Senator Steve Livingston recently expressed concerns about the new Alabama Prison Revitalization Program. According to Livingston, the new system appears to be failing as three of the major banks, the major players, have stepped away from the issue. Livingston stated a package may have to be put together and reviewed in a special session this year, allowing for a special bond for the prison issues.
Scottsboro City Mayor Jim McCamy stated the paving in Scottsboro is going well, and he is pleased with the results so far. Pending good weather, and according to the paving contractor, Garland Ferry’s resurfacing completion should be well under way starting early this week.
The annual VFW/American Legion wreath laying ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County at 9:30 on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021. Following the ceremony, the annual program will be held at Collins Intermediate School, beginning at 10:45 a.m. in the auditorium. All citizens of Jackson County are invited to attend to honor the veterans who have served this country. Veterans who gave their lives so that others have been able to live in a free country will also be honored.
The annual hospital quality star ratings were recently released by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services through their Hospital Compare website. Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro received a four-star rating out of five, making it one of the highest quality rated hospitals in Northeast Alabama.
At the Scottsboro City Council meeting held on Monday, May 10, 2021, council members voted on a request put forth by fellow council member, Nita Tolliver, in regards to the city performing a secondary financial audit.