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Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) invites everyone to participate in the Mustang 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 30. Presented by First Southern State Bank, all proceeds from the Mustang 5K benefit scholarships at NACC. The race will be held on campus.

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Gas prices in Alabama have risen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98 per gallon, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,348 stations in Alabama.

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Glenn Summerford, a preacher who forced his wife to stick her hand inside a box of snakes in 1991 and was later sentenced to 99 years for attempted murder, is up for parole Thursday. Summerford has served almost 30 years in state prison.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Theatre will perform Puffs on Oct. 28-31 and Nov. 4-7. Performances Thursday through Saturday will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday’s performance will be a matinee at 2 p.m.

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Want to see further improvements in broadband access in Alabama? Here’s is a simple way Alabamians can help. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is requesting information about broadband internet access and speed from Alabama residents and businesses.

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State Sen. Steve Livingston has announced he will seek a third term in office. Livingston said he will qualify in the Republican Primary, set for May 24, 2022.

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A Scottsboro man, who was out of jail on bond for allegedly stealing catalytic converters in Scottsboro, is back in jail for the same crime.

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Tammy Little Haynes competed in the Ms. Senior Alabama pageant 37 years after being crowned Miss Alabama in 1984. Competing for the first time in front of her kids, she was crowned Ms. Senior Alabama. She is the first woman to win both Miss Alabama and Ms. Senior Alabama.

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The Northeast Alabama Health Services (NEAHS) van will return to the Jackson County Courthouse on Friday to give out free doses of the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The van will be parked by the gazebo at the courthouse from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Brittany Smith was scheduled to be released from Jackson County Jail Tuesday following a court hearing in front of Circuit Judge Brent Benson.

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Dr. Katherine “Katie” Woods, a native of Pisgah and graduate of Pisgah High School, has joined DeKalb Primary Care in Rainsville. She joins another Pisgah native, longtime family medicine physician Ricky Deerman, M.D.

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During Monday’s Jackson County Commission meeting, Jackson County Council on Aging director Chad Coleman spoke before the Commission about a growing problem with the Bryant Senior Center. 

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Schools Board of Education meeting, the board voted to extend the mask mandate, this time with no expiration date attached.

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Karen Chambers has given over 30 years of service to Woodville Public Library

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The U.S. Census Bureau recently released redistricting data gathered from the 2020 Census. Following the release, an important meeting to help determine legislative districts, including Congressional and State Senate, will be held at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 4 p.m. in the Tom Bevill Lyceum.

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Jackson County Commissioner Danny Rich has been elected to serve as a member of the 2021-2022 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewide association representing Alabama’s 67 county governments.

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Robert Sisk, 77 of Gurley, who was reported missing by family members last Thursday morning, was found dead Friday afternoon in a field outside of Gurley, in Madison County.

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Scottsboro City School Board reverses course, approves mask mandate through Sept. 2

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During Thursday’s Scottsboro City Schools Board of Education meeting, a trio of three doctors, Dr. Mandi Bell, Dr. Hardin Coleman and Dr. Dennis Basila, spoke to the board about masks and sharing their opinion on why they should once again mandate masks in schools.

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Patrick Stewart and his sons, Ethan and Mason, are playing golf Sunday, Aug. 22 to raise money to fund scholarships for the spouses children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.

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The annual Roll Tide BBQ, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Scottsboro-Goose Pond Civic Center, has been cancelled.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Foundation is gearing up for its annual Mustang Scramble golf tournament and fundraiser. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, at Dogwood Hills Golf Resort and Gardens in Flat Rock. Tee times are at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. The NACC Foundation will provide lunch for participants.

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Brittany Smith has remained in Jackson County Jail 20 days, awaiting a court hearing, after being arrested on charges of violating her house arrest on July 30.

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On Monday morning, dozens of people gathered near the entrance of Jackson County Park to attend a dedication of the Vernon Bush Nature Trail and Gardens. Bush served the park for 24 years and this trail, while it may look natural to some, was mostly grown by Bush.

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On Monday, the Scottsboro City Council discussed a local act that would change municipal elections to follow in line with a state bill that was recently passed. The state bill moved municipal elections away from the Presidential election cycle, adding a term to certain cities. This state bill left out seven municipalities due to local acts in place, Scottsboro being one of those municipalities.

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It is not too late to make plans to attend college this fall! There is still time to apply and register for classes at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC). Tuition at NACC is less than half the cost of four-year colleges and universities, and most classes at Northeast are guaranteed to transfer to four-year schools.