Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan sits at his desk, hard at work, as paperwork covers it. It’s election season, and due to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are voting absentee this year.
The Alabama Department of Transportation advises motorists that Alabama Highway 117, at the railroad crossing in Stevenson, will be closed this weekend for railroad work, weather permitting.
The Jackson County Revenue Commissioner’s Real Estate and Tag and Title office is temporarily closed after the family member of an employee who works in the department tested positive for the coronavirus.
At the Scottsboro Board of Education meeting, Dr. Jose Reyes, Scottsboro City Schools superintendent, mentioned that the school system’s COVID-19 measures were going well. He noted that e-learning days have been going well for the school system.
Three local citizens who filed a lawsuit against Gov. Kay Ivey’s statewide order to wear face coverings in public to fight the spread of the coronavirus, only to see Montgomery Circuit Judge Greg Griffin dismiss the lawsuit, is not giving up just yet.
During a meeting on Sept. 14, the Jackson County Commission approved various annual contracts and discussed various cost saving measures.
Currently, 197,946 Americans have died from the deadly COVID-19 virus. Deaths in the United States make up roughly 20% of total coronavirus deaths in the world.
Certificates of election were presented to council member-elect Ralph Dawe — who will represent City Council Place 1 — and the City of Scottsboro Mayor-elect Jim McCamy by the city council.
Brittany Smith, facing a Nov. 2 murder trial in the 2018 death of Joshua Todd Smith, 38 of Jasper, Tennessee, will remain out of jail despite failing to comply with conditions of her bond, according to Circuit Judge Jenifer Holt.
The Stevenson mayoral election is being contested in court. Mike Cloud filed a legal complaint after losing to incumbent Rickey Steele 424-301 on Aug. 25.
Jackson County Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan said absentee ballots will begin being mailed out Sept. 9 and absentee voting will be made available in the circuit clerk’s office, beginning Sept. 14.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce has partnered with various community organizations to provide relief to business and feed at-risk children.
New Board of Education members Patrick Woosley, who will represent Place 4, and Dr. Gary Speers, who will represent Place 5, were sworn in at the Board’s Sept. 3 meeting.
The city of Scottsboro and Jackson County have joined the Rural Accelerator Program administered by Opportunity Alabama. The program assists rural and low-income communities in building the economic infrastructure to deal with the current Coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Kay Ivey issued an amended Safer at Home Order that will extend until Oct. 2. The order, issued during a press conference held on Aug. 27, includes new restrictions for restaurants and will take effect on Aug. 31.
The city of Scottsboro was presented with a $146,535 grant from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) to improve the city’s recycling program. The check, presented on Aug. 18, was part of the Alabama Recycle Fund.
Jim McCamy has won the Scottsboro Mayoral race 1,742 votes to 1,533 votes. McCamy, a lifelong public servant, beat the incumbent mayor Robin Shelton by a margin of just 209 votes.
Candidates in Scottsboro’s municipal elections gathered for a forum hosted by WWIC Radio, the Jackson County Sentinel and Full Que Productions to answer questions about local issues before the election on Aug. 25.
Candidates in Scottsboro’s mayoral race gathered for a forum hosted by Scottsboro Votes, WWIC Radio Station and the Jackson County Sentinel to answer questions about local issues in the leadup to the municipal election on Aug. 25.
On Aug. 20, Esslinger was presented with a plaque commemorating his service to the Scottsboro City School System. Earlier this year, Coach John Esslinger announced that he would not be seeking reelection as the representative for Place 5 on the Scottsboro Board of Education.
Registration is now underway for the 27th Annual Industry Appreciation Day, including a golf tournament and lunch, to be held at Goose Pond Colony Lake Course on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 12 p.m.
Scottsboro attorney Seth Ashmore, who is representing three local citizens suing Gov. Kay Ivey, said on Thursday that a hearing is set in Montgomery Tuesday, Aug. 11.
The Scottsboro City Council passed an ordinance at its meeting Monday evening prohibiting large commercial vehicles from being driven on certain city streets.
Gov. Kay Ivey has announced that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs has partnered with the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition to create a statewide plan to provide more electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state.
Most adults who have had mild to moderate COVID-19 illness can now leave isolation after completing 10 days in home isolation and persons do not need to be retested before returning to work, according to newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Graham receives Alabama State Bar’s Commissioners’ Award
Jackson County Circuit Judge John H. Graham has been honored by the Board of Commissioners of the Alabama State Bar at its annual meeting with the 2020 Commissioners’ Award.