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Bring on the Bands Thursday, 18 October 2018 13:20

The Scottsboro High School Wildcat Marching Band will host its’ second annual Where the Mountains Meet the Lakes Marching Festival this Saturday, October 20 at Pat Trammel Stadium. 

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Courthouse security discussed Wednesday, 10 October 2018 18:05

During the recent Jackson County Commission Work Session, Sheriff Chuck Phillips spoke regarding Courthouse Security.

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Scottsboro to host Bassmaster Elite Series Thursday, 27 September 2018 19:50

B.A.S.S. officials announced major schedule changes Thursday for the 2019 Bassmaster Elite Series, responding directly to concerns voiced by anglers about the previous slate.

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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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