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Jason Davidson was named the principal at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology (EPCOT) at the Jackson County Board of Education meeting Thursday evening. Davidson, who is currently the principal at Skyline High School, will take over at EPCOT on March 30.

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Teachers at Scottsboro Junior High School will receive training this summer in preparation for the implementation of a more vigorous curriculum for their students beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Incumbent Melinda Gilbert is seeking re-election to the Jackson County Commission District 3. Gilbert, a Scottsboro High School Class of 1986 graduate, is from Hollywood and currently lives in Scottsboro. She is a teacher and bus driver at Bridgeport Elementary School.

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According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, a vigorous line of strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move eastward across the Tennessee Valley Saturday.

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Jackson County voters, planning to vote by absentee, can begin on Tuesday, Jan. 21, according to Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan.

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Scottsboro High School English Teacher Amanda Wilbanks was able to provide her students with the opportunity for a video chat with Erin Gruwell, teacher and one of the founders of the Freedom Writers Foundation. 

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The Scottsboro City Council held a short work session Monday evening. It discussed an alcohol license, invoices for the Scottsboro Jackson County Heritage Center project and updated job descriptions. 

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved the purchase of the spec building and 30 acres of land located in the Jackson County industrial Park at its meeting on Dec. 19. The board purchased the building and land in Hollywood for a total of $850,000.

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On Dec. 20, 2019, President Donald Trump signed legislation to raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for retailers to sell any tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes, to anyone under the age of 21.

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The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) nursing and Systems Management and Production Center (SMAP) are teaming up to bring a Mass Casualty Simulation/Training Day to Nurses and teachers in Jackson County. The training will take place at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology on Jan. 6.

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Connie Carter, who served 12 years on the Pisgah Town Council before being ousted by other council members earlier this year, has her job back following a court order Thursday.

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Since the beginning of 2019, Jackson County has lost 42 employees. These employees are not leaving because they are disgruntled or because they do not like their supervisors. They leave because they can go work for other counties or cities for better pay.

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Rick and Judy Baugh bought R&J Café in September of 2017. They wanted to spend more time together, and they live two doors down from the restaurant. Rick retired from Lozier after 31 years, and Judy retired from Maples after 28 years. The two decided they wanted to try owning and operating a restaurant, and they decided to go for it.

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Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt ruled late Wednesday that Probate Judge Victor Manning is prohibited from placing Democrat Kimberly Paris Coates on the 2020 election ballot as a candidate for Jackson County Superintendent of Education.

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The Jackson County Commission approved a one-time pay increase for all county employees at its regular meeting Monday afternoon. All county employees and elected officials will receive a $600 bonus.

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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.