Remembering Vesta Lou Skelton

Last week Jackson County lost its oldest, and one of the last living, World War II Veterans, Vesta Lou Skelton. Skelton would have celebrated her 104th birthday on December 19.

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NACC named best community college in Alabama

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has been recognized by as the best community college in Alabama. NACC was awarded the top ranking after receiving an “Intelligent Score” of 99. This ranking was awarded as part of’s Best Community Colleges in Alabama 2024 report.

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Eelgrass taking over waterways

In response to last week’s Mayor’s Corner article which stated, “McCamy also said that he and his office continue to press TVA regarding solutions for the Tennessee River grass. McCamy stated that the issues have an impact on access to the river and on tourism,” The Clarion was contacted by the Tennessese Valley Authority’s Senior Communications Consultant, South Region, Clarissa McClain.

McClain provided us with the following article regarding the eelgrass that is currently taking over Scottsboro and Jackson County waterways:

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Google Announces $210,000+ in Grant Funding for Five Jackson County Organizations

Grant support provided to enhance K-12 STEM education, college tech training and community wellness

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NACC Hosts Writers’ Workshop this November

Northeast Alabama Community College’s English Department and Sigma Kappa Delta are sponsoring a Writers’ Workshop, featuring award-winning authors David Arnold and Jeff Zentner. The workshop will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2023, on the NACC campus in the Health Education Building, Room 106.

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