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Scottsboro High School’s search for a new head football coach continues after the Scottsboro City Board of Education voted no on an unnamed coaching candidate on Wednesday.

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In the Page Auditorium on Wednesday, March 3, Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy announced that a Publix will be coming to Scottsboro.

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Scottsboro City Council member Nita Tolliver has pushed the council for an audit of the city’s finances since shortly after she took office. On Monday, March 1, Tolliver continued this push for an audit of the city’s finances to ensure the city is appropriately managing funds.

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At the Scottsboro City Council meeting on March 1, in an attempt to alleviate extra hours worked by Scottsboro’s department heads, council member Nita Tolliver presented a measure to the council to move the council’s meeting time one hour earlier.

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At the Scottsboro City Council’s previous work session, they discussed an ongoing project at the Goose Pond boat launch. The project which is funded as a partnership between Goose Pond and the city of Scottsboro was found to require an extra $25,000.

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Due to a continual decrease in demand for COVID-19 testing, the Highlands Medical Center’s drive-thru testing site, located at 404 Cedar Hill in Scottsboro (Scottsboro-Jackson County Rescue Squad facility) will close following end of day on Friday, Feb. 12.

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During his campaign for mayor, Jim McCamy repeatedly said that Scottsboro needed to think further ahead and cooperate with more entities in its road paving. Now, roughly three months into his term as mayor that collaboration is beginning to produce results.

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A $100,000 fundraising campaign continues for the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center Exhibit Hall addition. Funds are being used to provide items needed that are outside the general contractor bid, such as a security system, fire alarm system, furnishings (furniture, window coverings, tables and chairs for functions such as meetings, cultural and social events and lectures), landscaping, exhibit display furniture, funds for exhibits and other items.

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Shelia Washington, whose dream of honoring the Scottsboro Boys became a reality, died Friday, Jan. 29. She was 61. Rick Roden, president and CEO of Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce said family members said Washington suffered a heart attack.

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The Scottsboro Fire Department responded to 2,317 incidents in 2020, with the most notable being the tragic Jackson County Park Marina fire last January that caused eight deaths and an estimated $500,000 in property damage.

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Jackson County Sentinel owner Patrick Graham has been named the 2020 J.L. McGarity Citizenship Award winner.

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Scottsboro Mayor Jim McCamy hopes that the Paving Advisory Committee will be able to meet within the next two months. Upon the request of City Council President Richard Bailey, McCamy updated the council on the committee’s progress.

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In response to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases Gov. Kay Ivey extended the state’s emergency declaration and mask mandate to March 5. The mandate was set to expire on Jan. 22.

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The family fun returns to Rainsville when Loomis Bros. Circus presents “3-Rings of Fun For 2021!”— a limited 2-day engagement running Monday, Feb. 8 and Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Center with daily performances at 4:30 and 7:30 pm.

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After the Jackson County Commission announced an investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) into inappropriate surveillance in the County Courthouse, the commission has focused much of its time on security upgrades and policy modifications to security procedures.

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Many Alabama residents are spending more time inside their homes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means children and adults are exposed to indoor air quality problems that include radon. 

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According to the members of the Jackson County Commission, Chairman Tim Guffey will continue to receive pay and benefits until April 11.

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Smoke began to fill the Subway located inside the Scottsboro Walmart causing employees to call the fire department. At 12:35 Jan. 5, Scottsboro Fire Department responded to a bystander's 911 call.

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Rick Roden, president and CEO of Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the TVA Board of Directors.

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During their Dec. 14 meeting, the Jackson County Commission discussed adjustments to the Jackson County’s holiday schedule as well as the purchase of equipment for various departments.

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In 1996, Jenifer Holt made history, riding in as the first female circuit judge in Jackson County history.

After 24 years, longer than any other circuit judge in the county, she will ride out in retirement, closing out a storied career.

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Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, officials at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) announced this week that the college will extend the use of online courses through at least January of the 2021 Spring term.