As positive COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Alabama, the need for patient testing is increasing. Highlands Medical Center is opening a new drive-thru screening and collection site for COVID-19 testing.
The 2020 Food for Thought annual fundraiser is about to kick off. Food for Thought is a coalition of backpack food programs in all Scottsboro City and Jackson County schools with the purpose of raising funds for children at risk of weekend hunger in this county.
The third annual Operation Back 2 School fundraiser is underway! Currently there are 115 Jackson County children in DHR custody, and 70 of these children will start school in August. This fundraiser is specifically aimed at buying these children back to school clothing.
MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses in Alabama that have been impacted by COVID-19. Revive Alabama will reimburse small businesses up to a combined $100 million for expenses they have incurred due to operational interruptions caused by the pandemic and related business closures.
Alabama’s 15th annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 17 and end at 12 midnight on Sunday, July 19. Both Scottsboro and Jackson County will participate in the tax-free weekend, allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, computers, books and clothing free of sales tax. Local sales tax may apply. Retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally declared tax-exempt during the Sales Tax Holiday.