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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 Board of Education and the Scottsboro Board of Education received their report cards from the State of Alabama last week.

The grades are based off of the following accountability indicators: Academic Achievement which is determined based on the percentage of proficient students in the areas  of reading and math; Academic Growth, determined based on individual students who demonstrate improvement in reading and math; Graduation rate, determined based on the percentage of high school students who graduate within four or five years of first entering the 9th grade; College and Career Readiness, determined based on the percentage of students in the four year cohort who meet at least one of the college and career ready indicators; and Chronic Absenteeism, based on the percentage of students having 15 or more absences in a given school year.
According to the report the Jackson County Board of Education received an overall grade of C. Of Jackson County’s 16 schools, Stevenson Middle School, Stevenson Elementary School, Paint Rock Valley  High School and North Jackson High School all received a score of D; Woodville High School, Rosalie Elementary, Hollywood Elementary School, Flat Rock Elementary, Bryant School and Bridgeport Middle School received a score of C. Bridgeport Elementary, Dutton Elementary, Macedonia School, Pisgah High School, Section High School and Skyline High School all scored a B.
Scottsboro City Board of Education received an overall grade of B. Thurston T. Nelson Elementary and Brownwood Elementary each received an A. Collins Intermediate and Scottsboro High School received a B.  Caldwell Elementary School and the Scottsboro Junior High each scored a C.
The full reports may be viewed online at http://ap.alsde.edu/accountability/EducationReportCard.

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