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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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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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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.

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St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will celebrate another important milestone in its long history in Scottsboro when Rev. Polly Holcomb Robb is ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church and installed as the rector at St. Luke’s. 

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The City of Scottsboro was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to remove abandoned and blighted properties in the city. Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton announced he was given notification that the city had received the grant on Friday.

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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. The City of Scottsboro will be spreading Christmas cheer all day on December 14th with it’s annual Jingle Bell Square event.

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The Mountain Division of Northeast Region CASA Alabama is hosting a CASA 101 information night on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at 304 South Market Street in Scottsboro.

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State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) has qualified to represent Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District to the Republican National Convention as a delegate for President Donald Trump.

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The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce has named Sarah Stahl as its new tourism director. Stahl, who was serving as the chamber’s director of communications, replaces J.P Parsons, who retired in March after 17 years.

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The Rosalie Junior Civitan Club at Rosalie Elementary School is helping a local church by hosting a food drive through Nov. 20. All food items will be donated to families in the Rosalie community.

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Jackson County will have a new circuit judge following the 2020 election. After four six-year terms, presiding Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt will not seek a fifth term.

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The Scottsboro Peace by Piece Quilters hosted its fifth annual Service Appreciation Program Tuesday morning at the Scottsboro First United Methodist Church.  

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On the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day, many local veterans, families and patriots gathered at Collins Intermediate School to celebrate and honor all of Jackson County’s veterans.

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According to Alabama State Troopers, a wreck Monday morning involving an 18-wheeler, left traffic at a standstill for most of the day.

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The public is invited to attend this year’s Bridgeport Hall of Success Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Kenneth Storey Gymnasium at Bridgeport Middle School.

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The Jackson County Commission appointed Paul Smith as the Jackson County Emergency Management Agency Director at its meeting Monday afternoon. Smith served as EMA Deputy Director for 18 months, and he will take over for his predecessor Felix Jackson, who passed away unexpectedly last week.