by Martha Smith
To emphasize National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Jackson County District Attorney’s (JCDA) Victim Service Officer (VSO) Sheila Morris, recently reached out to The Clarion to raise awareness and talk about what a VSO is and what they do every day for victims of crime.
by Martha Smith
When many of you were growing up, there wasn’t a place for you to go if you or someone you knew was suffering from abuse, of any sort. Back then, as my mother can attest to, most of the advocacy was left up to the child themselves, and the cases that actually resulted in the child(ren) being removed from that situation were slim to none.
ATLANTA – FEMA has proposed updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Jackson County, Alabama. Community stakeholders are encouraged to review the updated maps to learn about local flood risks and potential future flood insurance implications and may submit comments and appeals during the upcoming 90-day appeal and comment period.
Following the April 9 mask mandate expiration in the State of Alabama, Highlands Medical Center will continue to require staff, patients and visitors to wear a mask when inside the facility. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, masks remain one of the most successful tools to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
If you walk into the Jackson County Legislative Delegation office, (located on 100 East Peachtree Street in downtown Scottsboro), you’re likely to speak to the first person you see, and that is Juliana Harper, the Executive Director of the Jackson County Legislative Office.