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The Jackson County Commission unanimously voted to close the South entrance to the Jackson County Courthouse at its meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Friday, June 7 will be the first day the door will be closed.

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A Jackson County Jail inmate, who walked away from a work detail, was apprehended Friday, according to Sheriff Chuck Phillips.

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Jackson County authorities are searching for an inmate, who escaped Sunday afternoon while working at Casa.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said James Dustin Baker, 30 of Section, was serving as a trustee.

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Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has received at least four reports in the last two days regarding a new scam.

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A train, traveling through Woodville, derailed Monday morning. Officials said at least 26 boxcars derailed. Deputy EMA Director Paul Smith said the cars were each full of coal and around 200,000 pounds.

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Jackson County authorities recovered a body early Thursday morning in Hollywood.

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is conducting its fifth annual Women’s Firearms Class. The dates for the class will be May 18, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 and possibly a class in September.

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The Scottsboro Police Department is looking for an individual or individuals responsible for vandalizing the city’s splash pad over the weekend.

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Jackson County’s finances have been a hot topic lately with Commission Chairman Tim Guffey saying the county will be “broke” by 2021 if they do not receive a one-cent sales tax or some other source of revenue.

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A Flat Rock teenager and her nine-month-old child, who were reported missing in late March, have been located.

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A man who allegedly robbed the Dollar General Store in Woodville and escaped on a bicycle, was arrested Wednesday morning.

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Two local police officers graduated from the 176th Basic Session of the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy on Thursday morning in Oxford, Ala. Brandon Phillips and Stephen Hancock attended the 13-week course to learn entry level knowledge and skills needed to begin their careers in law enforcement.