 12 total awards in the Alabama Press Association’s Media Awards Editorial Contest Friday.

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Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan, who serves as the county’s absentee election manager, said the deadline to register to vote in the July 14 runoff is Monday, June 29, at 4:30 p.m., at the Board or Registers Office inside the county courthouse.

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The Jackson County Legislative Delegation is hosting a reception on Saturday June 27 at 10:30 a.m. at County Park Marina to honor those first responders that responded to the call to the marina fire on Jan. 27 at County Park Marina. In light of the tragic fire at Jackson County Park, the delegation said it is important that we as a community take time to reflect on the great loss that was felt and those that selflessly responded to the event.

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A major resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 72 in western Jackson County and eastern Madison County will begin soon, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).

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Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast Alabama Community College, has been reappointed to the Jackson County Economic Development Authority Board.  State Sen. Steve Livingston (R-District 8) made the appointment.

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The annual 12 Bushels Open golf tournament will be held Aug. 6 at Goose Pond Colony. Matt Ward, the director of 12 Bushels Food Distribution Center, said the golf tournament is a charity event where all funds raised go directly to feeding the community.

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According to the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), a section of Alabama Highway 65, north of Princeton in Jackson County, will be reduced to one lane next week for repair of a culvert.

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Hundreds gather in Community Prayer Walk on Sunday

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The Jackson County Commission discussed an issue with a memorandum of understanding regarding a gate at Buck’s Pocket State Park at its work session Monday afternoon.