Qualification for the 2024 election cycle ended last week. Local offices on the upcoming ballot include United States Representative District 5; Jackson County Circuit Court Judge; Jackson County Circuit Clerk; Jackson County Probate Judge; Jackson County Commission District 3; Jackson County Commission District 4; Jackson County Board of Education District 1 and Jackson County Board of Education Superintendent.
In August 2023, David Wayne Adams, of Pisgah, was found guilty by a jury in Jackson County on three counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child under 12; three counts of Rape 2nd degree; three counts of Sodomy 2nd degree; two counts of Enticing a Child for Immoral Purposes; one count of Production of Obscene Matter with a Child under 17; and one count of Sexual Abuse 2nd degree.
Last week Jackson County lost its oldest, and one of the last living, World War II Veterans, Vesta Lou Skelton. Skelton would have celebrated her 104th birthday on December 19.
During the recent Scottsboro City Council work session, past due sales tax was the hot topic.
Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has been recognized by Intelligent.com as the best community college in Alabama. NACC was awarded the top ranking after receiving an “Intelligent Score” of 99. This ranking was awarded as part of Intelligent.com’s Best Community Colleges in Alabama 2024 report.