On September 24, 2014 the initial step in the construction of the Veterans Memorial Park of Jackson County began with the placement of the Army tank on land owned by VFW Post 6073 and American Legion Post 30. On Memorial Day, May 31, 2016, a ground-breaking ceremony was held. In October 2017 the first concrete was placed for Monument Circle and a ceremony was held to bury sands from foreign battlefields under the center of the star.
Scottsboro City Council President Patrick Stewart and Council member Greg Mashburn attended their final meeting in service to Scottsboro as council members on Monday, October 26, 2020. City Clerk, Whitney Phillips presented Stewart and Mashburn with commemorative plaques in recognition of their dedicated service as city council members.
The Jackson County School District partnered with the Jackson County Economic Development Authority to launch another Alabama first from Jackson county. The trailblazing Innovation and Career Academy broke ground at the Jackson County Industrial Park, on October 23, 2020.
by Martha Smith
From the time Krystina Jackson was in the first grade, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer. The oldest of four siblings and coming from a long line of public servants, she wanted to follow in their footsteps of leaving the world just a little better than how they found it, but she had to do it in a way that made sense for her.
Brittany Joyce Smith pleaded guilty to murder in the January 2018 shooting death of Joshua Todd Smith.