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Commission tables DHR lease Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:50

Several items were discussed and approved  at the recent Jackson County Commission meeting.

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Jingle Bell Square Events Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:43

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Trail, circling the Jackson County Square is preparing to open.

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PENV still interested in Bellefonte site Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:42

            Mr. Michael Dooley, managing partner and chief engineer of Phoenix Energy of Nevada,LLC (PENV), says, “There are other better, less expensive, safer, less toxic waste polluting, cleaner and more financially viable options for the expansion, build out / build up, completion and use of the TVA Bellefonte Site than to try to complete this Property Site as a 2019 state of the art design and codes compliant nuclear powered electric power generation plant facility.”

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          As part of the county’s commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the Jackson County Historical Association has two special events taking place during the month of July: a traveling exhibit at the Scottsboro Depot Museum July 22-August 2 and a special speaker for their July JCHA meeting at 2p.m. at the depot on the corner of Houston and Maple.

       Remembering the Great War is a traveling exhibit that commemorates the centennial anniversary of the state’s involvement in the war and tells the story of the Great War from the perspectives of Alabamians whose lives were shaped by the conflict. Remembering the Great War was created by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives and History, with assistance from Industrial Design students in the College of Architecture, Design and Construction and Associate Professor Shu-Wen Tzeng.

      Representatives from Auburn University will arrive in Scottsboro on Friday, July 21 to set up the exhibit, so the depot, which is usually open on this day, will be closed. The exhibit will be manned by JCHA volunteers and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday,July 22; Monday,July 24; Wednesday,July 26; Friday,July 28; Monday,July 31 and Wednesday,August 2.

      Representatives from Auburn University will arrive on Friday, August 4 to pack the traveling exhibit for its next destination, and the depot will again be closed to visitors. For more information about the exhibit and its schedule and other events across the state sponsored by Auburn University and the Alabama Department of Archives & History, visit

       During this time, the depot will also feature a Jackson County exhibit of letters,photos, scrapbooks, a uniform, and other World War I memorabilia that Jackson County citizens and other local museums have lent to the depot. Ralph Mackey’s alphabetic listing of the county’s World War I soldiers will also be available so you can look up your family names and see which of your ancestors were called up. A Find A Grave virtual cemetery of the county’s World War I Gold Star soldiers can be found here:

     The JCHA quarterly newsletter, The Jackson County Chronicles, has included two articles about World War I this year: an overview of the war and the county’s involvement in April and an update on the county’s involvement and stories of individual soldiers written by family members in July. Copies of these articles will be available with the exhibit.

     You can also see the exhibit if you arrive an hour early for the JCHA program at 2:00 on Sunday, July 20 and enjoy the both the exhibit and the special World War I speaker, Dr. Bert Hitchcock, professor emeritus from Auburn University.


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