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Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, said on Friday that the seven members who were placed on self-quarantine, were cleared to return to work.

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Highlands Medical Center and Northeast Alabama Health Services, in coordination with city and county agencies, are working together to provide drive thru screening and collection sites for COVID-19 for the remainder of this week and through the weekend. Both sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Highlands Medical Center, in coordination with city and county agencies, is preparing a drive-thru screening and collection site for patients with a physician order for influenza and COVID-19 testing.

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, the demand on health care clinical staff will increase as they spend more time working to meet the health needs of our community. 

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Local funeral services are being altered or changed altogether during the COVID-19 outbreak as gatherings of 10 or more people has been discouraged by state health officials.

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Several court proceedings in Jackson County will be suspended over the next 30 days, per an order by the Alabama Supreme Court.

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Kimberly Paris Coates, who was denied a place on the Democratic Primary ballot in March, will still get her chance to run against Jackson County Superintendent of Education Kevin Dukes.

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The Jackson County Board of Education approved Drew McNutt to be the next principal at Skyline High School.

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Scottsboro High School junior Selena Necklaus  loves working with young children, and her enthusiasm shows in her job at Club Wildcat.  Selena works each afternoon with the after school program through the Co-op Program at the high school.

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She was known as “mayor,” even though she never ran for an elected office. They also called Gail Duffey “the mother of city hall,” simply because she took care of everyone. She never met a stranger and liked everyone she came across, those who worked with her said Wednesday.

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This year, 34 members of the Woodville High School Junior Beta Club attended the state convention in Birmingham. The students competed in various categories with many of them participating for the first time.  

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Mike Bray has attended several Scottsboro City Council meetings the last few months to voice his concerns about the city. He came to the council work session to talk about the litter in Scottsboro. He is hosting a meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. at Scottsboro City Hall for anyone that is interested in helping pick up litter

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On Sunday, March 15, there will be a special benefit showing of I Still Believe at the Hollywood 10 Cinema in Scottsboro for the KMB Ohana Scholarship Fund. The fund was started in honor of Kimberly Beattie, a 2013 Scottsboro High School graduates who was killed in a car accident in 2016. The movie will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is five dollars per person if they have a screenshot or a copy of the flier.

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The Jackson County Commission discussed a vehicle policy at its work session Monday afternoon. This comes after several weeks of conflict concerning a county truck Commission Chairman Tim Guffey drives.

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Morris Necklaus confirms he is closing Recycling for Scottsboro

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Kevin McBride was nervous all day on Tuesday leading up to the election, but by the end of the night he was excited, overwhelmed and grateful.

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The Jackson County Board of Education is getting a King. Robbie King defeated incumbent Charles West Tuesday night to take the District 4 seat on the board of education.

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Buckner, Guffey face off for Commission District 3

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Members of the junior class at North Jackson High School will have an opportunity this week to work toward improving their ACT score. 

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The Jackson County Commission approved a resolution at its meeting Thursday afternoon to send to the Jackson County Legislative Delegation. The purpose of the resolution is to help with the county’s financial situation.

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Local first responders honored for heroic actions during marina fire

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Granddaughter of Scottsboro couple leads top fundraising team in charity event

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One of Cathy Mitchell’s dreams for the Jackson County community is coming true.  Mitchell, executive director of the IMPACT Learning Center, has long had a vision of a van equipped with computers that could travel to industries and other areas throughout Jackson County.  Presently, this van has been purchased and is being prepared for just this.

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The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is losing a “very good and seasoned” deputy, and Sheriff Chuck Phillips is hearing that four or five others are interviewing for jobs.

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February 2020 is closing in on being the wettest February on record in Scottsboro, according to WWIC owner Greg Bell, who records the weather each morning.