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Goose Pond as entertainment district? Mayor addresses access grant Thursday, 17 January 2019 16:04

During the recent Scottsboro City Council Work Session, Goose Pond’s Lyle Sosebee presented City Councilmen with a proposed ordinance that would allow Goose Pond to become an entertainment district.

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Google to develop solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama Wednesday, 16 January 2019 15:20

         

               Google just announced a solar farm in Hollywood, Alabama in an article that reads, " Hundreds of engineers, electricians and construction workers are building two new, energy-efficient Google data center campuses in the Southeastern U.S.—one in Tennessee and another in northern Alabama.

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Parsons announces retirement Friday, 11 January 2019 16:17

J.P. Parsons, Vice President - Destination Marketing of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce, has announced his retirement. Parsons has been at the Chamber of Commerce for more than 16 years.

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The Jackson County Bench and Bar recently celebrated Seersucker day.

Members of the Bar heard guest speaker, Attorney Bobby Lee Cook.
Cook began his career in 1949 as a “country lawyer.” Cook recalled many local prior judges and lawyers that he has practiced with.  He stated that when he began practicing law, things were much different than they are today. Cook told stories of being appointed to murder cases on day one and was expected to go to trial the very next day, with no discovery or right of confrontation. Cook stated, “The biggest change seems to be that trial by jury is vanishing. You can’t become a trial lawyer unless you start trying cases.”
Cook, who was born in 1927, continues to practice law from his office in Summerville, Georgia. Cook is one of the most sought out trial lawyers in the U.S. and has represented  Bobby Hoppe, the Rockefellers and Carnegies and many others in more than 40 states.    
U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn also joined the Bar for the day.

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