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Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become one of the most widely known cancer awareness campaigns known across the world. On a Saturday morning outside the Jackson County court house, many breast cancer survivors gathered for two reasons: a picture and a chance to just meet up.

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On Wednesday morning, the Jackson County Board of Education held a media blitz to commemorate their start to the Alabama Multi-Tier Systems of Support (AL-MTSS), a comprehensive framework that interconnects academic, behavioral, physical, mental health and wellness and social-emotional needs to support the ‘whole child’. The system is intended to improve instruction as well as support at all levels. Jackson County Schools will be joining as part of Cohort 1.

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The Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association will be presenting a field day called Stockmanship in the Valley on Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The field day will take place at the Kennamer Feed Yard located at 383 County Road 285 in Stevenson.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6073 will be hosting the Scottsboro Gun and Knife Show over the weekend at the Veterans Fairgrounds. The event will from run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and then 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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On Thursday, Oct.13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber, in partnership with Main Street, Downtown Business Owners Association and the Catalyst Center for Business and Entrepreneurship will hold a free marketing workshop for local businesses.

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Layne Heath Gerbig, 27 of Woodville, was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Alabama Department of Corrections, split to serve two years in prison, after being convicted of child abuse last month.

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Bridgeport Elementary School has formed its first ever Junior Beta Club with 17 fourth graders inducted into the club during a special ceremony last week. Principal Ashley Lee is excited to have this club at her school.

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The city of Scottsboro broke ground on their new Pickleball Complex on Tuesday afternoon. The complex will be located on Heroes Drive near Bynum Field and the Scottsboro Dog Park.

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Jason Davidson has been named as the Jackson County Superintendent of Education. The announcement was made at this week’s meeting of the Jackson County Board of Education. 

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A mixed-martial arts fighter from Jackson County native landed some big punches Tuesday night while landing the biggest break of his budding career in the sport.

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Absentee voting for the Nov. 8 General Election is underway. Circuit Clerk Bart Buchanan, who serves as the county’s absentee election manager, said the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Monday, Oct. 24.

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Girl scout Gracie Zech installs community pantry at Garden of Hope

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Jackson County Commissioner Kevin McBride has been elected to serve as a member of the 2022-2023 Legislative Committee of the Association of County Commissions of Alabama (ACCA), the statewide association representing Alabama’s 67 county governments.

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North Alabama Electric Cooperative (NAEC) General Manager Bruce Purdy has agreed to plead guilty to a bribery charge after reaching an agreement with federal prosecutors.

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Cam Dawg Racing For Downs going strong

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A Bryant man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck early Monday morning, Sept. 5. According to state troopers, Cody Ray Busby, 36, was fatally injured when the 1998 Ford Mustang he was driving left the roadway and stuck a tree.

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On Thursday, 9:45 a.m., Timothy Alexander spoke to Pisgah High School for the first time in four years. It’s the start of a speaking tour to all the Jackson County School district. Alexander spoke to Pisgah that morning, then headed to Section for another session there. He returns at a currently undetermined time and date in October for North Sand Mountain and North Jackson and finishes with Woodville and Skyline in November.

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Two students at Scottsboro Junior High School have been named as the August Students of the Month.  The seventh grade student who received this honor is Edgar Pacheco, and Noah Tolleson is the eighth grade student selected.

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On Friday, at the Scottsboro Water Sewer Gas Operations Center, many prominent people in the city, county and neighboring counties were in attendance to see Gov. Kay Ivey announce Scottsboro Water Sewer Gas’ Clean Water State Resolving Fund Grant