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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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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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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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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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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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Bucks’ Pocket State Park is reopening its campgrounds to the public on Tuesday, June 16, at 1 p.m. The campground has been closed since 2015 for financial reasons. 

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100 people or so on the square Saturday show their feelings regarding racism and police brutality

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The Jackson County Commission approved the purchase of six new automated external defibrillators at its meeting Monday afternoon. Three of the new devices will be housed at the Jackson County Courthouse, two will be kept at the Jackson County Jail and the last we be at the Public Works Department.

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Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said on Friday that he will seek reelection in the upcoming municipal election, set for Tuesday, Aug. 25.

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Jackson County Probate Judge Victor Manning and Revenue Commissioner Jeff Arnold attended the Jackson County Commission meeting Monday afternoon to defend their employees after a statement was made regarding their work schedule at last week’s meeting. 

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Spay Neuter Jackson County AL (SNJCA) will have a yard sale fundraiser Saturday, June 6 at 2818 Veterans Drive in Scottsboro, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All of the proceeds will benefit their lower income spay and neuter program for Jackson County residents.

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The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday that 58 local businesses have been awarded a Small Business Relief Fund Grant. Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce representatives said it would not have been possible without the following community partners: Google, Regions Bank, Th…

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On Thursday in press conference, Gov. Kay Ivey announced that athletic activities, theaters, childcare facilities and summer camps will reopen, beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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The Scottsboro Rec*Com is back in business as of today. According to city officials, the only facilities available to the public at this time is the pool, walking track and fitness room. Hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.