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Livestock producers have the opportunity to attend a field day to learn more about growing grass for winter grazing and preparing ponds going into the fall. The Growing More Grass Field Day will be held at the Tigue Farm in Dutton on Aug. 29 with the program to start at 5:30 p.m. A meal will be provided for those that call in to register.

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As school goes back in session tomorrow, Scottsboro police get ready

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After being initially pitched to the Scottsboro City Council during the July 18 work session, the council resumed their discussion on Monday about the potential pickleball complex.

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Cheyenne Bennett is running for Place 2 on the Scottsboro City Board of Education. Bennett qualified for the upcoming Aug. 23 municipal election, saying she would love an opportunity to serve her community in this capacity.

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On Thursday, July 14, the Jackson County Master Gardeners had a memorial for Janice Hanson, a former master gardener. Several master gardeners and family members attended.

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Cases of COVID-19 are once again on the rise across the United States, with a new Omicron subvariant labeled BA.5 responsible for nearly 65 percent of those cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Pickleball has been called the fastest growing sport in the US, enjoyed by all generations, young and old. A game similar to tennis, played with a ball about the size of a softball, hollow with holes all around it like a wiffle ball, played on a court about half the size of a regular tennis court.

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School starts soon, and it’s time to make sure our children have enough to eat

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The Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) announced on Thursday that a 2 1/2- mile segment of Alabama Highway 40, near Scottsboro, will be closed Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16, for roadway maintenance.

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Gas prices in Alabama are falling, at least somewhat. According to GasBuddy, average gas prices in Alabama have fallen 12.5 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.25 per gallon.

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With the start of school right around the corner, Alabama’s 17th annual back-to-school tax holiday is set for July 15-17, marking the sixth time the annual tax holiday will take place during the third weekend of July.

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During Monday’s Scottsboro City Council meeting, the council certified the elections for city council places three and four, as both places came without opposition, leading to council member Mike Ashburn and council President Richard Bailey to be officially re-elected onto the city council.

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Two state organizations in Alabama are receiving grants totaling $181,736 awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey to help the criminal justice system effectively support victims as domestic violence cases proceed through the system.

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On Wednesday, July 6, officers with the Scottsboro Police Department responded to a medical call at a residence on County Road 30, which lead to two females being arrested.

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Accel Fire Protection and Alarm Systems is a sprinkler and fire business. Through they’re work, they’ve worked in five states and have a wall frames filled with various licenses, from state, county and city business licenses to the certification for his sprinkler trade.

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Be aware of heat exhaustion

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Dr. Angela Guess wasted little time going to work as the interim superintendent of the Jackson County School System minutes after the board of education named her to the position Wednesday morning.

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Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative (SMEC) is partnering with TVA’s Community Care Fund to provide $50,000 to the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama, headquartered in Rainsville. SMEC’s Board of Trustees considered this a tremendous opportunity to bring TVA money to our area by contributing $25,000 to be matched with an additional $25,000 for TVA’s Community Care Fund.

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The Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) Theatre will perform The Zoo Story on July 8-10, and July 15-17, 2022. Performances on Friday and Saturday nights will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday’s performances will be matinées at 2:00 p.m. The performances will be at the Tom Bevill Lyceum located on the NACC main campus. 

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Customers who need help paying for internet service can get discounts through Scottsboro Electric Power Board and the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). SEPB is participating in the ACP program, which is a federal program administered by the Federal Communications Commission to provide discounts for households that meet certain qualifying criteria.