County recognizes employees

At the recent Jackson County Commission meeting, Chairman Bill Nance began by recognizing County employees with service awards. The first was Darryl Kennedy, who has served Jackson County for 20 years. Kennedy began working for the County as a driver/collector at Solid Waste. Nance also recognized Blake Johnson. Johnson has served Jackson County for 10 years as a jailer. Johnson currently serves as a Sergeant at the Jackson County Jail.

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Council announces board vacancies

During the July 24th Scottsboro City Council meeting, members of the council approved a tourism grant in the amount of $4,500 for the Scottsboro High School’s “Where the Mountains meet the Lakes” band competition. According to Scottsboro High School Band Boosters this year’s event is expected to be larger than last year’s event.

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Council hears BBQ Festival

A work session and regular meeting were held by the Scottsboro City Council on Monday, July 10, 2023. Council heard the following and voted to approve as follows:

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Back-to-school sales tax holiday set for this weekend

The state of Alabama will hold its 18th annual back-to-school sales tax holiday this weekend.

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Foster Parent classes: what you need to know to sign up today

The state of Alabama currently has 5,700 children in foster care with 220 available for adoption. Jackson County has 100+ children in the system with only 51 licensed and open foster homes, and out of those 51, only 35 homes have an active placement.

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