All programs and events at the Scottsboro Public Library are free to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.
A true crime documentary about snake-handling preacher Glenn Summerford is being filmed in and around Scottsboro. Film crews from an independent production company called Sidestilt will be in the area for about six and a half weeks shooting the film.
Members of the Jackson County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise on June 22 and 23 at Jackson County Park.
The Jackson County Cruisers are busy preparing for their annual car show scheduled for June 15 at the VFW Fairgrounds. The car show will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. The event is free for spectators.
The Jackson County Economic Development Authority sent its yearly budget to the Jackson County Commission after the commission discussed at its work session last Tuesday the requirements certain county entities have to meet to receive TVA in lieu of tax dollars.
Scottsboro’s United Methodist Children’s Home will be closing later this year. The group girl’s home will close on August 10 because it will no longer receive funding. There are five girls currently living in the home.
SouthernCare New Beacon Hospice is partnering with Highlands Home Health to host a caregiver’s support group. The group will meet on the fourth Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. The meetings will be held at the Impact Learning Center in Scottsboro.
Brenda Ivey of the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center attended the Scottsboro City Council work session on Monday to give an update on the Heritage Center expansion.
AARP Alabama is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Alabama Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Alabamians age 50+ who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
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.
Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus gave an update at the Scottsboro City Council work session on the status of the brush dump fire on West Willow Street. Necklaus said that they have made significant progress on the fire.
When Deputy U.S. Marshal Ed Moody knocked on a door where Joe Stone and his friends were holding a loud, late party and was shot dead through a door, he did not know his sacrifice would go unnoticed for nearly 100 years.
One local business is helping to provide Bridgeport Middle School with financial support to help students receive a better education. Southern Heating and Cooling recently donated $2,500 to Bridgeport Middle.
The Jackson County Emergency Management Agency a rail car incident response class on Saturday, June 15 at the Scottsboro/Jackson County Rescue Squad HQ in Scottsboro. The registration deadline is June 1.
The city of Stevenson is celebrating its 38th annual Depot Days Festival from June 1 to June 9. Depot Days is a big event to celebrate the history of Stevenson and to bring the community closer.
Memorial Day activities will begin Monday, May 27 with the traditional laying of the wreaths. Beginning this year, the tradition will move from the courthouse to the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County, at 9:30 a.m.
Pisgah basketball standout and Auburn signee Annie Hughes donated $1,000 to the Jackson County Exceptional Children’s Olympics at the annual event on April 30. In March, Hughes was named the 2018-2019 Gatorade Alabama Girls Basketball Player of the Year.
The city of Scottsboro received two grants with a value of just over $1.5 million to begin working on some improvements at the Scottsboro Municipal Airport. Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said that they city applied for a third grant, but they had not heard anything back.
Cheyenne Vincent, a senior at Scottsboro High School, began her college career the summer of 2017 right before going into her junior year of high school. As she crosses the stage to receive her high school diploma, she will be walking with 62 college credit hours.
From the Jackson County chapter to the Mobile chapter, 15 chapters of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) from across the state of Alabama met for the state conference in Birmingham last month.
It is time for out of district students to apply to attend Scottsboro City Schools. The Scottsboro City School System began accepting out of district applications on Monday, May 13, and they will continue to accept applications until Thursday, June 20.
The Jackson County Commission voted to approve the consolidation of several voting precincts across the county at its meeting on Monday afternoon.
The Scottsboro City Council is going to further discuss their options for forestry management at Goose Pond next week. A proposal was on the agenda to be considered, but the motion was not seconded, and the motion died.
On Tuesday the Jackson County Sentinel published an article about the Veterans Memorial Park dedication ceremony that is taking place on Saturday, May 25. This is the second article of the five-part series to highlight the park and list names of those killed in action from Jackson County.
Next Saturday, May 25, the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County will host a dedication ceremony for the granite monuments recently installed at the park. The ceremony is open to the general public to attend.
Assistant County Engineer Charity Manning attended the Jackson County Commission meeting on Monday afternoon to give commissioners a status update on the condition of County Road 17.
The Jackson County Commission discussed voting precincts once again at its work session on Monday afternoon. Voting precincts were a hot topic of conversation earlier this year. The commission is looking at consolidating certain precincts to help the county save money.
Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton gave a quick update on the city’s recycling program at the city council meeting on Monday Night. He said things are ramping up and looking better for the recycling program.
Billy Rye, a forestry management specialist, attended the Scottsboro City Council meeting on Monday night to give an update on the work he had been doing at Goose Pond over the last month. Rye’s firm has been employed in North Alabama for 30 years.